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Local paramedics a valued resource

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the City of Sunnyside for their infinite wisdom in retaining the emergency medical technicians and paramedics. They are truly a blessing and lifesaver for the citizens of Sunnyside and surrounding areas.

My father-in-law took a fall and broke his hip. Within minutes an ambulance and fire department aid car arrived on the scene. Although I cannot remember the names of those three wonderful men, they were professional, courteous and extremely knowledgeable in emergency medical procedures. My father-in-law suffered no discomfort at their hands and was reassured of prompt medical treatment with dignity and compassion. Their calm analysis of his condition and subsequent need for transport enabled the family to cope with this frightening and worrisome incident.

Thank you, gentlemen, for your courage, knowledge and expertise. You are truly a valued resource that the citizens of Sunnyside cannot do without nor should they.

I urge everyone to support the Sunnyside Fire Department, the paramedics and EMTs whenever they need more budget dollars, additional resources or just a pat on the back. They are worth it!

/s/ Tina Knoth, Sunnyside

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