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Fire companies plan block drill; village OKs budget

The Penn Yan Fire Department is planning a special drill on May 3 that will involve other fire companies and simulate an emergency at Birkett Mills. Fire Chief Bill LaRock explained what he calls a block drill at the April 17 village board meeting.

LaRock says departments from Dundee, Benton, Hammondsport, and Geneva will participate in the drill, which will allow chiefs to establish the best placement for equipment and resources. The drill will last from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and LaRock says plans call for the departments to work together to plan for fighting fires on other downtown blocks in the village.

The public can expect to encounter detours during the drill, he noted. Streets that will be involved are Main, Basin, Seneca, Lake, Elm, Water, and Wagener.

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