EMS receives appreciation plaque

Master Sergeant Gary Peck presents EMS Director Tim Houslet with a plaque of appreciation for the service the Marquette County EMS Department gave on June 7th. Peck presented the plaques for all the agencies that assisted the Air Force that day. (Photo by Josh Kirkham

Air Force holds debriefing in Oxford for June jet crash


The United States Air Force held a debriefing last week Monday night for the local first responders who responded on June 7th when an Air Force pilot was forced to eject from his F-16 fighter jet causing the jet to crash in Eastern Adams County. The crash which destroyed an area home and burned approximately 10 acres of wild land, brought volunteers from several area Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services as well as Adams and Marquette County Emergency Management Personnel.

Air Force Master Sergeant Gary Peck based out of Truax Field along with other Truax and Volk Field personnel invited all responders to the Oxford Fire Station to discuss the event. Master Sergeant Peck gave a short presentation and answered questions regarding communication and the timeline of the event. New Chester Fire, Oxford Fire, Montello Fire, Town of Westfield Fire, DNR, Marquette County EMS, Curtis Ambulance, Adams County EM Director and Marquette County EM Director were all represented at the meeting. At the end of the meeting Master Sergeant Peck presented responders with a framed plaque and picture thanking them for their efforts.