Local retailer Sally's Beauty was literally hit by an unexpected crisis recently. The business received more help than was typical, which allowed them to quickly get back to work — and for that they were very thankful.

Local retailer Sally's Beauty was literally hit by an unexpected crisis recently. The business received more help than was typical, which allowed them to quickly get back to work — and for that they were very thankful.

On Thursday Shawnee firefighters responded to an incident where a vehicle had driven through the storefront of the site at 4903 N. Union, Shawnee Fire Chief Dru Tischer said.

“Luckily no one was injured during the incident, but instead of immediately clearing the scene, our firefighters took the initiative to clean up the tremendous amount of glass and products that were damaged in the store,” he said. “As a result, the store manager and regional manager stated that the store was re-opened by 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon.”

He said they went on to state that similar incidents have happened at their stores nationwide and those stores have been closed for several days.

“When they brought a cake, cupcakes and balloons to Fire Station No. 1 Friday, both managers attributed the extra work provided by the Shawnee Fire Department as a major factor in the store re-opening so quickly,” Tischer said.

He also lauded the firefighters because of their great customer service.

“Thank you for representing our department and the city of Shawnee in such a positive way,” he said.

Responders were:

• Battalion Chief Tom Larman

• Training Chief David Underwood

• Capt. Denis Taron

• Lt. Patrick Winsett

• Lt. Mark McLain

• Lt. Tyler Farley

• Lt. Cole Owens

• Lt. Clint Seidl

• Firefighter Jason Johnson

• Probationary Firefighter Mykel Moreno

• Probationary Firefighter Cade Thronebury

• Probationary Firefighter Matt O’Bryant