The West Glenville Fire Company is a volunteer
emergency service provider made up of neighbors
from your community. We are a volunteer
organization with nearly 20 active members that
volunteer thousands of hours each year. We
volunteer our time and skills to assist the residents
and visitors of our response district during fire,
rescue and medical emergencies. We respond
to your emergency, 24 hours a day, seven days a
week, 365 days a year.
Fortunately for our organization, there are hundreds of residents, like you, in our community who realize the high cost involved in emergency services. Providing the tools, training and equipment to save lives and protect property is an expensive
task. West Glenville Fire Company wants to meet the challenge of providing the highest quality fire service apparatus, equipment, and training to answer calls for help in our community.
West Glenville Fire Company is now conducting its annual fund drive and we are asking for your continued support. Your donations in the past year has allowed us to purchase the first half of the Jaws of Life, a Hurst Electric Cutter with extra battery and charger. This is an upgrade from our older hydraulic cutter. We are now capable of cutting the steel and alloy metals used in newer cars. The old cutter was unable to cut through roll cages and reinforced parts in cars as common as a Subaru.
Another advantage is portability. We are no longer tethered to the cutter’s power source with 100 ft. of hydraulic hose. This allows us easier use far from the roadway and better
easier use far from the roadway and better maneuverability. With the extra battery and charger we now have a backup power source. Using a battery and charger similar to most power drills, space has been freed up on the engine to carry other important equipment. Because of your support not only did we purchase a new cutter but were able to purchase a Rhino glass cutting tool. This electric cutter is able to cut through the new laminated glass that is in vehicles 2017 model year and newer.
Each year we choose a piece of equipment that is needed to help the members of our community as the focus for our fund drive. This year we are raising money for the matching Hurst spreaders that make up the other half of the Jaws of Life set.
Like the cutters this will be a significant upgrade to the equipment we are using now. All donations will help fund a budget shortfall within the Fire District.
The West Glenville Fire Company appreciates any donations to help us meet the department goals. Every dollar you donate helps the West
Glenville Fire Company serve people in need. You and your donations play a critical role in helping our community. Money donated is used to purchase equipment or support our firefighters. Our annual fund drive request is by newsletter only. We do not solicit any donations by telephone so please
be cautious about telephone calls soliciting funds for your local fire company. In addition we do not employ a telemarketer to handle our fund drive. All efforts are handled by our volunteers. This means 100% of your donation goes to the West Glenville Fire Company and in turn the community.
The members of the West Glenville Fire Company would like to thank the community for the continued support that has been received over the years. Your support and appreciation always makes our job easier and more fulfilling.
Please use the enclosed envelope to mail a check made payable to the “West Glenville Fire Company.”
Don Robar Jr.
President, West Glenville Fire Company
By their very nature emergencies happen at the
most unexpected times. Know how to identify an
emergency and knowing what to do in advance
will keep confusion and chaos at bay, and may very
well save a life.
Stroke: Know what it means to be F.A.S.T.
FACE DROOPING Does one side of the face
droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the
person’s smile uneven or lopsided?
ARM WEAKNESS Is one arm weak or numb? Ask
the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift
SPEECH DIFFICULTY Is speech slurred? Is the
person unable to speak or hard to understand?
Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like
“The sky is blue.” Is the person able to correctly
repeat the words?
TIME TO CALL 9-1-1 If someone shows any of
these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away,
call 9-1-1 and say, “I think this is a stroke” to help
get the person to the hospital immediately. Time
is important! Don’t delay, and also note the time
when the first symptoms appeared. Emergency
responders will want to know.
For more information, check out:
Don’t wait to get help if you experience any of
these heart attack warning signs. Although some
heart attacks are sudden and intense, most start
slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Pay attention
to your body — and call 911 if you feel:
Captain, West Glenville Fire Company
glenville lending and safety program
WHO ARE WE?
Feel free to contact a member of the West Glenville Auxiliary:
We are lending out first aid kits and personal locator beacons to residents of Fire District 6. These are very useful for camping trips, hikes, etc. Also those who are not residents of the fire district can borrow them if they are sponsored by a fire company member. For more info, contact the fire company.
message from the chief
is your house number visible?
Hello West Glenville Residents,
Last year I talked about the importance of smoke
detectors and how early notice of a fire can
save life’s. But that early notice won’t help the
fire department find your house. When you call
emergency personnel such as the police, an
ambulance, or the fire department, they should be
able to identify your home as quickly as possible.
Don’t make the job more difficult by obscuring
your street address. An amazing number of
houses in West Glenville have no visible address
numbers. If they are visible during the day, they
become invisible at night. It’s a particular concern
in semi-rural areas such as West Glenville, where
properties can be far apart, making address
numbers particularly important. The oven fire may
quickly become a full-blown kitchen fire or worse
before we arrive.
In an effort to serve you better, we are requesting
that residents and business owners cooperate in
posting their street numbers on their homes or the
end of there driveway and mailboxes.
A few suggested guidelines:
Another concern to consider is that depending on
the emergency, we may have mutual aid assistance
responding from a neighboring town. They may
not be familiar with the streets and numbering,
particularly those streets with gaps in numbering.
This is all the more reason to have a house number
clearly posted by your front door or at the end of
You never know when you may be the next one
to call 911 for an emergency. Be sure your house
number is posted AND VISIBLE FROM THE ROAD
so you can be found as quickly as possible as every
Chief, West Glenville Fire Company