DRIVER TRAINING COMPETENCY COURSE
The Kirkville Fire Company periodically sets up a driver competency course to allow our apparatus driver/operators to practice their vehicle maneuvering skills. Personnel operate our Engines and Squad vehicles through several obstacles in forward and reverse to increase their confidence in vehicle handling, turning within narrow limits, backing, mirror usage and more.
Click the image for a larger PDF view
EAGLE SCOUT AWARD CEREMONY
Boy Scout Eagle Scout award ceremony for Jake Barker, son of FF Jeff Barker was held on Friday, August 15, 2014. FF Jeff Barker, Scoutmaster of Kirkville Troop 210 took charge of the ceremony. Chaplain Bruce Foster, presented the "Eagle Charge". Less than "two percent" of all scouts in the United States reach the Eagle rank. The Kirkville Fire Company is proud of our longstanding support of Troop 210 and we extend our congratulations to Jake on this achievement. Pictured (l-r) Captain Shawn Foster, Chaplain Bruce Foster, Eagle Scout Jake Barker, FF Jeff Barker.
RAIL SAFETY FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS
On July 21, 2014, Kirkville members along with fire/rescue personnel from Fayetteville, Manlius and Minoa attended a rail safety class presented by Operation Lifesaver. Topics included safety issues, on-scene dangers, types of rail equipment, train consist documents and more. Operation Lifesaver's website contains valuable information on the dangers of railroad crossings and staying clear of railroad property. Click here for more information.
APARTMENT FIRE - MUTUAL AID TO NORTH CHITTENANGO
At 0848 on July 6, 2014, Kirkville RP-4 was requested to assist on a working apartment fire at 7376 Wheeler Road in the North Chittenango Fire District. Kirkville RP-4 responded with a 4-person crew and assisted with fire suppression, remaining on scene for approximately four hours. Additional mutual aid departments included Chittenango, Bridgeport, Canastota, South Bay, Cazenovia, EAVES Ambulance, Rural Metro EMS and others.
FF John Hart operating from Chittenango's aerial ladder
Lt. Thomas Hart in the foreground of a working apartment fire at 7376 Wheeler Road
CONGRATULATIONS TO FF BAUER
Just one day after graduating from East Syracuse-Minoa High School, FF Brandon Bauer also received his certificate and graduated from Firefighter 1 training. Brandon is pictured above at his final live burn training evolution at the Clay training facility. Congratulations Brandon!
AUTO EXTRICATION TRAINING
Our June 2014 training drills have focused on automobile extrication including vehicle stabilization methods, patient stabilization, emergency medical treatment and safe removal of patients from the automobile after an accident.
MINOA FIELD DAYS PARADE
The following members accompanied Engine 3 and Squad 2 in Minoa's Field Day Parade on May 31, 2014
Captain S.Foster, RAM Member D. Corcoran, FF Relf, and FF/EMT B. Foster (not shown). Also pictured are Ella Foster, Haley Foster, and Nevaeh Foster.
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Back row: Captain S.Foster, FF J. Hart, RAM Member Stanley, FF Bauer, FF T. Hart. Front Row: Haley Foster, Ella Foster, Nevaeh Foster. Not shown: Chaplain B. Foster
IS THERE A FIRE IN YOU?
We are currently recruiting new members so if you have been thinking about volunteering, take the leap and find out more! Please call 315-656-3093, email Admin@kirkvillefire.com
or stop by on Monday nights between 7-9 pm to discuss how you can help out and what you can expect to experience as a member of Kirkville Fire/Rescue. Please take the time to view the video below, presented by the Fireman's Association of the State of New York (FASNY).
VEHICLE ROLLOVER WITH ENTRAPMENT
On March 26, 2014 at 21:22, Kirkville Rescue and Minoa Ambulance were alerted for a vehicle rollover with entrapment at 6420 Kirkville Road North. Kirkville Car 2 (Bell) was first on scene along with Kirkville EMT's S. Foster and B. Foster who began immediate patient assessment and treatment. Rescue Pumper 4 and Squad 2 arrived next and utilized wedges, stabilization jacks and straps to stabilize the vehicle which was on its side with its roof pinned against a parked vehicle. An additional ambulance was called from Fayetteville at 21:35. Hydraulic cutters were used to remove the exposed doors and "B" pillar allowing crews to extricate the patient.
CHAPLAIN BRUCE FOSTER
Approximately 120 boy scouts, including many from Kirkville Fire Company-sponsored Troop 210, had the opportunity to camp overnight in the 6th floor conference center at DestiNY USA on March 23, 2014. Pictured here with the group is our own Chaplain Bruce Foster who provided the Sunday morning church service for the participants. In addition to his Chaplain duties, Bruce also serves the Fire Company as a New York State certified EMT-B as well as an active firefighter.
LONGTIME MEMBER AND PAST COMMISSIONER JIM PARIS
As published in the Syracuse Post Standard, 1/30/2014
James H. Paris, 82, of Kirkville, passed away Sunday at James Square Health & Rehabilitation Centre after a long illness. Born in Syracuse, Mr. Paris was a resident of Kirkville for many years. He was a graduate of Minoa Schools as well as St. Louis University. Mr. Paris retired from Frasier & Fassler where he worked as a HVAC designer until his retirement. A lifetime member of the Kirkville Fire Company, Mr. Paris served as a District Fire Commissioner for many years. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Minoa and enjoyed golfing, bowling and deep sea fishing in his leisure time. In 2003, he proudly received the Citizen of the Year award from the Kirkville community. Mr. Paris was predeceased by his wife, Jeanette in 2007 and his son, James Steven in 2005. Surviving are his six daughters, Sister Frances James (Gail Ann) Paris of Syracuse, Claudette Marie Paris of NC, Joyce Lynn (George) Fuller of North Syracuse, Betty Louise (Harry) Paris of Orwell, Sue Christine Ouellette of Cicero, and Barbara Nancy Paris of NC; many grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Church, Minoa. Private burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Minoa. Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at G.F. Zimmer Funeral Home, 702 Legion Dr., Chittenango. Contributions may be made to the Kirkville Fire Company, P.O. Box 6, Kirkville, NY 13082. G.F. Zimmer F.H. Chittenango 687-3366
LIVE BURN TRAINING - CLAY FIRE TOWER
On November 18, 2013, members of the Kirkville Fire Company participated in live burn training at the Clay Fire Training Center. For more photos click here.
VETERAN'S MEMORIAL STONE DEDICATED
The Kirkville Fire Company joined the Kirkville Venture Crew in dedicating a Veteran's Memorial stone in the Kirkville Cemetery. The Kirkville Cemetery is the final resting place of our Past Chief Stan Nash who served with the United States Marine Corps, along with many of our founding members. Pictured at the dedication ceremony are front row: FF Mike Recor (US Marine Corps veteran), FF Wayne Barkauskas, FF Jeff Barker (US Navy veteran), Capt. Shawn Foster; back row: FF Ed Visser, Chief Jeff Zacharias. To see more photos, click here
SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS (SCBA) UPGRADES
With the help of a grant from the Department of Homeland Security, Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, Kirkville Fire Company has been able to upgrade our old and obsolete SCBA units and compressor filling station. The new equipment, now in service, is fully NFPA-compliant and is a major upgrade to personnel safety and our overall efficiency on the fireground. To read more about the grant click here
Thanks to Mueller Farms for their help in upgrading the landscaping in front of the firehouse. Much Appreciated!
The Kirkville Fire Company welcomes you to its website. We are one of four fire departments serving the Town of Manlius in Onondaga County, just east of Syracuse, New York. We are 100% volunteer and provide fire suppression, rescue and EMS first responder service. Our 30 dedicated members operate a Rescue Pumper, an Engine, a light rescue unit and several support vehicles out of one station. We hope you enjoy learning more about what we do in the community. Please feel free to contact us with questions or comments.
CAN WE FIND YOU?
OUR NEW HOUSE NUMBER SIGNS ARE SHOWING UP ALL OVER TOWN!
If your house number is not clearly legible, we may have trouble finding you in the event of an emergency call, especially at night or in inclement weather. The Kirkville Fire Company is now selling house number signs that are legible, reflective, visible from either direction, and mountable on the appropriate side of the street (particularly important if your mailbox is across the street). We encourage all Kirkville Fire District residents to purchase one of these signs for $20 including mounting post. We'll even install it for you! If you're interested in purchasing one of these signs for your home or business, and you are located within our Fire District (click here to check), then please send us an email to AddressSigns@kirkvillefire.com
Non-District residents: If you don't live in our Fire District, you can still purchase the exact model signs we're using directly from our supplier by clicking here . We recommend 4" numerals on a green sign panel. Please note that posts are not provided for orders placed through the sign company.
Click here to see our recent news story on WSYR-TV
Proud sponsor of