Compassionate response; fire crew brings card and flowers after woman's parents die

A valley woman struggling with the loss of her father, and then her mother within three months time.

She was surprised when firefighters that always showed up at her door to help her dad came back with special condolences.

Crews from Buckeye Valley Fire responded to her home several times for the man with heart trouble until he passed away in December.

Acting-Captain Dean Mitchell remembers the woman who lived with her parents grieving over her dad's death.

"She had told us our crews ran on her father two months prior, so she filled us in on the whole story," said Acting-Captain Mitchell.

Then last month the woman's mother passed away too. She was mourning the loss of both parents, so she was surprised when a Buckeye Valley Fire truck pulled up in front of her home.

"We felt that it was very important as a crew to give flowers and a card to her, just to let her know that we support her," he said.

Six firefighters showed up with a card and flowers to try and ease her burden a bit.

"And if we can give her a smile, or take away any of the grief for five minutes with flowers and a card, then that was our goal," said Mitchell.

The woman said, "you don't think of people doing such things in this day and age," it's a moment of kindness the woman say she'll always remember.

"She was in tears, the husband teared up, it really hit home. If we could give her a shining moment in that tough time her family is going through, we were able to do that for her, just let her know we are there for her," said Mitchell.

The woman who contacted us about the story says she will always be grateful to the Buckeye Valley Firefighters for their gesture of compassion.
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