Earlier this week, Life Member of Croton Fire Patrol No. 1 Charlie O'Connor passed away unexpectedly at home. He would have been 88 this upcoming Friday.
Charlie joined the department in 1993, at an age when many people his age begin enjoying their retirement and slowing down. He joined Fire Patrol as a "Medic," with the intention of being a part of our EMS unit.
Last night, members of the CFD Firefighter Assist & Search Team (FAST) held our monthly training session. The drill took place at the Millwood Fire Training Center, located next to their firehouse on Route 134.
Tonight's training reviewed the basics of search, teamwork and firefighter air management. Following that, the brothers took turns carrying a "downed member" up a flight of stairs. All ... (Full Story & Photos)
Around 7:30 PM this Saturday evening, Croton Fire units were called on investigate an unusual substance along the shore near the Croton Sailing School. A "Haz-Mat Box" was dispatched bringing E119, R18, M32 and the Montrose VA Haz-Mat team to the scene.
At the scene, Car 2083 (A/C Colombo) established command, and had the crew of R18 place booms at the mouth of the drain where the milky substance ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Saturday morning around 10:40, Croton's volunteers were called Mutual Aid to Montrose's Amberlands complex for a working structure fire. Within minutes Car 2083 and Engine 119 were on the way with a full compliment of members.
Montrose's Bravest had heavy fire in an apartment on the second floor of the multi-unit garden-style apartment building. Thanks to an aggressive interior attack, the fire ... (Full Story & Photos)