Working Fire on Griffin Avenue
By Chief of Department Jason Nickson
November 5, 2018

Shortly after 11:30am on Sunday November 4th, BHFD was alerted to the area of Griffin Ave and Church Street for a reported structure fire. Westchester EMS 45-Medic 1, was passing by the area and notified 60 Control of the working fire. Upon hearing the transmission Deputy Chief D. Liburdi transmitted the 10-75 from Fire Headquarters with smoke showing in the area.

Engine 199 was first arriving, reconfirmed the working fire for the address of 25 Griffin Avenue, with heavy fire showing from the A/B corner of the structure. Engine 199 stretched 1 ¾” handline to the seat of the Fire, the crews of Tower Ladder 57 and Rescue 10 handled primary and secondary searches of the fire building. Engine 198 secured a positive water source by laying 5” supply line from the hydrant at Depot Plaza and Babbitt Road. Utility 6 and Fire Police controlled vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Upon the transmission on the 10-75, mutual aid Engines from the Katonah and Mount Kisco were requested to the scene, along with a Mount Kisco FAS Team and Katonah Bedford Hills EMS for standby. The Town of Bedford Building Department, Water Department and Police Department were on scene as well, along with the American Red Cross for displaced Residents.

The Westchester County Cause and Origin Team was requested and responded to assist in determining the cause of the fire.

BHFD would like to thank our Mutual Aid Companies for providing assistance.

Units: Car 2031(Operations), Car 2032(Attack), Car 2033(Command), Engine 198, Engine 199, Tower Ladder 57, Rescue 10 and Utility 6
Mutual Aid: Katonah Fire Department: Car 2211, Engine 115 Katonah Bedford Hills Ambulance: 65-B2 Mount Kisco Fire Department: Car 2282, Engine 104, Utility 13 (FAS Team) Westchester County DES: Battalion 16, C&O Zone #5 Town of Bedford: Police Department, Water Department, Building Department Relocated to BHFD: Bedford Village: Car 2041, Engine 109 Croton Falls: Car 2071, Ladder 67