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Nov 252013
 

Screen shot 2013-11-25 at 6.24.19 PMFeel the chill in the air? Winter is coming fast, so it’s time to adopt a fire hydrant.

In the event of an emergency, the Orange Volunteer Fire Department will need to access all local fire hydrants for water.

But if they are covered in snow, the firefighters would have to clear it themselves, taking up valuable time and possibly cause a delay in putting out a fire — no one wants that to happen.

Some town residents already have signed up for the “Adopt A Hydrant” program at the Orange country Fair and the Firemen’s Carnival. Other residents just automatically take it upon themselves to clear around fire hydrants near their homes and the fire department greatly appreciates it.

The Orange Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is asking residents interested in adopting a fire hydrant and helping out the town and fire department to please e-mail CERT member Lisa Hartshorn at [email protected] with your name, address, fire hydrant number (if applicable), location of hydrant and e-mail address so she can add you to the directory of volunteers.

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Jan 312013
 

It is 2013 and winter is here. During the Orange County Fair and Carnival, CERT had set up a table to ask Orange residents to “adopt a fire hydrant,” which entails helping by shoveling out and around the hydrant to aide the fire department in case of fire.  Many responded with great enthusiasm, and it was greatly appreciated.

CERT member Lisa Hartshorn would like to thank all of you that volunteered to help shovel.  If any residents of Orange had not signed up and you would like to, or if you’re already shoveling your local hydrants, please let her know by sending an e-mail to either [email protected] or [email protected].

“I will need to know the street you live on and the general area of the hydrant you are shoveling or would like to care for this winter,” she said. “Again, thank you to the Town of Orange residents for helping out in this cause.”

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