Saranac Lake Fire Department


2021 Incidents
Jan 24
Feb 12
Mar 22
Apr 13
May 20
Jun 24
Jul 42
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Sep 0
Oct 0
Nov 0
Dec 0
Total 200

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2020 260
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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A Saranac Lake Fire Department ambulance is seen here parked at Ground Zero in September 2001. Six members of the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department responded to Ground Zero in New York City one week after the Twin Towers were attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. (Photo courtesy John Derby)
A Saranac Lake Fire Department ambulance is seen here parked at Ground Zero in September 2001. Six members of the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department responded to Ground Zero in New York City one week after the Twin Towers were attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. (Photo courtesy John Derby)

In Memory of "John A. Vallini" Adirondack Daily Enterprise Column reflecting on SLVFD's response to 911-20 years later...

SLVFD News Room, September 11

(The below column appeared in today's Adirondack Daily Enterprise written by local columnist and historian Howard Riley)

Six members of the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department, all required to be EMT’s, responded to Ground Zero headquarters in New York City one week after the Twin Towers were attacked.

Thanks to John Derby who led that crew, Brianne Blade, Nick Marrone, Vernon James, Bob Nadon ... (Full Story & Photos)

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SLVFD gains 3 new members in July

SLVFD News Room, August 19

The SLVFD would like to welcome 3 new volunteer firefighters. Jason Haas, AJ Harting, and Daniel Brier. The 3 new members began their 6 month probationary periods during the month of July.

Jason Haas recently moved to Saranac Lake from the Syracuse area. He most recently served with the East Syracuse fire department. Jason is a 4th generation volunteer who has been involved in the fire service ... (Full Story & Photos)

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SLVFD News Room, June 04

On Wednesday 6/2 at approximately 7:10pm the SLVFD responded to a small wild land fire on County Route 18 (McMaster Road) in the town of Harrietstown. 19 members responded and used 1500 gallons of water to extinguish the fire. Brush Truck 148 was supplied by Tanker 145. There were no injuries or damage to any structures.

Here are a few photographs from the scene for you to enjoy.
... (Full Story & Photos)

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SLVFD Mourns the loss of past member and current auxiliary member - John A. "Doc" Vallini

SLVFD News Room, May 21

John A. Vallini, 71, known as "Doc" to many, died at his residence surrounded by many caring friends on May 15, 2021.

Born on March 9, 1950 in Flatbush Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of John and Marie (Emilio) Vallini. His parents predeceased him.

John graduated from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute with a degree in chemistry and began his graduate studies in Polymer Chemistry at the University of Connecticut ... (Full Story & Photos)

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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.

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)

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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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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.

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)

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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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Cory Spencer-Culver
Cory Spencer-Culver

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)

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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)

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

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Adirondack Daily Enterprise "Year of the Floods"


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