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To the Times of Ti:

Last week was recognized as National Fire Prevention Week and the Hague Volunteer Fire Department suggests that this is the time of year when you should change the batteries in your smoke detectors, co2 detectors, flashlights and emergency band radios. The theme for this year is “Two ways out” and urges all residents to identify two emergency exits from their home or apartment.

Several members of the department have completed certification for Confined Space Safety Awareness and regular training and drills occur on a regular monthly basis. All radios and pagers have been re-programmed to narrow/low band frequency as of Oct. 3.

Diane Trudeau, Maureen Cherubini and Donna Trudeau have been appointed as the nominating committee for the election of next years officers, and that process is under way.

We wish to thank all those whose support helped make our part in this years Hague Octoberfest such a success. Just one more event that helps to grow Hague’s spot on the map.

In August and September there were a combined 39 fire calls using 261 man hours, and 25 ambulance calls using 898 man hours. If these numbers seem somewhat staggering, at times they might be for a small department consisting of mostly volunteers and a small crew of paid day EMTs, however, we are up to the task. This is simply to point out that the Hague community currently has a very dedicated team of members who serve you as the Hague Volunteer Fire Department. We always welcome new members.

We are already seeing holiday decorations out, so be sure that yours are designed for outdoor use and UL approved. Boaters remember that if you are in a small craft you must be wearing a life vest at this time of year.

Joe McCranels, Information Officer

Hague Volunteer Fire Department

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