Cuba Fire Department Inc
 

Happy Memorial Day

Monday, May 29, 2017  Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day from your friends at CFD! 

   


 

CFD Completes Training Exercises

Tuesday, May 23, 2017  On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 twenty-five CFD members including all three chiefs participated in SCBA, air consumption, and rapid intervention team training. Firefighters maneuvered through obstacles that simulated confined spaces and other hazardous structure fire conditions.

     



 

4 CFD Members Attend National Fire Academy

Sunday, May 21, 2017  Four CFD members, (from left) Captain Roger Bell, Devin Bell, Fire Police Captain/Safety Officer Robin Valeri, and Jeff Griswold, attended the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland May 19-21, 2017. Roger, Devin, and Jeff completed Decision Making for Initial Company Operations and Robin completed Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention. Each sixteen hour class fulfills New York State Fire Academy training standards.

   


 

CFD Responds to Fire

Saturday, May 20, 2017  On Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 16:43, CFD was dispatched to a fire at Empire Cheese on State Route 305 South. Fifteen CFD members responded including Cuba 50 and 502 as well as Cuba 1. Cuba PD was also dispatched to the location. Crews extinguished a fire in a mulch pile near the whey plant. No injuries were reported and all units were back in service by 17:30.

     



 

Easter Bunny & Sparky Visit CFD

Wednesday, May 17, 2017  Friday, April 14, 2017 the Easter Bunny and Sparky the Fire Dog made a visit to CFD for area children and their families. CFD personnel were on hand to distribute fire prevention and safety materials in addition to Easter treats. 

     



 

Statewide Burn Ban Lifted

Tuesday, May 16, 2017  The New York State annual Spring Burn Ban has been lifted. Please remember open burning of trash is prohibited in New York State at all times. Burning of household trash releases dangerous compounds including arsenic, carbon monoxide, benzene, styrene, formaldehyde, lead, hydrogen cyanide, and dioxin, among others.
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

   


 

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. 



   


 

CFD Responds to Structure Fire for Mutual Aid

Photo Courtesy of the Wellsville Daily Reporter

Photo Courtesy of the Wellsville Daily
      Reporter

Friday, May 12, 2017  At 11:08, CFD was dispatched for mutual aid assistance to a structure fire with possible explosions at a residence on County Road 20 East in Friendship. Nineteen CFD members responded including Cuba 501 and 502 as well as Cuba 3, 6, and 7. Crews assisted with extinguishing and overhauling the fire. In addition to Friendship Fire Department, Friendship Ambulance, and CFD, other agencies on location included Angelica Fire, Belmont Fire, Clarksville Fire, AL-51, DC-2, DC-3, the Allegany County Fire Investigation Team, and Friendship Police. New Hudson Fire also established a standby crew in Friendship and Hinsdale Fire established a standby crew in Cuba. A resident was evaluated by EMS personnel but no injuries were reported. All CFD units were back in service 01:45. 

Photo courtesy of the Wellsville Daily Reporter.



   


 

In Memory of Don Lopes

In Memory of Don Lopes 1944-2017

In Memory of Don Lopes 1944-2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017  At this time, CFD extends its condolences to the family and friends of Donald W. Lopes of Cuba who passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Don was a lifetime member of Cuba Fire Department and held positions as a former Chief, President, and Dairy Week Parade Chairman. Don also served as Allegany County District Coordinator 2 (DC-2) organizing multi-department emergency service endeavors in the district 2 regions of Cuba, New Hudson, Clarksville, and Friendship. 

Friends and family may gather at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., 9 Bull St., Cuba, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (May 12, 2017), and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday (May 13, 2017), at which time memories of Don will be shared. Funeral honors will be accorded by members of Cuba Fire Department at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Burial will be in Cuba Cemetery in Cuba.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cuba Fire Department, P.O. Box 84, Cuba, NY 14727, the Cuba Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit, 140 W. Main St., Cuba, NY 14727, or to the Cuba Cemetery, 17 Maple St., Cuba, NY 14727.

Don's full obituary is available through the following link

Online condolences may be sent to rinkerfuneralhome.com.

   


 

National Arson Awareness Week

Sunday, May 7, 2017  May 7-13, 2017 is National Arson Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “Arson Prevention at Houses of Worship.” Sadly, varying dynamics such as opposing philosophical agendas or attempts to harm the communities within which such structures reside make houses of worship a common target for arsonists.

A free webinar, Improving Fire Safety and Arson Awareness for Faith-based and Community Organizations, will be Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 2-3pm Eastern sponsored by the U.S. Fire Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

The webinar will highlight resources and practices that can help community organizations and houses of worship improve fire safety and arson awareness collaborations with the first responder community. You will learn about:
•Common motives associated with arson
•Strategies you can use to prevent arson and fire-related damage
•Resources from federal, state and local governments that contribute to positive relationships between the faith community and first responders


To register for the free webinar, please visit the following link

For more information on this year's arson awareness campaign visit the U.S. Fire Administration online. 




   


 
 
 

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