A bright spot in an otherwise dark week

On behalf of the firefighters of Fire District 1 and the Mountlake Terrace Fire Department, I would like to express my appreciation for the overwhelming outpouring of community support for the fire service that we’ve seen as we mourn the losses of our brothers and sisters in New York.

During the past week, we’ve received notes from school children thanking us for the job we do and offering encouragement during this time of grief.

Bouquets of flowers and red, white and blue balloons decorate our fire stations – all from concerned citizens who want to show their support for our country and our fallen comrades. Others have offered simple words of sympathy and appreciation as we go about our work in the community. Our firefighters are making plans to share these messages with our fire service family in New York.

We want everyone to know how much we appreciate this heartwarming display of concern and caring. Your expressions of support and unity were a bright spot for us in an otherwise dark week.

Fire Chief

Snohomish County Fire District 1

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