Award after award went to individuals for courage, kindness and dedication to the town of Exeter , ambulance calls, car accidents and all of the other duties too numerous to mention. It was interesting to see the humility for those getting awards which only enhanced the pride Matt and I felt for those who do risk their lives to provide the very important services to the town and those in need.
I’ve come to realize that Exeter has a unique relationship to our fire fighters and EMT’s and it shows when they need new equipment and periodic raises. When they show a genuine need for whatever they are asking the taxpayers for and we can afford it, it usually gets voted in. That is because of the respect that is reciprocated to the respect the firefighters show us and the credibility we place in them.
Matt and I would kid the firefighters in the legislature by telling them we thought they were nuts, no one runs into a burning building to save the lives of not only people but pets. They do it because that is their job and career field they have chosen and dedicated their lives to.
What more can a person say except THANK GOD WE HAVE PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR COURAGE, COMMITMENT AND SENSE OF DUTY.