EHFD hosted Apparatus Operator-Emergency Vehicles (EVOC) course in May 2016. In attendance were firefighters from East Herkimer, Salisbury, Oneida Castle, Frankfort, Frankfort Center, Schuyler, Cedarville, and Stratford. State Fire Instructor was Stefano Napolitano.
East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department participated in the Herkimer Little League Opening Day Parade Saturday, May 7. Parade began at the Herkimer County Office Building and ended at Lou Ambers Field.
- Create an emergency bag of personal items that you will need if you are asked to leave your home.
- Leave your home when asked to do so.
- Make and frequently practice a family evacuation plan that includes meeting locations, a communication plan and pet accommodations.
- Clean your roof, gutters and deck of dead leaves and pine needles often.
- Use building and yard materials that won’t burn easily.
- Keep an area up to 200 feet around your home lean, clean and green.
- Follow evacuation instructions from your local emergency officials.
- Practice two ways out of your neighborhood; you will be more prepared if roads are blocked.
- Hold community meetings and work with neighbors to prepare the neighborhood for wildfires.
- Make sure driveways and house numbers are clearly marked and can be seen from the road.
- Meet with your local fire department. Find out how department personnel can help you prepare for wildfires.
Source: U.S. Fire (USFA)
On Friday April 29, 2016, the East Herkimer Fire Department responded to a large brush fire on Steuben Hill at 2 a.m.
Reminder to all Town of Herkimer residents that the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has banned all burning of brush and similar materials from March 16 – May 14. Permits for burning will not be issued during this period for the Town of Herkimer. Anyone that plans on burning brush within the NYS DEC guidelines after May 14 must apply for a permit at the Town of Herkimer Offices located at 114 N. Prospect Street, Herkimer. A Town of Herkimer Fire Warden will visit the proposed burn location and review it for safety prior to the issuance of a permit.
Thank you for preventing unnecessary fire department responses this spring!