The election for Commissioner of New Hamburg Fire District will be held December 9th from the hours of 6PM and 9PM at New Hamburg Fire Headquarters, 15 Channingville Road.
Just before 5:30PM Saturday afternoon, New Hamburg FD responded along with Arlington Fire District to a report of a motor vehicle accident with entrapment on the border the two departments share on Route 9. Arriving units found four vehicles involved with at least five people injured. Crews from NHFD and AFD worked together to free one victim using hydraulic rescue tools and treat the other injuries. Another person narrowly escaped serious injury when a sign flew almost fifty feet as a result of the collision. Arlington FD and Mobile Life Support ambulances transported patients to local hospitals.
Around 5:00AM on April 16th, New Hamburg was dispatched mutual aid to Wappingers Falls Fire Department for a fire in a shopping plaza. NHFD Engine 53-11 forced a rear door and stretched an attack line while Tower Ladder 53-45 stoodby at the scene with additional manpower. Firefighters from WFFD, Hughsonville FD and New Hamburg operated for approximately three hours to extinguish the fire, under command of Wappingers Falls Fire Chief Jason Enson.
On the evening of March 24th, New Hamburg Fire District was dispatched to a report of a boat on fire in a marina. On arrival, Chief Joseph Moore found four dry docked sailboats fully involved threatening other boats. Firefighters from New Hamburg and Hughsonville FD operated for approximately three hours, using multiple handlines and the tower ladder to extinguish the fire. Wappingers Falls Fire Department and Arlington Fire District provided standby coverage.
Around 2:00AM on January 29th, New Hamburg was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident. On arrival, 53-1 found a vehicle that sustained heavy damage with a driver ejected from the vehicle. The victim was rushed to a local hospital by Mobile Life Support Services while NHFD remained on scene to assist Town of Poughkeepsie Police.
New Hamburg firefighters along with mutual aid companies battled freezing temperatures and frozen hydrants to make quick work of New Hamburg's first structure fire of 2014.
At approximately 11:15pm, the New Hamburg Fire District was dispatched to a structure fire on Stephanie Lane in the Town of Poughkeepsie. First arriving units found fire in the attic of a one story wood frame residence and requested one engine each from Wappingers and Arlington along with Village of Fishkill as FAST. The fire was knocked down and placed under control in approximately 25 minutes. Units operating: 53-11, 13, 45, 52. Arlington FD 32-13, Fishkill FD 42-12, Wappingers FD 68-12. Standby coverage provided by Wappingers FD, New Hackensack FD and Arlington FD.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL ELECTION OF NEW HAMBURG FIRE DISTRICT
DECEMBER 10, 2013
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Annual Election of the New Hamburg Fire District will take place on December 10, 2013 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the New Hamburg Fire Station 1, 15 Channingville Road, Wappingers Falls, New York, Town of Poughkeepsie, New York 12590, for the purpose of:
1.) Electing one Commissioner for a 5-year term commencing on January 1st, 2014 and ending on December 31st, 2018.
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At approximately 1:30 am Wednesday on November 13, 2013 the New Hamburg Fire District was dispatched to a chimney fire with possible extension at 9 Donny Drive in the Town of Poughkeepsie. The first unit was on scene within 4 minutes of dispatch and found heavy smoke coming from the roof. With on scene assistance from Hughsonville Fire Department, The Village of Wappingers Falls Fire Department, and Mobile Life Support the fire was under control within 25 minutes of arrival and was contained to the second floor of the residence. Approximately 30 firefighters worked at the scene through the night. All occupants were awakened by smoke detectors and escaped prior to fire department arrival. Standby coverage was provided by Arlington Fire Department and New Hackensack Fire Department. All units were placed back in service at approximately 4:30am. The fire was found to be caused by heating equipment in the residence. The New Hamburg Fire District recommends all homeowners have their heating equipment inspected and serviced annually.
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