MFD has begun its annual Christmas Tree fundraiser! Trees, Wreaths, Grave Blankets, and Sprays will be for sale 7 days a week at the MFD station at 136 Ward Street. Times are normally 10 AM to about 10 PM Monday throug Saturday and 11 AM to about 9 PM on Sundays depending on availability of our volunteer members to staff the sales throughout the day. We will be open some mornings depending on availability of members. If no one is available, call the station at 457-3205 to see if anyone is inside. If the lights are on above the tree racks, just stop by and pick out your favorite holiday centerpiece! Also, due to a few incidents last year, the entire sale location will be under 24/7 video surveillance. Thank you for supporting your local volunteer fire department! (100% of the proceeds return to the fire department)
Congratulations to Firefighter and newly made Marine, Kevin Valentia! Kevin just graduated Marine boot camp in Parris Island, S.C. and will be coming back home this weekend to us to serve his local community as well as his country! Join us in welcoming back one of our brothers! OORAH!
At 2155 hours on October 24th, MFD was dispatched under mutual aid with one tanker to the scene of a 3 alarm barn fire off of King Road in the Circleville Fire District. C1 and E-223 operated on scene for several hours, assisting Circleville with water shuttle and fire suppression before returning to service.
At 0915 hours on October 22nd, MFD was dispatched to a two car MVA with possible entrapment at Route 17K and Route 208. C1 and R-222 arrived to find two vehicles involved with one patient trapped. Crews quickly extricated the patient and extinguished a small engine compartment fire that had ignited. Coldenham was requested to the scene for assistance, but was cancelled before arriving. The patients were turned over to EMS for care.
Friday, October 8th, MFD firefighters participated in the annual fire prevention demonstration at MES. Firefighters educated students on fire safety and gave them tours of Ladder 221 and Rescue 222. MFD also invited Maybrook FD to the detail, as Maybrook Elementary has been closed and some students were transferred to MES.
At 1618 hours on October 8th, MFD was dispatched to a MVA in the area of Route 17K and the Winding Hills Golf Course. C1 and R-222 arrived to find one vehicle down an embankment with an injured individual. Crews assisted EMS with patient care and packaging and disconnected the battery before returning to service.
On October 4th, at 1458 hours, MFD was dispatched to a reported vehicle fire on Benedict Road. C3 and E-219 arrived to find a single vehicle well involved. Crews quickly extinguished the fire before returning to service.
At 1622 hours on September 29th, MFD was dispatched to a reported lawn mower on fire off of East Searsville Road. Car 1 and BR-224 responded and found an active fire involving a riding mower. Crews quickly knocked the fire down before returning to service.
MFD participated in the 100th annual OCVFA parade in Woodbury, NY with 12 members, T-221, and C3. Members spent the last week detailing the aerial in hopes of bringing home a 1st place aerial trophy. MFD was pleasantly surprised when their hard work on the aerial, marching, and color guard landed them the coveted "Best Overall" trophy for the parade. Congratulations MFD!
This Montgomery Day, MFD members participated in the annual 8K as a Fire Department team! Below are the results of the race.
On August 30th at 1435, MFD was dispatched to a reported dumpster fire at the Montgomery Elementary School that was set by juveniles. E-219 and Brush 224 quickly extinguished the fire and turned the scene over to PD.
On August 30th at 0113, MFD was requested to standby with Truck 221 in the Silver Lake Fire District while they operated at a 2nd alarm structure fire at Huffman Koos Furniture on Route 211.
On August 28th, at 0727 hours, MFD was dispatched to a reported tractor explosion with extension to a structure and an individual down with burns. Car 2 and Engine 219 arrived to find a working farm tractor fire with no extension to the buildings and an individual down with severe burns. Car 2 requested the launch of a medevac for the patient as MFD extinguished the fire. Bullville FD assisted in setting up the landing zone.
Montgomery firefighters performed at an exterior ladder company operations drill tonight. Members accessed the roof from Truck 221 along with using ground ladders. Topics included when, where and why to vent, ladder safety, tools for the job and scene safety.
On August 9th, at 1044 hours, MFD was dispatched to a reported structure fire off of Mill Place. MFD crews were operating at an EMS call as this came in, so crews turned the scene over to MLSS Ambulance quickly. Car 3, E-219, T-221, and E-223 arrived to find a slight odor of smoke in an apartment building. MFD and Central Hudson operated for nearly an hour to locate the source and clear all apartments for residents to return. Immediately following this alarm, MFD responded to an automatic fire alarm off of Boyd Street.
At 1707 hours on July 16th, MFD was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident near Union Street and Boyd Street with reported entrapment. Car 3, M-220 and R-222 arrived to find one car into the side of a house with the driver trapped and injured. Crews quickly freed the driver and stabilized the surrounding house. MFD remained on scene for several hours shoring the house and standing by while the vehicle was removed.
At 0855 this morning, MFD was dispatched under mutual aid with one tanker to the scene of a seventh alarm structure fire at the old Middletown Psychiatric Center in the City of Middletown Fire District. Car 3 and E-223 responded and operated along with dozens of other companies for several hours assisting in water shuttle and fire suppression operations before returning to service. An additional call for service was received at 1451 hours for one ladder to stand by at Middletown FD Central Station while Middletown remained on scene of the fire. Car 3 and T-221 handled this assignment. While operating at this call, MFD also handled an EMS call in the village. Photos from OCNYFC FB page.
Last night, at 2020 hours, MFD was dispatched under mutual aid with one ladder to the scene of a 2nd alarm fire in the Silver Lake Fire District. Car 1 and T-221 were on the road within minutes and arrived along with Silver Lake to find heavy fire in a center unit of a row home. Silver Lake crews were able to quickly knock the fire on the second floor down. MFD crews assisted with overhaul and mopping up before returning to service.
At 1734 hours today, MFD was dispatched under mutual aid to the Walden Fire District with one engine and one ladder to the scene of a reported structure fire at the Hannaford's Food Store off of Oak Street. Car 1, T-221, and E-219 all responded to assist Walden. MFD crews laddered the roof to assist in investigation. The cause was determined to be a transformer issue in the rear of the building. As units were taking up, Walden received a mutual aid request for one ladder and one engine to Wallkill (Ulster County) Fire District for a reported structure fire at their Elementary School. MFD T-221 and E-219 handled this assignment as Walden finished their investigation. Nothing was found on arrival.
At 2049 hours last night, MFD was dispatched under mutual aid with one ladder with manpower to the scene of a reported structure fire in the Walden Fire District with reported occupants trapped. Soon after Walden arrived, all occupants were reported out and the fire began to take off in the old building. Eventually, the fire would reach 5 alarms and include multiple mutual aid requests from over a dozen departments. Multiple firefighters were injured in the blaze, including one currently listed in stable but critical condition. Please keep those injured and their families in your prayers. Photos from OCNYFC Facebook page.
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