Muscatine County first responders rally community

The Muscatine Fire and Police Department's display of community support March 25.

MUSCATINE, Iowa — On March 25, the Muscatine Fire Department opened all its vehicle bays at both stations and turned on the lights of all their engines to show community support during the COVID-19 outbreak. First responders at the Muscatine Police Department, as well as at the Atalissa, Blue Grass, Durant, Fruitland, Nichols, West Liberty, and Wilton volunteer fire departments joined them in this display of support. 

Muscatine’s Assistant Fire Chief Michael Hartman explained the display aimed to lift people’s spirits and remind them local first responders will always support them. As he put it, “we are here for you, ready to respond, and we appreciate and support all of those who are in this fight with us.”