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2019 Incidents
January 47
February 45
March 40
April 37
May 41
June 35
July 62
August 36
September 62
October 54
November 0
December 0
Total 459

2018 Incidents
January 65
February 36
March 29
April 81
May 62
June 31
July 47
August 47
September 60
October 68
November 53
December 32
Total 611

2017 Incidents
January 30
February 44
March 53
April 53
May 46
June 53
July 60
August 50
September 62
October 54
November 53
December 38
Total 596

2016 Incidents
January 34
February 61
March 34
April 48
May 40
June 34
July 44
August 51
September 55
October 54
November 34
December 43
Total 532

2015 Incidents
January 40
February 54
March 33
April 48
May 53
June 32
July 49
August 55
September 39
October 44
November 44
December 47
Total 538

2014 Incidents
January 46
February 41
March 31
April 48
May 38
June 41
July 57
August 40
September 43
October 65
November 40
December 33
Total 523

Previous Incidents
2004 383
2005 360
2006 438
2007 419
2008 505
2009 518
2010 550
2011 524
2012 549
2013 534
2014 523
2015 538
2016 532
2017 596
2018 611

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Fire Driver Robert Crowe, November 04

The Potsdam Fire Department would like to welcome FF Mark Maroney for his first day as a member of the career staff today. Mark was a volunteer for 7 years and had been employed by the Village as a police dispatcher.
... (Full Story & Photos)

Three Car Motor Vehicle Accident on State Highway 56

Firefighter Mark Maroney, October 28

On Monday October 28th 2019, at 1612 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 7 were dispatched to a reported four car motor vehicle accident with one possible injury in the vicinity of 6927 State Highway 56. At 1613 hours, 36-3 (D. McGregor) checked enroute to the scene. At 1614 hours, Engine 80 (Maroney) responded and arrived on scene at 1618 hours. Rescue 14 (J. Keleher) responded shortly ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Driver Robert Crowe, October 27

When word came down that the Kiwanis Club was unable to continue to put on the historic Rag-a-muffin parade, members of the Potsdam Fire Department picked up the reins in order to carry on the tradition. The department has been doing fire truck rides for years, predating the parade, but the members knew how much the parade meant to the children of Potsdam.

Over 300 ghosts and goblins gathered across ... (Full Story & Photos)

Car Fire in West Potsdam

Firefighter Mark Maroney, October 26

On Saturday October 26th 2019, at 1554 hours, Potsdam Fire was requested to respond engine and tanker mutual aid to West Potsdam Fire for a reported car fire at 6431 US Highway 11. At 1557 hours, Engine 80 (J. Corbett) responded, followed by Tanker 100 (Maroney) and arrived on scene at 1605 hours.

On scene, firefighters found a fully involved vehicle fire and assisted West Potsdam Fire with providing ... (Full Story)

No Caption Small Fire Discovered at Alarm Activation, Clarkson University

Fire Driver Jerry Robar, October 25

On Friday, October 25, 2019 at 12:26 AM, the Potsdam Fire Department received an automatic dialer for a fire alarm activation at Clarkson University Townhouse Apartments. Engine 49, staffed with Fire Driver Robar, and Firefighter Leigh-Manuel responded immediately and arrived at 12:30 AM. Upon arrival, a light smoke condition was found in a mechanical room, upon entry firefighters located an electric ... (Full Story & Photos)

Halloween Safety Tips

Firefighter Jessie Kozak, October 21

Children dressed in costumes excitedly running door to door to trick-or-treat, festive decorations like glowing jack-o-lanterns, paper ghosts and dried cornstalks adorning front porches – these are some of the classic hallmarks of Halloween that make the holiday special for kids and adults alike.

Unfortunately, these Halloween symbols and activities can also present lurking fire risks that have the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Mutual Aid to West Potsdam for Extrication and Shed Fire

Firefighter Mark Maroney, October 20

On Sunday October 20th 2019, Potsdam Fire was requested to respond mutual aid to West Potsdam Fire twice during the day. The first call was at 0632 hours, when 47-1 (J. Dibble) requested Potsdam Fire to respond Rescue 14 for extrication to the scene of a personal injury motor vehicle accident at 176 Ellis Road. The male subject was reported to be still in the passenger seat of the vehicle. At 0637 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire Prevention 2019

Firefighter Mark Maroney, October 19

The Potsdam Fire Department held numerous tours and on-site visits to coincide with Fire Prevention Week during October. Tours were completed by members and paid drivers and consisted of touring the fire station, video safety presentations, home escape training, what a smoke detector looks like and how it sounds, and what a firefighter looks like in full gear. Potsdam Fire wants to extend our thanks ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Two Car Motor Vehicle Accident on Market Street with Injuries

Firefighter Mark Maroney, September 21

At 1738 hours, on Saturday September 21, 2019, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 7 were dispatched to the vicinity of 185 Market Street for a two car motor vehicle accident with air bag deployment and unknown injuries. Potsdam Fire Engine 49 (J. Robar) and Rescue 14 (Ju. McGregor) responded at 1739 hours and arrived on scene at 1742 hours. As units were responding it was advised that ... (Full Story & Photos)

Mock Dorm Burn at SUNY Potsdam

Firefighter Mark Maroney, September 18

On September 18th 2019, Potsdam Fire was requested to respond to SUNY Potsdam for a Mock Dorm burn. The room was built by SUNY Potsdam and furnished as a typical dorm room. Students were given fire safety tips and presentation by Past Chief and State Fire Christopher Taylor. The mock dorm was then lit where the fire quickly spread, activating the smoke detector and quickly reaching high heat at ceiling ... (Full Story & Photos)

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