Friday, September 22, 2017

For Immediate Release - Fire at 10 Miller Place



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2017

Reply to: Christopher Maeder, Chief
                Fairview Fire District
                258 Violet Avenue
                Poughkeepsie, NY 12601               
                cmaeder@fairviewfd.net

On September 21st at approximately 6:09 pm, the Fairview Fire District was dispatched for reported fire at 10 Miller Place, located in the Town of Poughkeepsie.  While enroute to the alarm, firefighters received an update from the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response 911 Center with a report multiple calls of a working fire.  Fire firefighters arrived in three minutes finding a well involved building in a residential neighborhood.  A second alarm was immediately requested bringing additional resources and personnel to the scene of the fire. 

The fire was quickly contained to the original structure with no damage to surrounding buildings.   The fire was declared under control at 6:57 pm.  

Assisting the Fairview Fire District at the scene was the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Arlington Fire District, Roosevelt Fire District, Town of Poughkeepsie Police, Town of Poughkeepsie Water, Town of Poughkeepsie Building, Central Hudson, and the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response.     The Roosevelt Fire District provided standby coverage and responded to alarms while the incident was taking place. 

There were no injuries to firefighting personnel or occupants to the residence.  The home will not be habitable for some period of time.   One individual and a number of pets were displaced by the fire.  All units cleared the scene 9:16 pm. 

The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental as a result of the failure of a piece of mechanical equipment.  

Please remember that Fairview Firefighters (both paid and volunteer) are committed to your safety and are here when you need us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

FFD Photo

Photo Courtney of Raymond Nichols

Photo courtesy Raymond Nichols

Sunday, August 20, 2017

For Immediate Release Fire at Brass Anchor Marina



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2017

Reply to: Christopher Maeder, Chief
                Fairview Fire District
                258 Violet Avenue
                Poughkeepsie, NY 12601               
                cmaeder@fairviewfd.net

At approximately 1:09 pm, the Fairview Fire District was dispatched for a report of an explosion with a boat on fire at the Brass Anchor, located in the Town of Hyde Park.  

Fire fighters arrived to find a boat that was fully involved in fire with exposure to the dock area.  The occupants of the boat had self extricated from the boat when the fire started and suffered minor injuries.   They were transported to a local hospital by Mobile Life Support Services.  

Fairview firefighters extinguished the fire with the assistance of City of Poughkeepsie’s Marine unit.    Booms were then set up to contain any product from the boat and the fueling station. 

In addition to the City of Poughkeepsie and Mobile Life Support Services, assisting the Fairview Fire District at the scene was the Dutchess County Sheriffs Office, Ulster County Sheriffs Office, Hyde Park Police Department, Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, and NYS DEC Spill Response.  The Roosevelt Fire District relocated to the Fairview Fire Station for stand-by.

The cause of the fire has been determined to be accidental.   Fairview personnel and equipment left the scene at 4:33 pm.  There were no injuries to fire personnel.  

Please remember that Fairview Firefighters (both paid and volunteer) are committed to your safety and are here when you need us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 


Photo courtesy of Ron Hicks, Sr. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Fire at Mid Hudson Regional Hospital For Immediate Release



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2017

Reply to: Christopher Maeder, Chief
                Fairview Fire District
                258 Violet Avenue
                Poughkeepsie, NY 12601               
                cmaeder@fairviewfd.net

At approximately 12:19 pm, the Fairview Fire District was dispatched for an automatic alarm of fire at Mid Hudson Regional Hospital, located in the Town of Poughkeepsie.  While enroute to the alarm, firefighters received an update from the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response 911 Center with a report from the hospital that there was smoke in the structure.  Additional equipment was requested to the scene based on this updated information.     

Fire fighters arrived to find a smoke condition in the common area of the building of the Cooke wing on multiple floors.  After investigation, the smoke was determined to be coming from a common chase in the structure.  The fire was extinguished.  Air monitoring of the building for potentially dangerous gases was done throughout the incident and nothing was found.  

Mid Hudson Regional Hospital did not go on diversion during the incident.  The incident did not require the relocation of patients.   Damage to the facility was kept to a minimum.  

Assisting the Fairview Fire District at the scene was the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department and the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response.     Assisting with another incident in the Fairview Fire District was the Roosevelt Fire District who then proceeded to relocate to the Fairview Fire Station for stand-by.

There were no injuries to firefighting personnel or staff/patients of the hospital.  All units cleared the scene 2:02 pm. 

Please remember that Fairview Firefighters (both paid and volunteer) are committed to your safety and are here when you need us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Fire at old HRPC site For Immediate Release



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2017

Reply to: Christopher Maeder, Chief
                Fairview Fire District
                258 Violet Avenue
                Poughkeepsie, NY 12601               
                cmaeder@fairviewfd.net

On May 4th at approximately 6:06 am, the Fairview Fire District was dispatched for an unknown type of fire on the old Hudson River Psychiatric Center site, now owned by Hudson Heritage.    Firefighters arrived to find an abandoned building on the site well involved with fire coming through the roof of the building.  A second alarm of fire was called bringing additional resources to the scene.  

Agencies assisting at the scene included the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Roosevelt Fire District, New Hamburg Fire District, Arlington Fire District, Town of Poughkeepsie Police, Town of Poughkeepsie Water Department, Town of Poughkeepsie Fire Inspector, and the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response.  Relocating to the Fairview Fire station was the Roosevelt Fire District.

As of 10:30 am, Fairview personnel are still operating at the scene working to extinguish numerous hot spots. 

There were no injuries to any fire service personnel.  The fire is currently under investigation.  
  
Please remember that Fairview Firefighters (both paid and volunteer) are committed to your safety and are here when you need us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

For Immediate Release - Re. Fire at Pendell Commons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On December 6th, 2016, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department arrested 63-year-old Suzanne Tucker, a resident of the town, following a fire at an apartment complex on November 22nd, 2016.  At the time of the incident, officers were requested by the Fairview Fire District as Tucker was reported to be uncooperative and continued to remain inside her apartment despite an active fire.   An investigation by the members of the police department, along with the Fire Investigation Division of the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, determined Tucker had intentionally set two separate fires inside her apartment.  

Tucker was arraigned in the Town of Poughkeepsie Justice Court on the charges of Arson Third Degree (C-Felony) and Reckless Endangerment (D-Felony).  Tucker was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond and is scheduled to reappear on December 7, 2016. 


No further comment will be made by the Fairview Fire District.  Any further inquiries in this matter can be made to Sgt. Gary Hulbert, Public Information Officer, Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department.