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.
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
Check and/or change smoke & CO detector
batteries while setting clocks ahead
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Cuba Fire Department Wishes You a Safe & Happy New Year!
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.
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!
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season! From Your Friends at Cuba Fire Department
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