COVID, Hurricanes, and Cold.....Oh my!
Hello! I hope this message finds you well. It has been a while since I have written so here we go. Since my last post, your fire department has been busy dealing with the pandemic, an extremely busy hurricane season, unusually cold winter, and now what appears to be the end of COVID-19. I certainly hope we have answered the call to your satisfaction to all these events.
The incidents and situations we have handled remind us that we are no longer an agency that deals strictly with fire. The fire service, nationwide, has shifted. We, along with departments across the country, have become “all-hazard” response agencies. What does that mean? Simply stated, when a call is placed to 911 if it’s not for the police or an ambulance; it’s for us. The all-hazards approach is defined as an “integrated approach to emergency preparedness planning that focuses on capacities and capabilities that are critical to preparedness for a full spectrum of emergencies or disasters.”
As we now enter hurricane season, we urge each of you to review your game plan in the event our are is impacted by tropical weather. Please see www.getagameplan.org for information. You can also get information from the Terrebonne Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Pleas know that we at BCFD stand ready to respond to any weather-related issues that may arise.
Until next time, stay safe!
Chief Ken Himel