First, a thank you to the Falmouth Fire Department. This volunteer department has responded to two recent fires in town. Unfortunately, the buildings could not be saved, but everyone got out without injury. This has brought to mind that people in the community need to take a little responsibility and help these firefighters out.
Please take the time to locate the nearest fire hydrant to your house, and make sure it is shoveled out. This will save time if there is a fire at your house. Make sure that smoke detectors in your home are in working order, review with your children what to do in case of a fire, have more than one exit that is clear and free of snow. It takes a little time to accomplish these things, but will be well worth it. The house you save may be your own. Again, my thanks to the Falmouth Fire Department for being there when we need them.