Dear Editor and Readers:

I would like to express my sincere thank you to our local fire department.

A little over a week ago, the vacant house beside mine caught on fire. The response from our local fire department was absolutely amazing.

They were there before I was even aware that it was on fire.

They were extremely organized and came out in full force as they realized the seriousness of the location with houses, apartment buildings and many old fir trees in close proximity.

Most of the men are volunteers and they spent many hours fighting the blaze and containing it. Some of them stayed until 6:30 in the morning to ensure that it was indeed out.

My appreciation for the dedication and hard work that goes into making a fire department in such a small community so efficient has tripled after seeing them in action.

Hats off to each and everyone who works and volunteers to help keep our community safe. Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job.


Arlee Romane