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2018 Incidents
January 65
February 36
March 29
April 81
May 62
June 31
July 47
August 47
September 60
October 68
November 53
December 32
Total 611

2017 Incidents
January 30
February 44
March 53
April 53
May 46
June 53
July 60
August 50
September 62
October 54
November 53
December 38
Total 596

2016 Incidents
January 34
February 61
March 34
April 48
May 40
June 34
July 44
August 51
September 55
October 54
November 34
December 43
Total 532

2015 Incidents
January 40
February 54
March 33
April 48
May 53
June 32
July 49
August 55
September 39
October 44
November 44
December 47
Total 538

2014 Incidents
January 46
February 41
March 31
April 48
May 38
June 41
July 57
August 40
September 43
October 65
November 40
December 33
Total 523

Previous Incidents
2004 383
2005 360
2006 438
2007 419
2008 505
2009 518
2010 550
2011 524
2012 549
2013 534
2014 523
2015 538
2016 532
2017 596
2018 611

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PFD Responds To MVA On Market Street

Fire Driver Robert Crowe, January 18

Potsdam Fire, Rescue, and PD were activated at 1257 to a reported two car MVA on outer Market Street in the vicinity of NBT Bank. Engine 49 responded immediately with a crew of three. Potsdam PD was first on scene and advised that there were no injuries at the location. Engine 49 arrived and provided traffic control while PPD Officers Seymour, Benson and Sgt. Daniels investigated the accident. Fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Driver Robert Crowe, January 16

At tractor trailer rollover closed CR 59, also known as the Back Hannawa Road, for close to 5 hours. Potsdam Fire was dispatched to the reported rollover at 1317 hours and Engine 80 was enroute at 1320 hours. Upon arrival, crews found a tractor trailer loaded with road salt on its side, leaking fluids from the engine compartment. The load of road salt had spilled from the trailer onto the road and ... (Full Story & Photos)

2018 A Record Setting Year for PFD

Fire Driver Robert Crowe, January 01

2018 was a record setting year for the Potsdam Fire Department. The volunteers and career staff answered a total of 611 calls for the calendar year. This represents the highest number of calls in one year in the 161 year history of the fire department. This total included 42 fire calls (18 building fires), 2 explosions, 76 rescue/EMS calls (44 motor vehicle accidents, 25 assist EMS calls), 32 service ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Driver Robert Pierce, September 15

On Saturday September 15th St Lawrence County District 3 firefighters participated in a simulated Gas Emergency in conjunction with St. Lawrence Gas. District 3 is comprised of Potsdam, West Potsdam, West Stockholm, Hannawa Falls and Potsdam Rescue. At 9:15 am firefighters assembled in the front circle of the Potsdam High School on Leroy St. A briefing was given and the scenario is as follows. A contractor ... (Full Story & Photos)

Potsdam Members Refresh Their Skills on Auto Vehicle Extrication

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, August 22

When firefighters pull crash victims out of destroyed cars, they have to know just as much about how the vehicle is built as they do about how to tear it open.

Potsdam members put that knowledge to the test Monday evening for their monthly department drill. They trained in using metal-cutting equipment (JAWS of Life), hand tools, and more to demonstrate their skills on how to safely and effectively ... (Full Story & Photos)

Assistant Chief J. Bradish giving the scenario
Assistant Chief J. Bradish giving the scenario

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Fire Chief Danielle Rose, August 22

On Friday August 17, 2018 and Monday August 20, 2018, the members of the Potsdam Fire Department took part in helping raise awareness to the new and returning Residents Assistants at both SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson University on the importance of doing dorm room checks, what to look for in each room for fire safety violations, and what exactly it looks like when trying to find your way out of a smoke ... (Full Story & Photos)

Potsdam Fire Runs Multiple Calls Early Sunday Morning

Fire Driver Robert Pierce, July 29

The first run of the night came in shortly after 02:00 am for a fire alarm, SUNY Potsdam Satterlee Hall. Upon arrival the alarm panel indicated a water flow alarm, the cause was determined to be a water leak in the sprinkler control room. Engine-49 cleared the scene and was back in service at 02:40.
At 04:00am the phones starting ringing nonstop at the fire station, fire alarm Clarkson Hall, trouble ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Driver Robert Pierce, July 23

On Monday evening the members of the Potsdam fire department gathered at the station for monthly training. Engine 80 went to the river to draft with a group of firefighters that wanted pump time. Another group were going over saws and portable equipment while other members learned the cascade system and started driver training on Rescue-14. As training was going on Pyrites and Canton fire were alerted ... (Full Story & Photos)

Mutual Aid to Parishville for a Wildland Fire

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, July 09

On July 9, 2018, at approximately 7:45PM, Potsdam Fire was requested to respond mutual aid to assist Parishville Fire with a wildland fire on the Russell Turnpike Road.

Rescue 30 along with 10 volunteer firefighters responded from Potsdam Fire to assist. Colton Fire and New York State DEC also assisted at the scene.

The fire was contained to approximately 5 acres that were damaged.

All Potsdam ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Chief Danielle Rose, July 05

On July 5, at 10:49PM, Potsdam Fire was dispatched to 80 Market Street, A-1 Kitchen Chinese Restaurant, for a reported fire threatening a structure. Engine 49, operated by Career Fire Driver Robert Pierce, was enroute immediately at the time of page and was on scene less than 2 minutes later.

Upon Engine 49's arrival, Firefighter Kozak grabbed a wet can off Engine 49 and extinguished the fire before ... (Full Story & Photos)


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