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Tip a Canton Volunteer Firefighter/EMT Set for Aug. 21

August 18, 2014 Business, Fire No Comments

(Submitted) Dish ‘n Dat will host its annual Tip a Canton Volunteer Firefighter/EMT event on Thursday, Aug. 21.

During the event, Canton’s volunteer firefighters & EMTs assist Dish ‘n Dat’s professional wait staff, during both the lunch and dinner service. Their roles will include: hosting, seating, clearing tables, carrying out food or helping out behind the bar.

People can visit www.cantonfireandems.org to download a Dish’n Dat Tip a Canton Volunteer Firefighter/EMT Coupon for themselves, a friend, family member and/or neighbor. The coupon can also be printed from the file at the end of this story.   … Continue Reading

Man Charged with Evading In Canton Hit-And-Run Accident

August 13, 2014 Fire, Police No Comments
Life Star on Bowdoin Field Tuesday night.  Photo by John Fitts

Life Star on Bowdoin Field Tuesday night.
Photo by John Fitts

Canton Police have charged a 26-year-old New Hartford man in connection with a Tuesday a vehicle/pedestrian accident near Canton High School.

Joshua Lacombe, 26, of 430 Main St., New Hartford was charged with evading responsibility after allegedly leaving the scene where a 32-year-old man sustained injuries on Simonds Avenue Tuesday night, police said. That injured man was flown to Hartford Hospital via LIFE STAR, police said.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

Police responded to the area in front of the school entrance short after 9 p.m. Tuesday after they received a 9-1-1 call. Officers found about the man lying in the road. He had been walking a dog at the time. The animal was not injured. LIFE STAR responded and airlifted the man.

The town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department responded, fire police closed the road and a Simsbury ambulance crew attended to the patient until LIFE STAR came. Canton’s ambulance crew was on another call at the time. The North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction Squad assisted at the scene.

Police received a tip after media outlets released the story and told the public that officers were seeking additional information. Canton officers and state police then responded to 430 Main St. in New Hartford and found the suspect and vehicle, police said.

Lacombe was brought to the Canton Police Department, charged with evading and released a $5,000 non-surety bond.

Canton Compass caught up to Lacombe Wednesday but he declined comment for now.

The investigation is ongoing, police said. See more about the accident in our earlier story here.

 

 

Tip a Canton Volunteer Firefighter/EMT to Take Place on Aug. 21

(Submitted) Dish ‘n Dat announces its annual fundraiser for the Town of Canton Volunteer Fire & EMS Department — Tip a Canton Volunteer Firefighter/EMT.

During the event, set for Aug. 21, Canton’s volunteer firefighters & EMTs assist Dish ‘n Dat’s professional wait staff, during both the lunch and dinner service. Their roles will include: hosting, seating, clearing tables, carrying out food or helping out behind the bar.

The Departmentencourages everyone to visit www.cantonfireandems.org to download a Dish’n Dat Tip a Canton Volunteer Firefighter/EMT Coupon for themselves, a friend, family member and/or neighbor. (or print it from the file at the end of this story).   … Continue Reading

Two Sent to Area Hospital After Friday Afternoon Accidents on Route 44

July 25, 2014 Fire, Police No Comments

accidentTwo people were sent to an area hospital from two accidents on Route 44 Friday afternoon accidents, police said.

Shortly after 1 p.m. a three-car accident occurred at Route 44 and Brass Lantern Road (near La Trattoria), police said. … Continue Reading

Firefighters Contain Fire Around Porch of Historic Building on Route 44 in Canton

July 23, 2014 Fire No Comments
Photo by John Fitts

Photo by John Fitts

(Updated at 10:32 a.m. Thursday) Firefighters were able to extinguish a blaze that broke out around the porch area of 185 Albany Turnpike at approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

Town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department Chief Richard Hutchings said the fire was largely contained to the mulch and vegetation on one side of the building’s porch. No wires were down and the cause of the fire was not immediately known, he said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Fire Marshal Adam Libros said Thursday morning.

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Canton Police Investigating Untimely Death; Military Grenade Found at Scene

July 14, 2014 Fire, Police No Comments

Canton police are investigating an untimely death.

Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Monday, officers and an ambulance crew from the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department responded to 462 Dowd Ave. in the Canton Village Condominium Complex after a 9-1-1 call about an unresponsive individual, police said.

Personnel determined the man, identified as Kent Sears,67, of 462 Dowd Ave. had been deceased for an extended amount of time, police said.  … Continue Reading

Canton Volunteer Firefighters, Others Rescue Injured Kayaker from Banks of Farmington River

July 7, 2014 Fire No Comments
The town of Canton Fire and EMS Department's "Marine 1" was used in the rescue.

The town of Canton Fire and EMS Department’s “Marine 1” was used in the rescue.

Members of the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department rescued an injured kayaker from the edge of the Farmington River Monday afternoon.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., after a call from New Hartford officials, the department sent its Rescue (9) vehicle, Ambulance (Car 10) and manpower to help remove a patient from the edge of the river in the Satan’s Kingdom gorge, Fire Capt. Scott Goeben said. … Continue Reading

Canton Volunteer Firefighters Extinguish Car Fire

June 25, 2014 Fire No Comments
Photo by Zack Johnson.

Photo by Zack Johnson.

The town of Canton Fire and EMS Department responded to a car fire at Routes 179 and 44 Wednesday evening.

The fire broke out in the engine bay of a car that the operator had stopped at the traffic light on Route 179, ready to turn left on to Route 44, said Lt. Johnathan Gotaski.

The call came in at approximately 7 p.m. and took about 20 minutes to control, Gotaski said.

Engine 4, Engine 1 and Squad 5 responded to the call. Engine 6 and Tanker 7 also responded but were canceled.

There was no immediate cause identified and the fire is under investigation by the fire marshal’s office, Gotaski added

 

Click for Video courtesy of Chris Melite

 

Canton Volunteer Fire & EMS Department in Recruitment Mode for Cadet Program

May 21, 2014 Fire No Comments
Joseph Viener, Tom Gotaski and Megan Casey. Photo by John Fitts

Joseph Viener, Tom Gotaski and Megan Casey.
Photo by John Fitts

Since the 1980s, the Town of Canton Volunteer Fire & EMS Department has guided more than 100 young men and women through its Cadet Program.

Young people who join the Program get hands-on experience in a wide variety of emergency and medical services. Many participants actually continue to serve as volunteer firefighters and/or EMTs into adulthood.

Cadets attend both Program and Department meetings, drills and respond to emergency dispatches. As they learn and become more proficient with various situations, their skills are put to increased use. … Continue Reading

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