Saranac Lake Fire Department

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May 26
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2017 342
2016 293
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2014 331
2013 358
2012 281
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Thanksgiving Ball Tickets are available beginning today!

SLVFD News Room, October 01

We are certain all who attend our Thanksgiving Ball are going to have a great time. Take some time to get dressed up and enjoy your community, your firefighters, and the great music provided by the "New York Players"

Take a moment to enjoy the below video of the "New York Players" we are planning a big night. A historic SLVFD tradition, being hosted at the Historic Hotel Saranac.

Ticket price ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption SLVFD mourns the loss of Honor Roll Member and former Chief of Police, Donald K. Fina

SLVFD News Room, September 29

Donald K. Fina, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, and former Saranac Lake Chief of Police, died at the Adirondack Medical Center on September 27, 2023 at the age of 78 years old.

Donnie, as he was known, or “Chief,” whose love of local community, was only second to that of his family, resided for nearly five decades at Mountain Road, Saranac Lake. He was surrounded by love in his final ... (Full Story & Photos)


SLVFD News Room, September 24

The SLVFD traditional “Thanksgiving Ball” dates as far back as the 1890’s and was held continuously into the early 2000’s when it lost steam approximately when the Hotel Saranac was sold and had fallen into disrepair. The Hotel has long since been revitalized and we are excited to announce the “Ball is Back” and we are bringing it back in spectacular fashion, Big Band Style with “The New York Players”

You ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption SLVFD responds to apartment fire on Bloomingdale Avenue

SLVFD News Room, September 21

The SLVFD was dispatched at 7:13 PM on Wednesday September 20, 2023 to a report of a smoke condition and audible alarms going off at 82 Bloomingdale Ave.

Upon arrival it was discovered that a large garbage bag full of Laundry was on fire next to the building outside in the backyard of the structure.

The laundry bag was quickly extinguished and firefighters simultaneously checked the affected ... (Full Story & Photos)

SLVFD, SLVRS, and NYSDEC Rangers respond to Lake Clear Beach for overturned Canoe "Important Safety Message"

SLVFD News Room, August 14

The Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department Dive Rescue & Recovery Team was dispatched at 3:05 PM on Sunday August 13, 2023 to a report of an overturned canoe with two individuals in the water who were no longer visible on the surface to witnesses on the beach.

The SLVFD responded to the Lake Clear beach with Utility 146, Marine 1, and Heavy Rescue 147 with 14 members, including five divers. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo Credit: Captain Kevin Burns, NYSDEC
Photo Credit: Captain Kevin Burns, NYSDEC

SLVFD members pose in full dress uniforms for a department photo.
SLVFD members pose in full dress uniforms for a department photo.

SLVFD honors the fallen on Memorial Day

SLVFD News Room, May 29

"Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them." Franklin D. Roosevelt.

It is in that spirit that we take the time to pause and remember that freedom is not free and the importance of memorial day. We are honored to participate with our community in remembrance of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Your SLVFD took some time on Tuesday ... (Full Story & Photos)

SLVFD holds annual banquet, annual awards announced

SLVFD News Room, May 21

On Friday May 19th The SLVFD held its annual banquet at the Red Fox restaurant in Saranac Lake.

The annual banquet is a time for the volunteers to take just a little time away from the stressors associated with the daily lives of being first responders.

A key word in our titles is “volunteer” and we should take a moment to recognize that in addition to all the work these volunteers do for the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Chief Keough presents award to Andy McGill for achieving 50 years of service with the SLVFD.
Chief Keough presents award to Andy McGill for achieving 50 years of service with the SLVFD.

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SLVFD News Room, April 04

The SLVFD held its annual elections on April 4th 2023 and have selected it's officers for 2023-2024.

Congratulations to our new officers.

Chief, Brendan Keough

First Assistant Chief, Michael Knapp

Second Assistant Chief, Dominic Fontana

First Captain, Andrea Boon

Second Captain, Andrew Wright

First Lieutenant, Daryl Brier

Second Lieutenant, Nate Jones

Director (2 Year Term), Tim Donaldson ... (Full Story & Photos)

SLVFD Welcomes Probationary Firefighter Adam Mayville

SLVFD News Room, March 25

The SLVFD would like to welcome new member Adam Mayville. The SLVFD is excited to have him on board!

Adam is the purchasing agent at Trudeau Institute and has been in this position for four years. He has been an employee of Trudeau Institute for just under ten years. As the purchasing agent, he has to evaluate each supplier and consider their quality, availability, price, and reliability of their ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption SLVFD Welcomes Probationary Firefighter Dylan Gunther

SLVFD News Room, March 24

The SLVFD would like to welcome new probationary firefighter Dylan Gunther. The SLVFD is excited to have him with us!

Dylan works with the federal prison in the recreation department. He watches up to 400 inmates at a time! He enjoys the adrenaline rush that comes along with the job. He takes pride in his job and being in the position he is in to make sure that each and every staff member gets ... (Full Story & Photos)


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Adirondack Daily Enterprise "Year of the Floods"

Contributed by Village of Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau In Response to Major Flooding Incident April/May 2011
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