Tuesday, January 20, 2015

112 Fairview Avenue Anniversary

Tonight will represent the third anniversary of an event that will never be celebrated.  Instead, it will be spent in reflection of what once was; three young lives snuffed out by the smoke and flames of a residential fire in the Fairview community of the Town of Poughkeepsie.  

In the early morning hours of January 21st, 2012 the dispatch came for a fire with people still inside.  Thankfully, four made their way out that night.  Regrettably, three did not.  The loss of three young adults should not be in vain and has left an indelible mark in the members of the Fairview Fire District.

In the days immediately after the fire, members of the Fairview Fire District, Marist College, the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, and mutual aid companies went door to door providing education and the installation of smoke alarms to the homes in the district.   The endeavor of making sure that there are working smoke alarms in every home continues today.   In 2014, approximately 100 smoke alarms were installed in homes throughout the fire district. 

Since that evening, the United State Fire Administration reports that there have been 6,939 civilian fire fatalities in the United States (http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/civilian-fatalities/incident/reportMap).  It is our job as firefighters to promote a message of safety and to assist our residents with achieving a fire safe life style.  

If you need help checking your smoke alarm, changing your batteries, or installing a new one, please call the fire station.  Public education is part of the mission of the Fairview Fire District and we would be more than happy to assist you. 

Please remember that Fairview Firefighters, both career and volunteer are here when you need us.  

Sunday, January 18, 2015

For Immedicate Release Auto Accident with Vehicle Fire at Violet and East Cedar

The Fairview Fire District RESPONDS TO Car fire as a result of auto accident

At approximately 6:52 am Fairview Firefighters were dispatched to a reported vehicle fire in the woods at the intersection of Violet Avenue and East Cedar Street in the Town of Poughkeepsie.  Fairview Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a fully involved vehicle fire.
The accident is currently being investigated by the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department. 
Assistance was provided to the Fairview Fire District by the Roosevelt Fire District and Mobile Life Support Services Ambulance.  Fairview Firefighters cleared the scene at approximately 10:21 am and the roadway was reopened.  

For additional information, please contact Chief Christopher Maeder at (845) 452-7453 or via email at cmaeder@fairviewfd.net.