Another busy year for Bolton Vol. Fire Company. 156 calls for service for the year 2023 The Bolton Volunteer Fire Company has begun an “Opioid Overdose Responder” program. We are the first non-EMS fire department in the state to carry and if necessary administer Narcan a.k.a. Naloxone to persons suffering from an opioid overdose. This life saving medication will be carried on several pieces of fire apparatus. This medication not only benefits the public but also firefighters who may be accidently exposed to a narcotic.

CONGRADULATIONS to new members. Josh Baker, Will Persons and Griffin Lambert who successfully passed the Interior Firefighting Operations class (IFO).

Recently the fire department held their annual elections of officers. The department is lucky to have Past chief Jeremy Coon return to the line officer position as second assistant chief and Chris Andersen move up from Lt. to third assistant chief. We also want to thank Robert “Butch LaGoy for his many years of service as assistant chief. You can see the complete line up on the Chief officers page.

2023 Year to Date Statistics

Year 2023 calls for service – 156

Training hours

In 2023 the members of the fire department accrued four hundred and fifty training hours. The is a combination of both in house weekly training and outside training that the members take on their own time. Most of the training hours for January and February (321 manhours) were spent on ice rescue training. With the mild winter and Lake George not freezing completly, but other local bodies of water freezing over it was imparative that we all become proficient in all aspects of ice and surface water rescue.