Posted by Linda Lemmon on Sep 24, 2019
Putnam Rotary Club Donation
 
The Putnam Rotary Club Sept. 24 visited the Woodstock Volunteer Fire Association to receive thanks from firefighters for the donation of a Scott Pak Tracker.
Eric Young, the Woodstock Volunteer Fire Association’s fire chief, said the crew has had the Scott Pak Tracker for about two months and has been trained on it; however, they haven’t had to use it yet. 
The tracker  is tied into sensors on the Scott Air Paks on each firefighter. When the tracker detects that the firefighter hasn’t moved for a certain amount of time, it alerts. Firefighters then know who might be in trouble and where that firefighter is in the building.
The tracker, and a donation of a self-contained breathing apparatus mask to the Bungay Fire Department in West Woodstock were both part of a $6,000 effort to help local emergency crews.
Rotary District 7890 funded $1,500 of the $6,000 price tag and the Putnam Rotary Club covered the rest, according to Putnam Rotary Club President Richard Naumann.
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