Somber month

To the Times of Ti:

January started off 2013 as a busy and somber month for the Ticonderoga Fire Department. Our thoughts and prayers to the Scuderi family that lost their house to fire as well as the firefighters that were injured while battling the blaze. While three of the firefighters injured have returned to duty, one will be laid up for a few months recovering.

We responded to 18 emergencies including house fires (2), motor vehicle accidents (4), fire CO alarm activations (2) and 10 other emergencies. Our membership totaled 426.3 man hours for all emergencies.

In addition to responding to the emergencies we conducted five training drills that included 266 man hours as well as 105 man hours of OSHA-mandated training.

As always we are looking for new members and applications can be obtained on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 or contact any member for more information. We strongly encourage everyone in the community to please make sure the fire hydrants near your house are cleaned out and that your house numbers are easily visible to our emergency responders.

Matt Watts, Ticonderoga Fire Department

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