Brunswick No. 1 responded mutual aid with Eagle Mills to the Brittonkill Central School today. Click on the link for more pics.
From one of the highest points in Brunswick…the bucket of Truck 4!
Brunswick No. 1 is a proud supporter of our towns athletic teams. Today we participated in the Brunswick Girls Softball Opening Day ceremony. Truck 4 was on hand proudly flying the American flag.
Brunswick No. 1 hosted a Recruit NY Open House today. Members were on hand to give tours of the firehouse and our equipment. We had a few prospective members stop in making the day a great success. We would also like to thank Brunswick Town Supervisor Phil Herrington for stopping by.
Brunswick No. 1 responded to a Fire Alarm activation today the Spectrum Cable office. A faulty detector was the cause.
Join us on Saturday, April 27th from 11am to 1pm for our annual Recruit NY open house. Tour the firehouse, review our equipment and meet with the members of Brunswick No. 1.
Spring is upon us…remember to ‘Spring ahead’ your clocks by 1 hour. At the same time check your smoke and CO detectors are in working order. If they don’t have a ‘lifetime’ battery be sure to change them. If your smoke alarms are 10 years old they should be replaced, CO detectors should be replaced every 7 years.
Brunswick No. 1 took delivery of new Genesis Hydraulic Rescue tools today and completed training on their use and maintenance. The purchase consisted of a Genesis eForce 2.0 series battery operated S44 24″ spreader and a C195 NXT gen cutter, both are powered with Milwaukee li-ion batteries. Brunswick No.1 has used hydraulic rescue tools since 1999. Previous tools the fire company operated required a separate gas power plant and hoses that connected the tools to the power plant. In just the last few years all manufacturers in the hydraulic rescue tool market have seen a dramatic increase in demand for battery operated tools and they taking over the market. Battery operated tools now make up a majority of hydraulic rescue tools and account for 60% of Genesis’s sales. The tools are just as powerful as conventional tools but are lighter and more maneuverable. The Genesis tools are some of the best tool sin the industry and carry a lifetime warranty and require nearly NO maintenance, because of this the tools will pay for themselves when compared to maintenance and repairs of conventional systems. Brunswick No.1 would like to thank Randy Sheer of Vandermolen Fire for spending the day with us not only training on the tools, but also providing us with much needed Extrication training, and a special thanks to all the members who participated! Thank You!
Brunswick No.1 held our Annual Installation Banquet tonight at the Century House in Latham, NY. The fire company would like to thank our neighboring departments and the many county and town officials for attending and celebrating with us. We would also like to thank Center Brunswick Fire Company for covering our calls. Brunswick Supervisor Herrington spoke on the history of the company, Justice Kronau swore in the firematic officers and Justice Terry Buchanan swore in the administrative officers. Congratulations goes to the following on their achievements and awards;
Life Member Status: Jeffrey Alaskey
Firefighter of the Year: Ken Nitz
Officer of the Year: Justin Noles
Chief’s Award: Mark Balistreri
High Drill Attendance: Rocco Capuano and Joe Cioffi
Fire Police of the Year: Perry Kaufmann
President’s Award: Jeffrey Alaskey & John Mainello
President’s Special Award: Ernest Seabury for his many years as Recording Secretary
Perfect Board Attendance: Jeffrey Alaskey, Jerry Capuano, Tom Job, John Mainello, Ernest Seabury and Gus Scifo
Support Group Awards: Ellen Alaskey & Deanna Cioffi
Brunswick No. 1 was dispatched to a CO alarm activation call today. On arrival units investigated very high readings in the building. The cause was found to be an outside vendor working in the building who left his truck running. CO, also known as Carbon Monoxide is often called the ‘silent killer’. It is colorless, odorless, and non-irritating. Exposure to moderate levels can lead to illness and higher levels can lead to death. If your alarm goes off or you think you have a CO problem exit the building immediately and call 911 immediately. Be sure to mention any signs if feeling sick or ill to the 911 operator. Do not stop to open up doors or windows. Doing this will make it harder for the fire department to find the source of the problem.
Click on the link below for information everyone should know about CO.