Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department
Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department
Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department
Croton Fire Department

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Earlier this year, our Fire Council Audit Committee discovered some inconsistencies within our Council’s finances.  Once we became aware of these issues, we notified the Village Manager, Mayor and Deputy Mayor who then notified the proper authorities.  As you can imagine, what has ensued has been rough on us and many of us have felt saddened, angered and left with many questions. 

Needless to say, it has been a busy several months of us putting together a plan to prevent this type of occurrence from ever happening again. Working with the Village administration, our Chiefs, the Fire Council and our attorney, we have implemented a number of changes, as outlined below. 

1. A new Treasurer was appointed by the Fire Council.

2. We have terminated all debit and credit cards we previously utilized. 

3. We have eliminated an older savings account, and have rolled that balance over to our checking account. 

4. New checks were ordered utilizing our proper mailing address, and all checks now require two signatures. 

5.  The Fire Council has hired an external CPA to perform an annual audit of our finances. 

6.  We replaced one member of our Audit Committee (who is now our Treasurer) with another member of our department. 

7.  The Fire Council Audit Committee will now audit the Council account every 6 months. Previously this had been done on an annual basis. 

8.  A detailed, written, Treasurer's Report is now presented each month to the Fire Council, including a copy of the monthly bank statement.

9.  To streamline our operations, we will be changing to a fiscal year (
6/1- 5/31 effective in June, 2019).

10.  The Fire Council now has an attorney on retainer and utilizes his services as needed. This attorney specializes in Fire Service Law. 

11.  The Fire Council Treasurer is now bonded for up to $160,000, which covers our account. 

12.  We are currently awaiting more information regarding liability insurance, which we hope to have for our next Fire Council meeting on August 28th. 

13.  Fire Council meetings may be attended by members of the community if so desired. Their dates, time and location can be found on our website ( and on the Village website’s Calendar of Events. 

14.  Going forward, the Minutes from these Fire Council meetings will be available online to the public.

As we move forward and learn from this unexpected and dismal event, we can only hope that our loyal supporters know we will always do what we can to provide you with the most open and honest level of dialect that we can - and that you deserve.

We appreciate the support that we have received during this time from all of you, and we hope that you all understand that this was not something we ever could have envisioned, and we have been working diligently to improve our policies and procedures when it comes to our finances.

Last, and certainly not least, we must point out that none of this would have been possible without the support and commitment of our incredible membership, whom have weathered this storm and continued to serve without deviation. For this, we are extremely grateful and proud and can take confidence in knowing that we are as strong as we’ve ever been as your Croton-on-Hudson Volunteer Fire Department. 

For any questions, comments, concerns - or even an interest in becoming one of "Croton's Bravest" - please feel free to email us at


The Chiefs, Officers and Members of the Croton Volunteer Fire Department


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VAFD Haz-Mat 3

Suspected Chemical Suicide Prompts Haz-Mat Response

CFD Fire News Reporter, July 18

At 3:20 PM Wednesday 7/18, Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department was dispatched to a Harmon Park residence to assist Croton Police and EMS with an investigation of a possible chemical suicide. On the initial dispatch was E119, E120, R18 & U14 from the CFD as well as the Montrose VA Hospital Fire Department with their Hazardous Materials unit (HM3).

Car 2082 (A/C Munson) was first-arriving and made contact ... (Full Story & Photos)

"All Hands" Transmitted for Croton Point Brush Fire

CFD News Team, July 13

At 3:45 PM on Friday, the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department was dispatched for an unknown type fire in the area of Croton Point Park. A female at Croton Landing Park was reporting a large amount of black smoke, visible nearly two miles away. While units were responding, 60 Control updated us that they had conflicting reports of either a brush fire, boat fire or structure fire, so the initial response ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption CFD Called to Yorktown Fatal 2nd Alarm Fire

CFD Fire News Reporter, July 01

On Sunday, July 1st - during one of the hottest, most humid days in a number of years - the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department was summoned to a Baldwin Road residence for a reported house fire just before 5PM. On the initial assignment with the YHFD units was a FASTeam from the Bedford Hills FD - which was coming from the scene of another house fire elsewhere in the County. Due to the brutally ... (Full Story & Photos)

Bravest Answer 20 Calls for Help in Last Week of June

CFD News Team, July 01

From Sunday, June 24th thru Saturday, June 30th, Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department volunteers answered 20 calls for assistance during some of the hottest and most humid weather conditions in recent years. Here is a rundown of those incidentsl

On Sunday 6/24, Car 2083 assisted Croton Police with an investigation in the Hudson River at Half Moon Bay. The matter was turned over to CPD and no additional ... (Full Story & Photos)

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CFD Fire News Reporter, May 07

The Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department was dispatched to the 80-Block of Maple Street at 3:30 PM on Monday for the report of flames coming from a window of a home. On the initial assignment was a CFD "Full Department Response" as well as a Firefighter Assist & Search Team (FAST) from Ossining FD..

About one minute later, Car 2088 (Deputy Chief P. Dinkler) was on scene confirming smoke from the residence. ... (Full Story & Photos)


The Croton Fire Council meets the last Tuesday of every month at 8PM at Washington Engine Firehouse.  

(Unless it falls on a holiday, when it will be held the next evening).

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2018 Incidents
Jan 39
Feb 24
Mar 60
Apr 34
May 42
Jun 41
Jul 33
Aug 10
Total 283

Past Incidents
2017 357
2016 437
2015 443
2014 369
2013 373
2012 437
2011 445
2010 469

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