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A Message from the Fire Coordinator


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A Message from the Fire Coordinator

WOW, it just seemed like I welcomed everyone to summer and now it is over. We had an extremely crazy summer, our call volume up with structure fires, drownings, searches and MVA’s. I am happy to say everything went well. A big thank you goes out to everyone for getting our jobs done safely.

I guess I can say welcome to fall, with our schools opening please respond keeping an eye out for busses and children crossing our roadways.

The Recruitment and Retention Task Force has been busy working to gain new members for the Fire Service here in Sullivan County. The Task Force had a booth at the Bagel Festival in Monticello and the Little World’s Fair in Grahamsville along with some smaller events. All events were a success as we took in 6 new leads at the Bagel Festival and 3 new leads at the Fair for several Fire Departments across the County. I would like to say thank you to all the Departments who were able to send Firefighters to work the booths.

Fire Prevention week is quickly approaching, we should be getting ready to do our Fire Prevention Education Programs, this year Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14 with a theme of “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.”

County Parade:  This year’s County Parade will be held in Roscoe on September 9, 2023. Please come out to support Roscoe as well as display your department and equipment.


Fire Reports,   we are now entering into the last quarter of the year so please make every effort to keep up with the fire reports for 2023. If you are having trouble with the reports please contact BC-3 Jack Halchak for assistance.

Training courses, we just started a BEFO/HMFRO course and will be starting an SCBA/Interior Operations course & Rescue Technician Basic. We are working on the Late Fall and Winter Schedule, it will be posted soon.

 Reminder that the training center is available until December 1 for individual or joint  fire department use, please if interested contact the training center at least 2 weeks prior to use.

Thank you, Be Safe
John Hauschild 53-1
Fire Coordinator