MVA ON WOODCOCK MOUNTAIN ROAD

Tuesday, September 16, 2014   Just after 581 returned from the multi-alarm fire in Florida units were on the road to a rollover MVA on Woodcock Mountain Road. R-581 responded with a crew of 6 and arrived to find an over turned small dump truck which had struck a tree and then collide with a large boat the was in a driveway. The driver had self extricated prior to our arrival and was in the care of PD and EMS. E-583 arrived and stretched a hose line while crews checked for additional hazards. The scene was turned over to BGPD a short time later and crews returned to service.

     



 

FAST TO FLORIDA FOR A MULTIPLE

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  Units from the Florida Fire Dept and surrounding departments were dispatched to a reported structure fire just after 8 pm. Upon arrival of Florida command a 2nd alarm was sounded and he advised of a working fire on the 2nd floor of a 3 story tax payer. Shortly after the 2nd alarm command advised that Warwick T-633 (originally as FAST) was being put to work for truck company duties and command requested an additional FAST. Washingtonville R-581 was dispatched as the FAST and R-581 and Car 1, with 8 members,  were on the road in under 1 minute. Upon arrival of R-581 fire was venting from the 2nd floor windows on the exposure 4 side of the building. Members from R-581 placed multiple ground ladders and cleared windows to create egress points for crew making an interior attack. Shortly after all crews were withdrawn from the building due to heavy fire conditions. 2 tower ladders were placed in service to know down the bulk of the fire. Once the main body of fire was knocked down crews re-entered the structure to hot hot spots. An additional FAST was requested and R-581's crew was put to work. Members worked for over 2 hours opening up and extinguishing hidden fire. R-581 returned at 2322, just in time to run an over turned auto in our own district.

   


 

FAST AND TANKER TO SUNDAY FIRE IN GOSHEN

Monday, September 15, 2014   Just after noon units from Goshen were dispatched to a reported structure fire on Avalon Drive. Goshen Car 1 quickly requested a 2nd alarm assignment as a large column of smoke could be seen prior to arrival. Washingtonville R-581 (as the FAST) was dispatched as part of the 2nd alarm assignment and was on the road within 30 seconds. As the rescue responded up 208 North out of Washingtonville a large column of smoke could be seen in the distance. Shortly after the rescue started out, TA-577 was special called due to the area of the fire having no hydrants. R-581 arrived on scene and set up on side 1. Members of the FAST placed portable ladders above the garage where interior crews were operating. Due to the heavy volume of fire on arrival an exterior attack was commenced on all areas except the garage and rooms above the garage. Washingtonville Car 3 (Hearn) was given the role of safety officer. After performing FAST duties for about 30 minutes the crew was put to work with half the crew stretching a line to the basement and the other half proceeding to the 2nd floor to open up. The 2 crews found small pockets of fire and extinguished the same in the areas they were assigned. R-581 and TA-577 returned to Washingtonville just before 3 pm.

     



 

MONROE HOUSE FIRE

Photo from KJFD

Photo from KJFD

Monday, August 25, 2014   Just before 1 pm units from Monroe and the surrounding area were dispatched to Seven Springs Road for the report of a house on fire. KJ and Monroe units arrived to find heavy fire conditions and requested a 2nd alarm. Due to water supply issues the company initially assigned as the FAST responded with a tanker to supplement the first due companies. At this time Washingtonville R-581 as the FAST was dispatched to the scene and were on the road in under 2 minutes. A short time later additional tankers were requested an Washingtonville TA-577 was dispatched. R-581 arrived and set up on side 1. The FAST was put to work in short order and assisted with opening up and hitting hot spots. Washingtonville units remained on scene for just about 2 hours. Thanks to the Maybrook FD for standing by in our quarters while units operated on this fire.

   


 

HOUSE FIRE IN MOUNTAIN LODGE

Wednesday, July 30, 2014   Just after 7 pm units from Salisbury Mills were dispatched to the Mountain Lodge Park area for a smoke investigation. Members around the village of Washingtonville could see a large column of smoke coming from the Mountain and it appeared to be more than a brush fire. Units from Salisbury Mills arrived on Oakwood Trail North to find a 1.5 story house well involved and requested a 2nd alarm. On the alarm assignment Washingtonville TA-577 went to the scene and E-583 reported for stand by at SMFD station 2. With the fire well involved and E-583 arriving at stand by before most of the 2nd alarm companies arrived at the scene, E-583 was moved to the scene. This was a difficult fire due to the location of the house being at the top of the Mountain Lodge Park community. Command had difficulty moving more than 1 tanker at a time up to the scene due to very narrow roads. Washingtonville units operated on scene for approximately 3 hours before being released and returning.

   


 

12th Annual Golf Outing

Monday, July 14, 2014  The 12th Annual Monell Engine Company Golf Outing will be held on August 29, 2014. Please click the link below to download this year's registration form. For additional information please contact Jim Skelly at 845-496-8591.




Download the attached Registration info


   


 

MAYBROOK 3rd ALARM

Saturday, June 28, 2014   At 7:28 pm Washingtonville was alerted as part of the 1st alarm assignment to the Taylor Recycling facility in Maybrook. Washingtonville R-581 as the FAST and Car 3 (Hearn) were on the road in 2 minutes. As units were responding multiple reports of a large column of smoke were coming in. As R-581 headed north on Rt. 208 it was obvious that this would be a working fire. Maybrook 3 arrived on scene and requested a 2nd alarm reporting that he had smoke and fire showing from a large warehouse type building and also requested additional tower ladders. Upon arrival R-581 set up on side 1 as the FAST, but was quickly put to work. The crew of 581 stretched a 300' attack line through the building to find a conveyor belt and a large piece of machinery on fire. Crews from Washingtonville and Walden operated in the rear of the building and extinguished a large amount of fire while Maybrook, Montgomery and addiitional mutual aid companies operated on side 1. The fire was knocked down within 30 minutes and units began to overhaul. Washingtonville R-581 and Car 3 returned to the village in under 2 hours.

     



 

GARAGE FIRE

Friday, June 20, 2014   At 2323 hours Washingtonville firefighters were alerted for a garage fire on Woodcock Mountain Road. Upon arrival of Car 1 (Zaccaro) he reported a 30x30 garage fully involved which was close to the house. Upon arrival of E-584 two 1.75" lines were stretched. One line was positioned between the garage and the house while the additional line began to know down the bulk of the fire inside the garage. T-579 arrived and entered the house to check for extension. The truck crew found no extension and then began to open up the garage. 2 tankers from Salisbury Mills FD also responded to the scene while Campbell Hall FD and Maybrook FD stood by the Washingtonville firehouse. Units remained on scene for over 2 hours. The garage was a total loss, however units were able to stop the fire from extending to the residence.

     



 

WET DOWN FOR E-584

Saturday, June 7, 2014   On Saturday afternoon members of Washingtonville and departments throughout Orange County gathered to celebrate the new Engine 584. Departments who arrived, and planned to wet down E-584 were met by members of Washingtonville with small hose lines to wet them back. The weather was beautiful and everyone had a great time!




E-584 is a 2013 Ferrara Inferno Rescue Engine with a 1500 GPM pump and carries 1000 gallons of water. It was sold and delivered by Neville Fire Apparatus of New Hyde Park, NY.

     



 

HAZMAT FOR DAYTIME CREWS

Tuesday, May 27, 2014   Just after noon Washingtonville firefighters were dispatched to a rollover MVA involving a propane truck on Bull Road in the town of New Windsor. R-581 arrived and established command. The officer of R-581 advised of an over turned propane truck with minor injuries however there was an active propane leak. Multiple Orange County HAZMAT units were summoned to the scene as well as a tanker from Chester FD. Crews remained on scene for over 5 hours while the HAZMAT team and the LP company dealt with not only the propane leak, but also a diesel spill from the saddle tanks on truck rupturing. The crews returned to service just before 6:00 pm.

Thank you to Salisbury Mills FD for coverage during the incident.

   


 
 
 

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