Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Just after 3:00 am units from Monroe FD were dispatched to a house on fire on Clarke Street in the village of Monroe. Units arrived to a 2.5 story house with fire showing from side 1 and quickly requested the 2nd alarm which brought R-581 as the FAST. Car 3 (Bates) and R-581 responded within 3 minutes with 7 men. The FAST arrived to find the main body of fire knocked down and set up on side 1. Command requested the FAST split with 3 members reporting to the 2nd floor to open up, while 4 members maintained a FAST presence. Eventually the entire crew was put to work opening up the 2nd floor and hitting hot spots. The crew returned to Washingtonville in just over 2 hours.
Friday, June 17, 2016
At 3:00 pm units from Washingtonville were dispatched to the area of Round Hill School for a head on MVA. As Car 2 (Hearn) called responding OC911 advised they were now receiving reports of a subject trapped and unconscious in the vehicle. Car 2 arrived on scene and confirmed a head on MVA with 1 subject trapped in the vehicle. Car 3 and R-581 arrived and began the extrication by removing the driver's side door and then performing a dash roll to free the patient. E-582 stood by on scene with a hoseline. SMFD responded with E-549 to establish a landing zone at the school as well as R-561 to assist with the extrication. The patient was removed from the vehicle within 18 minutes of the rescue's arrival. The patient was turned over to BGVAC and LifeNet for transport.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Just after 1930 the Vails Gate Fire Department was dispatched to Forest Glen in the town of New Windsor for a reported house on fire. Units from VGFD arrived to find a 2 story private house well involved. R-581 and car (Hearn) were on the road in under 1 minute from dispatch as the FAST. Units from Vails Gate began to knock down the fire with master streams. Once the bulk of the fire was knocked down units entered the rear of the house to complete over haul. 2 members from R-581 were used to assist while a FAST of 5 members remained assembled on side 1. Washingtonville units returned to the village approximately 1.5 hours later.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Sunday morning at 0214 Orange County 911 began receiving reports of a house on fire on Rt. 208 north of the village of Washingtonville. Car 3 (Bates) arrived and reported a 2 story private house with fire showing from 2 floors in the rear and requested a 2nd alarm. Car 1 (Skelly) arrived just before E-584 and assumed command. The crew from E-584 (6) split with 2 members performing a primary search and 3 members getting an 1.75" line in place. The crew stretched their line in the front door and began to knock the large volume of fire on the first floor. T-579 arrived and also split their crew. 2 members began to place ground ladder and 2 members stretched a back up line, due to the fact that primary searches were negative and the resident was reporting all occupants outside. T-579 stretched their 1.75" line to the 2nd floor and knocked down all visible fire. Once the visible fire was knocked down on both floors members on 2nd floor still found heavy smoke and high heat conditions. Fire was found in the knee walls and ceilings behind the lathe and plaster. Multiple mutual aid crews were used to open up inside and to cut the roof. Departments who assisted on scene were Salisbury Mills, Maybrook, Goshen, Chester, Vails Gate, Montgomery and Coldenham. Campbell Hall Fire Department established a near by water supply and South Blooming Grove and Cornwall were on stand by in Washingtonville. Units remained on scene throughout the early morning assisting investigators and opening up to check for hot spots. There were 3 minor injuries to firefighters. They were treated on scene and were not transported.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Just after 2:30 pm units from Salisbury Mills and Washingtonville E-580 were alerted for "smoke coming from a house" in the Mountain Lodge Park community. As units were responding PD arrived and reported a working house fire. SMFD car 1 arrived and advised of a 1 story 20x30 residence with fire showing and requested the 2nd alarm. The house was situated at the end of one of the trail like roads in Mountain Lodge making access difficult. In coming units utilized 2 separate trails to get to the fire building. E-580 arrived as the second due engine and stretched a line to side 4 of the well involved house. TA-577 responded on the second alarm and supplied SMFD E-546 (first due engine). Units remained on scene for just under 1.5 hours before returning to Washingtonville.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
At approximately 1620 hours Orange County 911 began receiving calls of a "structure fire" on Heard Road in the Tomahawk Lake area of the town of Blooming Grove. Conflicting reports were being received as to whether it was a residential fire or a shed on fire. Car 1 (Skelly) and Car 3 (Bates) along with E-584 and T-579 were responding within 3 minutes. Updated reports were received that this was a shed fire that has extended into a residence. Upon arrival of Car 1 he found a well involved shed with extension to the first and second floor of the residence. A 2nd alarm was transmitted for box 49-40. Upon arrival of E-584 they stretched a line and split their crew with 3 members getting the line into position and 2 members performing a primary search of the residence. Fire was found consuming the first floor living room and part of the dining room. T-579 arrived and placed multiple ground ladders and proceeded to the 2nd floor to search. Units on the 2nd floor found minimal extension. SMFD TA-557 arrived, stretched a back up line and assisted with opening up. Units remained on scene for just under 2 hours assisting investigators and hitting hot spots.Additional units that responded: Washingtonville E-580, TA-577, R-581, Woodbury (FAST), SBGFD E-587, Chester E-914, SMFD TA-547, Campbell Hall E-903 (fill site), Goshen TA-935.Thanks to Vails Gate and Monroe FD's for standing by while our units operated on scene.
Photo by Orange and Rockland Fire FB
Friday, April 22, 2016
Shortly before 1100 Orange 911 began receiving multiple calls for a house on fire on Whitetail Run in the Chester Fire District. Washingtonville R-581 was dispatched as the FAST on the 1st alarm. Car 2 (Hearn), Car 3 (Bates) and R-581 responded within 3 minutes. Washingtonville Car 3 arrived on scene first and found a large single family home with fire showing from the attic, a second alarm was sounded which also brought Washingtonville TA577. Units from South Blooming Grove, Chester and Washingtonville made entry and began to know down the fire, but were quickly evacuated from the residence due to part of the roof starting to collapse. A tower ladder was set up and knocked down the main body of fire. Once the main fire was knocked down units went interior once again, opening up and hitting hot spots. The units from Washingtonville remained on scene for over 2 hours.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Shortly before 1:30 pm units from the village of Kiryas Joel were dispatched for a "working chimney fire." Upon arrival of KJFD they found a working fire in a large 3 story multiple dwelling. A 2nd alarm was requested bring Washingtonville R-581 as the FAST. R-581 and Car 3 (Bates) responded with 7 members. Upon arrival the crew was put to work quickly and an additional FAST was requested. The crew from R-581 spit with 3 members stretching a line into floor 1 and 4 members performing a search. Units from Woodbury and Monroe had a large volume of fire in the basement and were forced to withdraw. Shortly after, all units were withdrawn from the building and a defensive attack commenced. The crews from Washingtonville operated a 2.5" line on side 1 and a 1.75" line on side 2. The crew from Washingtonville remained on scene for just over 3 hours before returning.
Friday, March 11, 2016
Just before 11:30 am units from Kiryas Joel FD arrived to a working fire in a multi-family 3 story apartment building. A 2nd alarm was requesting bringing R-581 as the FAST along with multiple other units in the 5th battalion. R-581 was on the road with 7 members within 3 minutes. R-581 arrived and set up on side 1 as it appeared the fire was knocked down. Shortly after unit found fire running the attic space as well as in the exposure 2 building. The Rescue's crew was split with 4 members remaining as FAST and 3 members heading inside to open up. The inside team eventually made it to the roof where the cut a large hole and opened up checking for further extension into the roof. The crew remained on scene for just under 2 hours before returning to Washingtonville.
Pic courtesy of Orange and Rockland
Pic from Orange and Rockland Fire
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
In the noon hour units from Washingtonville were dispatched to a toaster oven on fire inside a residence on Winchester Way in the village of Washingtonville. Lt. Hearn, who was in the area, arrived to find heavy smoke issuing from the residence and reported such on the radio. Car 1 (Skelly) arrived on scene, confirmed a working fire and requested mutual aid. The crew of E-584 split with one crew stretching a line through the front door and the second crew searching and opening up. The crew found fire consuming the kitchen and extending into the dining room. T-579 arrived and placed multiple ground ladders and completed a secondary search. Units from Washingtonville had the fire knocked down within 10 minutes. Mutual aid was released within 30 minutes and the Washingtonville units remained to assist investigators.
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