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A Report from Station 54

— 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:

Firematic 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

Corporate Officers:

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:

March 2012

Fire: 5

Rescue: 1

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.

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