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MONICA ROTSAERT

WATERLOO — As a local physician and parent, I want to commend Waterloo Fire Rescue for its quick response to an emergency in our home. The 911 operator was helpful and reassuring. The ambulance crew arrived quickly and was very attentive. As a physician who works in the hospital and has spent much time in the ER, it was great to be able to call for help when I felt helpless. As the paramedic said, “without your tools, there wasn’t anything you could do.” How very true!

Then, on the way in the dark early morning hours, I witnessed drivers pull over as the ambulance passed and I followed. It was humbling to be on the “other side.” Kudos to all of the first responders, paramedics, fire crews, and police officers out their helping every day! Mostly, I thank you as a “mom.”

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