April 15, 2005

Varna Fire Company having smoke alarm day May 14th

Update: This event has been postponed. I'll post a new story when it's rescheduled.

If you live in the Varna fire district - roughly Varna, Ellis Hollow, and the northern side of Snyder Hill - you can contact the Varna Volunteer Fire Company about your smoke detectors or need for them - or better still, volunteer.

Smoke Alarm Day: May 14 (Saturday)

Does your home have a smoke alarm? Or are you unsure whether the one you have still works? Or do you need to have it relocated so that your mother-in-law's pizza incendiaria does not always set it off? If you answered "yes" to any of these and live in the Varna Fire District, mark May 14 on your calendar and contact your local volunteer, Veit Elser (539-6707). The Varna fire district is the western part of the Town of Dryden and includes Ellis Hollow. On May 14, Varna Volunteer Fire Company members will install 100 new smoke alarms in area residences. This event was the idea of VVFC member Ted Halpin, and is made possible by Ithaca Walmart. Earlier this year, VVFC Chief and Ellis Hollow resident Natan Huffman approached Walmart manager Dave Jacobson with the idea, and received the donation of 100 smoke alarms. VVFC personnel will be assisted in the event by area volunteer groups.

The VVFC needs more volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel to help keep our community safe. If you are interested, please come and talk to us by visiting us any Thursday night between 6:30 and 7:30pm at the fire station (14 Turkey Hill Road). Firefighting and EMS training is provided by the VVFC and the State of New York. For additional information, see http://varnafire.org/join.

Posted by simon at April 15, 2005 8:34 AM in
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