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Mon. Aug 10th 2020
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COTTEKILL, NY - A little over a year ago, the Cottekill Fire District placed an order for a new fire engine. In April of this year the district pre-paid the chassis, that saved the taxpayers $3800.00....
Sat. Aug 1st 2020
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Public Notice to BiddersThe Cottekill Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners of Cottekill NY, has authorized liquidation of surplus property by sealed bid. Item offered for sale includes:2005 Pierc...
Sun. Dec 29th 2019
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HUDSON, NY - This holiday season, the members of CVFC adopted two veteran firefighters who now reside at the Firemen's Association of the State of New York's (FASNY's) Firemen's Home w...
Sun. Dec 29th 2019
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COTTEKILL, NY - We all know the words "He's making a list, He's checking it twice"; well on Saturday December 21st, 2019 dear old St. Nick did his annual pre-Christmas sleigh run in ...
Thu. Jul 18th 2019
COTTEKILL, NY - On July 17th, 2019 Fire Chief Brad Fiore promoted Timothy Houck and Erik Whispell from Exterior Firefighter to Interior Firefighter. Both members completed the NYS Interior Firefighte...
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Cottekill Orders New Fire Engine
Fri. Jul 12th 2019

COTTEKILL, NY - Members of the Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company (CVFC)along with Cottekill Fire District commissioners formed a committee back in January 2018 to design a new rescue pumper. Over the next year the committee would meet with several vendors to find the right fit for the community at an affordable price. By February of 2019 the committee had narrowed the field down to two vendors. “This is when the nitty gritty work really began.”, said Chief Brad Fiore. Chief Fiore continued, “Our goal has always been to build a fire truck that will accommodate current and future needs, and provide the utmost safety for the membership while operating on and around it.” 

On April 23, 2019, the Cottekill Fire District passed, by public vote, to purchase a Class A fire truck up to $375,000.00. The district has since contracted with Rosenbauer America to build the 1500 gallon per minute pumper on an International 4 door chassis for $354,000.00. Some of the features of this rescue pumper are 1000 gallon water tank; seating for five firefighters; four SmartDock SCBA seat brackets; two 200’ speedlays; a 200’ booster line in the step area of the cab; rear access ladder into the hosebed; full height & full depth compartments on the driver’s side and full height on the oficer’s side; coffin compartments; rollup compartment doors, multiple tool boards, trays and shelves; and substantial scene lighting all around the apparatus. As a typical rural fire company CVFC does not have the luxury of having dedicated engine, truck, and rescue companies. They design their apparatus to function in many capacities. This particular unit will operate similar to what’s called a squad. It is primarily an engine, but has the tools of a truck and a light rescue. Delivery is expected in the summer of 2020.

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