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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
  • Your Primary Role Unspecified
  • 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. Always wanted to buy an old firehouse to convert into a brewpub. Perhaps I'll win the lotto soon lol. That old Tarrytown firehouse is beautiful.
  2. Date: 02/15/18 Time: 0306hrs Location: Route 9W IAO Anthony's Pier 9 District: Vails Gate Battalion: 4 Channel: Weather: Units: VGFD, New Windsor EMS/ALS, NWPD Writer: BFD1054 Description: Vehicle into a rock wall w/ejection 1 car accident, vehicle into a rock wall with ejection. Medevac declined due to weather. 2 patients transported by ground to St Lukes.
  3. Date: 02/14/18 Time: 2043hrs Location: Jackson Ave & Presentation Way District: Vails Gate Battalion: 4 Channel: Weather: Units: VGFD, New Windsor EMS/ALS, NWPD, Medevac Writer: BFD1054 Description: MVA w/Fire & ejection 2053hrs-Services dispatched for the MVA with fire. Crews arrived to find the vehicle fully involved and a patient in traumatic arrest. Patient flown by Medevac to Westchester Medical Center.
  4. Date: 02/12/18 Time: 0615hrs Location: 5 San Giacomo Dr. c/s Union Ave. District: Vails Gate/Town of New Windsor Battalion: 4 Channel: Weather: Units: VGFD Car-1, Car-3 (IC), E478, T482, E481, T484, E479, City of Newburgh Car-4, E1 (FAST), 36-14, NWEMS, NWPD. Cornwall T402 and Salisbury Mills E560 on s/b at VGFD station-1. Writer: BFD1054 Description: Working Fire in a private dwelling 0615hrs-VGFD alerted for the possible structure fire, 5 San Giacomo Dr. 0617hrs-VGFD Car-1 stating that PD is on scene advising active fire, requesting City of Newburgh FAST to the scene. 0620hrs-VGFD Car-3 on scene, establishing command with a 2-story wood frame single family dwelling with fire in the attic. 0622hrs-Command requesting his stand by companies be dispatched. - OC911 alerting Cornwall and Salisbury Mills; Cornwall Truck and Salisbury Mills Engine to stand-by Vails Gate Station-1. 0632hrs-OC911 conducting a status check. Command advising fire is knocked down, crews opening up, releasing City of Newburgh FAST. 0642hrs-OC911 conducting a status check. Command advising fire is under control, crews awaiting the fire investigators. Units available from the scene, stand by companies can be released.
  5. Here we are again, facing layoffs in the City of Newburgh FD. TWELVE firemen are on the chopping block this time around. That amounts to (1) less fireman on each piece of apparatus on each tour. Anybody who has operated on a fire ground knows how detrimental that is. It angers me to see this happening yet again. I'm angry because several of the firemen facing layoffs are my friends. What makes me more angry is that the City has done little to nothing to prevent this from happening. This should not have come as a surprise. Steps should have been taken in an attempt to avoid these layoffs at all costs. That did not happen. Ive said it before and I'll say it again. Hats off to these gentlemen, all of the NFD. They are some of the most aggressive firemen I have ever seen work and have had the pleasure of working with them. I truly hope for a miracle to keep these men on the job. They deserve it, their fellow members deserve it and the City deserves the proper protection. Once again, Senator Sean Patrick Maloney has impressed me. This man has continuously had the backs of the NFD and its members. He has faught for them before and continues to do so today. Let's hope he can help once again. Link to Times Herald Record video of news conference at NFD. http://www.recordonline.com/news/20180201/maloney-newburgh-has-to-answer-for-firefighter-layoffs Link to the Mid Hudson News; https://midhudsonnews.com/News/2018/February/01/Nb_FF_layoffs-01Feb18.htm
  6. Date: 01/17/18 Time: 0230hrs (approx) Location: 420 Grand St c/s Leroy Units: City of Newburgh general alarm + 3rd Alarm mutual aid companies Description: Heavy fire in a large residential structure Link to Spectrum News; http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/hudson-valley/news/2018/01/17/newburgh-fire-grand-street
  7. Vails Gate's (Orange) new Pierce engine has hit the assembly line. This rig will replace the current E479, a 1995 Pierce and will be the Station-2 Engine. Link to Firematic's page; https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2277694225605556&id=102446966463637&set=a.2277693598938952.1073742115.102446966463637&source=49&refid=13&__tn__=%2B%3D
  8. Date: 12/15/17 Time: 2348hrs Location: 2 Mark St c/s Willow Ave District: Vails Gate/Town of New Windsor Battalion: 4 Channel: Weather: Units: VGFD C3 (IC), E478, T484, E481, T482, City of Newburgh, New Windsor, Cornwall, Salisbury Mills, Washingtonville, 36-14, NWPD, NWEMS, NWFI, NWDPW. Writer: BFD1054 Description: Structure Fire 2348hrs-Vails Gate dispatched for the report of smoke in the residence, 2 Mark St. 2350hrs-Car-3 on scene, establishing Command, fire through the roof, requesting the 2nd Alarm. 2351hrs-OC911 alerting City of Newburgh and New Windsor; Newburgh FAST and New Windsor Engine the scene. 2352hrs-OC911 alerting Salisbury Mills and Cornwall; SMFD Engine and CFD Truck to re-locate VG Station-1. *City of Newburgh E1 went to work Salisbury Mills Engine moved up to the scene. Cornwall Truck moved up to the scene as the FAST. Washingtonville to the scene with their Truck. Photos courtesy of Washingtonville FD: Link to VGFD Facebook with story and pictures: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=663312310723231&id=240851959635937&__tn__=*s*s-R
  9. The newest patrol vehicle for BPD is this 2018 Ford Police Interceptor SUV. It replaces a 2011 Ford CVPI and has been assigned Car 267.
  10. Not trying to sound like a d**k, but either; Remove the lights and get over it, leave them in and don't use them or become an officer in a VAC/FD that will allow you to use them. It's hard enough to get people to pull over for marked emergency vehicles (i.e. Police cars, fire apparatus, ambulances). I'm aware that other states allow the use of RLS. In some areas, I could see the benefits. However, in the metro NY area, not so much. I'm sure you spent lots of money on your lights and equipment. Perhaps you could sell them to try and recoup some of your money? Either way, best of luck to you and happy holidays.
  11. Date: 12/11/17 Time: 1443hrs Location: 327 Old Forge Hill Rd. District: Vails Gate/Town of New Windsor Battalion: 4 Channel: Weather: Units: VGFD (C1 is IC), New Windsor (Engine), 36-13 Writer: BFD1054 Description: Working Fire 1443hrs-Vails Gate dispatched for the reported structure fire. 1444hrs-OC911 alerting 36-13 and New Windsor; New Windsor (1) Engine AMA to the scene in Vails Gate. 1448hrs-Car-1 advising small fire on the #2 floor of a 2-story OMD, searching for the source. 1453hrs-Command advising OC911 main body of fire is k/d, checking for extension, New Windsor Engine to re-locate VG Station-1. Link to 1stResponder News; http://www.1strespondernews.com/webpages/news/displaynews.aspx?ID=ff513a8f-eb3a-4b37-94b2-b571802fb7c1
  12. Date: 12/10/17 Time: 1321hrs Location: *missed it District: South Blooming Grove Battalion: Channel: Weather: Units: SBGFD (Car-1 is IC), Salisbury Mills (Engine), 36-14 Writer: BFD1054 Description: Structure Fire 1321hrs-OC911 alerting South Blooming Grove for the reported structure fire. 1322hrs-OC911 alerting Salisbury Mills; (1) Engine requested to the scene in South Blooming Grove. 1325hrs-SBGFD Engine responding. 1327hrs-SBGFD Car-2 on scene. 1328hrs-SMFD E549 responding. 1331hrs-SMFD E549 on scene. 1335hrs-Command advising kitchen fire, (1) line stretched and operating, main body of fire knocked down, using all assigned companies. 1340hrs-36-14 on scene. 1341hrs-Command requesting an FI to the scene. 1342hrs-OC911 alerting 36-115, 36-104 and 36-109 for the FI. 1345hrs-Command placing the fire under control, overhaul in progress, awaiting the FI. 1349hrs-OC911 alerting Command that 36-104 and 36-109 are en-route. 1416hrs-Salisbury Mills E549 in service.
  13. Date: 11/20/17 Time: 1020hrs Location: 463 Temple Hill Rd District: Vails Gate/Town of New Windsor Battalion: 4 Channel: Weather: Units: VGFD (Car-2 is IC), New Windsor, Washingtonville, Coldenham, Cornwall-on-Hudson, City of Newburgh, Air Guard, Castle Point, 36-1, 36-13, others Writer: BFD1054 Description: Working Fire in a 300x200 Commercial structure 1045hrs-3rd Alarm requested. - Staging area will be the New York Life building across from the fire scene. 1057hrs-M/E Engine to set up an LZ at the Temple Hill School for an inbound Medevac. 1130hra-Command requesting tanker task force to the scene. Numerous ambulances requested for multiple injuries **Im monitoring and only getting bits and pieces
  14. Date: 11/10/17 Time: 1425hrs Location: 205 Liberty St/Campbell St District: City of Newburgh Battalion: Channel: Weather: Cold/Windy Units: NFD C4 (IC), C3, E1, E3, T1, E10/T10 (call back), West Point (Truck), Air Guard (Engine), Castle Point (Engine) Writer: BFD1054 Description: Working Fire 1425hrs (approx)-OC911 alerting 2nd Alarm companies; West Point (Truck) & Air Guard (Engine) to the scene, Middlehope and Cronomer Valley to stand by Public Safety Building. 1430hrs-Dispatch advising Command that E10 abd T10 have been re-hired, as well as an Assistant Chief. 1437hrs-Dispatch looking for a progress report. Command advising all hands working, (2) lines in operation, fire on the 3rd floor and into the cockloft, waiting for mutual aid to arrive with "plenty of work for them." 1448hrs-Command advising West Point and Air Guard working, companies checking exposures. 1450hrs-E10 on scene. 1453hrs-Dispatch conducting status check. Command advising (1) line in the exposure building, crews still operating the 2nd and 3rd floor of the fire building. 1456hrs-West Point relieving T1's crew on the roof. 1457hrs-Command advising that the FAST is on scene. 1459hrs-Command requesting Dispatch recall (1) member for Cause and Origin. 1505hrs-Command requesting Red Cross. 1510hrs-40 minute status check. Command advising interior fire in knocked down, crews working on exterior fire, all 2nd Alarm companies commited, 1st Alarm companies taking a breather. 1523hrs-Command placing the fire under control, all hands still working, holding all 1st & 2nd Alarm companies. *All times are approximate