|Fri. May 20th 2016|
Large Brush Fire - behind 6333 Kirkville Road North
At 7:13PM on Friday May 20, 2016, Kirkville Fire along with Minoa were initially dispatched for a large brush fire behind 633...
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|Mon. Oct 5th 2015|
Signal 99 - 114 Stonecrest Drive, Manlius
At 00:49 on October 5, 2015, Kirkville Fire was alerted for a mutual aid structure fire at 114 Stonecrest Drive in the M...
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|Mon. Jun 15th 2015|
Plane Crash - 6241 Poolsbrook Road
At 19:18 on June 15, 2015, Kirkville and Fayetteville were alerted for an aircraft crash at the Poolsbrook Golf Course. Kirkv...
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Chief (Car 1) - Kevin Bell
1st Deputy Chief (Car 2) - Jeff Zacharias
2nd Deputy Chief (Car 3) - Shawn Foster
Captain - Thomas Hart
1st Lieutenant - John Hart
2nd Lieutenant - Ethan Duprey
President- Wayne Barkauskas
Vice President - Ed Visser
Treasurer - George Steinberger
Assistant Treasurer - Carson Zacharias
Secretary - Jeff Barker
Assistant Secretary - Ron Salerno
Trustee - Jeff Zacharias
Trustee - Bruce Foster
Trustee - Thomas Leo
If your house number is not clearly legible, we may have trouble finding you in the event of an emergency call, especially at night or in inclement weather. The Kirkville Fire Company is now selling house number signs that are legible, reflective, visible from either direction, and mountable on the appropriate side of the street (particularly important if your mailbox is across the street). We encourage all Kirkville Fire District residents to purchase one of these signs for $20 including mounting post. We'll even install it for you! If you're interested in purchasing one of these signs for your home or business, and you are located within our Fire District (click here to check), then please send us an email to AddressSigns@kirkvillefire.com
Non-District residents: If you don't live in our Fire District, you can still purchase the exact model signs we're using directly from our supplier by clicking here . We recommend 4" numerals on a green sign panel. Please note that posts are not provided for orders placed through the sign company.
The Kirkville Fire Company in Onondaga County, New York has created a GoFundMe fundraiser for a sorely needed All-Terrain Firefighting and Rescue Vehicle like the model pictured above.
This recent newsworthy 100-acre brush fire in our response area underscored the urgent need for having this vehicle on our front lines. It could have brought personnel and firefighting equipment directly to the seat of the fire within the first minutes of the alarm. In addition to firefighting readiness, with a top speed of 45 miles per hour this vehicle could respond directly from our fire station (without the need for towing and a trailer) and bring help, equipment, and transport capability to anyone suffering a medical emergency in any of the numerous remote areas we serve.
With a response area that includes Green Lakes State Park, the Erie Canal Multi-Purpose Trail and large wooded areas with difficult access, our current fleet of two-wheel drive vehicles is not ideally suited for all of the emergencies we have been and will continue to be called to. Over the years we have responded to fires, rescues and even a small airplane crash in remote areas including the canal path, trails, tree farms and woods where we needed to hike to the patient on foot, carrying equipment by hand. This vehicle would help us do our job more efficiently, quickly and safely. Please consider donating to this important cause.
Tax deductible contributions can also be made directly to our organization. Mail your donation to: Kirkville Fire Company, P.O. Box 6, Kirkville, NY 13082, and please mention "ATV Donation" in the remarks. The Kirkville Fire Company is registered as a 501(c)(3) organization with the Internal Revenue Service, and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Thank you for helping us serve you better. Your contribution is greatly appreciated!
At 7:13PM on Friday May 20, 2016, Kirkville Fire along with Minoa were initially dispatched for a large brush fire behind 6333 Kirkville Road North. Heavy smoke and fire were reported by arriving command units and It became immediately apparent that due to the lack of access roads and muddy field conditions that direct access to the fire with conventional engine companies would be impossible. Smaller brush firefighting vehicles, gators, ATVs, and dozers were requested and they arrived in force from departments everywhere including Onondaga, Madison, Oswego, Cortland, Oneida Counties and elsewhere. The Onondaga Air 1 helicopter arrived to perform water drops and aerial reconnaissance for our command staff. We thank everyone who helped out including firefighters from around the area, neighbors who offered refreshments, businesses that offered their heavy equipment, police units for handling scene access, EMS agencies for assisting with rehab and medical support, Onondaga Emergency Management and a special thanks to the Onondaga County 911 center for getting massive mutual aid to the scene and coordinating move up coverage. Great job by all. No major injuries or structure damage.
News reports (click links below):
THANKS TO ALL OF OUR FIREFIGHTING AND EMS BROTHERS AND SISTERS FOR THE MAGNIFICENT TEAMWORK
List of fire departments and EMS agencies assisting on the May 20th Brush Fire in Kirkville courtesy of the CNY Fire Facebook page. If anyone is missing please let us know and we'll update the list.
Kirkville Fire Co.
Central Square FD
Durhamville FD (standby)
East Syracuse FD
Madison County Emergency Management
Moyers Corners (standby for coverage of Fayetteville and Kirkville)
New London FD (standby)
North Bay FD
North Chittenango FD
North Syracuse FD
Onondaga Air 1
Onondaga County Emergency Management
South Bay FD (standby at Bridgeport Station)
Sylvan Beach FD
West Monroe FD
On May 18, 2016 Kirkville Fire/Rescue (with Engine 3, Squad 1 and seven personnel) participated in the 2016 Mock DWI Demonstration at East Syracuse Minoa High School. Working alongside various public safety agencies including Minoa Fire Department, East Syracuse Fire Department, Minoa Ambulance, EAVES Ambulance, Mercy Flight, Town of Manlius Police and others, students experienced a simulation of the tragic consequences of drinking and driving. Kirkville Fire Company wishes all students a safe prom season and best of luck to all graduating seniors in the Class of 2016.
VEHICLE FIRE TRAINING
Kirkville firefighters practiced live vehicle fire evolutions on October 26th drill night. As shown below, our personnel are trained to approach burning vehicles from a diagonal direction to avoid being struck by projectiles such as gas struts (used in hatchback liftgates) and shock absorbing bumpers. Foam is applied to prevent re-ignition upon completion of the burn evolutions
SIGNAL 99 - 114 STONECREST DRIVE, MANLIUS
At 00:49 on October 5, 2015, Kirkville Fire was alerted for a mutual aid structure fire at 114 Stonecrest Drive in the Manlius Fire District. Kirkville Engine 3 responded with a five-person crew and assisted with hoseline operation and overhaul. The fire was brought under control within about 40 minutes and was confined to the porch, deck, garage and entryway. Click here for the full story from Syracuse.com
Courtesy of Nicole C. Brown, Manlius Fire Department photographer, via Syracuse.com
Courtesy of Nicole C. Brown, Manlius Fire Department photographer, via Syracuse.com
2015 CHICKEN BBQ AND RAFFLE A SUCCESS
Thanks to everyone who attended our Chicken Barbecue, Car and Tractor Show which was held on September 27, 2015. And big Congratulations to our four raffle winners who won cash prizes of $250, $150, $75, and $25 respectively.
On Sunday, October 4, bells rang from coast to coast as our Nation paused to remember those firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2014 and previous years. The sound of a bell holds special significance for firefighters. Historically, the toll of a bell summoned members to the station and notified departments of a call for help. Departments also sounded a series of bells when a firefighter died in the line of duty. It is commonly called "Striking the Four Fives"…
On Sunday, October 4 at Crossroads Community Church, Chaplain Bruce Foster, accompanied by an Honor Guard of Kirkville firefighters, remembered the line of duty deaths in 2014 making special note of the eleven fallen firefighters from New York State.
sponsored by the: National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the NYS Association of Fire Chaplains
Kirkville Fire Company's Memorial Bell rang on October 4th in remembrance of firefighters who made the supreme sacrifice
At 17:32 on May 6, 2015, Kirkville Fire along with multiple departments from Onondaga and Madison Counties were alerted for a three alarm structure fire at 100 Suburban Park Drive in the Manlius Fire District. Kirkville Car 1, Car 2 and Engine 3 responded and assisted with fire suppression duties while on scene. Kirkville units stood by at Fayetteville briefly after clearing the scene and were back in quarters by approximately 21:00.
Photo Courtesy of Syracuse.com
On March 26, 2014 at 21:22, Kirkville Rescue and Minoa Ambulance were alerted for a vehicle rollover with entrapment at 6420 Kirkville Road North. Kirkville Car 2 (Bell) was first on scene along with Kirkville EMT's S. Foster and B. Foster who began immediate patient assessment and treatment. Rescue Pumper 4 and Squad 2 arrived next and utilized wedges, stabilization jacks and straps to stabilize the vehicle which was on its side with its roof pinned against a parked vehicle. An additional ambulance was called from Fayetteville at 21:35. Hydraulic cutters were used to remove the exposed doors and "B" pillar allowing crews to extricate the patient.
With the help of a grant from the Department of Homeland Security, Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, Kirkville Fire Company has been able to upgrade our old and obsolete SCBA units and compressor filling station. The new equipment, now in service, is fully NFPA-compliant and is a major upgrade to personnel safety and our overall efficiency on the fireground. To read more about the grant click here
The Kirkville Fire Company welcomes you to its website. We are one of four fire departments serving the Town of Manlius in Onondaga County, just east of Syracuse, New York. We are 100% volunteer and provide fire suppression, rescue and EMS first responder service. Our 30 dedicated members operate a Rescue Pumper, an Engine, a light rescue unit and several support vehicles out of one station. We hope you enjoy learning more about what we do in the community. Please feel free to contact us with questions or comments.
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Chief: Kevin Bell
President: Wayne Barkauskas
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