Local Organization Needs Help After Search Efforts 

Caitlin Burchill

After countless hours spent searching for Nichole Cable, local volunteer organizations could use some help.The Down East Emergency Medicine Institute, or DEEMI, was a vital part of the recovery efforts.The group is not federally funded and uses volunteers to help search for people, saving the lives of Mainers in peril.Now, DEEMI could use some help.”You can come from any walk of life. We have volunteers that come pre-trained and pre-qualified in whatever they’re doing, be it a fireman or a nurse or medic or police officer. They come over and give us a hand. Housewives, people help in the logistics of what we do. There’s a lot that goes on in the background that you never see with the people on the ground whether it be resetting these humvees afterwards or how they come to be in the first place, so we need all the help we can get,” said Robert Bowie, Medical Director for DEEMI. To donate money or your time to DEEMI, visit the, call 866-3048, or e-mail [email protected] Bowie of DEEMI says that volunteers are just as valuable as money.