At its recent board meeting, the Maine Lobster Festival Board of Directors donated at total of $1,250 to two local organizations.

The Thomaston Ambulance Association received $750. The Association will use the money to assist in the implementation of the “Stop the Bleed” Campaign. This campaign is a nationwide effort to teach bleeding control techniques to the public, in an effort to save a life in the case of a serious bleeding emergency. This donation will help them purchase a hemorrhage control training kit, which, in turn, will be utilized to train the public.

Atlantic Engine Company No. 2, a fire company in Camden, Maine, received $500. The Company is currently supporting the Camden Fire Department’s effort to acquire additional thermal imaging camera (TIC) equipment. Thermal imaging cameras are used by firefighters to see areas of heat through smoke, darkness, and heat permeable barriers. They are commonly used to find people that are trapped when rescuers cannot easily find them.

About the Maine Lobster Festival

Five days of fun and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine, the Maine Lobster Festival attracts thousands of people to the Midcoast region and has a long tradition of giving back to the local community. In recent years, the festival committee has given more than $500,000 to Midcoast Regional Child Development Services, Trekkers, Meals on Wheels, and many other organizations. The 2018 Festival will be held August 1-5.

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