The members of the Manlius Fire Department wish everyone a safe and
Enjoy the time with family and friends today and give thanks for those in the military or emergency services who are unable to while they protect us.
The Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding New Yorkers that residential brush burning is prohibited March 16 through May 14 across the state.
“While many people associate wildfires with the western United States, the start of spring weather and the potential for dry conditions increases the risk for wildfires in New York,” DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said.
“New York prohibits residential burning during the high-risk fire season to reduce wildfires and protect people, property, and natural resources. The ban has been extremely effective in reducing the number of wildfires, and we’re encouraging New Yorkers to put safety first.”
Even though much of the state is currently blanketed in snow, warming temperatures can quickly cause wildfire conditions to arise.
DEC will post a Fire Danger Map rating forecast daily for the 2018 fire season on its website and on the NY Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife App available on DEC’s website. Currently, fire conditions in most of the state are low risk.
The snow piles up every winter. Driveways are buried in feet of snow, and snowplows push even more heavy snow onto your driveway just after you’ve cleared it. We all know how long it takes to clear that pile.
But what about the fire hydrant that is near your house? What if the fire department needed it to put out a fire in your home? Can we spend precious minutes trying to find, and then clearing access to a hydrant while a house is burning? We need everyone’s help to make sure that hydrants are accessible throughout the area.
For all fire hydrants, please help us help you by clearing at least three feet around it, and clear a small path to the street after heavy snowfall.