The daily five items that Rocky Hill residents need to know for Wednesday, Aug. 1.
What's the Weather?
The National Weather Service predicts a mostly, cloudy day with a high near 83 and a low around 67. There is a 50 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after 10 a.m.
Fire Department Seeks Volunteers
The is looking for any residents interested in becoming a .
Volunteers will need to commit to 300 hours per year. However, training is available, no experience is needed and the only requirement is time, Fire Chief Michael Garrahy previously told Patch.
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There will be two training sessions a month and volunteer firefighters are expected to respond to a minimum of 23 percent of the emergency calls per month.
By volunteering, people would be eligible for the following perks:
- Tax Abatement
- Free Training
- Uniforms and Cleanings
- Personal Equipment Protection Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Worker's Compensation
Volunteers are also paid $6 per call after their six months' probationary period is over.
For more information, contact the fire department at 860-258-7603.
Are You Ready for Some Football?
The season for the begins tonight.
Practices will be held on Aug. 1, 2 and 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. on Auxiliary Field at the .
Players are asked to do the following:
- Arrive 15 minutes early
- Submit a CTYFL registration form, CTYFL Physician's Consent Form and Candy Buyout Money Form
- Bring your birth certificate
- Provide a copy of latest report card for A-Teamers
- Dress in shorts, a t-shirt and cleats (no metal ones)
Equipment pick-up will occur on Saturday at with the following schedule:
- A Team - 9 a.m.
- B Team - 10 a.m.
- C Team - 11 a.m.
- Mighty Mites - Noon
Mystery Book Will Be Discussed At Cora Belden Library Tonight
A local book group will discuss a novel about a recently dismissed journalist who investigates the "apparent suicide" of her best friend.
"Edge of Evil" by J.A. Jance has been chosen by the staff of the to be discussed during the mystery book discussion group.
The mystery book discussion group will be held on Aug. 1 at Cora J. Belden Library from 7 to 8 p.m.
Copies of the book are available at the library.
For more information, call 860 258-7623 or visit the library's website.
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The Grill is Ready
The is offering Rocky Hill .
The National Fire Protection Association states in 2005-2009, "U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 8,200 home fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues per year, including an average of 3,400 structure fires and 4,800 outside fires."
To reduce the risks associated with grilling, the following tips are recommended:
- Never burn charcoal inside homes, tents, campers or vehicles, and keep grills with freshly burned charcoal outside for at least 48 hours before disposing of ashes in a non-combustible container.
- Never use gasoline or kerosene to start a charcoal fire, as they may explode.
- Keep a spray bottle of water nearby to control flare-ups.
- Grill a safe distance from all structures, including houses, breezeways, garages and porches. Be mindful of overhead obstructions, such as awnings and tree branches.
- Check tubes and hoses on gas grills, and maintain them in good condition. Move hoses away from hot surfaces and dripping grease.
- Always store and transport propane tanks in the upright position.
- Keep children and pets away from the grill.
For more information on the Central Connecticut Health District, call 860-721-2822 or visit its website.