Photos compliments of Bob Eastman owner of Ground Aerial photo
The October Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the
Stillwater Fire District will be held on Monday October 3rd
rather than Monday October 10th.
The Annual Budget hearing pursuant to Section 105 of the Town
Law Section 181 will be held on Tuesday October 18th at 7pm at
the main fire station on Campbell at Kellogg Roads, Stillwater
N.Y. 12170 for the purpose of discussion and review of the fire
districtís proposed 2017 budget.
If you are going to burn other than a camp fire, you will need to
apply for a burn permit from the Town of Stillwater Department of
Building and Planning. Burn permits are copied to the fire
department and posted to every member. If you donít have a burn
permit and the fire department is called we will extinguish the
fire. Nothing except sticks, branches, ordinary wood etc is to be
burned, any other materials such as mattresses, furniture, plastics
etc will be subject to fines by DEC. Several area residents have
been to court so far this year for burning unapproved material.
Very often County Communications will dispatch a police agency and
DEC to a suspected illegal burn condition.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Itís very unusual for a CO Detector to activate during the summer
months, but it can happen. Treat it as a real incident but
understand that CO detectors have a defined sensor life, usually 5
to 7 years, after which they may false alarm on a regular basis.
There is normally a build date on the back of the detector. If your
windows are open and the detector goes off take the usual
precautions and have the condition checked.
Downed Power Lines
Very often during the summer months we respond to a number of
incidents involving downed power lines, due to either accidents or
storm related damage. Be aware, DO NOT approach downed lines, they
may still be alive and if so can kill you. Stay back away from
downed lines and be cautious if the are in trees, across fences or
guard rails, the electricity can charge these items and have deadly
consequences. Never presume a power line is dead!! Take a look
around your home, if there are tree branches over hanging the power
lines coming into the home consider trimming them back, please have
a professional perform this task due to the dangers of
Capital Area Districts Assoc Mtg. 7pm West Crescent
9-11 remembrance Mechanicville Elks.
Fire Advisory Board 7pm County OES
Fallen FF Memorial Empire State Plaza 11am
State Fire Districts Fall Workshops Saratoga
Election Day Ė VOTE!
September Training Minutes
Training Focus of the Month
Lock Nut Up or Down, Paratech Answer!
MSA Four Gas Meters
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 2016
Ponzillo, Chairman; Mike Handerhan, Facilities Committee;
Tom Rinaldi Apparatus Committee;
Treasurer; Bill Ritter, Apparatus
Committee; Bob Carson Facilities Committee;
Barb Comitale, Secretary/Deputy Treasurer
Line Officers for 2016
Captains -- Rick Hopeck
R J Laurenzo
Administrative Officers for 2016
V.P. -- Nick Maciariello
-- Tiffani Scrom
Sergeant at Arms
-- Bill Ritter
Trustees -- Dave Duquette,
Jason Urdang, Jeff Nyland, Ed
Sabourin, and Tim Collins
Words to Reflect On
If you see the following members wish them a happy
birthday in September; 13th John Conlen, 18th Rick
For anyone applying there is a process that needs to be
followed which may take up to 90 days to complete.
Unfortunately as new members apply, we lose other
members for various reasons. The fire service today
experiences an average 5 year turnover rate, as a result
we are always in need of new members. If you want a
challenge, if you want to serve your community and if
you want to keep your taxes low, please consider serving
as a volunteer firefighter.
There is a job for everyone. If you are interested, stop by on any
Wednesday evening, Saturday mornings or email
Applications are on this web page, center section.
There is no grant activity for the department at this time.
The painting of Station 2 on George Thompson Road is
complete including the epoxy floors.
As a result of the energy efficiency survey
performed by NYSEG the District has had a number of
new energy efficient lighting fixtures installed at
all the stations which will reduce energy costs.
Our new ETA is under construction as we continue to
work with KME on construction questions and
answers. It will probably be late February before
we make another trip to the plant to review progress
and final construction details. Some of the unique
details include two cross lays on the front bumper,
a rear 6Ē suction intake, and a air primer. The
unit will have a 500gpm Hale pump and will carry
1250 gallons of water.
The members continue to train at least
two days a week, Wednesday nights and Saturday
mornings. On Saturdays, breakfast is
provided and we want to take this opportunity to
thank Paul Macey for his dedication in the fire
station kitchen almost every Saturday. If
anyone would like to perform a guest cook
appearance on any Saturday, please let us know.
Members have the ability to access free on-line
training on the web.
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