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Letter to the editor

Monday, January 14, 2013 - 8:51 am

Thanks to all the first responders

To all members of the emergency response team who come to the aid of those of us in need no matter what time of the day or night, or what weekend or holiday the need occurs.

Especially the group that responded to my call at 21:20 Thanksgiving night.

You all demonstrated great skill and knowledge and performed your duties in the most professional manner, and I am very grateful that you did. All while examining and treating me for my physical condition. I am particularly impressed with the calm professional manner “Tracy” did her duties while riding in the ambulance with me to the hospital. As we approached the hospital she transmitted all the vital information ahead of our arrival, thus minimizing the time treatment for me could begin.

I pass by your station at least 10 to 20 times a week and normally do not see anyone around, except for one or two vehicles. Sometimes it almost looks like there is no one around. Yet, when the 911 call goes in, within minutes there are emergency vehicles all over the street outside the door of the caller’s home.

I’m sure it must be that responders have their radios on and respond to the call, and I’m sure there must be some permanent manning who handle the calls and alerts so the system works just fine.

As I walk through the local stores and go to the local fitness center I look at faces and wonder just how many people I see who are first responders and serve our community in almost total anonymity. You must have very deep-seated satisfaction serving others since you continue to do so in such a selfless manner.

Thank you all for the great service you render this community.

Stan Magda