Thankful for all first responders
To the Editor:
The proposed budget cuts to eliminate standby firefighter crews and jeopardize the current level of fire protection/emergency response from the Emmaus Fire Department was thankfully defeated at the recent Emmaus Borough Council meeting.
In light of the Newtown, Conn. school tragedy and other life events, now is the time to remember, affirm, thank and support all emergency service first responders, individual unsung heros, teachers, compassionate caregivers and volunteers who daily give their lives for others.
Give thanks to the firefighters of the Emmaus Fire Department and all first responders in our communities throughout our country for their dedication and faithful service.
Rev. Fred S. Foerster
St. John's Lutheran Church