Boat Fire Victims Thank Local Responders
The victims of an accidental boat fire near the Village Street pier earlier this month sent this letter to the emergency responders who helped them.
The following letter was read aloud at the Board of Selectmen's meeting at Abbot Hall Wednesday night:
To Jeff Chelgren, Town Administrator:
On Wednesday, July 25 we were involved in a boat fire on the Marblehead side of Salem Harbor. Our boat was a complete loss, however, due in part to the work of the Marblehead Harbormaster and Fire Department, no one was hurt.
Both teams responded quickly to the incident and were able to put out what seemed to us a large fire quickly. Without these teams there is no doubt the situation could have greatly escalated.
It also should be noted that Brendan from the Marblehead Fire Department, who investigated the incident, was extremely knowledgeable and caring. He followed up with us that night to make sure that we were physically and mentally alright, as well as to let us know all the information we needed.
Additionally, he kept in contact the day after and gave us tips on how to move forward with getting rid of the waste from the boat. It is clear that Brendan is an asset to the town and as well as an extremely thoughtful and caring individual.
It's truly great to know that Marblehead is a town that employs such knowledgeable and thoughtful first responders. We are extremely grateful for all the help we received.
The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved sending the letter to the fire department.