Armstrong County Commissioners recognize 1st responders
The Armstrong County Commissioners marked Sept. 11 as First Responders Appreciation Day, recognizing the efforts of emergency service providers across the county.
The board recognized representatives from each of the county's police, fire, emergency medical and 911 dispatchers with proclamations and borrowed one item from each agency to display in the lobby of the Armstrong County Courthouse Administration Building for the entire month.
Ronald Baustert, the county 911 coordinator, said county officials worked with an intern, Michael Stivason, to organize the event.
“We decided Sept. 11 would be the best day to recognize our first responders,” Baustert said.
Democratic Commissioner Rich Fink said first responders across the county do a good job protecting the public and deserve a day of appreciation.
Many of the county's first responders are volunteers and make sacrifices each day to keep the public safe, he added.
Dave Battaglia, the Republican president of the county commissioners, said he was proud the board was able to take a day to honor first responders.
“I can't imagine what those people see, and act upon, only to do it all again and again, which is just amazing,” Battaglia said. “They're the best of Armstrong County.”
Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-543-1303, ext. 1337.
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