First off, as a member of the Glendale community, I want to thank the brave souls in the Glendale police and fire departments for rescuing a fellow neighbor of our great city ("Wounded man rescued from Brand Park," June 17).
Sometimes, we tend to forget the dangers of working as a firefighter and police officer, and overlook the privileges of living in a safe community knowing that we are protected at all times. Throughout the years, Glendale has become increasingly popular with its high-quality restaurants, nightlife attractions, beautiful recreation areas, safe environment, great school district and the Americana at Brand.
Hence, Brand Park has also become a popular recreation area for families, but especially for hikers. It presents a difficult but well-worthwhile hike for an incredible view of numerous cities. Although, it has a few safety issues that concern many fellow hikers, including myself.