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Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Co.

28

MVA

45

Other

22

Fire

22

Mutual Aid

117

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MVA


Saturday, June 15, 2024 (7:10 pm): MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT - The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company was toned-out for a one-car Motor Vehicle Accident on Hoesville Road in the Town of Broadalbin. Units responded.


LifeNet was put on standby. BKFC Fire Police controlled traffic. Police also responded to the incident.


It was relayed from the scene that there were only minor injuries. Lake Valley EMS proceeded to the scene for patient evaluation. LifeNet was canceled.

Water Rescue


Saturday, June 15, 2024 (12:50 pm): WATER RESCUE - The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company was dispatched for a Water Rescue after a report of a pontoon boat taking on water off Woodside Road in the Town of Broadalbin. Units responded.


The Mayfield Fire Department and Northville Fire Department were also toned-out. The Edinburg Volunteer Fire Company was notified and NYS DEC responded directly with a boat.


It was determined that the vessel was not compromised and other responders were advised to disregard.

Fire Alarm


Tuesday, June 11, 2024 (10:11 am): FIRE ALARM ACTIVATION - The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company received a call for a fire alarm activation on State Highway 29 in the Town of Broadalbin.

The Perth Volunteer Fire Company was also dispatched per Automatic Mutual Aid.


A BKFC Incident Commander advised it was a false alarm and other units were held at the station.

Fire Alarm Activation


Sunday, June 9, 2024 (10:26 pm): FIRE ALARM ACTIVATION - The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company was toned-out for a fire alarm activation on Fritz Lane in the Town of Mayfield. Units responded.


Per Fulton County Fire Dispatch, a call was received indicating it was a cooking incident, but a response was not canceled. Responders continued to the scene.


A BKFC Incident Commander arrived and reported "nothing showing". All other responding units were advised to stand by at the station.

Fire Alarm


Monday, June 3, 2024 (1:30 pm): FIRE ALARM - The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company was toned-out for a fire alarm activation on County Highway 155 in the Town of Mayfield. The call came in stating "no smoke visible".

An Incident Commander on scene advised there was nothing showing and investigated. All other units remained at the station.

Mutual Aid Fire


Sunday, June 2, 2024 (2:01 pm): MUTUAL AID FIRE - The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company was called to provide Mutual Aid to the Perth Volunteer Fire Company for a utility trailer on fire near a shed on Midline Road in the Town of Perth. Units responded.


An on-scene Incident Commander advised the shed had ignited as well. Police, the Hagaman Volunteer Fire Department, and Lake Valley EMS also responded.

Hazard


Wednesday, May 29, 2024 (8:56 am): HAZARD - The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company was toned out for a tree down on the roadway blocking westbound traffic on State Highway 29 at Bellen Road in the Town of Mayfield. Units responded.

MVA


Tuesday, May 28, 2024 (2:35 pm): MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT - The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company was toned-out for a Motor Vehicle Accident on State Highway 29 at County Highway 106 (Black Street) in the Town of Mayfield. Units responded.


A BKFC Incident Commander on scene advised there was a large debris field to be cleared from the roadway. BKFC Fire Police were also summoned to the scene for traffic control. Police also responded to the incident.

Hazard


Monday, May 27, 2024 (11:16 am): HAZARD - The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company received a call a tree on powerlines causing sparking on Lakeview Road at County Highway 110 in the Town of Broadalbin. Units responded.

Hazard


Monday, May 27, 2024 (11:02 am): HAZARD - The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company was toned out for a tree down on wires on Broski Road at Bogden Road in the Town of Broadalbin. The call came in from Saratoga County Fire Dispatch. Units responded.

Mutual Aid Call


Friday, May 24, 2024 (5:40 pm): HAZARD - The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company was toned out, along with the Perth Volunteer Fire Company, for a tree down across the roadway on Sacandaga Road in the Town of Perth. 

A Perth Incident Commander advised Broadalbin to disregard the call.

Water Rescue


Friday, May 24, 2024 (11:09 am): WATER RESCUE - The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company was dispatched for a report of victims in the water due to an overturned watercraft on the Great Sacandaga Lake off the end of Teal Avenue, in the Town of Broadalbin. Units responded.


Police and Lake Valley EMS were also dispatched. The Fulton County Emergency Management also responded.

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Argo ATV Purchase

The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company recently took delivery of a new Argo. The 8-wheeled amphibious vehicle is a 2022 Aurora 950 SX Responder.

The unit is new, but a leftover from the '22 line. The benefit of buying a leftover was the fact that the fire company saved a considerable amount of money while still getting all of the benefits of the 2024 model. Powered by a 40hp Briggs and Stratton air-cooled motor, it is an improvement over the old Argo with a 20hp liquid-cooled motor. It also has a removable Stokes basket bracket plus many other upgrades.

The all-terrain vehicle also has, on order, a 75-gal. skid unit with a 60 GPM (gallons per minute) for brush fires. The BKFC 2005 Argo will remain in service for approximately the next 6-8 weeks while members train on the new one and have it outfitted with emergency lights, scene lights, and a mobile fire radio. The tracks on the old Argo are compatible with the new one which gives it the capability to travel in deep snow. With the tracks removed, the unit can then be used year-round for different types of incidents.

Once the new Argo is ready for service, the old Argo will be sold.

Additionally, the Walleye Challenge scheduled for Saturday, February 17th had to be canceled due to conditions on the Great Sacandaga Lake. Even though the ice was too thin to safely hold the event, it was assumed that some would still go out on the lake, so the Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company was on standby and used the opportunity for a training with GPS, knots, and the new Argo.

12 BKFC members, 2 Berkshire Volunteer Fire Department members, Lake Valley EMS, Fulton County Emergency Management, Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, Fulton County Undersheriff, New York State Police, and New York State Environmental Conservation participated.

Broadalbin was on standby at the Sacandaga Boating Club from 8am-4pm.

2024 Officers

Chief: Bill Robinson

1st Asst. Chief: Archie Rose

2nd Asst. Chief: Robert Lindsay Jr.

1st Captain: Ron Miller

2nd Captain: Tim Chace

1st Lieutenant: Charlie VanDuesen

2nd Lieutenant: Grant Rauch

3rd Lieutenant: Kathy Rauch

4th Lieutenant: Maria Oakden

5th Lieutenant: Megan Sherman


Safety Officer: Bob Wells

Safety Officer: Jason Flego

Accountability Officer: Michelle Robbins


Fire Police Chief: Robert Zurlo


President: Bob Wells

Vice President: Grant Rauch

Treasurer: Robert Zurlo

Secretary: Sue Zurlo


Chaplain: Keith Bartholoma

Hose Advancement

The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company conducted the monthly business meeting last evening. In the meantime, two members of the BKFC Junior Firefighter program spent a couple of hours learning some of the skills necessary to be a Firefighter from a former BKFC member that has since moved to a large metropolitan city to work in the fire service.

Matt Miller, who grew up at the Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company as a Junior Firefighter and then a Class A Interior Firefighter, is now a Firefighter/Paramedic for the City of Memphis, Tennessee, and was in town, so he offered to work with these young men on one of the basic firefighting skills: stretching and advancing hoseline. While they could have been somewhere else doing something much less physical for the evening, these young men chose to push themselves and work hard learning from someone who not that long ago was in their same shoes.

It is the desire to consistently better oneself that is the basis of being successful at any profession, and these two individuals are obviously right on track. Whether they choose to stay in the trade as a volunteer or on the career firefighter side, we are confident that they will be successful at whatever they do.

Live Burn Training

The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company conducted training with the Berkshire Volunteer Fire Department at the Fulton County Public Safety Training Facility in the Town of Johnstown on Monday, November 7th.

Members from both fire companies worked on fireground procedures such as size-up, command set-up, stretching hoses, throwing ladders, rescue, and more.

Four scenarios were staged. New York State Fire Instructors were on hand to supervise real live fire situations. Firefighters from both companies combined as Suppression and Search teams. In each case, a fire was ignited in a different area of the training structure and a mock fire call was transmitted via radio with victims trapped. A Fire Suppression Team would locate and attack the seat of the fire while a Search Team would seek victims.

At the end of the exercises, everyone gathered to discuss the training. Some highlights included communication between interior firefighters and command outside the structure. Unfortunately, volunteer fire companies experience manpower shortages, so Mutual Aid Training is imperative, and the more the members work together in a training/practice situation, the better prepared they are to be successful in real-life situations.

New Turnout Gear

The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company recently took delivery of some new turnout gear purchased through NY Fire Equipment, LLC.

The gear features a new style and color scheme, but more importantly has significant cancer protections built in for first responders. The design also allows for much easier movement, which is critical for firefighter agility and endurance.

NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) standards require that turnout gear be taken out of service after 10 years, so it is on a constant rotation. Each set of bunkers and coat costs $3,315, which doesn’t include gloves, boots, and helmets for each firefighter. BKFC prepares to protect and serve the community in every way possible.

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