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Vail Daily letter: Thanks to first responders

We wanted to express our sincere thanks to all of the first responders who helped extinguish the fire Sunday evening at our next-door neighbor's home. Every one of the people we met were kind, professional and concerned for the well being of everyone affected. It was amazing to see the coordinated efforts among all of the various firefighters, paramedics, fire marshals, sheriffs and the Cordillera security team. We know this isn't an everyday occurrence, but if you had witnessed their efforts you would have thought they do this every day. Their training has certainly paid off. It was particularly comforting when the decision was made to leave a fire truck and team overnight to safeguard against the possibility that the fire could erupt again. The rest of the neighborhood felt that we were being guarded from any further tragedy. In closing, it is a wonderful feeling to know that we are being protected by all of those men and women who put their lives on the line for others. We personally will never meet these responders without a thank you!

Judy and Bobby Shackouls