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THE LANDING ZONE

[Monday, June 3, 2019]

 

The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company hosted a training to share vital safety guidelines with those that may be involved in ground support with an air medical transport. LifeNet of New York provided an informational presentation on their aircraft, flight crew and their requirements for LZ (Landing Zone) set-up.

 

Flight Medic Derek Thoman gave classroom instruction stressing the high level of safety designed into their systems. This portion of the presentation was followed by a visit from the LifeNet 7-2 in-service flight crew from Glen, NY. Flight Nurse Lisa Kettunen explained some of the peculiarities with the service. She also described how, in addition to the Pilot, the Flight Crew always consists of a Flight Paramedic and a Flight Nurse. They are, in essence, bringing the Emergency Room and the majority of its capabilities to the victim.

 

The rapid transport to a high-level hospital facility is the secondary function of the team. Proper location and LZ set-up is the responsibility of the local fire department, and the safety of the Flight Crew and patient is directly affected by the LZ.

 

Members of the Perth Volunteer Fire Company joined the Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Co. for this training.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on 8 June 2019 | 2:35 pm


STRUCTURE FIRE

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 (6:35 am): STRUCTURE FIRE – The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company responded to a report of a structure fire with smoke coming from the eaves on State Highway 30 in the Town of Mayfield. Upon arrival smoke was visible around the chimney on the west side of the home.
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.
The Mayfield Fire Department and GAVAC were on scene. Perth was on stand-by at Broadalbin. No injuries were reported.
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Posted on 29 May 2019 | 2:42 pm


2019 Memorial Day Parade

The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company participated in the Annual Broadalbin Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27th. Other participants included the Perth Volunteer Fire Company, Broadalbin Village Police Department and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department.

 

The parade started at 9:30 a.m. on School Street, following a route down First Avenue, West Main Street, North Main Street and concluding at the Broadalbin-Mayfield Rural Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

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Posted on 28 May 2019 | 2:34 pm


REST IN PEACE

The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company is honoring another fallen member. Caryl R. “Smitty” Smith, 75, of Gloversville, passed away Saturday, May 18th.
Smitty was a 30-year member of the Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company and served as vice president and secretary. Mr. Smith was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy and had worked for Frontier Communications for over 30 years.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company, in care of the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, 111 Co. Hwy. 106, Johnstown.

Caryl R. Smith (April 11, 1944-May 18, 2019)…

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Posted on 22 May 2019 | 1:10 pm


LAST CALL

May 18, 2019 – The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company paid respects to a fellow member today. Clifford J. Levendusky, 78, passed away on Thursday, February 7th.
Mr. Levendusky was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a 22-year member of the fire company. Burial with military honors took place today with representatives from the Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company attending.
Shortly after 1300 hours (1:00 p.m.) on Saturday, May 18, 2019, a “Last Call” was delivered via Fulton County Fire Dispatch for Clifford J. Levendusky… There was no response…

Clifford J. Levendusky (November 26, 1940-February 7, 2019).

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Posted on 19 May 2019 | 1:21 am


TRAINING

The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company conducted “Hoseline Stretching and Advancment” training on Monday, May 6th, at the firehouse.
Stretching hoselines refers to uncharged lines. Hoseline advancement is the movement of charged lines. A firefighting crew must get water on a fire as quickly as possible. Getting the hoseline from the hosebed on an engine to its most effective position to attack a fire is imperative and a skill that must be taught and practiced regularly to ensure the responders are incident-ready.
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Posted on 7 May 2019 | 4:18 pm


FURNACE FIRE

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (6:21pm): STRUCTURE FIRE – The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company responded to the report of a furnace fire on Pine Street in the village. The fire was quickly knocked down. Crews checked for extension. No injuries were reported. Perth was on stand-by…

 

 

 

 

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Posted on 2 May 2019 | 12:24 am


Routine Maintenance

The Broadalbin Kennyetto Fire Company and the Village of Broadalbin DPW flushed hydrants around the village on the evening and into the night on Monday, April 29th and again on Tuesday, April 30th.

Flushing hydrants can be done to not only test the flow capacity in the event of a fire, but also to remove sediment and rust from the water. Routine, but necessary maintenance usually conducted every spring and fall in Broadalbin.

 

 

 

 

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Posted on 30 April 2019 | 5:22 pm


Structure Fire 4/4/19

Thursday, April 4, 2019 (11:08am): STRUCTURE FIRE – The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company responded to a structure fire on State Highway 29 east of the Ozoner 29 Twin Drive-In. Upon arrival smoke was seen coming from the roof and eaves of the home. Photos show smoke as firefighters work on entry and a portable water tank in use at the scene and the unfortunate aftermath. An interior attack team gained access to the building at which point flames were visible through the roof. Mutual aid was provided by Perth, Mayfield, Hagaman and Providence with Berkshire on stand-by. No injuries were reported.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on 4 April 2019 | 11:32 pm


Motor Vehicle Accident 3/30/19

Saturday, March 30, 2019 (3:56pm): MVA/PI – The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company responded to a 2-car motor vehicle accident with personal injury on State Highway 29 at Bogden Road in the Town of Broadalbin. One male patient with head and facial lacerations was treated at the scene.

 

 
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Posted on 3 April 2019 | 6:49 am


Practice Makes Perfect

The Broadalbin Kennyetto Fire Company conducted a “lost in the woods” training exercise on Monday, March 25th, in the woods behind the Broadalbin-Perth Central School grounds. Shown below are photos of the ARGO (fire and rescue ATV) and the interior of the Mobile Command Unit. The ARGO is an amphibious utility vehicle that is capable of traversing all kinds of terrain. The crew used a thermal imaging unit to assist their efforts to locate an individual in the cold darkness off the west side of County Highway 126. Regular training keeps the first responders ready for any scenario.

 

 
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Posted on 3 April 2019 | 12:10 am


New MSA G1 Airpacks Put in Service

Monday night we continued training on our new MSA G1 air packs. It is crucial we know these packs in and out to insure safety while fighting a fire. Monday night, these packs were put in service.

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Posted on 10 January 2019 | 2:44 pm


Broadalbin Baptist Church “Trunk or Treat”

The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Firefighters were handing out candy and glow sticks during the “Trunk or Treat” event held at the Broadalbin Baptist Church.

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Posted on 31 October 2018 | 9:22 pm


Broadalbin-Perth TLC Halloween Parade

Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company helped the Broadalbin-Perth Learning Community hold their annual Halloween Parade around the block. Sparky the fire dog also was present to greet children.

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Posted on 31 October 2018 | 11:48 am


Auto Accident Victim Extrication Training 10/29/18

Below are pictures of the Broadalbin-Kennyetto Firefighters participating in part 1 of 2 training sessions on Auto Accident Victim Extrication. With the high traffic volume and a road system in our 52 square miles of protection district that varies from state highways to back country roads, this is essential training in order to provide our neighbors and visitors with top rate assistance in their time of need.

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Posted on 29 October 2018 | 4:30 pm


Sacandaga Bible Conference Fall Fest

Below are pictures of our new fire apparatus (211) attending the Sacandaga Bible Conference Fall Festival! Pictured are kids having some fun using booster line to spray pumpkins!


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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 8:32 pm


Broadalbin-Perth Learning Community VIsit

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 we visited students from the Learning Community Grades Pre-k through 2nd grade at Broadalbin-Perth. Students watched and participated in a “Stop, Drop and Roll” demonstration as well as safety in the home. After demonstrations, students came out to view the fire trucks.

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 8:27 pm


Fire Prevention Week Open House

Our Annual Fire Prevention Week Open House was held Wednesday, October 10th, 2018. This years demonstrations included kitchen grease fire safety, fire exits in the home, NY State Police rollover demonstrator, Fulton County Sheriffs Office Safe Child ID and many more. Thank you New York State Police, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, GAVAC and Sue Syzdek from NYS fire chiefs for attending!

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Posted on 19 October 2018 | 8:22 pm


Monday Night Training with New 211

Training Monday July 23rd consisted of hose advancement, hose lays, and flowing water with our new apparatus. The St. Josephs Church of Broadalbin has graciously allowed us to non-destructively train with the former rectory. This is a great opportunity for our firefighters to get hands on training including victim search and rescue, ladder operations, pump operations building familiarization and many more. Below are some pictures taken from training.

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Posted on 27 July 2018 | 2:04 pm


Structure Fire 5/10/18

Thursday, May 10th we were dispatched to a report of a structure fire on Macvean Rd in the town of Broadalbin. Upon arrival, heavy flames were visible. Our attack engine (231) was the first unit to attack the fire with our engine 211 following.  Engine 212 supplied water. Mayfield Fire Dept., Perth Volunteer Fire Dept. and Hagaman Fire were requested for mutual aid. Fire is still under investigation.

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Posted on 14 May 2018 | 2:05 pm


Garage Fire 3/4/18

Below are pictures of a recent garage fire we were dispatched to. Upon arrival of an officer, a radio transmission confirmed structure fire with flames visible. Chief in command requested mutual aid from Providence, Perth and Mayfield Fire Departments. With an quick and aggressive interior attack, the fire was confined to the rear portion of the garage where fire originated. (Photos Submitted)

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Posted on 9 March 2018 | 1:02 pm


Petoff Gardens Visit 11/14,15/2017

Tuesday and Wednesday we visited with the seniors of Petoff Gardens 1 and 2. During our visit we spoke with the seniors regarding fire safety and fire prevention. Some of the topics discussed were electrical fire hazards, kitchen safety, fire escape planning and exit routes, fire extinguisher use and locations, and many more. Residents had the opportunity to ask questions and see a fully uniformed firefighter.

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Posted on 16 November 2017 | 2:29 am


Flashover Training 11/12/17

Members of the Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company had an opportunity to participate in Flashover Training at the Fulton County Fire Training Center today. This training is critical in recognizing and addressing some of the many hazards encountered during interior firefighting operations. Below are some of the pictures taken. (Photos courtesy of Ron Miller)

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Posted on 13 November 2017 | 4:41 am


Broadalbin-Perth Learning Community Visit (part 2)

Tuesday October 24th we had the opportunity to speak with the Pre-K and Kindergarten students at Broadalbin-Perth Central School. This years Fire Prevention theme is “Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out”. Five students volunteered and demonstrated with our bedroom props. Also demonstrated was “Stop, Drop and Roll”. After the demonstration, students had the chance to look at our fire truck up close and ask us questions. Below are pictures of our visit.

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Posted on 24 October 2017 | 11:05 pm


Broadalbin-Perth Learning Community Visit

Tuesday October 10th we had the opportunity to speak with the first and second grade students at Broadalbin-Perth Central School. This week was Fire Prevention Week and the theme was “Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out”. Five students volunteered and demonstrated with our bedroom props. Also demonstrated was “Stop, Drop and Roll”. After the demonstration, students had the chance to look at our fire truck up close and ask us questions. Below are pictures of our visit.

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Posted on 20 October 2017 | 3:08 am


Open House 10/11/17

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Posted on 15 October 2017 | 5:25 am


Monday Night Training (Oct. 2nd)- Victim Removal From Roof

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Posted on 10 October 2017 | 4:12 am


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Posted on 11 September 2017 | 10:00 pm


7/3/17 – Firehouse Training

 

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Posted on 14 July 2017 | 5:28 am


10/29/2016 – Friendship Drive

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Posted on 18 November 2016 | 1:18 am


08/08/2015 – Parade for Perth Fire 70th

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Posted on 15 August 2015 | 2:41 am


07/29/2015 – Driver Ed Extrication Demo

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Posted on 15 August 2015 | 2:09 am


07/25/2015 – Rope Drill

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Posted on 15 August 2015 | 2:03 am


07/18/2015 – Past Chief Dave Brooks Funeral

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05/25/2015 – Memorial Day

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