Minoa Volunteer Fire Department

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 



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.  



Annual Elections Held

Monday, December 9, 2013  The Minoa Fire Department held its annual elections and the results are as follows:

Chief: Erich Schepp
Asst Chief: Jeremy Erard
1st Asst Chief: Dave Hess
2nd Asst Chief: Rich Sabin
Captain Station #1: Scot Garland
Captain Station #2: Chuck Spratt
Lieutenants Station #1 : Dave Matthes, Jr./Joe Hanover
Lieutenants Station #2: Mike Nesci/Nick Carulli
President: Denny Erard
Vice Pres. : Pat Flannery
Secretary: Wendy Czajak
Treasurer: Al Tompkins
Board of Directors: Jeremy Erard, Nick Erard, Jr, John Jarmacz, Dave Matthes, Jr., Scot Garland, Joe Hanover, Dave Matthes, Sr

Congratulations and good luck to all!



Motor Vehicle Accident

Tuesday, August 27, 2013  On Monday August 26th at 0848hrs the Minoa Fire Department was dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident with injuries. Arriving units found 2 vehicles with heavy damage and three patients. Units operated on scene for just over an hour.

Units on scene C-2, E-13, E-24, S-1 




Sunday, March 17, 2013  This years Minoa Fire Department Field Days will be held at Lewis Park on

Thursday May 30th from 6pm to 11pm

Friday May 31st from 6pm to midnight

Saturday June 1st from noon to midnight

A complete list of events and times will be publisher in the near future



Four Firefighters Shot in Western NY

Monday, December 24, 2012  This morning four firefighters from the West Webster Fire Department, a suburb of Rochester, NY, were shot while responding to a reported fire. As of this writing 2 firefighters have been confirmed dead and 2 others are in “guarded” condition at a Rochester hospital. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and fellow firefighter impacted by this tragedy.



New Engine 11 in Service

Monday, November 12, 2012  On Monday November 12th at 12pm the new Engine 11 was put in to service. Engine 11 is a 2012 E-One custom pumper with a 1500gpm hale pump and carries 1500 gallons of water. The new engine replaces a 1988 E-One that served the district well for 24 years.



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