The squeaky wheel will get 911
I would like to respond to a letter by Frank Evely, headlined “We need a 911 system, says writer,” which appeared in the Nov. 22 issue of The Compass.
I, too, went to bat to get 911 in this area. Quite a few years ago now, when I lived in Spaniard’s Bay, two people went through the ice on Mint Cove Pond. My son, Michael, was one of the rescuers at the time. It frightened everyone that lived in the area.
My husband and I took it upon our- selves to call the media and did a TV interview about the incident, and the lack of 911 service in the area.
That was the number that came to mind for everyone to call when the incident happened. It was thought that this number was readily available everywhere.
When I contacted the telephone company regarding this necessity, they said it was too expensive to put in place here.
What would their response be now with technology so much more advanced over the past 20 years.
Ask any child what number they would call in an emergency, and 911 would be their answer. But to no avail.
We need this service, folks. There’s strength in numbers. So let’s join forces and make contact with the powers that be, including the telephone company, fire and police departments and activate it.
Hopefully, the squeaky wheel will get the grease. Joy French-coleman writes from