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2017 Incidents
January 30
February 44
March 53
April 53
May 46
June 53
July 60
August 50
September 62
October 54
November
December
Total 505

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
2002 305
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

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Potsdam Fire Department Christmas Tree Sales to Begin November 24th!

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, November 22

The members of the Potsdam Fire Department are once again reviving an old firehouse tradition of selling Christmas Trees!! All trees will be beautiful Balsam trees, ranging from 5ft to 12ft tall and will cost $40.00 apiece. There will be free delivery within the Potsdam Fire Department fire protection area!

The area of sales will take place at the Potsdam Fire Station located at 42 Main Street, Potsdam ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Have A Safe Thankgiving By Practicing Good Fire Safety!

Fire Driver Robert Crowe, November 20

Thanksgiving is this week. Let's make it fire safe by sharing the following safety messages.

As you plan your Thanksgiving menu don’t forget about fire safety.

Did you know Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires? The number of home fires double on Thanksgiving. So, let’s add a pinch of fire safety to the menu.

Keep these safety tips in mind as you prepare your meal.

Turkey:

If you ... (Full Story & Photos)

A firefighter, left, attempts to put out a fire after a frozen turkey was dropped into a hot deep fryer at a Consumer Product Safety Commission safety demonstration in Rockville, Maryland, on Nov. 22. Gary Cameron / Reuters
A firefighter, left, attempts to put out a fire after a frozen turkey was dropped into a hot deep fryer at a Consumer Product Safety Commission safety demonstration in Rockville, Maryland, on Nov. 22. Gary Cameron / Reuters

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Winter Weather Brings Multiple MVA's

Fire Driver Robert Crowe, November 20

The onset of winter weather was the cause of several accidents this morning. At 0719 Potsdam Fire was dispatched to Leroy Street in the vicinity of Potsdam High School for a reported 3 vehicle MVA. Upon the arrival of Engine 49, it was determined that there was in fact two accidents, with the second being a 2 vehicle MVA with air bag deployment. Members established traffic control, closing the roadway ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Two Car Accident on U.S. Highway 11: No One Injured

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, November 17

On November 17, 2017, at approximately 4:10PM, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue and County Car 7 were dispatched to a two car accident in the vicinity of 7788 U.S. Highway 11.

Engine 80 and Recue 14 responded.

Upon the arrival of Engine 80, it was determined that the accident was at the intersection of the Regan Road. No extrication was needed and all occupants of the vehicles involved refused medical ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Two Car Motor Vehicle Accident at the Intersection of Wright Road and County Route 35 Sends One to CPH

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, November 14

On November 14, 2017, at approximately 7:21PM, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue and County Car 7 were dispatched to a personal injury accident in the vicinity of 6872 U.S. Highway 11.

Engine 80 and Rescue 14 were out of service moments later.

Upon arrival of Potsdam 36-1 (Chief Rose), it was determined that the accident was at the intersection of the Wright Road and County Route 35, no extrication ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Annual Rag-A-Muffin Parade Will Be Held On October 28th!

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, October 26

The members of the Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department along with the Potsdam Kiwanis Club will be holding the annual Rag a Muffin parade on Saturday October 28th. The parade will start at 11 am and leave from the Main Street Municipal parking lot across from the movie theater. Parents and kids will be led around the block by members of the Kiwanis, Kkids, Builders Club, and Circle K leadership clubs. ... (Full Story & Photos)

We are hoping to have the old firetruck up and running once again for the parade!
We are hoping to have the old firetruck up and running once again for the parade!

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One Car Motor Vehicle Accident on the Wheeler Road

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, October 24

On October 24, 2017 at 7:42PM, Potsdam Fire and Potsdam Rescue were dispatched to the vicinity of 102 Wheeler Road for a personal injury motor vehicle accident.

A group of members were at the firehouse and responded with Engine 80 immediately. Rescue 14 responded a short time after.

Upon arrival, the members assisted Potsdam Rescue for a short period of time before being released from the scene. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Tree Knocks Out Power to the Village of Potsdam

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, October 19

On October 19, 2017 at approximately 3:33PM, Potsdam Fire was dispatched to the vicinity of Elm Street and Morningside Drive for a report of power lines down in the roadway.

Engine 49 responded with a full crew.

Upon arrival, it was determined that a tree had fallen down on Morningside Drive, knocking down primary wires and breaking a pole in half that had a transformer on it. As a result, most ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Department Mourns Loss of Mayor Ruth F. Garner

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, October 19

It is with heavy hearts that the members of the Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department announce the passing of a longtime advocate for the Potsdam Fire Department, Ruth F. Garner.

Ruth was a generous leader for the Potsdam Community for over five decades and continued to lead the Potsdam Community up until her time of passing. Ruth was always willing and ready to help the Potsdam Fire Department with ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Potsdam Fire Adds Four New Members to Its 47-Member Roster

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, October 18

The members of the Potsdam Fire Department would like to welcome four new members to our already 47-member department roster, bringing our membership total to 51.

Jessie Kozak is a native of Buffalo, New York. After graduation, Jessie moved to the Potsdam Area where he joined the United States Army. Mr. Kozak completed two deployments in Iraq and is currently on his 15th year in the U.S. Army. Mr. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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