Saranac Lake Fire Department


2024 Incidents
Jan 20
Feb 39
Mar 27
Apr 23
May 35
Jun 44
Jul 0
Aug 0
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Oct 0
Nov 0
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Total 188

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2023 387
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

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SLVFD mourns the loss of "Smokey 6"

SLVFD News Room, June 28

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of "Smokey" Smokey was the 6th documented Dalmatian to serve as the SLVFD's official mascot.

Smokey began her tour with the SLVFD on Christmas day of 2008 when she was obtained from the same breeder in Poughkeepsie NY who bred the previous "Smokey 5"

Smokey lived primarily at the firehouse and served as a great friend to all the members and made ... (Full Story & Photos)

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SLVFD members pose for a portrait following the Memorial Day services.
SLVFD members pose for a portrait following the Memorial Day services.

SLVFD honors the fallen on Memorial Day

SLVFD News Room, May 27

Memorial day is a solemn time for honoring and mourning the U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is our honor and privilege to spend time participating in this annual tradition here in Saranac Lake where we are fortunate to enjoy our many freedoms because so many gave so much.

At the SLVFD we began the week on Tuesday when SLVFD members went to local ... (Full Story & Photos)

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SLVFD holds annual banquet, annual awards announced

SLVFD News Room, May 22

On Friday May 17th The SLVFD held its annual banquet at the Red Fox restaurant in Saranac Lake.

The annual banquet is a time for the volunteers to take just a little time away from the stressors associated with the daily lives of being first responders.

A key word in our titles is “volunteer” and we should take a moment to recognize, that in addition to all the work these volunteers do for the SLVFD ... (Full Story & Photos)

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SLVFD News Room, May 10

National Water Safety Month takes place annually each May, and is proclaimed as a joint effort of the World Waterpark Association, the American Red Cross, the National Recreation and Park Association and the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance.

Here in Saranac Lake and in all of the surrounding Adirondack area's we are blessed with beautiful mountain lakes, ponds, rivers, and waterways. We are very excited ... (Full Story & Photos)

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SLVFD Elects 133nd Slate of Officers

SLVFD News Room, April 02

The SLVFD held its annual elections on April 2nd 2024 and have selected it's officers for 2024-2025.

Congratulations to our new officers.

Chief, Michael Knapp

First Assistant Chief, Douglas Peck

Second Assistant Chief, James Stinson

First Captain, Andrea Boon

Second Captain, Daryl Brier

First Lieutenant, Justin Fletcher

Second Lieutenant, Corey Culver

Director (2 Year Term), Robert Girard ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption NCPR Article "North Country fire departments hit hard by declining volunteerism"

SLVFD News Room, March 29

If you are interested in serving with the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department, please see the information added on the bottom below the NCPR article.

The following is a copy of an article posted by North Country Public Radio, dated 3/28/2024 written by Amy Feiereisel. You may scroll to the bottom of this page to find a link to the original article posted by NCPR which includes an audio reading ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Adirondack Daily Enterprise Article "Biggest crisis we're facing right now"

SLVFD News Room, March 08

If you are interested in serving with the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department, please see the information added on the bottom below the Enterprise article.

The following is a copy of an article posted in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, dated today 3/8/2024 written by Aaron Marbone-Staff Writer.

‘Biggest crisis we’re facing right now’


As volunteer fire departments see decline in membership, ... (Full Story & Photos)

A Saranac Lake firefighter wades into the smoky interior of the former McKenzie’s Grille in Saranac Lake as the department battled a fire there in August 2022. (Enterprise photo — Aaron Marbone)
A Saranac Lake firefighter wades into the smoky interior of the former McKenzie’s Grille in Saranac Lake as the department battled a fire there in August 2022. (Enterprise photo — Aaron Marbone)

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SLVFD News Room, February 27

Don O. Smith, age 87, of Saranac Lake, NY died Thursday, February 22, 2024 at the Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake, NY.

Born at 2 William Street, Saranac Lake, New York on December 21, 1936, he was the son of Earl J and Bertha Isabella (Utting) Smith.

Don was a lifelong resident of Saranac Lake and worked for various businesses over the years including Thomas Glover Plumbing and Heating and for ... (Full Story & Photos)

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SLVFD photo's and video from "Spooky" 2024 Winter Carnival

SLVFD News Room, February 12

We hope everyone enjoyed the 2024 Winter Carnival, we certainly enjoyed being out and about watching out for your safety and watching you all have fun.

Saranac Lake is a special community and we love participating in our local events.

You may have seen us out there providing a color guard at coronation, standing by at the fireworks, playing broom ball, and marching in the parade.

Enjoy some ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Keeping the trails safe

SLVFD News Room, January 15

SLVFD's 17-14-UTV 1 is a "Utility Terrain Vehicle" aka a "side by side" it serves as a vehicle to take responders and equipment where bigger vehicles can not go due to the limited size of the trail or the ruggedness of the terrain. It is further equipped to carry a litter patient and a seated medic out of the backwoods or off a trail such as the Adirondack Rail Trail, especially in the snowy winter ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Adirondack Daily Enterprise "Year of the Floods"


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