On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Mayor Laura Hill presented several members of the Southlake Fire Department with a proclamation for their efforts in assisting first responders and victims of Hurricane Harvey in South Texas.
The proclamation reads as follows:
Whereas, in August 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the United States causing catastrophic floods in the Texas Gulf Coast area; and,
Whereas, the results of the floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, and prompted more than 17,000 rescues; and,
Whereas, many in the community as well as Southlake Employees volunteered to assist in providing donations for families affected by the tragedy of Hurricane Harvey; and,
Whereas, Southlake Emergency Management Coordinator, Eric Hutmacher, assisted the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) at the DPS Region 1 Regional Coordination Center (RCC) at DPS Headquarters in Garland, TX . He was also included in the Air Command Section and later transferred to the position of Single Unit Resource Leader; and,
Whereas, Southlake firefighters Lt. Jeremy Blackwell, Jason Moloney, Seth Corder, and Steven Tanner were deployed with Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aide System, Strike Team 109 to Dickinson, Texas to assist with the ongoing rescues and evacuations during unprecedented flooding in South Texas; now,
Therefore, I, Mayor Laura Hill, on behalf of the City Council, do consider it a great privilege and honor to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to Lt. Jeremy Blackwell, Jason Moloney, Seth Corder, Steven Tanner, and Eric Hutmacher for their dedicated service to the welfare of others.