Minoa Volunteer Fire Department

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!!!



BBQ Safety

BBQ Safety

BBQ Safety

Friday, April 18, 2014   With Spring officially here it won't be long before the BBQ's are in full effect!  Remember these tips:



NYS DEC Issues Burn Ban

2014 Burn Ban

2014 Burn Ban




Minoa Hosts Spring Fire Seminar 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1830  Minoa Fire Department Hosted it's Spring Fire Seminar at East Syracuse-Minoa High School.

The Minoa Fire Department welcomed FDNY Lieutenant Tim Klett of Engine 88.  Lt.Tim Klett is a 30 year veteran of the fire service. Lt. Klett was a volunteer firefighter with the Newington, CT. Fire Dept. for 5 yrs. Until becoming a full time paid firefighter with the City of New Britian, CT. Fire Dept. Lt. Klett spent 4 yrs. as a New Britain firefighter until his appointment to the New York City Fire Department in 1990. He worked in Engine Co.69 in Harlem for 12 years, one of the FDNY’s busiest Engines, until his promotion. He currently works in the Bronx and is assigned to Engine Co.88 in the 7th div. Lt. Klett was also a HOT instructor for Live Fire Training at the F.D.I.C. and F.D.I.C. west and has served as the lead instructor for the same. Lt. Klett speaks frequently about Engine Company Operations and other fire related topics. He is the Author of “Stretching and Operating the First Line” produced as “Fire Notes” by the Fire Department Training Network. He has also written several articles for “FireEngineering,” “Firehouse.Com,” “Firescue Interactive” and “Size-Up.”

Lt. Klett presented: "Engine Company Operations" 
"The Engine Officer and the Nozzleman, From the Firehouse to the Fire Floor" 
Every firefighting position is critical to the success of the entire operation. The 1st. due Engine Officer and the Nozzleman stand out, above all others, as positions that truly can make or break the operation. The officer’s decisions and initial actions along with the nozzlemans ability to complete his assigned tasks will have far reaching effects on any subsequent decisions and further actions. This course will take you, as an officer, from the firehouse to the fire floor. It will cover actions prior to emergencies such as trust issues, training, district surveys, and position assignments. It also takes an
in depth look at all the actions the officer should take upon arriving at a fire scene including size-up, initial radio reports, line placement and the size of it, communications and actual hose line supervision. The Nozzleman’s position is without question the single best position in the Fire Service, but with that position comes enormous responsibility. The course will cover this position from start to finish, which
includes hose line estimates, stretching lines, fire attack preparations and the advancing of lines through different room layouts. Finally this course will take you through a number of different hose line emergencies and the actions that should be taken if one of these events occur, the time to learn what to do during an emergency is
before it happens.

Nearly 100 Firefighters from around Onondaga and surrounding Counties gathered in the Auditorium at ESM High School to listen to Lt. Kletts presentation.  On behalf of the Minoa Fire Department and the Town of Manlius Fire Training Committee, thank you Tim and we look forward to having you speak again!

Lt. Tim Klett

Lt. Tim Klett




Signal 80 - Richmond Rd

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2047  Engines 24, 13, R2, Squad 1 Responded to reports of a vehicle into a tree.  Arriving units confirmed dispatch and worked with the Amkus Rescue Tools from E24 to remove victims from the vehicle.  Victims were removed, packaged, transferred to the ambulances and transported to the hospital. 



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