Welcome to the Saratoga County Firematic Officer's web site.

The County Fire Advisory Board will meet on Monday, September 26, 2022  at 7 PM. 

The meeting will be held at the Byron Baker Fire Training Center Building.

  

Report a Struck By Incident

The Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI), a committee of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association (CVVFA), has worked for years to improve the safety of those who respond to incidents on America’s roadways. Continuing to be proactive in this effort, CVVFA/ERSI has again worked to develop a better document and analyze how and where our country’s first responders are being struck, injured, and killed. This will be accomplished through this enhanced platform and capability to solicit and collect struck by incident information from voluntary reporters and significantly upgrading its data collection functionality and depth.

It typically takes 3-4 minutes to complete this reporting form. There are twelve very brief sections. All questions are optional. Please provide as much information as you can. If you do not know the answer to a question, skip it.

use this link to make a report of the Incident:  ---------->     https://www.respondersafety.com/struck-by-near-miss/report-a-struck-by-incident/

 2022 Meeting Dates

2022 Meeting Locations:

February 21st - Arvin Hart Fire

April 18th - Galway Fire 

June 20th - Rexford Fire

August15th - Rock City Falls

October 17th - Round Lake

December 2 - The Hideaway Country Club

** Note:  Meetings start at 7 P.M.

The Volunteer Fire Police Association of Saratoga, Inc will meet next on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 7 PM.

The meeting will be held at the West Charlton Fire Department located on Eastern Avenue just in from State Route 147, Charlton.

 

In Memoriam

Line of Duty Deaths - Saratoga County

Thomas Cummings, Jr - Saratoga Springs City Fire Dept; September 18, 1965

We take this time to reflect on those who served their community and perished at time helping those in need.

Training Coming This Fall

The County Fire Police Association has announced a training presentation to be held at DeCresente Distributing on Saturday, October 22nd.

The training theme is Situational Awareness.

You can reserve your tickets by clicking on the link  ----->

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/situational-awareness-for-the-fire-police-officer-tickets-413117474487

Anniversary Celebrations

The Association wishes to recognize two anniversaries this year.  We thank each departments dedicated members that continue to serve their communities when in need.  Carrying on traditions passed down from the founding members as we adapt to new challenges and changes in how we do firefighting and rescue today.

CHARLTON FIRE DEPARTMENT is celebrating 100 Years 

VISCHER FERRY FIRE DEPARTMENT is celebrating 75 Years

THANK YOU ALL for what you do for your Community and beyond.

A reminder to all Instructors and Agency leaders using the Fire Training Center Burn Building.

It is important to assure ALL DOORS and WINDOWS on ALL levels are closed and secure at the end of each day / night of use.

This is to help curtail the pigeon problem we have been dealing with.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thank You !!!

This Association extends our thanks and appreciation to Nate King of King Enterprises for donating his time last year assuring these trees were planted at the Public Safety Building.  The trees are memorial trees for Fire & EMS personnel.

We also thank Peter Belmonte for his donation of a new tree placed at the County Fire Training Center last summer.  This tree will provide a place of shade for our Firefighters during training evolutions in years to come.  Emergency Services Commissioner plans to have a picnic table or two placed.

National Fallen  Firefighters Foundation


Please note the dates of the 2022 and 2023 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekends.

The 2022 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend is October 8-9.

The 2023 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend is May 6-7.

A combination of weather uncertainties and the frequent threat of an October federal government shutdown is behind the move of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend from its traditional October date. NFFF Board Chairman Troy Markel said, “As with everything NFFF does, the priority is making sure we do right by the families of the firefighters we’re honoring.”

This move does not impact this year’s ceremony. The 2022 Memorial Weekend is still scheduled for October 8 and 9.

The change means 2023 Memorial Weekend will be May 6 and 7. While the time of year for the Candlelight and Memorial Services changes, our other four decades-long traditions will continue. Chairman Markel said, “Removing some of the uncertainties we’ve faced with the October date will help avoid distractions as we focus on honoring the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.”

 

Please keep the family of Chad Jazwinski in your thoughts and prayers.  Chad, current sitting Company President and a past Assistant Chief with Galway Fire Company, succumbed to injures from a crash.

 

His extended family, members from Galway Fire and His immediate family that serve with Galway Ambulance, mourn their loss.  Your prayers and support help during this most difficult time. 

Services will be at the Galway Fire House:

 

Galway Fire House

1985 West St

Galway NY 12074

 

Family 9-10am

Public 10am-12pm

Service 12pm

 

Burial to follow at Galway Cemetery beside the school.