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Preparation for winter

To the Times of Ti:

The Hague Volunteer Fire Department is now busy preparing its apparatus for the winter season. Chief Ray Mury strongly suggests that everyone out there do the same. That begins with being sure you have winter safe tires and a strong battery. Additionally, every vehicle should carry a winter emergency kit in the event of a break down. If you get stranded in a snow storm, do not leave your vehicle or leave it running for long periods of time. At home, make sure that flus and chimneys are clean at the beginning of the season.

Ongoing monthly training continues for both firemen and EMTs. In October there were 11 fire calls using 232 man hours and five EMS calls using 289 man hours. Chief Ray Mury, Dave Snow and Donna Trudeau participated with the Ti Fire Department in a Fire Prevention Week Program at the Ticonderoga schools. Our fire rescue boat has been removed from service and stored for the winter.

We have been told by firemen and EMTs that there are many homes in the town of Hague that do not properly display their house numbers, either on the house or at the roadside. If you are guilty, please conform. It could turn out to be a matter of life or death.

As is tradition, we look forward to providing apparatus to lead off the annual Holiday in Hague celebration on Dec. 8, with Chief Ray Mury at the wheel. We will then also be the host facility for the after party beginning at 6 p.m.

Our department Christmas Party is Dec. 14. Please drop off any items for the Tiny Tim Program or the food pantry by Dec. 10.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving and give a special thanks to all the men and women who serve to protect us, both here and abroad.

Remember, that in New York if you are driving and need your wipers, you must also use your lights.

Joe McCranels

Information Officer

Hague Volunteer Fire Department

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