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.




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.

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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.




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.




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.




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.




Thursday, May 22, 2014   Just before 11:00 Thursday morning the area was hit with it's first strong thunderstorm of the season. At 11:00 Washingtonville units were dispatched to "smoke coming from a house after a lightening strike." As E-584 called out to the county 911 center they advised that multiple calls were being received reporting smoke coming from the house. E-584 arrived, layed a supply line and found smoke showing from the attic of a large 2 story residence. An attic line was stretched and the search crew made their way upstairs. Upon entering the attic the crew found a light smoke condition and was advised that BGPD had knocked down the bulk of the fire with an extinguisher. The crew from E-584 and T-579 opened up but found no extension. Units returned to service within 1 hour and just in time for T-579 to be dispatched to Chester for a house fire with smoke showing. This incident also turned out to be a small fire caused by what appeared to be a lightening strike.




Tuesday, May 20, 2014   Shortly before noon units from Cornwall On Hudson and Cornwall were dispatched to the Boulevard in the village of Cornwall On Hudson for a house fire. First alarm units arrived on scene and requested a 2nd alarm, reporting fire showing from side #3 of a 2 story house. Due to Vails Gate units operating at a major gas leak in their first due, their FAST was not available. Washingtonville FAST was dispatched along with the 2nd alarm and R-581 and Car 4 responded within 2 minutes. Upon the arrival of Washingtonville units the bulk of the fire was knocked down. Members from R-581 did a 360 and ensured multiple means of egress for crews still working on the 2nd floor. Washingtonville units remained on scene as the FAST set up on side #2 for 30 minutes before returning to service.




Sunday, May 18, 2014  Just before 2130 R-581 was dispatched as part of the 1st alarm assignment to a house fire in Maybrook. Units arrived to find a grill fire that was extinguished and returned R-581. Just as members left the station and headed home another fire was dispatched, this time just outside the village of Maybrook in Campbell Hall, for a house on fire. As initial units came up on the radio the dispatcher advised that multiple calls were being received. Upon the arrival of CHFD car 1 he advised of a working fire and requested Washingtonville R-581 as the FAST. Upon arrival of Car 3, Car 4 and R-581 fire was found on the 1st and 2nd floors of a 20x40 private house. The FAST placed ground ladders and established multiple points of egress for crews working inside. A short time later crews found fire in the basement and initial units were beginning to run low on air. R-581's crew was split with 1 crew headed to the basement and the 2nd to the 2nd floor where heavy fire was now in the attic. Members of R-581 advanced a line into the attic and opened up walls and the ceiling on the 2nd floor. Crews working for over an hour to bring the fire under control. Washingtonville units returned to service just after midnight.



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