Storm Stories

See something, do something: A streets crew makes a life-saving decision 

City employees who drive as part of their jobs are taught to act as eyes and ears for other departments as they are driving around the community. 

On Tuesday morning, Feb. 16, that practice saved a home and likely some lives.  

Street Superintendent Matt Fitzgerald, responsible for overseeing the sanding of roads during the storm, was taking three employees home from a grueling shift 12-hour shift temperatures dipped to 4 degrees that morning, the lowest of the storm – when they saw smoke coming from a home as they were headed down North Red Bud Lane. 

Fitzgerald and homeowner Angela Stone describe the sequence of events: 


Pictured, from left, are: Matt Fitzgerald, Ronnie Mueller, Johnathan Martinez and Greg Altamirano.
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