Friday, May 20, 2016

For Immediate Release Train vs. Vehicle River Point Road




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2016

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

At approximately 9:39 am, the Fairview Fire District and Mobile Life Support Services were dispatched for a reported train versus automobile accident in the area of River Point Road in the Town of Hyde Park.  

Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response 911 Center updated Fairview personnel while enroute that there were no injuries on the train and that State Police was on the scene with the occupants of the vehicle.  

Fairview arrived to confirm with Amtrak that there were 178 passengers and four crew members on the train and all were uninjured.  The occupants of the vehicle had exited prior to being struck and two were uninjured.   Fairview and Mobile Life Support Service cleared the scene at 10:11 am with New York State Police handling the investigation with the assistance of Town of Hyde Park Police and MTA Police.  
       
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, May 18, 2016

For Immediate Release Fire at Abandoned HRPC Cheney




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2016

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

At approximately 7:09 pm, the Fairview Fire District and mutual aid companies were dispatched for a report of smoke coming from a structure on the old Hudson River Psychiatric Center in the Town of Poughkeepsie.  First arriving firefighters found smoke coming from the abandoned Cheney Building located at 41 Winslow Gate Road.  

A second alarm was called bringing additional resources to the scene.  The fire was located in the basement of the abandoned structure.  The structure did not have electric or gas.   In order to extinguish the fire, multiple saws had to be used to breach the doors and windows on the building.    The fire was declared under control at 7:47 pm. 

The fire has been determined to be intentionally set and will be documented as INCENDARY as per NFPA 921.  The fire was investigated with the assistance by the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department.   Anybody having information regarding the fire are encouraged to call the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Detective Division at (845) 485-3670.   

Assisting at the scene included the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Arlington Fire District, Roosevelt Fire District, Mobile Life Support Services, Town of Poughkeepsie Police, and the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response.  There were no reported injuries.  All personnel and apparatus were clear of the scene at 9:39 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. 





For Immediate Release Arbors Fire Determination




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2016

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

The investigation into the fire at the Arbors on May 4th, 2016 has concluded.  After considerable investigation by multiple investigators, the fire will be officially listed as UNDETERMINED.    The cause and origin of the fire was investigated consistent with the standards as set forth in NFPA 921.  As related in previous releases, investigators are confident that the fire was not intentionally set.  If further information is made available to investigators at a later date, there may be a change in this determination.
   
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, May 6, 2016

UPDATED For Immediate Release Fire at Arbors Apartments




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2016

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



At approximately 9:21 am on Wednesday the 4th of May, the Fairview Fire District was dispatched for a reported fire at the Arbors Apartments, located at 3 Hook Road in the Town of Hyde Park.   With a report of multiple calls to the Dutchess County 911 center and reports from the scene by first arriving police units, the fire went to an immediate second alarm and soon thereafter a third alarm.  A special request for a tanker task force was also requested.   

Upon arrival, firefighters encountered a fire in an apartment building that was attached to two similar structures.  Fire had already broken through the roof of the main fire building.   First arriving firefighters rescued one occupant from the building who was found on a porch of the structure surrounded by smoke.  

Due to a limited water supply, firefighters had to use tankers to truck in water to the scene, as well as laying a water line across Route 9.   Firefighters were aware that the water system was inadequate and had preplanned the use of tankers and hose trucks in the event of a fire at this complex.  

The fire was declared under control at approximately 11:11 am on Wednesday, but firefighters remained at the scene until approximately 2:00 pm on Thursday to assist with the investigation of the fire.   There was a small rekindle of the fire during the night that was quickly extinguished.   The fire was confined to the original fire building with the attached buildings suffering smoke damage, as well as damage from firefighters trying to assure the fire had not extended. 

One firefighter had a minor injury and was transported to the hospital for evaluation. 

Due to the size and scope of the fire, this was a resource intensive fire and multiple agencies assisted.   Fire agencies assisting at the scene included the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Roosevelt Fire District, Pleasant Valley Fire District, Highland Fire District, Hyde Park Fire Department, Lagrange Fire District, Hughsonville Fire Department, Rhinebeck Fire Department, East Clinton Fire District, and West Clinton Fire District.  Mobile Life Support Services assisted with providing emergency medical services to firefighters and occupants.

Multiple companies assisted with standing by included Pleasant Valley, Staatsburg, Millbrook, New Hackensack, Red Hook, Lagrange, and Mobile Life Support Services.   Other agencies assisting at the scene included Hyde Park Police Department, New York State Police, Dutchess County Sherriff’s Office, New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, ATF, Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, Town of Poughkeepsie Water Department, Town of Poughkeepsie Police, Dutchess County Water and Waste Water, Town of Hyde Park Fire Inspector, and Central Hudson.  

The fire is still under investigation and will remain that way for a period of time.  Based on the initial parts of the investigation, the fire does not appear to be intentionally set.   
   
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, May 4, 2016

For Immediate Release Fire at Arbors Apartments



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2015

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

At approximately 9:21 am, the Fairview Fire District was dispatched for a reported fire at the Arbors Apartments, located at 3 Hook Road in the Town of Hyde Park.   With a report of multiple calls to the Dutchess County 911 center, the fire went to an immediate second alarm and soon thereafter a third alarm.  

Upon arrival, firefighters encountered a fire in an apartment building that was attached to two similar structures.  Fire had already broken through the roof of the main fire building.   Fire arriving firefighters rescued one occupant from the building.  

Due to a limited water supply, firefighters had to use tankers to truck in water to the scene, as well as laying a water line across Route 9.  

The fire was declared under control at approximately 11:11 am, but firefighters are still at the scene assisting with the investigation.  

Multiple agencies assisted with this fire with the agency list to be updated later.      

One firefighter had a minor injury and was transported to the hospital for evaluation. 

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.