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Message from Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director Fred LaMontagne

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POSTED ON: APRIL 8, 2020 – 2:53PM

Message from Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director Fred LaMontagne

Blog Entry 1- April 8, 2020

Hi all, my name is Fred LaMontagne and I am the Fire Chief and the Director of Emergency Management (EMA) for all of you in Old Orchard Beach. As this is my first post; I apologize if it is a little lengthy.

I wish to start by thanking all of you for your efforts! We realize that what we are asking of everyone is unprecedented and causes a great deal of anxiety from many perspectives. All of us have concerns for not only ourselves; but our family and friends in Old Orchard, the State of Maine and around the World.  

This pandemic is impacting us on many levels. Personally, I feel the same anxiety as all of you as to how this will impact me and my family.  However, I am confident that we will come through this a community. As our first responders continue to do their jobs; it is critical that all of us do our part too.

As I mentioned earlier, we are all having anxiety; and this may manifest itself in many ways and that is why we must try to maintain a calm, respectful and positive outlook. If you are feeling unwell and need immediate assistance please do not hesitate to call 911. Our responders are here and prepared to serve. 

You may also call 211. 211 Offers a variety of assistance programs that may meet your needs.  They can help if you are in crisis, are having trouble with housing or meeting the basic needs for you or your family.

Additionally, we have established a local hotline for assistance. It is open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and it is staffed by town employees and they will go the extra mile to get the answer to your question.  That number is 207-934-0860.

That’s all for now and if you need us we are here.