(July 21, 2016)
At a press conference preceding a Town of Mount Hope board meeting Tuesday evening, Assistant Chief Wayne Melton of the Mount Hope Fire Company announced the award of a federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant that will allow the volunteer fire department to upgrade its self-contained breathing apparatus.
The grant of $166,667, together with a 5 percent match by the Town of Mount Hope of some $8,000, will fund “28 brand new, top-of-the-line, (Scott) Air-Paks,” said Melton. The fire company enlisted the services of David Schwartz of Firehouse Grants, a grant writer specializing in the emergency-services industry, and paid a fee of $2,750 upon securing the award.
“For $11,000 of our tax money,” Melton said, “we are going to get $175,000 worth of Air-Paks.”
The upgraded Scott Air-Paks will replace apparatus from 1997, according to the Assistant Fire Chief. The 2013 edition Air-Paks - the latest edition available, said Melton - feature high-temperature face pieces and air-activated Personal Alert Safety System devices capable of locating downed firefighters. The updated cylinders contain 45 minutes of air, compared to the current 30-minute supply.
Delivery of the upgraded apparatus is expected within 60 days, Melton said. He expressed gratitude to the Mount Hope Town Board, and the members of the Mount Hope Fire Company, specifically naming MHFC treasurer Helena Grunwald and board of director Ed Myslinski, for their tenacity in helping garner the grant.
Mount Hope Fire Company separated from the Village of Otisville Fire District in 2013, ending an 87-year contract. It currently operates from a farm on Finchville Turnpike.
(July 5, 2016)
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(April 13, 2016)
It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the unexpected passing of our Fire Police Captain Christopher Michael Markert.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his mother Cathy Markert, who is a member of our Auxiliary as well as his girlfriend Becky Van Horn, his family, his friends and his brothers and sisters from the Goshen Fire Department and Goshen Volunteer Ambulance Corps. where he was a past member and the Minisink Hook & Ladder Company in Goshen where he was a past Vice President.
May he finally rest in peace free of pain.
(March 19, 2016)
The Otisville Lions Club 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt was a huge success and our members had a great time helping out, especially our President Lou Dodd who had lots of fun being Mr. Easter Bunny.
Thanks to everyone who partipated and helped make this event happen! Special thanks to everyone who came out with their children and supported both organizations and had fun doing it.
(March 11, 2016)
It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of member Vic Turi. He was a loyal and valued member, experienced exterior firefighter, a brother and friend to all. His passing was sudden and he will be deeply missed.
We offer condolences to his family and friends as well as his brothers and sisters of the Ontario Hose Co #5 of Middletown where he was a 39 year member.
Services will be held on Saturday 3/19 2 pm at Morse Funeral Home in Middletown.
May he rest in eternal peace with
our Heavenly Father.
will be assisting
The Otisville Lions Club
1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday March 19th 2016 2PM - 4PM
(Snow/Rain Date 3/26)
At the Town of Mount Hope Park Pavilion
located at 340 Finchville Turnpike Otisville NY 10963
Be sure to bring a basket for collecting eggs and
your camera for pics with the Easter Bunny
We are very proud of the awesome job that all of our firefighters did at yesterday's fire.
We had great time on our Santa run!