Thanks To All Who WOrk On Christmas Day For All Of UsRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Dec 25 2012 3:37 PM
Today Spencer and I drove around Dothan and snapped a few pictures of those who give their Christmas Day for our comforts, luxuries and needs.
Some of those were found at Waffle House. One of their busiest days of the year. Across the street Dunkin Donuts staff was in place along with Denny’s and Clarion.
At Extendicare the staff was at work taking care of those patients. As one nurse quickly said " the residents are our fafmily". The staff were joyusly taking care of those who depend on them for their needs.
Leaving Extendicare was Pilcher’s Ambulance Wheelchair transport. The Pilcher’s crew was taking care of wheelchair bound patients and carrying them home to be with their immediate families. At Pilcher’s Ambulance headquarters their dispatcher was on duty taking calls and dispatching ambulances to needed locations.
CARE Ambulance parking lot had several cars so they had staff working.
In the basement of the Houston County Courthouse Henry and Kim were handling the Sheriff Department and Volunteer 911 calls. Several domestic and parents who can not remember the children are what is most important. The parents were in arguements and answering several domestic disputes.
In the Dothan 911 Center about 6 dispatchers on duty ready to handle emergencies. The fire alarm sounded at the Houston County Administrative Building and the 911 Center rolled fire engines. A faulty alarm which required Houston County Building Maintenance to leave Christmas dinner and respond.
Dothan Fire went to a natural death in Dothan. Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd left his family Christmas to perform his duties as Coroner.
At A - Advantage Bonding Kris Mobley was on duty working in the event anyone wanted someone out of the jail. At the Dothan City Jail and Houston County Jail the staff were on hand taking care of the needs of those in jail. At the Houston County it is like a little city with over 300 inmates locked up.
At the Shell Oil Station at East Main and Ross Clark Circle Marcie was on hand serving many customers that needed gas and other needs.
Both SAMC and Flowers Hospital were on duty caring for those in the hospital. In the Emergency Departments staff on duty ready to care for any medical emergency presented.
In Dothan and other areas the paid fire departments were staffed and ready for medical or fire emergencies. Across all of the counties the volunteer fire and medical services were all on stand by and ready to leave their Christmas in order to serve others.
Law Enforcement, city - county and state, many on duty to make sure all conditions are safe. Also spending their Christmas listening to those who refuse to get along.
RSN and the community wants to tell each of you which spend your Christmas working and serving...THANK YOU for work.