2024 Incidents
January 76
February 57
March 32
April 43
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Total 208

2023 Incidents
January 50
February 59
March 31
April 52
May 47
June 42
July 42
August 42
September 57
October 66
November 56
December 32
Total 576

2022 Incidents
January 50
February 53
March 43
April 42
May 46
June 57
July 41
August 50
September 67
October 58
November 44
December 69
Total 620

2021 Incidents
January 27
February 30
March 41
April 33
May 53
June 37
July 62
August 61
September 61
October 58
November 36
December 68
Total 567

2020 Incidents
January 34
February 32
March 25
April 21
May 34
June 27
July 39
August 46
September 51
October 36
November 44
December 31
Total 420

2019 Incidents
January 47
February 45
March 40
April 37
May 41
June 35
July 62
August 36
September 62
October 54
November 53
December 47
Total 559

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

Previous Incidents
2009 518
2010 550
2011 524
2012 549
2013 534
2014 523
2015 538
2016 532
2017 596
2018 611
2019 559
2020 420
2021 567
2022 620
2023 576

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Car Through A Fence

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, June 06

On Thursday, June 6th at 0629 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to the vicinity of 469 County Route 59 for a reported white SUV that went through a ditch, into a fence, and into a field. AT 0635 hours, Engine 80 (S. Corbett) responded along with 36-4 (J. Bradish). Engine 80 arrived on scene at 0639 hours.

On scene, it was found a vehicle had left the road and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Numerous Vehicles on Fire at Walmart

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, June 04

On Tuesday, June 4th 2024 at 1453 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to 7494 US Highway 11, Walmart for a reported vehicle fire. At the time of alarm, Engine 49 Chauffeured by Paid Driver Mark Maroney responded, followed shortly by Engine 80 (J. Corbett), Rescue 14 (J. Keleher), and Tanker 100 (S. Corbett). While enroute, Car 10 advised there was heavy smoke in ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Sunday At The St. Lawrence County Fire Training Facility

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, May 19

On Sunday May 19th, members of the Potsdam Fire Department were joined by members from Norwood Fire and West Potsdam Fire to go over several training skills at the St. Lawrence County Fire Training Facility.

The first drill was in the newer fire training building where a smoke machine was used to fill the building with smoke to simulate a fire. Firefighters worked in teams to find a victim in the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Roof Prop Simulator
Roof Prop Simulator

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No Caption Flooding on Pine Street

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, May 07

On Tuesday, May 7th 2024, at 0345 hours, Potsdam Fire responded for a flooded road on Pine Street in the Village of Potsdam. Engine 49 Chauffeured by Paid Driver Jerry Robar responded and arrived on scene at 0349 hours. It was found that the roadway in the vicinity of 40 Pine Street was entirely flooded and was not passable. The Department of Public Works had responded at the time as well. Engine ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Thank You to B.E.A.R.S Literacy Club for Invite

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, April 25

The last two days, Potsdam Fire, along with West Stockholm Fire, Potsdam Rescue, SUNY Potsdam University Police, and SUNY Potsdam Nurse were invited to B.E.A.R.S Literacy Club for a presentation on Hometown Hero’s.

Firefighters showed the children to not be afraid of firefighters while in gear and answered questions asked by the children.
Afterwards, the children were able to view firetrucks, ambulance, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Box Trailer Fire on State Highway 11B

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, April 22

On Monday, April 22nd, 2024 at 1455 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to a reported garage fire at 238 State Highway 11B. Central Dispatch updated that this was a tractor trailer on fire next to a garage at the residence. At 1457 hours, Engine 49 Chauffeured by Paid Driver Robar responded. Potsdam Fire 36-2 (Dan McGregor) requested West Stockholm Fire with tanker ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Car Fire at Clarkson University

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, April 18

On Thursday, April 18th, 2024 at 2310 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to a reported vehicle fire in front of Ross House at Clarkson University. At alarm time, Engine 49 Chauffeured by Paid Driver Bob Crowe responded and arrived on scene two minutes later with a confirmed working car fire with no exposures. Firefighters stretched an 1 3/4" hose line off of Engine ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Pole Sheared on Pierrepont Avenue

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, April 17

On Wednesday evening at 2339 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to a reported car vs pole motor vehicle accident in the vicinity of 69 Pierrepont Avenue. Engine 49 Chauffeured by Paid Driver Mark Maroney responded at alarm time and arrived on scene two minutes later at 2341 hours. On scene, it was found that a vehicle had left the roadway and sheared a power pole. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Training Night

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, April 15

On Monday, April 15th, 2024, Potsdam Fire held their monthly training night. Members began by practicing placing ground ladders at the fire station. Firefighters worked to efficiently lift a 24' ground ladder with refreshing on techniques for raising the ladder. Firefighters also set up their 35' Bangor Ladder and practice raising it and placement. Members worked on practicing and going over the new ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Tim Jerome, Dan McGregor, FOTY Jessie Kozak, Mark Bradish
Tim Jerome, Dan McGregor, FOTY Jessie Kozak, Mark Bradish

Annual Ladies Night Banquet

Firefighter James Corbett, April 14

The Department hosted the annual Ladies Night banquet on April 13th, at Potsdam Elks Lodge 2074. Approximately 80 members and guests attended. The event was emceed by West Stockholm Chief Torey Russell. A meal of prime rib or turkey was enjoyed by all. After the meal, numerous presentations were made. Jessie Kozak earned the "Springarm Award" for his driving efforts. John Keleher was once again ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Automatic Mutual Aid to West Potsdam Fire for an Outside Fire

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, April 09

On Tuesday, April 4th, 2024 at 1311 hours, West Potsdam Fire, West Potsdam First Responders, Potsdam Rescue and County Car 10 were dispatched to a brush fire heading towards the woods. At 1311 hours, Potsdam Fire Tanker 100 (B. Andrus) responded. 47-1, Justin Pierce, then requested Potsdam Fire with manpower and Canton Fire to the scene with their UTV. Rescue 14 (M. Keleher) responded.

On scene, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Driver Mark Maroney, April 05

The annual meeting and election of officers for the Potsdam Fire Department was held on April 5, 2024.

The slate of officers for 2024-2025 are as follows:

Mark F. Bradish-Chief

Daniel L. McGregor- 1st Assistant Chief

Jason P. Farnsworth- 2nd Assistant Chief

Jay D. Bradish- 3rd Assistant Chief

Secretary - Randy V. Webster

Treasurer - Steven A. Keleher

Congratulations to all!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Reported Fire in Apartment on Maple Street

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, April 01

On Monday, April 1st 2024 at 1726 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to a reported structure fire, fire in the apartment at 131 Maple Street, Apartment 4. At 1727 hours, Engine 49 Chauffeured by Paid Driver Crowe responded and arrived on scene at 1728 hours with a reported smoke showing per Potsdam Police that was on scene. 36-2, Mark Bradish, then requested West ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Driver Mark Maroney, March 16

The Potsdam Fire Department would like to remind the public that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has put forth the annual statewide ban prohibiting residential brush burning from March 16th until May 14th.

Forest Rangers, DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs), and local authorities enforce the burn ban. Violators of the State's open burning regulation ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Mega Meat Raffle Fundraiser

March 16

The members of the Potsdam Fire Department are hosting a meat raffle fundraiser. The options are beef or pork from the Ortmans Farm for $10 a ticket.

The first prize is a 160 lb. meat box, either choice.
The second and third prize is a 80 lb. meat box, either choice.

The drawing will be held during SummerFest on July 14th 2024 @ 4 PM.

If you are interested in a raffle ticket, please see a member ... (Full Story & Photos)

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