Archive for the ‘Steelville Fire’ category

SFPD was big help to driver

March 24, 2010

Last week, for the 100 Acre Wood rally, I had the pleasure of visiting the Steelville/Salem area. I’ve raced in many different parts of this country, and I’ve never seen the hospitality I witnessed in Missouri last week. Thank You.

Also, I wish to commend the Steelville Volunteer Fire Department. Friday night, during the rally, we ran out of gas on Hwy 19 just outside of Steelville. Being stuck on the side of the road is never fun, but having it happen during competition, makes it all the worse. Almost immediately after our car stopped, two Steelville firemen pulled up behind us.

They set their lights flashing, and then helped us push our disabled vehicle off the road and onto the shoulder. Then, they helped us get a gallon of gas, and waited with us while it was delivered to us. When our car was running again, they wished us good luck and saw us off. Through the entire experience, they were courteous and friendly. I have the feeling that they were just happy to help someone out. That attitude seems to be a rare thing these days, especially in public servants.

Again, I’d like to thank the City of Steelville, and the Fire Department for hosting such a fun event, and such tremendous hospitality.

Jack Penley
Car #72

Fire department deserves thanks

February 18, 2010

Last Monday night, February 1, I got a phone call at 11 p.m. that one of my rental homes was on fire. It only took me about 10 minutes to get into town, but by the time that I arrived at the home, the Steelville Fire Department, policeman and ambulance crew, along with one of the Crawford County Officers, were there and had already extinguished the fire and got everyone out safely.

I just want to say “Thank You” to all who were involved. You guys and gals did a super job. You deserve to be recognized and commended all the time, not just this time. We as citizens, take for granted what you all do for us sometimes. May God bless you all and may you all live long, happy, healthy lives.

John Ransom


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