Legislator Low-Hogan to Commend Emergency Services Personnel Who Battled Blaze on Clausland Mt.

New City, NY (December 6, 2013)– Legislator Jay Hood, Chairman of the legislature’s Public Safety Committee has invited fire and police personnel to the upcoming committee meeting to commend them for their efforts to battle and eventually contain the November wildfire that destroyed hundreds of acres on Clausland Mountain.

Orangetown Legislator Nancy Low-Hogan, who represents the district in which Clausland Mountain is located, initiated the invitation and has asked Gordon Wren, the Director of the county’s Fire and Emergency Services and County Sheriff Louis Falco to inform the committee about countywide preparedness and coordination measures that are employed when battling fires of the magnitude of the three-day Clausland Mountain wildfire.  

“The obstacles of a steep and rocky terrain, coupled with dry underbrush and leaves made this a very difficult, unusual and unsafe situation,” said Legislator Low-Hogan.  “The efforts of the firefighters to contain and extinguish the fire and the assistance of police and other emergency personnel to help coordinate the effort are certainly worthy of public praise and recognition.  We are so fortunate to have brave and dedicated personnel on the front line, ensuring public safety.” 

The Public Safety Committee meeting will take place at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in the legislature chambers, 11 New Hempstead Rd., New City, NY.  Committee meetings held by the Rockland County Legislature are open to the public. To obtain further information on this or any other committee agenda, please visit www.rocklandgov.com , click on County Legislature and follow link to Committee Agendas.

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