Sunday, May 06, 2012

Reading the Fine Print Blurbs

Reading through the Grand Rapids Press, dead tree version, this morning, two side column blurbs caught my eye.

First, was an news item originating out of Paducah, KY, a town of just over 25,000 people according the the 2010 census, which informs readers that Paducah, KY is converting school buses into eighteen (18) passenger ambulances.

Emergency responders in two western Kentucky communities are getting prepared for the possibility of a disaster that injures several people.

Under a grant program administered through the Kentucky Hospital Association, responders in McCracken and Marshall counties will have school buses that have been turned into ambulances. The ambulance bus can carry up to 18 patients.

W. Ky. Communities Getting Ambulance Buses

The second little news blurb that caught my eye concerns the City of Gadsen, Alabama, with a population of just over 37,000 folks according to a 2006 Census Bureau estimate, which informs readers that Gadsen Alabama Police Department chief, John Crane, recently discovered that his department owns two unmanned aerial vehicles.

An Alabama police chief says he recently discovered that his department has two unmanned aerial vehicles.

Gadsden Police Chief John Crane tells The Gadsden Times…he learned two weeks ago the department has had the unmanned aerial vehicles since 2010.

Ala. police dept. has 2 UAVs, but they aren’t used

Interesting the things one can learn by reading the fine print blurbs.

Posted by John Venlet on 05/06 at 09:00 AM
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