Saranac Lake Fire Department

2021 Incidents
Jan 24
Feb 12
Mar 22
Apr 13
May 20
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Jul 44
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Sep 23
Oct 35
Nov 35
Dec 47
Total 342

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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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Santa's Parade Route Today and Tomorrow

SLVFD News Room, December 03

We are very excited to escort Santa through town tonight and tomorrow. Below is the route of travel for both nights. Remember Santa will be leaving the firehouse at 6:00pm and we will be providing live updates as to his progress and where he can be seen on our facebook page. So if you monitor our facebook page beginning at 6:00pm on both nights you will be able to track and locate Santa. Click ... (Full Story)

No Caption Decorated for the Holidays-Getting Ready for Santa Claus's Ride

SLVFD News Room, November 28

Holidays at the SLVFD are a lot of fun.

It has become an annual tradition to decorate the firehouse during the annual Holiday Helplers Toy Drive. This was always a favorite time, because members of the community would stop in to drop off toys and say hi and visit with the firefighters while they completed the task of decorating. For the last two years the toy drive has been held at the Baptist ... (Full Story & Photos)


SLVFD News Room, November 27

Although we are not sure of the exact number of years the Holiday Helper Program has been around, while interviewing Patti Ploof and Dawn Rogers, co-chairs of Holiday Helpers we know between them that it has been going on for north of 42 years. This year for the second year in a row, the SLVFD toy drive has had to reposition to the Saranac Lake Baptist Church in an effort to support social distancing ... (Full Story & Photos)

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SLVFD News Room, November 13

For the second year, due to the COVID pandemic our usual lighted fire truck Santa parade will not happen again this year. That will not dampen our spirits or Holiday Cheer. Santa is still going to parade through town on a lighted fire truck and sleigh.

Instead of the normal large gathering downtown, in order to promote social distancing Santa will drive through specific neighborhoods on different ... (Full Story & Photos)

Yes the SLVFD/Holiday Helpers Toy Drive is a Go!!! Saturday November 27th (Baptist Church Again This Year)

SLVFD News Room, November 05

The SLVFD is proud to participate as a host for the Holiday Helpers Toy Drive.

It is truly heart warming to watch the toys roll in and see the pile of toys grow bigger and bigger. Our community is very special!!!

This year, due to COVID, just like last year instead of dropping off the gifts at the fire house, we are asking that on Saturday November 27th between 10:00am and 2:00pm that the gifts ... (Full Story & Photos)

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SLVFD News Room, October 28

Monthly training for the month of October was vehicle extrication. The primary focus tonight was review for the more experienced members and orientation for the new. Newer firefighters were afforded quality hands on time with extrication tools including the "Jaws of Life"

Special thank you to the donors of the cars we used to cut up during the training and thank you to Maddens garage for providing ... (Full Story & Photos)

Meet the Fleet

SLVFD News Room, October 10

For quite a while we have been wanting to set aside some time and take a complete set of photos and a group photo of all of our apparatus to update the apparatus page of this website.

Yesterday was a beautiful fall day and a group of SLVFD members and drivers got together and moved the entire fleet to the Lake Colby Beach for a photo shoot.

Special thanks to Rick Yorkey, Ryan Siddell, Mike Boon, ... (Full Story & Photos)


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)

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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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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