Welcome to the official site of the Cumberland Head Volunteer Fire Department...
We hope you find our homepage informative and will visit us again soon.
C.H.F.D. serves the citizens of Cumberland Head in the Town of Plattsburgh, in the Clinton County, New York. We provide fire protection, rescue, and emergency medical assist services to a community of approximately 1,200 citizens. Our goal is a simple one, “to serve and protect the citizens of the community."
Our Mission statement
“The mission statement of Cumberland Head Volunteer Fire Department is to protect and serve the citizens of the fire and rescue district from the ravages of fire and any other hazards that may occur.”
“To accomplish this, Cumberland Head Volunteer fire department provides response to fires, rescues, medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents, and other emergencies as they happen. These services are provided immediately to any person who has a need anywhere within the district of Cumberland Head Volunteer Fire Department, by promptly serving those in need.”
Cumberland Head is located in Clinton County, New York. click here for map
Anyone interested in helping out please stop by our station on Mondays at 7 p.m.
Strong seasonal winds are upon us and the men and women of the Cumberland Head Volunteer Fire Department urge Clinton County residents to use caution at home, in the workplace and on the road.
Roadways become treacherous with powerful winds and slick leaves. Slowing down and being extra alert around curves is very important.
Strong winds compound wildfire danger. We therefore ask residents - especially those in foothill and wildland communities, to use caution with all flame or spark producing equipment, including vehicles and power tools. Those living in hazardous brush areas should remain vigilant, and report nearby smoke and flames immediately to 9-1-1.
Additional preparation, such as a fire safety survey of your property and a review of household emergency and neighborhood evacuation plans can help remove the apprehension that many of us feel when winds begin to blow.
With the possibility of downed power lines causing local power outages, drivers should use extreme caution when approaching darkened traffic signals. Whether driving on a main thoroughfare or a side street, motorists should treat all non-functioning traffic signals as a four way stop.
If you encounter downed wires, assume them to be energized and potentially lethal. Be careful that such wires haven't electrically charged puddles of water, chain link fences or other conductive sources.
Now is a good time to fully charge your cell phone, check your flashlights, portable radios and spare batteries. Place these items strategically, and make sure others know how to find them.
And finally, please take a moment now to secure household items, such as outdoor furniture, that could cause harm or damage if catapulted by a wind gust, and to remove flammable items from around your home.