Big Spring Firefighters Receive Special Visit from U.S. Congressman

by Anayeli Ruiz 
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - Firefighters in the Basin got a special visit from a Washington Congressman. His message to them, thank you.  Congressman Randy Neugebauer paid a visit to Big Spring residents on Wednesday and in his visit he was able to stop by and thank firefighters for their hard work.

Neugebauer knows how hard firefighters have been working. For the past week, he has been traveling around his district talking to first responders. He knows that they have been extremely busy these past few months with grassfires that have been popping up everywhere.

While he makes his rounds around his district, he took some time to meet with the local fire departments to thank them for their hard work and dedication and local firefighters are grateful for his visit.

"It makes us feel great to know that even someone in Congress up in Washington, D.C. recognizes what kind of work we are doing and how hard we are working down here," Big Spring Firefighter, Craig Ferguson, said.

"The other thing is that people need to recognize that just like the men and women that are out fighting for our freedom and democracy, they are putting their lives in the line. Many of these first responders put their lives on the line every day to make sure that our property is safe. So it's just an opportunity for me to stop by and thank them for the outstanding job that they have done," Neugebauer said.

Local firefighters all over Texas have been fighting fires since November and conditions don't seem to be getting any better.  Neugebauer did mention that he was all in favor of Texas getting aid for damages. The Congressman just wants to encourage local firefighters to know that they are not taken for granted.