Saranac Lake Fire Department

2023 Incidents
Jan 32
Feb 36
Mar 35
Apr 35
May 26
Jun 36
Jul 32
Aug 30
Sep 37
Oct 0
Nov 0
Dec 0
Total 299

Past Incidents
2022 434
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

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At the end of the event, SLVFD members and Holiday Helpers representatives take time to pose with the impressive pile of presents.
At the end of the event, SLVFD members and Holiday Helpers representatives take time to pose with the impressive pile of presents.

Thankful for a giving community!

SLVFD News Room, November 25

Our annual toy drive started off with a bang! Two truckloads of amazing toys and blankets were delivered by Robert and Merle Smith before our doors were even opened, from there the toys just continued to flow in for the next 4 hours. So many different toys were dropped off by small children, teenagers, and adults. The second bay of the fire house was filled to capacity. In addition to toys several ... (Full Story & Photos)

The Ball is Back!!! (Photo Essay)

SLVFD News Room, November 11

What a great party! A tradition dating back to the 1890's was reignited last night, and we had a "Ball"

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all who supported, donated, and attended the Thanksgiving Ball last night! Your support of our first responders is unparalleled and we just can't thank you enough!

The New York Players, did not disappoint, they were awesome! The firefighters in uniform, and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption It's that time of year... SLVFD-Holiday Helpers Toy Drive... November 25th 10:00am to 2:00pm

SLVFD News Room, November 04

The holiday season is upon us, and so is our desire to help our community...

Holiday helpers is a great organization that helps families in need by ensuring children have a great holiday and no child goes without presents.

We ask any and all who are able to please make a donation of an unwrapped present for a child in need.

For many years the SLVFD has hosted a drop off place and time for your ... (Full Story & Photos)

3 SLVFD members recently completed the New York State, Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations, and Hazardous Materials First Responder Course

SLVFD News Room, October 19

This year we have had three Department members attend and complete The Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations / with Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations course (BEFO).

This course is a 25-night 79-hour course that prepares firefighters to operate on the fire grounds. This training is designed to give an overview of the exterior operations on the fire-ground and help prepare each member ... (Full Story)

A view of the NYS Fallen Firefighters Memorial where 2 SLVFD members names appear on the wall.
A view of the NYS Fallen Firefighters Memorial where 2 SLVFD members names appear on the wall.

SLVFD member added to the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial

SLVFD News Room, October 11

In the days shortly after the towers fell on 9/11/2001 a contingent of SLVFD firefighters along with a county wide response provided EMS coverage directly at “Ground Zero”.

On May 15th of 2021 following a courageous battle with his illness, SLVFD member John A. Vallini succumbed to 9/11 related cancer associated with his response with the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department.

Yesterday October ... (Full Story & Photos)

Thanksgiving Ball Tickets are available beginning today!

SLVFD News Room, October 01

We are certain all who attend our Thanksgiving Ball are going to have a great time. Take some time to get dressed up and enjoy your community, your firefighters, and the great music provided by the "New York Players"

Take a moment to enjoy the below video of the "New York Players" we are planning a big night. A historic SLVFD tradition, being hosted at the Historic Hotel Saranac.

Ticket price ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption SLVFD mourns the loss of Honor Roll Member and former Chief of Police, Donald K. Fina

SLVFD News Room, September 29

Donald K. Fina, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, and former Saranac Lake Chief of Police, died at the Adirondack Medical Center on September 27, 2023 at the age of 78 years old.

Donnie, as he was known, or “Chief,” whose love of local community, was only second to that of his family, resided for nearly five decades at Mountain Road, Saranac Lake. He was surrounded by love in his final ... (Full Story & Photos)


SLVFD News Room, September 24

The SLVFD traditional “Thanksgiving Ball” dates as far back as the 1890’s and was held continuously into the early 2000’s when it lost steam approximately when the Hotel Saranac was sold and had fallen into disrepair. The Hotel has long since been revitalized and we are excited to announce the “Ball is Back” and we are bringing it back in spectacular fashion, Big Band Style with “The New York Players”

You ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption SLVFD responds to apartment fire on Bloomingdale Avenue

SLVFD News Room, September 21

The SLVFD was dispatched at 7:13 PM on Wednesday September 20, 2023 to a report of a smoke condition and audible alarms going off at 82 Bloomingdale Ave.

Upon arrival it was discovered that a large garbage bag full of Laundry was on fire next to the building outside in the backyard of the structure.

The laundry bag was quickly extinguished and firefighters simultaneously checked the affected ... (Full Story & Photos)

SLVFD, SLVRS, and NYSDEC Rangers respond to Lake Clear Beach for overturned Canoe "Important Safety Message"

SLVFD News Room, August 14

The Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department Dive Rescue & Recovery Team was dispatched at 3:05 PM on Sunday August 13, 2023 to a report of an overturned canoe with two individuals in the water who were no longer visible on the surface to witnesses on the beach.

The SLVFD responded to the Lake Clear beach with Utility 146, Marine 1, and Heavy Rescue 147 with 14 members, including five divers. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo Credit: Captain Kevin Burns, NYSDEC
Photo Credit: Captain Kevin Burns, NYSDEC


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