Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fairview personnel goes above and beyond for resident

It is all too often that we see on the news an example where a public figure does not meet our expectations.   Thankfully, this is not one of those stories.

Today, Fairview Firefighters were called to assist an elderly person who had fallen out of his wheel chair and needed assistance getting back in to it.   Fairview members assisted the individual back into the wheel chair.  The individuals wife related that this was not the first time he had fallen in that spot.    

The crew evaluated the situation and determined that they could fix it with a simple repair.   They went to the local hardware store and purchased some block pavers and returned to the station to cut them to fit.  They then returned and made repairs to the corners where the driveway meets the sidewalk.    

Ben Franklin one said that "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!"    Future falls and potential injury have been prevented by this act of kindness.  

As Chief it is my pleasure to acknowledge and thank Firefighters Ryan Keefe, Chad Clouting, Chris Lewis, and Matt Cobb for their efforts today.    It is another example of "Excellence" at work in the Fairview Fire District.   

Thank you gentlemen!!!   Great job!!!    




Tuesday, July 21, 2015

For Immediate Release HRPC Brookside Follow Up



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Christopher Maeder, Chief
Fairview Fire District
258 Violet Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


At approximately 5:17 Friday morning, the Fairview Fire District was dispatched for a smoke investigation.  While investigating, Fairview personnel found a building well involved with fire and requested additional resources to the scene. 

The fire was declared to be under control at 7:20 am and out at 8:29 am.  Personnel remained on the scene for an investigation until 6:14 pm.   

The building is located on the old Hudson River Psychiatric Center property and was formally known as the Brookside Building or Brookside Daycare.  The building has been vacant for a number of years. 

Assisting at the scene include City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Roosevelt Fire Distinct, Mobile Life Support Services, Arlington Fire District, New Hamburg Fire District, Town of Poughkeepsie Police and Building Departments, Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, and the New York State Police.  

There were no reported injuries to personnel operating at the scene. 

With the assistance of the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response Fire Investigation Division and the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, the cause of the fire will be listed as undetermined as required by NFPA 921.  Individuals with information about the fire are encouraged to call the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department at (845) 485-3666.        


Friday, July 17, 2015

For Immediate Release. Fire at Brookside



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Christopher Maeder, Chief
Fairview Fire District
258 Violet Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


At approximately 5:17 this morning, the Fairview Fire District was dispatched for a smoke investigation.  While investigating, Fairview personnel found a building well involved with fire and requested additional resources to the scene. 

The building is located on the old Hudson River Psychiatric Center property and was formally known as the Brookside Building or Brookside Daycare.  The building has been vacant for a number of years. 

Assisting at the scene include City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Roosevelt Fire Distinct, Mobile Life Support Services, Arlington Fire District, New Hamburg Fire District, Town of Poughkeepsie Police and Building Departments, Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, and the New York State Police.  

There were no reported injuries to personnel operating at the scene.  The fire is currently under investigation. 

Further details will be released as they become available and can be found at www.fairviewfiredistrict.blogspot.com, on Twitter @fairviewfiredis, or via Facebook.