Tarrytown Fire Department


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2011 Archive

Monthly Alarms

Year

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2011

38

45

41

33

57

55

52

60

43

49

43

49

565

2010

35

39

71

39

38

35

57

30

36

39

46

43

504

2009

53

33

18 35 41
39
49
53

39

41

34

49

484

2008

35

44

38

34

40

42

73

51

36

45

35

44

517

2007

51

24

33

63

44

30

40

47

29

42

36

42

481




 
 

November 5, 2011 - Chief Joseph F. McCarthy, Jr.

Chief Joseph F. McCarthy, Jr. died suddenly on November 5, 2011 at the age of 50. Joe was a life active member of Hope Hose Company No.1of the Tarrytown Fire Department. Over the years Joe served in practically every role within the Department. He was Fire Chief, Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief, Warden, Department Chaplin and Department IT Officer. Within Hope Hose Company Joe served as Captain, Lieutenant, Chief Driver and Assistant Chief Driver. He was a member of the Tarrytown Chiefs Association and a member of the Westchester County Parade Judges Association.

Joe also volunteered his time at numerous other roles in the community, including Transfiguration Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and an Usher, at Make-A-Wish Foundation and organizing the annual free Tarrytown Lakes Fishing Derby.

Joe will be sadly missed.


Saturday November 5, 3rd Annual Ron Jankowski Memorial Seminar


Please see the attached flyer for the 3rd Annual Ron Jankowski Memorial Seminar. The seminar will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Edith Macy Conference Center. Lt. Michael Wilbur, FDNY, and DC Vincent Dunn, FDNY (Ret.) will be speaking about Developing a Risk Management Program for Emergency Vehicle Driving & Firefighter Death and Injury Statistics. You can pre-register at www.regonline.com/seminar2011 for $35 or at the door for $40.

If you are interested in sponsoring or being a vendor at this event, please contact  memorialfund@engine92.com



Saturday October 22, Hank Napoli Jr. & John Garrison Memorial Training Seminar to aid The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


“First Due Operations @ Private Dwellings”

Guest Speaker: Lt Tim Klett, FDNY E-88 & Author of Fire Notes: Stretching and Operating the First Line



Washington Engine Quarters (Tower Ladder 78)
157 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown, NY10591
Saturday October 22, 9 AM-1 PM
Fee: $25 in advance/$30 at door
For Questions or to RSVP email mcoffey@tarrytownfd.org
Seating is limited—Refreshments and door prizes
Proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society



Sunday September 25, Bells Across America for Fallen Fire Fighters


The sound of a bell holds special significance for firefighters. Historically, the toll of a bell summoned members to the station, signaled the beginning of a shift, notified departments of a call for help, and indicated a call was completed and the unit had returned to the station.

Departments sounded a series of bells when a firefighter died in the line of duty to alert all members that a comrade had made the ultimate sacrifice. This time-honored tradition continues today during the funerals or memorial services for firefighters.

On Sunday, October 16, 2011 those who died in the line of duty during the previous year will be honored during the 30th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg, Maryland. For the first time the bells of the Chapel at the National Memorial will chime in honor of our fallen heroes. As part of this special remembrance, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is encouraging firefighters across the country to invite their places of worship to participate in Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters.

Through this grass-roots effort, the Foundation is asking religious congregations nationwide to honor the fallen heroes. Firefighters will contact their local clergy and work together to plan a brief moment of remembrance during their services.

The idea for Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters was created by Colonel Bob Ditch, USAF, Retired, EdD (c), EFO/CFO, a fifth generation firefighter who has served in eight fire service agencies in five states over the last 36 years.

The Foundation will provide materials to help fire department members contact religious organizations in their communities. A response form is included so that a representative from the participating fire department and clergy can describe the commemorative service. The Foundation will record all the responses and share this information on this website.

For more information about participating in Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters, see the website http://www.bellsacrossamerica.com/.



October 9-14, It's Fire Prevention Week






Message from Chief John McGee

Congratulations to the Officers and Members of Tarrytown Fire Department on the Ossining Parade results. The Tarrytown Fire Department won in the following four categories:

  • Best Regulation Uniform
  • Most Firefighters in Line of March
  • Best Pumper
  • Best Ladder or Aerial

Results are posted on the Westchester County Parade Judges Association website
A PDF of the results can be download by clicking the following link http://wcpja.com/uploads/Ossining_Results_2011.pdf


 Wednesday August 8, No longer topless in Tarrytown

The observant resident will have noticed a recent difference to Tarrytown Fire Hydrants. Fire Hydrant tops are being painted in compliance with the NFPA 291 color coding scheme.

 NFPA 291 Fire Hydrant Top Colors
 Top Color  GPM  Description
 Blue  1,500 or above
 Very good flow
 Green  1,000 to 1,499
 Suitable for residential areas
 Orange  500 to 999
 Marginally adequate
 Red  Below 500
 Inadequate





For more details please see FireHydrants.org and/or NFPA 291





Saturday September 9, 10 & 11, @ 8 PM  The Guys


This play features Dick Nagle former Lieutenant of Tarrytown's own Washington Engine Company, retired FDNY FF and Ridgefield, CT Chief. 



Download The Guys flyer.



Saturday September 10, 1st Annual Anthony Ruggiero and John Kelly Memorial, Car, Truck and Bike Show

For details please see the Car Show page.

The organizers would also like to thank the local media for their advanced coverage of the event.
Sun Sep 10, TheDaily - Firefighters To Host Car Show For Tarrytown Men by Meredith Shamburger.


Saturday May 7, Boot Drive to aid The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


Congratulations to the members of the Tarrytown Fire Department who participated in the boot drive to raise $3,535.00 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who kindly donated to the cause. This four hour event was organized and short notice at the request of Kevin Morgan, who has been nominated as Man of the Year by
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society








Sunday May 1, Fire Station Open House - Community Fire Safety Day


Community Fire Safety Day had great weather and an even better turnout.  Energizer Batteries kindly supplied free replacement batteries for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  There was raffle to win a Code 3 Limited Edition Die-cast 1/64 scale model of Washington Engines Co. American LaFrance Tower Ladder 78.  Everyone was offered free hot dogs and soft drinks. Some lucky attendees got to sample Wayne Jeffers special cheese dogs.  There was blue balloons to match Tower Ladder 78, coloring books and hats for the kids. The big favorite for children and adults a like, was the apparatus tour of the Chiefs car and Tower Ladder 78.






For more information please contact MCoffey@TarrytownFD.org





Message from Chief John McGee

As the warmer weather approaches we will soon be in BBQ session again. Combining explosive fuels with food, hot metals, and large groups of people can cause some serious problems if you are not careful. Of course, there is more to outdoor cooking safety than just the fire. Please read the few simple tips to help keep you safe.
  1. Fire is the most destructive force in the universe and you are inviting it into your backyard for a little cookout. First thing you need is a fire extinguisher. Next you need to know your grill or smoker and know how to control it. Every year grills and smokers cause thousands of fires, hundreds of injuries, dozens of deaths and millions of dollars in damage. You need to know how to cut fuel supplies, extinguish fires and call the fire department (dial 911). Always have one person in charge of the fire and never leave it unattended once lit.
  2. Read your grill or smokers instructions manual. Follow all the safety restrictions to the letter. Grills, gas or charcoal, and smokers all have very specific ranges of operation. You need to know these before you light up. Don't assume that your new grill or new smoker works just like the last one and that all the same rules apply. You can find the manuals to most grills and smokers on the manufacturers website.
  3. Location is everything when it comes to placing your grill or smoker. Every year hundreds of people cause fires to their houses, garages and patios because they didn't put their grill or smoker in the correct location. Your manual will tell you the minimum distances around your unit that must be kept clear. Take a good look at your equipment and imagine the worst fire you can. Make sure there isn't anything (buildings, trees, etc.) in that space. Also make sure that you unit isn't going to require people to walk too close to hot surfaces and that children won't be playing nearby.
  4. The number one cause of gas grill fires is an obstruction in the path of the fuel. This largely takes place, behind, underneath or inside your grill where you do not look. This means you need to regularly inspect your gas grill for problems. At the first sign of problems turn off your control values, turn off the fuel tank, and disconnect everything. Gas grills produce a great deal of heat that can melt through hoses, knobs and other parts. Assume everything is third degree burn hot.
  5. Charcoal grills are the cause of far more fires that gas grill. The number one problem with charcoal grill is lighting the charcoal. Lighter fluid causes all kinds of problems. Never add lighter fluid to hot coals. Lighter fluid turns to a heavy gas at a relatively low temperature. While liquid lighter fluid burns, evaporated (gaseous) lighter fluid explodes. Flow the instructions exactly.
  6. Once the grill or smoker is lit flare-ups are more than a nuisance, they are potentially lethal. Grease that collects in your grill builds up over time.  This is one of the reasons why you need to keep your grill clean. A clean grill is a safer grill whether it is gas or charcoal.
  7. Finally remember to have spare gas or charcoal for your grill or smoker. It's a nuisance to run out part way through cooking!
For more information please see the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) website article on Grilling.


Monday April 24, Ladder Drill


Truck ladders placement and control drill to place the road cone suspended by a rope from the tip of the ladder, over four other road cones in different locations. This drill emphasizes accuracy of placement and depth perception.






Tarrytown Fire Department training at the Richard A. Flynn Training Center


Photographs courtesy of Christopher McNally taken in July 2008.






27 January - Where's the hydrant?


Tarrytown-SleepyHollowPatch - Clearing Hydrants A Smart Move for Residents


If you can't see the Hydrant then neither will the Fire Department. Please shovel it out. Some municipalities mark hydrant with flexible hydrant marker (basically poles or poles on springs). Sometimes a white marking is used in the road, for example a Maltese Cross or a picture of a hydrant, whilst this is useful in helping to prevent vehicles parking in front of hydrants it cannot be seen in 1/2" of snow on the ground.



When snow buries hydrants, who's responsible for clearing?

YorktownPatch - Residents Must Keep Fire Hydrants Clear of Snow




21 January, 2011 - Jay Herighty

Jay Herighty, a lifelong resident of Tarrytown, died January 21, 2011 at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow. He was a young 61 years of age. He was born in Tarrytown on December 21, 1949. He was predeceased by his father, John J. (Big John) and his loving mother Nellie.

Jay graduated from Irvington High School in 1968 and went on to serve his country in the United States Navy-Seabee Division during the Vietnam War. In 1972, Jay began working as an equipment operator for Consolidated Edison. He later moved on to the Town of Greenburgh Highway Department in 1973, where he worked for 34 years, retiring as General Foreman in 2007. Following his retirement, Jay remained very active as a School Bus Driver.

He was a life active member of the Tarrytown Fire Department, Consolidated Engine 77 for over 43 years. He was a former captain and former warden of the company. Nothing meant more to Jay than spending time with his family and doing whatever he could to help others.

He is survived by “his best friend, his everything”, his wife of 39 years, the former Kathleen Clark; his daughter Kristen Grzan (Marin) and his son John (Daniela). He was the dear brother of Noreen Nee (Tom) and loving uncle of Katelyn, Meghan and Tommy Nee. “Dearest Jay” is also survived by his cousins Eileen and Patrick Pilla as well as many other cousins and dear friends.

Visitation will be at Coffey Funeral Home on Wednesday from 7-9 PM and Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. His Funeral Mass will be Friday at Transfiguration Church at 10:00 with interment to follow in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ruggiero Children's College Fund C/O Byrnes 7 Hickory Drive New City, NY 10956 or the Brianna Kelly Scholarship Fund C/O Chebetar 38 Pine Street Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591



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