Stillwater Fire District

Stillwater Fire District - Arvin Hart Fire Company

Photos compliments of Bob Eastman owner of Ground Aerial photo services 2013



Carbon Monoxide Detectors

CO alarms are available for purchase. They are similar to smoke alarms and are designed to provide warning as CO levels in the air approach dangerous levels.  A dangerous level is considered to be anything above 100 parts per million (PPM) and immediate action must be taken to get occupants to fresh air.  A CO alarm will  provide early warning of the presence of CO, usually before a healthy adult would experience symptoms.

Select a CO alarm which is certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and is battery-powered or has a battery back-up.  Itís nice to have a detector that actually reads out the CO level in a display, but is not necessary.  There are detectors on the market that have 10 year battery power and a digital read out.  After the 10 years the entire unit is replaced.  CO alarms should be placed according to manufacturer installation instructions.  Test the CO alarm frequently, at least twice a year when clocks are adjusted for daylight saving time, and replace dead batteries when necessary.  Read the CO alarm's owner's manual to learn about the warning sounds and how to test the device.  Unlike smoke alarms, CO alarms expire after several years and there is a date stamp on the back of the detector.  Replace the alarm as indicated by the manufacturer.

New York State requires CO alarms in residences including single- and multiple-family homes, and in multiple dwellings such as hotels/motels, boarding houses, apartment buildings, fraternity and sorority buildings, and school dormitories. New laws also require alarms in commercial buildings and restaurants.  The requirements apply only to structures that have an attached garage or have appliances, devices or systems that may emit CO.

A CO alarm is not a substitute for regular maintenance of fuel-burning appliances or equipment. For assistance with CO alarm placement, please contact your local fire department.

CO alarms can only sense CO that reaches the unitís sensor. Itís possible that CO may be present in other areas without reaching the alarm. The rate and ability that which CO reaches the alarm may be affected by: ē Doors or other obstructions. ē Fresh air from a vent, an open window or other source. ē CO being present on one level of the home and not reach a CO alarm installed on a different level. (For example, CO in the basement may not reach an alarm on the second level, near the bedrooms). For these reasons, we recommend you provide complete coverage by placing a CO alarm on every level of the home. Please carefully read all information supplied by the manufacturer on properly installing this CO alarm.  Realize that the alarm sound is different for actual detection of CO and when the battery is low or the detectorís sensor is outdated.



Upcoming Events

Feb 3 Emergency Management Committee
Feb 9 Commissionerís Meeting
Feb 11 Fire Company Meeting


February Training Focus

Paratech Airbag Training Videos


Regularly Scheduled Events:

Training -- Wednesday Nights beginning at 6:30 P.M. and Saturdays beginning at 8:00 A.M. with breakfast beginning at 7:30AM

Company Meetings -- 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 P.M.

Board of Fire Commissioner's Meeting -- 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 P.M.



Firefighting isnít for everyone, volunteering is Ė there is more to do than what is shown here:

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Attention District Residents: To make sure your county 911 information is correct, call Saratoga County Emergency Services at 884-4769 daily between  9 A.M. and 5 P.M.


Related Links:

Intellicast Weather Page

Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund

OFPC - Firefighting, Rescue, EMS - Training for Firefighters, Firefighter Jobs, EMS, Rescue - Extrication, HazMat, Paramedic, Tactics & More

U.S. Fire Administration

NYS Assoc. of Fire chiefs

NYS Assoc. of Fire Districts

Association of Fire Districts of the Capital Area

Saratoga Co Fire Officers

NOAA's National Weather Service

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency


NY Alert

Wearlon Corporation

Groundaerial web site

American Airboats

Empire Chemical Sales 


Shakerley Truck Sales

Stillwater Fire District e-mail login



Additional Training Resource Links:


New Developments in Fire Service Training


Get on Board with Fire Service Updates Training


Commissioners and Officers

Board of Fire Commissioner's for 2015

Anthony Ponzillo, Chairman; Mike Handerhan, Facilities Committee; Tom Rinaldi Apparatus Committee; Nick Maciariello,  Treasurer; Bill Ritter, Apparatus Committee; Bill Doughty Facilities Committee; Barb Comitale, Secretary/Deputy Treasurer


Line Officers for 2015

Chief            -- Jamie Herrick

Deputy        -- Zach Zendran

Assistant     -- Bob Wood

Captains      -- Rick Hopeck

                     -- R J Laurenzo

                     -- Dave Dunn

Lieut.           -- Chris Stewart

                      -- Brian Sabourin

                      -- CJ Brownell


Fire Police Capt.

                      -- Bob Okosky


Fire Police Lt.

                      -- Jim Woodruff


Administrative Officers for 2015

President -- Lisa Laurenzo

V.P.            -- Nick Maciariello

Treasurer -- Jaclyn Thomas



                   -- Chris Wright


Sergeant at Arms

                   -- Bill Ritter

Trustees   -- Dave Duquette, Jason Urdang, Jeff Nyland, Ed Sabourin, and Tim Collins




Words to Reflect On

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them and strong enough to correct them.

John C. Maxwell





All of our officers for 2015 both Operational and Administrative were sworn in at the Installation Banquet held at the Hall of Springs on January 17th.  Itís safe to say a good time was had by all, great food, good friends and great location; everyone arrived home safe by riding the bus.  Congratulations to the new officers, hereís to a good year where everyone comes home safe.

If you see the following people this month, wish them a Happy February Birthday; Nick Brady, Anthony Ponzillo, and Bob Wood.

We have learned that Mike Carrubba will soon be leaving us for a job with the Buffalo Airport Fire Department, part of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.  Mike, we will miss you, the short time you have spent with us has been an honor and a privilege, we had some laughs and you made some great contributions.  We wish you the best of luck as you follow your dreams, stay safe brother, the door is always open.

We are always looking for new staffing for exterior, interior and fire police positions email us at  Applications are on this web page, we are at the stations on Saturday mornings and on Wednesday evenings or mail to President Laurenzo at P. O. Box 288, Stillwater, NY 12170.


We have submitted our application to the Global Foundries-Stillwater Foundation for this year.

Facility News

All projects have been completed for the year.  There are no outstanding issues.


Apparatus News


All projects have been completed for the year and we just work to maintain what we have.  The Chiefs have been contemplating working on the specifications to replace ETA 111 which will be 20 years old this year.  If the truck is replaced it would not be delivered until sometime in 2016.



On the 24th we held a mutual aid ice rescue drill with Round Lake Hose Company.  Itís rumored that some of the members got a real thrill with operating the air boat, and no new band aids were needed.  Great drill team. 

In a new initiative by the Chiefs the required OSHA courses will begin at 7pm before the Company Meetings.  The attendees will take group training using the McNeil Website.

Those who do not obtain the training on meeting nights will have to obtain the required training on their own, by accessing the web site.  If you need assistance please do not hesitate to ask any of the officers.

Training sessions are held on Saturday mornings at 8 AM and on Wednesdays beginning at 7 PM.

Members have the ability to access free on-line training on the

To access, go online at, click on E-Learning.  The access code is on the Watch Desk Book in the radio room.

Training Resource Links:

FireRescue 1


Firehouse Magazine


Fire Engineering


ICS Training Resources


Emergency Response Guidebook Training




Mission Statement:


  • Recruiting, cultivating, and retaining the highest quality diverse membership that remains committed to our mission and values.
  • Consistently delivering the best possible services to mitigate emergencies within our financial means and training in the safest manner possible.
  • Focusing on the safety of our members and the community before, during and after emergencies.
  • Partnering with local community, city, county, state, and federal officials and organizations in support of our vision.
  • Developing future leaders in the fire protection and emergency management community worldwide.
  • Encouraging innovative, forward-thinking strategies to reach our vision.