‘It’s nice to help people in need’

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Members of Garden Grove Engine Three lended their expertise in construction, and helped a resident in need of assistance last week. 

The firefighters built a much needed wheelchair ramp for a citizen that has difficulty getting around without assistance from caregivers.  The resident has delayed getting a wheelchair because he did not have a way to get in or out of the house without a ramp.  Now this person has the freedom to get around on his own.

Members of Garden Grove Engine Three lended their expertise in construction, and helped a resident in need of assistance last week. 

The firefighters built a much needed wheelchair ramp for a citizen that has difficulty getting around without assistance from caregivers.  The resident has delayed getting a wheelchair because he did not have a way to get in or out of the house without a ramp.  Now this person has the freedom to get around on his own.

This effort all came about when firefighter/paramedic Grant Noble responded to the man's home last December for a medical aid call, and found out the difficulties this man was going through.  Noble brought this to the Garden Grove Fire Fighter Association, and it was decided that the association would pay for the material, and Fire Chief Tom Schultz authorized it. 

“It is always nice to help people in need, it is what we love to do,” said Captain Jeff Wilkins who was a part of the construction effort.  The project was completed in a timely manner thanks to the enthusiasm of the crew which included firefighter paramedic Noble and fire engineer John Marquez, who has a background in construction.