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September 23, 2018


Fulton Fire Department

FFD Purchases Tools Through SUNOCO Donation

Through a donation from the Fulton SUNOCO Ethanol plant, the FFD was able to purchase a new fire fighting vent saw, rechargeable hand lights and a new set of Iron’s (axe/halligan) all to be placed on the departments newly acquired 1998 Pierce 100′ Platform ladder truck.

Fulton Fire Department Swears In New Chief, Assistant Chief, Captain

The three newest leaders of the Fulton Fire Department were officially sworn in to their new positions Thursday evening (June 29.) The ceremony came following the retirement of former fire chief Paul Foster effective the same day whose 32 years of service is included in a total of 155 years of experience retiring from the FFD within the week. Family, friends, community members, and fellow firefighters gathered together as the FFD swore in a new chief, assistant chief, and captain.

City of Fulton, Fire Department Reach Contract Agreement, Avoid Arbitration

On the brink of heading to arbitration, the city of Fulton and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3063 representing the Fulton Fire Department have reached a contract agreement after years of failed negotiations. After the previous contract expired at the end of 2014, city officials and union representatives failed to agree on the conditions of a new three-year contract. Yesterday, (June 15) both parties approved a contract that closely resembles the most recent contract between the city and the CSEA.

FFD Honors Former Assistant Chief Killed In Line Of Duty

It was 90 years ago today when Fulton Fire Department’s Assistant Chief, Elsworth J. Rude rushed into a burning house in attempt to save what was assumed to be sleeping members of the Dwyer family. At 63 years old, Assistant Chief Rude showed no hesitation to perform his duties although ultimately, that meant losing his life. Today, incoming Chief of the Fulton Fire Department, David Eiffe shared the story of Fulton’s own hero Elsworth Rude on the 90th anniversary of his death during a remembrance ceremony in his honor.

Fulton Fire Displaces Six Adults, Three Children

Fulton Fire Department reported to a fire yesterday (May 19) around 7:30 p.m. on State Street in the city of Fulton. According to the American Red Cross, immediate emergency assistance is being provided to nine residents of the home composed of six adults and three children.

Increase in Fire Reports Throughout County ‘Normal’ During Winter

Although fire and ice don’t generally mix well, winter weather brings about the ideal conditions to cause structural fires. Recently, Oswego County Today has received multiple reports of structure fires throughout the county including a large barn fire at a local farm, an apartment complex fire that left numerous families without homes and a garage fire believed to have been started by a wood stove. These reportings, along with many others, have left our readers wondering what is going on to cause such a spike in fires throughout the county. Read the full article for information and tips from Fulton City Fire Department’s Assistant Fire Chief David Eiffe in regards to winter fires.

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