Thanking First Responders

Floor Speech

Date: Jan. 11, 2023
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. CARBAJAL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today as the Representative for the central coast of California, which has endured some of the worst storms and flooding in recent memory, to say thank you.

Thank you to our firefighters, our emergency crews, our search and rescue teams, our law enforcement officers, and all of our first responders and local leaders who have stepped up to save lives and protect property in our communities.

I share one story of this effort. On Monday, members of the Lompoc Fire Department reacted quickly to save a couple from rising flood waters.

As they carried out the rescue, they discovered that moments before, the woman had given birth. Thanks to the quick work of the Lompoc Fire Department, all three were rescued and are resting safely.

Mr. Speaker, our first responders have stepped up to avert further disaster this week, and I am proud today to take a moment to recognize their service in the permanent Record of this body.