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Red Cross team gets new used emergency vehicle
An emergency response vehicle donated by the Guemes Island Fire Department is now parked at South Whidbey for use in providing immediate, no-cost support to the community in the event of an emergency.
The vehicle — recently given to the Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross — will be used by the South Whidbey Disaster Action Team for assistance with house fires or other emergency situations.
The team recently took a tour of the vehicle and its supply capability led by Dan Whittle, the chapter’s volunteer disaster services manager.
“We refurbished it for use here on South Whidbey when the need arises,” Whittle said.
The Islands Chapter serves Whidbey, Fidalgo and the San Juan islands with local volunteers in each area. The chapter relies on local donations to fund its work in the community, including a variety of training classes.
The South Whidbey Disaster Action Team usually meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at South Whidbey Assembly church on Maxwelton Road. New volunteers are always welcome.
For more information, visit www.theislandsredcross.org, email SWDisasterteam@whidbey.com or call the team leader at 321-2581.