Friday, April 27, 2018

For Immediate Release - Fire at HRPC Main Administration Building - Updated 6:30 pm 4/27/18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 27, 2018

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

    At approximately 3:44 am, Fairview Firefighters were dispatched for a report of smoke in the area of Fulton Street.  Firefighters found smoke coming from the area of the old Hudson River Psychiatric Center.  Upon further investigation a fire was found in the wing of the old Main Administration building.   Additional resources were immediately called to the scene.

    After a majority of the fire was knocked down, it was determined that the fire extended into the Main Building requiring additional ladders and fire apparatus to the scene to control the fire.

    Assisting at the scene was Pleasant Valley Fire District, City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, New Hamburg Fire District, Arlington Fire District, Roosevelt Fire District, Union Vale Fire District, LaGrange Fire District, Hyde Park Fire Department,  Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, Town of Poughkeepsie Police, Water, and Building Department, and Mobile Life Support Services.  Stand-by coverage is being provided by the Rhinebeck Fire Department.

    Investigation of the fire has determined that it was intentionally set.  Individuals with information about the fire are encouraged to call the Town of Poughkeepsie Police at (845) 485-3666.  The developers of the property have offered a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) who started the fire.

    As of 11:30 am, firefighters were still operating at the scene.  

UPDATE:

All Fairview and mutual aid personnel were clear of the site at 5:22 pm.   Approximately 75 firefighters from multiple agencies were on the scene during the operation. 

There were no reported injuries to personnel.  

The Leadership of the Fairview Fire District would like to extend our deepest appreciation to all agencies that assisted at the scene or were on stand-by at the Fairview Fire Station.

Additionally, the Leadership of the Fairview Fire District would like to extend our thanks to Sheli's Deli, Rossi's Deli, North End Mobile, Stewart's Shop, Arlington Stop and Shop, and Jones Septic for their support during the operation.  



Saturday, January 20, 2018

112 Fairview Avenue and FFD Still Remembers





It is hard for many of us at Fairview to see the date January 21st on the calendar and not relive that dreaded night. 

It was six years ago when Fairview Firefighters woke up to the announcement of a structure fire.  The dispatchers broadcasted that there were multiple calls and reports of occupants trapped.   Personnel raced to the scene to encounter a building fully involved with fire.  Four occupants were fortunate enough to escape the inferno; regrettably, three did not and perished that night. 

The Fairview Fire District remembers 112 Fairview Avenue.  It is something we may never forget.  The names Eva Block, Kerry Fitzsimmons, and Kevin Johnson will not be lost to time.  In their memory, we work hard to make sure another tragedy does not occur through a robust public education program.  We encourage the installation of sprinklers in every building built within district boundaries even when not required by the building code.   We install car seats and smoke alarms at no charge.  We do it because it helps protect people which is our mission. 


Please remember that your Fairview Firefighters and EMT’s are here for you; committed to your everyday safety.  



Monday, December 4, 2017

For Immediate Release - Fire at 80 West Dorsey Lane Town of Hyde Park



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 4, 2017

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

On December 4th, 2017 at approximately 2:54 pm, Fairview Firefighters were dispatched for a reported structure fire at 80 West Dorsey Lane, in the Town of Hyde Park.  Fairview firefighters arrived on the scene approximately 3 minutes later and found a two-family residential structure with an active fire on the second floor.   A second alarm was requested calling additional resources to the scene.  

Firefighters made an offensive, interior attack with the fire being knocked down within 10 minutes of arrival.   The fire was declared out at approximately 3:23 pm.  

The fire was contained to the original apartment on the second floor.   Occupants from both units were displaced as a result of the fire.  

Assisting the Fairview Fire District at the scene was the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Roosevelt Fire District, Pleasant Valley Fire District, Arlington Fire District, Hyde Park Fire District, Mobile Life Support Services, Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, Town of Hyde Park Police, Dutchess County Sherriff’s Office, and New York State Police.   Providing stand-by coverage was the Highland Fire District.  

There were no injuries to firefighting personnel or occupants.    All units cleared the scene 7:15 pm. 

The cause of 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.

   





All photos courtesy of Janice Ciampaglione

Monday, November 27, 2017

For Immediate Release Fire at Marist College Townhouse T



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2017

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

On November 27th, 2017 at approximately 7:40 pm, the Fairview Fire District was dispatched for a reported automatic fire alarm at Marist College, Townhouse T, located at 35 West Cedar Street in the Town of Poughkeepsie.  Fairview Firefighters arrived and found a one of the units charged with smoke and an active fire in the unit.   A request by the officer in charge was made to dispatch the City of Poughkeepsie to assist with the firefighting efforts.    

The fire was quickly contained to the original unit with minor water intrusion to surrounding units.   The fire was declared under out at 8:00 pm; less than 20 minutes after the initial alarm.  

Assisting the Fairview Fire District at the scene was the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Town of Poughkeepsie Building, and New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control.   

There were no injuries to firefighting personnel or occupants.   Marist College was working to reoccupy the surrounding units and to provide housing to the students of the unit sustaining fire damage.    All units cleared the scene 9:01 pm. 

The cause of the fire was 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.