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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 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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No Caption 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.
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No Caption 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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Mulch Fire with Extension on River Rd

Fire Driver Jerry Robar, May 05

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 3:02 PM, the Potsdam Fire Department was alerted for a structure fire on the River Road. Chief Jerome arrived on scene and advised that it was a mulch fire that had extended into the porch and house. Engine 80 responded at 3:04 PM and arrived shortly later. Firefighters stretched a hand line and were able to extinguished the main body of fire. Firefighters removed some ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Driver Jerry Robar, April 22

On Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 8:50PM, The Potsdam Fire Department was contacted for a clothes dryer on fire inside a residence at 16 Elderkin St. Engine 49, chauffeured by Fire Driver Maroney responded immediately and arrived on scene 2 minutes later. Upon Engine 49's arrival, the fire had been extinguished by firefighters already on scene. Members removed the dryer from the house, and placed ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fertilizer Truck Rollover on US Highway 11

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, April 20

On Monday April 20th, 2020, at 1623 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to respond in the vicinity of 6965 US Highway 11 for a reported tractor trailer rollover with entrapment. At 1626 hours, Engine 49 (J. Robar) responded. At 1627 hours, 36-1 (T. Jerome) responded who then was updated by Central Dispatch that it was a fertilizer truck that rolled over with the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Garage Fire on River Road

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, April 20

On Monday, April 20th, 2020, at 1316 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to a reported garage fire at 544 River Road. Central Dispatch notified that the garage was threatening the house. At 1319 hours, Engine 49 responded chauffeured by Paid Driver Jerry Robar. 36-2 (M. Bradish) responded and requested Norwood Fire and West Potsdam Fire with tankers and manpower ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Structure Fire at Mid-Town Apartments

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, March 06

On Friday, March 6th 2020 at 0836 hours, Potsdam Fire was dispatched to respond to 28 Munson Street, for a report of smoke on the third floor. Engine 49, Chauffeured by Village Fire Driver Jerry Robar responded immediately and arrived on scene at 0840 hours. Upon Engine 49's arrival, they were advised the fire was in apartment 302, and believed to be contained. Members responded to the third floor ... (Full Story & Photos)

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