October is ‘National Fire Prevention Month’ across the country, and The Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend was also recently observed over the October 6-7 weekend.
Cabot is committed to our local communities: supporting toy drives, local food banks, local education, the construction of new healthcare facilities, and so much more. Cabot also helps to support local firefighters and emergency responders in each community, too.
Back in 2011, Cabot started a grant program to help area fire companies purchase much needed emergency management equipment. These local fire company grants have been used by United Fire Company (Montrose), Springville Volunteer Fire Company, Hop Bottom Hose Company, Elk Lake Volunteer Fire Company, Forest Lake Volunteer Fire Company and Harford Volunteer Fire Company to purchase everything from search & rescue gear to radio equipment.
BJ Thorne, Fire Chief of Springville Volunteer Fire Company and a Cabot well operator explained “A lot of it has to do with motor vehicle accidents. So, we have all these items that we can deploy on a motor vehicle scene.” He went on to say, “the emergency scene signs would be deployed prior to us getting on scene to let another motorist know ‘hey there’s an accident ahead please slow down’.”
Cabot recognizes that these men and women are not only important to each community but to the success of the operations in each area. Cabot wants to make sure that local departments are well prepared and have the equipment they need to respond to possible incidents whether it’s related to operations or in the community as a whole.