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2017 Incidents
January 30
February 44
March 53
April 53
May 46
June 53
July 60
Total 339

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
2002 305
2003 362
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

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In Memoriam

Firefighter James Corbett, July 18

The members of the Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department extend their deepest sympathies to the family of Honor Roll member Frank Keleher. Frank passed away at his home on Monday, July 17th. Frank is survived by his wife Hilda, sons Steve, Frank, Dennis and John, along with daughters Alice Farnsworth and Robin Russell, and a large extended family. Calling hours will be held at the Garner Funeral Home ... (Full Story & Photos)

Mutual Aid to Malone Fire

Fire Driver Robert Crowe, July 15

At 0744 hours Potsdam Fire was dispatched to respond with 5 SCBA personnel to the Village of Malone in Franklin County for a structure fire on at 384 West Main Street. Malone Fire had been on scene since the early morning hours along with every fire department in Franklin County. The two buildings involved housed over 40 people. The fire had progressed rapidly, killing one person and sending 29 more ... (Full Story & Photos)

Massena Fire Rescue 77 and Potsdam Fire Rescue 14 on scene in Malone.
Massena Fire Rescue 77 and Potsdam Fire Rescue 14 on scene in Malone.

Mutual Aid To Trailer Fire In Hannawa Falls

Fire Driver Robert Crowe, July 08

Potsdam Fire was dispatched at 1736 hours to respond mutual aid to Hannawa Falls Fire for a reported structure fire at 31 Cloe Road in the Town of Pierrepont. Hannawa Falls Chief Ken Eurto arrived to find a single wide trailer fully involved in fire. Engine 80 , Tanker 100 and Rescue 14 all responded along with 19 members to aid in the firefight. Engine 80 was redirected to standby at Hannawa Falls ... (Full Story)

Red, White & Blue Smoke Firework Is Being Recalled;Could Have Been Purchased at Local Pop-Up Tents

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, June 29

If you bought your July 4th fireworks at a pop up tent, you may have to return them. Over 30,000 of the Red White & Blue Smoke Fireworks are being recalled.

The Blue Ammo Smoke effect could explode out of the bottom, causing bad burns. Three people have already suffered burn injuries.
Recalled Product

TNT Branded Red White & Blue Smoke Fireworks sold from May 2017 through June 2017. Item ... (Full Story & Photos)

Mutual Aid to Structure Fire In Canton

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, June 13

Potsdam Fire was requested by Canton Fire to provide manpower and Tower 5 for a confirmed structure fire at Bourdeau Brothers located at 5999 US Highway 11, Canton last evening around 4:46PM.

Tower 5, Engine 48, and Rescue 14 responded immediately.

Upon arrival Potsdam firefighters were assigned to the “A side” of the building. The tower was placed to provide a water curtain for the adjacent buildings ... (Full Story & Photos)

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