Submitted by Lucia Jansen
On May 13, 2019, the RTM approved the BET’s proposed $444 million general FY19-20 fund budget. Included in the budget is $75,000 for an independent town-wide fire study that was added by the BET after a unanimous vote. During the BET budget hearings with the fire department, it showed that there were serious gaps in town-wide fire incident and response time data. Lacking sufficient data, of course, makes it difficult to determine effective and required fire department staffing levels. Additionally, the Office of First Selectman and Fire Department’s report to the RTM and BET revealed that town benchmarking data using national standard criteria for response times, including call processing, turnout, and travel times, was either non-existent, non-compliant (e.g., far beyond recommended standards), or excluded data from our important volunteer fire stations located in the area in which the shortfall in service is claimed. Continue Reading →
Dinner Proceeds Will Support State of the Art Ambulance Equipment Continue Reading →
Some topics to be covered include keeping the child safe, diaper changing, bottle-feeding, how to interview for a babysitting job just to name a few. Continue Reading →
The “Eat, Drink & Be Generous to Benefit GEMS” fundraiser raised nearly $90,000 for the organization’s capital fund. Continue Reading →
“As a result of the generosity of the Town’s citizens, since its inception GEMS has saved taxpayers in excess of $8.5 million, $2.3 million in the last five years alone. Continue Reading →
The Greenwich Emergency Medical Service (GEMS) announced two new members to its Board of Directors. Continue Reading →
Camp Seton is part of the Greenwich Council Scouting program that offers outdoor activities to boy scouts and cub scouts. At the culmination of the cub scouts’ first week of camp, the Greenwich Fire Department, GEMS, and the Greenwich Police Department visited the cubs to teach them about Greenwich’s emergency services.
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No Two Days are Alike When Responding to Medical Emergencies. May 21-27 is designated as the week to celebrate EMS practitioners and educate the public about the critical, life-saving work these professionals provide year round.
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During Tuesday’s Safe Driving Day simulation of a distracted driving crash with fatalities, Officer Shane Geary commented on the consequences for a distracted driver causing a fatality. “His future is ruined. It doesn’t matter where he’s from. It doesn’t matter who his parents are. There is a zero tolerance these days, especially for distracted driving cases with loss of life.” Continue Reading →
Julian Curtiss School 5th graders explained mindfulness, mindful breathing, and heartfulness as well as safe brain vs thinking brain to Greenwich Police and Fire Dept and GEMS on Thursday. Continue Reading →