Morrill Fire Department

The Fire Department was dispatched as mutual aid to Waldo as Waldo was dealing with a pickup truck fire that also spread to the woods. Chief Rowlands was responding direct as the call was canceled. Our neighbors, the Waldo Fire Department, had gotten everything under control. Good job! Our Engine 32 was just starting our response as the cancellation was dispatched. We don’t mind being told to stand down, as that means all is well again.

Mutual Aid among towns in Waldo County is working well. Calling for additional help as Waldo Chief Walker did is a wise move. It is better to get help moving before things start going downhill than after a fire gets ahead of you.

Members of the department responded Tuesday evening, Sept. 21, for a request to assist Belfast Rescue with a medical call here in town. A resident had fallen and was seriously hurt. Belfast Rescue personnel transported the patient to Waldo County General Hospital.

Our rifle raffle will soon be sold out. We will draw the winning ticket several weeks prior to the planned Nov. 11 date so that the winner can be ready with his or her new rifle when deer season opens. The new date will be Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. The drawing will be held at the beginning of our monthly Fire Department meeting. We welcome all to show up and be part of this exciting event. Thank you to the Ladies Auxiliary for sponsoring this raffle, to all who sold tickets, and a great big thank you to those who purchased tickets, supporting the auxiliary and in turn your local Fire Department.

Projects to improve the station, Fire Department safety and capabilities continue to be priorities.  Maintenance  and inspections of Engines 32, 34 and Utility 30 have been completed with new tires now on the Utility. Thank you, former Chief Pat Scribner, for taking on this project. Tanker 35 has had some work done but now awaits new mufflers and some other work prior to inspection.

Our addition built on the Fire Station a few years ago to house our bottled air system and other storage has now been taped, mudded, sanded and painted two coats by Firefighter Haley and her partner Emily. Thank you, ladies. Assistant Chief Randy Markham has mounted the saddles, as we call them, that hold the large air storage tanks safely in place. These tanks are highly pressurized and can be dangerous if they fall over. More on other projects next time.

It’s fall!  Be warm and be safe. Check your smoke detectors now! Please!

Would love to here from you about what is going on with you and any special days coming up.

The Community Market here in Morrill at 117 Weymouth Road has a market open every other week. They have cheese, veggies, and more. for sale, all produced by them and other farmers. Watch for signs; they are up the week they are holding it. I’ve seen a lot of people that show up. Check them out; next one will be Friday, Oct. 1.

You all have a fabulous week and don’t forget to tell your loved one you love them.

Quote of the Week

Next time you’re stressed, take a step back, inhale
and laugh, remember who you are and why you’re here.
You’re never given anything in this world that you
can’t handle. Be strong, be flexible, love yourself,
and love others. Always remember, just keep moving forward. — Goodreads.com