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Mechanicstown Fire Department's 1st Annual Car and Bike Show

Posted by [email protected] on June 14, 2014 at 10:50 PM

The Mechanicstown Fire Department invites you to its first annual car, truck and bike show. Everybody is welcome.


If you have a car/truck/bike that you are proud of and want to show to the world this is the event for you.


Trophies will be awarded for the following categories:

1st, 2nd, 3rd place Modern Import (1980-present), Modern Domestic (1980-present), Antique/Classic (1979-older), Trucks/4x4's, and Bikes (import and domestic)

Also there will be categories for Best Interior, best paint, best audio, Peoples Choice, and best overall.


More categories may be added as as the event comes closer.


Please Join us for a day of food, music, fun and of course cars!


Pre registration is $10, Fill Out form and bring with you to gate.

Registration at the Gate $15


Feel free to invite friends to come as well.


This is a family friendly event. No burnouts, racing, alcohol, drugs, etc.

Registration Form:

11/4/13 Engine 25, Engine 22, Ladder 21, Automatic alarm with forcible entry.

Posted by [email protected] on November 5, 2013 at 11:40 PM

At approximately 23:30 hours on 11/4, the Mechanicstown Fire Department was dispatched to an automatic fire alarm sounding at a retail store in the Galleria Mall.

Within two minutes of the alarm, Engine 22 / Ladder 21 responded with full crews. Engine 25 responded shortly thereafter.

Upon arrival, L21 chauffeur set the truck up and laddered the building using the aerial device.

Truck company entered the building bound for the store with a keyholder 15 to 20 minutes away.

Truck company observed a light haze in the store and proceeded to the rear door to make entry.

Engine company made their way into the mall.

Engine 25 arrived and layed in from the hydrant to the FDC.

Ladder 21 arrived at the rear door, finding a conventional metal fire door protected by a biometric/keypad key in the knob lock.

21 Irons made entry for the truck crew using conventional methods, and a search commenced.

Engine company stood by at the front door awaiting the truck company.

Ladder 21 crews discovered that a construction fan had blown fine dust into a smoke head which had tripped the alarm and caused the HVAC system to circulate a dusty haze.

Alarm was reset, all crews exited the building.

Crews assisted E25 with the pickup of the 5inch hose used to lay in to the FDC.

Ladder 21, Engine 25, Engine 22 cleared, back in service.


Posted by John Young - Captain on August 16, 2013 at 10:20 AM

MECFD started friday morning no different than any other, at around 09:00hrs the first call came in for a AFA 24 Crystal Run Xing. Car 6 called inservice and had the command. While enroute the Dept was toned out for a second general alarm at the Galleria Mall. Car 1 had command of that assignment. Due to localized flooding across the area the MECFD would remain busy for the rest of the day, handling multiple pump outs, water rescues, MVA's, and general alarms. The Big House would eventually respond to a total of 18 calls for the day. During the 24 hour period 1 Engine Co., 1 Rescue Co, 1 Squad Co. and 2 Chief Officers were manning the district. 

Ladder Company 21, Engine Company 25, Automatic Alarm with Forcible Entry

Posted by [email protected] on May 3, 2013 at 12:50 AM

At approximately 2300 hours on May 2nd, MECFD was alerted for an automatic fire alarm sounding in a commercial building.

Ladder Company 21 responded with a full crew, Chaueffer, Officer, Irons, Can, and Roof.

Engine Company 25 responded shortly thereafter.

Car 5 assumed command.

Upon arrival, Ladder 21 crews observed a locked commercial sliding door with a commercial articulating deadbolt.

Orange County Dispatch advised command that a building keyholder had been contacted, and was 20 minutes away.

Ladder Company 21 made forcible entry to the front door by defeating the lock.

Interior search revealed no fire or hazardous conditions.

Interior team one also made forcible entry to an interior office door using a Hydra-Ram, while searching for threats to life and property.

Key holder arrived, units picked up and returned. 

4/27/2013 Dept 27 Weekly Work Detail

Posted by John Young - Captain on April 27, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Crews spent the mid morning and early afternoon doing weekly chores around the house. Washing and scrubbing apparatus truck bays and moping interior floors. Also weekly apparatus truck checks were completed, followed by a nice small family BBQ at headquarters.


Posted by John Young - Captain on April 27, 2013 at 5:05 PM

While Dept 5 was operating at 2nd Alarm fire, county dispatch requested one engine to standby Dept 5's headquarters. Engine 22 responded with a total of 4 under the command of Lt. A. Hicks Jr. Car 1 and Car 6 also responded on the assignment. Just as mecfd units were arriving at Dept 5's headquarters county dispatch requested the standby co. to respond to a AFA at Wallkill Golf Course. Car 1, 6, and Engine 22 responded crews arrived to nothing showing and investigated. After further investigation crews found no fire and alarm never activated from golf course, units went BIS and returned to standby. While enroute back to stand by, county dispatch sent the standby Co. on a second run to the area of Silver Lake Scotchtown Rd. for reported smoke behind the residence. Standby units responded and arrived on scene with no smoke showing and investigated. It was determined that smoke condition was coming from the 2nd Alarm fire two blocks away. Right after clearing the second incident county dispatch redirected Engine 22 to the scene of Dept 5's fire as per Command, due to a 3rd alarm assignment being sounded. Car 6 arrived first and contacted command, command requested Engine 22 to respond in off of Baldwin Hill to access the scene. Units went to work for about an hour doing overhaul on the first floor and extinguishing pockets of fires in the attic, once fire was knocked down and extinguished Engine 22 crew assited with picking up 1800' of 4" LDH. Once all LDH was picked up Engine 22 crew picked up and returned to 27's Headquarters. All MECFD units went BIS, Engine 22 , Car 1 and Car 6 operated in Dept 5's first due area for about 3hours total.

4/24/2013 Rescue 19 and Town of Wallkill EMS Perform Wilderness Extrication.

Posted by [email protected] on April 25, 2013 at 4:45 AM

On Wednesday morning, The Mechanicstown Fire Department responded to a reported ATV accident in the woods off Goshen Tpke.

Rescue 19 and Brush Unit 123 responded.

Car 6 "command" was first on the scene, along with TOWVAC. After locating the victim, it was determined that he would need to be carried out.

FF/EMT Zerilli assisted in patient stabilization with TOWVAC, and Car 6 coordinated the extrication using a stokes basket and ropes.

The extrication required carrying the patient approximately a half mile back to the road, and using ropes to overcome a 50-70 degree incline.

FF Burlingame, FF Zerilli, Car 6, Car 3, and TOWVAC carried the victim.

DC-1, FF Smith, and FF Turner utilized a rope system to defeat the incline.

Patient was moved to the ambulance, and taken to Orange Regional Medical Center aboard TOWVAC.

Rescue 19, Brush Unit 23, and Car 6 picked up and returned.

4/24/2013 Truck Company 21 First Due - Possible Structure Fire in a Nursing Home

Posted by [email protected] on April 25, 2013 at 4:40 AM

On Wednesday morning, the Mechanicstown Fire Department was dispatched to Rykowski Ln for an automatic fire alarm sounding.

While responding, units were advised that the caller was reporting a moderate smoke condition in the building.

Car 6 "command" arrived first, and found that the building had been evacuated.

Ladder Company 21 arrived shortly thereafter, and FF Zerilli made entry to investigate.

21 Truck found a smoke condition in the kitchen, secondary to burnt food on the stove, no fire.

Engine Company 22 arrived prepared to hit the hydrant.

Positive pressure ventilation was established, and oxygen dependent residents were permitted to reenter on the opposite wing of the facility.

Alarm reset, units picked up and returned.

4/22/2013 Engine Company 25 Runs First Due - Possible Structure Fire, SLFD

Posted by John Young - Captain on April 24, 2013 at 9:40 AM

On Monday afternoon, Mechanicstown Engine Company 25 responded, first due, to a reported structure fire in the Crestwood Apartments, Silver Lake Fire District.

Car 6 "operations" arrived first with light smoke showing on the first floor, two story wood frame, garden style apartment complex.

Car 1 arrived shortly thereafter, assumed command.

Engine 125 responded with 4 interior, under command of LT T. Hicks.

Upon arrival, 125 picked up a hydrant, crews began stretching an 1 3/4 inch handline.

Operations confirmed smoke originating from burnt food on the stove, fire was out.

Positive pressure ventilation was established.

Crews check the floor above, negative findings.

Units picked up and returned.


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