As 2013 ends, I find myself grateful for Anchorage emergency responders.
After a minor collision, I called for assistance when things got uncomfortable with the other driver involved. Police officers arrived to deftly de-escalate the situation, responding with respect, humor and professional calm.
Earlier this year, I had to call 911 for medical help. The dispatcher gave me clear, simple directions that helped me focus. In minutes, four firefighters and two paramedics trooped into our house. They were kind, efficient and professional. After they left, I heard the water running, and thought they had forgotten to turn it off. Instead, a fireman, in turnouts, was cleaning up the biohazard mess!
Anchorage’s emergency responders provide residents with a top-notch public service. They keep things safe, treat our wounds, and clean up messes. And they often do it while dealing with the worst of human behavior, and at great risk to their own safety.
Thank you, APD and AFD. Both departments made my life better in 2013.
— Lisa Moreno