Saranac Lake Fire Department


2020 Incidents
Jan 19
Feb 22
Mar 16
Apr 29
May 16
Jun 18
Jul 30
Aug 26
Sep 21
Oct 17
Nov 0
Dec 0
Total 214

Past Incidents
2019 354
2018 389
2017 342
2016 293
2015 290
2014 331
2013 358
2012 281
2011 322
2010 259
2009 174
2008 195
2007 191

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Area fire fighters attend air consumption dodge ball drill in Saranac Lake

SLVFD News Room, April 17

Remember dodge ball in school? That wonderfully fun game where you throw balls at each other. Try doing it with heavy firefighter gear on while breathing compressed air through a face mask. We would be lying if we said it wasn't fun and we didn't have a good time, but our "why" we did it was quite different.

It is really all about learning the limits of our air supply that we carry into a burning ... (Full Story & Photos)

Area firefighters play dodgeball to exert themselves with full protective gear including air packs on full air to determine how long they have to breath under full exertion.
Area firefighters play dodgeball to exert themselves with full protective gear including air packs on full air to determine how long they have to breath under full exertion.

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No Caption SLVFD Elects 130th Slate of Officers

SLVFD News Room, April 06

The SLVFD held its annual elections on April 6th 2021 and have selected it's officers for 2021-2022.

Congratulations to our new officers.

Chief, Brendan Keough

First Assistant Chief, Tim Donaldson

Second Assistant Chief, Douglas Peck

Captain, Michael Knapp

Lieutenant, Dominic Fontana

Lieutenant, Daryl Brier

Director (2 Year Term), Michael Boon elected to a new 2 year term.

Director (2 Year ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Annual Reminder

SLVFD News Room, March 12

Although many people believe ice is safe after a cold snap and even though they may see some animals on the ice and the snow covering it. We at the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department believe that "NO ICE IS SAFE ICE".

Ice forms under many conditions. The cold air creates cold surface water, and at a given point the surface water begins to freeze. The type of ice is determined by many factors ... (Full Story & Photos)

Emergency Personnel from throughout the north country receive surface ice rescue training hosted by Lifeguard Systems and the SLVFD.
Emergency Personnel from throughout the north country receive surface ice rescue training hosted by Lifeguard Systems and the SLVFD.

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No Caption SLVFD welcomes, new probationary member, Brady Stewart

SLVFD News Room, March 04

The SLVFD would like to welcome our newest probationary member, Brady Stewart.

Brady is a lifelong resident of Saranac Lake with the exception of 2 years between the ages of 16 and 18 when he lived in Saint Regis Falls.

It was during his time in Saint Regis Falls that he served as a “RAM” member with the Saint Regis Falls Volunteer Fire Department. “RAM” members are young members between the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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SLVFD Welcomes 2 New Probationary Members

SLVFD News Room, January 03

The SLVFD recently welcomed 2 new probationary members. We would like to welcome Cassitty Rose and Cory Spencer-Culver. Both Cassitty and Cory will complete a six month probationary period. During that period they will, train and respond to actual emergencies. New firefighters must complete initial training which includes NYS Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations "BEFO" and they may elect to ... (Full Story & Photos)

Cory Spencer-Culver
Cory Spencer-Culver

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Santa and Mrs Claus rode through the streets of Saranac Lake on Friday and Saturday night to visit children who lined streets and some larger parking area's
Santa and Mrs Claus rode through the streets of Saranac Lake on Friday and Saturday night to visit children who lined streets and some larger parking area's

Despite COVID-19 Santa Still Came to Town

SLVFD News Room, December 06

On Friday December 4th and Saturday December 5th the SLVFD had the privilege of escorting Santa through the streets of Saranac Lake.

In past years this has been done on one night and Santa has a much larger procession that has become an annual competition between the area fire departments and recently local business's, etc. for the best decorated truck in the parade. Over the last few years the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Community shows up BIG for Holiday Helpers toy drive

SLVFD News Room, November 28

For the past several years the SLVFD has hosted a drop off day for the holiday helpers. As part of the tradition we also decorate the fire house on this day and the drop serves as a fun community event to contribute and visit with the firefighters on sight who are decorating and accepting the holiday gifts. In light of COVID safety the event was a little different this year but the show did go on.

One ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire Police Captain Gifford Hosler may have in fact found an actual unicorn...
Fire Police Captain Gifford Hosler may have in fact found an actual unicorn...

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Sara Ashley
Sara Ashley

SLVFD welcomes 3 new members during COVID Pandemic

SLVFD News Room, November 28

Fred Rogers is often famously quoted as saying,

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things, my mother would say to me, Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping”

The months that we have been in this pandemic could certainly be considered as scary to some.

During times of trouble we reach out to those willing to help. Your SLVFD consists of dedicated volunteers from ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fully Involved Shed Fire

SLVFD News Room, November 22

The Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fully involved shed fire on Saturday November 21st at 6:46 pm with two trucks and 20 members.

The fire was quickly extinguished with 2000 gallons of water.

The Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department stood by at the Saranac Lake station with one pumper and a crew.

All units were back in service around 8 pm. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Yes the SLVFD/Holiday Helpers Toy Drive is a Go!!! (A little different during COVID, Please read)

SLVFD News Room, November 15

For the past several years the SLVFD has hosted a drop off place and time for your generous donation of unwrapped toys and delivered them to the Holiday Helpers who in turn deliver them to the families. We hope that even with the COVID pandemic we can accomplish this task safely with the help of our community.

It is truly heart warming to watch the toys roll in and see the pile of toys grow bigger ... (Full Story & Photos)

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