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Letter to the Editor in the Watauga Democrat

Thank you to Beech Emergency team



On March 16, retired Command Sergeant Major Harold L. Deal collapsed in his home. The rapid response from the Beech Mountain emergency team was outstanding.


The Beech Mountain Volunteer Fire Department arrived within seconds, swiftly shoveled snow and shifted furniture around to get CSM Deal safely to the ambulance. The police department blocked intersections and allowed us to travel down the mountain to Cannon Memorial Hospital in no time.


Thank you for all of your hard work.
With Love, Mike, Sherry, Alex and Leah Goldstein


Thanks for "saving my life" in my opinion.
Love, Lolly and Mike Bradden

The Braddens vacationed on Beech Mountain from England. Sudden sickness, exacerbated by Hurricane Ivan's pressure drop, resulted in excruciating pain and nausea. The main road to our town was washed out and our weather was not acceptable for helicopter flight.

To all of you who answered our call for help on March 12. Thank you. There are no words to tell you how grateful we are. We will never worry again about being up here on this beautiful mountain, for help is only a phone call away.


To Whom It May Concern:

I want to thank an EMT named "Pete". I went sledding on a two person sled. I didn't see a telephone pole coming my way. I hit it in the temple and got knocked out. Pete got there a few minutes later and made sure I was all right.