Chief Bucky Washam said that he and Police Chief Rich Montcalm have
been considering this arrangement for some time. Nine members of the
ERT practice weekly together. Larger field practices include the
fire department and other agencies. Following those field practices
the members of the ERT said that they felt they would like to have a
couple of medical guys closer in to them at a scene.
team, which was formed under Chief Montcalm at the beginning of
Mayor Davis' term, is prepared for potential hostage and terrorism
situations. They have been called out to assist with drug-house
busts and situations where someone is threatening harm to themselves
department is called out to these scenes also. They also have a
trained hazardous material team.