Well Done Recognition

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

EMT/Crew Chief Jessica Sgromo was presented with a "Well Done" challenge coin for her efforts over the past three months serving the Fayetteville Fire Department. During that time Jessica has achieved the rank of Crew Chief and has been cleared as an Apparatus Operator for the ambulances. Jessica is a student at Geneseo College and hopes to obtain a Physicians Assistant Degree. While home for her summer break she set goals for herself to achieve. She has met these goals and put in over three duty shifts per week. Jessica is a hard working, enthusiastic member of our Organization and we are grateful for her efforts. We look forward to her coming back on breaks and for the winter recess! "WELL DONE!" Jess!

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The Ebola Virus Disease

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in western Africa nations has been leading the news in recent days. The chance of spread to the United States appears small, but airplane travelers from Africa being only 2-3 connections away from major US airport hubs does create some concern. The CDC released an educational summary for healthcare workers that you should review. The initial viral syndrome symptoms of fever, chills, body aches, nausea and vomiting are something that we see every day. The key difference is travel to countries in western Africa where EVD is active

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Advancement

Friday, July 25, 2014

Volunteer members spend countless hours training in order to maintain their skills and gain new ones. Congratulate fire fighter Dan Killenbec who recently received certification to be an engine and pump operator. And, congratulations to Mike Fager who was certified as an EMS Crew Chief.

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FFD A-Shift and Wednesday Night Crew Get The Job Done

Friday, July 25, 2014

Early Thursday morning the in-station crew was called to a 4:30 am MVC involving multiple vehicles. Working with the Manlius Fire Department the FFD crew stabilized the primary vehicle and performed a classic motor vehicle extrication. Though two people were transported to local hospitals the injuries were not life threatening. We respond to some 700 fire and rescue alarms each year and each has the potential to be serious. Go to the link below to learn what happened AFTER the accident! http://syracusepoststandard.ny.newsmemory.com/?pSetup=syracusepoststandard&token=3b0122232b6e64fc83f9ed2f59608535_53d269d9_1aa1a&

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Fire Is A Killer

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Over 2,500 people die each year in fires at home. Go to the link below to learn how to prevent fires at home how to install smoke detectors and other ideas. Each year the Fayetteville Fire Department answers over 600 fire calls and each is a potential tragedy. Practice prevention! http://www.usfa.fema.gov/campaigns/smokealarms/

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Jazz Fest At Beard Park

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mid-July is concert time at Fayetteville's Beard Park. Pictured here is Chief Larry Byrnes and fire fighter McDonough staffing the Department's recruitment tent.

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NFPA Safety Tips

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association develops and maintains hundreds of informational pieces you can put to good use in your daily lives. For more information go to the link below and learn about safety topics ranging from flooding to Christmas trees! http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/safety-tip-sheets

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Happy Anniversary

Monday, July 14, 2014

Mary Kay and Tom Maroney celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July. Mary Kay is an EMT Crew Chief and Tom is a member of the Fire Police. Mary Kay is a retired a professional nurse and educator while Tom is a retired attorney and professor of law at Syracuse University. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and are people who give their talents to make for a better community. Congratulations, Mary Kay and Tom!

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IAFF Scholarship Awarded

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Town of Manlius International Association of Fire Fighters awarded a $500 scholarship to Jeff Granger, a volunteer ready to go to Onondaga Community College. IAFF officer and fire fighter/paramedic Lt. Joe Shernesky presented the check to Jeff at the Fayetteville Firemen's Association meeting this past Thursday. Jeff will be pursuing his fire science degree beginning in August.

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FFD Annual Golf Tourney Date Set

Monday, July 14, 2014

Each year the Department sponsors a golf tournament where the proceeds go either to the Fayetteville Firemen's Association or a local charitable purpose. This year's tournament is slated for Sunday, September 14th with a noon shotgun start. Stay tuned for more information.

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