Letter to the editor:
I want to take this opportunity to thank the Lakeville Fire Department for coordinating a successful citizen’s academy. Their knowledge and leadership throughout the 6 week training sessions assisted me in further understanding what it is like to be on the Fire Department as well giving me key safety and life saving advice.
The experience was more than I could have expected and allowed me the freedom to get more hands on training with the fire department and was able to appreciate what all of the individuals do for our city. I actually felt like a major contributor in the weekly sessions and I was able to independently grow from this experience. Working with the Fire Department helped me use the knowledge I’ve acquired over the past years as a wife of a Lakeville Fire Fighter.
I also want to thank the entire staff that was fully involved with this academy for taking the time to share their expertise and knowledge of the field. It was through these times that I felt I was able to learn and grow the most in developing my skills over the course of the six weeks. The staff was most helpful with all my questions and always made me feel like a full-time member of the group.
This experience has made me really want to help out our community more. So watch out Lakeville Fire Department you may have another Fire Fighter in a few years!
Holly Harklerode, Lakeville