Photos compliments of Bob Eastman owner of Ground Aerial photo
Burn Ban in Effect
Part 215 of Environmental Conservation Law:
shall burn, cause, suffer, allow or permit the burning of any
materials in an open fire.
Exceptions to the law are:
population less than 20,000; limbs and branches with attached leaves
less than 6” in diameter and less than 8’ in length may be burned
after May 15 until the following March 15. No burning is allowed
between March 15th and May 15th due to the increased fire danger.
from the regulations are, barbecue grills, maple sugar arches, and
similar outdoor cooking devices, as are small fires used for cooking
or camp fires provided only charcoal or untreated wood is used and
the fire is NOT left unattended. If unattended, it must be
If the fire
department responds for what is determined to be an illegal fire, it
will be extinguished and reported to DEC for further action.
Outdoor fires in the Town of Stillwater, other than cooking or small
camp fires require a permit. Permits are copied to the fire
department. A camp fire is an outdoor fire less than three feet
high, and four foot in length and width or diameter.
If you live in a flood prone or wet area, have water
in your basement or live near a lake, river or stream, it’s the time
of year when you have to be concerned. If you experience repetitive
flooding or water infiltration you need take responsibility and be
prepared. Have a sump pump, make sure its operational and certainly
have a back up. Don’t rely on the fire department, we have big
pumps and can pump water that is deep, not inches of water. Your
sump pump should be plugged into a ground fault protected circuit to
prevent electrical shock. Sump pumps should not be plugged into an
extension cord unless it is heavy enough to carry the motor load.
Prior to flood season, test the pump, clean up all debris that will
float in the basement area so that the pump does not get clogged.
Long term mitigation is to make sure that all appliances, hot water
heaters, furnaces and major electrical equipment is mounted high
enough or is on the first floor so that it is not affected by
water. If the fire department is called we will not pump out a
basement that is full of water, it may cause pressure on the outside
to collapse the basement walls and we will not pump a basement if
more water if flowing in than we can pump out, you will have to wait
until the water recedes. If sand bags could help keep water out of
your home or business, once it starts raining its too late, the bags
and sand need to be on hand and available before it starts to flood.
Center Memorial Trip
April Training Focus
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 isn’t for everyone, volunteering is – there is more to do
than what is shown here:
Youtube Volunteering Video
sign-up sheet and become a member!
the link below to access)
Application & MV Disclosure
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.
Fire Prevention and Control
Firehouse.com - Firefighting,
Rescue, EMS - Training for Firefighters, Firefighter Jobs, EMS,
Rescue - Extrication, HazMat, Paramedic, Tactics & More
Fire Rescue 1
U.S. Fire Administration
NYS Assoc. of Fire chiefs
NYS Assoc. of
Association of Fire Districts of the
County Fire Service
National Weather Service
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
State Emergency Management Office
Groundaerial web site
District e-mail login
Board of Fire Commissioner's for 2014
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 2014
-- Jamie Herrick
Deputy -- Zach Zendran
Captains -- Rick Hopeck
R J Laurenzo
-- Bob Okosky
-- Jim Woodruff
Administrative Officers for 2014
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
Life is about trusting your feelings and taking chances,
losing and finding happiness, appreciating the memories,
learning from the past, and realizing people change.
If you see Mike Jones, R J Laurenzo, Paul Macey, George
Ody they all have birthdays this month. If you see
Larry Rinaldi tell him happy 97th birthday.
We can always use more members, stop by any Wednesday
evening or Saturday morning for an application or write
We could use volunteers for our fire police unit.
There is no active grant activity at this time.
Winter is finally over, we hope the grass will be coming up soon
and we’ll see a lot of green. The Board has issued an RFP
for the cleaning services at the fire stations, with a
number of adjustment.
Repairs pending for the stations include roofing work at Station
4, gutter work at Station 1, and ceiling repairs at Station
Look under legal notices for surplus equipment that has been
cleaned out of the storage rooms.
We have been doing some housecleaning: Look
under legal notices for a list of surplus items that are up
for bid. Our high pressure tanks were purchased by
Mayfield Fire District and our hose rack was purchased by
Melrose Fire District.
The 1989 Marion, ETA 101 has been listed with FireTec Apparatus
Sales and there are a number of interested departments. The
former MR-108 air boat has also been listed with FireTec
Apparatus Sales, all mechanical issues have been repaired
and is ready for sale.
The Fire District is bidding on a new pickup truck to be
used by the fire police and as a general utility vehicle.
An engine company crew performed a number of training evolutions
at the training center in Ballston on the 29th with
Malta Ridge, Round Lake and Jonesville.
The members will be headed to the Training Center again on the
19th of April to practice basic fire suppression
operations, the crew will leave at 8am, right after
breakfast at Station 1.
Training sessions are held on Saturday mornings after breakfast
and on Wednesdays beginning at 7PM.
Members have the ability to access free on-line training
on the McNeil & Company Web site including EVOC and OSHA
modules. To access go online at
click on E-Learning. The access code is on the Watch
Desk Book in the radio room.
Training sessions continue to be held on Saturday
morning at 8am and on Wednesday evening at 7pm
resources are available at:
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