Fire prevention week

Tips for Fire Prevention Week: October 8th-14th, 2017

Fire prevention week

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

That’s why this year’s National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan.

Here’s this year’s key Fire Prevention Week campaign messages:

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Fire Prevention Week

Tips for Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention WeekIs your smoke alarm working and up to date? Did you know that smoke alarms should be replaced every ten years? Don’t Wait: Check the Date!

This year, Fire Prevention Week is getting the word out about the importance of changing your smoke alarms. According to (the National Fire Protection Association), 3 out of 5 fire fatalities in 2009-2013 were caused by fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. NFPA recommends replacing smoke alarms after 10 years because that is typically the life expectancy of the devices; beyond that, the sensors in smoke alarms can begin to lose their sensitivity.

It’s easy to check the date on your smoke alarm. Here’s how:

  1. Look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm.
  2. The alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date!

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Windham Facility Re-Locating to Higher Ground

windham-location-2016-newGNH Lumber has been committed to serving the community and the needs of its residents and contractors in Windham for over 50 years. We will continue to value and support our mountain-top community. So, in order to protect surrounding businesses and homes from flooding along the Batavia Kill, we are actively exploring opportunities to re-locate our Main Street facility to higher ground.

Historically GNH has suffered major loses at its Windham facility following each flooding episode – the most significant of which was in 2011 following the destruction wrought by Hurricane Irene. During that event, the store took on in excess of 5 ½ feet of floodwater, decimating inventory and shutting down the location for several weeks.

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Historic Greene County Business Applauds ADI/Lumberyard’s New Beginning

A Recent Article Highlight’s GNH’s Support for the ADI Lumberyard groundbreaking:

A family-run lumber business that has helped build much of Greene County over the last four generations is lending its support to our Groundbreaking Celebration.

GNH Lumber TeamGenn Hagan, one of the partners at GNH Lumber, has been quick to welcome us to Catskill and share with us her good experience of running a business in the area.

“When new business comes to Greene County, we embrace it,” Genn told us recently. “Here’s another business bringing a positive economic impact to our neighborhood.

“You want the community you do business in to thrive and that starts from the ground up.”

We’re grateful to GNH Lumber for helping sponsor our May 7 event.

GNH has been supplying lumber, windows, floors and building materials for the construction of Greene County homes, office spaces, businesses and their surrounding properties for more than 100 years.

It is now run by four partners including Genn, her father Stan Ingalls, brother John Ingalls and cousin Ed McQuillen.

With four locations in the area and more than 50 employees — many of whom live in Greene County — Genn says she’s encouraged by how much chatter she’s been hearing about ADI/Lumberyard’s arrival.

“Catskill is a great place to embrace ADI/Lumberyard because it has such robust arts initiatives,” she says.Continue reading