Wednesday, December 3


Approx. 50 residents from the Sweet, Ola and Montour communites attended last night's Emergency Preparedness meeting at the Sweet School.  Members from Gem County Sheriff' dept., GCFD#2, GCFD#1, EMS, Gem County Commissioners, Gem County Emergency Management and Sweet-Montour Ladies Auxiliary all took a moment to introduce themselves and tell us a little about themselves and the role they play in an emergency situation. Also discussed was the immediate need for trained volunteers in both fire departments (Sweet and Ola) and EMS.  As our communities grow, our emergency service needs increase.
Bill Arsenault led a very informative
 meeting on emergency preparedness.
As a group we also discussed some simple steps that you can take to prevent an emergency from turning into a tragedy.   Get to know your neighbors, do you know how to reach them if you see or hear something that isn't "right"?  Are your house numbers visible in the event the ambulance is dispatched to your home?  Do you have your GPS coordinates handy if Life Flight needs to transport you or someone you love?  

Bottom line is your community really needs you to get involved. 
Want to volunteer?  Here are the people to contact....
Ola Fire Department
Sweet Fire Department
EMS classes

Many thanks to Myra Church for organizing this very important and informative meeting.

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