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Volunteer Fire Department

We have been extremely busy following a month of quiet. The department responded to six calls in six days June 23-28.

First was a medical call. The next day a building being torn down attacked a tree, which in turn disabled an electric line, causing a small fire on the tree lying on a wire. We stood by and took in the view on a beautiful day atop Rowe Hill. The third response was to a motor vehicle accident on Greer Road. The male driver was transported by Belfast Ambulance.

Next up was a call for a person trapped by a truck falling on his leg from a jack. The victim was free from the vehicle upon arrival. He was transported to Waldo General Hospital, also by Belfast Ambulance.

A more serious accident was responded to on Route 3 where a pickup truck had left the road and rolled over. This was a daytime call with traffic very heavy. Two victims were taken to Waldo County General Hospital by Belfast Ambulance. Belfast Jaws of life unit was dispatched to the scene as a precaution.

Later that evening, after a number of Morrill firefighters returned home from a CPR and AED refresher class taught by paramedic Debbie Heath at the Belfast Fire Station, we were dispatched to Montville for a reported structure fire. While enroute to this call, Engine 32, Tanker 35 and Utility 30 were toned to stand down as all was in order.

Lessons learned: Some drivers are Idiots. With large signs out, flaggers on both ends of the incident, a fire truck, two ambulances, a Jaws unit, two police vehicles and Utility 30, all with emergency warning lights on, personnel removing a victim, some cars and motorcycles still did not slow down. Some even passed others while the road was closed to one lane with alternating traffic flow.

Please pay attention at emergency scenes, slow down and be aware of rescue personnel getting equipment from the vehicles.  Be safe. — Jethro, safety officer

From the Tri-Town Baseball Team

Tri-Town Baseball (Belmont, Morrill, Searsmont) is pleased to announce the winners of the raffle: Jodie Wilson, John Ellis and Michael Rolerson.

Congratulations to all the winners. Big thank-you to all the participants in the fundraiser in support of our baseball teams. We would also like to thank all the coaches, parents and volunteers who worked hard to make this successful season for the 40-plus kids involved in the three teams.

Hope all of you had a safe and fun Fourth of July. Be safe this week and have lots of fun. Until next week.

Quote of the week 

Life is too short to argue and fight. Count your blessings, love the friends and family that

are always there for you. Smile more often and make the most of every day. — Author unknown