Cuba Fire Department Inc

CFD to Host Halloween Watch

Halloween Watch Mon., Oct. 31, 2016

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

CFD Harvest Dinner

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. 

  • Adults: $8.00
  • Seniors: $7.50
Dine in or take out! 



Hydrant Flushing Scheduled in Cuba Village

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 Cuba
17 East Main St. 
Cuba, NY 14727



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



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