Saranac Lake Fire Department


2022 Incidents
Jan 34
Feb 23
Mar 36
Apr 60
May 0
Jun 0
Jul 0
Aug 0
Sep 0
Oct 0
Nov 0
Dec 0
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2021 342
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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Kent Robinson is being recognized for 50 years as a volunteer firefighter by Ben Wheeler of the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control
Kent Robinson is being recognized for 50 years as a volunteer firefighter by Ben Wheeler of the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control

SLVFD holds annual awards banquet following 3 year pandemic break

SLVFD News Room, May 21

On Friday May 20th The SLVFD held its annual banquet at the Red Fox in Saranac Lake for the first time in 3 years. Our last banquet was held in June of 2019. The hiatus was brought on by the Covid pandemic and the need for social distancing. It was really special being able to be together again.

The following presentations were made.

The "Chiefs Award" is awarded annually by the chief of the department ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Video of SLVFD's ongoing dive team training

Director James Stinson, May 19

The SLVFD dive team has been hard at work training, here is some video from last night 5/18/2022.... (Full Story)


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No Caption The SLVFD Thanks Community For Supporting The 8th Annual Golf Tournament

SLVFD News Room, May 16

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department held its 8th Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser on May 14th, 2022 at the Saranac Inn Golf Club. 140 golfers from all around the area came out to enjoy a beautiful spring day and to show their support for the Fire Department. The fundraiser was a great success and it was nice to see everyone who participated. Congratulations ... (Full Story & Photos)

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SLVFD mourns the loss of Evelyn M. Martelle

SLVFD News Room, May 13

Evelyn M. Martelle, age 85, of Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at her home.

Born in Hartford, NY on April 13, 1937, she was the daughter of Clifford and Beatrice (Woodell) Durkee. Evelyn and her family moved to Saranac Lake in hopes of curing her father’s tuberculosis. Evelyn married David Martelle on July 30, 1955 at the First United Methodist Church in Saranac Lake. He predeceased her ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption SLVFD Elects 131st Slate of Officers

SLVFD News Room, April 06

The SLVFD held its annual elections on April 5th 2022 and have selected it's officers for 2022-2023.

Congratulations to our new officers.

Chief, Brendan Keough

First Assistant Chief, Douglas Peck

Second Assistant Chief, Michael Knapp

Captain, Dominic Fontana

Lieutenant, Andrea Boon

Lieutenant, Andrew Wright

Director (2 Year Term), Jim Stinson was elected to a new 2 year term.

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

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Reminder-DEC burn ban in effect March 16th through May 14th

SLVFD News Room, March 22

Copied from NYSDEC webpage:

DEC Reminds New Yorkers the Annual Residential Brush Burning Prohibition Starts March 16
Spring Burn Ban Reduces Wildfire Risks, Protects Lives and Property
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the annual statewide ban prohibiting residential brush burning will begin March 16 and run through May 14. Since ... (Full Story)


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No Caption Obituary Kenneth "KJ" McLaughlin

SLVFD News Room, February 13

Kenneth “KJ” J. McLaughlin, age 73, of Saranac Lake, died unexpectedly on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at home.

Born in Saranac Lake, New York on May 17, 1948, he was the son of Henry and Dorothy (McCasland) McLaughlin.

Ken attended and graduated from Pius X Central High School in Saranac Lake in 1966. He later attended and graduated from North Country Community College in 1985 with an AAS in Criminal ... (Full Story & Photos)

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SLVFD mourns the loss of Kenneth J. McLaughlin

SLVFD News Room, February 11

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share this very sad news with all of you. Our brother firefighter Kenneth J. McLaughlin died unexpectedly at home late Thursday afternoon February 10, 2022.

Ken had been an active member of the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department since 1966 and served as the department's Dive Captain for over 35 years. He was also a past Franklin County Deputy Fire Coordinator ... (Full Story & Photos)

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SLVFD's new Marine-1 1000 Island airboat that made its first successful rescue of two snowmobilers Thursday night.  Photo Credit-Jim "Cookie" Lanthier
SLVFD's new Marine-1 1000 Island airboat that made its first successful rescue of two snowmobilers Thursday night. Photo Credit-Jim "Cookie" Lanthier

SLVFD’s new Marine -1 Airboat responds to its maiden search and ice rescue call. Rescuing two indiviuals.

SLVFD News Room, February 06

The Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department provided mutual aid to the Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department a little before midnight Thursday February 3rd for an active search and ice rescue / recovery. The call was initially reported as two snowmobilers through the ice, with one person in the water possibly under the ice shelf and one on top of the ice. The incident took place in the middle of ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Recent SLVFD training prepares firefighters for "Ice Rescue"

SLVFD News Room, January 29

Recently the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department conducted several drills and trainings on ice rescue and recovery operations.

On Thursday January 13th, our members conducted a dry land training for ice rescue technicians and line tenders at the Saranac Lake Baptist Church gym.

One of the biggest challenges training for ice rescue is being able to duplicate realistic conditions with "realistic" ... (Full Story & Photos)

SLVFD members practice surface ice rescue techniques on dry land in a controlled setting prior to going out on the actual ice
SLVFD members practice surface ice rescue techniques on dry land in a controlled setting prior to going out on the actual ice

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Adirondack Daily Enterprise "Year of the Floods"


Contributed by Village of Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau In Response to Major Flooding Incident April/May 2011
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