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2018 Incidents
January 65
February 36
March 29
April 81
May 62
June 31
July
August
September
October
November
December
Total 304

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
2003 362
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

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Mutual Aid to Parishville for a Wildland Fire

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, July 09

On July 9, 2018, at approximately 7:45PM, Potsdam Fire was requested to respond mutual aid to assist Parishville Fire with a wildland fire on the Russell Turnpike Road.

Rescue 30 along with 10 volunteer firefighters responded from Potsdam Fire to assist. Colton Fire and New York State DEC also assisted at the scene.

The fire was contained to approximately 5 acres that were damaged.

All Potsdam ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Quick Response of Fire Apparatus by Career Fire Driver, Helps Potsdam Firefighters Save a Downtown Business

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, July 05

On July 5, at 10:49PM, Potsdam Fire was dispatched to 80 Market Street, A-1 Kitchen Chinese Restaurant, for a reported fire threatening a structure. Engine 49, operated by Career Fire Driver Robert Pierce, was enroute immediately at the time of page and was on scene less than 2 minutes later.

Upon Engine 49's arrival, Firefighter Kozak grabbed a wet can off Engine 49 and extinguished the fire before ... (Full Story & Photos)

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One Car Motor Vehicle Accident Sends One Victim to the Hospital

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, July 01

On June 27, 2018, at approximately 5:48PM, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue and County Car 7 (B. White) were activated for a reported personal injury accident near 298 River Road, out of the village.

Engine 80, Rescue 14, and Rescue 30 responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a jeep on its side with victims still entrapped in the vehicle. Firefighters began gaining entry to the victims ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Quick Response Prevents Fire Spread

Fire Driver Robert Crowe, June 23

At 6:05 am Potsdam Fire was dispatched to 109 Racquette Road for a reported vehicle fire that was threatening several other vehicles. Engine 49, operated by Career Fire Driver Robert Crowe, was enroute immediately and was on scene less than 3 minutes later. Assistant Chief Jay Bradish arrived on scene just ahaead of Engine 49 and advised that there were now two vehicles involved and several more ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Two Car Motor Vehicle Accident Sends Two Victims To The Hospital

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, June 16

On June 15, 2018, at 5:30PM, Potsdam Fire and Rescue were dispatched the vicinity of US Highway 11 and the Potsdam-Morley Road for a report of a two car motor vehicle accident with injuries.

Engine 49 responded along with 12 members.

Upon arrival it was determined that one vehicle was traveling North on US 11 and was stopped to turn left onto the Potsdam-Morley Road, the second vehicle was also ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Cigarette Cause Of Minor Fire At Apartment Complex

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, June 16

On June 12, 2018, at approximately 3:12PM, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, County Car 7 were dispatched to 6474 State Highway 56 for a report of a house filling with smoke.

Engine 80, Rescue 14, Tanker 100, and Tower 5 responded along with 28 members.

Upon arrival, Potsdam members found what appeared to be a small fire in a wall of the apartment complex. A discarded cigarette caused the mulch outside ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Eight Year Old Pedestrian vs Tractor-Trailer Accident Victim Gets New Wheels Thanks To Potsdam Firefighters

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, June 13

On May 23, 2018, at approximately 7:34PM, Potsdam Fire and Potsdam Rescue were dispatched to the intersection of Lawrence Ave and Missouri Ave, in the village, for a report of a pedestrian who was struck by a tractor-trailer. Engine 49 and Rescue 14 responded at the time of the page with a full crew.
Upon arrival, members found an eight-year-old boy who was struck by a tractor-trailer while crossing ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Potsdam Fire Takes First Place in NNYVFA Convention Parade

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, June 12

The Northern New York Volunteer Firemen's Association held its Annual Convention Parade on Saturday, June 9th in Copenhagen, New York. The Northern New York Volunteer Firemen's Association (NNYVFA) is a non-profit organization comprised of volunteer fire departments from nine counties in Northern New York. For more information about this organization, visit their website at http://www.nnyvfa.com. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Potsdam Members Take Advantage of the Summer Weather

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, May 28

With good weather upon us, the members of the Potsdam Fire Department have been working on their annual recertification on the various pieces of apparatus the Potsdam Fire Department has to offer not only to our community, but also to surrounding communities.

This month members have been working on Rescue 14, Tanker 100 and Engine 48. Members must show proficiency on where equipment is located on ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Mock DWI at Potsdam High School Sends a Message to PCS Graduates

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, May 24

On May 24, 2018 at approximately 0815hrs. the Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department and Potsdam Rescue Squad responded to a reported 2 vehicle head-on motor vehicle accident with serious injuries and entrapment. Units arrived on scene and found four people trapped in the vehicles, one was pronounced deceased. Fire and rescue units quickly put their extrication equipment to work to remove the seriously ... (Full Story & Photos)

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