As we come into November there is not a lot going on around here. We do have the Christmas Party coming up and we are looking for volunteers to help set up and take down the decorations. Please call the Office and let me know if you can help. It sounds like it is going to be an exciting event here at Fire House #5 this year.
Stove Pipes and Chimneys are the leading cause of structure fires in Park County and they should be serviced regularly throughout the winter, also with Christmas just around the corner Live trees inside become a major fire hazard. Let’s have a safe and Happy Holiday season.
The Burn pit is closed for the winter and everyone always asks when are we going to Burn it, and I do not have an answer to that. Weather and snow cover are the determining factors. I can tell you this, this is the most wood I have seen in there since I have been here. Bravo to all the folks that are working hard at cleaning up their lots.
Campers on Vacant Lots, as of October 1st they were to be off. I am impressed we only have a few that remain, and we are working on getting those folks to comply.
Personnel vehicles need to be serviced, and your emergency packs need to be checked and refreshed. Mice and other critters love to get into the things. Check your Tires and Coolant levels. Remember that it can get extremely cold up here and the snow may drift your road closed. Calling Road and bridge is a great idea but please remember that they too, are very busy in the Winter.
November is Thanksgiving month where people have out of town guests come up and they are not use to the weather up here. You really need to inform them of not only the weather, but also the altitude effects. Please have a great holiday and remember the folks that are abroad in the Armed Forces, they make sacrifices so that we can enjoy freedom .