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Date posted - May 12, 2014
I listened to the (KIWA) morning show as they discussed the persons involved in yesterday’s weather alerts; It caused me to reflect on the traffic accident south of town on highway 60 that happened May 6th.
I was indirectly connected to the accident (my role is not important) but cannot remember the last time I saw so many emergency vehicles. The accident happened in the 9 AM hour and the vehicles were removed from the highway in the 9 PM hour.
I think it is significant to salute the EMTs, fire and rescue (ambulance) teams, local police, county sheriffs, Iowa Highway patrol, and DOT members that played active roles during this awful event. Also, we should be grateful that this community has local business (like Morgans, Pedersons, DeKruif.. afraid I may have missed some) that have the knowledge, tools, equipment, experience, and expertise to safely resolve the crisis.
In my opinion, we should salute our local people in the same way New Yorkers paid tribute to their rescue teams during 9/11.
These things usually go unrecognized and it seems too easy to take things for granted. I was impressed and am grateful for all these people.