5/17/2008- The Hawthorne Fire Co. was dispatched on Saturday May 17, 2008 around 18:30 for a reported fire on the roof. Location of the alarm was at the Behavioral Health Center located at the Grasslands Reservation. Upon arrival, the engine crew was able to see smoke coming from the roof of the mechanical room. At this time mutal aid was dispatched for an additional ladder, engine and rescue from Valhalla FD, ladder from Thornwood FD, and an engine from Elmsford to stand by in Hawthorne Hq.
The engine crew was able to connect the apartment pack to the stand pipe system in the mechanical room stairwell and then strech the line to the roof. Once the line was stretched the crew was able to start opening the metal fascia and was able to knock the fire down. Upon the arrival of additional companies, the roof and other areas of the fascia were opened up to check for extension. Mechanical room and 3rd floor of building were checked for smoke and any possible extension of fire. Nothing was found.
All units were cleared from the scene about and hour and half later. Many thanks to the mutal aid companies that day.
Working House Fire 1/29/08 On Jan. 28. 2008 0630 hrs Hawthorne was dispatched to a reported fire in the area on 97 Atlantic Ave. Upon arrival of the Car 2191 reports working fire in a private dwelling. Upadte from 2191 states there is working kitchen fire, all occupants are out of the house, and reports of an animal still inside. First in engine layed in from the hydrant and stretched an attack line and knocked down the fire. A second crew checked for extension and the for the animal. Fire was contained to the dining room area which was the point of origin. Westchester Co. C&O Team called to the scene to determine origin and cause. Mutual aid was brought in from Valhalla for and engine and rescue(fast team), Thornwood Tower Ladder, Braircliff Cascade unit and Elmsford for standby in Hawthorne HQ. All units were cleared from the scene around 0700 hrs.
In early 2001 Hawthoren Fire Co. was dispatched for a working structure fire at 290 Linda Ave. Upon arrival of the first engine and Chief, they had heavy fire coming from the garage area of the house which had also extened into the first floor living area. An interior attack was made on the first floor, with a master stream into the garage area. Once the fire was knocked down crews were then able to re-enter the dwelling and check for hot spots and extension. Units on scene for @ 3 hrs.