Letter: Be thankful for our first responders

I could not let Wendy Sacks’ comments about last week’s fire go by without comment. Instead of complaining about being stuck in traffic last week, she should have complimented all the first responders, wildland firefighters, and helicopter and air attack pilots who risked their lives to put out the fire between U.S. Highway 6 and Interstate 70. 

These men and women prevented the fire from jumping I-70 or the Eagle River and deserve our gratitude.  Without the incredible response from all the agencies involved, numbering several hundred people, our community could be dealing with an event like the Glenwood Canyon disaster a couple of years ago. Be thankful we are not!

John Boles

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