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Community invited to 911 program

To the Editor:

Would you know what to do in an emergency? Have you taught your children how to get help if you are the one who is injured? Can they provide sufficient information to guide EMTs to your location? What happens inside the call center when a 911 call is made?

It is a good idea to get the answers to these questions before a crisis rather than during.

At 6:30 p.m. May 28, the Sassy Silk Hatter Chapter of the Red Hat Society is sponsoring what is sure to be a lively and informative program on the subject at Indian Guide Terrace, 501 Vine, Peabody.

On hand will be our own chief of police, Bruce Burke, as well as Roxie (Robinson) VanGundy who is an Emergency Communications Operator for the Emporia Police Department.

Roxy, who is familiar to many Peabody residents, is the daughter of Faron and Beverly Wilson and a 1998 alumna of Peabody-Burns High School. Her charismatic personality and ability to keep a clear head in a crisis has garnered her much respect in her field, making her the logical choice to present a program entitled, “911 For Kids” in schools around Emporia.

As Queen Mother of the Sassy Silk Hatter Chapter, I invite the community to come to Indian Guide to not only get answers to the questions they may have, but also listen to Roxy relate her experiences on the lighter side of 911 calls. It should prove to be a hoot!

At least come and share cookies and a cup of coffee with us.

Dinah Richmond

Last modified May 21, 2009