Window decals to assist community members and first responders

News Release

Local first responders are teaming up to ensure that community members with specific needs are properly cared for.

The Oelwein Police and Fire Departments, along with MercyOne Ambulance, will be distributing window decals that will provide first responders with immediate notification that an occupant of a residence or vehicle may have a specific need based on a previous diagnosis.

“When our officers, fire members, and ambulance crews arrive at an incident, those moments are often times of high stress for the occupants. These window stickers will provide quick and effective information to responders at critical times,” said Public Safety Chief Jeremy Logan. “By having access to a potential special circumstance, responders are better equipped to assist our community members, and therefore can result in a more positive outcome.”