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2021 Incidents
Total 0

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

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
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
2018 611

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Potsdam Fire Department Holds Annual Election of Officers for 2021-2022

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, April 12

The annual meeting and election of officers for the Potsdam Fire Department was held on April 9, 2021.

The slate of officers for 2021-2022 are as followed:

Timothy L. Jerome-Chief

Mark F. Bradish- 1st Assistant Chief

Daniel L. McGregor- 2nd Assistant Chief

Congratulations to all.... (Full Story)

Outside Fire behind Clarkson University Riverside Apartments

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, March 23

On Tuesday, March 23rd 2021, at 1403 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched behind Clarkson's Riverside Apartments for a report of a large outside fire that had spread into the woods. At the time of alarm, Engine 49 chauffeured by Paid Driver Bob Pierce responded, arriving on scene at 1407 hours. Rescue 30 and Tanker 100 responded afterwards. Firefighters found a fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Driver Mark Maroney, March 21

At 1719 hours, on Sunday March 21st 2021, Potsdam Fire and Norwood Fire were dispatched to 654 River Road for a reported grill on fire on a deck, threatening the home. Potsdam Fire 36-1 (T. Jerome) responded POV and arrived on scene to find the grill, fully involved and the fire had spread to the structure. 36-1 and a Norwood firefighter used two fire extinguishers to stop the spread of the fire. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Wood Boiler Fire

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, March 16

On Tuesday, March 16th 2021, at 1220 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to 165 Heath Road for a report of a wood boiler on fire. 36-2 requested West Stockholm Fire mutual aid for engine, tanker, and manpower. At 1226 hours, Engine 80 (J. Keleher) and Tanker 100 (S. Keleher) responded followed by Rescue 14 (C. Corbett) and arrived on scene at 1232 hours. It was found ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo from Watertown Daily Times
Photo from Watertown Daily Times

Excavator on Fire at Sheehan Scrap Yard

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, March 10

On Wednesday, March 10th 2021, at 1138 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to 325 State Highway 11B, Sheehan Scrap Yard for a report of an excavator on fire. At 1141 hours, Engine 80 (J. Corbett) and Tanker 100 (S. Corbett) responded along with 36-2 (M. Bradish). At 1145 hours, apparatus arrived on scene to find a small fire in the engine compartment of the excavator. ... (Full Story)

In Memoriam

Firefighter James Corbett, February 21

The members of the Potsdam Vol. Fire Dept. wish to extend their condolences to the family of ex assistant Chief Frank Mittiga Jr.
Frank passed away at his residence in Canton on February 8th, 2021. He served as a member of the Dept. from October 6th 1969 until October 15th, 1976.... (Full Story)

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Fire Driver Mark Maroney, January 07

Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched at 1035 hours to 11 Washington Street for a reported chimney fire. Engine 49 (R. Crowe) responded immediately and arrived on scene at 1038 hours followed shortly thereafter by Tower 5 (J. Keleher) and Rescue 14 (J. Farnsworth). 36-3 (Dan McGregor) and 36-2 (M.Bradish) arrived and decided to place Tower 5 in the driveway on the B side ... (Full Story & Photos)

Holiday Safety Tips

Fire Driver Jerry Robar, December 02

The holiday season is upon us, and the Potsdam Fire Department would like to remind everyone of some safety tips. Attached to this article are safety tips presented by New York State Fire. Please take a few minutes to read them, a few minutes now could save lives later. ... (Full Story)

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Fire Driver Robert Crowe, November 27

Christmas trees go on sale TODAY Friday, November 27th at 5pm at the Potsdam Fire Station located at 42 Main Street in Potsdam.

Just a friendly reminder that to keep everyone safe and healthy, and to follow NYS guidelines, we're asking everyone who comes to pick out a tree to wear a mask and to maintain proper social distancing while picking out your tree.

The trees are fresh cut Balsams, ranging ... (Full Story & Photos)

One Car Motor Vehicle Accident on Sandstone Drive

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, November 03

On Tuesday, November 3rd 2020, at 0526 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to Sandstone Drive for a report of a motor vehicle accident on the bridge with airbag deployment. At 0526 hours, Potsdam Fire Engine 49 (M. Maroney) responded and arrived on scene at 0529 hours.

On scene, it was found that a red 2012 Nissan Pickup truck had lost control on ice. The operator ... (Full Story & Photos)

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