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Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

 

 

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Our department is asking you to please follow these precautions during the COVID-19 outbreak.

If you are quarantined (mandatory or self imposed) in your home due to possible or confirmed COVID-19 exposure, PLEASE notify 911 when you call and advise the dispatcher. We also ask that you place a sign/note on your front door to alert our firefighters to take infection-prevention precautions before entering your home or business.

We need to protect our crews so that they will be able to continue to meet the emergency needs of the community. Elsewhere, there have been entire fire companies quarantined after they have responded to quarantined homes and were not alerted before entering. Those first responders are now unavailable to help anyone for at least 14 days.

In our department we cannot afford to have this happen and being VOLUNTEER we do not want to have to take it home to our families.

Thank you for your understanding…

 

 

Posted on 22 March 2020 | 4:38 pm by Broadalbin Fire


Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company

STRUCTURE FIRE

 

Sunday, March 1, 2020 (10:45 am): STRUCTURE FIRE – The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company responded to a structure fire on North Second Avenue in the Village of Broadalbin. Upon arrival fire and heavy smoke was visible.

The Perth Volunteer Fire Company and Mayfield Fire Department both responded to the scene. Hagaman had a truck on standby at the Broadalbin firehouse.

A quick interior and exterior attack knocked down the fire. Firefighters gained access to the walls and used a thermal imaging device to find hot spots and check for extension.

GAVAC, Fulton County Fire Coordinators, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, National Grid and Red Cross also responded.

 

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Posted on 4 March 2020 | 5:40 am by Broadalbin Fire


Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company

AFTER THE FIRE

 

On Sunday, March 1st, 2020, the Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company responded to a structure fire in the village. The Perth Volunteer Fire Company and Mayfield Fire Department were both called to the scene, along with other agencies.

Once the work of putting out a fire is completed, more work is necessary.

After the fire was extinguished, firefighters returned to the firehouse, where they cleaned, reloaded and changed their equipment to prepare for the next call. The Hagaman Volunteer Fire Department was on standby at the Broadalbin firehouse. After the fire, Hagaman members assisted BKFC members.

After use, fire hoses need to be cleaned and hung to dry, because standing water that remains in a hose for a long time can deteriorate the material and render it unreliable or unusable. Fire apparatus is washed, equipment must be cleansed of carcinogens and other contaminants, and SCBA (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus) air tanks must be refilled. The SCBA are checked over to be sure all systems are operational before being placed back in service. Going into a fire or an immediately dangerous to life atmosphere without first checking your SCBA is like jumping from a plane without checking your parachute. Safety first.

The process of refurbishing for the next incident is just another part of required training.

 

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Posted on 4 March 2020 | 5:35 am by Broadalbin Fire


Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company

KEY FINDINGS: The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) claims there are an estimated 1,115,000 career and volunteer firefighters in the United States. Of the total number of firefighters 370,000 (33%) were career firefighters and 745,000 (67%) were volunteer firefighters.

 

 

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Posted on 2 March 2020 | 12:31 am by Broadalbin Fire


Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company

JOIN THE BROADALBIN-KENNYETTO FIRE COMPANY

Call 518-883-3611 -OR- inquire at the firehouse, 14 Pine Street, Broadalbin, NY on Monday nights after 6:30 p.m.

 

 

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Posted on 4 February 2020 | 8:09 pm by Broadalbin Fire


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Posted on 16 December 2017 | 12:26 am by Broadalbin Fire


Auxiliary

Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Auxiliary Members

2020 Broadalbin – Kennyetto Fire Company Auxiliary Members

President – Wendy Hayes
Vice President – Sheri Davis
Secretary – Dennice Davis
Treasurer – Mary Zayicek

Members:
Andrea Davis

Dennice Davis

Sheri Davis

Wendy Hayes

Betty Levendusky

Joann Myers

Carol Phillis

Lolalynn Robinson

Megan Sherman

Michelle Simonds

Carol Volpe

Deb Wells

Mary Zayicek

Susan Zurlo

 

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Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company

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