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Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company

IS YOUR ADDRESS VISIBLE ON YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS?

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IS YOUR ADDRESS VISIBLE ON YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS?

Every second counts in the case of a fire or medical emergency. Being able to quickly locate the correct address can mean the difference between life and death. Here are some tips to help us help you!

– Reflective numbers are highly recommended
– The numbers on residences should be at least 3 inches high
– Numbers should be placed on, above, or at the side of the main entrance, so that they can be easily detected from the street.
– If your house is over 45ft from roadway, reflective numbers should be on mailbox or post.
– Remember – Your mailman always comes the same way. Fire trucks, ambulances and police cars may come from any direction. Be sure to mark BOTH sides of your mailbox or mark your house number in such a way that it may be easily seen, no matter which direction they are approaching.
Note that fancy numbers or numbers that are spelled out may be aesthetically pleasing but are very difficult to read from the street.

Click on the image below to view and/or purchase a reflective sign. If you have any questions regarding home address signage, please contact us at 518-883-3611

 

Posted on 5 November 2018 | 11:45 am by Broadalbin Fire


Auxiliary

2018 Memory Tree

The BKFC Auxiliary will, once again, be decorating the CHRISTMAS MEMORY TREE with white lights in memory of friends and relatives. This tree will be located on the front lawn of the firehouse. The tree will be lit Thanksgiving Eve and will be lit every evening through New Years.

There is a $1.00 per bulb donation for each individual name that is submitted. All proceeds raised through this event are used by the Auxiliary to benefit the firemen, purchase items for the firehouse, and aid victims of fires.

Each name will be listed only once. Stars following the names will designate additional donations for that person. The list of names will be posted in the vestibule window of the firehouse.

For complete details and form, please click link below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kSCAUuTMgLEX3ZxYUD2NZJt4Fh5vl0vN/view?usp=sharing

Posted on 27 October 2018 | 6:18 pm by Sue


Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company

BROADALBIN, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Recently FEMA awarded assistance to firefighters grants and five departments in the Capital Region were given hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Volunteer fire departments rely heavily on grants to buy new equipment and now a local company will be able to do just that.

The Broadalbin Kennyetto Fire Company has been awarded more than $150,000 in a recent round of federal grants.

“This is the biggest grant we’ve received.”

Robert Zurlo is the treasurer for the company and says this money will go towards 26 new air packs.

“It’s gonna help us immensely. It’s going to pretty much pay for most of it.”

Currently, the department has 16 air packs but they expire next year and don’t have the most up-to-date technology.

“With the new ones they have a speaker on them so when you talk in your mask it comes out the speaker and you can hear it.”

Communication is key when fighting fires.

“You can’t normally see hand communication or what someone else is doing so you have to be able to talk.”

The new packs will last 20 years and Zurlo says they need to have them.

“We have to get the equipment. We don’t have a choice. The equipment is mandated.”

Without the grant, the fire company would be forced to take out a loan. It’s a burden that would be difficult to take on after the recent purchase of a new truck.

“For volunteer fire departments any tuck purchase is really getting harder and harder.”

On top of monetary struggles, the department is also low on volunteers.

“Most of the county is depending on volunteer fire departments and they’re not getting the membership and we really do need the help.”

Zurlo has been at this job for nearly 40 years and says he’s passionate about protecting the community.

“I do love what I do. And most of the guys, you don’t volunteer to be a fireman unless you love what you do.”

He hopes others will see the good the department is doing and step up too.

The fire company is expecting to receive their brand new masks sometime around Christmas.

https://www.news10.com/news/local-news/local-fire-departments-getting-grants-for-new-equipment/1498167059?fbclid=IwAR034iQABHvWaY73z9Utbnd7Y-Ll-9E4HQyc1r2O191IlANLTQydrDB_T7s

Posted on 19 October 2018 | 8:38 pm by Broadalbin Fire


Events

2018 Events

December

HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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


Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company

Smoke Detector Program

The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company Inc. partnered with the American Red Cross is proud to offer a free smoke detector program for residents who need help paying for a smoke detector and/or battery. This program is offered to families with children and/or seniors who are low-income and reside in single dwellings living within our fire district. This program is free of charge to our residents. We will come and install up to 3 smoke detectors, check any detectors you have at your home and inform you if you have a sufficient amount of smoke detectors in your home.

A smoke detector is the first line of defense in saving lives. The most common cause of death during a home fire is not from the fire itself, but from the toxic smoke and gases released during a fire. These products of combustion often render victims unconscious or disoriented, leaving them unable to react, especially during the sleeping hours.

The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company Smoke Detector Program is funded by donations and partnered with The American Red Cross. If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Fire Company at 518-883-3611.

Printable request form. Click below. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4yqx4RwGhrLbl96TXRoR0VNNHc/view?usp=sharing

Posted on 18 January 2017 | 3:27 am by Broadalbin Fire


Auxiliary

Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Auxiliary Members

2018 Broadalbin – Kennyetto Fire Company Auxiliary Members

President – Sue Zurlo
Vice President – Sheri Davis
Secretary – Dennice Davis
Treasurer – Mary Zayicek

Members:
Andrea Davis
Dennice Davis
Sheri Davis
Wendy Hayes
Betty Levendusky
Joann Myers
Lolalynn Robinson
Megan Sherman
Michelle Simonds
Kim Verrego
Carol Volpe
Deb Wells
Dale Wilcox
Mary Zayicek
Susan Zurlo

 

Posted on 28 April 2015 | 1:18 am by dwells


 

 

 
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Calls to Date

Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company
Call #206

10/18/18 2048 hrs
Commercial Fire Alarm
Town of Mayfield

Call #205

10/17/18 1341 hrs
Power Line Down
Town of Broadalbin

Call #204

10/17/18 0942 hrs
MVA Property Damage
Town of Broadalbin

Call #203

10/16/18 0143 hrs
Tree Across Roadway
Town of Broadalbin

Call #202

10/15/18 1620 hrs
Smoke Condition
Town of Broadalbin

Call #201

10/13/18 0812hrs
Furnace Malfunction
Town of Mayfield

Call #200

10/10/18 2115 hrs
Smell of Propane in Residence
Village of Broadalbin

Call #199

10/9/18 1138 hrs
Audible Alarm
Village of Broadalbin

Call #198

10/6/18 2018 hrs
MVA Deer – Car Smoking
Town of Broadalbin

Call #197

10/6/18 0848 hrs
Fire Service
Town of Broadalbin

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