Letters to the editor: First responders deserve thanks

First responders deserve thanks

On behalf of the Portales Fire Department administration and staff, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the fire departments, emergency management, law enforcement, county road departments, C&S Oil, KSEL radio, Great Wide, First Baptist Church in Portales, University Baptist Church and all individuals for their assistance in containing the grass fire, evacuations and managing the command/rehabilitation center on Sunday.

We would not have been successful in saving property and lives without the tremendous collaborative efforts of all of these agencies and individuals.

We would also like to thank the local community and businesses from Roosevelt and Curry counties for their generous response to our need for food and water at our rehabilitation area.

These efforts demonstrated how our community will support and respond to those in need at any given time.

What a great community we live in.

Again, Thank you all.