John L. Kerst and Timothy S. Borden: Thank you |

John L. Kerst and Timothy S. Borden: Thank you

Thank you

On Feb. 16 about 1:10 a.m., a pipe broke in our sprinkler system, which put 1,500 to 2,000 gallons of water through our lobby and into the lower level of First National Bank. I received an alarm call at home, and by the time I reached the bank at 1:30 a.m., the police and fire personnel had arrived and shut down the fire sprinkler system. The two police officers on the scene were Garrett Wiggins and Josh Carroll. The firefighters at the scene were Dave Hesselton, Tenadore Dean, Matt Mathisen, Shawn Zwak, Mike Middleton, Mike Hirshman, Bob Struble and Churck Cerasoli.

These individuals worked until about 3:45 a.m. to squeegee, broom and shovel water into the floor drains of the men’s and women’s bathrooms. They were all willing to do whatever was necessary to make the best of a bad situation. They helped clean up ceiling tiles, wipe down desks and move computers and electrical equipment so they would be free from the water exposure as quickly as possible.

All too often, all we hear about our police officers and firefighters are negative comments regarding their performances. We wanted to make sure that you know our feelings regarding the professional, helpful community servants these individuals are. As a result of their efforts, along with maintenance and cleaning people and Chuck from Best Carpet, we were able to open Tuesday morning for business as usual.

On behalf of First National Bank of Steamboat Springs, shareholders, directors, officers and staff, I want to convey our thanks to these individuals.

John L. Kerst and Timothy S. Borden

First National Bank of Steamboat Springs

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