Cheryl Sawyer, EMT-B was recently recognized by the board of directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for achieving 20 years as a Nationally Registered EMT.
This distinction is an honor held by few EMTs. Sawyer serves with the Pondera County ambulance crew.
In order to maintain her status at NREMT, she completed, on a biennial basis, the most comprehensive recertification program for EMTs in America.
THE REAL THING — Russ Talmo from the FWP was closest to the theme of the day, Grizzly Day, with a culvert bear trap and a Grizzly pelt inside it. He also had it on display after the parade was over. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
If even for just a day, the population of Dupuyer more than quadrupled on Saturday as the small town, split by Hwy. 89, celebrated their annual event, Grizzly Day.
The 20-year-old celebration is a day of family fun and a parade that closes down Hwy. 89, a major artery to Glacier National Park for the “Big Parade.”
Leanne Hayne, one of the hearty 55 souls of Dupuyer, commented, “We pulled off another great day.”
Burning your household garbage is dangerous to your health and our environment, and generally against the law in Montana.
If you’re still using a burn barrel, wood stove, or fire-pit for your trash, it’s time for a change. Stop burning your garbage.
Household burn barrels, fire pits, wood stoves, or similar homemade devices produce low-temperature fires. They receive very little oxygen and produce a lot of smoke. Under these conditions, a variety of toxic substances is produced.
Garbage has changed. Today’s household trash contains a lot of plastics and paper treated with chemicals, coatings, and inks.
Pollutants produced by backyard burning of trash are released primarily into the air and close to ground level where they are easily inhaled—with no pollution controls!