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

The County Fire Advisory Board will meet on Monday, May 30th, 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 )

** Note:  Meetings start at 7 P.M.

The Volunteer Fire Police Association of Saratoga, Inc will meet next on Wednesday, July 20th, 2022 at 6 PM.

The meeting will be held at the Rock City Falls Fire Department's pavilion located on Armer Road just up from RCF Station # 1.  

Refreshments will be Hamburgers & Hot Dogs with a side salad.

 

Happy Retirement

The Members and Officer's would like to extend our thanks and gratitude for Sue Heggen's years of service in the Communications Division.

After 32 years with the Sheriff's Department, Sue has decided to hang up her headset for good.

 


Sue, we wish you the very best in your retirement.

Thank you for your service.

Please keep the DeRidder family in your thoughts and prayers.  The father of Past Department Chief Doug DeRidder and grandfather to Chief Russ  has passed away.

The obituary link is here if you wish to leave a message.   ---->  https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/dailygazette/name/frank-deridder-obituary?pid=202000304

In Memoriam

116th Expo & Conference

New York State Association of Fire Chief's has announced registration for the 116th Conference is now open.   This year the Expo and Conference will be held June 15th - 18th at the OnCenter in Syracuse.

Here's what else you need to know about FIRE 2022:

 

  • Room blocks are available in 20 hotels, many within walking distance of The Oncenter. Make your reservations online or by phone directly with these properties.

  • Eight challenging Hands-On Training courses will be delivered at the nearby Syracuse Fire Department Training Center.

  • FREE One Day Tickets for entry to the exhibits will be available from our vendors!

Training Coming This Sumer

As we all know there has been a huge push for electric vehicles.  These vehicle solely operate on several lithium batteries.  

Currently there is not much information out there on how to handle vehicle fires that involve electric vehicles.

This Association in conjunction with Calderwood Training Solutions will be offering 6 presentations this summer on how to deal with electric vehicle fires.

Training locations will be West Crescent Fire, Greenfield Fire District and Gansevoort.  Once dates are finalized an announcement will be sent out.  Each location will have a morning and an afternoon presentation.

​Your Association will be covering the cost for these presentations.

​Stay Tuned!!!

Please keep in your thoughts and prayers the Family of Edwin Uline and the Members of Union Fire Company and Ballston Spa Fire Department.

Chief Uline passed away this evening (May 22nd).  Chief Uline was recognized at Union's Old Timer's Banquet in April of 2018 for his 70 years of service.

 

Services will be at Armer's Funeral Home on East High Street, Wednesday, May 25th from 4PM to 6 PM.  Union Fire Company will meet at Armer's at 5:30 PM.

Funeral Services will be at Armer's Thursday, May 26th at 10 AM, procession will then proceed to the National Cemetery for a 11:30 burial service.

Facebook Post - Hillcrest F.D.

It is with extreme shock and disbelief that we announce the sudden passing of Past Chief and Life Member Keith Butler.

Keith joined the department in 1984 and was quickly appointed Lieutenant in 1986, where he would serve until 1991. In 1992 he was promoted to the ranks of Captain where he would serve through 2007 before becoming Assistant Chief in 2008. In 2010 he would rise through the ranks to Deputy Chief and eventually Chief of the Department from 2016 to 2021. Keith was the cornerstone of the Department….. a dear friend to many, known by most, and will be extremely missed by all.

While we are all struggling to process this sudden loss of our dear brother, we ask that you please keep Roxane, daughters Deidre and Alicia and their entire family in your thoughts and prayers

Obituary published 5/9 --->  https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/timesunion-albany/name/keith-butler-obituary?pid=201965207

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.