At 4:32 PM today, Tanker 12 was requested mutual-aid to Pleasantville to the scene of 2 wind driven brush fires close to structures on Pleasantville Road. Tanker 12, along with Briarcliff Manor FD assisted Pleasantville FD with extinguishing the fires and remaining hot spots.
At 6:34 PM, just after PHFD cleared from Pleasantville Rd, Engine 189 was dispatched mutual-aid to Pokahoe Dr in the Village of Sleepy Hollow for a reported structure fire. First arriving units found a heavy smoke condition in the street, as well as a large brush fire burning in the area of the Metro-North tracks, extending up a steep hill, endangering several houses at the top. E189 arrived and immediately got to work, stretching an 1 3/4" crosslay down the hill to the fire, which proved to be an interesting challenge, as the hill was covered in loose dirt and mulch and the brutal wind and cold did not help. PHFD assisted in extinguishing the fire, providing scene lighting, and packing hose. Thanks to the quick response of Sleepy Hollow FD, Tarrytown FD and Pocantico Hills FD, the fire was extinguished before it could damage any structures. PHFD operated on scene for approx. 2 hours before clearing.
Mar. 14, 2021
PHFD MEMBERS SPOTLIGHT
Congratulations to the following members on completing courses offered by the Westchester County Fire Academy in Valhalla. Our members consistently train to better themselves and better serve our community. The firefighters and their classes are as follows:
Captain Jeff Generelli: Fire Officer 1 Junior Firefighter Brett Danuff: Firefighter 1
Mar. 1. 2021
PHFD MOURNS LOSS OF CHIEF DISPATCHER GREER HODGE
It is with deep regret the department acknowledges the passing of forty-year life member and Chief Dispatcher Greer Hodge on January 29th, 2021. The son of Fire Chief James Hodge, Greer brought plenty of laughter, life, and sports-talk to our little firehouse while serving as Chief Dispatcher for many years. He will be deeply missed.
Jan. 30, 2021
PHFD MOURNS LOSS OF MUTUAL-AID FIREFIGHTER DAVID TURANO
It is with deep regret the department acknowledges the unexpected passing of Firefighter David Turano, son of active Firefighter Marlene VonHagen & stepson of Firefighter Jon Schrader Jr. Serving as an active member for many years, Dave was a friend to all who knew him, and will be sincerely missed by all who were fortunate to cross paths with him. Please keep Marlene, John, and David's other family and friends in your prayers.