It’s time to honor our firefighters

Can you imagine being awakened in the middle of the night, getting dressed and be ready to start work in a matter of minutes? That’s what our volunteer firefighters and First Responders do on a regular basis.
During Fire Prevention Week, we pay tribute to those men and women who volunteer their time to help others in a time of need.
They come from all walks of life, ready to drop everything on a moments notice to respond to a fire, accident or other type of emergency.
They leave in the middle of dinner, family gathering or good night’s sleep, ready to take on whatever task is required of them, whether it be trying to save someone’s home or business, or extricating an individual injured in a vehicle accident.
They give countless hours coming to our rescue.
And, on top of those hours they dedicate to fighting fires and aiding in accidents, those men and women give many other hours undergoing extensive training in order to be best prepared to handle all types of emergencies.
They also visit our schools, teaching our children the things they can do to prevent fires and how to respond in an emergency.
These individuals are often taken for granted; we know that when we call for help, they will be there.
But, this week, let’s remember all that these people do for us.
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