Thursday, December 11, 2014   Just past 2 am Chester Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire in the village of Chester. Upon arrival of Chester Car 1 he found a large barn converted into a residence with heavy fire visible. A 2nd alarm was requested which brought E-583 to the scene. The crew from E-583 assisted with placing a 2.5" line in operation. Crews were advised this would be an outside operation due to the volume of fire. A short time after E-583 arrived on scene T-579 was special called as an additional truck company. The truck arrived to fire through the roof of the entire building. The crew of T-579 stood fast for a while before the crew rotated through operating the bucket of Chester T-917. Both crews from Washingtonville remained on scene for over 2 hours.




Thursday, December 4, 2014   In the early morning hours of December 4th the Washingtonville Fire Department was dispatched to a reported apartment fire in our first due. En-route to the scene, Car 1 was advised by Orange 911 that PD was on scene reporting a heavy smoke condition. Shortly after this Car 1 arrived on scene, confirmed a working fire and transmitted the 2nd alarm. First due companies stretched a line to the second floor apartment and found fire in the walls and ceiling. Crews from E-584 and T-579 made short work of the fire and had it knocked in under 15 minutes. Crews remained on scene for about 2 hours conducting overhaul and hitting hot spots. Washingtonville units were assisted by Vails Gate FD, Salisbury MIlls FD, South Blooming Grove FD and Maybrook FD.




Friday, October 24, 2014   Friday night just before 11 pm units were dispatched to the area of Rt 94 and Howell Lane for a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival of Car 2 (Skelly) and R-581 a car collision was found with 2 of the cars having hit head on. The driver of one vehicle was trapped and R-581 quickly extricated the patient. Washingtonville firefighters had the door popped and turned the most serious patient over to EMS within 5 minutes of arrival. This patient was transported to a landing zone at Round Hill School which had been established by Car 1 and E-583. Members who remained on scene treated 2 additional patients until the arrival of mutual aid EMS units. All Washingtonville units returned to service within 1 hour.




Sunday, October 19, 2014   Just after 11 am units from Washingtonville were dispatched to a reported house on fire on Tower Hill Drive in the village. While responding a large amount of smoke could be seen coming from area letting units know that this would be a working fire. Upon arrival of Car 3 (Hearn) he reported smoke showing from 3 sides and fire showing from the #4 side basement window, indicating a working basement fire. E-584 arrived and split their crew. Due to confirmation that all occupants had exited the building the crews from 584 stretched 2 lines immediately. One line went in the front door on side 1 to protect and hold the basement stairs, while the second line entered through the side 3 basement access. T-579 arrived and split their crew as well. Searches were completed, multiple ground ladders placed and horizontal ventilation was done by 579. Te engine crew had the fire knocked in short order and the fire was confined to the room of origin with little extension. Units remained on scene for just about 2.5 hours assisting the homeowner (a longtime member of our department).




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.




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.




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.




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.

Download the attached Registration info



Search for news stories :

Select Year Select Month
Select Category Enter Keyword