At 2:00 PM on Sunday afternoon, Croton Fire was alerted to a reported head-on collision on Grand Street near Dailey Drive, with reports of multiple injuries. On the initial assignment were Car 2082 (Assistant Chief Colombo), Engine 118 (Chemical), Engine 119 (Washington) and Rescue 18 (Fire Patrol).
Car 2082 arrived first - just over two minutes later - confirming the head-on collision and notified 60 Control (the Westchester County Fire/EMS Dispatch Center) that he had multiple patients and needed three BLS Ambulances and two ALS units to the scene.
CFD units arrived and began helping the injured - until the arrival of Mutual Aid EMS from Ossining EMS, Cortlandt EMS and the Cortlandt-Peekskill Paramedics - containing spilled fluids from the two vehicles and diverting traffic in the area. Command added Utility 14 to the box to assist with traffic diversion coming into the Village as well.
In total, 5 people were taken to an area trauma center for evaluation of what is believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Additional Ambulances from Verplanck and Briarcliff Fire Departments were dispatched, with Verplanck being cancelled enroute and Briarcliff being sent to our Harmon Firehouse to provide coverage for both Croton and Ossining. (The primary Croton Ambulance was on another emergency at the time of this accident, hence why it did not respond to this incident).
Route 129 remained closed for about 90 minutes, at which time the CFD cleared. During this incident the CFD also responded to a Residential Fire Alarm within the Village. A response of nearly two dozen CFD volunteers answered this call.