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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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No Caption 1 Vehicle Rollover in parking lot.

Fire Driver Robert Pierce, August 14

At 17:08 Potsdam fire was alerted of a 1 vehicle rollover in the parking lot of Mama Lucia's. Engine-49 responded and arrived on scene at 17:11 to find a Jeep on its side in the parking lot. All occupants were out of the vehicle and they were reporting no injuries. The vehicle was leaking a small amount of transmission fluid so firefighters put down speedy dry to soak it up. A wrecker was requested ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Cigarette Container Fire at Debra Drive

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, August 09

On Sunday August 9th 2020, Potsdam Fire was dispatched to Lawrence Avenue Apartments after a caller reported she could smell plastic burning and thought she could possibly see a cigarette butt container smoking. Engine 49 responded chauffeured by Career Driver Maroney. At 1440 hours, Engine 49 arrived on scene, and was directed by a bystander between Building B and C where a cigarette receptacle was ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Natural Gas Leak on Leroy Street

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, August 05

On Wednesday, August 5th 2020, at 0528 hours, Potsdam Fire was dispatched to respond to 7 Leroy Street for a natural gas leak. Central Dispatch reported that a car had backed into a gas meter and that gas is leaking out. At 0530 hours, Engine 49 (J. Robar) responded and arrived on scene at 0532 hours.

On scene, firefighters located a residential natural gas meter that was broke off above the shut ... (Full Story)


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Dryer Fire on Lower Pine Street

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, August 05

On August 5th 2020, at 1819 hours, Potsdam Fire received a phone call from Potsdam Police reporting that a house at 70 Lower Pine Street has their smoke alarms sounding and has smoke in the basement. At 1820 hours, Potsdam Fire Engine 49 responded chauffeured by Paid Driver Pierce and arrived on scene a few minutes later.

After arrival on scene, firefighters confirmed smoked in the basement. At ... (Full Story)


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No Caption Wildland Fire on Morley Potsdam Road

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, July 26

On Sunday, July 26th 2020, at 1254 hours, Potsdam Fire was dispatched to the vicinity of 1769 Morley Potsdam Road for a smoke investigation. The caller stated they could see smoke but were unsure what was burning. At 1258 hours, Engine 80 (J. Keleher) responded followed shortly by Rescue 14 (J. Mason) and Rescue 30 (J. Corbett). County Car 10 (R. Pierce) responded and arrived on scene.

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

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Mutual Aid Outside Fire in Parishville

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, June 26

On Friday, June 26th 2020, at 1534 hours, Parishville Fire was dispatched to the vicinity of State Highway 72 and the Sinclair Road for an outside fire. At 1609 hours, Parishville Fire 33-1 (Dude Cool) requested Potsdam Fire with a tanker to the scene. At the time of alarm, 33-1 also requested manpower to respond to the scene.

Potsdam Fire Tanker 100 (S. Corbett) responded, followed shortly by Rescue ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Busy Thursday for Potsdam

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, June 25

On Thursday, June 25th 2020, at 1034 hours, Potsdam Fire was dispatched to 48 Maple Street, Kinney Drugs for a reported mulch fire. Engine 49 chauffeured by Paid Driver Crowe responded and arrived on scene at 1037 hours. On scene, an active mulch fire was located and was spreading. Firefighter Kozak stretched a 1 3/4" hose line and began to wet the area down and extinguish the fire. Potsdam Fire was ... (Full Story)


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Trash Can Fire on Market Street

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, May 28

On Thursday, May 28th 2020, at 2317 hours, Potsdam Fire was dispatched to the vicinity of Mcduff's for a reported trash can on fire. At 2318 hours, Engine 49 chauffeured by Paid Driver Maroney responded and arrived on scene at 2319 hours to find a garbage can on fire in front of H&R Block.

Firefighters used a wet can off of Engine 49 to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Pool Filling

Fire Driver Jerry Robar, May 26

As summer time is beginning and pools are being installed, the Potsdam Fire Department would like to remind everyone that the Department does not fill swimming pools for the general public.

Additionally, it is recommended that you check with Code enforcement before installing a pool. Below is a link for the Village of Potsdam Code regarding swimming pools.
... (Full Story)


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Thanks you LT. Giles

Firefighter Jessie Kozak, May 24

After 5 years of dedicated service to the Potsdam community, it's time for Potsdam Fire to say goodbye and good luck to Lt. Jacob Giles. Lt. Giles joined Potsdam Fire when he came to college at Clarkson University. Five years and hundreds of fire calls later, he has graduated Clarkson with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is heading to begin his career in Arizona. The homes you've saved and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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