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Your view: Care was impressive

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Dear First Responders,

On Nov. 18, 2005, I was a passenger in a car that was involved in an accident at Plantation and South Main. Until that time, I did not know how quickly and efficiently the Fire and Police Departments and Ambulance Crew carry out their jobs. I also did not know about a group called the First Responders, and what a wonderful service they provide for our community.

I still have trouble comprehending how quickly a plain clothes officer (a very nice person whose name I did not get) and a wonderful group of men called the First Responders (I believe there were four of them - I managed to get three names, Randy Allen, Fred Robert and Wayne Harrison) got to the accident scene. All of these were so very courteous, professional, kind and gentle. And, these First Responders are VOLUNTEERS. I had no idea our community was so blessed. They checked us, offered help many times and watched to make sure we were all all right. The Police and Fire Department and Ambulance Crew were there just shortly thereafter. Three more groups of very wonderful caring people who only had our best interest at heart.

The First Responders loaded up all my groceries and took me home. I'm so impressed by our city's emergency care givers, all of them, to all of you, my thanks. And to the First Responders, this special group of volunteers, thanks ever so much.

Carolyn Long