Photos compliments of Bob Eastman owner of Ground Aerial photo
*** Please Note
The August monthly meeting of
the Stillwater Fire District Board of Commissioners has been
changed to Monday, August 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM. Thanks and
see you then!
If you are going to burn other than a camp fire, you will need to
apply for a burn permit from the Town of Stillwater Department of
Building and Planning. Burn permits are copied to the fire
department and posted to every member. If you donít have a burn
permit and the fire department is called we will extinguish the
fire. Nothing except sticks, branches, ordinary wood etc is to be
burned, any other materials such as mattresses, furniture, plastics
etc will be subject to fines by DEC. Several area residents have
been to court so far this year for burning unapproved material.
Very often County Communications will dispatch a police agency and
DEC to a suspected illegal burn condition.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Itís very unusual for a CO Detector to activate during the summer
months, but it can happen. Treat it as a real incident but
understand that CO detectors have a defined sensor life, usually 5
to 7 years, after which they may false alarm on a regular basis.
There is normally a build date on the back of the detector. If your
windows are open and the detector goes off take the usual
precautions and have the condition checked.
Downed Power Lines
Very often during the summer months we respond to a number of
incidents involving downed power lines, due to either accidents or
storm related damage. Be aware, DO NOT approach downed lines, they
may still be alive and if so can kill you. Stay back away from
downed lines and be cautious if the are in trees, across fences or
guard rails, the electricity can charge these items and have deadly
consequences. Never presume a power line is dead!! Take a look
around your home, if there are tree branches over hanging the power
lines coming into the home consider trimming them back, please have
a professional perform this task due to the dangers of
Turning Point parade Schuylerville
FASNY Convention, Colonie NY
Battle Day Parade, Bennington Vt
August Training Minute
Training Focus of the Month
we are getting a lot of new ones, letís look at Hydrants
Forcible Entry for Garage & Roll up Doors
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
Committee; Bob Carson 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
Law is order, and good law is good order.
The fire company recently paid homage to Larry Rinaldi a
62 year member and last living Charter Member upon his
death. The members of the fire company turned out in
grand fashion to pay their respects to a member who had
given so many years. In a moving tribute the funeral
procession passed the fire station where the American
Flag hung from Mechanicvilleís ladder truck, R10-3 stood
silent and boots and coat sat on a chair denoting his
last alarm. As a tribute a last alarm announcement was
made by Fire Comm and the siren blew the last time for
Larry. He will be missed.
If you see the following members, please wish them a
happy birthday; Calvin Koval 8/4.
We want to welcome new members Dan Dunn, Veronica and
Chris Miron, Barbara Hardcastle, Danielle Stables and
Justine Ruggiero has left the fire company and moved
back to his hometown in Scotia, NY, we wish him all the
For anyone applying there is a process that needs to be
followed which may take up to 90 days to complete.
Unfortunately as new members apply, we lose other
members for various reasons. The fire service today
experiences an average 5 year turnover rate, as a result
we are always in need of new members. If you want a
challenge, if you want to serve your community and if
you want to keep your taxes low, please consider serving
as a volunteer firefighter.
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 painting and epoxy floor at Station 2 on George
Thompson Road is well underway and we hope to be
moving back into the station soon.
The Townís water tower project appears to be
progressing at Station 2 also.
NYSERDAís energy audit has revealed that the
District will save a significant amount of money
both short and long term by switching to energy
efficient LED lighting in several locations, the
District has voted to make those changes to all of
the fire stations.
Our new Engine-Tanker ETA 11-1 will soon be under
construction, the pre-construction letter has been
approved by KME and the final build specifications
have been sent to the production group for the start
of the build process. We anticipate delivery in the
Spring of 2017.
The members continue to train at least
two days a week, Wednesday nights and Saturday
mornings. On Saturdays, breakfast is
provided and we want to take this opportunity to
thank Paul Macey for his dedication in the fire
station kitchen almost every Saturday. If
anyone would like to perform a guest cook
appearance on any Saturday, please let us know.
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