On Tuesday, January 22nd at 08:36 the Esopus Fire Department and Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad were dispatched to a report of a multi-vehicle accident with injuries and entrapment at the intersection of Route 9W and Ulster Ave. The first arriving unit was on the scene within minutes and found motor vehicle accident involving a car, an SUV and a van with one person heavily entrapped. Firefighters deployed extrication tools often referred to as the “Jaws of Life” and had the entrapped patient freed within twenty minutes.
On Friday, January 18th at 15:23 the Esopus Fire Department was dispatched was dispatched for a reported Chimney Fire at 203 Burroughs Drive. Due to the nature and location of the fire the Highland Hose Company was also dispatched with 1 engine to the scene. The first arriving unit was on the scene within 4 minutes and requested a 2nd alarm, confirming an active Chimney Fire with extension to the structure. Firefighters attacked the fire and were able to bring the fire under control within 45 minutes but remained on scene for over 2 hours. The fire has been listed as accidental.
In the wake of this week tragic fire we reminder everyone both young and old the following.
1. If you are in a fire get out and stay out
2. Don't attempt to rescue property
3. Always know two ways out of places you are staying. This also applies to places that you work.
4. Make sure smoke alarms are working and tested on a regular basis.
On Tuesday, July 10th at 02:28 the Esopus Fire Department was dispatched for a report house fire 719 Old Post Rd. Firefighters arrived within 5 minutes to find a “well involved” house fire and received reports that one of the occupants was still inside. Firefighters made entry to the structure, battled heavy fire conditions and were able to locate the occupant but the occupant had succumbed to injuries sustained in the fire. Two other occupants were able to safely evacuate and were evaluated by the Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad.
On Friday, May 11th at 07:30 the Esopus Fire Department and Esopus Ambulance were dispatched to a reported Head-on MVA in the area of 1097 Route 9W. The first arriving unit was on the scene prior to the dispatch and found what appeared to be several accidents involving seven vehicles. Two of the vehicles involved struck head-on, trapping one of the drivers. The Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Plan was initiated bringing additional ambulances to the scene to assist.
On Sunday January 29th at 4:36am the Esopus Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a Chimney Fire at 4 Hermance Lane in the Town of Esopus. The first arriving unit was on the scene in less than 30 seconds from the dispatch and reported smoke coming from the front door. Firefighters made entry and found active fire in the attic and walls of the structure. A 2nd alarm was transmitted which brought mutual aid companies to the scene to assist. The fire was brought under control in less than 45 minutes. While there was damage to the structure, no injuries were reported.
On Monday May 9th 2015 at 16:36 the Esopus Fire Department and the Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad were dispatched for motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer with entrapment and fire in the area of 1535 Route 9W in the Town of Esopus. Firefighters arrived to find 4 vehicles including a tractor trailer with significant damage and a driver entrapped in one of the vehicles. One vehicle caught fire as a result of the collision but the fire was extinguished by the quick thinking of other motorists who stopped to help.
On Friday July 31st 2015 at 17:13 the Esopus Fire Department and the Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad were dispatched for a 2 car head-on motor vehicle accident in the area of 1047 Broadway (Route 9W) in the Town of Esopus.
Attention to all residents. Esopus Fire Department is forming an auxiliary . A informative meeting will be held Monday June 8th at 7:00pm at the fire house. Our mission will be to support the active members. Open to men and women. Please contact Lynda Lewis with any questions.