The Town of Hurley
is served by two volunteer emergency organizations with mutual
aid available from adjoining towns via
911 system. Both the Hurley Fire Department and the West
Hurley Fire Department provide fire and ambulance services.
volunteers for their many years of outstanding service.
noted in the surveys and public hearings included that
- all structures in the Town have emergency identification numbers
posted in plain view in front of the buildings
- the level of volunteerism was dropping and that the volunteer
service might not be viable in future years
- any high density development could overwhelm the volunteers
ability to respond
Currently, we expect these organizations to continue
to serve us and to grow and improve their services. Adding professional
would be costly
and the transition would be difficult.
The town must prepare, however, for the possibility that the demand
may someday exceed the capacity of volunteer services. To that
end, we recommend the town board request an annual update from
the volunteer services.