Photos compliments of Bob Eastman owner of Ground Aerial photo
Cold Water Rescue Training
Even though we havenít seen much ice this year, the members of Arvin
Hart managed to find some and play in the water. In spite of the
fact weíve had a mild winter the members at Arvin Hart still manage
to keep their skills sharp. The members work in a controlled area
to practice ice rescue operations reviewing standard operating guide
lines and working with the equipment. The company has requested
some new equipment to replace some aging personal flotation devices
and a variety of other water rescue items. We have also a new
stokes basket which is a ridged stretcher or basket designed to be
used where there are obstacles to moving a patient or other hazards
such as a confined space, on slopes, in wooded terrain or in water.
cold water rescue operations, the firefighters operate according to
a set of guidelines to insure the safety of the responders and those
being rescued. The fire company works with other mutual aid
companies who have similar equipment, to support each otherís
operations. For ice water rescue operations Round Lake Hose Company
assists Arvin Hart, during warm water rescue operations on Saratoga
Lake, Malta Ridge Fire Department assists Arvin Hart. If additional
resources are needed there are other departments that can be
summoned including Quaker Spring and Ballston Lake. Fire
Departments in the County have been sharing resources since the
beginning of the fire service.
Air Boat Ops
Saratoga Co Fire Officers Meeting Sta 1
Air Boat Ops
Fire Advisory Board Mgt
Old Timers Dinner Sta 1
January Training Focus
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Electric Vehicle Safety Training Preview
Bloodborne Pathogens for the First Responder
HAZWOPER First Responder Awareness
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.
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.
Intellicast Weather Page
Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund
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
Association of Fire Districts of the
Saratoga Co Fire Officers
National Weather Service
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
NYS -- OEM
Groundaerial web site
Empire Chemical Sales
Shakerley Truck Sales
District e-mail login
Additional Training Resource Links:
New Developments in Fire Service
Get on Board with Fire Service
Board of Fire Commissioner's for 2016
Ponzillo, Chairman; Mike Handerhan, Facilities Committee;
Tom Rinaldi Apparatus Committee;
Treasurer; Bill Ritter, Apparatus
Bob Hagadorn Jr. Facilities Committee;
Barb Comitale, Secretary/Deputy Treasurer
Line Officers for 2016
Captains -- Rick Hopeck
R J Laurenzo
Administrative Officers for 2016
V.P. -- Nick Maciariello
-- Tiffani Scrom
Sergeant at Arms
-- Bill Ritter
Trustees -- Dave Duquette,
Jason Urdang, Jeff Nyland, Ed
Sabourin, and Tim Collins
Words to Reflect On
"Things get better because we make them better.
Things go wrong when we get too comfortable, when we
fail to take risks or seize the opportunity."
― Susan Rice
If you see the following members in February wish them a
happy birthday, Nick Ahearn 10th, Nick Brady 13th, Dave
Duquette 7th, Ponzi 25th, Ed Sabourin Jr. 27th, and Bob
Wood on the 9th.
Everyone had an enjoyable evening at the Hall of Springs
at this yearís Installation Banquet. Music was supplied
by Joes Boys featuring on a couple of songs, Kim Zendran
the Chiefís wife. We congratulate all of the newly
sworn officers and thank those who served the fire
company last year. Some special awards were given out
and everyone had a good laugh. Jason Urdang introduced
the Blown Away T shirts in reference to our new air
boat. The committee has already started to plan for the
2017 banquet our 63rd.
The Arvin Hart Fire Company is always looking for new
members. There are a number of ways you can serve your
community, as an interior firefighter, as an exterior
firefighter and as a member of the Fire Police squad.
There is a job for everyone. If you are interested, stop by on any
Wednesday evening, Saturday mornings or email
Applications are on this web page, center section.
There is no grant activity for the department at this time.
The Commissioners toured all of the stations and
listed a number of deficiencies that need to be
repaired. The goal is to provide regular
maintenance to prevent the fixed assets from
deteriorating. It was noted the a number of serious
deficiencies were found at station 3 which was built
in 1973 as a 20 year building. The front of the
building near the front entry door is completely
rusted away. The Board will continue to look at
options for the building. The first step is to
survey the land to positively identify the
boundaries. The station is used to house apparatus
and is used by the public for voting. Some of the
upgrades that would be required are accessible entry
and bathrooms, an oil water separator and an
upgraded septic system. The Board will continue to
The bids were received for the new ETA 11-1 from KME
and Toyne. The apparatus committee is reviewing the
bids using a 14 page matrix which compares bid
submissions against the Districtís specifications.
A recommendation will be made to the full board at
the February 1st meeting. All apparatus is
continually being inspected and maintenance items
are continually addressed.
The new task book based training has been
instituted for all new members. The training is
based on the Best Practices for training
recently published by OFPC. Integrated into the
training are the OSHA/PESH requirements.
The members continue to train at least
two days a week, Wednesday nights and Saturday
Members have the ability to access free on-line
training on the web.
To access, go online
on E-Learning. The access code is on the Watch
Desk Book in the radio room.
Training Resource Links:
ICS Training Resources
Emergency Response Guidebook Training
Recruiting, cultivating, and retaining the highest quality
diverse membership that remains committed to our mission and
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
Developing future leaders in the fire protection and
emergency management community worldwide.
Encouraging innovative, forward-thinking strategies to reach