Community

Red Cross team gets new used emergency vehicle

Ron Conlin, Stephen Kahn and Pat Westling stand next to the Red Cross’ new emergency response vehicle for South Whidbey. - Photo courtesy of Red Cross
Ron Conlin, Stephen Kahn and Pat Westling stand next to the Red Cross’ new emergency response vehicle for South Whidbey.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Red Cross

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.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates