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NORTH TONAWANDA BLAZE DESTROYS FOUR BUSINESSES

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North Tonawanda, NY - On Monday, April 29th, a fire that started around 9:00 A.M. at a North Tonawanda laundromat sent smoke into the air that could be seen for miles. The fire was brought under control early that afternoon, according to the North Tonawanda FD. - See full story on page 7

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Busy Day for Cohoes Firefighters Cohoes, NY - Just a few hours after battling a structure fire on Simmons Avenue, Cohoes firefighters were called into action again on Saturday, March 23rd, this time to a reported structure fire at 115 Masten Avenue. Arriving crews were met with a smoke condition, prompting a Signal 30. Firefighters from Watervliet, Watervliet Arsenal and Green Island responded and joined Cohoes crews in making quick work. Everyone escaped safely and no injuries were reported. Fire damage was contained primarily to the second-floor where the fire is believed to have started. Authorities say a resident reported that she was heating up some oil on the stove and walked away. When she returned, the kitchen was on fire.

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Franklin County, NY - Members of Akwesasne Mohawk Ambulance recently trained with the new Stryker XPS power load system. This state-of-the-art system along with the new Demers Unit 4 Ambulance were delivered, made possible by the Akwesasne Community Settlement Trust.

A large garage in South Bethlehem was destroyed by flames on 4/14/19.

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Garage Destroyed by Fire in South Bethlehem South Bethlehem, NY - A two-and-a-half story garage was completely destroyed by a fastmoving fire late Sunday night, April 14th, into early Monday morning in South Bethlehem. Just before JUMP TO FILE# 10:30 P.M., the 042019103 Selkirk Fire Department and DelmarBethlehem EMS were called to 66 Willowbrook Avenue for a possible fire in a detached garage. Units arrived to find the garage fully-involved and declared a Signal 30, indicating a working structure fire. Coeymans Hollow Fire responded as mutual aid, as well as members from Delmar and Elsmere Fire Departments with the FAST team. The fire was difficult for crews to fight due to propane hazards, as well as the pouring rain creating muddy conditions. "This structure was back off the road with the neighboring garage close by with a large propane tank right alongside of it," read a post on the Selkirk Fire Department's Facebook page by Chief Joe Michaniw. "A lack of space and ground support limited the work to just ground ladders and handwork." Firefighters also had a difficult time fully extinguishing the blaze due to the metal roof, making access to the fire more difficult. "The structure had to be knocked to the ground in order for the firefighters to fully extinguish all of the burning debris due to the metal roof and lack of access," read the Facebook post. The home at 66 Willowbrook

Ave., as well as the neighboring garage received some heat damage. Fire investigators from the Bethlehem Police Department

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teams throughout California and the western states. The fire coverage is not narrated except for faceto-face communications between firefighters. There are skips to different sections as there are many close ups of the operations. Except for the absence of heat and smoke, you are there! You are there amongst burning structures, autos, power lines and vegetation. A number of restaurants that used to be and are gone for the time being can be viewed. Heavy streams, handlines and chopper drops all lent to the defeat of “red devil.” In the many years that I have been reviewing videos for this newspaper, I have never seen such heartbreaking footage of homes and neighborhoods, many of which were in affluent areas. There are scenes from specific sections, none of which I can relate to since I am not a westerner, but nevertheless show devastating destruction. A segment towards the end of the coverage is entitled “The Day After”, highlighting a large host of scenes and the appearance of wartime bombings in some respects. Day and night coverage is included in this valiant fight, some of which was daylight obscured by heavy smoke, giving the appearance of night!

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Car Versus Motorcyclist in Newburgh with Serious Injuries Newburgh, NY - Winona Lake firefighters were called out on April 7th to an MVA involving a car versus motorcycle on Route 300 in front of Dunkin Donuts. Orange Lake Fire Department was requested to the scene to set up a landing zone for the motorcyclist, who was flown to Westchester Hospital with serious injuries.

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Four-Alarm Blaze Destroys Brewery in South Glens Falls South Glens Falls, NY - On March 25th at 7:06 P.M., the South Glens Falls Fire Department responded to the Common Roots Brewing Company at 55 Main Street for multiple calls JUMP TO FILE# reporting a working 041919123 structure fire. The first arriving chief on scene immediately requested a secondalarm which was quickly followed by a third-alarm, as he had a 40' x 200' building with heavy smoke and fire showing from the roof and front of the structure. Command confirmed on arrival that everyone was out of the building. The third-alarm assignment brought departments in from Warren and Washington counties to the scene to assist. South Glens Falls, West Glens Falls, Queensberry Central, Bay Ridge, Hudson Falls, Fort Edward, Gansevoort, Corinth and Monroe EMS responded to help on scene. On arrival, multiple crews deployed several hand lines and blitz fires. Firefighters attempted to make an aggressive interior attack but were pulled from the building when conditions started to rapidly deteriorate. Command sounded the 'all out' tones and had all fire

apparatus on scene sound their airhorns. Command conducted a par check as soon as all firefighters were out of the building, and as conditions worsended a fourthalarm was requested to bring more resources in to the scene. South Glens Falls ladder truck went into master stream operations while multiple firefighters took up positions with hand lines around the 'Delta' side of the building. As heavy fire pushed from the roof in the front of the building, West Glens Falls FD set up their ladder truck and began hitting the fire from the 'Bravo' side. Firefighters used a K12 saw and cut a large hole in the side of the building to access the heavy fire in the center. As firefighters were spraying water into the side of the building, a large portion of the roof gave way. One firefighter was injured on scene, but did not require hospital-level treatment. Crews battled the fire for several hours before bringing it under control, which was followed by heavy overhaul. Fire investigators from Saratoga County will be conducting the investigation into the cause of the fire. The building was a complete loss.

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Iowa: Eric M. Hosette, 33 Rank: Lieutenant Incident Date: January 5, 2019 Death Date: January 5, 2019 Fire Department: Clinton Fire Department Initial Summary: At 5:45 a.m., the Clinton Fire Department’s on-duty crew responded to a reported smoldering fire in a silo storage bin at Archer-Daniels-Midland loading facility. At 7:00 a.m., the scene was handed off to the next crew coming on-duty which included Lieutenant Eric Hosette. Nearly two hours later at 8:45 a.m., Hosette was injured in an explosion at the scene. Hosette was transported to Mercy Medical Center where, despite all efforts, he passed away. A second firefighter was critically injured during the explosion but survived. New York: Steven H. Pollard, 30 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: January 6, 2019 Death Date: January 6, 2019 Fire Department: Fire Department New York City Initial Summary: Firefighter Steven Pollard arrived with the Fire Department of New York City’s Ladder Co. 170 at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on the Belt Parkway, just east of Flatbush Avenue. As he was assisting at the scene, Pollard fell through a gap dividing the eastbound and westbound lanes of an overpass bridge and plummeted 52 feet to the ground. Pollard was transported to Kings County Hospital where he passed away a short time later from the critical injuries he sustained in the fall. Tennessee: Jason Byrd, 42 Rank: District Chief (Station 14) Incident Date: February 18, 2019 Death Date: February 18, 2019 Fire Department: Fayette County Fire Department Initial Summary: District Chief (Station 14) Jason Byrd suffered an apparent heart attack while at the scene of a residential structure fire. Within 15 seconds of the medical emergency, responders administered advanced life support measures to Byrd and then transported him to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Alabama: Brenden Pierce, 21 Rank: Firefighter

Incident Date: February 20, 2019 Death Date: February 23, 2019 Fire Department: Palmerdale Fire District Initial Summary: On 02/19/19, Firefighter Brenden Pierce started his shift at the Palmerdale Fire District, Station 3. During this shift at approximately 12:30 a.m. on 02/20/2019, Pierce suffered a medical emergency after responding to a weather-related call. He was immediately transported to the Grandview Medical Center where he was declared brain dead on 02/20/2019. Because Pierce was an organ donor, his organs were transplanted to multiple recipients over the next few days. Pierce’s official date of death was 02/23/2019.

Massachusetts: Thomas Nye, 72 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: February 26, 2019 Death Date: February 27, 2019 Fire Department: Marion Fire Department Initial Summary: On 02/26/2019, Firefighter Thomas Nye helped extinguish a residential chimney fire and then returned home. He collapsed early the next morning on 02/27/2019 after suffering an apparent cardiac incident. Nye was transported to Tobey Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Maine: Joel Barnes, 32 Rank: Captain Incident Date: March 1, 2019 Death Date: March 1, 2019 Fire Department: Berwick Fire Department Initial Summary: Captain Joel Barnes was one of five firefighters who went into a three-story apartment building to fight a four-alarm fire. While inside the structure, conditions rapidly worsened. Three of the firefighters were able to escape. Barnes and one other firefighter became trapped in a room of a third-floor apartment. While waiting to be rescued, Barnes reportedly used his body to shield the other firefighter from the intense fire. Upon rescue, Barnes was unresponsive, and EMTs and other colleagues immediately performed life-saving measures on him. Barnes was then transported to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital where he was pronounced deceased from the injuries he sustained. The four other firefighters were treated and released by Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.


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Latham Engine 419 at the scene of a structure fire in Maplewood, 3/15/19.

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Geneva FD Engine 13 from the Nester Hose Co. No. 1 is a 2012 Pierce and is shown here operating at a recent working house fire.

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North Tonawanda Blaze Destroys Four Businesses North Tonawanda, NY - On Monday, April 29th, a fire that started around 9:00 A.M. at a North Tonawanda laundromat sent smoke into the air that could be seen for miles. The fire was brought under control early that afternoon, according to the North Tonawanda FD. North Tonawanda Fire Chief Joe Sikora said they had difficulties shutting the gas off in the laundromat, and because of the size of the fire, there were also difficulties with water supply.

JUMP TO FILE #042919113 The cause of so much smoke was from an asphalt roof that collapsed. Keli Troidl, who lives on Thompson St., said she had to close all her windows. “It’s all over the place, it’s down the side streets, people are closing their windows even over here ,” she said. “I just worry about the house that’s next door to it because it was fully engulfed in minutes.”

The cause of the fire hasn't been determined yet, as crews were still working to put the rest of the smoke out. The laundromat was a total loss. The businesses next to the laundromat, including a meat market, barber shop and computer repair store, were also destroyed by the fire. A house next to the businesses was damaged, but the full extent is not yet known. No injuries have been reported. - LARRY KENSINGER

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Cohoes Engine 721 on the scene of a structure fire on Simmons Ave., 3/23/19.

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Second-Alarm Fire Ravages Town of Newburgh Home Newburgh, NY - On April 18th just before 8:00 A.M., the Cronomer Valley FD was dispatched to a structure fire at 1602 Route 300 on Jeanine Drive. First arriving firefighters confirmed heavy fire and put three lines into operation. A second-alarm JUMP TO FILE# was called, bringing 041819105 in the Middle Hope FD with one truck and one rescue, as well as Orange Lake FD with two engines, Good-Will FD with one engine and City of Newburgh FD as the FAST. Winona Lake, Coldenham and Stewart Air National Guard Fire Departments were on stand by for Cronomer Valley during the incident. Town of Newburgh EMS, Mobile Life ALS and Central Hudson were also requested to the scene. Town of Newburgh Police and Cronomer Valley Fire Police assisted with traffic control, shutting down Route 300 while firefighters worked at the scene. No injuries were reported. - BOB MCCORMICK BOB MCCORMICK

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The Meaning of Easter Chaplain’s Corner

Pastor Fernando Villicana

A Sunday School teacher once asked her class to write one sentence on “What Easter Means to Me.” One student wrote: Egg salad sandwiches for the next two weeks! Don’t let this Easter be just another busy time of eggs and bunnies while missing the true meaning of it all. After having said that however, I don’t see any harm in enjoying a few of the traditional add-ons to the holiday that may not come under the category of religion. There are BBQ’s, Easter egg hunts with the kids and a time for family to spend time together. My whole family enjoys a traditional dinner together. But have you ever wondered what bunny rabbits and colored eggs have to do with the resurrection of Jesus? The short answer is - nothing. The longer answer is that rabbits and eggs were both symbols of springtime and new life in many ancient cultures. Christians intentionally choose to establish a replacement. Early Christians then adopted the eggs as symbols of new life and birth. The bottom line is that we are annually reminded that 2000 years ago Jesus Christ rose from the grave and changed the world! But, let me ask you - what difference does Easter make? How does it impact the way you live your life on a daily basis? Even people who believe Jesus rose from the grave on the third day sometimes have difficulty connecting the dots to their daily lives. So whether you are a follower of Christ or are still examining His claims, I want to invite you to travel back with me to that first Easter morning, Resurrection Sunday. A time when Jesus (after his death and burial) appeared to his faithful followers. I invite you to explore the significance of the resurrection and the difference it can make in your life. TEXT: John 20:19-22, 30-31 (NIV) On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors

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locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. …But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. Easter is so much more than candy, colored eggs and cartoon bunnies. Easter is the cornerstone of the Christian faith; the celebration of Jesus rising from the grave, conquering death and giving us 1) peace with God, 2) a purpose for life and the promise of heaven. That’s what Easter is really all about.

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The Lampeter, PA Fire Co. No. 1 operates this 2008 Spartan/Crimson 1500/500 that once saw service in Liverpool, NY.

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Troy, NY - On April 6th at 1:35 P.M., the City of Troy FD received multiple calls for a reported structure fire at 188 7th Avenue. The first arriving police unit on scene had heavy fire and smoke showing from the balloon frame structure and notified the JUMP TO FILE# 041919120 dispatcher. Multiple neighbors sprung into action knocking on doors of the neighboring houses to get people out. Officers assisted the neighbors and made sure that everyone was out of the fire building. Engine 4 arrived on scene, called for the Signal 30 and a second-alarm was sounded. Firefighters pulled a hand line into the building and had heavy fire and smoke pushing from the third-floor. Firefighters conducted a primary search of the residence, which came up negative. Truck 2’s crew went to the roof and started to vent as firefighters from the rescue squad went to the basement to check for fire. Additional hand lines were stretched into the building and firefighters conducted aggressive suppression measures to prevent any extension into other parts of the building. Mutual aid from the city of Watervliet and the Watervliet Arsenal were requested to the scene to assist with suppression efforts. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in less than 30 minutes, which was followed by heavy overhaul. The structure sustained major damage, but no firefighters or residents were injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation by City of Troy fire investigators. - JEFFREY BELSCHWINDER

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The driver's side took a heavy crush, causing the airbags to deploy.

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Miller Hose Handles One-Car Rollover Newfane, NY - Miller Hose Co. Fire Chief Jason Coleman wasted no time getting to the scene of a reported one-car rollover on Coomer Road, just north of Chestnut Road, on March 31st. Rain and melting snow rapidly filled ditches in the area that day, causing concerns that anyone trapped in a rolled over car could easily drown if they ended up in one of the water-filled ditches. The vehicle involved drove off the west side of Coomer Road, slamming into a culvert and snap-

JUMP TO FILE #033119102 ping a pole. The impact caused the car to start an end-over-end and sideways roll, crushing both the front and driver's side. The car came to a stop in the front yard of a residence located hundreds of feet from the original location where it went off the road. The driver was quickly evaluated by members of Miller Hose

Advanced Life Support while the car and scene were secured by Miller Hose firefighters. Niagara County Sheriff units arrived approximately 10 minutes later. Miller Hose transported the driver, who had non-life-threatening injuries, to Erie County Medical Center. The road was closed for approximately one hour while Sheriffs investigated the incident. - STEPHEN WALLACE

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Lt. Steven Lathey from Nester Hose Co. of the Geneva FD (left), poses for a photo at a recent drill with his nephew, CJ Lathey, who is a Lieutenant with the Border City FD. Steve's brother and CJ's father, Paul Lathey, is a Captain in the Hydrant Hose Co. of the Geneva FD and Paul's other son, Paul Lathey, Jr., is a member of Border City FD alongside his brother. Paul and Steve Lathey's father was a life member of the Geneva FD.

New Windsor, NY - Mobile Life Support Services, the largest emergency medical provider in the Hudson Valley, is combatting a nation-wide shortage of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics by hosting a paid 12week long training academy for men and women looking to become certified EMTs. The EMT Academy will be held from Monday, July 8th through Wednesday, September 19, 2019, at the company’s New Windsor headquarters located at 3188 Rte. 9W. Interested candidates must submit their application prior to Friday, May 3, 2019. This cost-free, three-month academy will provide quality training to anyone interested in becoming an EMT for Mobile Life Support Services. Full-time employment with benefits begins on the first day of class with health insurance available after 60 days. While enrolled, trainees will complete a 40-hour work week with three days in the classroom and two days in the field interning with current Mobile Life EMTs. Uniforms, textbooks and computers will be provided for all accepted students. “This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to enter the emergency services field, whether you spend a lifetime in EMS, or you’re simply taking the first step in your career path,” said Mobile Life President and CEO Scott Woebse. “The skills necessary to administer life-saving care are invaluable, and this academy offers individuals a chance to truly make a difference in their communities.” Upon NYS certification, graduates will receive an immediate wage increase and will qualify for annual merit-based raises as well

JUMP TO FILE #040919107 as milestone longevity raises as full-time employees. They will also be eligible to receive the company’s competitive benefits, including: vacation, sick and personal time accrual; health, dental and vision benefits; life insurance; a prescription plan; health club reimbursement; discounted home and auto insurance; employer-matched 401K, up to three percent; access to continuing education for recertifications and tuition assistance for a paramedic program. In order to be eligible for enrollment in Mobile Life’s EMT Training Academy, candidates must be at least 18-years-old on or before September 30, 2019, and have a high school diploma or GED. Current high school students must graduate before September 30, 2019. Additionally, applicants must hold a valid New York State driver license and pass a background check, physical agility test (PAT) and urine drug test. A oneyear full-time commitment to Mobile Life Support Services is required. To apply, please visit www.mobilelifeemployment.com. Interested applicants may contact Mobile Life Director of Education Dave Grass at DGrass@mobilelife.com with questions regarding the program or the EMS industry at large to help determine whether becoming an EMT is right for them. To learn more about Mobile Life, please visit www.mobilelife.com. - FOCUS MEDIA, INC.


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Pay Attention to the Details! FORK & HOSE CO. a Food Blog by A.J. Fusco

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Louisville Home Destroyed by Fast-Moving Fire Louisville, NY - Louisville firefighters returned to the scene of a fire on Wilson Hill on the morning of April 18th to extinguish flareups after battling a serious house fire the night before at 234 River Drive. Louisville Fire Chief Corey Snyder said his department was called out shortly before 8:00 P.M. on April 17th, stating that “there was heavy smoke and flames visible” after he and the company arrived. Snyder said heavy flames were working their way from the back one-story part of the house towards the front and a second-story over the garage. “It’s pretty close to a total loss,” he said. In addition to his volunteers,

JUMP TO FILE #041919111 departments from Massena, Norfolk and Waddington, as well as Massena Rescue responded to a mutual aid request. Chief Snyder said crews finished up at about 2:00 A.M. on April 18th. Two residents were home at the time of the fire but were not hurt, nor were any firefighters injured. The morning flareups were quickly extinguished, and the cause and origin of the fire are under investigation, Snyder said. - RANDY MONTOUR

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If a fire breaks out, you might not be able to find the exit even if you’ve lived there for years since smoke can be extremely disorienting. Memorize your escape plan beforehand and practice it blindfolded.

One thing I learned early on in my firefighter career is that the less there is to clean up, the happier the crew. This especially rings true with the rule that the cooks are exempt from cleanup….I like that rule! “One pan” recipes are popular for this very reason and not just in the firehouse. These recipes are also perfect for home cooks who are looking to save time on cleanup and reduce the chances of having a “tornado incident” in the kitchen, and you know exactly what I mean by that. But just because something is called a “one

pan” recipe doesn’t mean you should throw just everything into one pan, pop it in the oven and say a prayer in hopes that it turns out ok. This is where attention to detail will really help you become a better cook. Taking the time to build layers of flavor, even in a simple preparation, will make your food taste better. A perfect example of this is my Roasted Chicken with Fennel, Oranges and Olives recipe below. Starting with the chicken skin-side down first on the stovetop helps you in rendering the fat before everything goes in the oven. This allows us to achieve the crispy skin we all love. Tossing the sliced vegetables in oil and salt prior to putting them in the pan ensures all the surfaces are covered and seasoned well. This step not only reduces the chances of burning them, it allows us to bring out the

flavor of the ingredients while they cook. And one thing that many cooks fail to think about is presentation and garnish. Just a simple touch of orange zest not only adds color but a ton of flavor from the essential oils it contains. And the fennel fronds, which usually end up in the trash, can really make a dish pop with color right before serving. Plus, it results in less waste which is always a good thing, especially when you are on a budget. Taking the time to read through recipes and understanding why certain things are being done are key to becoming better cooks. Anyone can throw a bunch of stuff in a pot and call it a day. But a true cook learns about their ingredients, treats them with respect and pays attention to the details. Stay safe, eat well!

ROASTED CHICKEN WITH FENNEL, ORANGE & OLIVES Serves 3

Ingredients:

6 Chicken Thighs, bone-in and skin-on 1 Cara Cara Orange, zested and thin sliced 1 Navel Orange, zested and thin sliced ½ Red Onion, peeled and thin sliced 2 Fennel, thin sliced and fronds reserved 1 Cup Castelvetrano Olives, pitted (substitute with any green olives) 1 Tbs. Chili Flake 2 Tbs. Kosher Salt, plus more to taste Extra Virgin Olive Oil Procedure:

-Preheat oven to 450°. Place a large cast-iron pan or oven-proof skillet in the oven while it preheats and you assemble your ingredients.

-Trim chicken thighs of excess skin and fat. Pat dry and season both sides liberally with salt. Set aside. -Using oven mitt, remove pan/skillet from oven and place on low heat. Add a couple glugs of olive oil and place the chicken skin side down in one layer. Keep an eye on the chicken while you prepare the rest of the ingredients so as not to burn them.

-While the chicken is cooking, thin slice the onion and

set aside. Cut the stalks off the fennel bulb and save the fronds. Thin slice the fennel bulb, discarding the root end and any discolored brown bits. Zest your oranges and set aside with reserved fennel fronds; this will be used as a garnish. Now thinly slice the oranges, removing any seeds. Toss sliced onion, fennel and orange in a bowl with a pinch of salt and drizzle of olive oil. -Remove the browned chicken thighs to a dish. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the oil and grease out of the pan. Pour in the fennel, onion, orange mixture along with the chili

flake. Place the chicken on top, skin side up. Arrange some of the orange slices on top. Place the pan in the oven and cook for 45 minutes to an hour, or until the chicken temperature is 165° F. In the last 10 minutes of cooking, add the olives to the pan. AJ FUSCO

-Taste and season if needed. Garnish with orange zest, fennel fronds and a drizzle of olive oil.

*Note: Use any variety of oranges you like. Cara Cara has a subtle sour note which pairs well against the sweetness of other oranges and cooked fennel.


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Newburgh, NY - Orange County Battalion 3 celebrates Recruit NY with Cronomer Valley, Goodwill and Orange Lake.

Crews had difficulty extinguishing the fire in the roof due to the weakening structure preventing crews from entering or going on the roof. THOMAS MARRA

Gusty Winds Spread Fire Throughout New Baltimore Home Cronomer Valley

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New Baltimore, NY - Gusty winds helped to spread a fire throughout a home in New Baltimore on Wednesday afternoon, April 3rd. The New Baltimore Fire Department was called just after 2:45 P.M. for a reported fully-involved structure fire at 1111 Old State Road. First arriving units discovered a fire in the rear of the structure, with high winds advancing the flames throughout the rest of the house. Ravena Fire responded with their ladder truck and an engine, along with Coeymans with a full response, Coeymans Hollow and Medway-Grapeville with a tanker. Medway-Grapeville and Coxsackie Ambulance were on the scene for rehab. Coxsackie Hose #3 was on the scene to protect neighboring homes as D.M. Hamilton Steamer Co. of Coxsackie Fire was on standby in their quarters. "It probably took at least a half an hour to get the fire under control," said Assistant Chief Scott

JUMP TO FILE #040519106 VanWormer of the New Baltimore FD. "Again, with the high winds we were worried about the adjacent dwellings and across the street." Fire crews were able to protect the surrounding homes and prevent a brush fire from occurring in the woods, however as a result of the gusting winds, the fire was able to quickly push and catch a carport and RV on fire located behind the home. There were two elderly residents inside the home at the time of the fire. "State Police and the Sheriff's Department pulled the victims from the scene," said VanWormer. "They were checked out at the scene and no treatment was necessary." Additional standby departments included Selkirk for Coeymans Fire and Westerlo for Coeymans Hollow Fire. Coeymans Fire also brought their ladder truck

to the scene due to weak floors in the structure and the need to get to the upper level of the home to extinguish fire that was still pushing into the roof. According to Vanwormer, the Red Cross was able to assist in getting the homeowners to stay in local motels, and additional family members came and assisted as well. The cause of the fire is believed to be the result of a cooking mishap in the rear of the structure when a grease fire broke out and the homeowner threw water on the fire, however the exact cause is still being investigated by the Greene County Fire Investigation Team. There were no injuries reported on the scene. While Coxsackie Fire had crews on standby for New Baltimore, they were able to help quickly extinguish a vehicle fire at the New Baltimore Travel Plaza on the NYS Thruway.

- THOMAS MARRA

CHARLIE PIPER

The homeowner appeared to have been cooking when a grease fire broke out, which quickly spread when water was thrown on it.

THOMAS MARRA


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Cohoes Fire Chief Joe Fahd and Captain Jamie Hogan at the scene of a structure fire, 3/23/19.

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Miller Hose Co. Fire Chief Jason Coleman shows a Deputy the location of a vehicle rollover, 3/31/19.

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Fire Destroys a Dozen Apartments in Valley Cottage Valley Cottage, NY - A Sunday afternoon fire on April 14th spread through two buildings in the Sierra Vista Apartments in Valley Cottage, injuring six and leaving 15 families displaced. The fire was reported at 2:35 P.M. in Building 12 of JUMP TO FILE# the large complex. 041519115 Heavy fire was showing in the front of the building in the interior courtyard, making a long stretch necessary. Additional units were quickly called in as the flames extended to the cockloft. An elderly woman was rescued by firefighters from a second-floor apartment. The fire extended throughout the top floor, the attic area, and consumed the roof before jumping the firewall and doing the same to most of the adjoining building. The fire took over two hours to control. Of the six people injured, one was a firefighter. One resident remained hospitalized in serious condition. The Red Cross was summoned to assist the displaced residents. Fire units and EMS from across Rockland County assisted at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Clarkstown Arson Investigation Team. - BILL TOMPKINS

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Heavy Fire Destroys Shed and Damages Home in North Hoosick North Hoosick, NY - On March 28th at 8:37 P.M., the North Hoosick Fire Department responded to 35 Baby Lane for a reported structure fire. The caller stated that the shed in the back of her property was on fire and endangering her home. North Hoosick Car 1 arrived on scene and had a fully involved shed fire. The 20'x20' shed had heavy fire impinging on the home. Car 1 requested the second-alarm, bringing Buskirk, Hoosick, Hoosick Falls, West Hoosick, Rensselaer County Bureau Car 1 and the Town of Hoosick Ambulance to the scene. The first arriving engine on scene deployed (two) two-inch

JUMP TO FILE #041919122 hand lines to the shed and began to knock down the heavy fire. Firefighters also began to cool down the siding of the house, as it was melting from the extreme heat. Crews were able to quickly knock down the fire within 15 minutes which was followed by extensive overhaul. The shed was a complete loss. No injuries were reported, and the Rensselaer County Sheriff's office and fire investigators were investigating the cause of the fire.

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Multiple Crews Respond to Gorham House Fire

Gorham, NY - The Gorham Fire Department was toned out for a reported chimney fire on County Road 18 around 8:00 P.M. on March 17th. On arrival Chief 12-0 had heavy smoke showing and requested additional manpower and tankers to respond from several area departments. A tanker fill site was set up nearby due to there being no hydrants in the area. The fire was in the walls and insulation which made it hard for firefighters to get to. Crews made an interior attack opening up walls and pulling ceilings in order to access the fire. Firefighters were on scene for several hours before bringing the fire under control.

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Newburgh, NY - Dan Leghorn Engine Co. held their annual Easter breakfast on April 7th, where volunteers cooked pancakes, sausage and bacon for all to enjoy. The Easter Bunny made a special appearance and went from table to table to visit with the children.


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Lawnmower Catches Fire on Easter Sunday

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New Paltz, NY - The New Paltz Fire Department was dispatched on April 10th for a truck fire. The fire was quickly extinguished and there were no injuries reported.

Selkirk, NY - Selkirk Fire and Elsmere as the FAST were called to 255 Jericho Road for a confirmed structure fire around 3:45 P.M. on Easter Sunday, April 21st. The caller reported that a detached garage on the property was on fire. Arriving units found a lawnmower on fire, outside of the garage. The FAST was cancelled as crews quickly put out the burning lawnmower and wet the inside of the garage. The lawnmower was outside when crews arrived because the homeowner had some help getting it pulled out of the garage. Crews packed up and returned to service shortly after.


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Hillcrest Responds to SUV Fire

Broome County, NY - Just before 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday, April 2nd, Broome County Communications dispatched Hillcrest (55) and Port Dickinson (35) Fire Departments to Nowlan Road, near the intersection of Chenango Street, for an SUV on fire. Chief 55b arrived on scene shortly after and reported a working fire in the engine compartment of the SUV. Squad 55 responded and made quick work of the fire using a single one-and-three-quarter inch handline. Squad 55 was backed up by the crews from Pumper Tanker 35 and Engine 55. Also assisting on scene were New York State Police and the Broome County Fire Investigation Team.

BOB MCCORMICK

Cronomer Valley Handles Fully-Involved Car Newburgh, NY - Cronomer Valley FD responded to a fullyinvolved vehicle fire on Route 32, just north of Sarvis Lane, on April 17th. Firefighters arrived and used hand lines to quickly extinguish the fire. Town of Newburgh Police responded to the scene and requested a fire investigator and their ID unit to also respond. Route 32 was shut down during the time of the incident.

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Driver Escapes Without Injury Following Rollover Accident in Coeymans Hollow Coeymans Hollow, NY - The driver of a Subaru that rolled over in Coeymans Hollow escaped without injury on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 17th. Coeymans Hollow Fire/EMS, Ravena Rescue, Albany County Paramedics, Coeymans Police and the Al- JUMP TO FILE# bany County Sher- 042019104 iff's Department were called to Starr Road, between Payne Road and Tracey Road, for a high-velocity rollover accident around 12:15 P.M. The driver of the vehicle had self-extricated and declined transport after he was evaluated by EMS. There were two dogs also inside the vehicle. One of the dogs stayed with the driver, the other ran off following the crash. The dog that did not run away had a small cut on its face, but that was the only apparent injury. "Once the patient was medically cleared, our crew, along with other agencies, canvassed the area looking for the other dog," said Travis Witbeck on a Facebook post made by the Ravena Rescue Squad. "[Ambulance] 5889's crew located the dog in the area of 89 Payne Road, but were not able to secure it." Kevin Pierce, a member of Ravena Rescue Squad that responded to the call, later confirmed that the dog was found in the area and was transported to the Upstate Veterinary Hospital by Coeymans Police. The dog had a laceration on its side, but was okay aside from that.

"We specialize in emergency medical care of people," said Witbeck. "But completely understand the importance of our furry

friends."

THOMAS MARRA

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Bath, NY - Nine members of the Bath Vol. FD and three members of the North Corning Vol. FD spent three days in April training on “Emergency Boat Operations and Rescue” with two instructors from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boating Commission. This training is additional for members of the Swift Water Rescue Team to advance their skills in boat operations during a flood and fast moving water.

The training started out with classroom instruction where participants went over everything from the basics of boat terminology and navigation, to how to read river currents, look for hidden obstructions, and the right way to approach someone trapped in fast-moving water for rescue. The class then moved outdoors to nearby Keuka Lake

where they went over basic boat handling, how to roll over a capsized boat, and how to get a conscious or disabled person into a rescue boat from the water.

Participants then moved to the river to train in moving water where each member had to show the skills they learned over the weekend, including how to hold their craft steady in a current, look for obstructions, run downstream and rapidly turn to approach a victim safely. Skill sets in paddling were also put to the test, both with and against the current. There was also a written exam and if passed, will give each participant a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) certification. - JOHN CONRAD

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Hazmat Incident Reported at Walker Lab on RPI Campus Troy, NY - On March 29th around 4:34 P.M., the City of Troy FD and the Rensselaer County Hazmat Team were dispatched for a reported hazardous material incident at the Walker Laboratory on the RPI campus located at 1115 Sage Avenue. Engine 2 responded along with the Rescue Squad, Hazmat unit, Medic 4 and two chiefs. Command had a report that an unknown chemical experiment went wrong after two chemicals mixed together, which started to give off a vapor and strong smell. RPI staff evacuated the building and command reported that the ventilation system was getting the vapor and

JUMP TO FILE #041919121 gases out of the room. Troy firefighters brought in all equipment needed from the hazmat unit to handle the incident. Command had members of the rescue squad suit up in class B suits with self-contained breathing apparatus and air monitoring systems to make entry into the effected room and areas. The entry team also took a PH test strip in with them to check the level of alkaline and acid from the chemicals that mixed together. After getting test strip readings

the entry team backed out and met with command, who then sent in a second team to take a video of the chemical spill. After evaluation, command and RPI staff were able to determine that the threat of the incident was minor and crews started to pick up and go back into service shortly after. The City of Troy FD staffs the Hazmat unit for Rensselaer County, which can go anywhere when its needed. The members of Troy FD that staff the Hazmat unit have hundreds of hours of training and are all Hazardous Materials Technicians. - JEFFREY BELSCHWINDER

ON THE LITER SIDE JOHN CONRAD

Members of Bath and North Corning Vol. Fire Departments learn rowing techniques in moving water.

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Instructors from the PA Fish and Boating Commission show students parts of an outboard motor and common problems that could be encountered in the field, along with how to repair them.

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A Leprechaun rides in Guilderland FD Truck 29 during the Albany St. Patrick's Day parade held on 3/16/19.


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Fire Rips Through Maplewood Garage, Destroying Multiple Vehicles Colonie, NY - A fast-moving fire that occurred on Friday, March 15th, caused heavy damage to a large garage in the Maplewood section of Colonie. Crews were called to St. Colman's Home on Haswell Road for JUMP TO FILE# reports of a fire in a 032719112 one-story garage. Upon arrival, the first crews found heavy smoke and fire, and transmitted a Signal 30. Maplewood was joined at the scene by Latham, Schuyler Heights, Verdoy and Cohoes. Crews stretched handlines and went to work attacking the flames, as well as ventilating the building. No injuries were reported but the garage contained several vehicles, all of which were destroyed. Colonie Police and the town office of Fire Services were investigating the cause. St. Colman's serves children from ages 5-21 who suffer from autism and/or related developmental disabilities. - MIKE CAREY

Firefighters battle a structure fire on the grounds of St. Colman's home in Maplewood.

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Town of Newburgh Home Destroyed by Fire Newburgh, NY - Cronomer Valley was dispatched to a structure fire at 49 Ramblewood Dr. on April 4th. Upon arrival, firefighters found a three-story 50x70 home fully involved. Orange County Deputy Fire Coordinator 36-13 requested exterior operations only. City of Newburgh FD was requested to respond with their FAST team, as well as Stewart ANGB, Plattekill, Coldenham and Good-Will Fire Departments. Middlehope FD also responded with a Truck/Engine, as well as Town of Newburgh EMS, Town of Newburgh Police and Central Hudson for a power cut. Winona Lake and Plattekill Fire Departments on stand by were moved to the scene. Wallkill FD stood by.

THOMAS MARRA

The Slingerlands Fire Department had a representative from MES visit them at their extrication drill held on Monday, March 18th, where they were able to test out new equipment. Crews spent the evening using their own extrication equipment and then also using the battery-operated equipment to see how it handles.


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The Value of Outreach Programs EMS ISSUE

CHELLE CORDERO

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Fire crews had a hard time locating and putting out this fire at a home in Westmere, 3/28/19.

Stubborn Fire Damages Westmere Home Westmere, NY - Crews fought a stubborn fire that broke out at a home in Westmere on Thursday afternoon, March 28th. Fire departments were called to 48 Van Wie Terrace around 3:30 P.M. for a structure fire. It took crews approximately one hour and 30 minutes to get the fire knocked down, according to Assistant Chief Charles Cahill of the Westmere FD. "It was a stubborn fire," said Assistant Chief Cahill. "It was in the roof, in the walls. We had a hard time finding it; there was a lot of heat up on the second floor when crews went in attempting to find it." Crews were able to find the fire

JUMP TO FILE #032919118 once they opened up the roof. "It had such a good start on us," Cahill said. While crews were starting to get a handle on the fire at 48 Van Wie Terrace, a small fire was discovered next door at 46 Van Wie Terrace. "The neutral got charged somehow and started the floor on fire next door," said Cahill, adding that there was minimal damage. "Those people will be fine for the evening," he said. "There's no other houses, as far as I know, that have any issues."

Crews went around checking the other houses in the neighborhood to make sure there were no more problems. National Grid cut power to the entire neighborhood as a precaution. Westmere, Guliderland, McKownville, North Bethlehem and Fort Hunter Fire Departments responded to the scene. Slingerlands, Guilderland Center and Fuller Road Fire Departments were on standby. Cahill said there was one person home at the time that made if out safely. There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation. - THOMAS MARRA

Depending on the number of employees or volunteers your agency has, you might believe that you are too busy to offer outreach programs — but if you don’t have enough people to meet your needs or if funding is so low that you worry about extra (possible) expenses, then maybe you do need to up your PR efforts and outreach is one of the most effective, positive PR programs you can engage in. If you spend some time on “marketing” your organization you can see multiple benefits. Getting your name out there in front of your community can help you with fundraising, recruitment, local government support, grants, and even help increase your community’s well-being. We all know about sending press releases out to your local media and hopefully you make a practice of that with lots of positive news items; publicizing public outreach programs will go even further and bring your squad much needed recognition. Be sure to list upcoming events on your website and Facebook pages (you DO have these, don’t you?), as well as including them in your newspaper’s calendar section. Some of the possible outreach programs you can offer your community include: CPR, First Aid and Babysitting training (the American Heart Association has said, “bystander CPR, appears to play a major role in the increase of survival to discharge rates in cardiac arrest.”); How to Survive an Emergency (escape plans, gobags, survival tools); Preventing Falls for the Elderly; Blood Pressure screening; Car Seat Safety checks; How and When to Dial 911; Pet Resuscitation; and many more possibilities. Not all out-

reach programs need to be EMS related. Among the things other ambulance corps have done are: hosting a free Halloween Haunted House (with donation buckets); clothing drop-off for victims of house fires; Meet Santa (with donated toys from local merchants); Easter Bunny breakfast; and school/scout visits with the ambulance. While you do need personnel to run your events you can also ask non-riding family members, your youth squad, or local Boy Scout/Girl Scout troops to help out, which would certainly reduce the burden on your busy personnel. Most programs could be supported with modest fees (such as covering the cost of the CPR book), neighborhood merchant donations, and donation buckets at the specific event. If you want to do something such as Pet Resuscitation, ask a local veterinarian (let him/her hand out business cards) to come in as a guest speaker. There are many resources (lists you can print out on your own copy machine) that can be found online; please make sure you have permission to print and distribute the literature (make sure you give credit to the original source). Look at your communities and assess their immediate needs and demographics. If there are a lot of elderly, concentrate your efforts on senior citizen programming such as distributing “Vial of Life” packets, information on fall prevention, and resources such as local transportation to and from doctors’ offices. If your area has a lot of young families then children-oriented activities will certainly get you wonderful exposure. As stated above, list your coming events on your website and social media pages, as well as information on what your agency does, how you receive your funding, if you are looking for volunteers, and of course spotlight your best achievements and awards (agency or personnel). Make sure your neighbors know YOU.

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School Bus Fire in Hogansburg

Hogansburg, NY - The Hogansburg Akwesasne Vol. Fire Department and Akwesasne Mohawk Ambulance responded to a report of a school bus on fire on April 18th. Upon arrival, firefighters found a bus with smoke coming from the engine block. The children on-board were evacuated without incident and the fire was quickly contained. All units reported back in service shortly after.

Newburgh, NY - Members of Winona Lake Engine Co. held a drill to practice putting out car fires on Tuesday evening, April 16th.

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eLEND joins Heroes Mortgage Program to offer down payment assistance for heroes

For many Americans, funding the down payment necessary to realize a dream of home ownership simply is not possible; and squirreling away the dollars to do so on a limited budget could mean several years of renting and waiting to buy a house. In some cases, first responders and other community service employees have trouble affording homes in the areas where they work. With a purchase as big as buying a home, a little help can go a long way. The Advantage Program, introduced to the Heroes Mortgage platform by eLEND, helps hometown heroes like police officers, volunteer and paid firefighters, EMS workers, medical professionals and educators purchase a home within the community where they work, even in high-cost areas. The unique down payment assistance program was specifically designed for those who make a difference in other people’s lives, as well as first time home buyers. “The Heroes Mortgage platform helps connect members of the emergency services community with lenders that are specifically interested in working with them,” said Joseph P. Belsito, publisher of 1st Responder Newspaper. “The Advantage Program created by eLEND is exactly what makes the Heroes Mortgage Pro-

“We’re excited to introduce our Advantage Program to the Heroes Mortgage platform. It’s our way of trying to help hometown heroes advance their dreams of home ownership.”

- BILL PACKER Executive Vice President eLEND

gram a valuable resource for heroes in our community looking for home financing.” Grant provides help to homebuyers Many buyers wait patiently on the sidelines, saving money and watching interest rates rise. Unlike many other home buying assistance programs, eLEND’s Advantage Program provides a grant for the down pay-

ment. These resources can immediately build a borrower’s buying power, helping them act on a purchase more quickly for either that first home, or a move-up home as the family has grown and needs more space. Qualified buyers can receive grants up to 2% of the purchase price, minimizing the

down payment dollars needed at closing. The grant is “forgivable” so it doesn’t have to be paid back, and there are no resale or borrower repayment restrictions. In the state of Wisconsin, appraisal cost (up to $700) is credited back at closing. This program is not yet available in Hawaii or Washington. To qualify, a borrower need only meet one of the following very flexible requirements: a current, retired, volunteer or professional first responder (police officer, firefighter, paramedic, emergency medical technician, etc.), educator, medical personnel, civil servant or military personnel, or a first-time homebuyer or meet certain income requirements. “We’re excited to introduce our Advantage Program to the Heroes Mortgage platform,” said Bill Packer, executive vice president of eLEND, a division of American Financial Resources, Inc. “It’s our way of trying to help hometown heroes advance their dreams of home ownership.” For more information or to check your eligibility for The Advantage Program, visit www.heroesmortgage.com/AdvantageProgram or call 877-541-HERO.

For more information or to check your eligibility for The Advantage Program, visit www.heroesmortgage.com/AdvantageProgram or call 877-541-HERO.


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First Cancer-Preventative Turnout Gear in Rensselaer County Purchased by Raymertown FD Raymertown, NY - The first cancer particulate-blocking turnout gear purchased in Rensselaer County can now be seen in action by members of the Raymertown Fire Department. With more and more volunteer and career firefighters JUMP TO FILE# getting stricken 040119132 with cancer, fire departments are beginning to invest in better protective equipment to keep their firefighters safe. The Raymertown Fire Department is the first in all of Rensselaer County to purchase the new gear, and held a press conference at their firehouse on Sunday, March 31st, to make the announcement. "The turnout gear, made by Innotex, has a gray carcinogenblocking material aimed at protecting the susceptible areas of the body, including the head, neck, wrists, body and legs, while maintaining comfort and mobility," said Chief Steve LeBlanc of the Raymertown FD. "Not only is the turnout gear lighter than traditional turnout gear, it has a state-of-the-art airflow system that reduces overheating and fatigue of the firefighter, which in turn decreases cardiac-related injuries and death." There are a large number of female firefighters within their department, which consists of 30 active firefighters, one of whom is fourth-generation Firefighter Laura Bornt. She will be the first female firefighter in Rensselaer County to receive the new cancer particulate-blocking turnout gear. "I feel a lot safer going into fires and accidents knowing that I'm protected, and a lot more at ease with our new gear," said Bornt. "We're definitely going to be helping ourselves a lot." Chief LeBlanc says that female firefighters are at a higher risk of developing cancer and they want to protect everyone that volunteers with them to serve their community, especially with the increase in toxic materials used in newer homes these days. "Today's structure fires are filled with petroleum products and they are getting more and more dangerous as time goes on," said LeBlanc. "We are taking proactive steps in protecting our

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Unattended Candle Believed to be Cause of Cohoes Structure Fire Cohoes, NY - Firefighters were called into action Saturday, March 23rd, for a reported structure fire at 21 Simmons Ave. in Cohoes. First arriving crews were met with a heavy smoke condition about a block away. Upon arrival, JUMP TO FILE# crews had fire out 033019104 the side of the building on the secondfloor and a Signal 30 was transmitted, activating mutual aid from Green Island, Watervliet and Watervliet Arsenal. "We put two handlines into operation," said Cohoes Captain Jim Fennen, "and we were able to knock the bulk of the fire down fairly quickly." Crews went to work venting the roof to prevent fire from entering the cockloft. As additional crews arrived, they began pulling ceilings and checking for hot spots. The two-story structure suffered significant damage, but everyone escaped safely and no injuries were reported. Authorities say they believe an unattended candle resulted in the fire. - MIKE CAREY

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The driver of this silver SUV required extrication.

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Two Injured in Head-On Collision in Glenmont, NY - Two people were transported to the hospital on Saturday, April 6th, following a head-on vehicle collision in Glenmont. The Selkirk Fire Department, along with Delmar-Bethlehem EMS, Albany County Paramedics and the Bethlehem Police Department, responded to Route 144 near Corning Hill Road in Glenmont just before 2:00 P.M. for the reported MVA. Crews arrived to find two SUVs involved. The driver of the silver SUV was entrapped in the vehicle and required extrication. The drivers of both vehicles were transported to the hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, according to Chief Joe Michaniw of the Selkirk

JUMP TO FILE #040719103 Fire Department. "Both [drivers] had facial lacerations, one patient had fractures on his right hand," said Michaniw. "Probably from holding onto the steering wheel." There were also multiple witness reports stating that the occupant of the red SUV was driving erratically and swerving, at one point almost hitting a motorcyclist. The Bethlehem Police Department remained on the scene following the crash for accident reconstruction. - THOMAS MARRA

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According to multiple witnesses, the driver of this red SUV was reported to have been driving erratically prior to the crash.

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Cohoes Crews Battle Apartment Fire Cohoes, NY - Firefighters were called into action on Sunday, April 7th, for a fire at 66 Main Street in Cohoes. The first crews on scene were met with heavy fire coming from the third-floor windows. A Signal 30 brought mutual aid crews in from Watervliet, Watervliet Arsenal and Green Island. Crews made a quick stop and contained the fire to the three-story apartment building. Everyone had made it out safely and no residents were injured. One firefighter did suffer a hand injury in an attempt to rescue a cat. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Red Cross assisted four adults and two children who were displaced.

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Farmingville, NY - On Saturday afternoon, March 30th, a young girl screaming "fire" alerted her neighbors to a shed fire at 4 Towerhill Road, setting a group of men into action armed with five-gallon pails and a small extinguisher. The gentlemen went to work using pool water next door to try and extinguish the flames. Farmingville firefighters arrived to find that all visible fire was knocked down and began to mop up hot spots. (Rumor has it that the five gentlemen were given applications to join the Farmingville Bandits drill team's bucket team...)

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Five Optimum Work Trucks in Port Jefferson Station Destroyed by Fire

Port Jefferson Station, NY - A driver called 911 after seeing multiple work trucks fully engulfed in flames at 11 Industrial Drive, at the Optimum building, just before 10:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 17th. Approximately 50 firefighters from Terryville and Port Jefferson used multiple handlines to extinguish the raging fires. The flames were fed after at least one gas tank ruptured, sending fuel in all directions. The SCPD arson squad and Brookhaven fire marshals were called to the scene to investigate.

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Vehicle Slams into Transit Bus at Railroad Crossing in Shirley Shirley, NY - On Sunday, March 31st at about 8:00 A.M., the Brookhaven Fire Department and Shirley Ambulance were dispatched to a reported vehicle crash involving a bus at William Floyd Pkwy. and Mastic Blvd. East. Assistant Chief Anthony Verni (5-3-32) arrived on scene and confirmed that an SUV had struck a Suffolk Transit bus. The SUV was stopped in close proximity of the railroad grade crossing, so Chief Verni advised Fire-Com to contact

JUMP TO FILE #033119100 the MTA and place an immediate stop order on all trains. Rescue 3 and Engine 9 both arrived on scene and crews were immediately put to work to secure the vehicles and clean up the heavy amount of fluids that were spilled on the roadway. Firefighters also used the Go-Jacks to move the SUV back to a safer location so

that it wasn't hanging over the rail crossing. Shirley and Mastic Beach Ambulances were both on scene. At least two people received injuries and were transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. Suffolk Police remained on scene until the tow truck could respond and remove the vehicle. All FD and EMS units were back in service in under 30 minutes.

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Brother Firefighters Tom and Vinny Deluca of the Brookhaven Fire Department.

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Driver Should Play Lotto After Surviving Horrific Crash in Selden

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The Atlantic Steamer Fire Co. of Oyster Bay once used this 1996 Simon Duplex LTI 1500/75' as Ladder 551.

Selden, NY - A lucky driver walked away from a car crash on April 1st with only minor injuries despite the severity of the impact. The young male was driving at a high rate of speed heading westbound on Mooney Pond Road when he lost control and left the roadway, crashing through a fence before hitting two parked trucks and then a tree head-on. The intrusion into the truck was everywhere except for where the driver was sitting. He was transported to University Hospital.


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Mastic Fire Department's Chief and Captain got pranked and had their command vehicles wrapped up while they were out of service for a recent event.

Four-Car Crash in Selden Sends Six to Area Hospital Selden, NY - A multi-car crash on Middle Country Road and College Road sent six people to the hospital on the afternoon of Monday, April 22nd. The two occupants in the silver car that's pictured were briefly trapped, with the passenger's foot

JUMP TO FILE #042219112 stuck under the dash. Selden firefighters slowly moved the foot by hand and then pried the passenger's side door open to free the oc-

cupant. In total, six people were transported with non-life-threatening injuries to local hospitals by three Selden ambulances and one ambulance from Centereach. - CHRIS SABELLA

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Mastic FD Handles Minivan Fire

Mastic, NY - Around 3:27 P.M. on March 24th, the Mastic Fire Department was toned out for a vehicle fire at 539 William Floyd Parkway. Mastic FD Chief Rudy Sunderman arrived on the scene to find a minivan on fire and the driver safely outside of it. Mastic FD Engine 5-12-1 arrived on scene and firefighters went right to work to extinguish the fire. Mastic FD Engines 5-12-2, 5-123 and 5-12-5 also responded to the scene. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.


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Fast-Moving House Fire Displaces Brentwood Residents Brentwood, NY - Residents were displaced after a fire broke out at a home in Brentwood just before midnight on Saturday night, April 27th. The call came in for a reported house fire at 72 Pine Aire Drive around 11:45 P.M. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire without incident. The cause is under investigation and there were no reported injuries.

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Brookhaven FD Installs Officers and Honors Award Winners While Celebrating 96 Years of Service Wading River, NY - On the evening of March 23rd, the Brookhaven FD gathered for a monumental occasion at the East Wind in Wading River to celebrate the department's 96th year of service to the great community, and also install members into office. The following officers were installed into office for 2019: Chief of Department-Peter DiPinto, Jr.; 1st Assistant ChiefDaniel DiPinto; 2nd Assistant Chief-Anthony Verni; Captain & Ex Chief-Giuseppe Loiacono; and

JUMP TO FILE #040219111 Station One Lieutenant-Brian Dean. Drivers and assistant drivers were also installed, as well as Fire Police Company members. Numerous awards were presented and many milestones were acknowledged. The Lincoln Quappe award was presented to Firefighter James Cassidy. Health & Safety Officer Brian Lamonica,

Sr. and Firefighter Angelo Frangipane received the Murray Fink award. Frangipane was also presented with a Medal of Honor pin for actions taken when he was a member of the US Army. After the awards presentation, members and guests mingled, danced and had a great time. Congratulations to the 2019 elected officers and chiefs of the Brookhaven Fire Department! - JOHN WALTHERS

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Vehicle Goes Up in Flames in Mastic Beach Mastic Beach, NY - On Sunday, March 10th at about 8:20 P.M., the Mastic Beach FD was activated for a reported car fire on Whittier Drive, near Queen Road. On arrival, crews found a fully involved auto and Chief Montreuil advised Engine 8 and Rescue 4 to respond in up Queen Road to hit the hydrant on the corner. Crews went to work stretching a line to attack the fire. No one was in the vehicle and no injuries were reported. The fire was knocked down quickly without incident. Fire Police and SCPD assisted with crowd control to prevent any bystanders from getting hurt.

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Bethpage Fire Department's 1985 American LaFrance/Saulsbury once belonged to the Great Neck Alerts, where it was used as a heavy rescue. The rig is now used by the Bethpage Juniors.


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Bellport FD members escort former 3rd District Assemblyman Dean Murray down the parade route.

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Pedestrian Struck and Killed While Crossing Highway in Holbrook Brookhaven FD Honor Guard & Drums Corps.

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Holbrook, NY - On April 15th just before 9:00 P.M., a 37-year-old male pedestrian was struck and killed by an SUV as he tried to cross a four lane highway in Holbrook. The driver of the SUV stated that he never saw the male, who was wearing all black, enter the street. Holbrook firefighters arrived and began CPR in the street before transporting the subject, who was in cardiac arrest. SCPD 5th squad detectives and crime scene units responded after the subject was pronounced dead. The driver of the SUV remained at the scene and no charges were filed in the accident.

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Bellport FD chiefs and Legislator Sunderman present former Assemblyman Murray with a Proclamation.

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Village Brings Leprechaun Out for Parade and Festival at Bellport FD Bellport Village, NY - The Village of Bellport held their annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 30th. Hundreds of people attended and were along the parade route, which ran from Station Road to Main Street. Local fire department members from Bellport, Hagerman, Patchogue and Brookhaven came out for the parade, which was Grand Marshaled by former assemblyman Dean Murray via a Bellport Fire Department antique truck. Also participating in the event was South Country Ambulance in addition to other local groups. Support was provided by the Bellport Village Code Officers as well as the Bell-

JUMP TO FILE #040819146 port and Patchogue FD’s, who maintained the road closures along the parade route. After the parade ended, a gathering was held at the Bellport FD with live music, food and other entertainment. Rudy Sunderman, Legislator for the 3rd District, stood with Councilman Michael Loguerico’s office and chiefs of Bellport FD while presenting a Proclamation to former 3rd District Assemblyman Dean Murray. - JOHN WALTHERS

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Centereach Fire Department once operated this 1969 Young Crusader 1000/85' Snorkel.


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Vehicle Versus Tree in Shirley Shirley, NY - On April 7th at 10:27 P.M., the Brookhaven Fire Department and Shirley Community Ambulance Company were both activated to respond to a vehicle crash on River Road, near Flower Hill Drive. JUMP TO FILE# On arrival, the 041419108 first responding Shirley Ambulance units confirmed that they had a two-vehicle crash with one car into a tree and the driver entrapped, requiring extrication. Chiefs Anthony Verni and Pete DiPinto arrived on scene a short time later along with crews from Rescue 3, and Engines 5 and 9. Members quickly grabbed the Hurst tools from the rescue truck and went to work while EMS members made sure the patient was stable and kept calm during the operation. Due to the extent of the damage, firefighters had to remove the roof from the vehicle. After a great effort by firefighters and EMTs, along with help from SCPD ESU and 7th precinct officers, the driver was extricated. At least two people with nonlife-threatening injuries were transported to local hospitals by ambulances from Shirley EMS and Yaphank Fire Department. - JOHN WALTHERS

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On April 15th, the FDNY held a World Trade Center plaque ceremony in honor of former Staten Islander/Firefighter Ronald Svec. Firefighter Svec died of a 9/11 related illness on February 2, 2018. He was a member of Ladder 82 in Great Kills.

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FDNY FF & U.S. Marine Reservist, Christopher Slutman.

FDNY Firefighter/U.S. Marine Christopher Slutman Killed in Roadside Bombing Bronx, NY - FDNY Firefighter Christopher Slutman, a father of three and a U.S. Marine reservist assigned to Ladder 27 in the Bronx, was killed on Monday, April 8th during a roadside bombing near the Bagram Air Base. Two other U.S. service members and an American contractor were also killed in the deadliest attack against military forces in

JUMP TO FILE #040919109 Afghanistan this year, officials said. The Taliban, which is in ongoing talks with the U.S., claimed responsibility for the attack. The 15-year FDNY veteran joined the department in 2003. The proud member of the depart-

ment’s Emerald Society had been assigned as a staff sergeant in Afghanistan “for some time”, sources said. Slutman, 43, is survived by his wife Shannon and their three daughters.

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An FDNY chaplain blesses the plaque while family members look on.

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FDNY High Angle Rescue Conducted at Moynihan Train Hall Project in Manhattan Manhattan, NY - On April 10th, FDNY firefighters on Box 706 responded to West 33rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues, for the report of a man having chest pains. JUMP TO FILE# The man, work- 041019103 ing as an electrical contractor on the Moynihan Train Hall project in Manhattan, was underground when he started experiencing the chest pains. FDNY conducted a high angle rescue to bring the man up to ground level where he could be examined and transported if need be. - GARY HEARN

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