"Well Done" Sean Foley!

Monday, August 25, 2014

When someone in the Department steps up and performs above-and-beyond the call of duty we recognize them with a "Well Done" coin. Our latest recipient is volunteer Sean Foley who has agreed to take a number of night shifts left vacant when Lt. Mary Ellen Mitscher suffered a broken arm due to an on-duty accident. His recognistion comes from B Shift Lt. Jansen Casscles. Sean is also enrolled in the current Fire Fighter 1 course so he will be spending a good part of each week at the Station. Thanks, Sean, for stepping up!

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Physical Activity Matters

Monday, August 25, 2014

We all know that keeping active is important. Click the link below to learn more about how important it is for young people. Providing thousands of ambulance transports each year the FFD is an important part of our community health. Healthy behaviors at all ages help prevent medical issues. http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/physicalactivity/facts.htm?s_cid=ostltsdyk_govd_519

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School Starts Drive Smart

Monday, August 25, 2014

'Tis that time of year when students go back to school and school buses and back-packed children jam the road. Read the attached to refresh your memory on driving tips throughout the school year.

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Heart Disease

Monday, August 25, 2014

One in three deaths in the United States are related to heart disease or stroke. Click the link below to learn more about heart disease and what can be done to minimize that risk. http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/vital_signs.htm?s_cid=ostltsdyk_govd_518

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Alverna Heights Education

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pictured below are members Rob Winter and Mike Morris providing education to students visiting from Syracuse. With help from Life Member John Loosman this has become an annual event.

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New Members

Monday, August 25, 2014

Welcome to new volunteer members: Luke Mahr, FM student, restricted access member(RAM). Luke is interested in the fire side. Nick Byrne, EMT-B, lives on Broadfield road. Nick is pursuing a medical degree. Robert LaFaver, past FF with Clifton Park & Plattsburgh FD Rob is an RN at Crouse,. His primary interest is on the fire side. Stacey Lindenmayer, a recent UCONN graduate is interested in the EMS side.

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CSX Rail Training

Monday, August 25, 2014

Though the FFD does not have rail yards directly in its primary area of coverage it does border East Syracuse and Minoa where CSX maintains significant rail capacity. This summer saw a number of FFD members participating in CSX sponsored training. Pictured here (left to right) are members Mike Guzman, Mike , Capt. Bill Harris, instructor, Chief Larry Byrnes, Lt. Jeff Jones and Steve Nathan.

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Keeping Green Lakes Safe

Monday, August 25, 2014

Green Lakes State Park was the site for the recent Xterra Triathlon and the FFD was out in force to patrol the course. The Fayetteville Fire Department provides stand-by coverage for dozens of events each year. Those stand-by services include ambulance crews and bike teams which patrol the trails well into the Green Lakes forest.

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August is Neuburger Month

Monday, August 25, 2014

This month's "Member of the Month" is Lou Neuburger. Lou is a volunteer BLS crew chief who not only dedicates one night a week to providing care and coverage but also volunteers for multiple other needs. Lou's day job is as an insurance executive. The FFD is always looking for volunteers and the current roster contains people from all walks of life. If you're interested in more information click on the "volunteer" link on the FFD website.

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Birthday At The Fire House

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A group of young people celebrated a birthday at the Fire Station. A tour, birthday cake and hands-on demonstrations were part of the special day. As a busy fire station there is often little time for festivities yet there are limited opportunities for special events. If you are interested in discussing that availability call the station and talk to the Chief!

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