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Florida Celebrates First Responder Appreciation Week 2016

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Posted at 10:22 PM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 17:52:50-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Monday, January 4, 2016 marks the beginning of First Responder Appreciation Week in Florida. Governor Rick Scott made the proclamation last month.

Scott says Florida's crime rate is at a 44 year low, and its all thanks to the state's first responders.

students from Fairview Middle School gathered this afternoon to honor the men and women who put their lives on the line each day to protect others.

They wrote notes for first responders in our area, thanking them for the sacrifices they make to keep us safe.

"First responders, personally I can't imagine a world without them,' says student Grace Dennig. "It's just as simple as picking up a phone and dialing three numbers and there's a set of trained people waiting to come save you. I mean I can't imagine a world without them. As Governor Rick Scott said, take a moment to thank a first responder this week, at least one."

This is the second year Governor Scott proclaimed First Responder Appreciation Week in the state. It concludes this Friday.