When you recall the fury that Katrina unleashed on this community, and the absolute above the call of duty your firefighters and police officers preformed. This is a big event, a milestone for the city of Bay St. Louis. This is the first city building built by the city of Bay St. Louis to house city employees and city services since the old city hall was dedicated in 1905. The building is not just a fire station, it’s also a first responder shelter. You have nearly 12,000 square feet hardened to provide near absolute protection during a tornado or hurricane event. This is what we call 361 standards. What does 361 standards mean, that’s a building that the structure integrity will withstand winds of up to 200 miles per hour. This project was designed to save lives and we can think of no higher calling than that. Katrina demonstrated and other storms have demonstrated that our first responder community, they’re not gonna leave the citizens behind, so it was really critical that funding was allocated to make a safe place for them to stay, to ride out the storm. The Bay St. Louis fire station will serve as an example for many new fire stations throughout the country, especially those that are in harm’s way due to natural disasters. I’m here to tell all of you that you did a good job. I salute you for being persistent and making this most important project a reality. On behalf of mitigation, I thank all of you for allowing us the opportunity to partner with you.