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Liberty Bell incident puts spotlight on emergency response planning

Liberty Bell incident puts spotlight on emergency response planning

Methow Valley School District staff were already updating an emergency response plan when a frightening and unprecedented situation involving a student erupted in early January at Liberty Bell High School. The situation was handled by paramedics from Aero Methow Rescue Service, who …
Methow Valley School District forming emergency response committee

Methow Valley School District forming emergency response committee

The Methow Valley School District is recruiting community members interested in serving on a new committee to work on emergency-response planning. The committee will be part of the district’s new Project Safe and Secure initiative, which will coordinate with school staff, first responders …
Search and rescue teams having busy month

Search and rescue teams having busy month

Search and rescue teams have had a busy July responding to calls that have included plucking a stranded young rafter off a tree overhanging the Methow River and evacuating sick and injured people by …
New county notification system provides customized warnings

New county notification system provides customized warnings

The county is making wider use of a new mass-notification system that provides customized warnings via phone, cell phone, text message or email about threats and emergencies. When signing up, people can request notifications for up to five locations. For example, someone might request alerts for a home address, work, and addresses of parents, children...
Cut off

Cut off

By Marcy Stamper
A simple phone call can travel thousands of miles before the phone rings in your friend’s house just a few towns over. The process seems so ordinary that most of us take it for granted — that is, until there’s no dial tone or, worse, you repeatedly dial 911 and can’t get...
Red Cross action team ready to respond

Red Cross action team ready to respond

By Laurelle Walsh

Six Methow Valley residents have trained with the American Red Cross and are the area’s new Twisp-based Disaster Action Team.

Wendy Braden, Sheila Brandenburg, Kay MacCready, Heather Smith, and Renee and John Szenasi just finished Red Cross casework training and Emergency Response Vehicle training in order to …

Three newly certified at Aero Methow

Three newly certified at Aero Methow

By Laurelle Walsh
Two Aero Methow Rescue Service volunteers have been newly certified as emergency medical responders (EMR) and a third has achieved the level of emergency medical technician (EMT).