BEDFORD RD/BEECH HILL RD MT_PLEASANT, Cross: BEDFORD RD, Type: MVA, INJURIES, Time Out: 10:34:27 Area: PVILL
May 11. 2021
Back-to-Back Mutual Aid Brush Fires
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 SHFD, TFD and PHFD, the fire was extinguished before it could damage any structures. PHFD operated on scene for approx. 2 hours before clearing.
Mar. 14, 2021
PHFD 2021-2023 Officers
Last night, the Pocantico Hills Fire Department held our annual Chiefs' elections. The 2021/2022 Pocantico Hills Fire Department firematic officers are:
Chief of Department (2381):
Charles Carlson Jr.
1st Assistant Chief (2382):
2nd Assistant Chief (2383):
Captain: Jeff Gennarelli
1st Lieutenant: Jen Gill
2nd Lieutenant: Tristian Aldrich
We wish our officers luck as they embark on their new roles. Congratulations!
Apr. 5, 2021
PHFD ATTENDS RIT/FAST TEAM PRESENTATION
PHFD was invited by Sleepy Hollow FD to attend a FAST/RIT team presentation given at the Sleepy Hollow Senior Center by two FDNY MOS. The presentation was very informative, and well put together and the instructors were excellent. Along with us were Tarrytown FD and Valhalla FD.
May 27, 2021
PHFD Drills on Tanker and Drafting Ops
Pocantico Firefighters partook in a drafting drill at the Tarrytown Reservoir, we had nearly a dozen members come out on their own time, a nice Sunday morning, to ensure they are trained to respond and protect the lives and property of our residents and neighboring districts! If you are interested in volunteering with us, please see the "Volunteer" section of our website.
Apparatus Present: E189, R43, T12, 2381, 2382, 2383
Oct. 26, 2021
PHFD HANDLES CHIMNEY FIRE AND MUTUAL AID CALLS TO END 2021
It has been a month full of activity for PHFD!
On Sunday December 12th, while participating in a local tree lighting ceremony, a woman informed an E189 firefighter that it appeared a house’s chimney was on fire several houses down from the ceremonies location. E189 with a full crew & 2381 immediately responded and confirmed an active chimney fire, requesting Archville FD and a ladder from Pleasantville FD to the scene. Members stretched a precautionary handline, utilized dry chem extinguishers to extinguish the fire, and checked thoroughly for extension, which there was none. Our thanks to AFD & PFD for the back!
Just after midnight on Dec. 15th, T12 was requested mutual-aid to the Village of Bedford, to go on standby in Bedford Hills FD’s headquarters along with Port Chester Rescue 40. PHFD & PCFD stood by for over five hours before being released shortly after 5AM.
Only one hour later, T12 was again requested mutual aid, this time to Millwood Fire Station #2 while they operated at a structure fire in their district.
Then, just four days later, on the 19th, PHFD T12 was requested to Tarrytown FD for a reported structure fire. Within minutes, T12 with a full crew was responding, and an additional full crew was available in quarters should another alarm come in.
Dec. 19, 2021
PHFD MAKES QUICK WORK OF FULLY INVOVLED PICKUP TRUCK FIRE
RT448/RT117 MT_PLEASANT, Cross: RT448, Type:MVF, CAR, Time out: 15:01:16 Area: POCHL,Alarm lev
The truck, a Town of Mt Pleasant work truck was fully involved upon the arrival of Car 2383 (Chief Fink). The fire was quickly knocked down with one 1 3/4" line off of Engine 189. Nice job to all! also on scene were Tanker 12 and Car 2382.
Mar. 26, 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 Gennarelli: Fire Officer I
Firefighter Brandon Danuff: Firefighter II
Junior Firefighter Brett Danuff: Firefighter I
Aug. 29. 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.
Nov. 29, 2020
PHFD Members Take Bailout Certification
Pocantico Hills Firefighters, along with Sleepy Hollow Firefighters completed their annual bailout certification jumps this morning in the parking lot of our firehouse, utilizing AAA's Mobile Bailout Trainer. P.S.S. or "personal safety systems" are rappel devices that each interior firefighter carries on his/her turnout gear to provide a last-ditch means of egress from rapidly deteriorating fire conditions inside a room.
Members who participated and certified:
F.F. Brandon Danuff
F.F. Matt Dineen
Jr. F.F. Brett Danuff
Mar. 27, 2021
Pocantico & Archville FDs Operate at a Bolier Explosion
On Thursday, July 29th, PHFD & AFD were dispatched to a residence on Raafenberg Road for a reported boiler explosion. While responding, 60-Control received reports of an active basement fire in the residence. First arriving Chiefs from both AFD & PHFD found a confirmed boiler explosion with light smoke in the residence. E189 & E236 operated on scene, checking for fire & CO, and venting the house before going back in to service approximately 45 minutes later.
PHFD Units Operating: 2381, 2383, E189
AFD Units Operating: 2631, 2632, 2633 E236
Jul. 29. 2021
SHFD Assists With Flagpole Rope Replacement
Thank you to our neighbors to the west, Sleepy Hollow FD's Tower-Ladder 38 (Pocantico Hook and Ladder Co. #1) for their assistance in replacing the rope on our flagpole in front of the firehouse.
Aug. 22. 2021
Tanker 12 Goes Mutual-Aid to Briarcliff
Just before 5:30AM on July 10th, Tanker 12 was requested by 60-Control to the scene of a large mulch-fire in Briarcliff Manor FD’s District. PHFD operated alongside BMFD & other mutual aid departments for several hours shuttling water before being released. The next morning, T12 was requested back to the scene for a rekindle and again operated for several hours.
Jul. 12, 2021