On Tuesday May 1st, 2018, Port Gibson Fire was dispatched for a fully involved structure fire at the corner of Route 31 and Hanley Road. Crews arrived to find flames showing from the first and second story. There was also an adjacent building that caught fire as well. Firefighters from Port Gibson, Newark, Palmyra, and Clifton Springs quickly controlled the blaze. No one was at home during the time of the fire. The cause is still under investigation.
On Saturday April 14th, 2018, The Port Gibson Fire Department conducted a Tanker Operations Training based off of our Tanker Task Force Alarm System. The goal of this training was to ensure that we could flow enough water to safely handle a large structure fire. The training included 18 fire departments from 3 counties, members from the Ontario County Office of Emergency Management, and dispatchers from Ontario County 911. We flowed 174,300 gallons of water over the course of the 2 hour training. We would like to thank all the departments who attended and all the Port Gibson members who helped assist to host this training.
PC - Jef Gallahan
On Monday January 29th, 2018 at 2:21pm, Port Gibson was requested to the scene of a fully involved structure fire on Route 21 in Palmyra. 2212 and 2261 responded with several firefighters to assist Palmyra Fire Dept. in extinguishing the blaze. The homeowners made it out safely. The cause of the fire is still under investigations.
We are happy to introduce our 2018 Line Officers
Chief: Scott Monagle
1st Assistant: Brandon Klahn
2nd Assistant: Kristopher Kemp
Captain: Scott DeCook
Lieutenant: John Wood
We are also happy to introduce our 2018 Executive Officers!
President: Kristen Garrison
Vice President: Scott DeCook
Treasurer: Jack Beha
Secretary: Pauline DeCook
Games of Chance: Megan Wandersee
Head Trustee: Michael Elvin
Trustee: Christina Bliek
Trustee: John Wood
Congratulations to all of our officers and thank you in advance for your time and dedication! Here is to a great year!
On Thursday December 28th, 2017, Port Gibson Fire Department was dispatched to a working garage fire (Box 100 alarm). When officers arrived on scene, they found a garage fully engulfed in flames with multiple exposures. Crews from Port Gibson went right to work to contain and extinguish the blaze. Crews from Newark and Palmyra were brought in for water and manpower. A huge thank you to members of the Newark FD, Palmyra, FD, Car 1 - Ontario County, Truck 35, NYS Police, and NYS DOT for getting roads safe to drive on again. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
On Wednesday December 20th, 2017 at 3:42am, Port Gibson Fire Department was called to assist East Palmyra on a confirmed structure fire on Hogback Hill Road. Port Gibson responded with several firefighters and 2231. When officers arrived on scene, they found a fully engulfed house fire. Crews went right to work to extinguish the blaze. Several departments were dispatched to the scene to bring water. All the residents of the house made it out safely. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Photo Credit - M. Wandersee
The Port Gibson Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting an Open House on Sunday - September 24th from 11am - 3pm. We invite everyone to stop in and check out our apparatus, our station, and meet our members. We have several activities going on during the day. We would love to see you there!
Kids Firefighter Challenge Course
K9 Demonstration by Wayne County Deputy Joe Roeland - 12:00pm
Auto Extrication and Jaws of Life Demonstration - 1:30pm
Free Blood Pressure Checks
Refreshments will be served! We look forward to seeing you on the 24th!
The first signs of SPRING are here and there is no better time to start planning for those summer events, whether it's a family picnic, wedding/ reception, graduation party.... you name it! We have the space for you to host it!
Located on the corners of Bemis St and Canandaigua Street in town The Port Gibson Fireman's field is a large fenced in and safe area for your gathering. With a large pavilion and tons of open space the possibilities are endless. Please Contact Us or request more information here -Rental Information.
At 4:47 am this morning PGFD was called in mutual aid with Palmyra Fire Department for a structure fire. PGFD responded with Engine 2231 and firefighters.
Thank you to all who assisted on this call!
Photos Courtesy of PGFD firefighter C. Bliek.
Port Gibson Fire and Ambulance were dispatched to a one car motor vehicle accident on County Road 7 on 1/8/17. Both fire and EMS responded to the scene to assist the occupants of the vehicle. Luckily, no one was seriously injured. 2261 and several members remianed on scene to assist with traffic control while crews worked to get the truck onto the flatbed. Thank you to all who assisted on the call!
Units on the Scene:
Port Gibson Fire
Port Gibson Ambulance
Finger Lakes Ambulance
New York State Police