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2019 Incidents
January 47
February 45
March 40
April 37
May 41
June 0
July 0
August 0
September 0
October 0
November 0
December 0
Total 210

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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National Weather Service Alerts for St. Lawrence County, NY


Potsdam Fire Runs 16 Calls During Storm

Firefighter Mark Maroney, July 11

On Thursday July 11th 2019, While Potsdam Firefighters were en route back from assisting West Stockholm Fire with a Motor Vehicle Collision, severe thunderstorms blew through the Potsdam Area. Potsdam Fire responded to several calls of downed power lines and tree limbs with the first call starting at 1733 hours. Potsdam Fire responded to 16 fire calls and the last call was answered at 2144 hours. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Driver Robert Pierce, June 22

At 09:09 Potsdam fire was requested with two tankers and manpower to assist West Potsdam with a house fire 440 Blanchard Rd. The initial call was for a mattress on fire but was quickly upgraded to a house fire. Engine-80, Tanker-100 and Rescue-14 responded to the scene along with Madrid fire, Morley fire and Norwood fire. Potsdam firefighters assisted West Potsdam with extinguishing the fire and overhaul. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Two-Car Motor Vehicle Accident on South Canton Road

Firefighter Mark Maroney, May 26

On Sunday May 26th 2019 at 2044 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 7 were dispatched to a reported two car motor vehicle accident on the South Canton Road at the intersection with the Dayton Road. At 2047 hours, Engine 80 (S. Corbett) and Rescue 14 (J. McGregor) responded along with 36-1 and arrived on scene of the accident at 2054 hours.

On scene, firefighters observed that one ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter Mark Maroney, May 21

On Tuesday May 21st 2019 at 2027 hours, the Potsdam Fire Department was requested by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department for traffic control at 6890 US Highway 11 as a tractor-trailer had it's load shift where it crushed the back of it's sleeper cab. At 2030 hours, Potsdam Fire Engine 80 (S. Corbett) responded and arrived on scene at 2036 hours.

On scene, Engine 80 provided scene lighting ... (Full Story & Photos)

Open Burning

Fire Driver Jerry Robar, May 16

With the NYS burn ban lifted, The Potsdam Fire Department would like to remind resident's that open burning in the Village is still prohibited. Village of Potsdam Code regarding open burning is attached. Open burning in the Town of Potsdam is allowed with a permit. To obtain a permit, one of the Town Fire Wardens must be contacted. Town of Potsdam Code regarding open fires is also attached. ... (Full Story)

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Firefighter Mark Maroney, May 07

On Tuesday May 7th 2019 at 1934 hours, The Potsdam Fire Department was dispatched to 22 Waverly Street for an odor of natural gas. Potsdam Fire Engine 49 (J. Robar) responded at alarm time and arrived at 1938 hours. Assistant Chief Bradish responded and assumed command. Firefighters searched the area, locating the odor coming from around the gas meter of 22 Waverly Street. Assistant Chief Bradish ... (Full Story & Photos)

Two PFD Members Awarded SLC Firefighter Of The Year

Firefighter Jessie Kozak, May 06

Potsdam Firefighters Jessie Kozak and Brad Andrus were honored by the St. Lawrence County Fire Chief's Association as the Firefighters of the Year. On April 16, 2018, while providing mutual aid at a fire in Morley, Kozak and Andrus, along with several other firefighters from neighboring department, worked together to save the life of fellow firefighter Mark Bomyea of the Rensselaer Falls Fire Department. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter Mark Maroney, May 02

On Thursday May 2nd 2019, Potsdam Fire answered a total of 6 fire calls. The first call of the day was at 0006 hours to Canton-Potsdam Hospital for a fire alarm activation. Potsdam Fire Engine 49 (R. Pierce) responded and arrived at 0009 hours. The cause of the alarm was found to be burnt toast and Potsdam Fire was in service at 0028 hours.

The next call of the day, Potsdam Fire was activated at ... (Full Story & Photos)

Potsdam Fire Trains at the West Potsdam Open House

Firefighter Mark Maroney, April 28

On Sunday April 28th 2019, the members of Potsdam Fire joined the members of West Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department for a training at the Open House in West Potsdam. Potsdam Fire Engine 48 and Tower 5 responded to the West Potsdam Fire Station and demonstrated the aerial device and water supply and flow to Tower 5.

Engine 48 was set up in the parking lot and drafted water from a porta pond which ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Personal Injury Accident 6754 State Highway 56

Firefighter Mark Maroney, April 26

On April 26th 2019 at 2117 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 7 was dispatched to a report of two car motor vehicle accident with one female with a neck injury. At 2120 hours, Potsdam Fire Rescue 14 (M. Maroney) with a crew of 4 and Engine 80 (S. Corbett) responded and arrived on scene at 2124 hours.

On scene, Potsdam Fire 36-4 (J. Perry) and 36-1 (T. Jerome) arrived and 36-4 assumed ... (Full Story & Photos)


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