On Saturday February 22nd, several member of the Rye Fire Department drove down to Nassau Coliseum for the Annual Long Island Fire Rescue EMS Mega Show. Members of the Engine 191 replacement committee were in attendance to view the most up-to-date apparatus technology and get ideas for a new rescue-pumper. The committee will continue to meet and form specifications for the desired apparatus.
With the recent snow storms, we'd thought it would be a good time to remind everyone about shoveling out hydrants. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) recommends homeowners clear a 3 foot area surrounding fire hydrants.
In the case of an emergency, seconds count and keeping the area clear around a fire hydrant can save time.
On Thursday December 26th at 02:47am in the early morning, The Rye Fire Department was dispatched to a reported chimney fire at 1 Clark Lane (off Forest Ave). The homeowner awoke in the middle of the night to find smoke coming from walls surrounding the chimney and promptly called 911. The homeowners without hesitation exited the house and awaited the arrival of firefighters.
With the mercury reaching nearly 70 degrees in Rye, Warm temps brought excellent outdoor training opportunities. Rye firefighters reviewed master stream operations and hydrant operations. Rye's youngest firefighters were also able to practice on Ladder 26's K-12 and Chain Saws. Firefighters then polished up their driving skills by driving apparatus through an obstacle course in the Playland Park ... (Full Story & Photos)