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2022 Incidents
January 50
February 53
March 43
April 42
May 46
June 57
July 41
August 50
September 67
Total 449

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

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
2007 419
2008 505
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

Potsdam In Pictures
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Motor Vehicle Accident on State Highway 56

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, September 24

On Saturday, September 24th, 2022, at 0520 hours , Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to 6789 State Highway 56 for a reported head on motor vehicle accident with personal injury and air bag deployment. Central Dispatch advised that the accident could be serious personal injury with entrapment. At 0523 hours, Engine 49 Chauffeured by Paid Driver Jerry Robar responded. Potsdam ... (Full Story)

Two Motor Vehicle Accidents on Friday Afternoon

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, September 23

On Friday, September 23rd, 2022, Potsdam Fire responded to two motor vehicle accidents within a short period of time.

At 1608 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched at 1608 hours, to the intersection of Market Street and Elm Street for a two car motor vehicle accident with airbag deployment, no reported injuries. Engine 49 Chauffeured by Paid Driver Mark Maroney ... (Full Story)

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Fire Driver Mark Maroney, September 23

On Friday, September 23rd 2022, Potsdam Fire was invited to SUNY Potsdam for their annual safety fair, where SUNY Potsdam students are able to attend fire extinguisher training, and see and discuss fire safety with fire officials on campus. A crew from Potsdam Fire attended and held a recruiting event to try to get new fire department members or mutual aid members. Potsdam Fire is constantly looking ... (Full Story & Photos)

Recruiting- Clarkson University

Lieutenant Cameron Frost, September 20

On Friday, September 16th the Potsdam Fire Department held a recruiting event at Clarkson University, seeking future firefighters and mutual aid members. We are constantly looking for dedicated individuals to join the Department. If interested, you can find our application under "Recruitment" on our website or stop by the station for an application. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Driver Jerry Robar, August 28

With the return of local colleges this weekend, the Potsdam Fire Department would like to welcome all the incoming students, and remind students as well as the full time residents about fire safety. Attached is fire safety information released by the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control. ... (Full Story & Photos)

In Memoriam

Firefighter James Corbett, August 16

The members of the Potsdam Fire Department extend their deepest condolences to the family of Honor Roll member John Campbell. John passed away suddenly on August 8th, 2022 John is survived by his wife Sheryl, son John of Hereford Pa., his daughter Melissa of Lancaster Ca., his stepson Craig Stone and four grandchildren. Calling hours were held on 8/12 with burial at Bayside Cemetery on Saturday. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Potsdam Fire Able to Fill 4th Paid Driver Position

August 15

After a strong showing of support from Potsdam resident's at today's Village Board Meeting, the Village Trustees approved the filling of the 4th paid driver position. We appreciate the dedication of the Village Board and the administrators to keep our community safe. The Potsdam Fire Department is here for you, and is only a phone call away. The station is manned 24/7 with one paid driver on duty. ... (Full Story)

Congratulations on Retirement Fire Driver Pierce!

August 14

On Sunday August 14th, 2022 after 33 years, Fire Driver Bob Pierce has worked his final shift for Potsdam Fire. Bob started his career with Potsdam Fire in 1989. Bob will continue to be around the department as he currently is County Car 10 as the District 3, deputy coordinator.

Potsdam Fire says thank you and enjoy your retirement! ... (Full Story & Photos)

Current Fire Drivers; (L-R) Jerry Robar, Bob Pierce, Bob Crowe, Mark Maroney
Current Fire Drivers; (L-R) Jerry Robar, Bob Pierce, Bob Crowe, Mark Maroney

Citizens Asked To Attend Village Board Meeting on Monday

August 11

We're there for you 24/7, and now The Potsdam Fire Department needs YOUR support! The Village officials are considering eliminating one of the paid driver positions when the driver retires this fall.
Often, these drivers are the first responders on the scene during fire calls, especially overnight. These are the people who give your children hats when you walk by the station, they do fire safety ... (Full Story)

Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Accident on State Highway 11B

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, August 02

On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 at 0650 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to the vicinity of 443 State Highway 11B for a personal injury motor vehicle accident, reporting a tractor trailer vs car. At 0654 hours, Engine 80 (J. Keleher) responded. As Engine 80 was responding, Potsdam Station took a landline call reporting that extrication would be needed. Rescue 14 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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