Wednesday, July 31, 2013

New training offerings

Please see the fire and EMS pages for new training classes.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cooling center update

The Town of Plattekill has indicated that the Town Hall will now be open Friday as well.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Additional cooling station

The Plattekill Town Hall will be open as a cooling station from 9 AM to 4 PM through Thursday July 18.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Heat advisory / Cooling stations

An additional colling station is located at the New Paltz Community Center (behind Town Hall). It will be open from 9 AM to 5 PM all week long.

Heat advisory / Cooling stations

Good morning all

The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity has caused the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory from noon to 8 PM today. Heat indices may reach 100 degrees. We can probably expect these conditions to continue for the remainder of the week (Wednesday looks to be the most oppressive day).

Some basic tips for remaining cool:
Drink plenty of fluids
stay in air conditioned spaces
stay out of the sun when at all possible
wear light and loose clothing
try to avoid strenuous work in the afternoon hours
check on neighbors and the elderly
do not leave pets in your car

The following link is provided by the UC Department of Health and contains additional tips: and in Spanish:

If you do not have air conditioning in your home, seek public spaces that do - shopping centers, libraries, etc. Additionally, the following locations will be open as cooling stations:

Family of Woodstock, 16 Rock City Rd from 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM
Town of Lloyd Town Hall, 12 Church Street
Town of Wawarsing Town Hall, 108 Canal Street, noon to 4 PM each day this week, except Wednesday when it will be open 2-4 PM
Town of Rosendale Recreation Center, Monday - Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM
UC Community Action, 70 Lindsley Ave, Kingston

If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to call.