GRAY – A free winter emergencies presentation and discussion will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Gray Region Citizen Corps meeting at Stimson Hall. Those attending will learn how to be prepared for winter emergencies.

Brad Rounds of the American Red Cross will lead the session. He is also a Registered Maine Guide and is the education director for the Maine Association for Search and Rescue.

The corps encourages residents to answer a skills survey available in the lobby of the Gray Public Safety Building. During a regional disaster such as Ice Storm 1998, residents in the database can be contacted to help neighbors.

Volunteer skills are needed for tasks ranging from delivering groceries to taking care of pets. The corps is in need of members.

It provides monthly safety and emergency preparedness seminars, generally on the second Friday of the month, to residents from Yarmouth to Casco.

More information about the federal Citizen Corps program may be found at The local group is in the process of establishing a Web site at

The local group publishes a periodic electronic newsletter. E-mail may be sent to [email protected] Phone messages may be left with Gray Public Safety at 657-3931.

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