It’s always nice to hear about someone lending a helping hand, looking for someone else and going the extra mile.
Earlier this summer, four Division of Public Works employees – Renae Roehl, Steve Prokop, Robert Streim and Michael Dermody – did all those things.
The DPW crew came across a car on fire in the 6300 block of West Layton Avenue. They called the city’s police/fire dispatch center, as expected, but didn’t just hop in their trucks and take off once they did.
No, the DPW workers checked to see if someone was in the car and then redirected traffic both before and after fire personnel arrived on the scene to extinguish the fire.
“I’m proud that my people for taking the time to do above and beyond what they needed to do,” DPW Superintendent Dan Ewert said. “They’re always looking out for the citizens’ well-being. All they really had to do was call in that there was a fire, but they took it upon themselves to deviate traffic and stayed there to make sure that people stayed away.
Greenfield Fire Department Battalion Chief James Mollet sent the DPW workers letters thanking them for their work. The letters, in part, read:
“At a time when people are reluctant to lend a hand whatever the circumstances, you went beyond the call of duty and it shows what a professional you are … It makes me both proud and happy to see our organizations continue to work together to make the City of Greenfield a safer community to live and visit.”