Friday, July 15, 2016

For Immediiate Release Fire 80 West Dorsey Lane




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2016

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

On Friday, July 15th at approximately 3:02 pm, the Fairview Fire District was dispatched for a reported fire in a residential structure on West Dorsey Lane in the Town of Hyde Park. 

Upon arrival, firefighters found the first floor and the rear of the structure located at 80 West Dorsey Lane involved in fire.  A structure in the rear and a vehicle were in danger of catching fire.  Additional mutual aid resources were requested to the scene with a request of a second alarm. 

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the original building with the fire being declared under control within an hour of arrival.   A dog was rescued from the fire building by firefighters.  With the day’s temperatures and humidity, the firefighting was more difficult than usual requiring a rehab area being set up for the firefighters.  

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries at the scene and were treated and released.   No occupants were injured in the fire.  The occupants were assisted by the Red Cross.

The structure suffered extensive damage and will not be habitable in the near future.    

Agencies assisting at the scene included the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Roosevelt Fire District, Pleasant Valley Fire District, Arlington Fire District, Hyde Park Fire Department, Lagrange Fire District, Mobile Life Support Services, Hyde Park Police, New York State Police, Dutchess County Sherriff Office, Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, and the Hyde Park Fire Inspector.  Relocating agencies included the West Clinton Fire District and the Highland Fire District.  

The fire is currently under investigation.  

The Fairview Fire District would like to thank many individuals and businesses who kindly donated water at the fire scene so that the firefighters may stay hydrated on this hot day.
   
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 Hyde Park Police

Photo Courtesy of Hyde Park Police



Friday, June 24, 2016

The Fairview Fire District Reminds Its Residents of Safety Tips and Hazards Associated with the Use of Sparkling Devices

As the summer months are upon us and July Fourth is right around the corner, the Fairview Fire District would like to remind its residents of some safety tips and hazards associated with the use of sparkling devices.

NYS DHSES - OFPC reports that "a recent change in New York State Penal Law now allows for the sale and use of a specific category of consumer fireworks known as Sparkling Devices.

Sparkling Devices are ground based or handheld devices that produce a shower of colored sparks and or a colored flame, audible crackling or whistling noise and smoke. The law limits the type, size and construction of Sparkling Devices and requires that these devices must be hand held or mounted on a base or spike and be limited in sizes that range from 1 to 500 grams of pyrotechnic composition.
Sale and use of Sparkling Devices will be legal only in counties and cities that have enacted a local law pursuant to section 405.00 of the Penal Law of NY." *

Links to these laws and the counties that have allowed their use are below.

Section 270.00 of the Penal Law 
Section 405 of the Penal Law
Counties That Allow Purchase and Use

Please keep in mind when using these devices that they are explosives and can cause bodily injury and fires if used inappropriately or against manufactures instructions. Remember these tips and facts when using sparkling devices.


Enjoy your celebration, but stay safe. Remember that Fairview Firefighters (both career and volunteer) are committed to your safety and are here when you need us, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

*http://www.dhses.ny.gov/ofpc/news/sparklingdevices.cfm

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Update HRPC Fire - For Immediate Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 15, 2016

Reply to:        William Marshall, Captain
                        Fairview Fire District
                        258 Violet Avenue
                        Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
                        (845) 452-8770
                        wmarshall@fairviewfd.net

At approximately 6:40 am, the Fairview Fire District was dispatched to a report of smoke in the area of the old Hudson River Psychiatric Center in the Town of Poughkeepsie.  Fire arriving units found smoke coming from an Old Staff House at 61 Hudson View Drive on the property. 

A request for mutual aid assistance and resources was asked for by command, as crew made an assessment of the scene and entry to the structure through a front door of this abandoned structure.  Initial crews found a fire in a room on the second floor extending into the attic.  The structure did not have any gas or electric utilities to it. The fire was brought under control at 8:00 am.

Assisting at the scene were the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Roosevelt Fire District, Pleasant Valley Fire District, Mobile Life Support Services and the Dutchess County Department of Emergency response. Also, an engine from the Arlington Fire District provided stand-by coverage at the Fairview Fire Station.  There are no reported injuries at this time. Some personnel are remaining at the scene at this time assisting with the needs of the fire investigation team and law enforcement agencies, which are working to determine the cause of the fire.

The fire is under the investigation of the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response’s Fire Investigation Division. They are being assisted on scene by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s K-9 (Libby) and Town of Poughkeepsie Police at this time.

The fire has been determined to be intentionally set and will be documented as INCENDARY as per NFPA 921.  The fire was investigated with the assistance by the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department.   Anybody having information regarding the fire are encouraged to call the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Detective Division at (845) 485-3670. 

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




For Immediate Release - Fire at old HRPC site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 15, 2016

Reply to:        William Marshall, Captain
                        Fairview Fire District
                        258 Violet Avenue
                        Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
                        (845) 452-8770
                        wmarshall@fairviewfd.net

At approximately 6:40 am, the Fairview Fire District was dispatched to a report of smoke in the area of the old Hudson River Psychiatric Center in the Town of Poughkeepsie.  Fire arriving units found smoke coming from an Old Staff House at 61 Hudson View Drive on the property. 

A request for mutual aid assistance and resources was asked for by command, as crew made an assessment of the scene and entry to the structure through a front door of this abandoned structure.  Initial crews found a fire in a room on the second floor extending into the attic.  The structure did not have any gas or electric utilities to it. The fire was brought under control at 8:00 am.

The fire is under the investigation of the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response’s Fire Investigation Division. They are being assisted on scene by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s K-9 (Libby) and Town of Poughkeepsie Police at this time.

Assisting at the scene were the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Roosevelt Fire District, Pleasant Valley Fire District, Mobile Life Support Services and the Dutchess County Department of Emergency response. Also, an engine from the Arlington Fire District provided stand-by coverage at the Fairview Fire Station.  There are no reported injuries at this time. Some personnel are remaining at the scene at this time assisting with the needs of the fire investigation team and law enforcement agencies, which are working to determine the cause of the fire.

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