Minoa Volunteer Fire Department

Open House

Tuesday, April 7, 2015   On Saturday April 25th from 10 am-2 pm the Minoa Fire Department will be holding an open house at station 2 on Manlius Center Rd. This event will be part of the annual Recruit NY weekend. Any resident with interest in joining the fire department please stop by and learn more about how you can serve your community. There will be several demonstrations including auto extrication and fire extinguisher training. There will also be apparatus and equipment displays. Food will also be served.



Watch for Santa

Tuesday, December 9, 2014   On Sunday December 21st Santa will once again travel throughout the Minoa Fire District to visit our residents. Watch for Santa in your neighborhood from 9am - 2pm.



Company Logos Available

Monday, July 28, 2014   Minoa Fire Department Decals are now available online at www.powercallsirens.com/search-results.php!



Minoa Hosts Operation Life Saver Training

Monday, July 21, 2014  The Minoa Fire Department in cooperation with the Town of Manlius Fire Training Committee hosts the "Rail Safety for Emergency Responders" training at the Fayetteville Fire Station.  Members from around Onondaga County - Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement agencies attended a 4 hour classroom training course focused on Emergency Responder Safety at Rail Road Incidents.  The training was provided free of cost by Operation Lifesaver Inc.

Rail Safety for Emergency Responders (RSER)

Operation Lifesaver's classroom course, Rail Safety for Emergency Responders (RSER), is available nationally for training emergency response professionals including fire, EMS, emergency management agencies, military and homeland security personnel. The program teaches first responders the key safety elements involved when they work around dangers inherent in a railroad environment. Our RSER course provides emergency responders with information critical for railroad incident response including: Safe response; knowledge of railroad electrical, fuel and air systems; hazardous materials; identifying rolling stock; pinch points; stopping a train; high/low pressure tank cars, and other on-scene dangers.  For more information on requesting a class visit: http://oli.org/training/emergency-responders.

The day class had approximately 20 students.  The evening class had 60 students!!!  Great job everyone!



Minoa Fire Department Members at Amtrak Passenger Train Rescue Class

The Crew 7/12/14

The Crew 7/12/14

Saturday, July 12, 2014 1030  Great picture of the crew as they worked hard training for a very complicated scenario should it ever occur!  Top, Left - Right: Past Chiefs, McGarrity & Flannery, FF Rushlo, FF Oot, FF T. Van Auken, Probationary FF Talarico, Lt. Hanover, Lt. Nesci and Capt Garland.  Bottom Left - Right: FF DiBello, Instructor Mike Stammel (Amtrak) and FF Alessandrello.  Great job everyone and thank you Mike Stammel, Amtrak and CSX for a very valuable and excellent training!



Minoa Hosts Multi-Agency Passenger Train Rescue Training

Saturday, July 12, 2014   The Minoa Fire Department in coordination with the Town of Manlius Fire Training Coalition which includes the Minoa, Fayetteville, Kirkville and Manlius Fire Departments announce a multi-agency mutual aid training exercise provided by Instructors from Amtrak on Passenger Train Emergency Response Training.  Emergency Responders attended a four hour classroom training session held in Fayetteville that provided information about the following topics:- Familiarization/overview of Amtrak operations in New York State;
- Railroad Safety (Characteristics of the Railroad);
- Grade crossing safety;
- Emergency Response/Rescue Operations;
- Command and Control of Railroad Emergencies;
- Train equipment familiarization for Emergency Response Personnel.

Today, Saturday, July 12th at 0800 hours participants will participate in a eight hour hands on session of the training at the CSX DeWitt Yard on Welch St in East Syracuse where they will learn the following:
- how to access passenger rail cars;
- specific hazards of locomotives and passenger cars;
- how to search and remove victims;
- communications and coordination with Railroad Officials;
- and much more.

Attending Agencies Include Career and Volunteer Staff From the Following Agencies:
- Minoa Fire Department;
- WAVES Ambulance Operating as Minoa Ambulance;
- Kirkville Fire Department;
- Fayetteville Fire Department and Ambulance;
- Manlius Fire Department and Ambulance;
- East Syracuse Fire Department;
- EAVES Ambulance;
- City of Syracuse Fire Department;
- Mattydale Fire Department;
- Chittenango Fire Department;
- Onondaga County Emergency Management;
- Town of Manlius Police;
- Town of DeWitt Police;
- Village of East Syracuse Police;
- CSX Police;
- CSX Railroad;
- Amtrak 



Firefighters Wanted!!!!!

Recruit NY

Recruit NY

Friday, April 18, 2014 1000  Please join the Minoa Fire Department for an Open House / Recruitment Drive to be held at Lewis Park in the Village of Minoa on Saturday April 26th from 10am - 2pm.

Free Coffee, Juice and Donuts from 10:00 - 12:00,

Your Choice of Hamburger or Hot Dog with Chips and Beverage from 12:00 - 2:00,

There will be ongoing Gear and Equipment Demonstrations, a Hose Line Demonstration where children will be able to use a REAL Fire Hose from a Real Fire Engine to Extinguish a mock Fire!! (traffic cones), Special Operations Rescue Equipment will be on display including our Rescue Boat that recently rescued a man from swift waters on Manlius Center Road!

At 11:30 there will be a Motor Vehicle Accident - Extrication Demonstration in where a Rescue Team will disassemble a damaged vehicle to remove a victim!

At 1:00 there will be a Car Fire Demonstration in where a Fire Suppression Team will Extinguish a REAL Car Fire!

Come down, have a bite to eat and see what your Fire Department does for you and maybe you'll discover a Fire In You and Join the Family!!!



Signal - 99 in Fremont

Monday, March 3, 2014 1725  3 firefighters injured battling Manlius garage, house fire caused by careless smokingManlius, NY -- Three firefighters were taken to Syracuse hospitals Monday night after they were injured while battling a fire in the town of Manlius, authorities said.

Firefighters were called to a fire at 5:16 p.m. that had spread from a garage into a house at 7209 Kendall Drive East, said Minoa Fire Chief Erich Schepp.

Minoa, Kirkville, Fayetteville and Manlius volunteer firefighters responded. Enough firefighters responded so they rotated battling the fire so everyone kept warm, but the cold temperatures created other obstacles, Schepp said.

At least two of the firefighters slipped on ice, he said. The chief was not sure how the third firefighter was injured. All three firefighters' injuries were minor, however they were taken to area hospitals, Schepp said.

The names of the injured firefighters were not immediately available. Schepp said one of the firefighters who slipped on ice and may have bruised his shoulder is a member of the Minoa Volunteer Fire Department.

A man and his adult daughter were at home Monday evening when the fire started, Schepp said. They were able to call 911 and get out safely, he said. A cat and dog in the home also were not injured, the fire chief said.

An investigation into the fire found someone smoking didn't properly dispose of a cigarette in the garage, which caused the fire, Schepp said. The fire spread into the house and also destroyed a car in the driveway, he said.

The two-story home has severe smoke and heat damage, the fire chief said. Firefighters let the man and his daughter collect some belongings for about an hour Monday night. The American Red Cross is now helping them.

Story Link; http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/03/3_firefighters_



Heavy Smoke Showing

Heavy Smoke Showing

Fully Involved Garage Extending

Fully Involved Garage Extending


Ice Rescue Drill with Sylvan Beach

Saturday, January 18, 2014  On Saturday, January 18, several members of the Minoa Fire Department participated in an Ice Rescue Drill on Oneida Lake with the Sylvan Beach Fire Department.  Members worked together practicing skills used to rescue people who have fallen through the ice. 



Firefighters Save Horse

Friday, January 3, 2014  It was reported that a horse had fallen into a hole and was unable to get itself out.  Upon arrival the horse was having trouble breathing because of the position it was in.  Firefighters used the rescue equipment to help bring the horse to a stable position.  



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