Cuba Fire Department Inc

CFD Reminds You to Know Your Exits

Monday, February 20, 2017  Know Your Exits:

On February 17, 2003, twenty-one people were killed and another fifty were injured at a nightclub in Chicago from a stampede after panic ensued among the crowd from pepper spray usage by club security staff to break up a fight. Investigation later charged nightclub owners with a number of safety code violations including failure to comply with maximum capacity limitations as well as inadequately lit exit signs.

Just days later, on February 20, 2003, one-hundred people were killed and another two-hundred thirty were injured when a fire broke out at a nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island. Foam on the wall installed to assist with acoustics ignited from pyrotechnics used around the stage area during a live performance where fire spread at a rate of at least one foot per second up the wall and ceiling. Within less than a minute, the room of origin of the fire was fully engulfed with dense black smoke. By two minutes, every entrance was billowing with smoke. Similar to the Chicago tragedy, the Station club’s capacity that night, 462, exceeded their licensing capacity of 404 people. In addition, club patrons were either unable to access or unaware of three other exits in the building. An independent investigation later concluded that, had a sprinkler system been installed and functioning, it would have contained the fire long enough to provide all of the occupants time to escape safely.

Please stay safe and be mindful of your exit options when entering any new venue.

For more information on how you can assist with memorial efforts for those who lost their lives at the Station club fire in Rhode Island please visit



FASNY Training Opportunity

Tues., March 28, 2017 at 7pm

Tues., March 28, 2017 at 7pm

Friday, February 10, 2017  Tuesday, March 28, 2017, local fire department personnel are welcome to attend a driving and vehicle operations training at Cuba-Rushford High School, Cuba, NY presented by the Firemen's Association of the State of New York. Registration fees are $20/FASNY members or $30/non-FASNY members. Refunds will only be granted five business days in advance. Register by writing, visiting online, or call (800) 2FASNY2. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and the course will begin at 7:00 p.m. 



2016 Year Statistics

Sunday, January 1, 2017  From January 1-December 31, 2016, CFD had 184 calls for service totaling 3,774.40 hours of invested manpower for the year. Members collectively attended 494 hours of New York State training classes as well as over 2,000 hours of combined local department training sessions, meetings, and fundraisers.



Happy New Year from CFD

Sunday, January 1, 2017  Cuba Fire Department Wishes You a Safe & Happy New Year!



CFD Responds to MVA

Sunday, December 11, 2016  On Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 14:01, CFD was dispatched to a one-car rollover motor vehicle accident with multiple patients and possible entrapment on State Route 446. Twenty CFD members responded including Cuba 50 and Cuba 502 as well as Cuba 1 and Cuba 6. Cuba 502 determined the scene was over the line into Cattaraugus County and confirmed one patient was trapped in the vehicle and another patient was self-extricated. Hinsdale Fire & Ambulance and Ischua Fire personnel worked with CFD crews to extricate the patient and control the scene. Cuba Ambulance, Cuba PD, NY State Police, and Olean 10 were also on location. Cuba and Hinsdale ambulances each transported one patient to Olean General Hospital. No other injuries were reported and all CFD units were back in service at approximately 15:30.



Holiday Fire Safety

Thursday, December 1, 2016  This Christmas season, CFD reminds you to please keep some safety tips in mind as you deck those halls:
-Limit the number of extension cords or connecting light cords used as one strand
-Limit tree and other decor exposure to heat sources including open flames
-Keep real Christmas trees watered regularly to prevent increased flammability due to dryness 
-Inspect cords for damage or other possible hazards 
Be safe and have a wonderful holiday season!



Happy Holidays From CFD

Thursday, December 1, 2016  Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season! 

From Your Friends at Cuba Fire Department



Happy Thanksgiving from CFD

Thursday, November 24, 2016  Happy Thanksgiving from CFD! We wish you and your family and safe and happy holiday. We are thankful for all first responders--police, fire, and EMS--for your dedication to our communities! 



CFD Pie Sale

Wednesday, November 23, 2016  CFD Homemade Pie Sale

Wed., Nov. 23, 2016 from 9am-5pm at the A. A. Arnold Community Center/rear of Cuba Fire Hall

$10 each for 9" diameter pies



Monthly Training for CFD

Tuesday, November 22, 2016  On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, twenty CFD members including all three chiefs participated in monthly training exercises organized by training officer Clement at Firemen's Park. Topics covered included automobile extrication, building search methods, and fire suppression techniques. Cuba 1, 6, and 9 were also on location.



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