Saranac Lake Fire Department

2022 Incidents
Jan 34
Feb 23
Mar 36
Apr 60
May 27
Jun 23
Jul 40
Aug 34
Sep 0
Oct 0
Nov 0
Dec 0
Total 277

Past Incidents
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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SLVFD to Host Open House "Sunday" October 9th 11:00am to 3:00pm

SLVFD News Room, September 26

Below are photos from our last open house which was 3 years ago. A few years were skipped due to the Covid pandemic.

This year we are excited to announce that we are re-establishing our annual in person open house and it will be held this year on "Sunday" October 9th from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Fire Prevention Week kicks off on October 9th through the 15th this year.

Our schedule of events is still ... (Full Story & Photos)

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View from Petrova School at 100X Zoom
View from Petrova School at 100X Zoom

Photo's and Video of Wildland Fire on Lower Saranac Lake

SLVFD News Room, August 23

On August 23rd at approximately 11:39am the SLVFD received a report of a smoke condition West of the Petrova School.

The smoke condition was reported to the SLVFD by Vernon James who is a past firefighter and the school districts Director of Facilities. Petrova school staff had noticed the smoke condition while checking the roof area for a potential lightening strike.

SLVFD members responded ... (Full Story & Photos)

SLVFD Mourns the loss of Past Chief and 45 year member John Wamsganz

SLVFD News Room, June 10

John Wamsganz, age 78, of Saranac Lake, died Thursday, June 9, 2022 at his home surrounded by family, following a brief illness.

Born in Saranac Lake, New York on February 28, 1944, he was the son of Vernon and Gertrude (Belair) Wamsganz. John married Claudia Heath on October 28, 1967.

John was a lifelong resident of Saranac Lake. He attended Saranac Lake Central School, as well as North Country ... (Full Story & Photos)

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SLVFD members train on temporary LT-144 currently on lease while we await build of our new one.
SLVFD members train on temporary LT-144 currently on lease while we await build of our new one.

SLVFD Trains with Temporary Ladder Truck

SLVFD News Room, May 30

On Thursday night May 26th the SLVFD conducted training on our temporary ladder truck.

Recently our Ladder LT-144 required significant repair. LT-144 currently 32 years old was a 1990 KME Grumman that was completely refurbished in 2000, It was purchased and placed in service by Saranac Lake in 2011. The costs of those repairs exceeded the overall value of the truck. In light of the expense and ... (Full Story & Photos)

SLVFD Joins Tik Tok!

SLVFD News Room, May 27

SLVFD joins tik tok! The Saranac Lake Fire Department is keeping up with new technology! Recently, SLVFD created a tik tok account as another way to keep in touch with the community and younger generation.

On this platform we will be keeping the community up to date on our monthly trainings and get togethers! This platform will include informative videos and an inside look at the SLVFD!

This app ... (Full Story & Photos)

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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)

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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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)

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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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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