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
2014 LINE OFFICERS
Chief (Car 1) - Jeff Zacharias
1st Deputy Chief (Car 2) - Kevin Bell
2nd Deputy Chief (Car 3) - Don Zacharias
Captain - Shawn Foster
1st Lieutenant - Corey Wilson
2nd Lieutenant - Justin Zacharias
2014 ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS
President- Wayne Barkauskas
Vice President - Don Messenger
Treasurer - George Steinberger
Assistant Treasurer - Corey Wilson
Secretary - Jeff Barker
Assistant Secretary - Mike Recor
Trustee - James Gooley
Trustee - Bruce Foster
Trustee - Ed Visser
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
SIGNAL 99 BARN FIRE, MUTUAL AID TO MANLIUS
On October 16, 2013 at 17:58, Kirkville Car 3 and Engine 3 responded mutual aid to Manlius on a Signal 99 barn fire at 171 West Seneca Street. Click here for the news story from WSYR-TV Channel 9.
TUNNEL TO TOWERS RUN 2013
Photo of FF Mike Recor representing the Kirkville Fire Company in the annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run in New York City. This year over 30,000 participants took part in the 12th annual run and walk in memory of those who were killed on September 11, 2001. Way to go, Mike!
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.
ACCIDENT VICTIM EXTRICATION TRAINING
In September 2012, eight Kirkville firefighters along with several personnel from East Syracuse, Dewitt, and other departments completed Accident Victim Extrication Training.
Practice cars in place prior to training
FF S. Foster and FF Steinberger prepare rescue stabilizer struts
FF S. Foster opening the roof with an air chisel
FF Wilson operating hydraulic cutters
Practice auto completely dismantled by class participants
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.
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