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Firemen Go Above and Beyond Call of Duty

Nov 06, 2015 10:22AM ● Published by Stacy Nielsen

By Stacy Nielsen

Sandy - An elderly woman who goes by the name “Bobby” explained how Captain Clint Stokes and fireman Howard Mendes went above and beyond their call of duty when it rained heavily in the middle of September.

“I had called the day it rained so hard, called Station 35 and asked if they could bring me some sand bags,” Bobby said, as she was concerned about the water coming in the two windows on the east side of her house at the ground level. 

“They got here and we talked; it was raining like crazy, they had just left another job. They left to go get the sand bags and there was about 30 to 45 minutes between the time I started my washing machine and got to my stairs and went back down, and everything was soaking wet,” she said.

That’s when she saw the firemen outside putting sand bags around her windows and noticed that the hose from her washing machine had flooded her basement. 

“The captain and his team came in and moved all the boxes out of the storage room and out of the sitting water. They were here for quite a while: I have two storage rooms that needed to be cleaned out,” she said.    

They were able to pull the washing machine away from the wall and put the hose back, in addition to getting the storage boxes cleared out of the two rooms. 

“They helped me. There was no way I could have done that without them; they went above and beyond their call of duty. I can’t thank them enough for them coming into help me do that,” Bobby said. 

Any time an emergency arises in the community, the Sandy City Fire Department does what it can to help.

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