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Keeseville firefighters awarded for Ausable Chasm rescue

This month the Fireman's Association of New York State gave their inaugural award for emergency services to the Keeseville Fire Department. The award was for a rescue last March at the Ausable Chasm. The volunteer firefighters thought they were going to a dead-on-the-scene scenario but when they climbed down the chasm in treacherous conditions they found the person was alive. They rescued the man, Dr. Charles Delise. Gregory Warner spoke with Chief Lenny Martin, one of the rescuers.  Go to full article

Towns Warn of EMT Crisis

New York's Association of Towns is warning that a decrease in volunteers for fire and emergency services, combined with what they consider to be onerous regulations, is leading to a crisis. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Watertown Firefighters Told Not to Photograph Fires

One of the biggest Watertown fires in recent memory took place earlier this month. It started at a machine shop at the former Black Cawson site. The oil-soaked old warehouse burned so hot that it melted fire hoses and burned for two days. Firefighters spent from July 2nd to July 4th at the scene.

During those two days, some firefighters took photographs of the fire. The photos were posted to a firefighters' website, where they attracted attention from the public. Now Watertown Fire Chief Daniel Gaumont has banned all firefighters from taking casual photos at fire scenes. He spoke to Gregory Warner about why.  Go to full article

NY Aids St. Lawrence County with Wireless E-911

A $310,000 state grant is helping St. Lawrence County upgrade its wireless E-911 system. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Lewis County gets 911

It's been a week since Lewis County residents could begin dialing 911 in case of an emergency. With the new system in place, dispatchers now have quick access to information about a caller's location and identity. But, as Jody Tosti reports, county officials say the system hasn't been perfected yet. They still have a few glitches to work out  Go to full article

Firehouse Funding

Canton and Lisbon Fire Departments are getting help from state and federal governments. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Spring Flood Threat in Adirondacks

Martha Foley talks with Essex County Emergency Services Director Ray Thatcher about the flood threat in the Adirondacks this spring.  Go to full article

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