Photos compliments of Bob Eastman owner of Ground Aerial photo
So far our winter has been mild, but that usually changes in January
and February as we trend toward colder temperatures. Some of the
things you need to be prepared for around the house are; freezing
pipes, never thaw with an open flame, use an electric heat gun to
avoid setting the structure on fire. Since we have not been using
stoves at full throttle, make sure you do not have a buildup of
creosote and take this opportunity to clean your chimney, flue, and
connecting pipes. Now is the time to service that snow blower,
obtain some melting material and be prepared for the second round of
winter weather. Check those supplies in your car especially if you
take long trips across the state where you might run into lake
effect snow and be stranded. Being prepared will reduce stress and
enable you to take things in stride. If we lose power never run a
generator inside and donít try to heat with the help of a gas stove,
carbon monoxide is a silent killer. Speaking of CO check the vent
pipes on your water heaters and heating devices to make sure they
are properly and firmly attached. Is your CO alarm in place with
batteries? Also remember CO alarms have a limited life, about 5 to
7 years for the sensors, if they start to periodically beep check
the date or the battery and replace as necessary.
Capital Area Fire Districts Meeting at West Crescent
Fire District Reorganizational Meeting
Fire Company Installation Banquets, Hall of Springs
County Fire Advisory Board Meeting Training Center
January Training Focus
Semi Cab Door Removal
Importance of the Pump Operator
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.
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.
Intellicast Weather Page
Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund
Firehouse.com - 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
Association of Fire Districts of the
Saratoga Co Fire Officers
National Weather Service
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
NYS -- OEM
Groundaerial web site
Empire Chemical Sales
Shakerley Truck Sales
District e-mail login
Additional Training Resource Links:
New Developments in Fire Service
Get on Board with Fire Service
Board of Fire Commissioner's for 2015
Ponzillo, Chairman; Mike Handerhan, Facilities Committee;
Tom Rinaldi Apparatus Committee;
Treasurer; Bill Ritter, Apparatus
Bill Doughty Facilities Committee;
Barb Comitale, Secretary/Deputy Treasurer
Line Officers for 2015
-- Jamie Herrick
Deputy -- Zach Zendran
Captains -- Rick Hopeck
R J Laurenzo
-- Bob Okosky
-- Jim Woodruff
Administrative Officers for 2015
V.P. -- Nick Maciariello
Sergeant at Arms
-- Bill Ritter
Trustees -- Dave Duquette,
Jason Urdang, Jeff Nyland, Ed
Sabourin, and Tim Collins
Words to Reflect On
The New Year stands before us like a chapter in a book
to be written. We can help write that story by setting
you see Bill Purcell, Zach Zendran or Dave Dunn, wish
them a happy birthday.
We are always looking for new staffing for exterior,
interior and fire police positions email us at
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.
All projects have been completed for the year.
There are no outstanding issues.
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.
the cold months ahead, training will focus on
subjects that can be covered in the classroom.
Members are reminded that the annual 8 hour OSHA
refresher courses are available on line at the
McNeil & Company Web site including EVOC and
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
on E-Learning. The access code is on the Watch
Desk Book in the radio room.
Training Resource Links:
ICS Training Resources
Emergency Response Guidebook Training
Recruiting, cultivating, and retaining the highest quality
diverse membership that remains committed to our mission and
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
Developing future leaders in the fire protection and
emergency management community worldwide.
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