by Jay Lawson
Town of Webb Councilman David Berkstresser has met recently with principals involved in the project to build a new emergency services antenna atop McCauley Mountain.
Berkstresser has joined the effort on behalf of the Town Board.
Discussions have included Webb Code Enforcement Officer Andy Getty and Bob Vander-walker, Coordinator for Herkimer County Emergency Medical Services.
The process needs to keep moving so grant money can be expended, as required, before the end of the year, according to Berkstresser. Continue reading
The following is a story that needs to be told. It gives a window into the world of local emergency crews and everyone else in a community. Names and specifics have been changed.
Old Forge Ambulance was “toned out.” Radio transmissions between Old Forge and Inlet Volunteer EMS responders and the Herkimer County 911 center took place as follows. Continue reading
Emergency centers in Oneida and Herkimer counties put out a call to area fire departments at approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18 to assist with emergency situations related to a snow storm—now in its third day—that continues to pummel western New York.
The plea for snowmobiles and manpower to operate equipment and assist with search and rescue efforts was answered by volunteers at the Woodgate and Old Forge Fire Departments ready to sign up for the 24 to 48 hour deployments. Continue reading