Live-ins Respond to Fatal Fire - 12/22/2016
Engine 11-12 was requested mutual aid to the Town of new Preston late Thursday evening for a reported structure fire with entrapment. Engine 11 signed on with five firefighters and arrived first due within minutes of dispatch due to their close proximity the scene. The engine tagged a hydrant and laid in, to find heavy fire on the second floor and the A-Side and fire on the both floors on the C-Side. Two firefighters imediatly pulled an attack line and darkened the fire down from the front lawn, while another firefighter with the assistance of New Preston's Deputy Chief through a ground ladder a second floor bedroom to perfrom VES since it was the last know location of two occupants. After a rapid search of the room, it was discovered that two children did not make it out of the building and perrished inside. Crews from New Preston arrived shortly after and assisted with extinguishment and overhaul. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Fire Marshal's Office.
Engine 512 responds to serious allergic reaction - 11/10/2016
On Thursday afternoon, Engine 5 was dispatched to 113 Highland Avenue along with Washington Heights EMS and the Washington Heights Crash Fire Rescue Paramedic for a report of a 12 year old in anaphylactic shock, not breathing. Engine 512 arrived in minutes, quickly assessed the situation, and administered epinephrine and provided respiratory support until EMS arrived on scene. The child was taken to the hospital where she remains in stable condition.
Engine 1012 Takes in Heroin Overdose - 7/20/2016
Engine 1012 responded first due with a crew of three to a report of a male overdosing on Heroin on the sidewalk out front of his apartment building. Upon arrival, firefighters found the patient unresponsive and not breathing. Naloxone (AKA Narcan) was administered and the patient was ventilated until Washington Heights EMS arrived. The male was taken to an area hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Company 5 Handles Minor Brush Fire - 07/18/2016
Engine 512, Engine 112, and Forestry 112 were dispatched to a reported brush fire along East Meadow Road. Forestry 112 arrived first, finding a small fire, followed by Engine 512. Engine 112 was returned to service and Forestry 112 made quick work of extinguishing and overhauling the fire.