April 15th, 2021 PIAA

On Friday, April 16th at 07:04 the Esopus Fire Department and Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle accident, car vs tree, in the area of the Apple Bin Farm Market at 810 Broadway in Ulster Park. Upon arrival responders found a single vehicle that had struck a tree with extensive damage and the driver trapped in the vehicle. Firefighters used extrication tools often referred to as the “Jaws of Life” to free the driver from the vehicle while she was attended to by the Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad EMTs.

October 15, 2020 Structure Fire

On Thursday, October 15th at 00:32 the Esopus Fire Department was dispatched to a report of shed on fire in the area of 500 Old Post Rd. While responding, units were updated by Ulster 911 that the house was now involved in fire as well. The first arriving unit was on scene within 5 minutes reporting a working fire and requested a 2nd alarm be transmitted. Firefighters were able to confine the fire to the chicken coop and exterior wall of the residence and had the fire under control within 15 minutes. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental.

May 23, 2020 Structure Fire

On Saturday, May 23rd at 21:17 the Esopus Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke in the structure at 1825 Route 9W in West Park. The first arriving unit was on the scene within 6 minutes and found smoke coming from the 2nd floor of an apartment building. Firefighters were able to quickly confine the fire to a space between the 1st and 2nd floor and extinguish the fire within an hour. Firefighters evacuated 19 occupants from 8 apartments with the assistance of the New York State Police and the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office.

Spreading Joy

Date: 
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Location: 
Esopus Fire District
Description: 

On Saturday, May 9th, the members of the Esopus Fire Department will be parading throughout our district starting at 3pm. We would like to spread some joy during this time of uncertainty to all residents, especially children that enjoy seeing firetrucks. We plan on trying to make an appearance in all areas of the fire district but could use your help to make sure that we reach everyone. If you will be waiting to see us we ask that you contact us on social media or send an email to contact@esopusfd.com.

February 21, 2020 PIAA

On Friday, February 21st at 16:15 the Esopus Fire Department and Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad were dispatched to a report of a rollover motor vehicle accident in the area of 1646 Route 9W. While responding units were advised of a broken utility pole and possible ejection from the vehicle. Upon arrival responders found a single vehicle on its roof and a broken utility pole. The occupants of the vehicle had self-extricated from the vehicle prior to arrival of responders, with assistance from passing motorists.

December 26th 2019 Chimney Fire

On Thursday, December 26th at 16:04 the Esopus Fire Department was dispatched to a report of an attic fire at 75 Main St in Esopus. Port Ewen Fire Department was dispatched with an engine on a daytime response and later requested with their ladder truck to the scene. The first arriving unit was on the scene within 3 minutes and found an active chimney fire and a smoke condition in the residence. Firefighters were able to confine the fire to the chimney and had the fire under control within 30 minutes.

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