Today, 2/24/24, the Lacona Fire Department hosted a joint agency snowmobile rescue/MCI drill near the new Pulaski/Boylston groomer barn on Co Rt 50.
Members were present from Williamstown FD, Pulaski FD, Mannsville FD, Lorraine FD, Oswego County Sheriff’s Department, Northern Oswego County Ambulance, Pulaski/Boylston snowmobile club, and Lacona FD.
The drill focused on the incident command structure, triage, and multi agency response/communication. Lacona utilized our snowmobile to transport manpower to and from the accident scene. Lorraine utilized their side by side which has tracks to transport critical patients and manpower. The Battalion IV snowmobile was also utilized to transport patients and manpower.
The training scenario that agencies were dispatched to was multiple snowmobiles had crashed into a groomer on a trail resulting in 6 patients total. All patients were packaged and transported to the casualty collection point approximately 1.5 miles away from the accident scene.
When finished, crews then returned to Lacona FD for an after action debrief, get warm, and enjoy some pizza. Thank you to all participants for coming to our drill today! ... See MoreSee Less
AT&T and Cricket cellular services were reported to be back operational. Lacona crews standing by Lacona FD have returned home. Thank you to the members that stood by today in case of emergency. ... See MoreSee Less
AT&T and Cricket cellular services are experiencing an outage and are not currently operational. If you have AT&T or Cricket and you are experiencing an emergency and need to call 911, if you have wifi you can still call or text 911 with the nature of your emergency. All fire departments, ambulance companies and police departments have personnel staffed on their floor. If you can safely get to one of these emergency stations, personnel will be able to help you further.
Lacona has had crew members and medical personnel at our station since 05:30 this morning in the event someone needs help.
Last night 2/15/24 at 20:15 hours, the Lacona Fire Department was activated to respond mutual aid to Orwell in the area of County Route 22 and Tubbs Rd for a structure fire. Orwell Command requested an engine crew from Lacona. 13-4-3 responded with 4 interior firefighters and 1 scene support firefighter.
While on scene, Lacona’s crew was tasked with ventilating the structure in multiple locations to assist with extinguishing remaining embers.
Alongside Lacona on scene was Orwell FD, Altmar FD, Williamstown FD, Richland FD, Pulaski FD, Sandy Creek FD, McFee Ambulance, Oswego County Fire Coordinators, the Oswego County Cause & Origin Team, New York State Police, and the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department. Lacona returned to service at 22:40 hours.
Yesterday at 15:13 hours, the Lacona Fire Department was activated for a possible structure fire in the area of County Route 15 and County Route 50 in the town of Boylston. Sandy Creek Fire Department, Orwell Fire Department, and the Oswego County Fire Coordinators were activated per automatic mutual aid.
Lacona responded with 13-2-1, 13-4-3, 13-5-1, 13-0-2, and 13-0-1. Upon arrival on scene, no smoke or flames were visible from outside and the residence was already evacuated. Crews discovered a smoke condition inside the residence on the first and second story. Using a thermal imaging camera, crews discovered the fire to be in a wall on the first floor. Crews opened the wall and extinguished the flame before it could spread any further. Upon further investigation, it was determined the fire was caused by radiant heat from a propane stove in the kitchen. Crews investigated both stories, as well as the attic and basement to ensure the fire had not spread and was fully extinguished. The residents were able to return inside once the residence was deemed safe. No injuries were reported during the incident. All crews returned to service at 17:08 hours.
Thank you to the Oswego County 911 Center, Oswego County Fire Coordinators, Sandy Creek FD, Orwell FD, and the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department for all of your help! ... See MoreSee Less