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

Web Counters
Website Visitors
December 14, 2012
Visitors Today
Jun 23, 2018

We thank you all for visiting us here on the internet, and encourage you to follow us at Twitter and Facebook (CrotonFire) for the most up-to-date Croton FD happenings! Please respect the content we so proudly share with you. The duplication of text, photos, video or any other content is prohibited without the written consent of the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department. If you have any questions or would like to use any content from our website, please contact our webmaster by clicking here. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding, and we appreciate your support.
Tanker 10 on Mount Kisco 3rd Alarm
Email Email Print Print PDF PDF RSS RSS Facebook Google+ Twitter

By CFD Reporter
February 17, 2017

A massive fire, compounded with a lack of a nearby and reliable water source, saw many northern Westchester fire companies working for several hours together in the Mount Kisco fire district on Friday night.

At about 6:20 PM, 60 Control alerted the MKFD - along with Tankers from Millwood and Yorktown Heights - to a reported structure fire at the Yeshiva of Nitra complex in New Castle. The first arriving Chief from Mount Kisco confirmed heavy smoke showing and transmitted a 10-75, which brought additional Engines from Mount Kisco and Millwood, as well as a Tanker and FAST from Bedford Hills and a Tanker from Katonah to the scene.

About 20 minutes after arrival, an additional FASTeam from Ossining was called, followed by Engines from Bedford, Bedford Hills and Chappaqua. Minutes later, two additional Tankers - Banksville and Goldens Bridge - were called into the scene, followed by Briarcliff Manor's Rescue for SCBA refilling purposes - equating to a 2nd Alarm.

Roughly 20 minutes after that, around 7:55 PM, a 3rd Alarm was transmitted. This brought to the scene an Engine from Armonk, a Tower Ladder from Pleasantville, Tankers from Somers and our Tanker 10. As this was dispatched, our Engine 119 was returning from Yorktown, where they were operating at smoke in the building at the Turco's Market on Downing Drive in Yorktown. E119 returned to Station 2 and staffed T10, while maintaining a crew for E119 in quarters as well.

Working with the other Tankers, T10 shuttled water to the scene a total of 10 times, bringing over 30,000 gallons to the fire fight. T10 - along with Car 2082 (A/C Colombo) - also provided equipment and hose to help improve the water relay operation. T10 was returned to service roughly four hours later, getting back into Croton shortly after Midnight.

With the fire building having collapsed upon itself, hidden pockets of fire were unreachable. At 5:00 AM, Mount Kisco FD was called back to the scene for a flare-up of the original blaze. About an hour later, additional Tankers - including our T10 and Somers T16 - were called back to assist. T10 once again made about 10 relays of water before returning to Croton around 11:15.

Even with T10 operating at the fire the second time, Croton FD managed to adequately staff our E119, E120 & TL44 for a commercial alarm in Croton around 11:00 AM.

Thanks to R. Bancroft, F. Becerra Jr. ( and Captain J. Ferguson for their photos.

Units: 2082, T10
Mutual Aid: MKFD All Companies / MFD E248, T15 / BHFD E198, TL57, T5, U6 / CFD E146, U155 / AFD E286 / BFD T7 / BVFD E109 / BMFD R37 / GBFD T1 / SFD T16, U5, U89 / PRFD U26, UTV / PHFD T12 / PFD TL5 / OFD E98, TL42, U51 / TFD E88 / WCDES Car 4, BAT16
Hyperlinks: Lohud Article
News 12 Story
No Caption
No Caption
No Caption
No Caption
No Caption

Comment Comment 0 Comment(s)

2018 Incidents
Jan 39
Feb 24
Mar 60
Apr 34
May 42
Jun 9
Total 208

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

Website Designed and Hosted By: Content Proudly Maintained By: Contact Info:
Firehouse Solutions
Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department
P.O. Box 365
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

Emergency Dial 911
Non-Emergency: 914-271-2693
Copyright © 2018 Firehouse Solutions (A Service of Technology Reflections, Inc.)