Do you ever hear sirens in the middle of the night? The louder they get towards your home; you wonder if someone is in trouble? Is there a fire somewhere? Is it close to you?
We don’t always put in perspective how, at a moment’s notice and without truly knowing the unpredictable situation they are called into, what these brave people deal with everyday risking their lives and jeopardizing the future of their own families.
On Friday, July 14th we held our 2nd Annual First Responders Appreciation BBQ. Spokane’s police, sheriffs, and firefighters dropped by for a free juicy Angus Brands’ grab-n-go burger lunch.
Our son-in-law has been serving on the Swat Team in Charlotte, North Carolina for over 14 years. Tom and I are proud to be a part of the ‘Blue Family.’ We have seen things and events that sometimes are very hard to comprehend or process. So, this is our way of thanking Spokane’s Finest.
Our First Responders are terrific. They’re just like the rest of us with a great sense of humor. It was a joy to seeing them smile, laugh, and relax for just a short time. They talked about their families, showed us fishing pictures, and expressed how much they love what they do while raising their kids in Spokane.
They really appreciated what we did for them but we can never show just how much we value them.
Angus Brands also wishes to thank those who back-up our First Responders: Dispatchers, 911 operators, and all the support staff who keep everything calm, organized, and in control.
We knew one First Responder, now we know 46. Next year we hope to meet more of you.