From the Firehouse: June 2022

From the Firehouse
by Jack Halchak, Past Chief HFD
June 2022

The Hurleyville Fire Department is always looking for help, to fight fire or support those that do. We even supply all the gear and provide all the training needed, for free. Stop by any Monday night and find out how you can help.
It looks like things are starting to get back to pre-pandemic times. The fire department is getting back to hosting their events.
The 21st Annual Morningside Fishing Classic sponsored by the Town of Fallsburg Parks and Recreation Program, the Hurleyville Fire Department and the Loch Sheldrake Fire Department will be held Saturday, June 18, at the Morningside Lake on 614 Brickman Road in Hurleyville. It will start at 5 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.
There will trophies for first place, second place and third place in three different categories: Bass, Walleye and Pickerel. In addition, there will a Lunker prize of $50.00 for the largest single bass, pickerel or walleye caught by weight at the contest.
Registration will take place on the day of the contest at the lake. The registration fee is $10.00 per person.
Fishing can be from boats with trolling motors only. Everyone in the boat must be registered. Also, you can fish from the shore.
To see pictures of winners from previous years visit us at
You can find more information on J.W. Halchak’s page on Facebook.
The 11th Annual Bill Carlson Golf Classic will be held Saturday, August 20, at Tarry Brae golf course. Save the date. More information will be published next month.
With summer weather we will get summer storms. Be aware that the weather can change in an instant and strong summer storms can pop up at any time. You should have at least 72 hours of supplies on hand. Do you have a well? When you lose power you lose your water, so have bottled water on hand. How about your medication? Get your refills now instead of later.
If you lose power:
Keep your refrigerator closed, go in and out quickly
Be careful with candles. Better yet, have a battery powered lantern and a flashlight.
Before the storm hits fill your bathtub with water. You can use that water to flush your toilet
There are many ways to be alerted to incoming severe weather today. You can sign up for NYAlert, a free service. In the Town of Fallsburg you can sign up for “Code Red”, another free service. Just go to the Town of Fallsburg website and click on the Code Red icon.
On May 1, the Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighters Association held its annual Memorial Service for those firefighters who answered their last alarm in 2021. The event was held at the Sullivan County Government Center. Firefighters lined the walkway into the building with a huge American flag hung by two ladder trucks over the sidewalk. Families then walked through the sea of blue to the Government Center for the service. As each name was read a family member was escorted up front to receive a rose in memory of their fallen firefighter. Hurleyville had five members honored: Mark Carlson, Joe Garica, Gary Charnow, Phil Featherbay Sr. and Lee Berger.
Be Safe Out There