Melissa suspected that everyone had fallen ill after the hurricane whipped through, changing the temperature, dumping lots of rain and stirring up debris. So to lessen the blow, she decided to treat Jackson to a trip to the local fire station.
She reached out to Harrisburg Fire Department Captain Joe Yowler to see if they could stop by for a show and tell. He was amenable to the idea.
But in the meantime, Captain Yowler, a father, was brainstorming what else he could do to help out Melissa and Jackson. He reached out to two other fire stations for backup.
They ended up pooling their efforts and quickly arranged a surprise birthday party for Jackson. Melissa couldn't believe it!
"They literally saved the day. They save the day when responding to medical emergencies and fires, but they really saved the day."