Newtown State Representative Mitch Bolinsky celebrated full-time and volunteer fire personnel during Fire Service Day at the state capitol this week. He notes that there are over 21,000 volunteer fire men and women throughout the state. All of Newtown is protected by volunteer fire organizations including.
Bolinsky is a founding member of the legislature's Fire and EMS caucus. The nonpartisan group will produce legislative recommendations concerning policy initiatives for first-responders to the entire legislature.
Today wraps up National Emergency Telecommunicator week. Easton Police celebrated the full and part time 911 dispatchers who also answer calls for Fire, EMS, Animal Control, and after hours for other town departments. The Easton dispatchers are the first point of contact for over 8,000 calls a year.