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Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company

Add this to your “Spring Cleaning To-Do List”… Clean your dryer vent… Avoid a BKFC House Call…

BKFC dryer vents

Posted on 3 April 2019 | 12:00 am by Broadalbin Fire

Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company


Save the date! This years annual Brooks’ BBQ will be Saturday, May 11th 2019. Check back for more information.

Posted on 25 March 2019 | 1:44 pm by Broadalbin Fire

Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company

This winter, the members of Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company remind residents the importance of safety with the use of space heaters. Two recent calls we responded to involved space heaters and electrical shortage. Heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires in the United States. More than 65,000 home fires are attributed to heating equipment each year. Space heaters can be safe if use correctly. Space heaters should be plugged directly into a wall outlet. DO NOT USE EXTENSION CORDS OR SURGE PROTECTORS. Due to the significant draw in power, space heaters will cause extension cords or surge protectors to malfunction. Remember these important tips when using space heaters:
– Never leave a space heater unattended. Turn it off when you’re leaving a room or going to sleep, and don’t let pets or children play too close to a space heater.
– Plug space heaters directly into a wall outlet. Do not use an extension cord or       power strip, which could overheat and result in a fire. Do not plug any other   electrical devices into the same outlet as the heater.
– Place space heaters on level, flat surfaces. Never place heaters on cabinets,     tables, furniture, or carpet, which can overheat and start a fire.
– Make sure the heater is clean and in good condition.
Below are actual pictures taken from one of our recent calls. In this situation, the surge protector was filled and plugged into a wall outlet.
surge plug

Posted on 6 January 2019 | 3:45 pm by Broadalbin Fire

Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company

New NY law mandates sale of upgraded smoke detectors

Homeowners and landlords may soon have no choice but to swap out their smoke detectors for upgraded 10-year sealed models next time they go to the store. It’s thanks to a new New York State law going into effect this year.

The law says that starting April 1, 2019 all businesses must sell smoke detectors that are either a 10-year, sealed, non-removable battery or hardwired detector.

The Clifton Park Fire Department says that while these 10-year smoke detectors have a larger upfront cost than traditional alarms powered by replaceable batteries, the lack of yearly battery changes makes them cheaper over the life of the device.

The smoke detectors run about $20, but the Red Cross gives them out for free. Volunteers say when they install the detectors that they find the one’s being replaced are often old or have missing batteries.

“The benefit of these sealed units is that you can’t do that. You can’t accidentally take the battery out and forget to replace it,” said Kimmy Venter.

“People say, ‘Well I change the battery and it still works.’ Well it beeps but it doesn’t work anymore,” said volunteer Tommy Smith.

Like all safety alarms, 10-year sealed smoke alarms should still be tested at least once each year using the button on the front of the unit to ensure they are working properly.

According to the Clifton Park Fire Department, all smoke detector units, both with and without replaceable batteries should be replaced after 10 years. Detectors with sealed battery compartments and 10-year lifespans ensure detectors are removed and replaced once they become outdated.

Posted on 5 January 2019 | 7:13 pm by Broadalbin Fire

Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company


Posted on 5 January 2019 | 1:59 pm by Broadalbin Fire


2019 Events

Saturday, May 19th 2019 – Brooks’ BBQ Dinner. Check back for more information soon!

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


Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Auxiliary Members

2019 Broadalbin – Kennyetto Fire Company Auxiliary Members

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

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 #63

4/4/2019 1102 Hrs
Structure Fire
Town of Broadalbin

Call #62

4/2//2019 1501 Hrs
Tree on Wires
Town of Broadalbin

Call #61

4/1/2019 1521 Hrs
Structure Fire – Mutual Aid
Town of Providence

Call #60

4/1/2019 1104 Hrs
Commercial Fire Alarm
Village of Broadalbin

Call #59

4/1/2019 0012 Hrs
EMS Assist
Town of Broadalbin

Call #58

3/30/2019 1526 Hrs
Motor Vehicle Accident w/Injuries
Town of Broadalbin

Call #57

3/30/2019 0202 Hrs
Residential Fire Alarm
Town of Broadalbin

Call #56

3/27/2019 1657 Hrs
Commercial Fire Alarm
Village of Broadalbin

Call #55

3/22/2019 0813 Hrs
Motor Vehicle Accident
Town of Broadalbin

Call #54

3/22/2019 0802 Hrs
Motor Vehicle Accident w/injuries
Town of Mayfield

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