... 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)
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.