Rockland Fire and EMS received a monetary donation from the Rockland Rotary to cover the cost of a new refrigerator, in order for the department to store and administer COVID-19 vaccines to first responders in Knox County.

Rotary clubs across the state were contacted by Maine Emergency Medical Services, and asked if they would be willing to financially support fire and EMS departments, who would be incurring costs while taking on the fast-moving program.

Rockland Rotary reached out to the Rockland Fire and EMS Department, and within two weeks, they were able to provide the donation.

"This is a true sign of community support and we can’t thank them enough for their contribution," said Fire Chief Chris Whytock in a press release.