For hours upon hours every year, local volunteer firefighters train for worst-case scenarios. They prepare for smoke-filled houses and out of control fires. They drill again and again how to handle each type of emergency call — hoping they won’t have to answer one anytime soon.
Nearly a year ago, on Jan. 29, 2015, that kind of worst-case scenario training was put to use. READ
For the first few years after Eagle Hose Company No. 4 was founded in October 1915, its members fought fires by pulling a two-wheeled cart with a hand-powered pump hose around the streets of Polish Town.
A fire that broke out at the former 84 Lumber building on West Main Street in Riverhead Wednesday afternoon is a “crime scene” and is being investigated as a possible arson, Riverhead police said. READ
Many members of the Riverhead Volunteer Fire Department will remember Bill Brooks for a lot of different reasons. Some will recall his sense of humor; others, his record-setting success in firefighter races or maybe his dream of becoming a country singer, regardless of musical talent.
But his fellow firefighters will share one thing in common: They will all remember him. READ
A small brush fire spotted by a hiker off County Road 51 in Northampton sent firefighters searching through the woods Wednesday afternoon to contain it, officials at the scene said. READ
Local fire districts have released proposed 2016 budgets, which are all set to be discussed at public hearings on Tuesday, Oct. 20. READ
Firefighters from at least four departments helped quell a house fire on Church Lane Friday afternoon. READ
A driver was extricated from his vehicle following a two-car crash Friday morning in Calverton, Riverhead Town police at the scene said.