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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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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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Fire Driver Mark Maroney, October 31

On Saturday, October 31st from 12-2 PM, members hosted a Trunk or Treat at the Potsdam Fire Department along with Potsdam Rescue and Potsdam Police. Members set up a drive thru area on the front pad of the fire station, where the public was able to pull up in their vehicles thru a set of cones, and the kids were provided with candy and fire prevention items. The event was a success and nearly 300 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Vehicle Fire on Union Street

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, October 26

On Monday, October 26th 2020 at 1758 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to a report of a possible vehicle fire at the intersection of Elm Street and Union Street. At 1758 hours, Engine 49 chauffeured by Paid Driver Maroney responded and arrived at 1800 hours to find a vehicle on Union Street with light white smoke coming from the front of the vehicle with a small ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Chief Tim Jerome, October 25

Imagine it is 2 AM and the smoke alarm in your residence is sounding and the house is filling with smoke or you’ve just been involved in a motor vehicle crash and can’t open your door to get out. What if nobody came? That is a question the volunteers at the Potsdam Fire Department don’t want you to have to answer or worry about.

The Potsdam Fire Department stands ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Dumpster Fire at Sigma Phi Epsilon

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, October 15

At 2243 hours, Potsdam Fire was dispatched to respond to Clarkson University, Sigma Phi Epsilon for a reported dumpster fire. At 2243 hours, Engine 49 chauffeured by Fire Driver Maroney responded. At 2247 hours, Engine 49 arrived on scene with flames showing from the dumpster. Firefighters stretched a 100' bumper line off Engine 49 and extinguished the fire. Firefighters overhauled the dumpster and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter Morgan Mosier, September 20

The Potsdam Fire Department spent Sunday at the St. Lawrence County fire training center. Members spent their day learning and practicing a variety of vital life saving skills and techniques such as how to use a standpipe system, search and rescue, proper hydrant practices, aerial operations, airbag and cribbing techniques for vehicle extrication, forcible entry, and more.

A big thanks to everyone ... (Full Story & Photos)

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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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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