Banksville Independent Fire Department

2022 Incidents
Total 0

Past Incidents
2021 371
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 5727

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Banksville Fire Department, July 19


today BIFD took a field trip to Camp Kick-a-Poo! Campers got to climb on the truck, learn about radios, helmets and other parts of the gear (and even try some gear on!). We had so much fun and hope the campers did too!

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Mulch Pile Fire 1/2021
Mulch Pile Fire 1/2021

2021 Year End Review

December 31

During 2021, we answered 371 calls for the year. These calls varied from automatic fire alarms, ems calls, car accidents and both Tankers responding mutual aid to working fires. 172 of these calls where with Greenwich , which we run a duel response with. We also responded 5 times into Stamford, CT which we have a long standing mutual aid agreement with being geographically close to them.

Here are ... (Full Story & Photos)

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)

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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