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.
Halloween Watch Mon., Oct. 31, 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016
Cuba Fire Department will host the Halloween Watch Monday, October 31, 2016 from 6-8 pm at Cuba Fire Hall with Complimentary Apple Cider, Doughnuts, Glow Sticks, Truck Tours, & Fire Prevention Materials!
CFD Harvest Dinner
Saturday, October 29, 2016
CFD's Harvest Dinner: Sat., Oct. 29, 2016 from 4-7 pm at the A. A. Arnold Community Center (rear of the Cuba Fire Hall) 51 East Main Street, Cuba, NY.Featuring roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, cranberry sauce, vegetables, hot & cold beverages, & desserts.
Monday, October 24, 2016
The Cuba Village Department of Public Works will be flushing fire hydrants within the village beginning Monday, October 24 through approximately Wednesday, October 26, 2016.How can I found out when hydrants will be flushed?Hydrant flushing in the Village normally takes place the last consecutive Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday of April and October between the hours of 7:00 A.M. & 3:30 P.M. Further information regarding hydrant flushing can be obtained by calling 585-968-1560. Periodically, you will see Department of Public Works personnel releasing water from hydrants. Hydrant flushing is necessary to test the hydrants to make sure adequate flow and pressure is available and at the same time, provide valve stem lubrication. Flushing is also done to remove sediment from the valve seat area, and the pipes in order to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution pipes.Is my water safe to drink after flushing?Your water is safe to drink. Occasionally, water becomes discolored after hydrant flushing. If this happens, run your cold water tap for a few minutes until the water clears. If it doesn't clear the first time, wait a few minutes and run the water again. You may want to avoid washing clothes or running dishwashers until the water clears.Village of Cuba17 East Main St. Cuba, NY 14727585-968-1560cubany.org
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.
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.
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.
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