Area Emergency Services Tower Funding Campaign Hosts Out Reach Forum and Picnic
On Saturday June 16th at the Inlet Emergency Services Building From Noon to 3PM the Inlet Emergency Services Communication Tower Fund Committee will host a Public Forum and Picnic for anyone interested in information about the tower project. Members of the Committee will be there to answer any questions about the need, impact coverage and costs associated with the proposed tower. The short Video created to help crowd source the campaign will also be shown. The need for a tower has been known for many years by the first responders from Eagle Bay, Inlet, Big Moose and Raquette Lake. The solution is a centrally located mountain top emergency communications tower serving Inlet, Raquette Lake, Big Moose and Eagle Bay that can reach out broadly to the areas served. This will provide quicker response times for those in need and enhanced safety for our volunteers.
The formal funding Campaign went into full swing on Tues June 5th in hopes to reach a fund goal of $350,000.00. Working in conjunction with the Town of Inlet, CAP-21 and Adirondack Gives. The committee is already off to a fine start as over $75,000.00 has already been pledged to move the project forward. For more information, or to make a charitable donation go to adirondacktower.org.
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Inlet Emergency Communications Tower Committee Plans Major
Crowd Source Funding to Better their Community
In the fall of 2017 a committee of Inlet area Property Owners, First Responders and Business Owners, came together to try and solve one of the areas larger problems. That problem being the lack of good emergency radio connectivity for the first responders in Raquette Lake, Inlet , Eagle Bay and Big Moose areas. The focus of the group was to find a Tower site and build an emergency communications tower to serve those communities.
Over the last eight months the committee in conjunction with the Town of Inlet, CAP-21 and Adirondack Gives has not only started the drive for funding this project with a goal of $350,000.00 but have secured a site and started an engineering plan and APA Application to build the tower by the Fall of 2019.
The goal was a lofty goal but the committee was determined to help provide their residents and visitors with the best possible emergency response times possible. The tower would also help those first responders when on the scene to keep each other safe and stay in contact with any needs they may have when calling on more responders and equipment to a scene.
During the winter the committee put together a very professional crowd sourcing video using the voices of first responders from Raquette Lake Inlet, Eagle Bay and Big Moose. The video and handshake campaign will begin this week and donation of funds for the Tower and more information can be found: adirondacktower.org
We ask that everyone please go to: adirondacktower.org and talk with your friends and neighbors and visitors about the importance of how we can make the Central Adirondacks a Safer place to Work Live and Play.
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