COMMENDING THE NORTH TEXAS FIREFIGHTERS FOR SERVICE DURING THE PANHANDLE FIRES -- (Extensions of Remarks - April 04, 2006)
SPEECH OF HON. MICHAEL C. BURGESS OF TEXAS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2006
* Mr. BURGESS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commend those North Texas firefighters who risked their very lives to protect so many others from the Panhandle fires that have plagued the west Texas region.
* North Texas has seen its fair share of wildfires this year. Always showing their bravery and professionalism, local firefighters have fought back these deadly fires and now, as the call was heeded for assistance to our fellow Texans. Our firefighters selflessly gathered to take swift action in fighting the fires in the west. With adversity clearly in sight, these firefighters went far beyond their call of duty and exemplified the very definition of courage.
* The combined efforts of the North Texas fire, rescue and emergency services helped to end the deadly wildfires before they threatened even more homes and families. I am pleased to commend the following departments for their services: Lewisville Fire Department, Lake Cities Fire Department, Little Elm Fire Department, Denton Fire Department, Flower Mound Fire Department, Coppell Fire Department, Carrollton Fire Department, Denton County Fire Marshals Office, Denton County Emergency Services, North Tarrant County Volunteer Fire Department, Hurst Fire Department, and Forrest Hill Fire Department.
* It brings me great pride to commend the firefighters of these areas for their care and dedication. May they be an example to us all.