It goes without saying the thousands of hours Freedom Festival volunteers put into making it all happen but I’d like to give a shout out today to the Provo City employees that start early and end late spending their holiday making sure the rest of us are safe and happy during our holiday.
Thanks Provo PD for the 24/7-overtime effort. Thanks for taking care of the lost child, helping us safely navigate difficult intersections, keeping an eye on the bad guys and worrying about the myriad of things that could go wrong.
Thanks Provo Fire and Rescue for being everywhere all the time. Thanks for being there for the sprained ankle, the heart attack, the traffic accident and of course the fires. Can you imagine being responsible for fires while hundreds of thousands of fireworks are being used throughout the city? A big thanks to our dispatchers who get our people to the right place at the right time.
Thanks to Provo Public Works Department. Have you ever noticed how quick the parade route is cleaned up? Followed shortly behind the last float are employees from Provo Public Works. They do an outstanding job of putting the city back together.
Thanks to Provo City employees for taking care of the parade route. Each year Provo City employees volunteer their time to monitor the parade route before the parade and do their best to protect the homes and businesses along the route from the throngs that love to come early to stake out their seat for the parade.
Thanks to hundreds of employees who work on the holiday to accommodate the record setting number of our residents and guests at the Recreation Center, Splash Pad and other parks. Thanks to those who keep the power on, the water running and all of our other utilities functioning.
Thanks to those in my office who worry about getting me in the right place saying and doing the right thing.
Of course, there are too many to mention but please know that behind the scenes Provo City employees work extremely hard in difficult conditions to make sure you have a safe and fun holiday.