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Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from wrex.com:

Harlem-Roscoe firefighters now have a one-of-a kind grill thanks to the Harlem High School welding class built that a custom grill for the fire department. The class started working on it at the beginning of the school year this year and just delivered it this week.

It even has some authentic firefighter embellishments on it donated by Harlem-Roscoe. If you want to see the grill in person firefighters are bringing it to their golf play day next Friday at Atwood Golf Course.

Harlem High School welding class built that a custom grill for the fire department

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Voters rejected three tax increase proposals

Excerpts from the rrstar.com:

Fire districts are looking at tight budgets and possible service cutbacks after voters rejected three tax increase proposals on Tuesday.

The North Park Fire Protection District asked voters to approve a property tax increase to pay for replacements for aging equipment — a $17,000 expense. The measure was rejected by 56 percent of voters. The increase, had it been approved, would have resulted in a $33.33 property tax increase over 12 months for a home valued at $100,000.

The defeat of the referendum means that North Park Fire may curtail fire assistance to ambulances on emergency calls. North Park Fire also may postpone a planned consolidation on a donated 2-acre site that’s more centrally located within the three districts it serves.

The New Milford Fire Protection District also asked for a property tax increase to pay for new equipment. The increase would have resulted in a $32 annual tax increase on a home valued at $100,000. It was rejected by nearly 61 percent of voters. New Milford’s fire operations haven’t seen a tax increase since the 1980s, and the budget has had to account for rising equipment costs.

The Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District sought a tax increase to pay future pension costs. The measure would have resulted in a $1.72 annual property tax increase for the owner of a $100,000 home. It was rejected by 57 percent of the voters.

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Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from wifr.com:

Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District incorporated its new drones into a controlled burn training session for new recruits.

 

Six recruits and five high school cadets had the opportunity to practice their firefighting skills in a real-life scenario. The training house was donated by the Roscoe Methodist Church. The district tried out its new drone during the process. This technology helps firefighters get an aerial view of the fire, this way they can preplan their attack before entering. The drone only takes a few seconds to get footage of the whole fire.

The district hopes the use of the drones will help make firefighters jobs safer.

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Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from rrstar.com:

A program new to the Roscoe region offers free medical identification bracelets to residents with dementia or autism and at risk for wandering away.

The Roscoe Police Department and Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District have partnered with the nonprofit MedicAlert Foundation to provide these free bracelets and free around the clock emergency support services.

Police and fire officials will be able to enroll area residents and their caregivers in MedicAlert’s national database — documenting their medical conditions, sharing that information with health care providers and providing bracelets listing their medical conditions by using medical terminology and abbreviations, according to the departments and MedicAlert.

Enrollment forms are available at the Roscoe Police Department’s front desk. For more information contact the organization at medicalert.org or the police department at 815-623-7338.

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