Cuba Fire Department Inc
 

CFD Completes Fire Prevention Demonstration

Tuesday, March 28, 2017  On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, CFD completed a fire prevention demonstration for local Cuba Girl Scouts troops at Cuba First Baptist Church. Fire extinguishers, emergency procedures including dialing 911, and home safety evacuation procedures were some of the topics covered. The girls also received fire prevention and safety materials. If you or someone you know is interested in a fire prevention and safety demonstration contact any CFD member to make arrangements. 

   


 

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. 

   


 

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.

   


 

Happy New Year from CFD

Sunday, January 1, 2017  Cuba Fire Department Wishes You a Safe & Happy New Year!

   


 

CFD Responds to MVA

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.

   


 
 
 

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