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High Winds Create a Busy Day For Pound Ridge Fire
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By Member Steven Anuszkiewicz
May 17, 2016

Pound Ridge Volunteer Fire Department members had a busy day yesterday starting with a brush fire on Eastwoods Rd at 9:30 AM. Members responded to the area of 125 Eastwoods to locate a small area brush fire. Luckily a passer-by saw the incident and called 911 before the winds caused the fire to spread. Members extinguished the fire with ease and went back into service an hour later. As the day progressed, the winds increased causing a wires down incident at 4:30 PM on South Bedford Rd @ Heron Lake Rd. Car 2404 responded with the first due assignment and confirmed the wires down. The arcing power lines subsequently caused a brush fire. C2404 requested E113 and T3 to the scene to assist with containment until NYSEG could shut down the power. Once the power lines were de-energized, the fire could be fully extinguished. A large amount of overhaul needed. The members cleared the scene at 7:30 PM. While some members battled the brush fire, a second alarm was transmitted at 5:20 PM for a tree on a building at the intersection of Trinity Pass and Westchester Ave. C2402, C2403 and E111 responded to investigate and found a large tree across the road blocking traffic with no structural involvement. R22 responded to the area to assist with traffic control while the Town Highway Department and members used saws to cut the tree and clear the roadway. While units operated on Westchester Ave. another tree came down across the driveway of the Pound Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Corps. The crews operating at the first tree then split up and went with C2401 to assist the other Highway Department crew in the removal of the second tree. Units cleared both tree calls at 6:15 PM and the majority of members went to assist units at the brush fire while a crew stayed back at the firehouse in case an additional alarm was transmitted. Even after such a busy day, members insisted on partaking in normal Monday night drill operations. Monday nights drill topic was Vehicle Extrication where various new members got hands-on time with the Hurst Tools. We would like to thank all 30 members that turned out for the calls and we would like to thank the Town Highway Department and PD the assistance throughout the day.

Units: C2401, C2402, C2403, C2404, C2405, C2406, C2407, C2408, C2409, MA-21, E-111, E-113, R-22, T-
 
E-113 pumping at the brush fire.
E-113 pumping at the brush fire.
E-113 and T-3 at the brush fire.
E-113 and T-3 at the brush fire.
 
One of the trees that fell on the wires causing the large brush fire.
One of the trees that fell on the wires causing the large brush fire.
Pictures of the brush fire prior to NYSEG de-energizing the power lines.
Pictures of the brush fire prior to NYSEG de-energizing the power lines.
 
A panorama picture of the brush fire.
A panorama picture of the brush fire.
Members removed the windshield during drill after working at multiple calls.
Members removed the windshield during drill after working at multiple calls.
 
Members looking on as F.F. Donnelly uses the cutters to remove the passengers side door.
Members looking on as F.F. Donnelly uses the cutters to remove the passengers side door.
Members observe as F.F. Danzker uses the spreaders to get a purchase on the door to remove the "victims" from the car.
Members observe as F.F. Danzker uses the spreaders to get a purchase on the door to remove the "victims" from the car.
 
Members listen as Asst. Chief Perry explains how the drill should operate.
Members listen as Asst. Chief Perry explains how the drill should operate.
 

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