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Seasonal Preparedness - Autumn

Many people in the Hudson Valley enjoy the change of the leaves and the cooler temperatures in Autumn. Unfortunately, some autumn-related activities, such as hiking and camping, turning the furnace back on, and cleaning the chimney present their share of hazards.

To help ensure everyone in the community enjoys a safe autumn, the Department of Emergency Response offers the following tips and suggests you post them where they are likely to be seen by your family members and co-workers. 


Remember to call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.

Chimney maintenance is vital to your family’s safety.

As you take in the fall’s beautiful scenery, think ahead, be prepared, and stay safe.

Watch out for family pets.