During the winter weather, slips and falls are a real concern for members of our community and first responders alike. "Sand for Seniors" is a program where a member from our department will deliver a bucket of sand to senior residents who are physically unable to get a bucket of sand on their own. The sand can be used to spread on icy walkways and steps in hopes of preventing falls.
In addition to trying to prevent slips and falls, we look at this as a great opportunity for our department to meet members of our community that we do not see in our regular day to day course of business.
Any senior citizen of family member who is interested in this program can call the Brookings Police Department at 605-692-2113 to request a bucket of sand to be delivered to their residence.
We want to thank Lowes Home Improvement for donating the buckets and we want to thank the Brookings Street Department for providing the sand.