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2017 Incidents
January 30
February 44
March 53
April 53
May 46
June 53
July 60
August 50
Total 389

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 helps SUNY Potsdam demonstrate how quickly a dorm room can engulf in flames

*Photo Courtesy of SUNY Potsdam
Potsdam Fire helps SUNY Potsdam demonstrate how quickly a dorm room can engulf in flames *Photo Courtesy of SUNY Potsdam

September Is Campus Fire Safety Month

Fire Chief Danielle Rose, September 16

The beginning of a new term means classes, homework, friends, and parties. With such hectic lives, students often don't pay attention to one thing that could kill them: accidental fires. As a new semester begins at Clarkson University and SUNY Potsdam, the Potsdam Fire Department reminds students to take action to protect themselves and their friends from fire.

91 fatal fires have been documented ... (Full Story & Photos)

Round Baler Complete Loss

Fire Driver Robert Crowe, August 28

Potsdam Fire responded to 235 River Road for a reported hay baler on fire, threatening a structure. Engine 80, Operated by Career FF Bob Pierce, was out of service at the alarm time of 1840 hours. Arriving on scene 4 minutes later , members found a Hesston 565A round baler fully engulfed with some extension to the attached tractor. Tanker 100 (FF M.Bradish) and Rescue 14 (FF S.. Corbett) arrived shortly ... (Full Story)

PFD Responds To Head On Fatality MVA

Fire Driver Robert Crowe, August 26

Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue and County Car 7 were activated at 1424 hours for a reported serious personal injury accident on USH 11 in the vicinity of Steve's RV. Engine 80, operated by FF Brad Andrus, responded at 1428 and arrived on scene at 1432 with Engine 49, Rescue 14 and Rescue 30 close behind. Members found a Jeep Laredo and Hyundai Elantra both off the road, having been involved in a head ... (Full Story & Photos)

Mutual Aid to Hannawa Falls For Structure Fire

Fire Driver Robert Crowe, August 15

Potsdam Fire was alerted at 0515 hours to respond to 70 Riggs Drive, mutual aid to Hannawa Falls, for a reported structure fire with persons trapped. Engine 80 (S.Corbett), tanker 100 (M. Bradish), and Rescue 14 (J. Keleher) responded along with 14 members. As the fire took hold of the mutli-unit apartment building, a request was made for Engine 48 to respond to Hannawa Fire Station and establish ... (Full Story & Photos)

Pickup Truck Loses Gas Tank On Clinton Street

Fire Driver Robert Crowe, August 14

At 1213 hrs Potsdam Fire was dispatched to the vicinity of 20 Clinton street for a gasoline spill. Upon arrival Engine 49, operated by Fire Driver Bob Pierce, found a 2003 Dodge Dakota whose gas tank had fallen off and was laying in the road. Members contained the spill and the vehicle was removed by Martin's Maple Street Citgo.... (Full Story)

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