After a successful first year hosting community safety advisory committee meetings, the City is back at it in 2012 with a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 10th, at 7:30 am in the training room of the main Fire Station on Depeyster Street.
The meetings are open to the public so if you have an interest in learning more about rescue team work, please feel free to attend.
Here’s the meeting notice sent out by Bill Lillich, Public Safety Director:
January 4, 2011
Dear Safety Director’s Community Advisory Committee Members,
This is a reminder that our next meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, January 10, 2012. The subject of this meeting is Special Rescue Teams in Portage County, of which our fire department is a substantial participant. The presentation will take you through the selection, equipment and training process for three major Portage County response teams with which the department participates. These teams are the Urban Search & Rescue Team, the Confined Space Rescue Team and the Portage County Dive Team.
Representatives of the teams will providing examples of what it takes to prepare, train and equip their members for these intense rescue activities. We will also provide an example of the typical costs for such teams.
At the conclusion of this discussion, we will then like to hear your reaction and comments about how the city might improve the management this type of special activity.
We hope to see you all there.
Our next meeting is scheduled for March 13, 2012.