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

The County Fire Advisory Board will meet virtually on Monday, March 29th at 7 PM.

Thank you to Chief Cote and the Fire Commissioner's from Rexford Fire Department for hosting our February 15th meeting.

Thank you to those who attended the meeting.

The results of the Election of Officer's can found under the "Officers" tab.

Volunteer Fire Police Association of Saratoga County will be holding their bi-monthly meeting on March 17th at South Glens Falls Fire Station, Number 2, located on Route 197.  Meeting starts at 7 PM.  Social Distancing Guidelines will be observed.

The Association would like to congratulate all the Newly elected and Re-Elected Fire Chiefs for the 2021 calendar year. 

We also wish to congratulate the elected

Captains and Lieutenants.

Have a Safe Year !

EMT Courses for 2021

County EMS Coordinator McEvoy announced at the Association's February 15th meeting that this EMT class is full.  There was a  record high registration response.

 

 

 

 

 

Mike also announced that the EMT refresher course finished and had tested out.  Everyone had successfully passed.  Congratulations to all those who were in the refresher course.

A note from the State Fire Chief's Association.

This is the first time the NYSAFC conference has been canceled since 1917 and 1918, when it was called off due to World War I. More than a century later, our event continues to grow and thrive, so we know we will make it to the other side of this pandemic stronger. Although we're all disappointed that FIRE 2020 has been canceled, the Annual Conference & FIRE Expo will be back, bigger and better than ever in Syracuse from June 16-19, 2021. Registration will be opening soon. We look forward to seeing you there! Until then, stay safe and healthy.

If you have a member you wish to recognize on this site, feel free to send an e-mail to   scfoa.ny@gmail.com

As you all are aware from notices sent out by County OES - the Capital Region has experienced an increase in COVID cases.   It is important to keep vigilant when responding to emergency and non-emergency calls for service.

Interaction during EMS calls - your crew members, including Chief Officers, should be using PPE at all times regardless of the dispatch information received.  You should have the mind set that everyone has COVID. 

 

Think about it, do you keep track where everyone has been and who they have had contact with.  Family members, customers, co workers, peers and BEYOND.  It is difficult at times to grasp the events over the past many months and how it has wreaked havoc amongst  us all, but, it is important to protect yourself and your family members.

Wear a mask, wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap and when not available, use hand sanitizer.  Work space should be cleaned often to assure a safer environment and be smart about distancing.

A Warm Thank You !!

President De Long on behalf of the Association thanked EMS Coordinator Mike McEvoy for his dedication and hard work during this pandemic.  Mike has been putting a lot of hours daily side by side with our County Public Health Staff to insure that our first responders as well as our residents are well informed with the latest information released regarding COVID-19 and vaccinations are administered in a timely manner.

The tiring dedication displayed by all has been professional and noticed by many.  We pray that normalcy will prevail soon.

It is important that our First Responders remain vigilant when responding to calls and take precautions when making contact with our community members.  

Firehouse Magazine Article - COVID-19 outbreak at Fire Station

April 19th Meeting

This Association will tentatively meet April 19th in

Ballston Spa.  The meeting is being hosted by 

Eagle-Matt Lee Fire Company, No 1 located on 

Washington Street at Bath Street.

Meeting starts at 19:30 Hours.

It is with regret that I share with you the passing of past department Chief Bob Hoefinger, formerly, West Charlton Fire Department.  Bob served proudly with West Charlton for over 20 years.

Our Association had just learned of Bob passing.  We send our heartfelt condolences to Bob's family, friends and colleagues.  He will be missed by all.

South Glens Falls Fire Department is in the process of obtaining pricing to have the sign at the County Fire Training Center refurbished.

Along with having the sign refurbished, the project team would like to have new landscaping placed.

With the potential of a new training building to be built, it would be a nice fit to have the sign refurbished with new landscaping welcoming all to the Byron Baker Fire Training Center.

Estimated cost for this project is between $3,000 and $ 4,000.  A great portion of this is for the sign. 

 

Donations are being sought to help cover the projected costs.  If your agency is interested in helping, you may send donations to the South Glens Falls Fire Company, 7 W. Marion Ave., South Glens Falls, NY  12803.

Check payable to South Glens Falls Fire Company, memo: Fire Training Center Sign.

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