Thursday, November 24, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving from CFD! We wish you and your family and safe and happy holiday. We are thankful for all first responders--police, fire, and EMS--for your dedication to our communities!
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
CFD Homemade Pie SaleWed., Nov. 23, 2016 from 9am-5pm at the A. A. Arnold Community Center/rear of Cuba Fire Hall$10 each for 9" diameter pies
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, twenty CFD members including all three chiefs participated in monthly training exercises organized by training officer Clement at Firemen's Park. Topics covered included automobile extrication, building search methods, and fire suppression techniques. Cuba 1, 6, and 9 were also on location.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Please remember as we get snow this winter season to try and keep fire hydrants accessible to emergency personnel. Maintaining a three foot diameter around the hydrant is ideal for maneuvering fire equipment in an emergency. Stay safe this winter and enjoy the snow!
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Thanksgiving is right around the corner!Share these fire safety resources to help families enjoy a safe holiday.As you plan your Thanksgiving menu don’t forget about fire safety.Did you know Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires? The number of home fires double on Thanksgiving. So, let’s add a pinch of fire safety to the menu.Keep these safety tips in mind as you prepare your meal.Turkey:If you are roasting your turkey, make sure you set a timer. This way, you won’t forget about the bird as you watch the parade or football.If you are frying your turkey,Use a fryer with thermostat controls. This will ensure the oil does not become over heated.Thaw your turkey completely. Ice on the bird will cause the oil to splatter.Don’t overfill the pot with oil. If you do, the oil will overflow when you add the turkey causing a fire hazard.Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the fryer.Also, always use the fryer outdoors.Stuffing and Potatoes:Stand by your stove when you are boiling your potatoes or frying onions for stuffing. It is best to stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling or broiling. If you are in the kitchen, it is easier to catch spills or hazardous conditions before they become a fire.Vegetables:Keep the area around the stove clear of packaging, paper towels, and dish cloths; anything that can burn.Be sure to clean up any spills as they happen.Be prepared. Keep a large pan lid or baking sheet handy in case you need to smother a pan fire.Turn pot handles towards the back of the stove so you don’t bump them.By following these safety tips, you will have a delicious and fire safe Thanksgiving. Let the firefighters have dinner with their families, not yours.Join the Fight!Have you joined Fire is Everyone's Fight?Fire is Everyone's Fight is a a national initiative to unite the fire service, life safety organizations and professionals in an effort to reduce home fire injuries, deaths and property loss. The goal is to change how people think about fire and fire prevention.Join the Fight and use the materials to educate your communities about the importance of fire prevention.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Cuba Fire Department's Sportsman Raffle and Ham & Turkey Party: Sat., Nov. 19, 2016 from 7-10 pm at the Cuba Fire Hall, 51 East Main Street, Cuba NY. Tickets are $10 and available now from any CFD member or the Cuba NY Chamber of Commerce (open Mon.-Fri. from 10am-2pm at 5 West Main St., Cuba, NY). Get yours for a chance to enjoy:Penny Auction: Henry Golden Boy 22, Chinese Auction, Door Prizes, 50/50s, Hams, Turkeys, Steaks, Booze, $50 Bills, Beer, Free Popcorn, Hot Dogs--$1, Soda--$1or a chance to win:
Friday, November 18, 2016
Four CFD members, Jonas Perry, Jeff Griswold, Dominic Cassata, and Shannon Appleby, completed Apparatus Operator - Pump in Allentown with NYS Fire Instructor Dave Jennings. This 24-hour course offers knowledge and skills essential to pump operation. Based on objectives from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator, this course includes responsibilities of pump operators, hydraulics and friction loss, pump controls and accessories, fire streams, pumper practices, pumping from draft and pump evolutions, and using the fire pump at the fire hydrant. Demonstrations and practice sessions are included.
Friday, November 18, 2016
On Friday, November 18, 2016 at 13:32, CFD was dispatched to the North Shore of Cuba Lake for a water rescue. Ten CFD members responded including Cuba 502 as well as Cuba 6 and Cuba 9. Cuba 801 and Cuba PD were also dispatched to the location. Cuba 502 had initially requested Cuba's Rescue 100 boat to the scene but recalled it before it responded. Crews established traffic control and assisted an adult from an extremely muddy location utilizing an ice rescue sled, ropes, and a roof ladder. The male was evaluated by Cuba EMS personnel and no injuries were reported. All CFD units were back in service by 14:15. We would like to thank New Hudson Fire Company personnel who also assisted on scene.On Friday, November 18, 2016 at 14:40, CFD was dispatched to State Route 305 North for a two-car motor vehicle accident with air bag deployment. Fifteen CFD members responded including Cuba 50 and 502 as well as Cuba 6. Cuba 801 and Cuba PD were also dispatched to the location. Crews assisted with traffic control and helped remove debris from the roadway. Vehicle occupants were evaluated by Cuba EMS personnel and no injuries were reported. Econo Automotive was also on location for towing services. All CFD units were back in service by 15:30.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Happy Veterans Day from CFD! Thank you, veterans, for your dedicated service to our country.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Cuba Fire Department and Sparky the Fire Dog honored seven
year old Alex Porterfield of Cuba at his home with an honorary department
membership ceremony on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Alex lives with a number of
intestinal and digestive related ailments, a metabolic disorder and
eosiniphilic disorder, causing his dependence on constant medical intervention.
Alex spends approximately twenty hours each day hooked up to medical devices. Alex is no stranger to bravery as he toils with things most of us take for granted each
day. We are very proud to call him a Little Smoke Eater.
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