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Editorial: Thank you, first responders

They put their lives on the line every time they step out on a call. And they do it without a moment’s hesitation.

Whether it’s rushing into a burning building, extracting an injured person from a burning car, defusing a heated domestic dispute or taking care of a patient with COVID-19, first responders are there at our worst times, when someone with a cool head, the tools and the know-how is needed most.

Wednesday was officially National First Responders Day, but really anytime that you find yourself in a bind, and need to call on their services, that day is First Responders Day to you.

Our firefighters, police officers, EMTs and other emergency professionals (even though they are often volunteers) honestly can’t be thanked enough. This special section is our humble attempt to give thanks for the work they do, highlighting their training, their dedication and for just being there for us.

There’s no need to wait until the next First Responders Day rolls around for you to g...

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