Banksville Independent Fire Department


2021 Incidents
Jan 27
Feb 25
Mar 36
Apr 23
May 31
Jun 33
Jul 37
Aug 29
Sep 29
Oct 18
Nov 43
Dec
Total 331

Past Incidents
2020 358
2019 343
2018 406
2017 364
2016 397
2015 355
2014 418
2013 423
2012 437
2011 452
2010 425
2009 321
2008 302
2007 355
Total 5356

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In Memory of Joseph Santoro

Chief of Department Al Farquhar, November 22

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of 50 year member Joseph Santoro.

Joe joined the Fire Police in January of 1971 and rose to the rank of Lieutenant. Joe was an instrumental part of forming the Board of Directors, on which he served for many years. He was chairman of the Nominating Committee for our annual elections and served on the Apparatus Replacement Committee.

Joe could ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Disconnecting the car battery to de-energize the vehicle
Disconnecting the car battery to de-energize the vehicle

BIFD Vehicle Extrication Drill

BIFD Staff, July 21

On Wednesday, July 21st of 2021 BIFD members participated in a vehicle extrication drill. Using a car that was donated to our firehouse, members were refreshed and taught the proper ways to extricate a potential patient out of a vehicle safely, de-energization of a vehicle as well as various stabilization techniques.

This drill lasted approximately two hours and all attending members were able to ... (Full Story & Photos)

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BIFD Flash Fire Training

BIFD Staff, March 07

On Sunday, March 7th of 2021 Chief Farquhar, Capt. Barker, 1st Lt. Bajraktari, and FF. Kottoor participated in a fire behavior/flashover simulator hosted at the Bedford Fire Department's headquarters by Flash Fire Industries.

This was approximately a 7-hour training which included a 3.5-hour lecture and a 3.5-hour practical hands-on portion where members were able to enter the flashfire trailer ... (Full Story & Photos)

Picture taken from @flash_fire_industries Instagram showing conditions inside of the training trailer.
Picture taken from @flash_fire_industries Instagram showing conditions inside of the training trailer.

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Congratulations Firefighter Alyson Kaplan on completing Firefighter 1!!!!
Congratulations Firefighter Alyson Kaplan on completing Firefighter 1!!!!

BIFD Update

BIFD Staff, March 06

Pictures of recent happenings at BIFD. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2020 Year End Review

December 31

2020 was a busy year for us! It threw some real obstacles at us as first responders with the COVID-19 pandemic. Once "routine" calls became a little more complex with having to don more personal protective equipment, more frequent decontamination of the fire house and apparatus and limiting our hands on training as well as company meetings to prevent the spread.

In May, we had an unexpected loss ... (Full Story & Photos)

Not typical Banksville fashion, there is still some supply line left in the hose bed!
August 2020
Not typical Banksville fashion, there is still some supply line left in the hose bed! August 2020

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