Unsung Heroes #90

We take our firefighters for granted.

No matter what they do — first responders to medical calls, helping out in weather emergencies, or actually putting out fires — we are grateful.

But we also say, “that’s their job.”

The number of folks who take the time to thank the Westport Fire Department after an encounter is waaaay too small.

The other night though, Platoon 3 responded to a call at Christ & Holy Trinity Church. They contained what could have been a major blaze to just a small area near the altar.

Westport Fire Department Platoon 3.

After they left — cleaning up, as usual, in their very professional way — Annie Fasnella wrote the following poem. That’s why Platoon 3 — and the entire Westport Fire Department — are this week’s Unsung Heroes.

Earth angels came
in the middle of the night
Heroes without capes
Oh, what a sight.

The Assistant Chief, Shift Commander
and his team from the WFD
put out the fire
at Christ and Holy Trinity.

How amazing, all of you work
with such wisdom and skill
and below freezing Winter’s chill.

You’re simply the best
Kudos, three cheers and hooray
for containing the blaze so quickly
on Ash Wednesday.

With profound esteem
and your brilliant knowhow
Westport salutes you
The curtain is rising on a new morn
It’s your time to take a bow.

8 responses to “Unsung Heroes #90

  1. Thank you to the Westport Fire Department!!! Our FD is made up of a group of true professionals, who are always respectful and caring to Westport residents. Thank you for your quick response to Christ & Holy Trinity Church.

  2. Wonderful team to be grateful for!

  3. They are the best—and we saw that first-hand in two emergency medical calls they responded to over the years. One way to express your gratitude (which we did when we decided to get rid of our old car): the WFD accepts—and is looking for—cars to be donated, which they use in training exercises.

  4. Chuck Greenlee

    And our police force is also TOP NOTCH! Thank you both!

  5. We live down the street from the Greens Farms Fire Station. When our boys were little, we’d wander to the station for the tour, the same one we’d gotten 24 hours previously. Firefighters Jimmy, Paul, Lisa, Gary, & Hank (& a couple others whose names I’m forgetting) always found the time … & never charged a nickel in baby-sitting fees. 😉

  6. WE WESTPORTERS MUST BE PROUD AS PUNCH TO HAVE OUR FINEST FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS EVER. THANK YOU GUYS FOR BEING THERE WHEN YOU’RE NEEDED. I KNOW . . .YOU’VE HELPED ME MANY TIMES . . .

  7. To those who saw a comment from “Nathan Daniels,” accusing the Police Department of treated “dark-skinned” people like himself poorly, then saying “now wait for Dan to delete it like he always does”: I responded to his email address, asking him to verify it is an accurate, working email address. The email bounced back immediately. I deleted the comment. As always, I am happy to include comments from anyone who uses his or her actual email address, and who can verify who he or she claims to be. Otherwise, the comment will be deleted.

  8. Audrey Hertzel

    I’ve gotten to know several of the WFD through helping out with their golf outings and other events. You can’t ask for a more nicer, friendlier bunch of guys (and girls)! Just know, WFD & WPD, you are appreciated every day!

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