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Posted on May 14, 2018 at 11:27 AM by PattiAnn Schultz
This past Saturday, despite the ever changing weather, the Town of Webster town-wide Open House was a success! I saw many familiar faces and many new, too, that came to the Town Hall to see the new renovations, tour the Justice Courts and the new Town Board Room, take a shuttle to tour the Highway Department, Parks & Recreation, and the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
There were various exhibits set-up by our First Responders. Our own Webster Police officers were talking with residents about gun safety and driving under the influence. The WPD Records Unit created “wanted posters” and the Irondequoit Police Volunteers created finger print cards for the youngsters in our town. Our Animal Control Officer was showing how he can safely capture wildlife and the occasional pet that may be loose. Our own Special Police were available to help direct visitors along with answering any questions on how to be of service. Northeast Joint Fire District and the West Webster Fire Department were on hand with trucks to look at and climb on, along with a demonstration of how to remove an injured person from a vehicle. Thank you to Wilbert’s Premium Auto Parts of Webster for donating the vehicle for the responders to use.
The Webster Emergency Medical Services ambulance was also on hand to let visitors see what the inside of an ambulance looks like. Other participants were the 401st Civil Affairs Battalion, Customs and Border Protection, Office of Emergency Communication (911), Monroe County Traffic Safety, the Human Society of Rochester, Ron Barth Towing and Arango Towing. I do believe the one exhibit that made the most impact was the vehicle roll-over demonstration by the New York State Police of what can happen when you forget to wear your seatbelt in a vehicle. There were delicious eats provided by North Coast Catering and our friends at Hegedorn’s donated ice cream for all to enjoy.
Even though the weather was a challenge, I think that everyone who took part in the Open House enjoyed themselves and took away a better understanding of what our First Responders do to help keep us all safe. My sincere thanks to our Webster Police Chief Joe Rieger for coordinating this event, and a very big THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who helped to make this Open House a successful event for our community!
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Ronald W. Nesbitt