PEPPERELL — Realizing that emergency planning is vital to a communities well-being, the Emergency Planning Committee is working diligently to find an alert system that will canvas the town if and when disaster strikes.
On Thursday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m., members of the committee met at the Senior Center and agreed to go forward with a plan for an alert as well as the Reverse 911 system with Communication Director Frank Quattrochi doing more research on both systems.
Emergency Planning Director George Ux called the meeting to order and began by informing the committee of several items now in his possession including a light tower that could light up between 3 and 7 acres if needed, a water pump, generator on wheels, two pop-up tents, 50 cots, 50 blankets and 50 emergency blankets.
Highway Superintendent Peter Shattuck felt the committee needed to go forward with a plan that once all the information was garnered, could be brought before the appropriate boards to gain their support.
Those looking to protect Pepperell’s lives and property as members of this committee are Board of Health member Holly Bradman, Senior Center Director Sharon Mercurio, Highway Superintendent Peter Shattuck, Police Chief Alan Davis, Fire Chief Costa Bozicas, Communication Director Frank Quattrochi, Den Connors and Ann O’Donnell.
Aside from an alert system, several articles addressing preparedness will be appearing in this newspaper.
As individuals, we all can do our part to be ready if and when disaster strikes.