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
Bennington Vt Parade
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. Ė Honors Haven
Capital Area Dist. Educ. Conf.-West Crescent
August Training Focus
Hazardous Material Awareness
Introduction to the Globally Harmonized System of Hazardous
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 isnít for everyone, volunteering is Ė 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
Live your life for you not for anyone else. Donít let
the fear of being judged, rejected or disliked stop you
from being yourself.
by Oreshan the Wise
Congratulations to Jaclyn Jones, she has moved up from
Participating Social Member to an Exterior Fire Fighter,
you see Paul Okosky, Calvin Koval wish them a happy
birthday this month. Happy Birthday to past member
Darren Lesson, hope youíre enjoying South Carolina.
lot of planning went into the 60th Anniversary Picnic we
had last month. Planning for the party was done by busy
people who have other things to do, so they do the best
they can. Now as the additional ideas come out its
really too late, perhaps for our installation banquet in
January of 15. If you have ideas please write them down
or attend one of the Planning Committee meetings, but
also be ready to lend a hand to be part of the
solution. We can always do better so why not give it a
try. We celebrated our 60th year with a simple picnic
had great food, beverages, nice T-Shirts reminding us of
where came from and where we are today. Be happy with
the progress and hard work of many over 60 years to be
where we are today. Happy birthday Arvin Hart Fire Co,
and many more to come. We are glad we shared our day
with our friends from Round Lake Hose Co, Hillcrest, and
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.
Bids for snow plowing will be developed and will be due in
The new pickup truck has arrived and we are busy outfitting
the unit with graphics, radios and emergency warning
lights. As soon as all the work has been completed the unit
will be placed in service with the primary mission of
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