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              2018 Incidents
              January 65
              February 36
              March 29
              April 81
              May 62
              June 31
              July 47
              August 47
              September 60
              October
              November
              December
              Total 458

              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
              2003 362
              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

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              District 3 Drill

              Fire Driver Robert Pierce, September 15

              On Saturday September 15th St Lawrence County District 3 firefighters participated in a simulated Gas Emergency in conjunction with St. Lawrence Gas. District 3 is comprised of Potsdam, West Potsdam, West Stockholm, Hannawa Falls and Potsdam Rescue. At 9:15 am firefighters assembled in the front circle of the Potsdam High School on Leroy St. A briefing was given and the scenario is as follows. A contractor ... (Full Story & Photos)

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              Assistant Chief J. Bradish giving the scenario
              Assistant Chief J. Bradish giving the scenario

              Potsdam Members Refresh Their Skills on Auto Vehicle Extrication

              Fire Chief Danielle Rose, August 22

              When firefighters pull crash victims out of destroyed cars, they have to know just as much about how the vehicle is built as they do about how to tear it open.

              Potsdam members put that knowledge to the test Monday evening for their monthly department drill. They trained in using metal-cutting equipment (JAWS of Life), hand tools, and more to demonstrate their skills on how to safely and effectively ... (Full Story & Photos)

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              Potsdam Fire Helps Participate in Resident Assistant Fire Safety Training on Campuses

              Fire Chief Danielle Rose, August 22

              On Friday August 17, 2018 and Monday August 20, 2018, the members of the Potsdam Fire Department took part in helping raise awareness to the new and returning Residents Assistants at both SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson University on the importance of doing dorm room checks, what to look for in each room for fire safety violations, and what exactly it looks like when trying to find your way out of a smoke ... (Full Story & Photos)

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              No Caption Potsdam Fire Runs Multiple Calls Early Sunday Morning

              Fire Driver Robert Pierce, July 29

              The first run of the night came in shortly after 02:00 am for a fire alarm, SUNY Potsdam Satterlee Hall. Upon arrival the alarm panel indicated a water flow alarm, the cause was determined to be a water leak in the sprinkler control room. Engine-49 cleared the scene and was back in service at 02:40.
              At 04:00am the phones starting ringing nonstop at the fire station, fire alarm Clarkson Hall, trouble ... (Full Story & Photos)

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              Busy Monday Night in Potsdam with Training and Multiple Fires

              Fire Driver Robert Pierce, July 23

              On Monday evening the members of the Potsdam fire department gathered at the station for monthly training. Engine 80 went to the river to draft with a group of firefighters that wanted pump time. Another group were going over saws and portable equipment while other members learned the cascade system and started driver training on Rescue-14. As training was going on Pyrites and Canton fire were alerted ... (Full Story & Photos)

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              No Caption Mutual Aid to Parishville for a Wildland Fire

              Fire Chief Danielle Rose, July 09

              On July 9, 2018, at approximately 7:45PM, Potsdam Fire was requested to respond mutual aid to assist Parishville Fire with a wildland fire on the Russell Turnpike Road.

              Rescue 30 along with 10 volunteer firefighters responded from Potsdam Fire to assist. Colton Fire and New York State DEC also assisted at the scene.

              The fire was contained to approximately 5 acres that were damaged.

              All Potsdam ... (Full Story & Photos)

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              Quick Response of Fire Apparatus by Career Fire Driver, Helps Potsdam Firefighters Save a Downtown Business

              Fire Chief Danielle Rose, July 05

              On July 5, at 10:49PM, Potsdam Fire was dispatched to 80 Market Street, A-1 Kitchen Chinese Restaurant, for a reported fire threatening a structure. Engine 49, operated by Career Fire Driver Robert Pierce, was enroute immediately at the time of page and was on scene less than 2 minutes later.

              Upon Engine 49's arrival, Firefighter Kozak grabbed a wet can off Engine 49 and extinguished the fire before ... (Full Story & Photos)

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              No Caption One Car Motor Vehicle Accident Sends One Victim to the Hospital

              Fire Chief Danielle Rose, July 01

              On June 27, 2018, at approximately 5:48PM, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue and County Car 7 (B. White) were activated for a reported personal injury accident near 298 River Road, out of the village.

              Engine 80, Rescue 14, and Rescue 30 responded to the scene.

              Upon arrival, firefighters found a jeep on its side with victims still entrapped in the vehicle. Firefighters began gaining entry to the victims ... (Full Story & Photos)

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              Quick Response Prevents Fire Spread

              Fire Driver Robert Crowe, June 23

              At 6:05 am Potsdam Fire was dispatched to 109 Racquette Road for a reported vehicle fire that was threatening several other vehicles. Engine 49, operated by Career Fire Driver Robert Crowe, was enroute immediately and was on scene less than 3 minutes later. Assistant Chief Jay Bradish arrived on scene just ahaead of Engine 49 and advised that there were now two vehicles involved and several more ... (Full Story & Photos)

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              No Caption Two Car Motor Vehicle Accident Sends Two Victims To The Hospital

              Fire Chief Danielle Rose, June 16

              On June 15, 2018, at 5:30PM, Potsdam Fire and Rescue were dispatched the vicinity of US Highway 11 and the Potsdam-Morley Road for a report of a two car motor vehicle accident with injuries.

              Engine 49 responded along with 12 members.

              Upon arrival it was determined that one vehicle was traveling North on US 11 and was stopped to turn left onto the Potsdam-Morley Road, the second vehicle was also ... (Full Story & Photos)

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