Stillwater Fire District
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Fire Company Community Open House Saturday April 27th from 11am – 2pm, at station 1 at the corner of Campbell & Kellogg Roads. See your volunteers in action.
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Short Subjects Related to Fire Safety
First order of business is to remind everyone of the annual burn ban that is in effect until May 14 across New York State. Why? Since 2009 New York State has prohibited residential burning during the coming high-risk fire season to reduce wildfires and protect people, property, and natural resources. The ban has been extremely effective in reducing the number of wildfires, and we're encouraging New Yorkers to put safety first. Historically, open burning of debris has been the largest cause of spring wildfires in the State causing damage and placing firefighters at risk. When temperatures are warmer due to stronger sun and longer days; debris, dead grass, and leaves dry out, wildfires can start and spread very quickly and be further fueled by winds and a lack of green vegetation. No matter what the time of year, a burn permit is required for the Town of Stillwater and available at Town Hall. Violators of the state's open burning regulations are subject to both criminal and civil enforcement actions, with a minimum fine of $500 for a first offense.
To report environmental law violations call 1-800-TIPP DEC (1-800-847-7332). If the fire department is called to the scene of an illegal fire, it will be extinguished!!
The weather is trying to warm and that means outdoor activities. A reminder that grills should always be used a safe distance from buildings especially those with combustible siding like wood or highly flammable vinyl siding a good distance would be3 to 5 or more feet away. Have an extinguisher handy and know how to use it.
It’s also time to get out the extension cords, inspect them to make sure they are safe to use, replace any broken cords or cords that have the outer covering compromised; it’s a matter of fire and personal safety. For the safety of family and guests, make sure decks, steps and railings are secure and stable. Trips and falls is a leading cause of accidents both around the house and in the work place.
Outdoor camp or cooking fires are permitted as long as they are limited in size and are thoroughly extinguished and cold if not attended.
Make sure emergency responders can see your house number on the property from any approach and you have a long driveway, make sure it is readily accessible by the fire department, at least 12’ wide and 12’ overhead for the easy passage of trucks without interference from overgrowth or tree limbs. We want you to have another enjoyable spring as we prepare for summer.
Smoke alarm tips from the National Fire Protection Association:
High Pressure Airbag System Set Up
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 7:00 P.M.
Board of Fire Commissioner's Meeting -- 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 P.M.
Firefighting isn’t for everyone, volunteering is – there is more to do than what is shown here:
Download sign-up sheets and become a member! (Click both links below and fill out)
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.
Cancer Gap Coverage
Additional Training Resource Links:
New Developments in Fire Service
Get on Board with Fire Service
New Developments in Fire Service Training
Get on Board with Fire Service Updates Training
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