... if City of Hudson residents and property owners would take a little extra time to shovel out any fire hydrants on their property when they are shoveling their sidewalks and driveways following a snowstorm.
To paraphrase the title of a well known short story, "The Property You Save May Be Your Own"... (Full Story & Photos)
Mike McCrady and Wally Moore clearing snow from the buried hydrant in the previous photo.
At Approximately 3am Hudson Fire was dispatched for an unknown type fire to the rear of Hudson Terrace Apartments on North Front Street. The dispatch was quickley update to a working fire based on the multiple calls being received by Columbia County 911.
On arrival members found the 150 x 50 2 1/2 story brick and timber structure fully engulfed in flames. There was an immediate exposure threat to ... (Full Story & Photos)
At approximately 10:30am today, the City of Hudson Firefighters were requested to respond, to Aarons Rental at 350 Fairview Avenue in the Town of Greenport, with a F.A.S.T. team. The Greenport Fire Department was operating at an electrical fire with a moderate smoke condition within the building.
Under the direction of Chief James Schermerhorn, Engine/Rescue 279 responded and staged within the parking ... (Full Story & Photos)
Proposition2, the retirement plan proposed for City of Hudson Volunteer Firefighters, is obviously not free. It is however a drop in the bucket compared to what city residents already pay in retirement and health benefits for paid city employees.
***The following cost estimate is based on the entire active department roster (81 members) meeting the criteria to receive the benefit.