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A lost hero

Harbor firefighter dies in the line of duty

By: Katie Gibas

It's been a tragic day in Jefferson County, where a 26-year old Firefighter was killed while trying to put out silo fire. Our Katie Gibas joins us from Hounsfield with more.

HOUNSFIELD, N.Y. -- A Sackets Harbor Firefighter was killed in the line of duty Sunday morning while trying to put out a silo fire.

Crews were called to Robbins Farms in the Town of Hounsfield around 9:15 a.m. after a fire was… Continue

Added by anne potter on April 11, 2010 at 7:08pm — 1 Comment


Story Published: Apr 11, 2010 at 12:19 PM EDT

Story Updated: Apr 11, 2010 at 1:11 PM EDT

A member of the Sackets Harbor Fire Department has been killed in the line of duty, according to a press release from the Office of Fire & Emergency Management. A silo exploded in Sackets Harbor Sunday morning.

Crews on scene say the explosion happened a little before 10 a.m. Sunday.

Smithville and Sackets Harbor Fire Departments were called to the… Continue

Added by anne potter on April 11, 2010 at 1:42pm — 3 Comments

Harrisburgh PA

Well I work 3-11 tonight ,then getting up at 4am to work 7am to7pm..Then heading to get my older brother for the 4 hour drive to PA. To go to the Fire EXPO......
It will be a long drive a long day but will be worth it....Hope to see some people from here there..I will take lots of pics for everyone.. Have to be back Sunday to take EVOC class for the sec,third fourth time.. Worth it in the end......Will take pics of class to post...
See everyone there... Who can go......

Added by anne potter on May 14, 2009 at 10:40am — 1 Comment


Ohhhh I know I am opening a huge can of worms,but thats me...

Why all these young girls pics have to be about the eyes or the boobs.. Come on girls where are the I have been in the firedept for 10 years and here is a pic of me fighting fire ,or in my turnout gear....

Makes me wonder really in a dept or looking to get how many guys to invite me to be a friend....

I am not knocking you ,but is this not a firefighting forum.. I am sitting here thinking who carrys what you look like… Continue

Added by anne potter on March 22, 2009 at 11:38am — 6 Comments

BACK TO LATEST NEWSBoy, 2, takes a break from potty training at Liverpool fire station


Salina, NY -- Veteran firefighters were left shaking their heads with the emergency call that drove up about noon today to Liverpool Fire Station No. 2 on Seventh North Street.

Liverpool firefighters removed a potty seat from a 2-year-old boy's head. The boy's mother took this photo."In 29 years, I've seen a lot of things, but this was definitely a first," said First Deputy Liverpool Fire Chief Gary Vincitore.

Into the fire station, a mother brought her 2-year-old… Continue

Added by anne potter on March 18, 2009 at 10:58pm — No Comments


I am from a small fire dept and well our equipment is old we keep it up .. We have the biggest engine in the county,but it's one of the oldest in the county... I sit during parades and think of all these depts driving thru with all these new trucks and of course they always tell what they have paid for these trucks..As we know alot of money... I sit in the stands and I will watch our truck go thru and people look and they think old truck... What I don't understand and they don't understand the… Continue

Added by anne potter on March 7, 2009 at 2:36am — 13 Comments

Did you You know this is a law.. I did not

Fire truck law alarming firefighters

Commercial license needed to return equipment to firehouse


First published in print: Friday, February 20, 2009

ALBANY — Firefighters across the state are roaring for the repeal of a little-understood section of vehicle and traffic law that allows them to drive their fire trucks to the scene of an emergency — but not drive them back unless they have a commercial driver's… Continue

Added by anne potter on February 20, 2009 at 6:58am — 6 Comments

EMT killed in the line of duty

Graduate, EMT Class of 2007


ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. — The New York State Police at Alexandria Bay are investigating a homicide that occurred at approximately 11:58 p.m., January 30, at 114 South Esseltyne Street in Cape Vincent.

The victim, Mark B. Davis, 25 of 172 James St., Cape Vincent, was serving as a volunteer EMT for the Cape Vincent Volunteer Fire Department, when they… Continue

Added by anne potter on January 31, 2009 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

Hero may he rest in peace

The Rev. Daniel Mahoney, Father Dan, the firefighters' priest, came out the side door of the funeral home yesterday afternoon and shook his head.




Kevin Kelley, at 52, lieutenant's life rooted in family

Driver hails Kelley as 'hero' who saved 'all of our lives' that day

Other cities outdo Boston on firetruck care

Graphics Friday's crash explained | Brake system

"I was just thinking," he said. "I remember when… Continue

Added by anne potter on January 14, 2009 at 8:16am — 3 Comments

Christmas poem for the troops.....

> > A Different Christmas Poem

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> > The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,

> > I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.

> > My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,

> > My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.

> > Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,

> > Transforming the yard to a winter delight.

> >

> > The sparkling lights in the tree I… Continue

Added by anne potter on December 13, 2008 at 6:20pm — No Comments

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