2024 Incidents
January 76
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Total 76

2023 Incidents
January 50
February 59
March 31
April 52
May 47
June 42
July 42
August 42
September 57
October 66
November 56
December 32
Total 576

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
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
2023 576

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Motor Vehicle Accident Closes County Route 59 for Several Hours

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, February 18

On Sunday, February 18th at 0210 hours, Potsdam Fire and Rescue were requested to the scene of motor vehicle accident at the intersection of County Route 59 and South Canton Road. At 0222 hours, Engine 80(J. Keleher) and Rescue 14 (Ju. Mcgregor) responded and arrived on scene at 0227 hours. Once on scene, it was found a single car had left the road and struck several trees, a power pole, and there ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter Jessie Kozak, January 31

A heartfelt thank you to our incredible community for being a crucial part of our journey! Your generous donations over the years have played a vital role in bringing our new rescue 14 fire apparatus to life. This isn't just a purchase; it's a commitment to providing coverage and ensuring the safety of our community.

A special acknowledgment to Clarkson University and Saint Lawrence Health System ... (Full Story & Photos)

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New Rescue 14 Delivered to Potsdam Fire

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, January 29

On Monday, January 29th 2024, the long awaited new Rescue 14 , a 2023 Rosenbauer Commander was delivered to Potsdam Fire by Garrison Fire & Rescue Corp. This truck was constructed with an EXT extruded aluminum body, this apparatus features a Harrison 15Kw generator, a Command Light CL Series LED light tower, and a Bauer SCBA air fill system, and Hurst Edraulic tools. This apparatus replaced the old ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Potsdam Fire Runs Chimney Fire on State Highway 11B

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, January 21

For its second fire of the day, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to a reported chimney fire with flames showing at 400 State Highway 11B at 1347 hours. Engine 80 (J. Bradish) was enroute at the larm time and arrived on scene at 1354 hours. Tanker 100 (Dave McGregor), Tower 5 (S. Corbett), and Engine 48 (B. Corbett) responded shortly after Engine 80. When Engine 80 arrived ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Mutual Aid to Hannawa Falls Fire

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, January 21

On Sunday, January 21st, 2024 at 0402 hours, Potsdam Fire was requested to respond tankers and manpower to a reported structure fire at 246 Hadley Road in the Hannawa Falls Fire District. At 0409 hours, Tanker 100 (J. Keleher) responded followed shortly after by Engine 80 (J. Bradish). Tanker 100 arrived on scene at 0416 hours followed by Engine 80, with both units dumping one load of water each. ... (Full Story)


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No Caption Garage Fire in Parishville

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, January 19

It was a cold Friday night in January, when at 2311 hours, Parishville Fire and Rescue along with County Car 36 were dispatched to 738 State Highway 72 for a reported garage fire that was threatening another structure. At 2316 hours, Parishville 33-1 (Dude Cool) requested Potsdam Fire with all equipment and Colton Fire with tankers. At the time of the request, Tanker 100 (B. Andrus) responded. Followed ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Local 6th Grader Donates Chore Money to Potsdam Fire

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, January 18

On Tuesday evening, the door bell rang at the fire station and 6th grader Avery Cook, her father Dan, and brother were at the door for a nice surprise for the fire department. Mr. Cook explained that his daughter receives chore money every week and that she has put aside one dollar from each week. Avery then each year donates money to a local organization, and this year she decided to donate her money ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire in Canton
Fire in Canton

Mutual Aid Fires to Madrid Fire and Canton Fire

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, October 17

Tuesday October 17th, 2023 was a busy day for the Potsdam Fire Department. The day started at 0807 hours, with an alarm activation at the South Canton IRA, 698 South Canton Road. Engine 80 (J. Kozak) responded who was stood down by Past Chief John Keleher as the staff was cooking breakfast and set the alarm off. Potsdam Fire was in service at 0823 hours.

At 1426 hours, Madrid Fire, Madrid Rescue, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Prevention at Lawrence Avenue Elementary School

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, October 13

On Friday, October 13th 2023, Potsdam Fire joined West Stockholm Fire and Hannawa Falls Fire at the Lawrence Avenue Elementary School for fire prevention day. Firefighters presented to Pre-K through 3rd grade. Children were taught by Chief Torey Russell (WSFD), Chief Justin McGrath (WSFD), Chief Kevin Jones (HFFD), Chief Neil Conant, Firefighter Jesse Kozak, and Captain Brad Andrus. The children were ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Past Fire Chief Christopher Taylor, October 10

Congratulations to Lieutenant Stephen Davis for successfully completing an intense three week FIRE INVESTIGATOR course at the New York State Academy of Fire Science in Montour Falls, New York. This extensive hands-on course provides in-depth knowledge and skills necessary to thoroughly investigate fires from fire scene to the courtroom as outlined in NFPA 921. It includes fire dynamics, motives, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Mutual Aid to West Stockholm for Old Sawmill Fire

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, September 27

On Wednesday, September 27th, 2023 at 1908 hours, West Stockholm Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to vicinity of 9 Duddy Road, for reports of the old sawmill on fire. 48-1 Torey Russell reported at the time their was heavy black smoke in the air and requested Potsdam Fire with engine, tanker, manpower, and Tower 5 and Brasher-Winthrop with engine, tanker, and manpower to scene.

At ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Driver Mark Maroney, September 20

On Wednesday, September 20th, 2023, SUNY Potsdam hosted their annual Safety Day Fair. This fair provides safety tips and guidelines for their students to follow. The event began at 12 PM and ended around 4 PM with a mock dorm burn to complete the event.

SUNY Potsdam invited the Potsdam Fire Department for the mock dorm burn in conjunction with New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency ... (Full Story & Photos)

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In Memoriam

September 17

It is with deep sadness that the Potsdam Fire Department announces the passing of Past Chief Thomas D. McGregor. Past Chief McGregor passed away on September 10, 2023. Tom was an active member of the Department and was in Relief Hose Company #3 along with his sons, Past Chief David McGregor, Assistant Chief Dan McGregor, grandsons Josh McGregor, and Justin McGregor. Tom's son Doug McGregor is also ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption One Vehicle into Pole on River Road

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, August 30

On Wednesday, August 30th 2023 at 1329 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to a car into an electric pole in the vicinity of 235 River Road. At 1331 hours, Engine 80 (J. Kozak) followed by Rescue 14 (J. Keleher) responded and arrived on scene at 1335 hours. 36-1 arrived on scene shortly before fire apparatus.

On scene, it was found that a Dodge Ram pickup truck ... (Full Story & Photos)

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August Training

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, August 21

On Monday August 21, Potsdam Fire held its monthly training. With the nice summer weather, it gave the opportunity for members and pump operators to go out and perform water supply training with foam. Engine 49, Engine 48, and TA-100 went to Commerce Park to set up the training. Members used Dawn Dish Soap to create foam solution . Members also operated E-49's built in foam system. E-48 and E-49 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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