The New Sharon Fire & Rescue and the Oskaloosa Fire Department were honored in the US House of Representatives by Representative of the 2nd Congressional District, Dave Loebsack.
Loebsack had entered his praise into Congressional Record for the volunteer work of both departments after Hurricane Harvey.
” Mr. LOEBSACK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a group of
firefighters from my district. Millions across the country watched
Hurricane Harvey hit parts of Texas in late August, causing tragic loss
of life and devastating damage to areas such as Houston. A group of
Iowa first responders with a history of helping out during national
disasters knew they had to help.
On Thursday, September 14th, members of the New Sharon Fire and
Oskaloosa Fire Departments loaded up materials and drove twenty-two
hours to Rockport, Texas to help a community in need. Over the course
of their time in Texas, these volunteers worked tirelessly to help
their fellow first responders clean up and recover from this storm. In
a time of disaster, Iowans step up to help out those in need. To the
volunteers from the New Sharon and Oskaloosa Fire Departments, I am in
awe of your selflessness, and you have undoubtedly made a significant
impact on a community devastated by Hurricane Harvey.”
** The extension of remarks was dated on October 4, 2017. Full remark can be found here: E1324. **