2024 Incidents
January 76
February 57
March 32
April 43
May 39
June 67
July
August
September
October
November
December
Total 314

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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Monthly Training Night

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, July 15

On Monday, July 15th, 2024, Potsdam Fire held their monthly training night. Firefighters focused on using portable pumps to obtain water from the Raquette River at the Boralex Dam off of the River Road. The portable pumps were used to fill a porta tank that firefighters then utilized to practice drafting with Engine 80. Large diameter hose was laid from Engine 80 to Tower 5 to feed its aerial platform ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter Grant is New Fire Driver

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, July 11

The Potsdam Fire Department would like to welcome FF Scott Grant as he begins his employment with the Village of Potsdam as a Fire Driver. Scott has been a volunteer for 12 years with West Potsdam Fire and previously worked for St. Lawrence Health System.

The Potsdam Fire Department would like to thank former Fire Driver Matthew Kroeger for his two years of service as he leaves to begin a new career ... (Full Story)


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Mutual Aid to Parishville Fire

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, June 15

On Saturday, June 15th 2024, at 0041 hours, Parishville Fire, Parishville Rescue, County Car 36 were dispatched to a reported fully engulfed house fire at 960 State Highway 72. 33-1 Dude Cool requested Potsdam Fire with engine, tanker, and manpower to the scene. Colton Fire was also requested to the scene with a tanker and Hopkinton-Fort Jackson was requested to Parishville Station to fill tankers. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Storm Hits Potsdam Area

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, June 13

On June 13th 2024, as firefighters were returning from the structure fire in West Potsdam, a severe storm had struck the Potsdam Area causing multiple calls for Potsdam Fire.

2328 hours- 59 Lawrence Avenue- Fire Alarm-E-49 responded-no alarm on arrival
2328 hours- 24 Chestnut Street- Tree on Power Lines across the road-E-49 responded
2330 hours- 130 River Road- Transformer on Fire- E-80 responded
2341 ... (Full Story)


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Tanker and Manpower to West Potsdam

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, June 13

On Thursday, June 13th at 2126 hours, West Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to 1078 County Route 35 for a reported fully engulfed house fire. Potsdam Fire was dispatched automatic for a tanker to respond along with manpower to the scene. Canton Fire were also requested mutual aid for engine, tanker, and manpower. At 2132 hours, Tanker 100 (S. Corbett) responded followed ... (Full Story)


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Fire Driver Matthew Kroeger, June 13

Assistant Chief Jason Farnsworth, Captain Brad Andrus and FF Brandon Bahr brought Engine 48 out to Lawrence Avenue Elementary school for their end of school Field Day and provided some relief to the heat of the day. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Car Through A Fence

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, June 06

On Thursday, June 6th at 0629 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to the vicinity of 469 County Route 59 for a reported white SUV that went through a ditch, into a fence, and into a field. AT 0635 hours, Engine 80 (S. Corbett) responded along with 36-4 (J. Bradish). Engine 80 arrived on scene at 0639 hours.

On scene, it was found a vehicle had left the road and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Numerous Vehicles on Fire at Walmart

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, June 04

On Tuesday, June 4th 2024 at 1453 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to 7494 US Highway 11, Walmart for a reported vehicle fire. At the time of alarm, Engine 49 Chauffeured by Paid Driver Mark Maroney responded, followed shortly by Engine 80 (J. Corbett), Rescue 14 (J. Keleher), and Tanker 100 (S. Corbett). While enroute, Car 10 advised there was heavy smoke in ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Sunday At The St. Lawrence County Fire Training Facility

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, May 19

On Sunday May 19th, members of the Potsdam Fire Department were joined by members from Norwood Fire and West Potsdam Fire to go over several training skills at the St. Lawrence County Fire Training Facility.

The first drill was in the newer fire training building where a smoke machine was used to fill the building with smoke to simulate a fire. Firefighters worked in teams to find a victim in the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Driver Mark Maroney, May 07

On Tuesday, May 7th 2024, at 0345 hours, Potsdam Fire responded for a flooded road on Pine Street in the Village of Potsdam. Engine 49 Chauffeured by Paid Driver Jerry Robar responded and arrived on scene at 0349 hours. It was found that the roadway in the vicinity of 40 Pine Street was entirely flooded and was not passable. The Department of Public Works had responded at the time as well. Engine ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Thank You to B.E.A.R.S Literacy Club for Invite

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, April 25

The last two days, Potsdam Fire, along with West Stockholm Fire, Potsdam Rescue, SUNY Potsdam University Police, and SUNY Potsdam Nurse were invited to B.E.A.R.S Literacy Club for a presentation on Hometown Hero’s.

Firefighters showed the children to not be afraid of firefighters while in gear and answered questions asked by the children.
Afterwards, the children were able to view firetrucks, ambulance, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Box Trailer Fire on State Highway 11B

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, April 22

On Monday, April 22nd, 2024 at 1455 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to a reported garage fire at 238 State Highway 11B. Central Dispatch updated that this was a tractor trailer on fire next to a garage at the residence. At 1457 hours, Engine 49 Chauffeured by Paid Driver Robar responded. Potsdam Fire 36-2 (Dan McGregor) requested West Stockholm Fire with tanker ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Car Fire at Clarkson University

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, April 18

On Thursday, April 18th, 2024 at 2310 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to a reported vehicle fire in front of Ross House at Clarkson University. At alarm time, Engine 49 Chauffeured by Paid Driver Bob Crowe responded and arrived on scene two minutes later with a confirmed working car fire with no exposures. Firefighters stretched an 1 3/4" hose line off of Engine ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Pole Sheared on Pierrepont Avenue

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, April 17

On Wednesday evening at 2339 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to a reported car vs pole motor vehicle accident in the vicinity of 69 Pierrepont Avenue. Engine 49 Chauffeured by Paid Driver Mark Maroney responded at alarm time and arrived on scene two minutes later at 2341 hours. On scene, it was found that a vehicle had left the roadway and sheared a power pole. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Training Night

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, April 15

On Monday, April 15th, 2024, Potsdam Fire held their monthly training night. Members began by practicing placing ground ladders at the fire station. Firefighters worked to efficiently lift a 24' ground ladder with refreshing on techniques for raising the ladder. Firefighters also set up their 35' Bangor Ladder and practice raising it and placement. Members worked on practicing and going over the new ... (Full Story & Photos)

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