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

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
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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National Weather Service Alerts for St. Lawrence County, NY


No Caption Motor Vehicle Accident Intersection of Market Street and May Road

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, January 22

After the structure fire in West Stockholm, as day shift began, at 0746 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to 154 Market Street for a reported pickup truck into a pole. At the time of alarm, Engine 49 chauffeured by Paid Driver Maroney responded. Potsdam Fire Assistant Chief McGregor arrived on scene and advised that it was at the intersection of Market Street and ... (Full Story & Photos)

Structure Fire on US Highway 11

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, January 22

On Sunday, January 22nd at 0159 hours, Potsdam Fire was requested to respond an engine to the bridge in Hannawa Falls for a structure fire on the Butternut Ridge Road. At 0206 hours, West Stockholm Fire, Potsdam Fire. Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were then dispatched to 8231 US Highway 11 for a reported chimney fire with flames showing out of the top of wood stove and chimney. West Stockholm's ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Motor Vehicle Accident on Morley Potsdam Road

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, January 21

On Saturday, January 21, at 0004 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in the vicinity of 1736 Morley Potsdam Road. At 0006 hours, Engine 80 (B. Andrus) responded, followed by Rescue 14 (C. Frost). Assistant Chief Farnsworth arrived on scene, and assumed command. He then advised responding units that there was one patient out of the vehicle ... (Full Story & Photos)

Vehicle Fire at Blevins Motors

Fire Driver Matthew Kroeger, January 16

On January 16th, 2023 at 0804 Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and Car 10 were dispatched to a vehicle fire at Blevins Motors at 6691 State Highway 56. Immediately after dispatch Engine 49 chauffeured by Fire Driver Matthew Kroeger responded. Engine 49 arrived on scene at approximately 0810 to find a 2020 Jeep Compass fully engulfed in fire on the service side of the building, threatening other vehicles. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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In Memoriam

Firefighter James Corbett, January 03

The members of the Potsdam Fire Department extend our sincere condolences to the families of past members Francis Laduke, and Greg Blair, who both passed away this past week. Fran served with our dept. from January 1961 through May of 1965. Upon moving to Massena, he served with the MVFD for over fifty years.

Greg served with our dept. from June 1973 to September 1977... (Full Story)

Potsdam Fire Department 2022

Fire Driver Jerry Robar, January 02

The year 2022 has come and gone at the Potsdam Fire Department. A lot has gone on at the Fire Department this past year including answering 620 calls for service. Engine 49, which is operated by the 4 paid Fire Drivers was the busiest apparatus in the fleet answering 446 of those 620 calls. The Department answered 492 calls in the Village of Potsdam, 98 calls in the Fire protection area outside ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Fire at Clarkson University

Fire Driver Jerry Robar, December 29

The Potsdam Fire Department received an automated dialer for a fire alarm activation at Clarkson University Graham Hall on Thursday December 29, 2022 at 2:46 PM. Engine 49 staffed with Career Fire Driver J. Robar, Past Chief R. Robar, and Firefighter J. Bradish responded immediately, arriving on scene at 2:51 PM. Clarkson staff advised firefighters that they had a campus wide power outage, upon ... (Full Story & Photos)

Heavy Snow Means Many Calls

Fire Driver Robert Crowe, December 17

As the snow storm swept into the area on Thursday night, December 15, it brought with it heavy wet snow that fell at a steady rate. By morning there was more than 6 inches on the ground with snow continuing to fall at a rapid pace. The first call of the storm came in at 0555 hours on December 16th for a tree down in the roadway on County Route 59, the Back Hannawa Road. Over the next 24 hours the ... (Full Story)

No Caption Vehicle strikes Post Office

Fire Driver Jerry Robar, December 13

The Potsdam Fire Department was dispatched to the vicinity of 12 Elm Street for a motor vehicle accident on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 3:14PM Engine 49 responded immediately upon dispatch with Fire Driver Jerry Robar, and Firefighter Jay Bradish. Upon arrival crews found a vehicle had been driven into the Potsdam Post office on the Union Street side of the building. The sole occupant of the vehicle ... (Full Story & Photos)

Thank You for your support!

Fire Driver Jerry Robar, December 12

The Potsdam Fire Department members would like to thank everyone involved in the Christmas Tree fundraiser, from the members selling trees to the local businesses that donated equipment, and the Potsdam and surrounding community members who purchased their Christmas Tree from the Department. Thanks to your generosity and support of the Fire Department, trees were sold out in 9 days!

This fundraiser ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Potsdam Fire starts the week off with a Motor Vehicle Accident

Fire Driver Jerry Robar, December 12

The Potsdam Fire Department along with The Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad and County Car 10 were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Monday December 12, 2022 at 7:42 AM on the Bagdad Rd. Engine 80 was enroute at 7:48 AM chauffeured by Past Chief John Keleher, arriving on scene at 7:54 AM. The lone occupant of the vehicle was transported to Canton Potsdam Hospital by Potsdam Rescue with minor ... (Full Story & Photos)

Busy evening for PFD

Fire Driver Robert Crowe, November 14

Members had a busy evening, responding to back to back accidents in the Village. At 1722, Potsdam Fire was dispatched to a 2 vehicle motor vehicle accident (MVA) with air bag deployment in the vicinity of 6603 SH 56. Engine 49 (Fire Driver Crowe) responded immediately and arrived on scene 3 minutes later. Assistant Chief Bradish established command and directed members to check on the victims as well ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Project Breatheā„¢ Program Pet Oxygen Mask Donation Program

Firefighter Jessie Kozak, November 09

Today was a great day for the Potsdam Fire Department, we received a generous donation from Project Breathe Pet Oxygen Mask Program, sponsored by The Invisible Fence Company. This allows us to put three brand new pet oxygen masks on all our fire engines. We are grateful for this donation, and we want to thank Chris from Invisible Fence for coming up from Syracuse today to present us with this donation. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Christmas Tree Sales back on !!

Fire Driver Jerry Robar, November 08

**********News Alert**********
If you enjoy picking out a Christmas tree while benefiting a good cause, then make sure you get your tree from the Potsdam Fire Department this year!
Members will once again be selling Christmas Trees at the Fire Station on 42 Main Street starting Friday, November 25 at 10am.
Come pick out your perfect tree from a selection of Balsams, ranging from 4ft to 10ft tall. ... (Full Story)

No Caption Structure Fire on Broad Street

Fire Driver Mark Maroney, October 28

On Friday, October 28th 2022, at 1911 hours, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue, and County Car 10 were dispatched to 7 Broad Street for a reported structure fire. At 1912 hours, Engine 49 ( Career Fire Driver J. Robar) responded. While responding, a portable advised it was a confirmed working fire. Engine 49 arrived on scene at 1913 hours and laid large diameter hose from the fire hydrant at Waverly Street ... (Full Story & Photos)


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