Bedford Hills FAS Team - to Croton on Hudson Multi-Alarm Fire
By Chief of Department Jason Nickson
August 24, 2019

Shortly before 8:00am - BHFD FAS Team was requested to the Village of Croton for a Working Structure Fire. Upon the arrival of Asst. Chief Munson, a 2nd Alarm was transmitted. BHFD FAS Team was dispatched simultaneously with Yorktown Heights –and both teams arrived within minutes of each other.

It was decided that both teams would combine due to the size of the structure, number of Firefighters on the Fire Ground and difficulty to access all sides of the Structure.

Putnam Valley – FAS Team was dispatched on the 3rd Alarm, and took a position on the “Charlie” side of the structure. All three FAS Teams worked seamlessly throughout the incident.

The Fire ultimately reached a 4th Alarm; bringing the Thornwood FAS Team to the scene for relief purposes.
BHFD remained on scene until released by Croton Command.

Incident Run Down – On Scene Fire Departments:
Croton FD: Car 2081(IC), 2082, 2083(Operations), Engine 118, Engine 120, Tanker 10, Tower Ladder 44, Rescue 18, Utility 14
Bedford Hills FD: Car 2031, Tower Ladder 57 (FAS Team)
Buchanan FD: Car 2551, Utility 12
Montrose FD: Car 2271, Engine 121
Montrose VAFD: Car 2571, Engine 225
Ossining FD: Car 2334, Tower Ladder 42
Pocantico Hills FD: Car 2381, Engine 189
Putnam Valley: Car 24-1-1, Rescue 24-6-1 (FAS Team)
Stony Point: Car 18-3, 18-Marine
Tarrytown FD: Car 2461, Ladder 37, Marine 5
Thornwood FD: Car 2473, Rescue 75 (FAS Team)
Valhalla FD: Car 2482, Tower Ladder 49
Verplanck FD: Car 2491, Engine 128
Yorktown Heights FD: Car 2533, Engine 272, Utility 143 (FAS Team)

*Note - Multiple EMS and Relocate Companies were assigned to this incident as well*

Photo Credit: JT Camp, Kempter's Fire Wire, J&D Fire Photography, Chris “Firebike 1” Sekulski