Rowlett July 4th Fireworks on Main
This is Rowlett's biggest event of the year, and we need YOU! Volunteers are still needed for set-up, first aid/cooling, fire watch, traffic control, general safety, and tear down. Shifts are 2:30PM – 5:30PM, 5:30PM – 8:30PM and 8:30PM to midnight. Join us for one, two, or all shifts! Sign up here https://www.trackitforward.com/site/629100/event/727423 There will be three great bands, tons of food trucks, fabulous fireworks and more.
For an event timeline, program dress, equipment, parking information, an event map and staging, please visit https://www.trackitforward.com/site/629100/event/727423 But everyone please note that parking will be available at Rowlett HS, DART, and the Chamber of Commerce. Shuttle busses will run from remote parking. Parking at the Rowlett Community Center will be restricted to vendors and those with handicapped tags.
Important Note: We plan to experiment with a new safety tool, ArcGIS QuickCapture. This allows us to track the location of our volunteers, potentially eliminating some of the radio PAR checks. Volunteers, before the event, please download the ArcGIS QuickCapture app from Apple app store or from the Google Play store. There is NO need to set up an account: just get the app on your phone for now. More info to come on July 4th. ---
Help us support the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce's Freedom 5k Run! Volunteers are still needed for parking support, racecourse setup, race monitoring. Report at 6:30AM to the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce, 4418 Main Street, Rowlett, TX 75088 wearing your program shirt and vest. Race concludes at 9AM, and volunteers can expect to be done by 9:30AM.
The ARES July 4th Net has been cancelled due to Fireworks on Main. However, you can sign up on Track It Forward https://www.trackitforward.com/site/629100/event/630896 to assist with monitoring the fireworks safe zone. The monthly in-person ARES meeting is scheduled for Monday July 18th, 1900 (7PM) at the Fire Administration building, 4701 Rowlett Road, Rowlett 75088.
Mark your calendars for the CERT General Meeting on Wednesday, July 20th at 7:00PM at Fire Admin, 4701 Rowlett Road, Rowlett 75088. As always, please log your time: https://www.trackitforward.com/site/629100/event/630896
More information about the meeting will be posted in the RCCC online calendar https://rowlettcitizencorps.org/wp/?page_id=322
Congratulations to our RCCC 2020-21 Award recipients!
|RCCC Volunteer of the Year||Jacqueline Prescott (JP) Meyers|
|J. Scott Hart Spirit Award||Abraham Rios|
|President’s Distinguished Service Award||Matt Alden|
|ARES Volunteer of the Year||J. Greg Bass|
|ARES Award of Excellence||Daniel Warner, Michael Williamson|
|Explorer of the Year||Angelika Rios|
|Explorer Award of Excellence||Isabella Hatcher|
|Explorer Advisor of the Year||Daric Parent|
|Explorer Advisor Award of Excellence||Koren Ernst, Leisa Peebles|
|Rowlett CERT Volunteer of the Year||Daric Parent|
|Rowlett CERT Award of Excellence||Lawrence Simpson, James Marple|
|EastTex CERT Volunteer of the Year||Matt Alden|
|EastTex CERT Award of Excellence||Steve Cutler, Conce Rodriguez, Robert Hite, Cecilia Wichman, Ray Fishencord, Roy Heath|
|Fire Corps Volunteer of the Year||Mark Riaboy|
|Fire Corps Award of Excellence||R. Blake Margolis|
|VIPS Volunteer of the Year||Barbara Grisell|
|VIPS Award of Excellence||Margaret Diehl|
Explorer Post One received much-deserved recognition for its many outstanding achievements, including triumphs at the Fire Games, and for its recognition by the National Volunteer Fire Council as the 2022 Program of the Year.
Representatives Rhetta A. Bowers and Angie Chen Button presented the Fire Explorers with the Texas State flags flown over the capitol, in celebration of the post’s recognition by the National Volunteer Fire Council as the 2022 Program of the Year.
The Explorers were also recognized by Rowlett Fire Battalion Chief Ensley in celebration of their award by the National Volunteer Fire Council as 2022 Program of the Year.
BSA presented Explorer Post One with the Post Journey to Excellence, Gold Award. Explorer Post One also received BSA’s William H. Spurgeon, III Award. Daric Parent and Abraham Rios received BSA’s GEMS (Going the Extra Mile) awards.
Special thanks to council member Jeff Winget for all of his wonderful photography throughout the event. You can view Jeff’s photos here:
Many thanks to Lisa and Greg Peebles, Sherry Hart and everyone who fed us that delicious Valentino’s dinner!