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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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...

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)

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)

Sara Ashley
Sara Ashley

No Caption 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)

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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No Caption In light of COVID, the SLVFD is preparing for “Operation Santa Claus”

SLVFD News Room, November 14

Due to the COVID pandemic our usual lighted fire truck Santa parade will not happen this year. That will not dampen our spirits or Holiday Cheer. We just have to think a little differently, Santa is still going to parade through town on lighted fire trucks we just have to be very careful to do it in a way that promotes safety and proper social distancing.

This year instead of the large gathering ... (Full Story & Photos)

Our Members on the Move!!! 2 graduate NYS “Interior Firefighting Operations” course

SLVFD News Room, October 11

Recently 1st Assistant Chief Tim Donaldson, 2nd Assistant Chief Doug Peck, and Director Mike Boon travelled to the Bangor Fire Department to attend the IFO graduation ceremony for 2 SLVFD members.

SLVFD members Codey LaPage and Andrea Boon have been traveling back and forth to the Franklin County Training Grounds in Westville (1 hour each way) for classes that began over a year ago. They attended ... (Full Story & Photos)

L-R Mike Boon, Tim Donaldson, Codey LaPage, Andrea Boon, Doug Peck
L-R Mike Boon, Tim Donaldson, Codey LaPage, Andrea Boon, Doug Peck

No Caption Firefighters from around the North Country attend hands on flashover training provided by the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs

SLVFD News Room, September 13

Excerpt from the NYSAFC website:

“It is said that if you’re more than five feet from the doorway, your chance of survival in a flashover is minimal. Working in this program, you’ll experience fire development from the incipient stage all the way to flashover. You’ll be able to identify the signs of the event before you’re part of the flashover. If you’ve never been in a flashover container, this ... (Full Story & Photos)

COVID-19 We are still responding to your emergency calls, here is how you can help.

SLVFD News Room, March 20

We want you to be assured that we have a plan and we have protocols that we have put in place to ensure that we continue to be able to respond to emergencies.

Please help us stay healthy so we can maintain our readiness to respond to your emergencies,

We are asking the following:

If you are quarantined (mandatory or self-imposed) in your home due to possible or confirmed COVID-19 exposure, PLEASE ... (Full Story)

Gerald G. Macey
Gerald G. Macey

SLVFD Mourns the loss of 25 year member "Gerald G. Macey"

SLVFD News Room, March 11

Gerald G. Macey, age 63, of Saranac Lake, died Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

Born in Saranac Lake, New York on April 12, 1956, he was the son of Gerald and Gertrude (Slater) Macey.

Jerry was employed as a truck driver and crane operator at Maddens Transfer and Storage in Saranac Lake for over twenty five years until his retirement. He also owned and ... (Full Story & Photos)

SLVFD wraps up a busy Winter Carnival week!!! (Carnival Video Included)

SLVFD News Room, February 13

Before we begin the SLVFD would like to extend a congratulations and thank you to the carnival committee and all the organizations that make this week so special.

For those of us who live in Saranac Lake, and for those who come home, and for those tourist who travel from far away and brave the winter weather; The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is very special mid winter break.

For the SLVFD members ... (Full Story & Photos)

Saranac Lakes Winter Carnival 
Mascot "Sara the Snowy Owl" 
hitches a ride through the Parade 
atop SLVFD's Marine 1
Saranac Lakes Winter Carnival Mascot "Sara the Snowy Owl" hitches a ride through the Parade atop SLVFD's Marine 1


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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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