Fulton’s first responders gathered at City Hall to honor the victims of September 11, 2001 with a moment of silence. Seventeen years later, members of Fulton Fire Department, Fulton Police Department, and Menter Ambulance stood together to ensure they embody the mantra: “may we never forget.”
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“It’s really to become more customer service focused and engaged with the community. We want to reach not only our kids but the adults and senior citizens of our community as well. It is our goal to reduce the risk of fire, rescue, and medical events in our community by being involved, relevant, and engaged,” Chief Eiffe said.
Members of the greater Fulton community will have two opportunities to obtain a Naloxone rescue kit after completion of a training class administered by Fulton Fire Department Lieutenant Adam Howard and the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASIS.) Naloxone, more commonly referred to as Narcan, is an opioid antagonist used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Howard and members of OASIS will offer a two-hour training on Monday March 5 and Tuesday March 6 each beginning at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Fulton Municipal Building located at 141 South First Street.
Just over 100 years after their line of duty deaths, Fulton Fire Chief David Eiffe honored two of Fulton’s fallen firefighters, Floyd L. Adel and Leon J. Hammond. Today, Eiffe strives to remember all four of Fulton’s former firefighters whose names are on the NYS Fallen Firefighters Memorial Wall in Albany that lost their lives in service at some point in the department’s 115 years of service. Fulton Fire Department lost firefighters Adel and Hammond almost exactly one year apart, a rough year in department history, Chief Eiffe said. As both line of duty death anniversaries approached, Chief Eiffe and the Fulton Fire Department organized a remembrance ceremony to be held in their honor.
As we slowly transition into the winter of 2017/2018, Fulton Fire Chief David Eiffe would like to take a minute to offer the following tips and safety suggestions: Read the full article for safety suggestions.
Last week, five new hires and two newly promoted Lieutenants were sworn into their positions with the Fulton Fire Department at a ceremony led by the Honorable Judge David Hawthorne. Last week, five new hires and two newly promoted Lieutenants were sworn into their positions with the Fulton Fire Department at a ceremony led by the Honorable Judge David Hawthorne. The following day, Chief Eiffe and Assistant Chief Shane Laws met with NYS Senator Patty Ritchie to unveil the new fire engine that was purchased through funds Senator Ritchie made available for the department.
The Fulton McDonald’s brought together local law enforcement for a public safety appreciation day on Saturday, October 14. Members of the Fulton Fire Department and Fulton Police Department joined B104.7 radio hosts, Ronald McDonald, and Hamburglar to interact with local families. Kids were able to answer fire safety questions with FFD firefighters to receive a bag full of information and items to encourage fire safety practices at home and take a turn sitting in the driver seat of a fire engine. Fulton police officers answered questions, handed out information and treats for kids, and allowed an inside look at patrol cars.
The McDonald’s on South 4th Street in Fulton is celebrating two events with members of the Fulton Fire Department and Fulton Police Department. On Saturday, October 14th from 11a.m.-1p.m., their friends with the Fulton Fire Department & Fulton Police Department will be set up and families will have a chance to get an up close and personal look at a fire engine in the McDonald’s parking lot. On Tuesday, October 17th from 9a.m. to 11a.m., the Fulton McDonald’s will be hosting a “Meet the Chiefs” breakfast where neighbors can meet David Eiffe, the new Fulton Fire Chief and Assistant Chief Shane Laws and learn about their plans for the future.
Firefighters were on scene for nearly 12 hours Tuesday (September 19) as they battled a commercial structure fire in Fulton. Fulton Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 807 S. First St. within three minutes of the call received at 6:50 a.m. The scene was entirely cleared at approximately 6:30 p.m., according to FFD Assistant Chief Shane Laws.
Crews are on scene battling a commercial fire at the Prime Auto used car dealership in Fulton at 807 South First Street. Located at the southern entrance to the city, State Route 481 has been shut down to all traffic in the area. Local police are on scene detouring vehicles off of State Route 481 at the southern entrance to the city and around the fire from the north end on Fay Street. Travelers are advised to avoid the area.