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National First Responders Day – Oct. 28

By Sharon Challenger


October 28th was declared by Congress as National First Responders Day in 2019. The day honors those who serve the public as first responders in the event of an emergency.

“According to the Department of Homeland Security, 4.6 million career and volunteer first responders support the communities where they live. They are firefighters, police, emergency medical technicians (EMT), paramedics, and 911 operators. In an emergency, they’re the first on the scene. These dedicated professionals answer the call when a crisis arises, often putting their own lives on the line.” *

In our communities of Haddam, Higganum, Haddam Neck and Killingworth, we are fortunate to have many First Responders who voluntarily serve us in many ways each and every day.

When we are in trouble, they respond. They regularly leave their families, their homes not knowing what they may face when they are called to serve.  They go “above and beyond,” 24/7/365 to serve our communities and they are greatly loved and appreciated.

We must never forget those who dedicate their lives, to protect ours.


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