Skaneateles On the evening of April 2nd, the members of the Skaneateles Fire Department convened at the main station on West Genesee Street to conduct annual firematic and corporate elections.
During this meeting, the membership elected the following officers:
Chief of Department: Eric Sell
1st Assistant Chief: Dan Evans
2nd Assistant Chief: Fred Squires
Captain Torrent Engine Company: Steve Bryant
Captain Torrent Hook & Ladder Company: Pete Buehle
Captain Protection Company No. 1: Adam D’Amico
Captain Protections Company No. 2: Joe Pratt
Captain Fire Police: Jorge Batlle
Lieutenant Torrent Engine Company: Dana Pickering
Lieutenant Torrent Hook & Ladder Company: Christian Sams
Lieutenant Protection Company No. 1: Scott Short
Lieutenant Protection Company No. 2: Kelsey Furth
Lieutenant Fire Police: Gene Russell
President: Jim Buff
Vice-President: Jorge Batlle
Recording Secretary: Charlie Wallace
Membership Secretary: Bob Frank
Treasurer: Ted Astemborski
Budget Director: David Card
Historian: Jorge Batlle
Custodian: Paul Murphy
Receiver: Joe Loperfido
Thank you to those dedicated individuals that have served in various capacities over the years and congratulations to those newly elected individuals as they begin their term in office.
For the month of March, the dedicated members of the Skaneateles Fire Department responded to 16 emergency alarms, with members spending 95.7 personnel hours on these alarms.
In an effort to provide the most accurate information regarding our emergency responses, a more detailed breakdown of monthly SFD responses is located below:
EMS: 4 (SFD responds when SAVES is on another call)
Water Rescue: 0
Mutual Aid: 6 (SFD responds to another fire district)
Total number of calls for March: 16
Total Personnel Hours for March: 95.7
Thus far, the members of the SFD have responded to a total of 99 calls for 2012 (eight more calls than the same time last year) with members spending 794.8 hours away from home. In addition to responding to those alarms, the members of the SFD spent an additional 688 hours training during the same time frame, totaling 1,482.8 hours of dedicated service to the Skaneateles community. This does not count the additional hours spent on committee meetings, state trainings, paperwork, monthly meetings or general fire department maintenance.