Kentucky First Responders Helping Colleagues In Oklahoma

Kentucky First Responders Helping Colleagues In Oklahoma

“Those first responders are working non-stop,” Lexington Police Sergeant Jonathan Bastin said about the Oklahoma crews. “So for them to take a chance to cut the tree that's fallen into their garage, they don't have two hours to go do that.”

Members of the Lexington Fire and Police Departments left for Moore, Oklahoma Friday morning. Around 25 fire fighters, police officers and community volunteers are taking the trip.

They’re bringing supplies to the victims of the devastating tornado and also helping to rebuild the Oklahoma First Responders homes.

“Those first responders are working non-stop,” Lexington Police Sergeant Jonathan Bastin said. “So for them to take a chance to cut the tree that's fallen into their garage, they don't have two hours to go do that.”

Emergency Responders here in Kentucky remember what it’s like to put your community before your own personal needs.

Morgan County Chief Deputy Sheriff Anthony Gullett remembers rushing to help his neighbors on March 2, 2012 when a tornado hit West Liberty. He said three of his neighbors were killed that day.

“Not only are you a first responder and you have a job to do, but as being a first responder we're there to save lives. We're there to help people,” Gullett said.

As West Liberty continues to rebuild, Gullett said it’s incredible to see the community come together.

“People are a caring people. And even though we have rough times, it shows when you're in a disaster just how people really care,” he said.

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