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. 

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.