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The Pawling Fire Department's
9/11 Memorial Garden Dedication Ceremony
September 11, 2011

 

 

 

Drought Watch Issued for New York

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today issued a drought watch for the entire state of New York following consultation with the State Drought Management Task Force and Federal partner agencies.

"While most public water supplies are still generally normal throughout the state, below normal precipitation over the last 9 months, low stream flows, and reduced groundwater levels have prompted the need for this action," Commissioner Seggos said. "We are encouraging residents throughout the state to conserve water whenever possible during the coming months."

A watch is the first of four levels of state drought advisories ("watch," "warning," "emergency" and "disaster"). There are no statewide mandatory water use restrictions in place under a drought watch. However, local public water suppliers may require such measures depending upon local needs and conditions. The last drought watch in New York State was issued in 2002.

The drought watch is triggered by the State Drought Index, which reflects precipitation levels, reservoir/lake levels, and stream flow and groundwater levels in nine designated drought regions throughout New York. Each of these indicators is assigned a weighted value based on its significance to various uses in a region.

Observed precipitation has been less than normal with shortfalls of 4 to 8 inches common over the last 90 days. The dry weather dates back to the October 1st start of the "water year" and is beginning to significantly affect other water metrics. Stream flows and groundwater levels are well below normal throughout much of the state. Groundwater levels were seasonally worse in June compared to May and they are not expected to improve in the immediate future due to the existing precipitation deficit. For more detailed drought information, please visit DEC's website.

The following are some conservation tips that homeowners can take to voluntarily reduce their water usage:

  • Fix dripping and leaking faucets and toilets. A faucet leaking 30 drops per minute wastes 54 gallons a month.
  • Raise your lawn mower cutting height. Longer grass needs less water.
  • If your community allows watering, water lawns and gardens on alternate mornings instead of every day. Less frequent watering will develop grass with deeper roots, and early morning watering minimizes evaporation.
  • When using automatic lawn watering systems, override the system in wet weather or use a rain gauge to control when and how much water to use. A fixed watering schedule wastes water. Irrigate only when needed.
  • Sweep sidewalks and steps rather than hosing them. Eliminating a weekly 5-minute pavement hose-down could save between 625 and 2500 gallons of water per year depending on the flow rate.

For more water saving tips, visit DEC's website.

 

PFD BINGO News

We had WINNER!

Starting August 10th PowerBall will start all over!

 

 

 

 

 
Volunteer Opportunities:
1. Join the Fire Department!
a. Firefighters: interior and exterior
b. Drivers and apparatus operators
c. Fire Police
d. Rescue Squad
e. Behind the scene assistance
2. Join the Fire Department Auxiliary.
3. Senior Safety Initiative Assistants
a. Calling seniors to explain program and set
appointments
 
 

 

The Pawling Fire Department would like to remind you to move over and slow down! It's the Law!
The New York State Move Over Law Protects law enforcement officers, emergency workers, Volunteer Firefighters, Ambulance Workers, tow and service vehicle operators and other maintenance workers stopped along roadways while performing their duties.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Drivers in New York now have to slow down and move over for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers as well as police and maintenance vehicles along roadsides.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation expanding the state's "Move-Over" law on Thursday.

Previously, the law only applied to drivers approaching stopped police, emergency, maintenance or towing vehicle with flashing red and white or amber lights. The new law applies also to vehicles with flashing blue or green lights that are operated by volunteer fire or ambulance workers involved in a roadside emergency.

The law requires highway drivers to slow down and move from the lane immediately adjacent to an emergency vehicle on the shoulder, unless traffic or other hazards prevent doing so safely.

Violators are subject to a $275 fine and three points on their license.

 

 

 

The Pawling Fire Department is pleased to announce that BINGO
 
will again be open during the winter months.
 
On nights of questionable weather check here to see if we will be open.
 
Join our mailing list to receive News & Cancelations Notices
 
Just drop us a email with your name to - BINGO@pawlingfire.org

 

 

 

 


 


 
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The 2016 Training Calendar has been posted, Click on the Training Tab to view and print.
 

NOTE to Pawling Fire Department Members-
Updated 08/11/2016
Final Proposed By-Laws may be view in the Members Area (Posted 16-March-2015)

A Farewell To George "Poopsie" Walters
has been moved to the Memorial Page
 
The Pawling Fire Department's
9/11 Memorial Garden Dedication Ceremony
Has Been Moved To It's Own Tab

 

 

Call Stats For 2016 as of January

Firematic

 28

Drill

5

Work Details

9

Training

4
 

Click here to view Call Statistics History Page

Training Class at DC-911 Training Center

 

If you are interested in any classes please contact 54-1

 

The 2015 Santa Run and 2015 Annual Fireman's Parade Music Videos
Have been moved to the Community Intrest Page
CLICK HERE to jump to it.

 

 

 

Updated Last 24-August-2016 @ 20:15

 

DEC: State Ban on Residential Brush Burning Begins March 16 during High Fire-Risk Season

Lieutenant Paul Stoveland, March 12

This is from the DEC's Web Site

All residential brush burning is prohibited in smaller communities during the state's historically high fire-risk period from March 16 through May 14, state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens reminded New Yorkers today.

"This time of year has the most risk of fires and the risk is even greater this year due to the extremely mild ... (Full Story)


BINGO IS HERE!!!!

Members Ben Scavone & Paul Stoveland, January 01

NEW FOR 2016 ==> New Format, New Games ===> Casino Ball Replaces Early Bird,
===> Firefighter Special Replaces Winner Take All, ===> BIGGER PRIZES!!!
POWERBALL BINGO on Select Games!
BINGO at the Pawling Fire Department will run through the Winter Months.
Join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month for a night of BINGO
Location: 25 South Street, Pawling, New York

Doors open at 5:15 pm

Calling ... (Full Story & Photos)

Have your next party at our house!

Bob Davis and Paul Stoveland, December 31

Are you looking for a location for a party, meeting, reunion or ???? Why not have it at our house? Our meeting room (including kitchen if desired) in Station 1 on South St in the Village, as well as our outdoor pavilion behind the station are available for rental. Reasonable rates, lots of parking, easy to get to.... and all rental fees help us to maintain the building and provide our public education ... (Full Story)


EVOC Training

Member Paul Stoveland, March 24

On Saturday March 24th 23 Drivers and prospective Drivers from the Pawling Fire Department took part in E.V.O.C. training. E.V.O.C. or Emergency Vehicle Operator Course is a Safety and Defensive Driving course for Drivers in all Fire Departments. It is a eight hour course with classroom and proving your driving skills through a very tight obstacle course. All drivers must complete this course every ... (Full Story & Photos)

The Reverand Mark Allan (R) with PFD District Chief Everett White (L)
The Reverand Mark Allan (R) with PFD District Chief Everett White (L)

The Rev. Mark Allan Made The Official Chaplain of The Pawling Fire Dept

Member Sharon Boo, February 14

The Rev. Mark Allan was made the official Chaplain of The Pawling Fire Dept. prior to the dept's. monthly meeting held Mon. 2/13 @7pm. FD Chief Everett White made the presentation of an official firefighters helmet with Chaplain on the front facade. The Rev./Chaplain then praised the FD for all they do for their Town, neighbors and friends. He vowed to "be there" any and all times of need for any ... (Full Story & Photos)

VFW Post Presents Pawling Fire Dept with Certificate of Appreciation

Member Paul Stoveland, November 14

Three members of the Hasler-Kamp Post # 215 stopped by just prior to the start of our monthly membership meeting on November 14th. They were there to present the Pawling Fire Department with a Certificate of Appreciation for the work done on our 9/11 Memorial.
Chief Dave Denzel accepted the Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the members Pawling Fire Department.

The certificate reads - ... (Full Story & Photos)

Chief Dave Denzel with Members of the Hasler-Kamp Post # 215
Chief Dave Denzel with Members of the Hasler-Kamp Post # 215

Photo courtesy of P. Koeberle
Photo courtesy of P. Koeberle

The History of Pawling Fire Department Now Online!

Member Leslie Accardo, May 03

The Pawling Fire Department celebrated its 100th year anniversary in 1995. Visit our "History" section to learn about how the department began and has evolved into a modernized, fully equipped fire and rescue service:
http://www.pawlingfire.org/content/history/

... (Full Story & Photos)

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