36 year oild Aaron Beatty died on Saturday afer accidentally falling from a ladder in his garage and hitting his head.
Interim Fire Chief Larry Langston hired Beatty 13 years ago.
"The department is having a hard time getting through this. We had many members who were very close to him and good friends and worked in the same station and we're trying to help them through this."
A memorial service for Beatty will be held this Saturday at Westside Church beginning at 1 P.M.
The fire department's pipes and drum corps will be playing at the ceremony.