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In this issue... 6-Alarmer in Queens Firefighters in Queens were dispatched to Jamaica Avenue for a fire inside a store. See story on page 7

Lake Mohegan Handles Wind-Driven House Fire The Lake Mohegan FD was dispatched to Young Street for a structure fire. See story on page 8

Fire Destroys Auto Repair Shop Two-alarms were sounded for fire at Amigo’s Auto Repair on State Street. See story on page 10

Washingtonville Partial Collapse The Washingtonville Fire Department recently responded to a house fire in Monroe.

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Highlands 2-Alarmer The Town of Highlands Fire Department was dispatched to Church Lane for a house fire. See story on page 25

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From the Editor’s Desk Dennis Whittam, Editor

Are Photos Worth a Thousand Words? I have been taking photographs at fires since 1964. I started taking photographs with an Olympus Pen EE film camera that my father gave to me. It was a great camera because it split a 35mm negative in half, doubling the capacity of photos I could take. I was very young at the time and really didn’t know what I was doing. On the other hand, I quickly learned that everyone loved the photos that came out of my camera. My new hobby stayed and grew as I ventured to more and more local fires. It was my way of becoming part of my father’s engine company in Ridgewood, Queens. It wasn’t long before I was a regular at FDNY Engine 291/Ladder 140. I always left my photos and negatives (ouch!) on the kitchen table for the members to enjoy and share amongst themselves. I never cared about the content of the photographs. I cared about documenting the faces of my heroes. It wasn’t until I photographed a tragic fire where two children perished that I realized my photographs had worth. I documented a tragedy and saw a completely different attitude towards my

photographs. The firefighters actually studied the photographs and reviewed what happened. Gosh, I wish I still had those photos. Photographs can tell us a lot about an incident. Recently, I captured a fire that was near my home. It was a bedroom fire in a home that had numerous pets in it. Another neighbor, who was a member of my department, made a successful attempt to save a few of the pets. With the help of the first arriving assistant chief and our EMS crew, several pets survived the ordeal. It was interesting to see some of the Facebook comments relating to this fire. Yes, photographs are worth a thousand words. We must remember that there is a time lapse when analyzing a photograph. Video gives you a clearer understanding of what happened. There is no time-lapse looking at a single image. Example: You are walking along the beach and you see a sign that says, “No swimming!” A few feet away from you, you see a man drying off with his towel on the beach. Wow, can’t the guy read? The sign was very clear and to the point. As you continue your walk along the beach, you see a

shower on the beach. Uh oh, we now have a case for reasonable doubt. My point is that unless you are at the incident, a single photograph may not depict all of the circumstances behind the image. Photographs and video are commonplace at emergency scenes. Cameras are all over the place and can be a helpful tool in analyzing situations that occur even when we are not around to visualize the incident firsthand. In my opinion, many of the concepts of utilizing media have not changed. We are still using media to analyze emergency situations to help us get a clearer picture of what actually happened. Enjoy the photographs in Fire News, on our Facebook and Instagram social media pages, and on our website at FireNews.com. -Dennis


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Flames Erupt in New City

The New City Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Congers Road on December 21, 2020. Firefighters arrived at the 0030 fire to find heavy smoke and fire showing from the 1-1/2 story wood frame home. As lines were stretched, a search crew made an attempt to gain access through the front door but were driven back by heavy fire. All three occupants of the home escaped the blaze prior to the fire department’s arrival. With mutual aid from several area departments, crews made fast work of the fire and began extensive overhaul operations. The fire was under investigation by the Clarkstown Fire Inspector’s Office and the Clarkstown Police, but was believed to be accidental. - Fire News photos by Kenny Flynn


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6-Alarmer in Queens

On December 12, 2020, firefighters in Queens were dispatched to Jamaica Avenue for a fire inside a store. Companies arrived to find smoke showing and had to work extensively to gain access to the fire. Once they made access, companies found that fire had extended to the cockloft of the building and was rapidly traveling to multiple exposures. The fire was brought under control around 0400 and had burned through six buildings. - Fire News photo by PuckStopperPhotography.com

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Lake Mohegan Handles Wind-Driven House Fire

On the afternoon of December 15, 2020, the Lake Mohegan Fire Department was dispatched to Young Street for a structure fire. While en route the chief had a visible header and requested the 10-75, bringing additional resources to the scene. First-due units had heavy

fire showing from a private dwelling and began stretching lines. Due to the volume of fire they launched an exterior attack. Heavy winds pushed the fire to the home on the D side exposure, but that fire was quickly extinguished. - Fire News photo by KempterFireWire


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Quick Stop in Rosedale

FDNY firefighters from companies in the Rosedale section of Queens battled an all-hands blaze in a private dwelling on Mayda Road, on December 15, 2020. The fire was brought under control without incident. - Fire News photos by FirstOnScenePhotos.com

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Fire Destroys Auto Repair Shop

On December 11, 2020, two-alarms were sounded after multiple calls were received for fire at Amigo’s Auto Repair on State Street. Upon arrival, flames were venting through the A-side doorway and spreading quickly to the entire interior and through the roof. Frozen hydrants made water supply difficult and Niskayuna Fire District 1 was brought to the scene to lay into Truck 1 protecting the C and D sides of the building in the rear. No injuries were reported. The cause was under investigation. - Fire News photos by Peter Barber


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Winona Lake Responds to the Newburgh Mall The Winona Lake Engine Company was called out, along with the Orange Lake Fire Department, for a heavy smoke condition in the Newburgh Mall. Firefighters found that a store left a warming plate on. - Fire News photos by Vinnie Dominick


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Fatality at 5-Alarmer in Yonkers

On the morning of January 1, 2021, the Yonkers Fire Department was dispatched to Bruce Avenue for a fire. First-arriving companies had heavy fire showing on the third floor of a five-story multiple dwelling. Fire quickly spread through floors four and five and into the cockloft. A fifth alarm was transmitted bringing every available Yonkers unit to the scene. Approximately 50 minutes into the fire, crews pulled a victim out who didn’t survive. Arson crews were called to the scene to assist in the fire investigation. - Fire News photos by KempterFireWire


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Collapse in Sunset Park

On December 28, 2020, Engine Company 284, Ladder 114 and Battalion 42 arrived to a call for workers trapped at a 42nd Street address. The workers were trapped under a 10-foot retaining wall that collapsed in a backyard. Two rescue companies, Rescue Battalion and Emergency Services Units responded. One victim was pronounced at the scene and another was removed in serious to critical condition. - Fire News photos by Lloyd Mitchell


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Home Burns in Kiryas Joel

On December 12, 2020, a fire broke out in a home in Kiryas Joel. Washingtonville Rescue 581 responded as the FAST with half the crew as the FAST, and the remainder functioning as a truck crew. Engine 580 was also dispatched to establish a fill site and supply tankers. Tanker 577 was assigned to the incident to supply water. - Fire News photos by Chief Gary Hearn


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Fatal Fire in Mt Vernon

Just before 1700 on December 8, 2020, Mount Vernon firefighters Unfortunately, an elderly woman did not make it out of the responded to East Prospect Avenue for a structure fire. Companies dwelling. A Mount Vernon firefighter was also taken to the hospital arrived to heavy fire showing from multiple floors of a dwelling. after falling down a flight of stairs. - Fire News photo by PuckStopperPhotography.com Lines were quickly put into operation as companies worked to do a search of the structure with reports of people still inside.

Mixed-Use Fire Stopped in Athens Athens firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at the Stellas Two Pizza and Pancake House on South Water Street in the Village of Athens. Athens units found a heavy fire load in the rear of the two-story wood building. The building also housed two apartments on the second floor, and fire severely damaged the back of the building; the rest suffered smoke and water damage throughout. Athens was assisted at the scene by West Athens Lime Street, Catskill, City of Hudson and Coxsackie; Leeds was on standby. The Greene County Fire Investigation Team was called to the scene. The cause was determined to be an electrical issue. - Fire News photo by John C. Miller

Ardsley Multi-Use 2-Alarmer On December 5, 2020, the Ardsley Fire Department was dispatched for a structure fire on Ashford Avenue. First-due companies had fire showing from the rear of a multiple-story dwelling. Crews assisted in evacuating the residences as engine crews stretched lines. A second alarm was called due to the size of the building and because the fire had extended to the floor above, causing additional lines to be stretched. The fire was placed under control within 30 minutes of dispatch. - Fire News photo by KempterFireWire


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Long Job at Queens 4-Alarmer

Bronx Bodega Burns

FDNY Ladder Company 138 responded for a fire in a two-story commercial building in Queens on November 14, 2020. The fire burned for more than six hours and reached four alarms. - Fire News photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Shortly before 2030 on October 2, 2020, Bronx companies responded to the corner of East Tremont Avenue and Latting Street for a fire in a commercial occupancy. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke coming from a corner bodega. The fire quickly spread to a neighboring cigar shop on the first floor as well as extending up the walls to the floor above. - Fire News photo by FirstDuePhotography.com


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Washingtonville Partial Collapse

The Washingtonville Fire Department recently responded to a house fire in Monroe. Rescue 581 responded as the FAST. Prior to the arrival of the FAST a firefighter sustained minor injuries when there was a partial collapse of the front wall. - Fire News photo by Gary Hearn


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Non-Hydrant Area Blaze

On the afternoon of December 11, 2020, the Yorktown Heights Fire Department was called to Blinn Road for a structure fire. While responding, dispatch updated the units as receiving multiple calls for a fully involved house fire. The first chief confirmed a singlestory dwelling fully involved and requested a tanker task force

being it was in a non-hydrant area. The first engine stretched two lines and started hitting the fire. It took approximately two hours to get the fire under control due to water issues. Westchester County Police Arson K9 (K9A1) was requested to the scene to assist in fire investigation. - Fire News photo by KempterFireWire


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Tree Traps Family in Niskayuna

On November 1, 2020, Niskayuna Fire District 2 firefighters responded to a call for two vehicles crushed without warning in the driveway of a Birchwood Lane home shortly before 1300. Six mem-

bers of the family were trapped briefly in their minivan. One person was transported to Albany Medical Center for treatment. All others declined treatment. - Fire News photo by Peter Barber

Quick Stop in Queens Village

Busy 24 for Mount Vernon

FDNY companies in the Queens Village section of Queens operated at a fire on Colfax Street on November 25, 2020. The fire was in a two-story, flat-roof private dwelling and was quickly knocked down. - Fire News photo by FirstOnScenePhotos.com

A second multiple-alarm fire in less than 24 hours put Mount Vernon firefighters to work on December 9, 2020, just before 1400. Firefighters arrived to heavy fire from the first floor of a 2-1/2 story frame on South 9th Avenue, which was rapidly extending to the floors above. Mutual aid was requested from Pelham and New Rochelle. At least one firefighter was injured and the fire was brought under control in about two hours. - Fire News photo by Mike Messar


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Hail to the Chief! Congratulations to the incoming Chief of the Washingtonville Fire Department, Brian Bates, (second from the right). To his right, his nephew, Junior Firefighter Derek Leiter. To the left, his father, Firefighter George Bates. Next to his father, his nephew Russel Leiter. - Fire News photo by Gary Hearn

Room and Contents Burn in Amsterdam Amsterdam firefighters clean up after a room-and-contents fire on Chestnut Street in the city of Amsterdam. - Fire News photo by MarkPerfettiPhotography.com


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Brooklyn 2-Alarmer

Engine Company 222 responded to an all hands for fire on the first floor of a three-story brick building located on Greene Avenue in Brooklyn just after 0700 on November 24, 2020. A second alarm was transmitted by Battalion 28 as fire extended to an exposure. - Fire News photo by Lloyd Mitchell

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One Rescued in Clinton Hill

Recently, one woman was rescued after a fire broke out on Washington Avenue in Clinton Hills. Firefighters got the call shortly after 2300 and found fire on the top floor of an attached threestory brick, occupied multi-dwelling. While conducting searches of the fire floor, Ladder 119 found an injured occupant with burns to several parts of her body. She was quickly removed from the apartment and transferred into the care of EMS. The victim was brought to an area hospital in serious condition. - Fire News photo by FirstDuePhotography.com


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Highlands 2-Alarmer

On the evening of November 18, 2020, the Town of Highlands Fire Department was dispatched to Church Lane for a house fire. Firstdue companies confirmed a fire on the top floor of a three-story private dwelling and struck a second alarm for additional manpower.

Due to the close proximity to the West Point Military Academy the West Point Engine and Truck were called to the scene. The fire was placed under control about 90 minutes after dispatch. - Fire News photos by KempterFireWire


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Amsterdam Fire Lieutenant Paul Daw at a recent call. - Fire News photo by MarkPerfetti Photography.com

Members of the Corinth Fire Department Dive Rescue Team. - Fire News photo by Bryan Lopez

Athens Fire Department Captain Brian Gordon has 29 years of service with Athens Fire Department. Brian is a former HazTac EMT FDNY-EMS Unit in Brooklyn. He served at Ground Zero on 9/11. - Fire News photo by John C. Miller

Chief Shawn Burdick of the Coxsackie Fire Department. Shawn is a 16-year member of the department. - Fire News photo by John C. Miller

Amsterdam Firefighter Anthony Turnbull. - Fire News photo by MarkPerfettiPhotography.com

FDNY Firefighter Mike Yannucci of FDNY Ladder 176 at an all-hands in Jamaica on November 14, 2020. - Fire News photo by Lloyd Mitchell


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165th Anniversary Inspection Day Hudson F.D.Memorial Service The Hudson Fire Department holds an annual inspection day parade every year. Because of Covid 19 their inspection parade was canceled. They did not want to leave out paying respects to deceased members. The City of Hudson has four companies: J. W. Edmonds Hose Company 1, J. W. Hoystradt Hose Company, H. W. Rogers Hose Company and C. H. Evans Hook and Ladder. The J. W. Edmonds is the oldest active volunteer fire company in New York State, organized in 1794. Their Chief of Department is Anthony DeMarc, Jr. - Fire News photos by John C. Miller


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SVI TRUCKS V-P OF SALES, BOB SORENSEN, ANNOUNCES JANUARY RETIREMENT; PROMOTES JOEL KONECKY TO V-P; ADDS ADAMS AS NEW WESTERN SALES MANAGER SVI Trucks is officially announcing the retirement of Bob Sorensen, the company’s Vice-President of Sales. After 35 years with SVI Trucks, one of the nation’s leading custom fire apparatus manufacturers, Sorensen will retire on January 27, 2021. Joel Konecky, currently SVI’s Western Regional Sales Manager, will be promoted to VP of Sales, and in anticipation of his move, SVI Trucks has hired Jay Adams to fulfill western sales.

ence but the exact same relationships to the table. And not only that, Ron Weinmeister will continue to oversee all truck sales and operations, so I fully believe the team is ready to take SVI to the next level.”

KONECKY’S PROMOTION

SORENSEN’S RETIREMENT

On January 27, Sorensen will not only celebrate his retirement, but his 35th anniversary with the company. Sorensen began working at SVI Trucks drawing rescue trucks, which became instrumental in custom truck sales. Eventually, Sorensen transitioned into a sales manager role, holding the VP Sales title for 25 years. In 2003, Sorensen became a joint owner of Super Vacuum Manufacturing, the parent company of SVI Trucks and the family owned and operated business. Sorensen will retain ownership duties in retirement. “I will be forever grateful to Erv Weinmeister for providing me with the opportunity to work here,” Sorensen said. “My family and I have been blessed to watch SVI Trucks grow, both in business and our dealer network. When I transitioned into sales, we were producing roughly 10 trucks a year, and we probably only had 10 dealers then. Now, we build 40 to 50 trucks a year, and we have 35 dealers. This growth is truly a testament to not only our apparatus line but to the many great relationships built over the last several decades. In the end, I feel confident knowing I will pass the torch onto Joel, who not only brings leadership and experi-

Joel Konecky joined SVI Trucks in April 2020, bringing 30 years of volunteer firefighting experience and 17 years of fire truck sales from Smeal Fire Apparatus and Spartan Motors to his original western regional role and now to the VP Sales role. Konecky also has a firm grasp on the internal workings of engineering, production, purchasing and overall, satisfied customers. “When we hired Joel, we were excited because he brought a wealth of knowledge to SVI Trucks that is hard to match. Not only has he helped countless departments navigate the truck building process, but his drive to develop internal processes also struck a chord with us,” Sorensen said. Konecky will make the full transition to the VP Sales role on January 27. Konecky can be reached via e-mail at joelk@svitrucks.com or via cell phone at 402-443-9659.

Meanwhile, in sales, Adams has represented multiple brands, including Ferrara and Seagrave, throughout the southeast. “I’m eager to work with Joel to expand the many great relationships he has in the western region,” Adams said. “But more than anything, I’m excited to represent the SVI Trucks brand. I’ve been a fan of this company for 20 years before I ever thought about working here. Not only is SVI the best truck manufacturer in the industry, but the company is family owned, and they care a lot about their employees and customers.” Adams prides himself in his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt designation, championing for lean, high-quality manufacturing standards wherever he works. “Any process in a factory can be defined, measured, analyzed, implemented and controlled to create a standard that meets and exceeds the needs of the mission-critical industries we serve, and it’s also important to take the waste of material, time, engineering and effort to deliver on the timelines and budgets of our customers.” Adams also sat on the Scott Safety advisory council, serving as the voice of the customer. “At SVI Trucks, I hope to continue to be the voice of my customers,” Adams said. Adams can be reached at jaya@svitrucks.com or via cell phone at 970-617-0984.

ADAMS’ SALES ADDITION

In anticipation for Sorensen’s retirement and Konecky’s promotion, SVI Trucks hired Jay Adams, who brings 25 years of firefighting experience and 12 years of fire apparatus sales to his new western sales role. A former firefighter with the Charlotte Fire Department with a Bachelor’s in Fire Science, Adams retired from the department in July of 2019 as acting Battalion Chief / Captain with expertise in extrication, technical rescue and live burn training.

To meet SVI Trucks full sales team, visit svitrucks.com/our-sales-team.


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Motorcycle Accident in Selkirk

Glenmont MVA

On October 25, 2020, around 1620, Selkirk Fire, Bethlehem Police, and Delmar Bethlehem EMS were dispatched to a motorcycle accident on Maple Avenue. Albany County Paramedics were also on scene and the patient was transported to the hospital with injuries. - Fire News photo by Lindmark Photography

On October 21, 2020, Bethlehem Police as well as Selkirk and Elsmere Fire responded for a two-car MVA on Route 9W and Plank Road, in Glenmont. -Fire News photo by Lindmark Photography

Lucky in Schodak

Fatality in Fiery Crash in Queens

On November 9, 2020, in the Town of Schodack, a motorcyclist was headed south on Route 9 while riding between two lanes of traffic. A tractor trailer was beginning a left turn into the Amazon facility when the motorcycle crashed into the truck. The rider was not seriously injured. - Fire News photo by Martin E. Miller

At approximately 0001 on October 16, 2020, firefighters were dispatched to the intersection of 44th Drive and 11th Street in Long Island City, for an MVA. Upon arrival, fire units found a fully involved car on the sidewalk and one person ejected from the vehicle next to the wreckage. That person was pronounced dead at the scene. A large debris field was seen as automotive parts were strewn across 11th Street from 44th Road to 44th Drive. - Fire News photo by FirstDuePhotography.com


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Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Selkirk

On October 10, 2020, Bethlehem Police, as well as Selkirk and Elsmere Fire responded to a fatal motorcycle accident on Crebel Road. The driver died at the hospital due to his injuries. Crebel Road was also shut down until around 0400 the next day as Bethlehem Police investigated the scene of the crash. - Fire News photo by Lindmark Photography

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Busy Rush Hour in Latham

On the evening of November 10, 2020, during the evening rush hour, multiple vehicle accidents tied up both east- and westbound lanes of Alternate 7 in Latham. One of accidents involved a tractor trailer which crossed the median and hit a gas tanker, which ended up on the hood of the tractor trailer and the gas tanker began leaking. While Maplewood, Latham, Boght and West Albany were working that accident, a four-car accident with multiple injuries occurred within visual distance of the first accident. Traffic was tied up for hours. - Fire News photo by Lori Washburn


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