Late Monday Night May 9, 2016 2335 hrs Verplanck FD was requested to a residence on 5th Street cross of Broadway and Westchester Ave for a reported Fence on Fire. Chief J OBrien-2491 on scene after Dispatch along with Captain P O'Brien-2494. Chief J O'Brien confirmed the working fence fire in the rear yard to responding units while Captain P OBrien deployed a Fire extinguisher to knock down the fire. Engine 128 responded from Broadway side of 5th Street hitting the hydrant and laying in, while Engine 126 responded from Westchester Ave side of 5th Street standing by the back up hydrant on the corner. 1 (1 3/4") line was stretched to knock down the remaining fire and hot spots (logs and wood) that was stacked up behind the fencing and hand tools were used to pull apart the charred fence. The fence also had live electrical running along it for lights and plugs and power was shut down at the breaker. A BBQ Grill was also near by the fence line. Fire is currently under investigation by the Chief Officer.
Engine 128 - Driver Lt Hayes, Officer Seat Lt Rosario and FF Marino
Engine 126 - Driver Ex Chief Schembari, Officer Seat Lt Delaney
On Scene- Chief J OBrien-2491, Asst Chief Ruh -2492, Asst Chief T O'Brien - 2493, Captain P OBrien- 2494
EX Chief Karalak, EX Chief Daley,
FF Eichler, FF Dyckman, FF JG O'Brien, FF JM O'Brien
Great Job goes out to all the volunteers who came out and preformed an amazing job at both incidents. Click Here to see the page "Whats Happening? 2016", for all of 2016 calls and reviews.