Photos compliments of Bob Eastman owner of Ground Aerial photo
The final budget has been voted on
by the Board of Fire Commissioners and with some carry over from
last year the tax levy did not exceed the 2% tax cap.
Fall Safety Tips
Now is the time to prepare for the coming fall season. Time to make
sure all of your heating equipment is cleaned and serviced. Regular
cleaning insures that your equipment is safe and will run more
efficiently during the coming heating season. While it is still
good weather make sure your wood burning appliances have been
cleaned, checked and are ready to be used.
As we move to cooler weather make sure your smoke and carbon
monoxide alarms are in good working order and are tested. It is the
recommendation that carbon monoxide detectors/alarms be located
outside each sleeping area, 21 feet along the path of travel which
in most cases will cover several bedrooms, on every occupied level
of a dwelling to include basements but not in attics, garages or
crawl spaces and in any bedroom with fuel burning appliances,
including wood, pellet, or gas stoves. Every year carbon monoxide
kills several occupants and itís not necessary with the advancements
in carbon monoxide alarms.
If you havenít purchased one, have a metal container ready to
dispose of any cooled ashes from the fire place or wood stove and
store it on a surface that will not burn, well outside of the
building. Make sure that any electric space heaters have a tip over
shut off capability and donít use them with an extension cord.
Donít wait for it to be cold out, test devices now, get ready for
the coming cool weather season.
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Traffic Incident Management Responder Training
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.
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New Developments in Fire Service
Get on Board with Fire Service
Board of Fire Commissioner's for 2018
Tom Rinaldi Apparatus Committee;
Treasurer; Bill Ritter, Apparatus
Committee; Bob Carson Facilities Committee;
Jason Urdang Facilities Committee; Barb Comitale, Secretary/Deputy Treasurer
Line Officers for 2018
Captains -- Rick Hopeck
R J Laurenzo
Administrative Officers for 2018
V.P. -- Nick Maciariello
-- Tiffani Scrom
Sergeant at Arms
-- Bill Ritter
Trustees -- Dave Duquette,
Jason Urdang, Jeff Nyland, Brian Sabourin, and Tim Collins
Words to Reflect On
Just try to make the world a better place for your
having been here.
While we know it's not for everyone, we have a job for
everyone. Joining the fire department should be a family
decision; it takes dedication and time, something most
people these days donít have. Our most important resource
is our volunteers without them we would be useless.
We have recently accepted new members but could always
use more. We arenít perfect but we try hard to do the
right thing. Our job one is to provide fire and rescue
services to the residents of the Town of Stillwater and
to our mutual aid partners. There are a number of
benefits; training in emergency situations, the
potential of becoming a career firefighter, gap coverage
for cancer, enrolment in a retirement benefit called a
length of service program, accident coverage, controlled
involvement and training, a small income tax benefit,
annual health screening, a sense of community and the
fulfillment of serving your community. The State
Firemanís Association offers community college tuition
reimbursement for any course of study taken by an active
Email us at
stop by the main station at 10 Campbell Road on
Wednesday evenings or Saturday morning and ask for an
No activity at this time.
The summer work is over, but we will be working with
an architectural firm to come up with a plan to
replace our Station 3 on Route 423. Originally
intended as a 25 year building, itís been there for
44 years and is extremely energy inefficient. Last
winter with the heat running it got so cold in the
building we had to move the apparatus out to avoid
freezing the water in the pump on the apparatus.
Itís time to make the move to a more energy
efficient and modern building.
Bid opening for our proposed water rescue light
rescue apparatus is scheduled for November 12th at
7:00pm. This unit will replace the used 1999
ambulance that is currently being used. The new
light rescue is built on a commercial chassis and
will be purpose designed and built to carry both
personnel and water rescue equipment and to pull the
boat to the scene of the incident.
We have two candidates who are currently
enrolled in the Interior Fire Operations
training course, they recently completed the
Basic Fire Operations training course and
decided to forge ahead to the interior
firefighting operations training portion of the
course. These candidates are being mentored by
seasoned firefighters in the fire company to
assist them in their goal to graduation. Even
after formal training, they continue learning at
weekly drills and on the job tasks.
The fire company continues to train twice a
week, on Wednesday evening and Saturday
mornings. One of the benefits of the Saturday
morning training is that breakfast is served in
the fire station before the training begins at
Members have the ability to access free on-line
training on the web. To access, go online at:
on E-Learning. The access code is on the Watch
Desk Book in the radio room.
of these courses have been revised and some new
subjects have been added.
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