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
By Marianne Christy
If you have ever thought about becoming a volunteer firefighter, emergency medical responder, a driver, or social member of the Otter Lake or Old Forge Fire Departments, stop by the respective fire houses on Saturday, April 25 or Sunday, April 26, as the departments take part in Recruit NY, the state-wide initiative to increase emergency responder numbers.
Otter Lake Fire Department’s event will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Old Forge Fire Department’s is set for Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Continue reading
Members of the Otter Lake Fire Department joined other area departments to fight a 2012 Old Forge blaze in this Weekly ADK file photo.
By Marianne Christy
The Otter Lake and Old Forge Fire Depart-ments will open their doors to area residents on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26 so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their respective communities as part of the fifth annual Recruit NY state-wide initiative. Continue reading
By Gina Greco
On Tuesday, the Town of Webb Board adopted a resolution to incorporate a change in State Municipal Law that would cover volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers in the Town of Webb Fire District No. 1, the Old Forge Ambulance Corp., and the Big Moose Ambulance Corp. Continue reading
To the Editor:
I read with interest the article concerning the study into the future of EMS and Advanced Life Support in the area. I was in attendance at the meeting and would like to contribute further to the discussion.
The problem that faces the area is by no means anything new. The entire industry (and it is a business) is facing a shortage of volunteers for a number of reasons. It is becoming more and more difficult to afford to participate for several reasons and are not unique to our neck of the woods. Continue reading
During this time of Thanksgiving, we celebrate our family, friends and faith, and rightly so. These are truly inspirations to us all.
However, I would like to point to a group of people within our communities that often go unnoticed—our volunteers. Those who work countless hours whether it is in the church, at our not-for-profits, feeding those that are hungry, and especially those that share. Continue reading