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Congressman Williams Recognizes Local Johnson County First Responders

Nov 2, 2017
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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) took to the House floor Thursday to recognize and honor several local fire departments within Johnson County that assisted with rescue and relief missions during and after Hurricane Harvey.

Williams’ remarks are below:

“Mr. Speaker, today, I would like to recognize the local fire departments from Texas District 25; specifically, the ones located in Johnson County.


“Altogether, first responders from this county were deployed for over eight weeks to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.


“20 firefighters and personnel were sent from Cleburne, Bono, Godley, Grandview and Joshua fire departments to help out with the storm’s impact.


“Just two weeks ago, these first responders were honored during the Johnson County Emergency Services District Number One monthly meeting.


“Over the course of two months, they contributed a great deal to the total number of 17,000 rescue missions in Texas.


“More than 33,000 individuals were displaced as a result of this tragedy, and these heroes put their own lives on hold to help out their fellow Texans.


“Mr. Speaker, these crews who serve their local community are a rare find, they are heroes, and I am honored to represent them in the 25th Congressional District of Texas.


“They voluntarily left their families and put their lives on the line in order to save others. The folks in Houston and South Texas will be forever grateful.


“Texas is still recovering, and together we will be stronger than ever before.


“God bless Texas, God bless the first responders, and God bless the United States of America.


“In God we Trust.”