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Skaneateles Fire Department March update

On Feb. 15, the Skaneateles Fire Department was notified that it had been awarded an Assistance to

Firefighters Grant by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the amount of $213,038 for the purchase of new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The new SCBA will replace the breathing apparatus that Skaneateles firefighters have been using for more than 20 years. This is the first time, out of three attempts, that the Skaneateles Fire Department has been successful in obtaining this much needed funding.

A friendly reminder, with the recent conclusion of daylight savings time, the members of the Skaneateles Fire Department would like to remind all residents of the Skaneateles Fire District to please change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms if you have not done so already, this simple procedure can save you and the lives of those most important to you.

At this time, the officers and members of the Skaneateles Fire Department would like to welcome our newest members, brothers Bill Lynn and Marty Lynn, to the ranks of Skaneateles’ bravest. To maintain our high level of service, we are always looking for more interested individuals 17 years of age and older to become valued members of the Skaneateles Fire Department. We are people like you — home and business owners, parents, grandparents and students. If you would like more information or are interested in joining the Skaneateles Fire Department, please feel free to stop by station no. 1 Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. to pick up an application or to speak with firefighters about the organization.

During February, the dedicated members of the Skaneateles Fire Department responded to 24 emergency 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.

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