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2014 Totals
January 46
February 41
March 31
April 48
May 38
June 41
July 0
August 0
September 0
October 0
November 0
December 0
Total 245

Previous Incidents
2007 419
2008 505
2009 518
2010 550
2011 524
2012 549
2013 534

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Two Car MVA by Agway

Firefighter Mark Maroney, July 02

Potsdam Fire was activated to a 2 car MVA by Agway with unknown injuries at 1745 hours. Engine 49 (Crowe) and Rescue 14 (Callahan) was out of service shortly after with crews aboard. Potsdam Fire personnel provided traffic control at the scene until Potsdam PD arrived to investigate. All units were back in service at 1804 hours. ... (Full Story)

Unattended pan on stove leads to close call

Fire Driver Robert Pierce, June 23

Monday June 23, 2014

At 09:09 Potsdam firefighters were alerted by Sonitrol of a fire alarm activation 3 Debra Drive, Lawrence Ave Apartments. Engine 49 responded and arrived at 09:12. Engine 49 driver spoke with maintenance and was informed the alarm was the result of burnt food in apartment 127. A fan was placed in the window to ventilate the smoke filled apartment. Further investigation revealed ... (Full Story & Photos)

Potsdam Fire Department Hosting RecruitNY On April 26th and 27th, 2014

3rd Assistant Fire Chief Danielle Rose, April 09

During the past few years, the number of volunteer firefighters has decreased significantly. This year the members of the Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department will be opening the fire house doors on April 26th and 27th from 9:00am until 1pm in an effort to recruit new members.

Potsdam firefighters will join other departments across St. Lawrence County in a statewide effort to increase volunteer firefighter ... (Full Story & Photos)

Springtime Outdoor Brush Burning Ban Is In Effect Until May 14th

3rd Assistant Fire Chief Danielle Rose, April 05

The members of the Potsdam Fire Department would like to once again remind residences that the springtime brush burning ban is in effect from March 15th, 2014 until May 14, 2014. This means that outdoor burning of brush, grass or debris is prohibited in New York State during this time.

State officials announced that there have been 35% fewer brush fires in New York since the annual springtime ban ... (Full Story & Photos)

Two Car Property Damage Accident

3rd Assistant Fire Chief Danielle Rose, March 24

On March 24, 2014 at approximately 8:41am, the Potsdam Fire Department was activated to respond to 7052 US Highway 11 for a report of a two car, property damage accident. Engine 80 was out of service shortly after dispatch.

Upon arrival Potsdam Assistant Chief Danielle Rose advised Engine 80 that traffic control would be needed along with removal of debris from the roadway. No one was injured and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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