AUTHORITIES: MASSIVE EMERGENCY SERVICES CONVOY SET FOR 12/10
WHAT: *First Ever* ‘Stuff the Truck Emergency Services Convoy of Fulton & Montgomery Counties’
WHEN: 10:00 AM Saturday December 10th, 2022. Line-up from 9 AM to 10 AM.
Families are invited to bring children to gather anywhere along North Perry Street from East Main Street to Maple Avenue to help cheer on our Emergency Responders as they pass through.
WHO: Emergency Responders in Fulton & Montgomery Counties including Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS and Emergency Management Services. We are seeking to include one or more emergency vehicles from as many agencies in Fulton and Montgomery Counties as possible. All vehicles and personnel are asked to remain in service for calls during participation in this event. All personnel should be outfitted with appropriate gear to be ready to leave in the event of a call in their respective area.
WHERE: Line up at Fulton Montgomery Community College on State Highway 67 in Montgomery County. Law enforcement vehicles will line up first followed by Fulton and Montgomery County Emergency Management and EMS Coordinator vehicles. All Fire apparatus and regular EMS vehicles may line up according to order of arrival. The convoy will travel westbound on State Highway 67 entering Fulton County. It will then cross State Highway 30A / S. Comrie Ave before proceeding west along E. State Street, west along E. Main Street, north along N. Perry Street then continuing onto Maple Avenue and out County Highway 122. The convoy will eventually turn right at the Meco Four Corners (the former Meco Fire Station) before ending at the Meco Volunteer Fire Company on State Highway 29A. The total traveling distance is approximately 8 miles.
WHAT TO BRING: Toys in severe shortage this season include for infants through age 3 and for ages 10 and up. Any new unwrapped toy in it’s original store packaging will be accepted including stuffed animals (new with tags). We are also accepting new children’s winter hats and coats. You may bring any amount of items from 1 to 101. New bicycles are also being accepted along with bike helmets and related safety items. Members may individually purchase toys and/or agencies may opt to use organization funds for their members to purchase items. Many of the nicest items can be found at TJ Maxx stores.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Participating emergency services should RSVP with their county Emergency Management Office. No personal vehicles, please, with the exception of authorized emergency vehicles such as a fly car, a coordinator or deputy coordinator vehicle or a chief or assistant chief vehicle. Emergency lights and short siren and horn bursts will be required for participation in the convoy. Agencies may send as many vehicles as needed to accommodate their amount of participating members and or their allowed family members (if your agency allows this). As indicated please be equipped with whatever you need to stay in service for the event that you need to break off from the convoy and respond to a call. Participating personnel, vehicles and apparatus DO NOT need to be taken out of service to participate in this event. We expect to be completed with the event by 12 pm. Photo opportunities with Santa will be available from 12 to 1 pm at the Meco Fire Station.
It is important to note that all donations received from this event will stay in Fulton and Montgomery Counties. Any leftover toys not distributed this Christmas will be held in storage locally until next season.
Please contact your county EMO or Fulton County Area News on Facebook with remaining questions.