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Hughestown Hose Company EMS Division needs your help. To keep up with the ever-changing safety regulations, EMTs and apparatus drivers have undergone expensive and intensive training. Members of the hose company work tirelessly to provide you and local businesses and organizations with the best emergency response services and protection possible.

With a subscription, the Hughestown Hose Company EMS Division is once again providing you with a 60% discount for any remaining expenses incurred after insurance billing. This discount should prevent you from paying large, out-of-pocket expenses in the event of a medical emergency.

Whether they receive reimbursement from Medicare or private insurance companies, the Hughestown Hose Company EMS Division is still liable for paying for expenses incurred on their emergency ambulance calls.

Saving you money and working to provide you with the best professional pre-hospital care possible has been and continues to be the aim of the department. The hose company has worked closely with many of their mutual aid ambulance providers to include them in your subscription drive.

Please take a minute and complete the donation stub you recently received in the mail and return it to the Hughestown Hose Company with payment no later than Tuesday, March 31, to secure your membership.

Remember, your membership covers not just you, but also your family and any of your guests in the event of a medical emergency. Just make sure to keep your membership receipt for your records, as this identifies you as a subscriber to these emergency medical services.

Your support is very important and helps the hose company make sure that you’re receiving the best care that you deserve.

Council meeting

There will be a council meeting at the borough building at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10. Residents are urged to attend.

Hose company Lenten dinners

Hughestown Hose Company’s annual Ash Wednesday and Lent homemade pizza and clam chowder take-out dinner is right around the corner.

Food can be picked up between noon and 6 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, and every Friday during Lent by going to the firehouse and ringing the doorbell on the marked doors.

The hose company’s pizza is made with a secret homemade sauce with freshly grated cheese and is sold unbaked. If you’re not in the mood for pizza, don’t worry! They’ll also be selling their famous homemade, Manhattan clam chowder with just the right amount of clams.

The unbaked pizza is $10 for a tray and Manhattan clam chowder is $10 for a quart.

Recycling reminder

Council reminds residents that all borough recyclables must follow the following:

All cans and jars must be emptied and cleaned.

No styrofoam containers or paper plates are to be recycled. Instead, these items should be put in with your trash.

Your recyclables will not be picked up if it contains these items.

Council reminds residents to break down cardboard and place it in bins rather than in a cardboard box or it will not be picked up. Placing your broken down cardboard in another cardboard box isn’t the proper way to recycle your cardboard.

Hughestown Council appreciates residents following the guidelines for recycling and reminds residents to place their recycling outside the night before it is scheduled to be picked up.

Kayleigh DeMace writes about Hughestown every week. To list an item, email kdemace@pittstonprogress.com or call 570-821-2004 by 5 p.m. Monday.