We at Cedarbrook Media have been following with great interest the updates from South Texas about the activities of our firefighters helping with the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Lieutenant Scott Himes, Driver Engineer Zachary Stringer and Firefighter Micky Blain consisted of the first group dispatched and they have been sending back pictures of the rubble left by the storm.
But one picture they sent back was a pose with Senator Ted Cruz who stopped by the station in Fulton to visit with the firefighters on deployment.
From September 1, the Prosper Fire Department Facebook page stated:
“Our crews continue to provide coverage to the area of Fulton and Rockport responding to emergency calls and searching structures. These pictures show the type of devastation in that area. Our current crews will be replaced Sunday with 3 additional Prosper Firefighters. We now also have one of our dispatchers, Roxanna Johnson, supervising a crew in Missouri City! Our sincere appreciation to all of these hard-working men and women assisting our fellow Texans in South Texas.”
From September 4, the Prosper Fire Department Facebook page stated:
“UPDATE ON HURRICANE HARVEY DEPLOYMENT:
Our first group of deployed firefighters returned home safely last night after a week long deployment. Thank you to Lt. Scott Himes, Driver Engineer Zachary Stringer and Firefighter Mickey Blain. Our 2nd wave of firefighters arrived in Fulton yesterday to relieve them. Our department is proud to have Lt. Benjamin Wendling, Driver Engineer Jeff Choquette, and Firefighter Colby Rogers helping our fellow Texans this upcoming week. Continued thoughts and prayers are appreciated.”
For regular updates on the Prosper efforts to help first responders in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, check out the Prosper Fire Department Facebook page and watch for entries in The Prosper Times.
Joyce Godwin | Joyce@CedarbrookMedia.com