Bill Bell: Disaster Action Team Update from the Field

Report from Bill Bell American Red Cross – Rock River Chapter Disaster Services:

There were two fire calls this weekend both in Ogle County, Illinois:

  1. The first was on Jan. 1, 2009 we were contacted by the Byron Fire Department. The Disaster Action Team (DAT) contacted owner who indicated that the family had a place to stay and had no other immediate needs.
  2. The second call was on Saturday Jan. 3, 2009 from the Dixon Fire Department a fire on South Lost Nation Road in Ogle County. Insurance adjuster was already on scene when DAT member arrived and no assistance was requested.

In both cases the Families were advised to contact the Chapter if they were in need of further assistance.


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