I’m sorry to say and see it has been sometime since my last post. I had an uninvited guest last week by the name of Hurricane Irma.
My wife and I prepared by putting our hurricane shutters up, checking flashlights, filling our tubs with water, shopping and so on. I made sure my plans also included reaching out to my distributors and agencies to make sure they had everything they needed to keep their units on the road before, during, and after the storm. After speaking to them I am reminded that they too, like law enforcement officers, are heroes in my book.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office fleet department went on 12 hour shifts to keep vehicles on the road even in the face of hurricane induced tornadoes rolling through their county. Most had family huddled in their homes while they were diligently working in the shop making sure first responders were able to live up to their commitment and name of “first responder”.
All of my distributors were doing what they could to support their agencies including working around the clock to get new patrol units built as Tom Sabo at Dana Safety Supply did with Hernando County Sheriff’s department, just in case they were needed, and as it turns out they were.
It doesn’t matter what your position or title is: agency fleet technician, a dealer salesperson, or a manufacturer of safety equipment, we all are dedicated and honored to “Protect those who serve”.
Thank you to every Florida fleet tech, dealer, and first responder for putting us ahead of you and being there to protect us during Hurricane Irma.