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First On the Scene

What was your worst day? Did you have a car accident, did a loved one pass away, were you in a domestic violence situation? Did you call 911? When we say “First Responder” it is normally

used as a title but when you think about what it means to be the first on the scene of someone’s absolute worst day and responding to that person with tact, compassion and an immense amount of knowledge under extreme stress and pressure it is no wonder that as a community we have so many events surrounding these incredibly brave men and women who are fire fighters, paramedics, EMT’s and law enforcement officers.

October 1st the Bullhead City Fire Department held their annual Community Risk Reduction Safety Event and numerous organizations like the gas and electric company were there showing how to be aware of your surroundings to prevent accidents. The Bullhead City Elementary school district was there with different household chemicals showing how dangerous it can be to not have them in a safe place. The Bullhead City police were there fingerprinting children. 911 dispatchers were helping kids learn how to report an emergency over the phone.

Oct 6th was the National Night Out which was held at the Bullhead City Police Department and is an annual community-building campaign which was started in Philadelphia in 1970. It promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer,

more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. It also provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

“I am so excited to have this event at the Police Department this year. It is a wonderful time for people in the community to come have one on one conversations with the local police officers.” Lorrie Duggins