Praise and thank-yous to the Burbank Police and Fire departments for a fantastic National Night Out 2023 in our city.
On Tuesday, Aug. 1, the Burbank Police and Fire departments observed National Night Out. National Night Out creates a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring our police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Our neighborhood, like many groups in our city, hosted a NNO event. We were honored to have visits from Burbank firefighters and battalion chief, members of BPD command staff and Council members Zizette Mullins, Nikki Perez, Tamala Takahashi and a couple of police commissioners.
We appreciate the staff, NNO coordinators and volunteers and everyone who made this a memorable, milestone year! It is commendable that even through staffing and budget challenges, this was a well-organized and well-attended NNO.
Special thanks to Fire Battalion Chief Robertson, Police Chief Albanese, Capt. Cremins, Capt. J.J. Puglisi, who took the time to visit and talk to our neighbors. We are lucky to have professional and compassionate public servants in our city. This citywide event is a true reflection of the commitment, dedication and hard work of the Burbank Fire and Police departments.
Bob and Laura Frutos
First published in the August 12 print issue of the Burbank Leader.