Polk Fire No. 1  thanks volunteers, businesses

In mid-December Polk County Fire District No. 1 was dispatched to an elderly patient who needed assistance. Upon arrival it was noted that the patient not only needed some medical assistance but also some assistance with their living conditions. With help from local business’ and volunteers these conditions were addressed and greatly improved their living conditions.

I would like to thank McGinnis Enterprises Inc.(SERVEPRO of Linn & Benton counties), Nick McGinnis (Owner) and Brian Burchfield (Crew Chief), Oregon Woodsman Tree Service - Ryan Sims (Owner), Town & Country Plumbing – Dusty Dodson (Owner), Brandt’s Sanitary Service – Josh Brandt (Owner), Master Appliance – Coffman Family Owned, Polk County Professional Firefighters (Local 4196) and Polk County Volunteer Firefighters (P1FFA).

The generous contribution of your time, skills and abilities and resources have not only given a member of your community a much improved quality of life but has also been inspiring during this time when there is so much need and negativity.

I am proud to work in a community that has such generous, thoughtful and caring people and businesses.  Your willingness to help a community member in need is so refreshing

Thank you for restoring some faith in humanity, I thank you, your community thanks you and the member of the community that you have helped gives you a heartfelt thank you and God Bless You.

Mike Mayfield, EMS Division Chief

Polk County Fire District No. 1

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