Monthly Calls
Date & Time: Call Type:
04-24 07:43 Struct Fir
04-22 16:41 Struct Fir
04-22 11:40 Haz Mat
04-21 18:08 Brush Fire
04-21 14:23 Brush Fire
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Helping Hand to the SIX SEVEN

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 16:52 The "West Side" Responded Mutual Aid to the Woodstock Fire District this afternoon for a 2nd Alarm Structure Fire with extension into the woods at 68 Plochman Lane! The Initial request was for Rescue ONE and manpower with a addtinal dispatch for Brush ONE and brush firefighting equipment. Company 19's 13 members assisted with overhual of the structure and with a line around the fire in the adjacent wooded land. All units were back in service at 18:36


Firefighter Tom Swart

Firefighter Tom Swart


Working Structure Fire

Thursday, April 17, 2014 02:01  Centerville/Cedar Grove members along with Company 41 FAST & DIAZ Ambulance were dispatched at 02:01 Hrs this morning for a reported Structure Fire at 1245 Rt. 212 with multiple calls received ! Arriving members reported a "Working Fire" and Command requested a 2nd Alarm with 2 Tankers from Company 67 to the scene and company 53 on stand by. Additional Mutual Aid request were dispatched for company 29's large tanker and manpower, Company 36 with their rescue and manpower and company 55 for additional stand by coverage. The 3 adult occupants that were displaced, as the structure was a total loss, are staying with friends. The Ulster County Fire investigation unit determined the cause to be improper installation of a wood burning appliance. Also assisting on the scene were Town of Saugerties Police & Building Insp., Central Hudson and NYS DOT. Units were back in service at 06:04. (You can access more photos of the scene by clicking on the small camera)



Late Morning Haz-Mat

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:51 Centerville / Cedar Grove members were toned out late this morning for a reported strong odor of natural gas inside and out, At the CVS Store 330 Rt 212. Command along with Engines 1 &2 Tanker 1 and Rescues 1 &2 arrvived on the scene with the 1st priority being evacuation the building! Both Central Hudson and The Town of Saugerties code enforcement were requested to the scene. The "West Siders" along with Central Hudson quickly found the source of the leak and shut of the gas service to the structure. The Store was rechecked with meters and deemed safe for reentry. All units were back in service at 12:44 



Brush / Field Fire & Then Woods

Monday, April 21, 2014 14:32  Centerville / Cedar Grove members had a busy afternoon and early evening with the dry and windy conditions and 2 illegal burns Call # 93 on the year saw the "West Siders" dispatched to a Brush Fire to the rear of Styers Automotive on Malden Turnpike. Command arrived and determined this was the same fire that Saxton / Asbury was operating at on Old KingsHyway Brush 1, Tankers 1 &2, Rescues 2,3 &4 along with manpower assisted at the scene. Call #94 had Company 19 respond to 524 John Joy Rd. For a woods fire! Command on the scene reported a 200 X 200 area along with several large piles of timber on fire. Brush 1, Tankers 1&2 and Engine 2 with additional manpower operated at the scene. Town of Saugerties PD and NYS Encon assisted at the scene with Companies 53 & 55 on stand by



Early Morning MVA

Friday, April 11, 2014 01:58  Company 19 members were toned out 01:58 this morning for a PIAA on the NY State T-Way at 102.4 NB. Car ONE & Rescue ONE arrived to find a vehicle had rear ended a tractor trailer with 2 minor injuries. The West Siders assisted DIAZ Ambulance with patient assessment and packaging and were back in service at 02:24



MVA on 32 and southbound thruway entrance.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014   At 7:46 this morning company 19 responded for a 2 car automobile accident at the intersection of 32 and the southbound thruway entrance. Crews tended to one patient with minor injury and another who RMA (refuse medical attention) at the scene. Crews cleared the scene of debri and awaited tow crews. On scene was rescue 2 and 3 with traffic control as well as cars 1,3, and 4, Diaz Ambulance, Ulster County Sheriffs, and Town PD


Chief Ricks (left) Lt. Tom Houlihan (right) traffic control

Chief Ricks (left) Lt. Tom Houlihan
      (right) traffic control


Deputy Chief Phil Butta steps down

Commissioner Phil Cobb and Past Deputy Chief Phil Butta

Commissioner Phil Cobb and Past Deputy
      Chief Phil Butta

Monday, April 7, 2014  The Commissioners would like to thank Past Deputy Chief Phil Butta for his dedicated 20+ years of service as a Company and Chief Line Officer to the Centerville Fire District and Cedar Grove Fire Company. Depicted above is commissioner Phil Cobb presenting Past Deputy Chief Phil Butta with a Past Deputy Chiefs badge. 



Car fire on the West Side

Sunday, April 6, 2014   Last evening members of the 19 were toned out to a car fire on Fred Short road. Per arrival of command units were notified of a working car fire. Crews from Engine 2, Tanker 1 as well as other firefighters on scene went to work extinguishing the car as well a small brush fire that had started. One scene was Tanker 1 and 2 as well as Engine 1 and 2 and Rescue 2 as well as arson investigation units, town police, and Diaz Ambulance. 



Early-morning MVA

Sunday, April 6, 2014   Early this morning company 19 was toned out for a two car accident with minor injuries. Per arrival of command, responding apparatus were notified that this was a jaws call. Rescue 1 put it's crew to work extricating one patient. One scene was Rescue 1 and 2 Engine 1, Ulster County Sheriffs, Saugerties PD as well as Diaz Ambulance. The roadway was cleared and all units were in service shortly after. 


Captain Sean McKenna and Firefighter Mike Callaghan operating the jaws.

Captain Sean McKenna and Firefighter
      Mike Callaghan operating the jaws.


Thank you Deputy Chief Phil Butta

Wednesday, April 2, 2014   On behalf of the Cedar Grove members, we thank Past Deputy Chief Phil Butta for his dedicated 20+ years of service as a Company & Chief Line Officer to the Cedar Grove Fire Company and The Centerville Fire District

Left to right 1st Lt. Tom Houlihan, Asst. Chief Jon Lowrey, Past Deputy Chief Phil Butta, Chief Randy Ricks, Captain Sean McKenna, 2nd Lt. Matt Mitchell

Left to right 1st Lt. Tom Houlihan,
      Asst. Chief Jon Lowrey, Past Deputy
      Chief Phil Butta, Chief Randy Ricks,
      Captain Sean McKenna, 2nd Lt. Matt


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