Cuba Fire Department Inc

CFD Responds to Multiple Flooding Related Calls

Thursday, October 20, 2016  Beginning Thursday, October 20, 2016, CFD responded to ten calls to service for flooding within its response district over the course of a few days. Areas affected included NY State Route 446, State Route 305, and Center Street in the village. Various residences were provided assistance with water removal and State Route 446 remained closed to traffic for at least eight hours due to flooding hazards. 



CFD Members Complete Pump Operations Training

Tuesday, October 18, 2016  On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at least fifteen CFD members including all three Cuba chiefs completed pump operations training at Cuba Lake with Cuba 1 and Cuba 3. Personnel worked on drafting, handline and master stream usage, and supply operations. 



CFD Participates in Fire Prevention Demonstrations

Thursday, October 13, 2016  Cuba Fire Department, Clarksville Volunteer Fire Company, New Hudson Fire Company, and Rushford Fire Department participated in fire prevention demonstrations Tuesday, October 11 and Thursday, October 13 in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week 2016. On Tuesday, the CRCS kindergarten classes took a trip to Cuba's fire hall for tours of the trucks and station. On Thursday, at least one apparatus from each department was available for tours and representatives organized an assembly for grades pre-K through 5th at Cuba-Rushford Elementary School. Students were provided fire prevention materials and had a visit with Sparky the Fire Dog. 



CFD to Participate in Fire Prevention Week

Thursday, October 13, 2016  As part of National Fire Prevention Week, Sunday, October 9 through Saturday, October 15, 2016, CFD, New Hudson Fire Company, and Rushford Fire Department will be conducting demonstrations at Cuba-Rushford Elementary School on Thursday, October 13. CFD encourages parents, caregivers, educators, and community members to always promote fire safety practices and to maintain fire safety awareness all year long—not just during Fire Prevention Week. This year's theme is "Don't Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years."

Are you interested in having a demonstration for your organization? Contact any CFD member to assist you further with arranging a fire prevention demonstration.

Join Sparky the Fire Dog in fire prevention education! Teachers and parents may visit both and for information on free e-books, fire safety apps, e-cards, music videos, and interactive math and phonics games and activities that promote fire safety. Activities are available for ages pre-k through fifth grade. Also, sign up for the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA’s) public education newsletter “Safety Source” which provides the latest information on activities, fire statistics, trends, education tips, and more.

CFD wishes you and your family a safe and happy Fire Prevention Week.



CFD Hosts Smokey Sunday Training

Sunday, October 9, 2016  CFD hosted its annual Smokey Sunday Training October 9, 2016 at Firemen's Park beginning at 8 a.m. Approximately seventy-five firefighters were in attendance representing Cuba and other local departments including Scio, New Hudson, Hinsdale, Rushford, Friendship, and Clarksville. Live fire and automobile extrication training was featured as well as vendors for First Out Rescue and First Due Fire Equipment. CFD would like to thank local departments for their participation and Cuba Ambulance for assembling a crew for standby. 



Fallen Firefighter Memorials

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Saturday, October 8, 2016  As part of National Fire Prevention Week, agencies reserve time to memorialize fallen firefighters who have died in the line of duty.This weekend marks the 35th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend from Saturday, October 8 through Sunday, October 9, 2016. Every October, the Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Thousands attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

The 19th Annual New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the memorial site on the Empire State Plaza in Albany. This year's ceremony will honor eight firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty. For more information on New York State's Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony including the Memorial Wall list and location please visit the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services online.



CFD Members Complete Class

Friday, September 30, 2016  On Friday, September 30, 2016, six CFD members, Aaron Appleby, Devin Bell, Roger Bell, Jeff Griswold, Michael Pendleton, and Nick Sweet, completed the Truck Company Operations class with NYS Fire Instructor Dan Owens. This 24-hour course provides instruction for using ladder company equipment including operating ground ladders and incorporates duties and responsibilities of the ladder company, operating and maintaining specialized tools, ventilation, forcible entry, search, and building construction. Students worked at an acquired structure in Ischua performing exercises relevant to classroom topics. 

Photos courtesy of Clarksville Volunteer Fire Company



CFD's Sanford Engine Featured in Fireball Run

Sunday, September 25, 2016  Cuba Fire Department's antique apparatus, the Sanford Engine, was featured in the Cuba stop of the Fireball Run Adventurally Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. Fireball Run teams are assigned a child missing from their home of origin and they are provided 1,000 missing child flyers to distribute along the 2,000 mile journey. This campaign has aided in the recovery of 44 missing children. For more information on the Fireball Run, visit

Featured is a video by Williamson Photography of Cuba capturing this year's stop. More photos are also available via CFD's Facebook page


Cuba, NY Fireball Run


CFD Members Complete 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb

Thursday, September 22, 2016  On Sunday, September 18, 2016, six CFD members, (Devin Bell, Dominic Cassata, Seth Dunning, Thomas Feneran, Tate Joseph, and Robin Valeri), commuted from Cuba, NY to complete the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb in Binghamton, NY to honor the first responders who lost their lives at the World Trader Center Towers in New York City on September 11, 2001. At least three hundred forty-three FDNY firefighters, seventy-one law enforcement officers, and thirty-seven Port Authority officers died from the events that ensued that day. CFD members climbed 110 stories of stairs, the number of floors in each tower, to honor these first responders and to promote 9-11 memorial efforts.

For more information on the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb including how to search and register for an event near you visit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation online. 



CFD Responds to Flash Flooding

Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:34 On Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 12:34 a.m., CFD was dispatched initially for a cellar pumping detail at a residence on Prospect Street. Thirty-four CFD members responded including Cuba 501 and 502. While on location, CFD was then dispatched to a possible water rescue on County Road 20 in the town where it was reported that two people were trapped inside of a camper due to high flooding. Chiefs on scene requested swift water rescue teams from Cattaraugus County including Westons Mills Fire Department and Allegany Fire Department.

Concurrently, CFD was also advised of multiple roadways and homes enduring extensive flooding damage. A number of mutual aid departments were then requested by chiefs to assist with evacuation procedures in areas such as Orchard, Mill, and West Main streets in the village and roadway shutdowns including County Road 20, both State Route 305 North and South, State Route 446, and a number of other town and village roadways. Units and agencies assisting at various locations included Cuba 1, 3, 6, 7, and 9, HM-6, Cuba 801, Friendship Fire, Clarksville Fire, Clarksville Ambulance, New Hudson Fire, Belfast Fire and Ambulance, Westons Mills Fire, Allegany Fire, Allegany County DC-2, Cuba PD, Town of Cuba Highway, Village of Cuba DPW, Allegany County Highway, and New York State Highway.

The two camper occupants on County Road 20 were successfully rescued and no injuries were reported during any of the incidents. 

The flash flooding generated 16 total calls for CFD personnel and the last CFD units did not report back in service until 2:45 p.m. later that afternoon.

Cuba Fire Department would like thank the American Red Cross for their timely response and service assisting residences and families that were affected by the flood damage. We would also like to thank our neighboring mutual aid departments for their continued assistance. 

Swift Water Rescue Team on County Road 20, Cuba

Swift Water Rescue Team on County Road
      20, Cuba

West Main Street, Cuba

West Main Street, Cuba


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