Rye Fire Department Members assembled at Fire Headquarters at 0700 Hours on Memorial Day to pay their respects to those people who have died while serving in our country's armed forces. The event included a march from Locust Ave to the Firefighters Monument (Milton Rd X Grace Church St). While at the monument, The Chief of the Department, Peter Cotter as well as the Department Chaplain and some ... (Full Story & Photos)
While operating at a standby at Rye Playland, Rye FD was dispatched to a home on Bennett St for a reported structure fire. Harrison FD, who was also at the standby, remained while Rye Firefighters responded to Bennett St. Units were updated enroute that the homeowner reported a fire in an attached garage and that everyone was out of the structure. Car 2422 was first on scene and reported that he ... (Full Story & Photos)
As in years past, The Sunday before Memorial Day is Military and Service Member Appreciation Day at Rye Playland. Part of the celebrations include a Air Raid Demo and Static Display by The United States Marine Crops (USMC). Luckily, Firefighters were only there for a standby and weren't needed.
At 09:45 Am on Sunday, May 17th, the Rye Fire Department was dispatched mutual aid to Harrison to assist with a large gas leak on Halstead Ave. Ladder 26 and Utility 49 (With additional manpower) responded and assisted Harrison Firefighters. Units were finally released at 11:53am when Con Ed deemed the situation under control.
Each month, Rye Firefighters focus on a training topic. For example, April was Elevator Emergencies and May is Ladder Company Operations. So on Wednesday, May 13th, Rye FD hosted an in-house drill that was focused specifically on Ladder Company Operations. Several firefighters refreshed their ladder company skills, which include searching, rescues, roof operations and salvage operations. ... (Full Story & Photos)