Stillwater Fire District

Stillwater Fire District - Arvin Hart Fire Company

Photos compliments of Bob Eastman owner of Ground Aerial photo services 2013

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Pre-Fall Safety Tips

Now is the time to prepare for the coming fall season.  Time to make sure all of your heating equipment is cleaned and serviced.  Regular cleaning insures that your equipment is safe and will run more efficiently during the coming heating season.  While it is still good weather make sure your wood burning appliances have been cleaned, checked and are ready to be used.

As we move to cooler weather make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are in good working order and are tested.  It is the recommendation that carbon monoxide detectors/alarms be located outside each sleeping area, 21 feet along the path of travel which in most cases will cover several bedrooms, on every occupied level of a dwelling to include basements but not in attics, garages or crawl spaces and in any bedroom with fuel burning appliances, including wood, pellet, or gas stoves.  Every year carbon monoxide kills several occupants and itís not necessary with the advancements in carbon monoxide alarms.

If you havenít purchased one, have a metal container ready to dispose of any cooled ashes from the fire place or wood stove and store it on a surface that will not burn, well outside of the building.  Make sure that any electric space heaters have a tip over shut off capability and donít use them with an extension cord.

Donít wait for it to be cold out, test devices now, get ready for the coming cool weather season.

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Training Minutes

 

Advancing Hose Line Up the Stairs

https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-attack/videos/1928614-FIREGROUND-Flash-Tip-Advancing-hose-line-up-stairs/

Firefighting Training Ė Fire Hydrant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4w41U10kwA

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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.

 

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Firefighting isnít for everyone, volunteering is Ė there is more to do than what is shown here:

YouTube Volunteering Video

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Download sign-up sheets and become a member!  (Click both links below and fill out)

 

Membership Application

 

 

DMV Disclosure

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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.

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Related Links:

Intellicast Weather Page

NY Fire Fighterís Cancer Support Network

OFPC

Firehouse.com - Firefighting, Rescue, EMS - Training for Firefighters, Firefighter Jobs, EMS, Rescue - Extrication, HazMat, Paramedic, Tactics & More

U.S. Fire Administration

NYS Assoc. of Fire chiefs

NYS Assoc. of Fire Districts

Association of Fire Districts of the Capital Area

NOAA's National Weather Service

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency

NYS -- OEM

NY Alert

American Airboats

Empire Chemical Sales 

KME

Shakerley Truck Sales

Stillwater Fire District e-mail login

 

 

Additional Training Resource Links:

 

New Developments in Fire Service Training

http://www.leadingwithattitude.com/slicers-info.html

 

Get on Board with Fire Service Updates Training

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2JcNonr4us&list=PLVJgN15cYpT6J0c7BY2opU7GC71ThgEb0

 

 

 

Commissioners and Officers

Board of Fire Commissioner's for 2018

Anthony Ponzillo, Chairman; Tom Rinaldi Apparatus Committee; Nick Maciariello,  Treasurer; Bill Ritter, Apparatus Committee;  Bob Carson Facilities Committee; Jason Urdang Facilities Committee; Barb Comitale, Secretary/Deputy Treasurer

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Line Officers for 2018

Chief            -- Zach Zendran

Deputy        -- Bob Wood

Assistant     -- Dave Dunn

Captains      -- Rick Hopeck

                     -- R J Laurenzo

                     -- CJ Brownell

Lieut.           -- Jason Urdang

                      -- Chris Miller

                      -- Tim Collins

 

Fire Police Capt.

                      -- Paul Macey

 

Fire Police Lt.

                      -- Bill Valosin

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Administrative Officers for 2018

President -- Lisa Laurenzo

V.P.            -- Nick Maciariello

Treasurer -- Jaclyn Thomas

 

Secretary

                   -- Chris Wright

Correspondence Secretary

                   -- Tiffani Scrom

Sergeant at Arms

                   -- Bill Ritter

Trustees   -- Dave Duquette, Jason Urdang, Jeff Nyland, Brian Sabourin, and Tim Collins

 

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Words to Reflect On

There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness.

Cicero

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News

 

Personnel

 

Two new members are being processed into the department and will be voted on this month and we have an application pending.  We welcome Nathan Paquin and Brittany Markowski to the Arvin Hart family.  Nathan has all the required training and will immediately begin to respond as an interior firefighter.  Brittany will be taking the Basic Firefighting Operations course and will work as an exterior support member.  We welcome both new members.

We always are looking for more new members.  We have fewer volunteers and fewer who are applying from the community.  Many of the members we do have are long time members who are aging out.  What we do have is those who are willing to come to your aid from other fire departments in the area in the form of mutual aid.  Yet most fire departments are having the same issues, obtaining new members.  Stop at our main station at 10 Campbell Road at the corner of Kellogg Road any Wednesday night or Saturday morning when we are at the station and ask about what you can do for your community.

Grants

While there is no activity at this time we will be gearing up to obtain a grant to replace our outdated air cylinders.  Their 15 year life span expires in 2020 when we will have to replace approximately 54 cylinders at approximately $1,000 each.

Facility News

Chazen Engineering has completed its assessment of Station 3 and we have invited our first architectural firm into speak with the Board at the September Board meeting to start figuring out what we can do with the site.  The assessment indicated that building is in an overall poor condition given the fact that the building was originally designed to be a 25 year structure and itís been there for 44.

 

Apparatus News

 

Our second new Tahoe command vehicle has been placed in service, purchased through a add-on contract bid.  The next command vehicle a 2011 Ford Expedition will be replaced next year.

The planned water rescue unit will be placed out to bid upon completion and approval of the specifications.  Bids will be opened in 30 days and the apparatus committee will access the submittals.  This is a specialty apparatus designed around pulling the air boat and storing all of the water rescue equipment currently in use.  The unit will also have a small interior space used to transport water rescue personnel, carry equipment and to be used for rehab in cold weather.

Training

We have two candidates who have completed the Basic Fire Operations course and one who may elect to go on to the Interior Fire Operations course.  We congratulate them on their dedication and will assist them as they continue to train.

The fire company performs training on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Stop by and have a cup of coffee, we are always happy to talk about our fire company.  While youíre at it pick up an application and help out your community.

Members have the ability to access free on-line training on the web.  To access, go online at:   www.mcneilandcompany.com, click on E-Learning.  The access code is on the Watch Desk Book in the radio room.  Many of these courses have been revised and some new subjects have been added. 

Training Resource Links:

Local Training

www.FASNY.com

www.AFDCA.org

http://www.afdsny.org

www.Nysfirechiefs.com

 

FireRescue 1

http://www.firerescue1.com

 

Firehouse Magazine

http://www.firehouse.com

 

Fire Engineering

http://www.fireengineering.com

 

ICS Training Resources

http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp

 

Emergency Response Guidebook Training

Emergency Response Guidebook 2016

 

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Mission Statement:

 

  • Recruiting, cultivating, and retaining the highest quality diverse membership that remains committed to our mission and values.
  • Consistently delivering the best possible services to mitigate emergencies within our financial means and training in the safest manner possible.
  • Focusing on the safety of our members and the community before, during and after emergencies.
  • Partnering with local community, city, county, state, and federal officials and organizations in support of our vision.
  • Developing future leaders in the fire protection and emergency management community worldwide.
  • Encouraging innovative, forward-thinking strategies to reach our vision.

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