Pawlet Adds Another Fire Hydrant

The Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department has added a new fire hydrant to the town’s emergency water supply infrastructure this fall, tapping into a private pond on Sargent Hill Road. The hydrant is slated to go online in December. A dry hydrant is a non-pressured pipe system that allows firefighters to quickly draw water in the event of a fire, even when the pond is frozen. This hydrant is the latest phase of the department's ongoing initiative to improve emergency water supply in Pawlet.

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Ever Wanted to Be a Firefighter? What Are You Waiting For?! Join Us Today!

Joining our department offers a unique opportunity to help your neighbors, oftentimes in their hour of greatest need. It's also a chance to meet some good people, pick up some new skills, and to learn how to operate some very cool equiptment. If you live or work in Pawlet and are willing to dedicate some time to serving your community, we invite you to talk to us about joining our department today.

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Got Kids? Have a Fire Drill in Your House!

Exit drills in the home (EDITH) are fire drills for your house, and they are a must for all families with children. Schools have long known that the only way to safely and quickly evacuate kids is to conduct drills, and your home is no different. To stage a drill, just gather your family, pick a meeting place outside of the home that everyone can remember (like the end of the driveway, a tree, or a swingset) and talk about how the kids will get there from their bedrooms and other rooms in the house. Then press the "test" button on your smoke detector and practice your plan! This very simple procedure ensures that kids will recognize the smoke alarm and react appropriately to it, and go to a spot where parents and arriving firefighters can know for sure that everuone is safely out of the house.

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