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Thank You Hempstead County First Responders


                  Thank You Hempstead County First Responders


Congress designated Oct. 28 as National First Responders Day in 2017. The day honors the paramedics, EMTs, firefighters, police officers and 911 operators who answer the call when a crisis arises, often putting their own lives on the line. Serving as a National Day of Gratitude, National First Responders Day pays tribute to their services to their communities and honors fallen first responders. 

National First Responders Day is also a call for action to support first responders.

As Sheriff of Hempstead County, I would like to recognize the heroic men and women of Hempstead County who make it their business to take immediate action when disaster strikes.  And thank each and every one for their service to Hempstead County. Living a life of service and sacrifice is not just what first responders do - it is who they are.

Please join me in thanking our heroes who put their lives on the line for the citizens of Hempstead County each and every day - from 911 Operators who are the backbone of our emergency services, to Our deputies and police officers who keep our streets safe, Wildlife officers who protect our animal population and manage our natural resources, our volunteer firefighters who do not receive any compensation and do what they do out of love of their community who rush into burning buildings, and respond to horrific accident scenes. EMTs, paramedics, and other public health workers who provide life-saving emergency care at a moment's notice. 

When tragedies strike, these women and men are always there Please the next time you see one of these heroes thank them for their extraordinary service to our county. And pray for their safety as they protect each one of us,