SAY THANK YOU TO FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

SAY THANK YOU TO FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS

Express your gratitude to all of the firefighters and first responders working hard to keep all East Texans safe from the rampant wildfires raging across the area.

Leave your thanks in the comment section below!


 

Since Friday, KLTV 7 crews have had a front row seat to countless acts of heroism by East Texas firefighters, police, sheriff's deputies, DPS troopers, game wardens and hundreds of volunteers.  Many are paid for their work. Many are not.  Funny thing is, you can't tell the difference.  Everyone involved in this emergency effort is giving of themselves FAR beyond any monetary compensation they might be receiving.  Long shifts, dangerous conditions, depleted funds and resources...we've seen it all and we've seen them overcome it all.  Keep in mind, some of these guys and gals have fires threatening or damaging their own property and families.  Seeing what we have seen the last several days makes us Proud to live in East Texas.  It is a living embodiment of why we have carried the slogan, "Proud of East Texas" for decades now. 

When this is all over, I know you'll find a way to say "thank you" in your own way.  If someone you know is an emergency responder or firefighter and you see them out and about--maybe you just recognize the uniform--pick up the tab at a restaurant, buy their coffee at the coffee shop, drop off a restaurant gift card or two at the fire station or sheriff's department.  Opportunity will present itself and I know, having lived in this extremely generous part of Texas for the last 15 years, you will find a way to overwhelm these heroes with your gratitude. 

For now, while the fight is still ongoing, write a few lines below in the comments section on this page.  Don't underestimate what your kind words can do to energize and encourage these first responders.  Let's overwhelm them with messages.  We'll make sure they see them.

Thank you,

Joe Terrell-KLTV 7 News

  • NewsMore>>

  • SFA baseball season comes to an end in dramatic fashion

    SFA baseball season comes to an end in dramatic fashion

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:26 AM EDT2017-05-26 04:26:21 GMT
    SFA baseball is eliminated from the Southland Conference tournament.SFA baseball is eliminated from the Southland Conference tournament.

    Down by one in the bottom of the 10th inning, Stephen F. Austin freshman Josh Campbell sent a hard single to up the middle and pinch runner Chad Dunlop tried to score the game-tying run from second only to see New Orleans shortstop Aaron Palmer recover from knocking the ball down and throw out Dunlop at the plate which ended the `Jacks' season in a 4-3 loss in a Southland Conference Tournament elimination game at Constellation Field Thursday morning.

    More >>

    Down by one in the bottom of the 10th inning, Stephen F. Austin freshman Josh Campbell sent a hard single to up the middle and pinch runner Chad Dunlop tried to score the game-tying run from second only to see New Orleans shortstop Aaron Palmer recover from knocking the ball down and throw out Dunlop at the plate which ended the `Jacks' season in a 4-3 loss in a Southland Conference Tournament elimination game at Constellation Field Thursday morning.

    More >>
  • Chris Cochran accepts head football coach position at Lindale ISD

    Chris Cochran accepts head football coach position at Lindale ISD

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-05-26 04:20:23 GMT

    Lindale ISD has a new head football coach as of Thursday. 

    More >>

    Lindale ISD has a new head football coach as of Thursday. 

    More >>
  • H.S. baseball and softball playoff scores

    H.S. baseball and softball playoff scores

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-05-26 04:17:27 GMT
    High school baseball scores from Thursday night.High school baseball scores from Thursday night.

    H.S. baseball regional semifinal and softball regional final scores from Thursday.

    More >>

    H.S. baseball regional semifinal and softball regional final scores from Thursday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly