Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company

This page is designed as an informational page for the members of the Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company and the Community it serves. Providing Fire and Emergency Services to the hamlet of Cottekill, NY with 100% Volunteers.

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message. 10/26/2021

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message.

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message.

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message. 10/26/2021

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message.

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message.

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message. 10/26/2021

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message.

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message.

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message. 10/26/2021

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message.

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message.

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message. 10/26/2021

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message.

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message.

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message. 10/26/2021

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message.

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message.

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message. 10/26/2021

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message.

Now it's easier to send Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company a message.

Photos from Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company's post 10/09/2021

Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety! Follow the link to read more about Smoke & CO Alarms for the hearing impaired.

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How to Replace a Smoke Detector's Batteries That Keep Beeping : Home Safety Tips 10/09/2021

How to Replace a Smoke Detector's Batteries That Keep Beeping : Home Safety Tips

Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety! A single chirp from your Smoke or CO detector indicates a low battery. See the video below to see how to change your dector's battery.

https://youtu.be/l70YlizOLXc

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Photos from Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company's post 10/07/2021

Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety! - Also make sure you have a plan. Click below to download this family activity. Sit down with your family and make your plan; then practice it!

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Photos from Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company's post 10/06/2021

Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety! - BEEPING alarms mean smoke or CO.! Get out - Stay out - Call 9-1-1! Download this family activity by clicking the link below. Include all members and put the actions in the correct order.

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Photos from Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company's post 10/05/2021

Get to Know Your Smoke Detectors! Click the link below for a fun and life saving family activity!

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Fire1 10/05/2021

Fire1

If you have a fire or CO issue in your house, dial 9-1-1! The volunteers in your community will leave their homes and jobs to get the fire trucks from the firehouse. When you hear this sound, help is on the way!

Fire1 Fire Siren

Low Battery Chirp 10/05/2021

Low Battery Chirp

Sounds you can Live With! When smoke or CO detectors chirp every 30 seconds they are telling you the battery is low. Replace the batteries immediately. If it continues to chirp, replace the detector.

Low Battery Chirp Low Battery

T4 Wave No Voice 10/05/2021

T4 Wave No Voice

Sounds you can Live With! Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors beep 4 times every few seconds to alert you of a fire. When you hear this sound, get out-stay out- call 9-1-1.

T4 Wave No Voice CO Detector

Audio Clip: Smoke Alarm Beep 10/05/2021

Audio Clip: Smoke Alarm Beep

Sounds you can Live With! Smoke detectors beep 3 times every few seconds to alert you of a fire. When you hear this sound, get out-stay out- call 9-1-1.

Audio Clip: Smoke Alarm Beep Smoke Alarm

Photos from Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company's post 10/05/2021

We apologies for the delayed posting, but we had issues accessing FB through out the day on Monday.

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2021 Fire Prevention Week Theme - "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety" 10/03/2021

2021 Fire Prevention Week Theme - "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety"

Welcome to CVFC’s Fire Prevention Week virtual event. All week long we will post a new fire safety message and a related activity or informational bulletin you can share with your family.

This year's theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire!” Let’s begin with a short video. Return tomorrow for more information on sounds you can live with.

https://youtu.be/dglE1B1ydIk

2021 Fire Prevention Week Theme - "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety" NFPA® is the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week™. This year, Fire Prevention Week is observed between October 3-9, 2021! The 2021 FPW™ campaign, “Learn...

Photos from Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company's post 09/29/2021

As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, the Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company reminds residents to
“Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™”

COTTEKILL, NY (September 29, 2021) – The Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company (CVFC) is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention WeekTM campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire SafetyTM.” This year’s campaign, October 3-9th, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
“What do the sounds mean? Is there a beep or a chirp coming out of your smoke or carbon monoxide
alarm? Knowing the difference can save you, your home, and your family,” said Lorraine Carli, vice-president of outreach and advocacy at NFPA.

The CVFC encourages all residents to embrace the 2021 Fire Prevention Week theme.
“It’s important to learn the different sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. When an alarm makes noise—a beeping sound or a chirping sound—you must take action!” said CVFC Fire Chief, Brad Fiore. “Make sure everyone in the home understands the sounds of the alarms and knows how to respond. To learn the sounds of your specific smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, check the manufacturer’s instructions that came in the box, or search the brand and model online.”

CVFC wants to share safety tips to help you “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”
• A continuous set of three loud beeps—beep, beep, beep—means smoke or fire. Get out, call 9-1-1, and
stay out.
• A single chirp every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and must be changed.
• All smoke alarms must be replaced after 10 years.
• Chirping that continues after the battery has been replaced means the alarm is at the end of its life and
the unit must be replaced.
• Make sure your smoke and CO alarms meet the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.
The CVFC is hosting a series of daily informational posts on our page (@CVFC23) in support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”.
To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Cottekill, please visit the CVFC at www.cottekillfire.org. For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and fire prevention in general, visit www.fpw.org.

09/19/2021
09/11/2021

We remember 9/11…

Our brothers and sisters of FDNY lost 343 firefighters that day. Since then an additional 250 firefighters have lost their lives as a result of their efforts working at ground zero.

We remember FDNY Engine Co.23

CVFC sponsored a brick at the Highland Hose Co.’s September 11th Memorial this year in the name of Firefighter Hector Tirado Jr of Engine 23. But Hector was not the only member of the company lost that day.

Hector Tirado Jr - Firefighter
Mark Whitford - Firefighter
John Marshall - Firefighter
Robert McPadden - Firefighter
James Pappageorge - Firefighter

CVFC remembers Jane L. Simpkin, the sister of our dear friend and past member, Helena Hough. Jane was aboard flight 175 which struck the South Tower. Interestingly Engine 23 was operating in the South Tower when is collapsed.

We remember the heroic efforts of another of our own, John Michalski - Firefighter (Ret.). John was working in NYC at the time. He was able to reach his wife here in Cottekill and requested she bring his gear down. John spent hours helping dig through the rubble.

Hector - thank you for your sacrifice
Jane - you are missed
Helena - our hearts are with you
John - thank you for your compassion

We remember 9/11…

Our brothers and sisters of FDNY lost 343 firefighters that day. Since then an additional 250 firefighters have lost their lives as a result of their efforts working at ground zero.

We remember FDNY Engine Co.23

CVFC sponsored a brick at the Highland Hose Co.’s September 11th Memorial this year in the name of Firefighter Hector Tirado Jr of Engine 23. But Hector was not the only member of the company lost that day.

Hector Tirado Jr - Firefighter
Mark Whitford - Firefighter
John Marshall - Firefighter
Robert McPadden - Firefighter
James Pappageorge - Firefighter

CVFC remembers Jane L. Simpkin, the sister of our dear friend and past member, Helena Hough. Jane was aboard flight 175 which struck the South Tower. Interestingly Engine 23 was operating in the South Tower when is collapsed.

We remember the heroic efforts of another of our own, John Michalski - Firefighter (Ret.). John was working in NYC at the time. He was able to reach his wife here in Cottekill and requested she bring his gear down. John spent hours helping dig through the rubble.

Hector - thank you for your sacrifice
Jane - you are missed
Helena - our hearts are with you
John - thank you for your compassion

09/01/2021

Be Prepared for fire. Repetitivly practicing your home fire escape plan is important. Know how to exit every room while blindfolded.

08/22/2021

This weekend Hurricane Henri may impact our area. This may cause flooding and loss of power.

Do not drive through flooded roadways. Stay away from downed utility wires. Use flashlights, not candles for emergency lighting. Keep running generators away from buildings. Test you smoke and CO detectors.

This weekend Hurricane Henri may impact our area. This may cause flooding and loss of power.

Do not drive through flooded roadways. Stay away from downed utility wires. Use flashlights, not candles for emergency lighting. Keep running generators away from buildings. Test you smoke and CO detectors.

COVID-19 Vaccination Resource Center – Ulster County COVID-19 Information 08/18/2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Resource Center – Ulster County COVID-19 Information

County vaccination center opening Friday August 20th at the Kingston Plaza. Additional vaccination information and resources also available by following this link.

COVID-19 Vaccination Resource Center – Ulster County COVID-19 Information All people over the age of 12 are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Pfizer is approved for ages 12+ while Moderna is approved for ages 18+. As of 8/16/21, 76.5% of Ulster County residents over the age of 18 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Since the first confirmed....

The IPAWS National Test 08/09/2021

The IPAWS National Test

FEMA, FCC Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert Test for Aug. 11
https://www.fema.gov/event/ipaws-national-test

The IPAWS National Test FEMA and FCC Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert Test for August 11th. Test messages will be sent to TVs and radios, along with select cell phones that have opted-in to receive test messages.

What It's Like 07/28/2021

What It's Like

CVFC is not looking for hero’s, we’re looking for neighbors. Consider joining our Energency Service Organization. Find out more by signing up for this informational meeting.

What It's Like Are you interested in volunteering with your local volunteer fire department? The best way to see what it’s like to be a volunteer firefighter is to hear the perspectives of people who do it each day. Join the National Volunteer Fire Council for this free informational session to hear from three e...

Firefighting Basics: Transitional Fire Attack | Fire Engineering 07/12/2021

Firefighting Basics: Transitional Fire Attack | Fire Engineering

Firefighting Basics: Transitional Fire Attack | Fire Engineering In this firefighting fundamentals article, Mark van der Feyst takes a look at the theory and practice of transitional attack.

Photos from Marbletown Rail Trail's post 07/10/2021

On Thursday afternoon, July 8th, CVFC along with the High Falls Fire Department we’re dispatched to a tree fire on the rail trail about 3/4 of a mile north of Marcott Rd. Additional assistance was requested from the Bloomington Fire Department with their mini-pumper. The tree was struck by lightning during the storm the previous night and burned on the inside for hours. The initial fire was knocked down with a fire extinguisher, then the tree was cut down to complete the extinguishment (see photos). Thank you to our mutual aid partners.

Timeline Photos 06/14/2021

Same concept for the standby crew. If we are filling in at another station and the crew from that house has been working hard, give them a hand at getting back in service before you head home to our house. Let them take a break and do the heavy lifting for them.

Away Games & Respect.

Mutual Aid Fires are sometimes the best ones, not to much paperwork after, less clean up when you get back to the house (usually). But. . . When you go to an away game, remember what that means. You are a GUEST at someone’s else’s Fire. It’s the same as if you went to a buddies house for a party. Would you leave it a mess, no, you offer to help clean up just like you should at the fire. Help pack the hose if needed, help clean tools, put ladders away.

Now the respect part, if you go into someone’s city. Your rank don’t mean s**t, you respect the officer who is in charge of that job or the boss working the floor. Don’t try and come in to take over someone’s show. Can you help, 💯, that’s why we are there, to help. Don’t tell someone at their fire to “Go find something else to do”. Respect their Fire Department and remain humble as a GUEST in their district.

04/24/2021

Is there a Fire in You? See some of our members in action

Fire Truck Tour 04/24/2021

Fire Truck Tour

Get a close up look at our new Engine 12 https://youtu.be/6sLldWna6cY

Fire Truck Tour A walk around our new Engine 12

Firehouse Tour 04/24/2021

Firehouse Tour

Take a tour of our station https://youtu.be/jazZy1mGvKs

Firehouse Tour Take a look inside the Cottekill Firehouse

Mark Bezos: A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter 04/24/2021

Mark Bezos: A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter

Its the little things that count! Listen to NY volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos, as he tells us how we can all make a difference.

https://youtu.be/sAQfzHBpRsc

Mark Bezos: A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter http://www.ted.com Volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos tells a story of an act of heroism that didn't go quite as expected -- but that taught him a big lesson: ...

04/24/2021

Have a question about being a volunteer? You can ask us right here on Facebook, email us at [email protected] or check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here http://cottekillfire.org/custom.html?id=26304

Have a question about being a volunteer? You can ask us right here on Facebook, email us at [email protected] or check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here http://cottekillfire.org/custom.html?id=26304

Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company 04/24/2021

Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company

To learn more about the benefits of being a volunteer firefighter with the Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company, follow this link http://cottekillfire.org/custom.html?id=26281

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240 Cottekill Rd
Cottekill, NY
12419

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Fire Company members meet every Wednesday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Fire District Commissioners meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm
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