ROCKPORT — For the 17th straight year, Rockport's Ambulance Department will help showcase all of the town's pubic safety services on Sunday through its Emergency Service Day open house at the Rockport Police and Department of Public Works Complex, located at 168 Main St.
This year's presentation will showcase the town's newest equipment — the Fire Department's new hook and ladder truck, which the town received just last week, and the ambulancecrew's new mobile cardiopulmonary resuscitation device, called "Lucas 2."
The Sunday event is slated to run from 1 to 4 p.m., and will feature displays by Rockport Police, the Fire Department, the Forest Fire division, the Harbormaster's Office and the Ambulance Department, said organizer Rosemary Lesch, who heads the Rockport Ambulance Department while also serving as harbormaster with Scott Story.
Other displays will represent the town's Department of Public Works, the Beauport and Lyons ambulances, and a Sawmill Pumper presented by Ray Smith, with a visit planned from Smokey the Bear. There will also be demonstrations, including a vehicle extrication and a presentation and bus extrication by Tally's tow truck service.
Refreshments will be served, featuring hot fudges sundaes provided by Treadwell's Ice Cream party, while participants are also encouraged to participate in a "truck tribute" and bring a match box car to honor the memory of Lt. Jordan Shay, the Salisbury military private who was killed in Iraq in 2009, and whose parents have taken up the cause of collecting toy vehicles to sent to Iraqi children, Lesch said.