Photos compliments of Bob Eastman owner of Ground Aerial photo
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.
Emergency Management Committee
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.
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
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart
enough to profit from them and strong enough to correct
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
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.
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
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.
Encouraging innovative, forward-thinking strategies to reach