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Another busy 24 Hours in "The Heights"
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By YHFD Staff
May 21, 2019

After handling a few "smells and bells" alarms throughout the morning and afternoon, Yorktown Fire, along with the Westchester County Hazmat Team and Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department's FASTeam was dispatched to Croton Dam Rd for a possible roof fire at the DEP treatment facility.

Arriving FD units found a fire that was contained to the roof decking, and extinguished it in short order. The FASTeam arrived on scene and the HAZMAT team was returned prior to their arrival. Yorktown Fire returned to service shortly there after.

We'd like to confirm that at no time were any Hazardous Materials released into the atmosphere and there is no cause for public alarm.

Yorktown Fire's Water Rescue Team was then dispatched to South Salem Fire Department for the report of an overturned Kayak with people in the water. South Salem FD arrived on scene, and was able to remove the victim from the water prior to YHFD's arrival. YHFD returned to service and to the Heights.

At 21:09 hrs, Yorktown Fire with Yorktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and Empress Emergency Medical Services 34-Medic 1 were dispatched to the Taconic Northbound, in the area of the Illington Rd Bridge for an MVA with ejection.

Rescue-Engine 270, Rescue 16, Engine 271, Engine 272, Car 2531, Car 2533 took in the assignment from YHFD.

While FD and EMS units were responding, a passing Chief from the Ossining Fire Department arrived on location and confirmed the rollover accident with ejection.

Upon arrival of Yorktown units, Car 2531 established command and it was determined there were 3 patients; 1 yellow tag which was ejected from the vehicle, and 2 green tags who had been seat belted in the vehicle. The Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps was requested for additional ALS and BLS units upon this information.

Yorktown VAC transported the Trauma Alert while Ossining VAC transported the green tags to local hospitals.

Due to the aggressive speed of approaching cars traveling northbound, YHFD units staged apparatus approximately .25-.3 miles south of the accident to move traffic into a single lane to slow traffic down around the blind curve.

PLEASE, also remember to wear your seatbelts, and check to make sure your passengers are properly belted in as well.

As always, we hope you don't ever need us, but we'll be there if you do.

Units: Car 2531, Car 2532, Car 2533, Rescue-Engine 270, Engine 271, Engine 272, Engine 273, Tanker 14, Ladder 51, Rescue 16, Rescue 55 (Water Rescue Unit), Marine 55, Marine 56, Marine 57
Mutual Aid: Croton on Hudson FD: Car 2081, Engine 119 (FAST). Westchester County DES: Haz-Mat. Empress EMS: 34-Medic-1. Yorktown EMS: 86B1. Ossining EMS: 74A1

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