Yes! My husband has been a firefighter for 10 years and not once has anyone ever gone to the station to thank them after having their house, family or lives saved. I know how much it would be appreciated!
Years ago, a friend (no connection to the Fire Service) arranged a station visit for my DS who was obsessed with being a Firefighter when he grew up and they treated us like royalty, went out of their way to show us everything about the station. It was fab. We took them a big tin of biscuits as a thank you after the visit and they were really chuffed! Do it! 🙂
I’m a police call handler and on just two occasions in the past year, I’ve had a call where someone has wanted details of where to send a thank you letter. Even though those weren’t even directed towards me, it made my day.
Emergency services can be a very thankless job - it would be hugely appreciated!
Just to update: I took a mega-box of chocolate bars, and a card thanking the specific crew who were on duty the night of the fire. I'm glad I did. By chance I saw the man who was in charge on the night of our fire. He said they were just doing their job, and that the men would be very pleased when they came in later that night.
Years ago I pulled over with a flat tire right outside a firehall. The firemen came out, took my son on a drive around the block in their smaller vehicle while others changed my tire, and then gave him a tour of the station. My son made a card and I made brownies for them. Wonderful memories (especially having once had to change a tire by my hugely pregnant self and no one stopped to help).