Letters to the Editor April 5, 2012

By Del Norte Triplicate Readers April 05, 2012 02:31 pm

Sheriff’s Dispatch, Fort Dick firefighters to the rescue during precarious situation

Kudos to our fire services. On Friday, March 30, during the high winds, we had a dead redwood tree that was breaking away from its roots and threatening to crash down on our propane tank.

I didn’t know who to contact, so my first thought was the Del Norte Sheriff's Dispatch. The dispatcher stated that she would handle who needed to be contacted and in no time the Fort Dick Fire Dept was on the scene and evaluating the situation.

They agreed that the tree was in a precarious position and they stood by, in case the tree fell onto the propane tank. Two other firefighters, whose names I failed to obtain, responded to our residence with chain saws and felled the dead redwood to prevent it from falling onto the propane tank.

I wish to thank all of those personnel involved, from the Sheriff’s Dispatch to the Fort Dick firefighters who stood by and ultimately the two Firefighters who cut the tree down.

Great job. Thank God for their dedication to our community.

Gene Favilla

Crescent City