Big “Thank You” check

Charles City Fire Department crews Charles City, IA

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Charles City, Iowa – In any kind of emergency situation the crews that arrive on scene are trained to act quickly, and efficiently, no matter what.

And now a local crew is finding out much that hard work can pay off.

As you may remember, back on May 21st when a Canadian Pacific train derailed in Charles City, rescue teams arrived at the scene right away to help those on board.

Local crews including the Charles City Fire Department worked hard to figure out how to save the three railroad workers on board.

And now Canadian Pacific is sending the city a 10,000 dollar check to show their gratitude.

“Well you know usually we respond to calls we do our best and we come back sometimes you get a thank you sometimes you don’t but something like this is really unexpected,” said Tom Brownlow, City Administrator.

“The Charles City Fire did a really nice job out there some guys had to think on their feet and do some things that deserve some recognition and it’s good that the recognition is occurring,” said Chief Mike Wendel with Charles City Police Department.

The check will be presented to them at next week’s city council meeting.

They plan on using the funds toward new uniforms and other outreach materials for those on the rescue crew.

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