Croton Falls Fire Department
Croton Falls Fire Department

2024 Incidents
Jan 62
Feb 34
Total 96

Incident Total
2023 760
2022 751
2021 628
2020 683
2019 680
2018 742
2017 646
2016 637
2015 658
Total 6185

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By Firefighter Jared Hirschberg
January 1, 2024

Croton Falls Fire responded to 760 alarms in 2023 capping off the busiest year on record for CFFD. For 2023, there were 23 CFFD members with over 100 calls for service, with 11 members responding to over 300 calls for service.

Year End Highlights:

86 Motor Vehicle Accidents (4 Extrications)
60 Mutual Aid Requests
39 Structure Fires
36 Inside Investigations
23 Brush Fires
6 Animal/Person Off-Trail Rescues
6 Motor Vehicle Fires
1 Aircraft Incident

CFFD members handled other various calls including Residential/Commercial Alarms, Electrical Hazards, Storm-Related Calls, Public Assists, Medical Assists, and more.

January: 58 Calls
February: 64 Calls
March: 64 Calls
April: 57 Calls
May: 56 Calls
June: 70 Calls
July: 67 Calls
August: 67 Calls
September: 58 Calls
October: 66 Calls
November: 65 Calls
December: 68 Calls

Notable Calls in Each Month:

January - Horse Rescue off Hardscrabble Road involving multiple fire departments and Westchester County resources. The horse was rescued successfully and returned in good health to its owner after four hours of operating. Shortly after, the owner of the horse joined the CFFD and has become a valuable asset for the department. CFFD also responded to a working house fire in-district, and an electrical fire in the basement in-district.

February - CFFD handled an in-district large area brush fire on Old Salem Center Road impeding a structure. Mutual aid from South Salem and Bedford Hills were requested to assist. Car 2072, 2073, E148, and T8 responded to a house fire in Goldens Bridge on Super Bowl Sunday. Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire in a balloon frame multiple family structure. Days later, Car 2072, 2073, and Tanker 88 responded to Mahopac for a large area brush fire impeding on multiple structures. Units assisted several Putnam County fire departments with extinguishing the fire and overhauling hot spots.

March - CFFD responded to a 2nd alarm structure fire in the Town of Southeast, as well as handled a large-area brush fire in the Town of Southeast within the same week. Members handled multiple possible fires in-district, as well as numerous MVAs.

April - An overnight serious motor vehicle accident shut down Route 22 for several hours after a vehicle left the roadway and took out a telephone pole and power lines. While operating, CFFD responded to five additional calls between 2:00am - 5:00am. On a Friday afternoon, CFFD was requested with E149 to respond to Haverstraw (Rockland County) for a large brush fire spanning several miles. While 2073 and E149 were operating, Car 2072 and Engine 148 responded to a house fire in Somers. CFFD handled 9 fire calls on that Friday. On the following Monday, Tanker 88 was requested to the Village of Port Chester for multiple commercial buildings on fire. 2071, Tanker 88 with 2074 and 2076 responded and assisted with water supply operations.

May - On a Friday evening after clearing multiple commercial alarms, CFFD was requested to Goldens Bridge for a working house fire. Cars 2072, 2073, E148, T8, and U48 responded and worked to extinguish the fire. Less than 36 hours later, Tankers 8 & 88 were requested to South Salem for a house fire. Cars 2072, 2073, T8 & T88 responded. While units were operating at the initial house fire, embers caught the neighboring house across the street on fire, resulting in additional resources called to the scene.

June - On a Thursday evening, Cars 2071, 2072, 2073, R28, E148, E149 MA17, and U48 responded to a MVA with extrication and live wires involved on Route 22. Members waited for NYSEG to secure the power prior to extricating the patient from the vehicle. CFFD responded to the Town of Southeast for several trailer homes on fire. Car 2071, 2072 and T88 responded and assisted the Brewster FD with fireground operations. Car 2071, 2072 and Tanker 88 assisted Brewster FD with a tractor trailer rollover on the Interstate 684/Interstate 84 ramp during the poor air-quality due to the wildfires in Canada.

July - CFFD responded to numerous MVAs, including one with extrication on Interstate 684, and four additional MVAs in a 48 hour stretch.

August - CFFD responded to numerous MVAs and a working house fire in Pound Ridge. Car 2073 with Tankers 8 & 88 were requested and responded to a structure fire involving hazardous materials.

September - Car 2072, 2073, R28, E148, and E149 respond to MVA with rollover and extrication on Route 116. Cars 2072 & 2073 arrived on scene with a vehicle rolled over down an embankment with entrapment. E149 arrived first due and put the tools to work as R28 arrived and provided vehicle stabilization and patient assessment. The patient was removed and transported to a local trauma center.

October - Cars 2071, 2073, R28, E148, E149, MA17, U28, & U48 responded to a head-on MVA with multiple injuries. Members assisted with patient care and road closures. On a Saturday evening, CFFD was dispatched to a structure fire in-district on Stoneleigh Avenue. Car 2072 with Battalion 13 arrived on scene with a working fire. E148 stretched and made a quick knock while Carmel, South Salem, Goldens Bridge, and Katonah provided mutual aid.

November - CFFD handled a chimney fire in-district on Titicus Road followed by 14 MVAs and 1 Motor Vehicle Fire.

December - Cars 2071, 2073, T88, E149, U28, and U48 responded to Somers for a working house fire with a mayday. Luckily all firefighters were accounted for and uninjured. Units operated for several hours before returning. Members responded to 21 calls on December 18th due to high winds and heavy rains.

On behalf of the Croton Falls Fire Department, we hope everyone has a happy, safe, and healthy new year!

We are always looking for new members and mutual aid members to join our department. Croton Falls Fire is one of the busier volunteer fire agencies in Westchester County. Click "Join CFFD" on our website today for more information and access to our membership application.

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Units: 2071, 2072, 2073, E147, E148, E149, L67, M28, M64, MA17, R28, T8, T88, U28, U48, U64

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