Bucksport Public Safety will receive ‘angel lights’

BUCKSPORT – All full-time and part-time public safety employees in the city will be equipped with a “guardian angel light” to attach to a collar or vest to improve visibility on the job, thanks to a grant the Maine Municipal Association’s safety improvement project in the total amount of $2,799.72.

Deputy Chief Constable David Winchester said extra lights would be provided for reserve officers to use while on duty.

The safety improvement grant comes from the Maine Municipal Association workers compensation fund.

The lights will be ordered from a company called Guardian Angel, which says its devices “are tough enough to protect the lives of law enforcement and first responders in the field, yet practical and versatile enough to be an indispensable tool. on any construction site. or outdoor adventure.

The safety grants provide financial assistance to members of the MMA Workers’ Compensation Fund to purchase safety equipment or services to help reduce the frequency and severity of workplace injuries, Winchester said in a statement. hurry. The grant programs are designed to prevent injuries and improve workplace safety for Maine employees. Reducing employee injuries also benefits taxpayers by reducing lost work hours, the cost of claims, and potential overtime expenses for employees who may have to replace injured co-workers.

The Maine Municipal Association has been providing safety grants to workers’ compensation fund members since 1999. Over $5.7 million has been distributed to fund 4,345 safety improvement grants and 505 scholarships of studies.