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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. 




   


 

CFD Members Attend FDIC

Monday, May 1, 2017  Two CFD members, 2nd Lieutenant Jonas Perry (left) and Dominic Cassata (right), attended FDIC (Fire Department Instructors Conference) training in Indianapolis, Indiana spanning from April 25-April 29. With over 32,000 attendees from over 59 countries around the world, FDIC is among the most renowned firefighting training conferences.

CFD members studied a variety of topics over the course of their stay including Fires in Small Houses & Mobile Homes, Meth Lab Fires, Rural Water Movement Operations, Search Techniques, Large Truck Extrication, Attic and Void Space Fires, and many others.



   


 

May is National Electrical Safety Month

Monday, May 1, 2017  May is National Electrical Safety Month!

According to recent NFPA reports, U.S. fire departments respond to an estimated average of 45,210 residential structure fires caused by electrical problems each year. This number is in addition to the number of commercial fires caused by similar electrical hazards.

Unfortunately, such fires have cause around 420 civilian deaths, 1,370 civilian injuries, and $1.4 billion in property damage annually.

*Limit excessive extension cord use and inspect all cords for breaks in insulation or signs of electrical burn exposure. 
*Only use appliances and associated cords that are within power current regulation limits. 
*Only use light bulbs that are within the fixture's approved wattage rating. 
*Do not attempt to drag or cut wires from a downed power line. Stay at least 30 feet from the line and telephone 911. 
*Do not attempt to put water on a fire caused by power lines. Stay away from the fire and telephone 911. Professional utility company personnel can turn off power to the line and fire department personnel can then safely extinguish any associated fires. 
*Never swim near a marina or boat while it's running. Faulty wiring or the use of damaged cords or other devices can cause the surrounding water to become energized.




     



 

Storm Damage Hazards for CFD

Monday, May 1, 2017   On Monday, May 1, 2017 beginning at approximately 16:34, CFD was dispatched to fifteen reported hazards for trees and power lines down within the village and town. Thirty-five members responded including all three chiefs as well as Cuba 1, 3, 6, 9, and HM-6. Chiefs also requested Friendship Fire Department and Clarksville Volunteer Fire Company for assistance. In some areas, storm damage brought weakened trees, large limbs, and power poles down onto vehicles and houses. No injuries were reported and all CFD units were back in service by 21:00. 

     



 

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! 

   


 
 
 

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