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We live in a world that seemingly has gone mad. Random violence, terrorism, politics, scam artists, and general nastiness dominate daily headlines. And yet in the absolute worst of times, ordinary people, often with little or no background in emergency operations, step up to help one another. Neighbors help neighbors. Strangers help strangers. The invisible boundaries that divide us vanish in the name of working together for the greater good. People simply do what needs to be done.
The next time you see police officers, firefighters, or EMS crews, go ahead and give them a friendly wave. Stop and chat with them if they’re not busy. Let them know they’re appreciated.
But then do the same with your fellow citizens in the community. Because they will likely also be there when you need them most.