Letter: Thank you for going above and beyond

By on February 17, 2011

On behalf of the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District, I would like to thank the following people and/or companies that went above and beyond to assist the Fire District during the Blizzard of 2011:

Chris Vierthaler of Superior Painting, Rod Feece of Blackberry Township, Scott Hayes of Elburn Jewel, DuKane Snow Trackers members Kevin and Cody Anderson, Darin Williams and Jerry DuBruyne, and Vince Kelley of M.T. Kelley Electric, LLC.

Your assistance plowing so we were able to respond to calls, donations of food to feed individuals temporarily residing at our warming center, and willingness to brave the elements in your snowmobiles to check on stranded residents and bring many to shelters were greatly appreciated.

We’d also like to thank the county and village employees that continue to serve the community by working countless hours to keep the roads clear and maintain equipment so our residents have the basic services they need to go about their daily lives.

With the support of these dedicated individuals, the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District was better able to provide medical and fire services to residents in their time of need during the blizzard.

Kelley Callaghan
Fire Chief
Elburn and Countryside
Fire Protection District