Our Salute to First Responders
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping" This famous Mr. Rogers quote comes to mind when we celebrate first responders: those who arrive first on the scene of any disaster or emergency.
In the event of a disaster or emergency, there are many different agencies and people in your community who are ready to respond. Whether it's a house fire or a hurricane, we are thankful every day for these first responders.
FIREFIGHTERS, EMTs and POLICE: Local fire and police departments as well as EMTs are often first on the scene of an emergency.
MILITARY: When events such as natural disasters strike, different branches of the military are often a first line of response.
FEMA COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT): As a part of FEMA's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), these volunteers are trained to be prepared for any disasters that my affect your local area in an effort to support professional responders. CERT volunteers are trained in "basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations".
SERVPRO of South Eugene/Florence recognizes these and the countless other first responders in our communities for keeping our communities safe.