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Duty calls, interrupting Neighbor Appreciation open house

Station 21 firefighters dashed out on aid calls this morning during Neighbor Appreciation Day, so people coming for an open house patiently waited for them to return from helping other neighbors who had a more immediate need.

A matter of minutes after returning from one call to let people clamber aboard Engine 21, a bell sounded and everyone had to hustle back out onto the sidewalk so the firefighters could head out on another call.

At last check of the Seattle Fire 911 log, they were back in the station.

The open house runs until 1 p.m. and is part of a long list of events around the city today. As part of today’s event, you can send a free e-card. We’ll skip that step and say thank you to all of you reading this, as well as a big thank you to PhinneyWood resident Judith Wood, who first suggested Seattle put aside a day to honor great neighbors.