Stillwater Fire District

Stillwater Fire District - Arvin Hart Fire Company

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

 

NOTICE

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 The final budget has been voted on by the Board of Fire Commissioners and with some carry over from last year the tax levy did not exceed the 2% tax cap. 

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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

 

MSA Altair Multigas Detector

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doJeln4RRaI

Traffic Incident Management Responder Training

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv8jbUcT7mU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GuXHMJbqvk

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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

Just try to make the world a better place for your having been here.

James Doolittle

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News

 

Personnel

 

While we know it's not for everyone, we have a job for everyone.  Joining the fire department should be a family decision; it takes dedication and time, something most people these days donít have.  Our most important resource is our volunteers without them we would be useless.

We have recently accepted new members but could always use more.  We arenít perfect but we try hard to do the right thing.  Our job one is to provide fire and rescue services to the residents of the Town of Stillwater and to our mutual aid partners.  There are a number of benefits; training in emergency situations, the potential of becoming a career firefighter, gap coverage for cancer, enrolment in a retirement benefit called a length of service program, accident coverage, controlled involvement and training, a small income tax benefit, annual health screening, a sense of community and the fulfillment of serving your community.  The State Firemanís Association offers community college tuition reimbursement for any course of study taken by an active Volunteer.

Email us at recruit@arvinhart.org or stop by the main station at 10 Campbell Road on Wednesday evenings or Saturday morning and ask for an officer.

Grants

No activity at this time.

Facility News

The summer work is over, but we will be working with an architectural firm to come up with a plan to replace our Station 3 on Route 423.  Originally intended as a 25 year building, itís been there for 44 years and is extremely energy inefficient.  Last winter with the heat running it got so cold in the building we had to move the apparatus out to avoid freezing the water in the pump on the apparatus.  Itís time to make the move to a more energy efficient and modern building.

 

Apparatus News

 

Bid opening for our proposed water rescue light rescue apparatus is scheduled for November 12th at 7:00pm.  This unit will replace the used 1999 ambulance that is currently being used.  The new light rescue is built on a commercial chassis and will be purpose designed and built to carry both personnel and water rescue equipment and to pull the boat to the scene of the incident.

Training

We have two candidates who are currently enrolled in the Interior Fire Operations training course, they recently completed the Basic Fire Operations training course and decided to forge ahead to the interior firefighting operations training portion of the course.  These candidates are being mentored by seasoned firefighters in the fire company to assist them in their goal to graduation.  Even after formal training, they continue learning at weekly drills and on the job tasks.

The fire company continues to train twice a week, on Wednesday evening and Saturday mornings.  One of the benefits of the Saturday morning training is that breakfast is served in the fire station before the training begins at 8am.

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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