During this week’s Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety meeting, Fire Chief Steve Holm updated board members on their Blueberry Festival activity.

On Thursday evening and all day Friday, the Plymouth Fire Department manned the Emergency Medical Technician Basic Carts.  On Saturday they were assisted by Union North EMS.  Tippecanoe EMS operated the EMT carts on Sunday, and on Monday the Culver Fire Department.   

Plymouth paramedics worked just over 55 hours the entire weekend at the park.  Some of their full-time EMTs also helped, working about 32 hours.  The fire department did see a slight increase in refusals with 44.  Chief Holm said, “Basically we saw people with complaints and either treated them and they signed off or we just gave them some advice.”  The Plymouth Fire Department did a total of 14 transports out of the park.  Holm said the number of transports was below the average of 18 to 20 each year during the festival.

During the Board of Public Works meeting, Clerk-Treasurer Gorski presented two requests to close Michigan Street in the downtown area.  The first request was for the Lighted Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 25.  Michigan Street from Adams Street to LaPorte Street will be closed from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.  INDOT has already given its approval for the closure.   The second request is for the Annual Tractor Show on Saturday, July 20, 2024.  Michigan Street will be closed from LaPorte Street to Adams Street from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and INDOT has already approved the closure permit.

The board approved both requests.