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Before last Friday, I had never had an experience with a fire department. My younger son owns a condo in Braselton and the older son and his family lived in it. Within 15 minutes, my daughter-in-law would have been gone to work. Had she left the condo everything would no doubt have been lost.

She smelled smoke and ran down the steps to find fire in the kitchen. She called the fire department. I’m not sure how she decided which one to call since they live in the corner of Gwinnett, Hall and Jackson counties. Being a quick thinker she figured it out. She had them on the way, posthaste.

It ended up being the Gwinnett County Fire Department that responded. And soon, they had the fire out. Not only did they have the fire out, but they were checking with everybody, all the neighbors, and parents (like me) to be sure they were all OK. It made me appreciate the guys. I don’t think it would have mattered which county they came from. The men and women who are firefighters have to be very dedicated. I appreciate those guys who give so much. They really went the extra mile in this case.

Also, I want to add my pastor, Wayne Hick, who came to check on all of us. We appreciate him so much. He is a man who cares about his church family and in this case, he also showed concern about my family who does not attend his church.

Bobby Slaton
Oakwood

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