April 25th 2019 Auto Accident

  • Posted on: 25 April 2019
  • By: zspalding@esopu...

On Thursday, April 25th at 06:59 the Esopus Fire Department and Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle at the intersection of Route 9W and Cross Street. The first arriving unit was on the scene within minutes and found a motorcycle and rider down in the roadway. A school bus was also involved and had several students on board. The rider was transported to a landing zone at the Esopus Firehouse and then airlifted to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.

April 14th Training with mutual aid companies

  • Posted on: 17 April 2019
  • By: zspalding@esopu...

On Sunday, April 14th the Esopus Fire Department and five mutual aid fire companies had the opportunity to complete a full day of training exercises at Scenic Hudson’s Black Creek Preserve river front property (formerly known as Winding Brook Acres) in the Town of Esopus. Firefighters from Esopus, Highland, Port Ewen, Rifton, Saint Remy and Spring Lake were able to complete training on skills including search & rescue, ladder operations, ventilation, hose line advancement and FAST (Firefighter Assistance and Search Team) operations.

February 17th 2019 Auto Accident

  • Posted on: 17 February 2019
  • By: zspalding@esopu...

On Sunday, February 17th at 22:29 the Esopus Fire Department and Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad were dispatched to a report of a two-car motor vehicle accident with injuries in the area of 821 Route 9W. The first arriving unit was on the scene within minutes and found a motor vehicle accident involving two cars that had both struck a utility pole with wires down and one person still in the vehicle. Firefighters deployed extrication tools often referred to as the “Jaws of Life” and were able to free the patient within 10 minutes.

February 10th 2019 Auto Accident

  • Posted on: 10 February 2019
  • By: zspalding@esopu...

On Sunday, February 10th at 04:40 the Esopus Fire Department and Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad were dispatched to a report of a two-car motor vehicle accident with injuries in the area of 617 Route 9W. The first arriving unit was on the scene within minutes and found a motor vehicle accident involving two cars that struck head-on with both drivers heavily entrapped and serious injuries. Two medical helicopters and additional heavy rescue was requested from the Port Ewen Fire Dept.

February 7th 2019 Dog Rescue

  • Posted on: 7 February 2019
  • By: zspalding@esopu...

On Thursday, February 7th at around 15:00hrs members of the Esopus Fire Department were alerted to a report of two dogs stuck on the ice on the Hudson River in the area of Parker Ave. Members arrived and confirmed the dogs were on the ice without access to retrieve them. Esopus Fire, Rifton Fire with their ice rescue team and the Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad were dispatched to the scene. Esopus Firefighters were able to rescue the dogs within ten minutes. The rescued dogs were taken by Firefighters to the SPCA healthy and were later reunited with their family.

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