Business has been moving along steadily this summer in Slocum Township, with several issues being resolved and some planning in the works.
The Board of Supervisors formed a committee of supervisors, Fire Company and Ambulance Association personnel to conduct a feasibility study and grant search for a new township building on the Fire Company bazaar grounds. The new building would store emergency vehicles and equipment, as well as potentially house a multipurpose/ meeting room and concession stand.
“We seem to need and acquire more and more equipment to do the job,” explained Chairman Charles Herring.
The “I am Responding” system is also closer to operation, as monitors are currently being installed around the building. Some pieces of cabinetry are still on order, but Herring hopes to have the training monitor set up inside the building first. The Fire Company and Ambulance Association has also reported concerns with the number of ambulance calls to which they have been responding, many of them for outside areas such as Hollenback Township, Glen Lyon and Nanticoke. The estimated total calls for the Slocum Volunteer Ambulance Association to date is over 300.
“They are really being pulled in different directions all the time,” remarked Herring. “The guys are getting worn.”
A light for the cell tower located on Fire Company bazaar grounds has finally been installed to assist its visibility during times when Life Flight needs to use that landing zone. Supervisor Pete Webby was