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About BFD1054

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  • Birthday 05/07/1982

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  • Website URL http://www.vailsgatefd.com

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  • Location Orange County
  • Gender Male
  • Primary Sector You Work In Unspecified
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  • Agency Vails Gate FD
  • Past Experience Peekskill EMS: youth corps 1996-2000, senior corp. 2000-2003
    Cortlandt EMS (1998-2010): EMT/Driver and Board of Directors member
    Buchanan FD (1998-2010): Ex-Captain
  • Interests Boating, target shooting, vacationing as much as possible and spending time with family and friends.

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  1. Saw one the other day around the corner from my house in Cornwall. Confused the hell outt me lol...
  2. Date: 04/01/17 Time: 0530hrs (approx) Location: 9 Taylor Court District: Kiryas Joel Battalion: 5 Channel: FG-1 Weather: Cool/light rain Units: KJFD, Monroe (1&1), Woodbury (Eng), Chester (Trk), Washingtonville (FAST), South Blooming Grove (Eng), Salisbury Mills (Eng), Vails Gate (2nd FAST), Tuxedo (Eng), Highland Falls (Eng), OC 36-1, 36-15, OCFI's, KJ Public Saftey, KJEMS, MLSS, O&R Utilities. Standing by at KJFD: Cornwall (Eng) & Goshen (Trk) Writer: BFD1054 Description: Heavy fire in a 150X75 OMD Link to News12: http://westchester.news12.com/news/fire-destroys-2-family-home-in-kiryas-joel-1.13347942
  3. Sad for some involved. However it seems like the smart, fiscal thing to do. The article stated that there was a concern that there wouldn't be enough volunteers in the future. Why spend all that money if there aren't enough members to sufficiently operate? Consolidate with surrounding depts and let the Roosevelt membership join. Again, I'm sure this hurts for the members. But if it's what is right for the community, then so be it.
  4. GOSHEN – Jauntae Brown, the 20-year-old Spring Valley man who has been charged with stabbing Justin Speights to death during a New Year’s party on the morning of January 1, 2016, pled guilty in Orange County Court today (Wednesday) to a charge of manslaughter. Link to the Mid Hudson News; http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2017/March/08/Brown_J_guilty-08Mar17.htm This sentence is not nearly enough for this cowardly POS. But at least it brings some closure to Justins family and brother firemen.
  5. Date: 03/17/17 Time: approx 1530hrs-ongoing (as of 2000hrs) Location: River Rd. District: City of Newburgh/New Windsor line Battalion: 4 Channel: OC911/Base-5 (NW)/NFD FG Weather: Light rain/cool Units: C/NFD C4, E1, E3, T1, others, NWFD (numerous), West Point (HM), Castle Point VAFD (HM), Orange County Haz-Mat Team, 36-1, Vails Gate, C/Newburgh PD, NWPD, NWEMS, CSXPD, many others... Writer: BFD1054 Description: CSX Train rerailment w/injuries and Haz-Mat
  6. Awesome news, a wonderful asset to Orange County. Best of luck to Walter and his handler, Inv. Worden. Link to News12; http://westchester.news12.com/news/shelter-dog-becomes-arson-k-9-in-goshen-1.13217428
  7. Date: 01/31/17 Time: 0620hrs (approx) Location: 3199 Albany Post Rd - Westchester Industrial Complex District: Buchanan Battalion: 10 Channel: Weather: Clear/cold Units: Buchanan, Montrose (TL8), Verplanck (E128), Montrose VAFD (FAST), Croton, Batt-17, others Writer: BFD1054 Description: Working Fire in a large industrial complex 0645hrs-Car 2552 advising they've located the seat of the fire, working on extinguishment, holding all units. Requesting the rehab unit from Peekskill EMS. 0655hrs-Car 2552 advising fire knocked down, extensive overhaul, holding all units. 0704hrs-C&O Zone-4 paged out for the response. 0714hrs-Battalion-17 advising situation under control, Command releasing Montrose VA FAST. 0743hrs-Command releasing the Verplanck Engine and Montrose Truck. 0746hrs-Peekskill EMS 7513 and 7506 (Rehab) in service. *I literally drove past this coming into work, so I have limited info.
  8. Firstdue...while I understand where you're coming from, you must think rationally. Why call Fairview (or any other career dept)? Because you know exactly what you're getting. No matter what you request (Eng, truck, rescue), you'll get it with a full compliment of QUALIFIED FF's. Call a volunteer Dept (especially on a weekday), you may get "uncle Joe" the 70 year old chauffeur with an 18 year old "officer" and god knows who else on the back step. There may be 1 or 2 vol FDs "closer," but a career dept may get there much faster even if they are "farther" away. Look, I'm a volly and know where your thought process is. But you have to think logically and choose M/A wisely. We have Newburgh on our run cards because we know exactly what we're getting when we call them. That is a very reassuring feeling. Stay safe
  9. Date: 01/19/17 Time: 0830hrs Location: Route 747 & Little Britain Rd. District: Vails Gate/Town of New Windsor Battalion: 4 Channel: Weather: Units: VGFD, New Windsor EMS/ALS, New Windsor PD, NYSP, OC Haz-Mat Team, Quality Towing/Recovery Writer: BFD1054 Description: Tractor-Trailer vs SUV w/(1) pinned OC Haz Mat Team requested for ruptured diesel saddle tank. Link to TWC News: http://www.twcnews.com/nys/hudson-valley/news/2017/01/19/new-windsor-head-on-crash-route-747.html Link to 1stResponder News: http://www.1strespondernews.com/webpages/news/displaynews.aspx?ID=26640191-4139-4530-b57d-7b0347390d50
  10. Date: 01/15/17 Time: 0920hrs Location: 2314 Route 32 District: Vails Gate/Town of Cornwall Battalion: 4 Channel: Weather: Clear/cool Units: VGFD C2, C3, R480, E481, E478, T482, NWEMS/ALS, T/Cornwall PD, T/Cornwall Building Inspector Writer: BFD1054 Description: Car into a building with injuries 0920hrs-Base-5 alerting Vails Gate for the MVA, car into a building, 2314 Route 32. - While en-route, Base-5 advised VGFD units of possible entrapment and serious injuries as per Cornwall PD. VGFD Car-3 arrived, established command and advised he had (1) car into a 2-story wood frame commercial building. Car-3 then advised that the driver (sole occupant) was not entrapped, but still in the vehicle in and out of consciousness. R480 arrived with its crew splitting into patient care and stabilization of the vehicle. E481 was advised to gain entry into the building to assess the damage. E481's officer advised of minor damage to the 1/2 corner, but the building was otherwise stable. Car-2 arrived and oversaw operations. T482 was directed to pass the scene and stand by at the Solid Rock Church for a possible LZ (Medevac was later cancelled). E479 and T484 (Sta. 2) re-directed to station-1 for coverage. New Windsor EMS/ALS arrived and took over patient care. Command requested the Town of Cornwall Building Inspector to the scene. E481 remained on scene for the building inspector, with all other units returning to service.
  11. You could be thinking of the P/T Deputy Sheriffs of the PSEF (Public Safety Emergency Force) AKA the green shirts.
  12. NEW WINDSOR – A 55-year-old New Windsor man sustained heavy burns on most of his body when he opened a door in the building where he lived and was hit by fire. Link to Mid Hudson News article; http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2017/January/10/McGougall_fire_growOp-10Jan17.htm
  13. Date: 01/07/17 Time: 1035hrs Location: 23 Ridge Ave c/s Clinton St District: Walden Battalion: Channel: Weather: Units: Walden, Coldenham (FAST), Monthomery (Truck), 36-12 Writer: BFD1054 Description: Struture Fire 1035hrs-Walden dispatched for the possible fire, 23 Ridge Ave. 1039hrs-OC911 alerting Coldenham and Montgomery; Coldenham (FAST) and Montgomery (Truck) to the scene. 1041hrs-Walden Command requesting NYSEG, advising electrical fire in the basement. OC911 stating they were advised, (-) ETA given. 1044hrs-Command advising 3 story wood frame 20x30. - Coldenham Truck-205 responding as the FAST. 1045hrs-Command advising fire knocked down, checking for extension. - Montgomery Truck on the scene. 1046hrs-Command advising have mutual aid continue in with caution, fire is knocked down with minor extension. 1048hrs-Coldenham FAST on scene. - OC911 alerting FI's 1053hrs-Walkill Engine at Walden FD for stand-by. 1103hrs-36-12 inquiring which FI's are responding. OC911 advising 36-6 and 36-104 are responding. 1110hrs-36-6 on the scene. 1118hrs-36-104 on the scene.
  14. Vails Gate FD Orange County, NY Total runs: 595 (no EMS) Gave mutual aid: 34 times Avg response time: 7:53 Overlapping incidents: 35 Avg turnout: 20 Busiest day: Sunday Slowest day: Wednesday Busiest time of day 1500-1600 Slowest time of day 0700-0800