Firefighters have just minutes to lay out hose and put water on a fire to prevent further loss of life and property. When fire hydrants are hidden, time can be lost searching for the next hydrant. Yes, we know where they are, but when they are planted over and hidden, it takes precious time to connect and draw water. So, please remember to leave the immediate area around a fire hydrant clear and ... (Full Story & Photos)
Can you find the hydrant? Photo by RFD Lt. Lester Millman
To be qualified as an interior firefighter in The Rye Fire Department, one of the requirements is to be trained annually on Personal Escape Systems (PES), also known as Bailout Training. This training is designed to teach and refresh firefighters' skills on how to escape a burning structure by safely "Bailing out" of a window.
On Wednesday, July 1st, 2015, several members of The Rye Fire Department participated in the annual Village of Mamaroneck Firemen's Parade. Every year, the Village of Mamaroneck Fire Department hosts a Firemen's parade and carnival during the first week in July. This year, over 25 departments marched and participated in the festivities during and after the parade. While Rye FD didn't win any awards ... (Full Story & Photos)
At 0526 hours on Wednesday, July 1st, The Rye Fire Department was dispatched to a home on Hillside Place for a reported structure fire. Rye PD units arrived on scene first and updated responding units that there was a fire in the home's attic and that everyone had evacuated. Car 2421 was the first Rye FD unit on scene and reported a working fire, requesting a 10-75 assignment be dispatched.
At 1:30pm on Tuesday, June 16th, Rye FD was dispatched to the area of 150 Purchase St for a reported truck fire. Rye Firefighters were quickly on location and found a paper shredding truck had overheated and caused some of the paper to burn and catch fire. An additional engine was special called to the scene due to the amount of paper in the truck. Extended overhaul operations continued until all ... (Full Story & Photos)