Danbury firefighters are asking residents to help them after the storm. If there is a hydrant on your property, or you know of one nearby, the Fire Department is calling on people to shovel a 3-foot radius around it. If they can't see or get to a hydrant, it takes precious time away from fighting fires.
The continued bitter cold temperatures will return after the snow storm ends. New Milford Town Hall will be open as a warning shelter tomorrow from 6am to 10am. The Warming Shelter at 25 Church Street will be open Saturday from 8 am-3:30 pm. On Sunday, the East Street School gymnasium will be open from 8 am to 1pm. The rest of the time will be covered by Loaves & Fishes, St. John's Church, and other public buildings during the day.
The Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company members were at both firehouses last night to put chains on the apparatus, check fuel levels and run generators. The Fire Department will be manned throughout the storm and additional EMS crews have been placed in service to handle anticipated longer response and transport times.
The Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company is offering a few winter weather reminders. If you lose power, keep all generators at least 25 feet from your house. Do not leave space heaters, kerosene heaters or candles unattended. Treat any downed wire as potentially live.