Chances are you've heard about Mrs. O'Leary's cow and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. While recent research by historians has cast doubt on the fire being started by a lantern knocked over by a cow, a lasting outcome of the conflagration is Fire Prevention Week. Commemorated each year since 1922, Fire Prevention Week is observed the Sunday through Saturday period that includes October 9th...the ... (Full Story & Photos)
Recently a home smoke alarm system did what it was intended to do when it notified the homeowner and the Fire Department about a fire in the residence.
On Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 19:17 hours the Croton Falls Fire Department was dispatched to a residence on Vail Lane following the activation of a smoke alarm. Upon arrival, Assistant Chief Dan Dreyer met the homeowner who informed him there ... (Full Story & Photos)
Remains of the mattress after the fire was extinguished and the mattress was removed from the residence
On the afternoon of Friday, September 9, 2016 at 14:53 the Croton Falls Fire Department was dispatched to Interstate 684 southbound for a reported multi-car accident with multiple patients. While units were responding the 60 Control dispatchers notified Car 2071 that they had numerous reports of passengers possibly still trapped in one vehicle and others possibly ejected out of the other vehicle. ... (Full Story & Photos)
For the fourth time this month, Croton Falls firefighters were dispatched to an auto accident with a rollover. However, this incident involved a pick-up truck pulling an auto trailer that was carrying three vehicles.
At 20:56 hours on Thursday, July 28th the Croton Falls Fire Department was dispatched to the intersection of Hardscrabble Road and Route 22 for a rollover involving multiple vehicles. ... (Full Story & Photos)
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