Cuba Fire Department Inc

Road Closure Advisory

Please be aware of the following release from the Town of Cuba Highway Superintendent:

To: Whom it may concern
From: Guy R. James - Superintendent 
Date: March 15, 2017
Re: Bridge Closure on Keller Hill Road in the Town of Cuba

Please publish the following as often as you can!

Please be advised that starting Monday morning March 20th, 2017, the bridge on Keller Hill Road over Oil Creek in the Town of Cuba will be closed to all traffic. This structure is located approximately 700 feet West of State Route #305 and will be closed for approximately 8 (eight) weeks for replacement. There will not be an on-site detour, and local traffic is recommended to use alternative routes (State Route #305, Bristol Street, and Prospect Street). Truck traffic must seek alternative routes that are not posted for weight restriction. Thank you for your patience and anticipated cooperation with this project!!



New York State Spring Burn Ban

New York State Spring Burn Ban

Monday, May 15, 2017  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issues an annual open burn ban restriction to reduce wildfire risks in the Spring from March 15 to May 15. 

All open burning is prohibited in New York with several exceptions including the following:

  • Campfires less than 3 feet in height and 4 feet in length, width or diameter are allowed.
  • Small cooking fires are allowed.
  • Fires cannot be left unattended and must be fully extinguished.
  • Only charcoal or clean, untreated or unpainted wood can be burned.
  • Ceremonial or celebratory bonfires are allowed.
In towns with a total population less than 20,000, you may burn tree limbs with attached leaves. The limbs must be less than 6 inches in diameter and 8 feet in length (also referred to as brush). However, this is not allowed from March 15 through May 15 due to the increased risk of wildfires.

Open burning of household trash releases dangerous compounds including arsenic, carbon monoxide, benzene, styrene, formaldehyde, lead, hydrogen cyanide, and dioxin, among others. Burning trash is prohibited in New York State at all times. 

Burning leaves is also prohibited in New York State at all times. The NYS DEC encourages lawn carers to compost Fall leaves. For more information on how you can compost your leaves without burning, please visit the following NYS DEC link

As always, CFD would like to wish you a safe and happy season for Spring yard cleaning. Please be mindful of these regulations and help keep New York green. 



Cuba Village Hydrant Flushing

Monday, April 24, 2017  The Village of Cuba Department of Public Works will be conducting Spring fire hydrant flushing and maintenance beginning Monday, April 24, 2017 from 7am-4pm daily until all hydrants are flushed. Village residents can expect mild water discoloration as hydrants are flushed in their area and may wish to cease running laundry machines or automatic ice makers until completion. Water is safe for bathing and consumption but residents are advised to simply run their faucets momentarily to let the initial water pass. For any questions on this flushing process or to report a problem with a local hydrant, please contact the Cuba Village Office, 17 East Main St., Cuba, NY or (585) 968-1560 during office hours Monday-Thursday 7am-4pm and Friday 7:30am-11:30am. 



Happy Easter from CFD

Saturday, April 15, 2017  Happy Easter from your friends at CFD! 



Easter Bunny at CFD

Friday, April 14, 2017  Oldies Radio WJQZ 103.5 Wellsville will be sponsoring a visit from the Easter Bunny on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. The Easter Bunny will be escorted from Story Block Grocery to the fire hall on a Cuba Fire apparatus. Cuba Fire Department personnel will also be available to distribute fire prevention and safety materials to children. Join us!

Cuba Fire Department wishes you a safe and Happy Easter! 



CFD Installation Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Saturday, April 8, 2017  Cuba Fire Department celebrated its annual installment of officers and awards dinner Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Moonwinks Restaurant and Lounge. 2017 Officers and Administrators include:

Chief: Nick Sweet
1st Assistant Chief: Derek Clement 
2nd Assistant Chief: Aaron Appleby
Captain: Roger Bell
1st Lieutenant: Justin Sweet
2nd Lieutenant: Jonas Perry
President: P.J. Shaller 
Vice President: Keith Perry
Treasurer: Chris Carrier
Secretary: Dave Hardman 
Awards presented included 2017 Rookie of the Year to Michael Pendleton as well as 15 and 40 Year Service Recognition Pins: 15 years of service to Aaron Appleby and Jeff Griswold; 40 years of service to Wayne Butts and Dave Hardman. The 2017 Fireman of the Year Award will be presented at a later date.

Congratulations to all officers, administrators, and award recipients. We would like to thank Moonwinks and staff for a great dinner, DJ Rowdy Gowdy for providing entertainment, New Hudson Fire Company for establishing a standby crew, Cuba Patriot and Free Press for photography services, and delegate representatives and surrounding fire service personnel for attending.

From Left: 2nd Lt. Jonas Perry, 1st Lt. Justin Sweet, Captain Roger Bell, 2nd Asst. Chief Aaron Appleby, 1st Asst. Chief Derek Clement, Chief Nick Sweet

From Left: 2nd Lt. Jonas Perry, 1st Lt.
      Justin Sweet, Captain Roger Bell, 2nd
      Asst. Chief Aaron Appleby, 1st Asst.
      Chief Derek Clement, Chief Nick Sweet

From Left: President P.J. Shaller, Vice President Keith Perry, Treasurer Chris Carrier, Secretary Dave Hardman

From Left: President P.J. Shaller, Vice
      President Keith Perry, Treasurer Chris
      Carrier, Secretary Dave Hardman


CFD Responds to MVA

Tuesday, April 4, 2017  On Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 15:21, CFD was dispatched to a tractor trailer rollover motor vehicle accident on I-86 Eastbound, east of the Cuba exit. Forty CFD members responded including all three chiefs as well as Cuba 1, 6, 9, and HM-6. After arriving on scene, chiefs requested IRM Services, Portville Truck, and NYS DOT to the scene. Other agencies on location also included Cuba PD, NYSP, Cuba Ambulance, Friendship Fire Dept., Allegany County DC-2, and AL-51. T & R Environmental Services also assisted at the request of IRM. The trailer was on its side hauling flammable cargo with possible compromised packaging and exposure after impact. Oil leakage from the tractor's cab was also contained by crews. The driver was evaluated by EMS personnel but did not transport and no other injuries were reported. All Cuba units reported back in service around 19:30. Cuba Ambulance remained on location while HazMat agencies completed their work. I-86 East between Cuba and Friendship is now open for all traffic.



CFD Spring Fling Ham & Steak Party

Saturday, April 1, 2017  CFD Spring Fling Ham & Steak Party Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 7-10 pm at Cuba Fire Hall: featuring free door prizes, free popcorn, free refills on beer after $2 cup purchase, additional refreshments for sale, Chinese Auction, Raffles for $50 bills, 50-50s, hams, steaks, turkeys, booze, Cuba Cheese, and more! 



CFD Completes Fire Prevention Demonstration

Tuesday, March 28, 2017  On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, CFD completed a fire prevention demonstration for local Cuba Girl Scouts troops at Cuba First Baptist Church. Fire extinguishers, emergency procedures including dialing 911, and home safety evacuation procedures were some of the topics covered. The girls also received fire prevention and safety materials. If you or someone you know is interested in a fire prevention and safety demonstration contact any CFD member to make arrangements. 



FASNY Training Opportunity

Tues., March 28, 2017 at 7pm

Tues., March 28, 2017 at 7pm

Tuesday, March 28, 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. 



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