City Hall of Gloversville | 3 Frontage Rd, Gloversville, NY 12078 | 518.773.4500
    Once again winter and all its hazards have passed and for the time being we can focus on the nice weather and begin enjoying all the benefits of summer.
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    Gloversville Fire Chief Tom Groff is reminding City residents of the burning ban until May 23rd. Please make sure you contact the Fire Department at 518-725-3124 to obtain a permit. Cooking fires are no longer allowed without a permit, unless you are using a charcoal or propane grill such as the ones shown in picture three. Thanks for your cooperation!!
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    To apply for a fire pit permit, go to the Fire Department Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 4pm. You will receive a copy of the Open Burning Ordinance and be scheduled for your inspection once the application is complete. Please remember! If you are a tenant, the owner will need to sign and notarize the application or show up in person with the applicant to sign. Once the application is complete and the inspection is scheduled, bring the application to the City Clerk’s Office to pay the $25 permit fee. The City Clerk will keep the application and issue a receipt that the payment was made. The inspector will bring the permit with them and will sign and issue the approved permit at the time of inspection. Please remember! The inspection is to ensure that the fire pit is a minimum of 15 feet away from any combustible material such as homes, fencing, garages, sheds etc. If the fire pit does not meet this criteria then the inspection will not pass. The $25 fee is nonrefundable for denied permits. Please contact the Gloversville Fire Department for any questions: (518) 725-3124
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    Did you know that almost two thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarm? It's an alarming number considering you, as a homeowner and or renter have full control over smoke detectors being installed in your home. Having properly placed and properly installed smoke detectors greatly increases your chance of surviving a fire in your home.
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    Structural work on Buildings Alterations/ renovations New Construction Decks, porches, etc.
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    Plumbing work Swimming pools Elevators Installation and repairs of anything that goes into a building that is not covered by a Fire Department permit.
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    Fences Land use change Occupancy changes Signs
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    Removal of buildings or parts of buildings Removal of porches Change of size of porches
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    MASSIVE FIRES REPORTED GLOVERSVILLE -- Firefighters from both the Gloversville and Johnstown Fire Departments as well as from the Meco and Berkshire Volunteer Fire Departments responded to two major structure fires early Tuesday evening. The fires involved a warehouse building on Harrison Street and a former lumber company on S. Main Street. Both buildings appeared to be a complete loss. No injuries were reported. Also at the scene were a number of authorities with the Gloversville Police Department, both Gloversville Fire Chief Tom Groff and Johnstown Fire Chief Bruce Heberer and several crews with the Ambulance Service Of Fulton County, the Johnstown Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps and National Grid. Like Fulton County Express on Facebook to receive related updates on this and other local stories. © Coverage by Fulton County Area News
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    THE S.A.F.E. (SMOKE ALARM FOR EVERY) HOME NEWBORN PROJECT Initiated: August, 1993 after a tragedy involving a three year old boy who perished in a fire in Gloversville. Goal: To provide a free child-friendly smoke detector to parents of newborn babies residing in Gloversville.
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