Vanleer Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Alan Faircloth remains in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after his motorcycle struck a deer Wednesday night. Faircloth is reported to have swelling and bleeding in his brain from a head injury suffered in the wreck shortly after 8:30 pm Wednesday on Sylvia Road near the Dickson Municipal Airport. A Tennessee Highway Patrol report says the deer ran into the path of the 2007 Harley Davidson being driven by the 28-year-old Faircloth with his wife, 24-year-old Alyssa Faircloth, as a passenger. The report says both Faircloths were wearing helmets and were thrown from the motorcycle. Alan Faircloth was flown from the scene to Vanderbilt while Alyssa Faircloth was transported to Vanderbilt by ambulance suffering from extensive scrapes and cuts described as road rash injuries. Alan Faircloth has been with the Vanleer fire department since he was 15 years old, according to Chief Scotty Ingham. Faircloth previously worked with the Dickson Fire Department but is now pursuing a nursing career at Baptist Hospital. Local emergency personnel will gather at the Dickson Fire Department at noon today to say prayers for Faircloth and ask everyone to remember him at that time.