Not all superheroes have capes

Winters public officials, businesses and community members gathered last Friday on Main Street at the Fourth Friday street festival to honor our local and regional firefighters.
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Winters public officials, businesses and community members gathered last Friday on Main Street at the Fourth Friday street festival to honor our local and regional firefighters.

The air was a little smoky from the fire in Shasta County, triple digits were on the temperature gauge and not all firefighters were able to attend because they were fighting this fire. However, this did not stop the community of Winters celebrating firefighters near and afar on this warm summer night.

The festivities started around 6:30 p.m. with bubbles, cupcakes, stickers, firefighter hats, balloons, snow cones, churros as well as the infamous local music, drinks and eats.

The heart of the event was the arrival of the “big red, shiny truck,” as one boy expressed. The truck did have some nostalgic flow into the festivities.  A slow steady pace, lights flashing and the energy of the community of their anticipated arrival filled the street. The crowd welcomed the fire fighters with applause and some hoots and hollers as the fire fighters descended from Engine No. 26.

Kids were giggling, playing, and some shaking the hands of the firefighters and thanking them in their own special ways. Such as the comment of a little boy exclaiming to one of his peers, “Oh, not all super heroes have capes” referring to one of the firefighters as he waited his turn.

Mayor Bill Biasi gave a heartfelt thank-you to firefighters and extended his appreciation to police officers as well as all emergency services that team up with the Fire Department to keep Winters safe.

Several community members took great strides to show our appreciation to our firefighters. Several business owners gifted these cape-less super heroes with complimentary food and drinks as tokens of appreciation for all their hard work.

Station 26 of the Winters Fire Department has “A tradition of Service since 1902.” They are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days in the year. — in other words, they are always ready to “protect life, safety, property and the environment” as stated in their mission. A well maintained mission, year after year and decade after decade in this region.

The Winters Fired Department covers 86 square miles in Yolo County, but their honorable services are regularly sought out in Napa and Solano counties and various other counties as needed such as currently in Shasta County.

A true sense of gratitude to the fire fighters was displayed through this gathering made possible by local businesses and the community of Winters. Always take the time to be thankful for these cape-less super heroes out there.

For more information on the Winters Fire Department, visit their website at http://www.wintersfire.org/.

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