DIAL 911 IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION
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Over the weekend the Town of Mamaroneck Fire Department and @larchmontvac hosted first aid training for the Larchmont and Mamaroneck Girl Scout Troops.
The scouts were taught what to do when they call 911, how to handle medical and traumatic emergencies, how to build their very own first aid kit, and given the opportunity to explore the ambulance and fire apparatus.
#girlscouts #cpr #firstaidtraining
We enjoyed teaching the community how to stay safe and sharing awareness about what we do.
With warmer weather here, we look forward to
engaging with the community more! Thank you for
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Over the past two days we have been fortunate to train on an acquired structure in our response area. Members practiced first due Engine and Truck company operations during multiple scenarios simulating a fire on the 2nd floor and the attic of a 2 1/2 story peaked roof private dwelling.
Big thanks to Dan Murray @fireendandcroker @lion_firegear for letting us demo the BULLSEYE™ DIGITAL FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING SYSTEM Can’t day enough about this system. Next best thing to a live burn. Interactive, Responsive and easy to setup.
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In the wake of major fires that caused loss of life or significant property damage, Westchester County Executive George Latimer and the Department of Emergency Services are providing residents with practical tips on how to prevent fires and increase the odds of survival if one occurs.
Latimer said: “In recent months, our County has experienced a number of major fires, including several that resulted in loss of life. We extend our deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones. The staff at the Department of Emergency Services has prepared an important fire prevention and safety video. It provides practical, valuable information on how you can prevent fires and how to protect yourself and your family should one occur.”
In a newly released safety video, personnel in the WCDES Fire Services Division focused on three critical safety messages:
• Get Out, Stay Out, Call 911 immediately. Do not re-enter a burning home or apartment once you are out safely. Fires can double in size every 30 seconds. Stay outside and let responding firefighters know if any persons or pets are still inside. Report any fire, no matter its size, immediately so help is on the way promptly.
• Close the Door. The simple act of closing the door to a room where a fire has broken out can save lives and significantly reduce property damage. A closed door limits the supply of oxygen to a fire and prevents the rapid spread of deadly smoke and flames. If you have to flee from a fire, close the door as you leave. In apartment buildings or office settings, this includes closing the door from a hallway to a stairwell.
• Handle Lithium Ion Batteries Properly. Lithium Ion batteries that power cellphones, laptops and other devices are an increasing source of fire in Westchester and elsewhere. When these batteries are not charged, stored or handled properly, they can overheat and cause a fire. Do not leave lithium ion-powered devices on fabric surfaces such as pillows, beds or couches.
DES Deputy Commissioner Susan Spear noted that more practical tips on fire prevention and safety are available on the DES website: www.emergencyservices.westchestergov.com.
Thank you to County Car 24/DFC James Cuffe for the use of his video from the test burns.
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The National Weather Service (NWS) has designated March 14-18th, 2022, as Flood Safety Awareness Week.
If you know what to do before, during, and after a flood you can increase your chances of survival and better protect your property. For instance, it is vital to know what to do if you are driving and hit a flooded road. The TMFD wants to prepare residents with information describing the different types of flooding and educational safety material.
A flood WARNING means TAKE ACTION. A flood WATCH means BE PREPARED. When a Warning occurs, it means flooding is imminent or already occurring. When a Flood Watch is in effect, it means flooding is possible in your area.
Don’t underestimate the power of water. It only takes 6 inches of fast-moving water to knock over and carry away an adult, and 12 inches to carry away a small car. Turn Around Don’t Drown!
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Clearing a hydrant after a snowstorm makes them more visible to firefighters and easier for to us to connect our hose when seconds count.
Consider “adopting” the hydrant closest to your home to help us help you! ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday evening at approximately 19:40hrs we were dispatched to 11 Alden Road along with @larchmontfire_I895 Tower Ladder 7 for a reported smoke condition on the 6th floor. Car 2232 arrived on scene first due along with Engine 51 and Ladder 19 to fire showing from the top floor of a 6 story multiple dwelling and transmitted a 10-75 (Working Fire) assigning @villagemamkfd Engine 38, @newrochellefirefighters E22 & L12 as the FAST and @larchmontvac to the scene. Members of Ladder 19 forced entry to the fire apartment and immediately started a primary search, The Can (2 1/2 Gallon Extinguisher) Firefighter was able to contain the fire to living room while the crew of 51 connected to the standpipe and knocked down the main body of fire before extending to the cockloft. ... See MoreSee Less
Tonight we suited up into our ice rescue suits and entered freezing waters to drill and prepare for the potential of ice/water rescues in our district. Timing is very important when it comes to dealing with victims that may be trapped in water or on or underneath the ice. TMFD does not perform dive operations but does perform surface water rescues. A reminder to all to please stay off any frozen over bodies of water as the temperatures continue to drop this winter season. As well as a reminder to all first responders not to wear Structural Firefighting Gear of any kind near any bodies of water or ice if at all possible.
Although this is a low frequency call type, it is important for our members to be efficient in their skills if an ice emergency arises due to the fact that we have multiple bodies of water in our district. We have responded to numerous reported ice and water rescue incidents in the past years including rescuing a man and his dog who became trapped in the freezing waters of the Sheldrake River. Our Ice/Water Rescue equipment and suits are located on Rescue 6, Ladder 19 and Utility 56.
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I saw the Town firefighters saluting a procession of police cars and ambulance going south on the 95 Saturday morning January 21. Who was the fallen firefighter or policeman?
“From the soot-covered hallway, you can see into a nearly pristine apartment that is adjacent to the apartment where the fire started from a space heater. This tragically fatal fire is an unfortunate example of just how fast smoke and fire can spread when given the opportunity.”
#CloseBeforeYouDozeEarlier this week, U.S. Fire Administrator Lori Moore-Merrell visited the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) following the fatal #BronxFire to tour the site and learn what could be done to prevent future tragedies.
As she walked through the apartment building, she came across this view and immediately recognized the connection to our work around the importance of closed doors during a fire. Lori sent us this image to share to help continue spreading the word that can stop the spread of smoke and fire. From the soot-covered hallway, you can see into a nearly pristine apartment that is adjacent to the apartment where the fire started from a space heater. This tragically fatal fire is an unfortunate example of just how fast smoke and fire can spread when given the opportunity. It is also an incredible reminder of the importance of fire safety education and understanding the impact of a closed-door during a fire.
We are often asked how the #CloseBeforeYouDoze campaign and escape planning applies to apartment buildings. With an escape plan and the knowledge of how a closed door can act as a barrier between occupants and a fire, giving additional time to react, people are better prepared to make informed decisions in the moment. If you cannot escape using your Plan A (stairs/out the door) or Plan B (through another stairwell, window or fire escape), you may need to use Plan C (isolate behind a closed door and call 911) until you can be rescued.
Our thoughts are with the families of these victims and all of the first responders involved in this incident. We are thankful for the opportunity to work alongside the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and U.S. Fire Administration to learn from this tragedy to prevent similar incidents in the future.
Share this photo and this message and go to closeyourdoor.org to help spread the word that can stop the spread of smoke and fire. Download our Home Fire Escape Plan How-To Guide and start the fire safety conversation at home today. ... See MoreSee Less
In response to the tragic fire that occurred in the Bronx on 1/9/22 the Town of Mamaroneck Fire Department would like share some fire safety information that can keep our community members safe in the event of a fire.
Space heaters should only be used on a floor that is hard and level. They should never be used on rugs or on a shelf or table where they can get knocked over. The heater should also be kept at least three feet away from anything flammable, including curtains, bedding and furniture. An electric space heater should only be plugged directly into the wall.
Portable heaters and fireplaces should never be left unattended. Turn off space heaters and make sure any embers in the fireplace are extinguished before going to bed or leaving home.
Never use a cooking range or oven to heat your home.
An open apartment door is another reason firefighters say smoke and heat spread so quickly in the Bronx. It is essential you close any door you come across on the way out from a fire.
It is critical that households have working smoke alarms. Test smoke alarms at least once a month.
Install and maintain CO alarms inside your home to provide early warning of CO. Install CO alarms in a central location outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of your home. Use portable generators outdoors in well-ventilated areas away from all doors, windows and vents. Make sure vents for the dryer, furnace, stove and fireplace are clear of snow and other debris.
Please feel free to contact us with questions or assistance regarding fire safety in your home. ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday at approximately 0945hrs Engine 51, 36, Ladder 19 responded to Katie Ln for a vehicle fire adjacent to a residential structure. Upon arrival the crew observed flames coming from a vehicle being utilized as a snow plow, leaking gas in close proximity to a residence. Realizing the hazard the crew quickly stretched the bumper line and extinguished the fire. We operated for approximately 20 minutes before returning to service. #ladder #firetruck #firefighters #firefighter #fire #firstresponder #firerescue #fireandrescue #firedept #firedepartment #firemen #firefighterposts #firefighters_daily #firestation #firehouse #firefighting #firefighterlife #thinredline #firelife #volunteerfirefighter #volunteerfiredepartment #vehiclefire #carfire ... See MoreSee Less
I had to google that street. Never heard of it lol
Yesterday evening at approximately 17:00hrs we were dispatched to 205 Murray Avenue for a reported porch fire. Engine 51 and Ladder 19 arrived on scene first due with Car 2233 to find heavy smoke showing from the rear of a 2 1/2 peaked roof private dwelling. Members located a rear porch well involved in fire and were able to contain it with a can while a hose line was stretched and placed into operation preventing extension to the rest of the structure. Units operated for approximately 1 hour before returning to service. ... See MoreSee Less