Ok orange residents, it is that time of year again. The Orange Country Fair is coming and believe it or not, it’s time for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) “Adopt A Hydrant” program to begin again.
During the winter months, we ask town residents to “adopt” a hydrant and keep it clear of snow in case our fire fighters need to get to them.
Most residents already do this and we would love to get as many hydrants “adopted” this year.
CERT members will be at this year’s country fair, and we encourage residents to stop by the CERT tent and sign up.
If you’re already committed to clearing a hydrant or if you’re interested in doing it, please stop and give us your information. This will help out your town and fire fighters tremendously.
For any further information or if you can’t make the fair and would like to sign up, please contact Lisa Hartshorn at [email protected].
Thank you from your Orange CERT team.
Here is a VIDEO of three firefighters clearing a hydrant on Route 34 — the 3 minutes or more that it takes to shovel around a hydrant could make a world of difference should there be a fire at your home, or a neighbor’s home.