Cuba Fire Department Inc
 

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! 

   


 

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 training@fasny.com, visiting fasny.com online, or call (800) 2FASNY2. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and the course will begin at 7:00 p.m. 

   


 

Road Closure Advisory

Thursday, March 16, 2017  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

Wednesday, March 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. 



   


 

Winter Storm Warming for NYS

Tuesday, March 14, 2017  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a state of emergency for New York ahead of the arrival of Winter Storm Stella, a nor'easter that's expected to bring heavy snow and strong winds to the tri-state area on Tuesday, March 14. The snow is expected to begin falling between midnight and 1 AM, with the most intensive snowfall beginning between 5 AM and 6 AM. A number of area public schools and affiliated activities will be closing, including all Cuba-Rushford campuses. Please stay safe while travelling. 

   


 

Spring Ahead 1 Hour & Check Smoke/CO Detectors

Sunday, March 12, 2017  Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour as Daylight Saving time begins at 2:00 a.m. local time (UTC world standard +4 hours for New York State) early Sunday morning, March 12, 2017. This is also a great opportunity to test and/or change your smoke and CO detector alarm batteries too. 



     
Daylight Saving time begins Sun., March 12, 2017

Daylight Saving time begins Sun., March
      12, 2017

Check and/or change smoke & CO detector batteries while setting clocks ahead

Check and/or change smoke & CO detector
      batteries while setting clocks ahead



 

New Thermal Imaging Camera for CFD

Wednesday, March 1, 2017  CFD has purchased an MSA Evolution 6000 thermal imaging camera sold by Churchville Fire Equipment. New and enhanced features of this piece include best in class image quality, light weight, laser pointer, and range finder. The NFPA 1801-compliant model provides the industry’s best mix of features to support the thermal imaging needs of every fire department, rescue organization, strike team, or HazMat crew. By rendering infrared radiation as visible light, such cameras allow firefighters to see areas of heat through smoke, darkness, or heat-permeable barriers. 

     



 

CFD Responds to MVA

Sunday, February 26, 2017  On Sunday, February 26, 2017 at approximately 13:15, CFD was dispatched to a two-car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of State Route 305 North and South Shore Road. Twenty-four members responded including all three chiefs as well as Cuba 6 and Cuba 9. Other agencies on location included NY State Police, Cuba PD, Cuba 8 and 801, and Friendship Ambulance. All patients evaluated did not transport and no other injuries were reported. Four Seasons and Econo Automotive were on location for towing services. All CFD units were back in service by 14:30. 

   


 

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 stationfirememorialfoundation.org




   


 

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.

   


 
 
 

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