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2018 Incidents
January 65
February 36
March 29
April 81
Total 211

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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No Caption Potsdam Fire Responds Mutual Aid to Norfolk for a Structure Fire

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, April 30

On April 30, 2018, at approximately 10:59AM, Potsdam Fire was requested for tankers to the scene of a working structure fire at 9398 State Highway 56, in the town of Norfolk. It was reported as the address of the Woodchop Shop store.

Tanker 100 and Engine 80 responded.Upon arrival, Tanker 100 and Engine 80 both deployed their port-a-tanks. Engine 80 was used as a second engine to pump the fire instead ... (Full Story & Photos)

Mutual Aid to Colton House Fire

Fire Driver Robert Crowe, April 24

The tones dropped at 1246 hours for a mutual aid call to 23 Riverside Drive in Colton for a reported house fire. Colton 5-1, Chief Aaron Johnson had requested Tower 5, an engine and personnel to respond. All units were enroute at 1252 hours. Arriving on scene at 1307 hours, Tower 5 was directed to the front of the house to set up while Engine 48 reverse laid 5" LDH to a nearby hydrant. Crews commenced ... (Full Story & Photos)

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L-R: 3rd Asst. J. Bradish, 2nd M. Bradish, Fireman of the Year Brendan Corbett, Shelly Mourick, 1st T. Jerome, Chief D. Rose
L-R: 3rd Asst. J. Bradish, 2nd M. Bradish, Fireman of the Year Brendan Corbett, Shelly Mourick, 1st T. Jerome, Chief D. Rose

Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department Holds Their Annual Banquet

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, April 21

Firefighters define courage. There are not many volunteer groups who are expected to be on call 24/7, leave their job at a moment’s notice, miss family dinners and rush to the scene of an emergency, placing themselves in harm's way for the sake of quite often, a complete stranger's life and property.

I believe we all take for granted the time and effort that goes into the hundreds of hours of training ... (Full Story & Photos)

Members Complete Water Supply Operations Course

Fire Driver Robert Crowe, April 19

Seven members of Potsdam Fire completed the NYS OFPC Water Supply Operations course tonight with a final tanker shuttle evolution. This course is designed to give students the knowledge and tools to improve their water supply operations at various fire incidents. The course, taught by State Fire Instructors Bob Crowe, Ted Schulz, and Steve Sullivan consisted of 27 hours which included some classroom ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Another Successful Chicken BBQ in the Books for the Potsdam Fire Department!

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, April 16

The members of the Potsdam Fire Department would like to thank the community for their outpouring of support for our recently revived firehouse tradition, the Annual Chicken BBQ. With your steadfast support, the members were able to sell over 500 chicken halves in just over an hour!!!!

Once again we thank the community for their continued support of the Potsdam Fire Department!

We hope to see everyone ... (Full Story & Photos)

Early Morning Fire Leads Potsdam Firefighters to Battle a Fire at a Scrap Metal Yard

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, April 12

On April 12, 2018, at 4:40AM, Potsdam firefighters were dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 325 U.S. Highway 11B, Sheehan’s Scrap Metal Yard.

Potsdam 36-1 (D. Rose) requested Norwood, and Hannawa Falls fire departments to the scene with tankers, along with West Stockholm and Parishville Fire to the scene with a tankers and manpower. West Potsdam provided a stand-by crew at Potsdam Fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Potsdam Members Respond to a Report of a House Filling With Smoke

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, April 11

On April 11, 2018, at approximately 3:38PM, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 7 were dispatched to 7 Castle Drive for a report of a room filling with smoke.

At the time of the call, it was reported all occupants were out of the home.

Engine 49 responded immediately.

Upon arrival, Potsdam 36-3 (M. Bradish) assumed command. It was determined that a foam mattress had been laying against ... (Full Story & Photos)

Potsdam Fire Department Holds Annual Election of Officers for 2018-2019

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, April 06

The annual meeting and election of officers for the Potsdam Fire Department was held on April 6, 2018.

The slate of officers for 2018-2019 are as followed:

Danielle M. Rose-Chief

Timmy L. Jerome- 1st Assistant Chief

Mark F. Bradish- 2nd Assistant Chief

Jay D. Bradish- 3rd Assistant Chief

Thank you to all our officers and members for all the dedication they provide for our community. Your hard ... (Full Story)

No Caption High Winds and Wintry Mix Made for a Long Afternoon for Potsdam Fire Members

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, April 04

On April 4, 2018 at approximately 2:00PM, Potsdam Fire Department members began what turned into a busy evening of answering calls. With the high winds and wintry mix, came numerous calls of service.

The members responded to 35 calls for service. The calls varied from downed trees, motor vehicle accidents, utility poles and lines down, and traffic hazards (traffic control lights out). M

All units ... (Full Story & Photos)

In Memoriam

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, March 15

The members of the Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Honor Roll member William G. Andrus III. Mr. Andrus passed away on March 11, 2018 at the Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, NY at the age of 61. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Home in Potsdam on Saturday, March 17th from 1-3 pm. Funeral Service will be held at the Garner Funeral Home on ... (Full Story & Photos)

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