2023 Incidents
January 50
February 59
March 31
April 52
Total 192

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
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
2022 620

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No Caption Arson Awareness Week is May 7‑13, 2023 : Understanding and Mitigating Youth Firesetting Issues — A Guide to Success

Past Fire Chief Christopher Taylor, May 08

National Arson Awareness Week is upon us. Arson robs communities of its valuable assets, lives and property. Our goal is to help our community reduce the occurrence of arson and reduce its devastating effect by making our residents and visitors aware of measures to safeguard their homes, buildings and property. This year's theme focuses on preventing youth firesetting behaviors.

Youth firesetting ... (Full Story & Photos)

Department Training - May 2023

Lieutenant Cameron Frost, May 07

On Sunday, May 7th, 2023, the Potsdam Fire Department hosted monthly training at the St. Lawrence County Fire Training Center, accompanied by Hannawa Falls Fire and West Potsdam Fire. The department's combined crews to work through several training exercises including hose advancement, propane/gas leak operations, tower operations, search and rescue, and trench cutting. Also included was a breathe-down ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Member completes Apparatus Operator - Aerial class in Gouverneur

April 30

Lieutenant Cameron Frost recently completed the New York State Apparatus Operator - Aerial class instructed by State Fire Instructor Bob Crowe and hosted by the Gouverneur Fire Department.

On the final day of the 24 hour class, Firefighters Jim Corbett and Sean Corbett brought Tower 5 to allow the students to perform skills along with Gouverneur's Truck 2. With the completion of this class, Lieutenant ... (Full Story & Photos)

Vehicle Into Building On State Highway 11B

April 30

On April 30, 2023 at 1056 hours, Potsdam Fire and Potsdam Rescue were dispatched to a report of a vehicle into a building at 259 State Highway 11B. Rescue 30, followed by Engine 49, responded at 1057 hours arriving on scene shortly thereafter. Firefighters found an SUV had accelerated into an attached garage at the residence. The operator of the vehicle was assisted from the wreckage and was evaluated ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Clarkson University Standby

Lieutenant Cameron Frost, April 20

The sound of rotors were in the air as Potsdam Fire provided a landing zone stand by at Clarkson University today. Clarkson has requested the department provide an engine crew for a landing zone standby on their campus as the U.S. Army landed a Boeing CH-47 Chinook Helicopter to transport Clarkson ROTC cadets to Fort Drum for training. Engine 48 stood by along with a crew of fire personnel, ready ... (Full Story & Photos)

April Training - Water Supply

Lieutenant Cameron Frost, April 18

On Monday, April 17th, the Potsdam Fire Department conducted its monthly training. This month's training subject was water supply operations. Members trained on hydrant work, portable water tank supply, including the use of a jet siphon, and standpipe hookups. Concluding the evening members reviewed training videos on the use of the new Scott Air-Pak X3 Pro SCBA.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Potsdam Fire Department Holds Annual Election of Officers for 2023-2024

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, April 14

The annual meeting and election of officers for the Potsdam Fire Department was held on April 14, 2023.

The slate of officers for 2023-2024 are as follows:

Timothy L. Jerome-Chief

Mark F. Bradish- 1st Assistant Chief

Daniel L. McGregor- 2nd Assistant Chief

Jason P. Farnsworth- 3rd Assistant Chief... (Full Story)

Car Vs. Tree On Pleasant Valley Road

Fire Driver Robert Crowe, April 12

Potsdam Fire was dispatched at 0210 hours to a reported serious MVA with one patient laying on the ground and the vehicle on fire, unknown if there were additional occupants. Given the severity of the call, Career FF Crowe responded immediately with Engine 49 and Engine 80 (J. Keleher) responded several minutes later . Additional information enroute from Central Dispatch indicated that there was ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fireman of the Year, Cameron Frost and his family
Fireman of the Year, Cameron Frost and his family

Annual Ladies Night Banquet

Firefighter James Corbett, April 01

The members of the Department gathered on Saturday night for the annual Ladies Night banquet. The event was held at the Potsdam Elks Lodge. Approximately 30 members and their spouses / significant others attended, along with numerous guests from surrounding fire, rescue and law enforcement agencies. Chief Tim Jerome gave an overview of the past year, and then turned the proceedings over to our emcee ... (Full Story & Photos)

New Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

March 28

The Potsdam Fire Department recently purchased 5 new air packs. Members attended in service training on them on March 28th 2023 with MES sales representative Brian Gokey. These new air packs begin the process of replacing our current ones which are 20 years old. Once all members are trained on the new equipment they will be placed in service. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption One Car Rollover on South Canton Road

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, March 14

On March 14th 2023, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, County Car 10 were dispatched at 0545 hours to the vicinity of 500 South Canton Road for a reported one car rollover. Potsdam Town Highway arrived on scene and advised that the one occupant of the vehicle was outside of the vehicle. At 0551 hours, Engine 80 (J. Kozak) responded by Rescue 14 (S. Davis) and arrived on scene at 0556 hours. Prior to fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

Quick knockdown prevents Nightmare on Elm Street

February 20

On Sunday February 19th, 2023 at 2215 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched for a fire in a salon at 20 Elm Street in the Village. Canton Fire was also dispatched to respond with Tower 1, as Potsdam Tower 5 is currently out of service for repairs. Engine 49 responded and once on scene, firefighters placed an inch and three quarter handline into operation quelling ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Driver Matthew Kroeger, February 19

On Sunday February 19th, 2023 at 0800 Potsdam Fire received an automatic dialer for an alarm activation at the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) and Rowley Laboratories. Engine 49 was out of service immediately chauffeured by Fire Driver Matthew Kroeger. Engine 49 arrived on scene at approximately 0804 and met with Clarkson Security. Upon investigating the alarm and searching the building ... (Full Story & Photos)

Motor Vehicle Accident on Route 11

Fire Driver Matthew Kroeger, February 15

On Wednesday February 15th, 2023 at 1422, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue and Car 10 were dispatched for a motor vehicle accident at mile marker 1403 on Route 11 between KFC and Walmart. At 1423 Engine 49 responded chauffeured by Fire Driver M. Kroeger with one member on board. Upon Engine 49's arrival at 1430 Assistant Chief Bradish and Assistant Chief McGregor were on scene and taking command. Chief ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lieutenant Cameron Frost, February 12

On February 12, 2023, Potsdam Fire participated in an ice/water rescue training hosted by Parishville Fire Department. At training, members were briefed on the safety protocols and concerns associated with ice/water rescue operations. Members were joined by multiple fire/rescue departments, NYS Forest Rangers, and the NYSP Dive Team.

As members were returning to service, Potsdam Fire, Rescue, and ... (Full Story & Photos)


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