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.
BELLS ACROSS AMERICA
(l-r: Fire Chaplain Bruce Foster, Lt. John Hart, Deputy Chief Shawn Foster, Lt. Thomas Hart)
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
SMALL PLANE CRASH - POOLSBROOK GOLF COURSE
At 19:18 on June 15, 2015, Kirkville and Fayetteville were alerted for an aircraft crash at the Poolsbrook Golf Course. Kirkville responded with Car 1, Car 2, Car 3, Rescue Pumper 4 and Squad 2; Fayetteville responded with Car 1, Engine 20 and Ambulance A-2. Onondaga County helicopter Air 1 also assisted. The aircraft was a small single engine plane attempting a takeoff maneuver and lost altitude, crashing at the golf course. Responding personnel reached the patient who was conscious and complaining of neck and back pain. Crews stabilized, treated and packaged the patient for transport by ambulance to the hospital. Click here to read the full article from syracuse.com
MINOA FIELD DAYS
Kirkville Fire personnel participated in Minoa's annual Field Days in the parade on May 30, 2015, and also behind the scenes during the fireworks as a safety/brush fire watch crew at the fireworks launch site. The fire watch crew included Deputy Chief Shawn Foster, 1st Lieutenant Tom Hart, 2nd Lieutenant John Hart, FF Ron Salerno, FF Kyle Stanley, FF Bob Metz, FF Ethan Duprey and FF Bruce Foster, staffing Kirkville Engine 3 and Squad 2.
MEMORIAL DAY PARADES
Kirkville personnel participated in Memorial Day parades in Fayetteville and Manlius. We salute our veterans and honor those who made the supreme sacrifice.
(L-R FF Salerno, Deputy Chief Foster, FF Duprey)
ROPE ASSISTED SEARCH DRILL
May 2015 drills included rope-assisted search and rescue. Our firefighters are trained to orient themselves along walls or hoselines as they search structures for possible victims. In zero-visibility smoke conditions that method allows firefighters to quickly reverse course and find their way out of the building, reducing the possibility of getting lost or disoriented with a limited SCBA air supply. In a large structure we practiced using a different rope-assisted method with a search leader tethered back to the door. The search leader supervised two firefighters each on 25 foot rope tethers from the leader. The blindfolded team of three searchers were able to fan out, search the building, successfully find rescue mannequins placed around the structure and exit the structure without depleting their air supply. This drill was very useful in enriching our communication and SCBA confidence skills.
LARGE OUTDOOR FIRE - 8400 BLOCK OF GREEN LAKES ROAD
At 17:12 on Friday May 15, 2015, Kirkville and Fayetteville Fire were alerted for a large outdoor fire in the vicinity of Green Lakes Road and Buttonvale Road. Kirkville responded with Car 1, Car 2, Car 3, Rescue Pumper 4, Engine 3, Squad 2 and Squad 1, and Fayetteville responded with Car 1, Engine 20 and Mini-3. A continuous water supply was needed due to the deep seated nature of the fire which required laying out approximately 1000 feet of 4-inch supply line. During overhaul, Kirkville Engine 3 was called from the scene to stand by at North Chittenango for a working structure fire in Madison County. All units were back in service by 22:00 hours.
THREE ALARM STRUCTURE FIRE - SUBURBAN PARK DRIVE
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.
Click here to read the full story from Syracuse.com
Photo Courtesy of Syracuse.com
FIRE CHAPLAIN'S CONFERENCE
The annual New York State Fire Chaplain’s Conference was held April 20 to 22, 2015 at the State Fire Academy at Montour Falls.
Chaplain Bruce Foster attended the conference along with 47 chaplains from across New York State. Each day began with a time of worship followed by a full day of training. This year’s topic was “Back to the Basics”. A banquet was held on Tuesday evening followed by a memorial service for deceased chaplains held at the United Methodist Church in Montour Falls. Thanks Chaplain Foster for attending on our behalf and for all you do for us here at Kirkville Fire Company!
ICE RESCUE TRAINING
On March 30, 2015 Kirkville Fire/Rescue personnel performed live ice rescue training. In the event of a victim falling through the ice, a quick rescue can be effected by donning ice rescue suits which are thermally insulated and buoyant. Ropes are used to secure and pull both victim and rescuer back to shore.
SIGNAL 99 - 4256 TROUT LILY LANE
At 0416 on March 25, 2015, Kirkville Fire was alerted for a mutual aid Signal 99 house fire at 4256 Trout Lily Lane in the Manlius Fire District. Kirkville Car 3 and Engine 3 responded, with additional personnel standing by at our station. Kirkville personnel assisted with fire knockdown, salvage and overhaul and cleared the scene at approximately 0900. Click here to read more from Syracuse.com
SLED FOR RED EVENT
Many Kirkville members participated in the "Sled for Red" event at Four Seasons Golf and Ski Center in Fayetteville on February 7th to benefit ACR Health. ACR is a community health organization that assists individuals with chronic diseases. The event is a downhill sledding derby using homemade sleds constructed of cardboard and our Mini-RP4 was a big hit with spectators as well as a worthy contender in the race.
Kirkville Fire Company's Mini-RP4
TEAM KFC with an impressive time of 26.5 seconds
(Standing: Ethan Duprey; Kneeling: Robert Metz, Justin Zacharias, Brandon Bauer, Shawn Foster, David Bradley; In the sled: Kyle Stanley)
Mini-RP4 driver Kyle Stanley and Captain Zacharias
Team Kirkville's Kyle Stanley in Lane 3 competing against 2 other racers
in Heat #8
TEAM KFC posing for an after competition photo op and taking interviews
from the press.
Team Kirkville taking the uphill shuttle for Heat #8 (being followed by law
On November 17, 2014, Kirkville firefighters participated in annual bailout training. Each of our backpack-mounted air packs are equipped with a bailout hook, descender device and rope which allows trapped firefighters to exit upper floors and lower themselves to safety in an emergency.
Firefighter exiting the second floor window, remaining low to avoid heat layer above
Once stabilized, firefighter "walks" down the wall controlling descent with squeeze descender device
Alternate ladder bailout technique
FLASHOVER SIMULATOR TRAINING
On November 1, 2014, Kirkville firefighters participated in flashover simulator training in Fayetteville. Flashover can occur when combustible gas trapped at the top of a burning room ignites, creating intense fire and heat that is rarely survivable even with our modern turnout gear and breathing apparatus. Flashover simulator training allows firefighters to experience this phenomenon in a controlled, safe environment to recognize the signs of an impending flashover.
(l-r) Lt. Thomas Hart, FF John Hart, FF Brandon Bauer, FF Kyle Stanley
Personnel from several departments participated in flashover training
Kirkville firefighters Bauer, Lt. T.Hart, J.Hart and Stanley
Simulator in action
AUTO EXTRICATION TRAINING
Our June 2014 training drills have focused on automobile extrication including vehicle stabilization methods, patient stabilization, emergency medical treatment and safe removal of patients from the automobile after an accident.
VEHICLE ROLLOVER WITH ENTRAPMENT
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.
LIVE BURN TRAINING - CLAY FIRE TOWER
On November 18, 2013, members of the Kirkville Fire Company participated in live burn training at the Clay Fire Training Center. For more photos click here.
VETERAN'S MEMORIAL STONE DEDICATED
The Kirkville Fire Company joined the Kirkville Venture Crew in dedicating a Veteran's Memorial stone in the Kirkville Cemetery. The Kirkville Cemetery is the final resting place of our Past Chief Stan Nash who served with the United States Marine Corps, along with many of our founding members. Pictured at the dedication ceremony are front row: FF Mike Recor (US Marine Corps veteran), FF Wayne Barkauskas, FF Jeff Barker (US Navy veteran), Capt. Shawn Foster; back row: FF Ed Visser, Chief Jeff Zacharias. To see more photos, click here
SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS (SCBA) UPGRADES
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.
CAN WE FIND YOU?
OUR NEW HOUSE NUMBER SIGNS ARE SHOWING UP ALL OVER TOWN!
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.
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