Citizens should never take the First Responders who serve the Town of Amherst for granted, Mayor David Kogon said on Monday, April 8.
“We as a town, we as a council want show our deepest appreciation to four key organizations – the Amherst Police Department, Amherst Fire Department, Cumberland RCMP and local EHS paramedics – who are vital to the safety of this community,” Kogon said during a flag raising ceremony held to honour and thank the members of those organizations for their services.
“It is so important to show our gratitude for what you people do.”
Potholes are the bane of every Canadian’s springtime existence.
They drive motorists crazy as drivers attempt to navigate around them. They keep the Town of Amherst’s Public Works crew busy as they work hard to fill them.
Potholes are created each year through the regular thaw-freeze cycle, which is the reason they seem to proliferate during springtime. The temperature rises, snow melts, water seeps through tiny cracks in the pavement into the street’s subbase.
The Town of Amherst is proclaiming April 8 to April 14 First Responders Week.
“Council wants to thank the members of the Amherst Police Department, Amherst Fire Department, Cumberland RCMP and the local Emergency Health Services paramedics for the outstanding service they provide the town,” Mayor David Kogon said as he signed the proclamation on April 1.
“We owe them our thanks because our First Responders are vital to the safety of our community; they are our first and best defence against emergencies and they often risk their own safety in order to protect our community.
It looks like any other tent, but this red one only gets set up when things get serious.
“We call it the Rehab Tent,” Fire Chief Greg Jones said. “Some firefighters want to go, go, go when we’re out on a call. The tent provides all of us with a safe environment to get properly hydrated and rested, and ready to safely get back on the job.”