Photos compliments of Bob Eastman owner of Ground Aerial photo
All thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces
lightning. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past
30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three
storm-related killers in the United States. On average in the U.S.,
lightning kills 51 people and injures hundreds more. Although most
lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a
variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms.
To prepare, build an emergency kit and make a family
Remove rotted or dead tree branches that could fall and cause
injury or damage during a storm.
Postpone outdoor activities especially on the water.
Secure outdoor objects and could blow away or cause damage.
Get inside a home, building or hard top auto, you are much safer
Nothing you are wearing will protect you from lightening, get
Close windows, blinds or curtains.
Unplug sensitive electronic equipment before the storm arrives.
If you can hear thunder, lightning is present and can cause
Happy Birthday America
60th Anniversary Pig Roast
Cook Outs and Donny Elvis
FASNY Convention Desmond Hotel
Cook Out and Sean Lyons
Cook Out and Switch Point
FIRE 2015 Turning Stone -- Jun 17 - 20
NYS Fire Dist. Fall Educ. Conf. – Honors Haven
Capital Area Dist. Educ. Conf.-West Crescent
July Training Focus
Fire Ground Operations
Hose Handling Made Simple
****Things are Changing in the Fire Service**** KEEPING UP!!
Please Listen & Understand!!
****Update Your Knowledge Base****
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.
Firefighting isn’t for everyone, volunteering is – there is more to do
than what is shown here:
Youtube Volunteering Video
sign-up sheet and become a member!
the link below to access)
Application & MV Disclosure
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 2014
Ponzillo, Chairman; Mike Handerhan, Facilities Committee;
Tom Rinaldi Apparatus Committee;
Treasurer; Bill Ritter, Apparatus
Bill Doughty Facilities Committee;
Barb Comitale, Secretary/Deputy Treasurer
Line Officers for 2014
-- Jamie Herrick
Deputy -- Zach Zendran
Captains -- Rick Hopeck
R J Laurenzo
-- Bob Okosky
-- Jim Woodruff
Administrative Officers for 2014
V.P. -- Nick Maciariello
Sergeant at Arms
-- Bill Ritter
Trustees -- Dave Duquette,
Jason Urdang, Jeff Nyland, Ed
Sabourin, and Tim Collins
Words to Reflect On
Never look down on someone unless you are helping them
by Oreshan the Wise
If you see CJ Brownell, Ken Medina, Mike Handerhan, or Tim Collins
they are celebrating birthdays this month.
The entire membership would like to wish Darren Lesson the best
of luck in his career move which has taken him and
Gretchen to the beautiful Charleston SC area, we will
miss them as part of the Arvin Hart family.
Welcome Bill Valosin to the fire company.
to former member T.J. Rinaldi for passing the Paramedic
test at Albany Fire Department.
Folks, many departments are losing members, more members
than they are gaining. If this trend keeps up, many
fire departments will need to supplement their volunteer
resources which can only mean one thing for you, more
If you are interested in becoming a new member, email us
We are accepting applications for interior firefighters,
exterior firefighters and participating social members.
There is no active grant activity at this time.
There are several outstanding projects that need attention,
station 4 roof, station 2 roof/ceiling, station 4 rest room,
station 1 water infiltration and tree trimming.
The new housecleaning contract has been let and the new company
has begun services at all of the stations.
Seal coating at station 2 and 4 will be performed this year.
We would like to thank Southworth Caterpillar for the use of their
loading dock to load and ship retired ETA 101 to North
The new fire police pickup truck should be arriving soon, we
will need to add graphics, radio, tool boxes to the bed and
a lighting package when the unit arrives.
The concentration for the month of July will be on fire ground
operations and crews will review operational tasks, job
descriptions and hands on operations.
At the upcoming FASNY Convention at the Desmond Hotel in
August there will be a number of training
opportunities. The hands on training deadline is July
15th and will include Calling the Mayday or Bail Out
Systems both held at the Colonie Training Center on
August 20th. On Thursday August 21st class room
training during the convention will include Firefighter
Safety at Roadway Incidents, Recruiting, Motivating and
Retaining the Younger Generations and Observations from
30,000 feet Modern Challenges and Opportunities for the
Fire Service, Mayday for Mental Health, and Getting
Outside Your Comfort Zone. Go to
for more information.
Training sessions are held on Saturday mornings at 8 AM
and on Wednesdays beginning at 7 PM.
Members have the ability to access free on-line training
on the McNeil & Company Web site including EVOC and OSHA
modules. To access, go online at
click 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