The SLVFD recently welcomed 2 new probationary members. We would like to welcome Cassitty Rose and Cory Spencer-Culver. Both Cassitty and Cory will complete a six month probationary period. During that period they will, train and respond to actual emergencies. New firefighters must complete initial training which includes NYS Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations "BEFO" and they may elect to continue on to the Interior Firefighting Operations Course "IFO"
Training and responding are major time consuming responsibilities and we sincerely appreciate the effort being put forth by these new firefighters.
Cassitty was born and raised in Saranac lake. She has been in EMS for 3 years, and is studying to become a chiropractor. Cassitty says there aren’t many first responders in her family, she has a few uncles that were members of the Wilmington fire department. I love being able to serve my community and help people in their time of need and I want to be able to continue doing that in other ways.
Cory Spencer-Culver says he has 3 kids, Noah, Michael, and Lucy and an amazing fiancee Tristan Boyd. I moved to Gabriel's in 1998 and have been here ever since. I've wanted to be a firefighter since I was a kid. My step dad Rodney Daunais and his grandfather Leon Bourne, who I never got the privilege to meet were part of the Saranac Lake fire department. My uncle Daniel Spencer was part of the Paul Smith's Gabriel's fire department. My uncle and my dad have been a big influence on me and part of the reason why I wanted to join. The reason I joined the fire department is because I want to help people and to be there for my community.
If you happen to see Cory or Cassitty around town please congratulate them and thank them for their service. We are excited to have them.