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Former Montauk Fire Chief Prepping Hamlet for Future Disasters

Peter Joyce is attempting to raise funds for a generator for the Montauk Playhouse Community Center.

An effort to better prepare Montauk for future storms is underway as members of the fire department are securing support to improve the hamlet's emergency shelters.

According to the East Hampton Star, former Chief Peter Joyce is leading the charge to raise funding – through grant applications as well as private donations – for a $300,000 generator which would be used at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center, the only one of three emergency shelters in Montauk that does not currently have a generator.

The article states that Joyce – fireman for over 30 years – recently sprung into action after Montauk was nearly left an island all of its own during Superstorm Sandy. With no Red Cross volunteers to run a shelter in Montauk, the hamlet was left without one.

Click here to read more on the East Hampton Star.

pat February 26, 2013 at 11:56 AM
If we are doing the town's job, providing for citizens in an emergency, then why does Montauk have to pony up its own funds for a generator? We put up with so much in this community during the lawless summers that seem to be the norm, and now the town has chosen to forget we exist should an emergency arrive here? Are we really that much of a bunch of saps, to not expect services from our government? I think the good hearted volunteers in this community are being used.
Conservative Underground February 26, 2013 at 06:11 PM
If your town government is failing you; change it. If change is not possible; secede from it. If they won't let you; fight it.
Margaret March 16, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead

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