Cuba Fire Department Inc

Support CFD at the Cuba Garlic Festival

Saturday, September 17, 2016   Support Cuba Fire Department at the Cuba Garlic Festival featuring garlic chicken shish kabobs, hot dogs, hamburgers, American or Cuba cheeseburgers, assorted beverages

  • Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 from 10am-6pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 from 10am-5pm
  • $7 admission, $5 presale, 10 & under FREE   
Empire City Farms: 105 South St./State Route 305, Cuba, NY 



CFD Wishes You a Happy Patriot Day

Happy Patriot Day from CFD

Happy Patriot Day from CFD

Sunday, September 11, 2016  Cuba Fire Department wishes everyone a Happy Patriot Day. Take time to thank our first responders for their dedicated service to our local communities.



Allegany County Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Saturday, September 10, 2016  The Allegany County Department of Public Works is announcing their 17th annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day to be held September 10, 2016. The collection will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the County Landfill in Belmont.Some of the items accepted include oil based paints, insecticides, poisons, pesticides, solvents and pool chemicals.
Pre-registration is required and only Allegany County residents can participate. Common household products with warning labels that read danger, poison and caution are considered potentially hazardous and should not be casually thrown in the garbage.
For questions on household hazardous materials or to register
for this year's event give Tim Palmiter a call at 585-268-7282 or email

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CFD Assists Cuba Ambulance

Saturday, September 3, 2016  On Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 13:05, CFD was dispatched to assist Cuba Ambulance with a dirt bike accident on Dekay Road in the town of Cuba. Thirteen members responded including Cuba 502 as well we Cuba 6. Crews assisted removing a patient from a wooded area. Cuba PD and New Hudson Fire were also on location. A patient was transported to Olean General Hospital and no other injuries were reported. All CFD units reported back in service around 14:00.



CFD Responds to Structure Fire

Friday, September 2, 2016 15:21 Friday, September 02, 2016 at 15:21, CFD was dispatched to a working structure fire on Dekay Road in the town of Cuba. Twenty–seven members responded including all three chiefs as well as Cuba 1, 3, 6, and 7. Crews provided fire suppression and overhaul. Due to being on the edge of CFD’s response area, New Hudson Fire was requested for a full response. Other departments and units on scene included Clarksville Fire, Friendship Fire and Ambulance, Belfast Fire and Ambulance, Cuba Ambulance, FAST Team 1, DC2, FI5, DC1, and Cuba PD. Hinsdale Fire remained on standby in Cuba. One firefighter sustained a head injury, but was treated at the scene and released. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and no other injuries were reported.  All CFD units where back in service at 19:30.



CFD Responds to MVA

Thursday, August 25, 2016  At 18:55 CFD was dispatched to a two car rear-end motor vehicle accident on State Route 305 North. Twenty-five members responded including Cuba 501 and 502 as well as Cuba 1, 6, 7, and 9. Crews established traffic control, mitigated motor fluid spills, and assisted EMS crews on scene. Other units on location included Cuba PD, Cuba 8, and Cuba 801. Friendship Ambulance remained on standby in Cuba and Econo Automotive assisted with towing services. One vehicle operator was transported to Olean General Hospital. No other injuries were reported and all CFD units reported back in service around 20:00. 



CFD Wins Allegany County Fireman's Convention

Saturday, July 16, 2016  Cuba Fire Department won the 2016 Allegany County Volunteer Fireman's Convention hosted by Allentown Fire Department. CFD proudly took home the following awards:

  • Revolving Trophy- Overall Convention Champion,
  • 1st place truck rodeo,
  • 1st place fire prevention book,
  • parade- most men in line, 
  • 2nd place highest percentage men in line,
  • firematics- overall 1st place
  • 1st place fire supression,
  • 3rd place maze/victim retrieval 
This is the third consecutive year Cuba has won the overall convention trophy. We wish to thank to all of the members and their families for their participation and hard work as well as Allentown Fire Department for hosting this year's event. 



Steady Activity for CFD

Wednesday, July 13, 2016  At 12:46, CFD was dispatched to a reported vehicle fire on State Route 305 North. Twenty-six CFD members responded including all three chiefs as well as Cuba 1 and Cuba 6. Units arrived on location reporting an unoccupied sedan fully involved on the side of the road. Crews utilized 1.75" hose to extinguish the blaze. New Hudson Fire was requested to assist with traffic control and shutting down State Route 305. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Other units and agencies on location included Cuba Ambulance, Cuba PD, FI-5, and NYS DOT. Four Seasons Auto Body was also on location for towing services. All CFD units were back in service by 13:45.
At 14:52 the same afternoon, CFD was dispatched to a reported electrical hazard on Elm Street in the village of Cuba. Ten CFD members responded as well as Cuba 50. Cuba 50 reported a tractor trailer had ripped large diameter telephone wires approximately 100 yards in length blocking driveways and parking lot entrances. Utility services were contacted, all hazards were secured, and no injuries were reported. All CFD units were back in service by 15:20.



CFD Members Receive Awards

Tuesday, July 5, 2016  At the July monthly membership meeting, Cuba Fire Department’s John Riley (pictured left) was recognized for over 50 years of service to the department. CFD Life member Larry Dye was honored to present the award to Mr. Riley, a devoted past President and past Fireman of the Year.
Cuba Fire Department’s Gary Pratt (pictured right) was recognized as the 2016 Fireman of the Year for his service and dedication as a current active member for 49 years. CFD 2015 Fireman of the Year Kevin Nutt was honored to present Mr. Pratt with this award, which also brings recognition to the 40 year anniversary of when Adin Pratt, Gary’s father, also received the first annual Fireman of the Year Award in 1976. Not only has Gary demonstrated endless dedication and commitment to department fire incidents, fundraisers, and functions, but Gary also continues his father’s work as caretaker of the Sanford Engine, the department's prized antique apparatus. 
Congratulations to Gary and John!



CFD Responds to Structure Fire

Monday, July 4, 2016  At 22:56, CFD was dispatched for mutual aid assistance to a structure fire at a residence on State Route 446 in the town of Hinsdale. Twenty CFD members responded including all three chiefs as well as Cuba 1, 7, and 9. Cuba 502 arrived on location reporting a working house fire on a wood-framed structure. Crews established a water supply at the scene, assisted with fire suppression and overhaul, and used an aerial waterway. Units/agencies on location included Clarksville Fire, New Hudson Fire, Hinsdale Fire and Ambulance, Allegany Fire, Westons Mills Fire, Town of Olean Fire, Portville Fire, Ischua Fire, Cattaraugus County Sheriff, Cattaraugus County District 4 FAST Team, Cattaraugus County Fire Investigators-CATTFIT, Cattaraugus County District Coordinator 4, and Allegany County District Coordinator 2. For Allegany County, Friendship Fire assembled a crew to standby in Cuba, Belfast had a crew in New Hudson, and Bolivar had a crew in Westons Mills. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still pending investigation. All CFD units reported back in service by 02:15 the next morning.




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