Beaver Crossing firefighters honored

Posted By: Jenn Hatcher
jhatcher@klkntv.com

Nine months after a surviving a devastating tornado, Beaver Crossing says thank you.
The people of beaver crossing say they’re blessed, and Monday night they honored their neighbors who jumped into action right away.

“You never think it’s going to happen to your town.”

May 11th 2014 an EF-3 tornado barreled through Beaver Crossing destroying many homes and businesses

“To see those fireman going around and spraying the x’s on house.”

Fortunately, no lives were lost.

“We had no idea, how many bodies or injured people that we were sure to come up with.  It was a huge relief thanks and a lot of pressure off our backs when we didn’t have none.” Scott Petersen, the Beaver Crossing Fire Chief, says.

Monday night, the Chamber of Commerce honored firefighters and first responders for their heroic work, making sure all residents survived.

Ed Munsterman says it’s because of these men and women that Beaver Crossing is small town strong.

“I appreciate the work that this fire department does.” Munsterman says.

The event included a homemade meal, a presentation and awards.

Fire Chief Scott Petersen was honored with person of the year for his tireless work after Mother Nature struck. The humble man says he just did what anyone else would do.

“Our team handled it like they would any emergency, they did a tremendous job,” Petersen said.

Driving through Beaver Crossing Monday it could be seen that there’s still a lot of work to be done. Many of the residents told us they miss all their trees and it will be years before the town completely recovers. But they still stand- small town strong.

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