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Thu. Mar 26th 2015
Signal 99 - 4256 Trout Lily Lane, Manlius

At 0416 on March 25, 2015, Kirkville Fire was alerted for a mutual aid Signal 99 house fire at 4256 Trout Lily Lane in t...

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Sun. Feb 8th 2015
Apartment Fire - 207 South Main Street, Minoa

On February 8, 2015, Kirkville Car 2, Car 3 and Engine 3, along with units from Minoa, Fayetteville, East Syracuse and others...

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Wed. Dec 10th 2014
Structure Fire - 7706 Black Creek Road, Sullivan

On December 10, 2014 at 03:30, Kirkville Fire was alerted to provide mutual aid for a chimney fire at 7706 Black Creek R...

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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.


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


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


On November 18, 2014, 7 Kirkville fire/rescue personnel visited the Crossroads Community Church for a Home Safety presentation. Children and adults learned about fire safety, saw a simulated search and rescue operation and got an up-close tour of our Rescue Pumper 4. 


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.
Click here for more information about flashover from Fire Engineering's website.
(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


The Kirkville Fire Company periodically sets up a driver competency course to allow our apparatus driver/operators to practice their vehicle maneuvering skills. Personnel operate our Engines and Squad vehicles through several obstacles in forward and reverse to increase their confidence in vehicle handling, turning within narrow limits, backing, mirror usage and more. 

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On July 21, 2014, Kirkville members along with fire/rescue personnel from Fayetteville, Manlius and Minoa attended a rail safety class presented by Operation Lifesaver. Topics included safety issues, on-scene dangers, types of rail equipment, train consist documents and more. Operation Lifesaver's website contains valuable information on the dangers of railroad crossings and staying clear of railroad property. Click here for more information.



Just one day after graduating from East Syracuse-Minoa High School, FF Brandon Bauer also received his certificate and graduated from Firefighter 1 training. Brandon is pictured above at his final live burn training evolution at the Clay training facility. Congratulations Brandon!


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. 




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. 



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.



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



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.




 New! Click here for a brochure detailing our address sign program

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 

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.



Click here to read our recent Neighbors East article

Click here to see our recent news story on WSYR-TV


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2015 Lead Officers

Chief: Jeff Zacharias

President: Wayne Barkauskas

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Mailing Address:
Kirkville Fire Company
P.O. Box 6
Kirkville, NY 13082
Physical Address:
6225 Kirkville Road North
Kirkville, NY 13082
Phone: 315-656-3093
Fax: 315-656-6845


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Kirkville Fire Co.
P.O. Box 6
Kirkville, NY 13082
Non-Emergency: 315-656-3093
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