Fire Up the Grill: Alert1 Thanks Local Firefighter Heroes
Posted on February 16, 2017
Most Valentine’s Days involve buying chocolate and flowers
for your special someone. It’s a day to show your love for the most important
people in your life. At Alert1, we love letting people know that we care.
That’s why we offer state-of-the-art medical alerts and top-of-the-line service.
We love being able to provide our members with the best care possible.
But what about the heroes in our lives who help
us when no one else can? We realized that we don’t take much time to say thank
you to the hometown heroes who take care of us during an emergency. This
Valentine’s Day, we wanted to change that. That’s why we hosted our Firefighter
Appreciation Barbeque here in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Let’s be honest—who doesn’t love firefighters? The first
responders to emergency scenes, our firefighters help seniors after a fall or a
health scare. Our men and women in the branch dedicate long hours of work to
helping people stay safe.
The Firefighter Appreciation BBQ was our way to say thanks
to these hardworking heroes, and to let them know how much we appreciate their
continued service and sacrifice.
Alert1 hosted the battalion of Williamsport’s finest firefighters
at Firetree Place Daycare and Community Center. With delicious barbeque from
ACME Smokehouse, children and seniors at the center came together to welcome
the firefighters. The excitement was paramount. Everyone was excited to meet
their local heroes, but for very different reasons.
Meeting Their Idols
The children approached the firefighters with feelings of
excitement and anticipation. Meeting the firefighters lowered their initial
fear and awe of these hometown heroes. While shy at first, the kids warmed up
after learning that they would be able to “drive” the firetruck. They were soon
all in line to get a chance to take the wheel behind everyone's favorite red
The firefighters had a great time socializing with the kids.
They took the chance to engage the kids in important lessons about fire safety
and not playing with matches. We’re pretty sure that there were some future
firefighters in crowd! Plus, it was hard to tell who had more fun—the
firefighters or the kids!
Many seniors only see firefighters in an emergency. During
an emergency, seniors are in such a daze that they don’t have enough time to
register what’s going on around them. Afterwards, they’re left trying to find
and thank the people who saved them. Our event was able to help seniors connect
face-to-face with the firefighters to say thank-you in person.
We witnessed a great moment between a Vietnam veteran and a
firefighter. They were able to bond through their shared experience in keeping
communities safe. Despite the difference in years, they shared a moment of
We loved being able to witness all the excitement and
memories being made at the BBQ. Connecting members of the community with events
like this bring us joy. We’re proud to use that joy and excitement to fuel our
continued innovation in the medical alert field.
Alert1 and Firefighters
Alert1 provides technology to help you stay safe while aging
in place. In an emergency, press the button on your medical alert. One of our
CSAA 5-Diamond Certified Command Center operators will come on the line and ask
if you are all right. To get you the help you need, the Command Center operator
will follow the order of your Circle of Care. When you customize to have 911 be
the first responders, firefighters will be among the people who come to your
With our wide range of medical alerts, Alert1 will make sure
that you get the care need. Whether you choose to have a pendant for extra
peace of mind at home or on the go, we’ve got you covered. Plus, all Alert1 pendants
are lightweight and discreet, so you’ll never even notice you’re wearing one.
Even if you weren’t able to be there for our Firefighter
Appreciation BBQ, don’t worry! By being a part of the Alert1 family, you’ll
stay connected for any events in the future. But you don’t need to wait for us
to give thanks to your local heroes. Take a trip down to your local fire
station or police station with some fresh-baked cookies. The firefighters and
police officers will be happy to see you, and will love the cookies. They’ll
also love to hear your words of thanks and appreciation.
It’s near impossible to say thank you to responders during
your hour of need. With the shock of the emergency and the buzz of activity,
remembering to thank them is the last thing on your mind. With Alert1, you can
connect to the responders after the emergency to say thank you in safety. From
our appreciation events to simply knocking on the firehouse door, we want to
help you show your care for the emergency responders in your community.
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