Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mayflower Faces: Mayflower Volunteer Fire Department

From:  The Cabin 

Mayflower Volunteer Fire Department 

How long has the fire department been established in the city? The fire department was established in 1975.

What do you remember about the days surrounding the oil spill? The MVFD had Fire and Rescue trucks out around town for the first 72 hours after the spill to help with anything that needed to be done to prevent the oil from going into the lake. The MVFD along with OEM/911 set up a command post at the Mayflower City Hall to assist anyone that needed help, had questions or concerns. 

What was your level of concern about the environmental damage? What about the smell? How did it look? We knew right away that if the oil got to the lake it’d be a disaster. As far as what it looked like it was a black, thick-like substance. The smell was just awful, and there was no getting away from it for a while. MORE

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