ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — On Monday, Mayor William Cooper flanked by Enterprise Fire Chief Chris Davis signed a proclamation declaring May 4 as Firefighter Appreciation Day.

In his proclamation, Mayor Cooper says his 50 firefighter personnel work long shifts. In doing so, Enterprise’s four fire stations are ready to respond to fires and other emergencies within the community and provide mutual aid to surrounding departments.

“Firefighters face immeasurable risks every time they answer a call, demonstrating the highest degree of selflessness, bravery, and concern for their fellow citizens,” Cooper said. “They are always ready and willing to respond to fires and other emergencies in our community.”

The proclamation signing overlaps with International Firefighter’s Day and National Fallen Firefighters Memorial weekend. These events honor the sacrifice of fallen firefighters and their impact on the community.

Chief Davis is proud to dedicate his efforts to a city that cares for its first responders.

“I’m proud of this group, I love the fire service. I’ve been in close to 30 years and I have a great deal of respect for each member of our department as well as departments across the world,” Davis says.

Last October, city officials credit Enterprise’s Firefighters for saving the downtown district’s century-old buildings after flames claimed several businesses at the intersection of Main and West College Streets.