Nearly two months after a massive, historic pileup on Interstate 41, emergency workers who responded to the chaotic situation were recognized for their sterling efforts.
Police and firefighters rushed to the scene of the 131-car pileup on Feb. 24. Paramedics pulled patients away from their vehicles and tow trucks cleared disabled cars from the road. A church, a strip club and a gas station volunteered their facilities as warming shelters.
Those who were at the scene said it's a day they'll never forget. On Tuesday, a recognition event was held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Neenah. It was organized by Gold Cross Ambulance Service.
"We all responded to the incident as one entity," said Nick Romenesko, systems director for Gold Cross. "It was really important to recognize the teamwork and the effort that brought everybody together. It's really a community response."