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. 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

For Immediate Release Fire at Eastern Metal Recycling



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2016

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

On Saturday, the 26th of November at approximately 10:46 am, the Fairview Fire District was dispatched for a reported fire at Eastern Metal Recycling in the Town of Poughkeepsie.   Upon arrival, Fairview Firefighters found a vehicle well involved with fire in the compactor at the site.   Firefighters were able to knock down the fire in the compactor/baler and then had the vehicle removed to continue extinguishment.    

Agencies assisting at the scene included the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department and the Town of Poughkeepsie Police.  Relocating to the Fairview Fire station was the Roosevelt Fire District.

There were no injuries to any fire service personnel. Fire service personnel and equipment left the scene approximately an hour after arrival.  The fire has been determined to be accidental.  
  
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. 



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

For Immediate Release Fire at Pendell Commons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 22, 2016

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

On Tuesday, the 22nd of November at approximately 6:43 pm, the Fairview Fire District was dispatched for a reported automatic alarm of fire at Pendell Commons in the Town of Poughkeepsie.  Updates provided by the Dutchess County 911 reported that there was a sprinkler activation in the building.  Upon arrival, the first arriving firefighters found an active fire in the building on the third floor.     

Additional assistance was called and the fire was quickly extinguished.  The damage was contained to a very small part of the apartment on the third floor.  

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

There were no injuries to any fire service personnel.  Occupants displaced due to water damage found housing with family members.  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. 

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