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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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Clarkson Mass Casualty Drill

Firefighter Jessie Kozak, April 07

On Sunday, April 7, 2019 The Potsdam Fire Department participated with Clarkson EMS and Potsdam Rescue to ensure that we are ready to handle any mass casualty situation that may arise. This was a great way to ensure that communication between all three departments is sound, and that we'll always provide the best protection for students, faculty, staff, and residents in our community. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Motor Vehicle Accident at Five Guys Restaurant Entrance

Firefighter Mark Maroney, April 05

On April 5 2019, at 1946 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 7 were dispatched to two car motor vehicle accident with air bag deployment at the entrance to Five Guys Restaurant on Elderkin Street. At alarm time, Engine 49 (C. Locy) and Rescue 14 (J. McGregor) responded and arrived on scene at 1949 hours. Potsdam Fire assisted Potsdam Police with traffic control and debris removal. ... (Full Story)

Potsdam Fire Department Holds Annual Election of Officers for 2019-2020

Firefighter Mark Maroney, April 05

The annual meeting and election of officers for the Potsdam Fire Department was held on April 5, 2019.

The slate of officers for 2019-2020 are as followed:

Timothy L. Jerome-Chief

Mark F. Bradish- 1st Assistant Chief

Daniel L. McGregor- 2nd Assistant Chief

Justin C. Perry- 3rd Assistant Chief

Congratulations to all.
... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter Mark Maroney, April 03

On April 3rd 2019, at 0742 hours, Potsdam Fire was requested to provided traffic control to assist law enforcement for a property damage accident with a car still in the road at 6966 State Highway 56. Rescue 14 (Maroney) was out of service with a crew shortly after alarm time. Potsdam Fire arrived on scene at 0751 hours and set up cones to maintain two way traffic around the accident scene. The ... (Full Story & Photos)

Ice Rescue, Dog through Ice

Fire Driver Robert Pierce, March 20

On Wednesday afternoon at 16:02 Potsdam fire was alerted to a dog through the ice, Lehman Park. As Engine-49 is equipped with Ice Rescue gear it responded immediately to the scene along with Potsdam Police and SUNY Potsdam Police. Upon arrival the dog was located and could be seen with its head and front paws above the ice. As officer Benson and firefighter Monahan were suiting up in rescue gear a ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Past Fire Chief Christopher Taylor, March 09

Sunday, March 10 begins Daylight Saving Time. It will be time to “spring forward” one hour.

You know what that means: change your clocks, and change your batteries!

While phones, computers, and tablets may change themselves, it’s up to you to keep yourself and your family safe by changing your smoke alarm batteries. Working smoke alarms save lives. That tell-tale beeping can get everyone out safely ... (Full Story & Photos)

Statewide Burn Ban March 16 and Town of Potsdam Burn Permits

Fire Driver Robert Pierce, March 02

As spring approaches and warm weather arrives everyone is eager to clean up yard debris. Just a reminder to everyone the N.Y.S. DEC Statewide burn ban takes effect March 16 and goes through May 14.

For more information go to the DEC website https://www.dec.ny.gov/press/113004.html

When the burn ban is not in effect any Town of Potsdam resident wishing to burn must have a Town issued burn Permit. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Driver Jerry Robar, February 27

The Potsdam Fire Department recently purchased two new Scott Thermal Imaging cameras. One camera has been placed in service on Engine 49, replacing a camera that was aging and outdated. The other camera was placed in service on Engine 80, which previously didn't have a camera. These new cameras will enable the Fire Department to be better prepared for emergencies requiring thermal imaging technology. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Mutual Aid to Norwood

Fire Driver Jerry Robar, February 24

On Sunday February 24, 2019 at 1902 hours, Potsdam Fire was dual dispatched along with Norwood Fire for a possible Structure fire on the River Rd. Engine 80, Tanker 100, and Rescue 14 were enroute immediately. Norwood Engine 42 arrived on scene and transmitted a working fire. Potsdam units arrived and assisted Norwood with water supply operations and fire suppression. All Potsdam Units were back ... (Full Story)

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Fire Driver Robert Crowe, January 25

At 0021 hours Potsdam Fire was dispatched to a reported chimney fire at 849 Bagdad Road. Engine 49 responded at 0029, followed by Engine 48, Tanker 100, Engine 80, and Rescue 14. Arriving on scene at 0033, crews found that the stove pipe had overheated ut there was no actual fire. The woodstove was shut down and allowed to cool down. All units were back in service at 0125 hours.... (Full Story & Photos)


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