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.
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.