Croton crew steps up for a resident in need
By Bill Nottelmann, Trustee, Croton Township
Firefighters and First Responders put out fires and save lives. This is what they do, and they do it very well. Firefighters and First Responders also are frequently involved in other activities which we rarely hear about.
Such was the case early Tuesday morning, February 28, 2023 (the night of the great ice storm!). At approximately 2am, the Croton Fire Department received a call that a Croton resident, who was on oxygen, had lost power to her home. She was unable to charge her battery pack, cutting off her supply of oxygen and her home was already very cold.
This call put the Croton Fire Department into action. Officers secured a generator for her use, got power into her home, and charged her battery pack. But that was just the beginning. Every three hours, firefighters ``checked in” on her until power was restored at approximately 2 am Wednesday morning. During each visit to her residence, firefighters filled the generator with gas and checked on her well-being.
To a person, each firefighter involved in this special act of kindness said that every one of these public servants would have reacted in the exact same manner. Again, this is what they do.
Pictured above are several members of the Croton Fire Department.