GRAY – During a major disaster or evacuation, area residents can help their neighbors and their local fire-rescue by volunteering for temporary traffic control duties at barricades or fire-rescue scenes.

Floods, forest wildfires, hurricanes and other disasters keep the regular members and volunteers in a town’s fire-rescue service busy, so special volunteers are needed. But to be able to control traffic safely, volunteers must be trained in advance.

The Gray Region Citizen Corps is gathering volunteers from Yarmouth to Casco who are willing to help during a major disaster.

The group provides monthly educational seminars and the topic for Friday, March 12, will be traffic control. The free seminar will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Stimson Hall next to the monument.

Past topics have included chainsaw safety and pet first aid. Future seminars are planned on bicycle safety, fire extinguishers, shelter operations and cooking without electricity.

More information about the corps program can be found at Messages may be left with Gray Public Safety at 657-3931.

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