Firefighters busy

To the Times of Ti:

May was our busiest month thus far in 2013 and appears to have kicked off our busy season. We responded to a freight trailer fire at International Paper mill that was located inside the mill and the staff did a great job containing the fire until we arrived. We also responded to four motor vehicle accidents, four general fire alarms and three grass and brush fires along with seven other miscellaneous emergencies. Our membership totaled 165.2 man hours for all emergencies.

In addition to responding to the emergencies we also conducted five training drills that totaled 244 man hours. We held an open house as part of the Fireman’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) Recruit NY 2013.

We want to make sure everyone is extremely careful if they are doing any outside burning whether recreational or while burning brush, leaves or grass. The state burning ban expired on the 15th but we still are seeing very dry conditions and this could be extremely dangerous. 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.

Matt Watts, Ticonderoga Fire Department

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