News & Announcements

WMD Training to be offered (Pilot Refresher Requirement)

Two sessions of NYS and FEMA approved WMD training will be offered as a component of the Pilot Refresher Core Content Program being held at the Fire Training Center. The sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, December 4 and Thursday, December 6, 2007 both from 7 – 10 pm. The instructor will be Chief George June of CPHM. Preregistration is not required and there is no charge to attend either session. Attendance at both sessions is required to receive a FEMA course completion certificate which also fulfills the DOH required 6 hours of WMD training for participants in the Pilot Refresher Program.

CPHM to Sponsor Captain Al Haynes

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Ambulance has booked the internationally acclaimed speaker Captain Al Haynes on Wednesday, September 5th from 7-9 pm at Waterford-Halfmoon High School (125 Middletown Rd, Waterford NY 12188). Attendees are eligible for 2 REMO CEUs. Capt. Haynes piloted United Airlines flight 232 when it crashed in Sioux City, Iowa on July 19, 1989 in a spectacular ball of flames. You are invited to listen to Capt. Haynes explain how five factors came together to save 184 lives from what appeared to be certain doom. Audiences leave this presentation empowered to save many more lives by applying this valuable information to situations they encounter. The program is open to anyone who wishes to attend. Preregistration is not required and there is no charge to attend. Click here for a poster advertising the presentation. For additional information on Captain Haynes, click here.

Saratoga County Fair – Help Needed!

The 2007 Saratoga County Fair will run from Tuesday, July 17th through Sunday, July 22nd. EMS volunteers, staffed ambulances, and equipment loans are needed. EMS providers are being sought for coverage from 9 am until midnight each day; staffed ambulances are needed evenings from 6 pm until midnight; and loans of oxygen cylinders with flow meters are needed for the week. Organizers plan a July informational meeting for any interested EMS personnel. Please contact either Jeff Reisner (885-4587 or or Stan DeLong (885-5381, ext 2201 or for more information.

Saratoga Lake Rte 9P Bridge Project Hearing Scheduled

The Draft Design Report for the Route 9P over Saratoga Lake Outlet Bridge Project is currently available for review. In addition, a Public Hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, July 26, 2007 at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. An Open House will begin at 5:30 pm with Department representatives available to answer questions followed by the Hearing at 6:30 pm. Click here to view/download the hearing notice for additional details or visit the project website at If you have any questions, feel free to contact Erica Gundrum, Project Manager, at (518) 388-0225.