Reminder:

 

Statewide Burn Ban Is In

 

Effect From March 16th,

 

Until May 14th.

 

 

Violators of the open burning state regulation are subject to both criminal and civil enforcement actions, with a minimum fine of $500 for a first offense. To report environmental law violations call 1-800-TIPP DEC (1-800-847-7332), or report online on DEC's website.

 


 

 


  

 

 

 

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Check out our 2014 Annual Banquet

 

Video

 

Special thanks to Heather LaHart for making this years video.

 


 

 

                                                    

New York § VTL 1144-a: “Move Over” Law

 

General Information

The “Ambrose-Searles Move Over” law is designed to protect the safety of law enforcement and emergency workers along New York’s roadways. It is appropriately named after New York State Trooper Robert W. Ambrose and Deputy Sheriff Glenn Matthew Searles who were both struck and killed by vehicles while attending to motorists in the line of duty. It was signed into law by then-Governor David Patterson and came into effect on January 1, 2011. In 2012, the law was amended to include tow and service vehicle operators. When approaching these vehicles that are “stopped, parked or standing” on the shoulder of a roadway, drivers are required to:

  • Reduce speed
  • Move to an open lane (unless traffic or other hazards exist to prevent doing so safely)

You can read the full text of the law in Section 1144-a of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.

 

 

 









 

 

 

NBC Nightly News   |  Aired on October 03, 2012

 

 

Not all smoke detectors are created equal

The most common type of smoke detector, used in 90 percent of homes, may not save you from a smoldering fire because they work better when in the vicinity of fast flames. NBC’s Jeff Rossen reports.

Click on link below to view video:

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/49279732#49279732

 

  • Ionization smoke detection is generally more responsive to flaming fires.
    How they work: Ionization-type smoke alarms have a small amount of radioactive material between two electrically charged plates, which ionizes the air and causes current to flow between the plates. When smoke enters the chamber, it disrupts the flow of ions, thus reducing the flow of current and activating the alarm.
  • Photoelectric smoke detection is generally more responsive to fires that begin with a long period of smoldering (called “smoldering fires”).
    How they work: Photoelectric-type alarms aim a light source into a sensing chamber at an angle away from the sensor. Smoke enters the chamber, reflecting light onto the light sensor; triggering the alarm.
 
 
 

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DO YOU OWN A BUSINESS OR HOME WITH AN ALARM SYSTEM????? PLEASE COMPLETE A BUSINESS/HOME INFORMATION FORM AND THE LAKE PLACID DISPATCH WILL KEEP IT ON FILE FOR EMERGENCY INFORMATION- THE FORM CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE FILES BUTTON LOCATED TO THE LEFT OF THIS PAGE


 

 Order Your 911 Sign

 Did you know that the

 Lake Placid Vol Fire Department

sells address signs for your home

You can find the order form under the

Files button located on the left side

of this website

 

 
 

 Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Required Under New Law

Amanda’s Law, passed in the 2009 Session of the New York State Legislature, will establish a new requirement for installation of carbon monoxide detectors in homes. Under the law, one-family homes, two-family homes, dwellings located in condominiums or cooperatives, and multiple dwellings must have a carbon monoxide detector installed regardless of the date of construction or sale. 

The law was named after Amanda Hansen, a teenager whose life was tragically ended by a carbon monoxide leak from a defective boiler while she was sleeping at a friend’s house in January 2009.

The new law requires that the carbon monoxide detector be a device meeting New York State standards, and that it be installed in an operable condition in dwellings where there are appliances or systems that may emit carbon monoxide or have an attached garage.

Prior to Amanda’s Law, carbon monoxide detectors were required in one-family dwellings, two-family dwellings, and dwellings located in condominiums or cooperatives only if they were constructed or offered for sale after July 30, 2002. For multiple dwellings (such as a tenement, hotel, and dormitories) carbon monoxide detectors were required if they were constructed or offered for sale after August 9, 2005.

As a result of Amanda’s Law, a carbon monoxide detector will be found in nearly all residential structures in the state. This creates a safer living environment for New York residents and creates a greater awareness of home safety issues that are intensified by seasonal heating issues prevalent in the Northeast.      

Amanda’s Law takes effect on February 22, 2010.

   http://www.dos.state.ny.us/fire/COtoolkit.htm

  


 



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