Fourth-grader Jenifer Ponce sat with classmates at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School in October, listening as members of the Riverhead Fire Department taught them how to handle an emergency call.
Bill Sanok, the department’s public information officer, shared the story of a young girl whose 911 call helped save a life two years ago, when a fire broke out in a first-floor apartment on Middle Road in Riverhead.
Richard Ligon, a groundbreaking firefighter who was a 40-year veteran of the Riverhead Fire Department, died Monday. He was 77.
Approximately 40 Riverhead firefighters, armed with three brush trucks, knocked down a quick spreading brush fire located behind a home on Edwards Avenue in Baiting Hollow Saturday afternoon.
More than 12,000 gallons of water was used to extinguish a brush fire Wednesday afternoon near the train tracks off Mill Road in Riverhead, authorities at the scene said.
A man was taken to the hospital Friday after his car rolled over on Nugent Drive in Riverside, authorities at the scene said.
The crash was reported shortly after 4 p.m. and the victim was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment, Southampton police said.
Marlando Williams was just settling in upstairs at his home when he heard a loud bang from the garage Friday afternoon.
At first, he and his wife, Sandra, were confused about what caused the noise until he ran downstairs and opened the garage door. Inside was a wall of black smoke obscuring a flickering fire. READ
A home on Alfred Avenue in Calverton caught fire Friday shortly after 3:30 p.m., authorities at the scene said.
The driver of a Honda SUV narrowly escaped serious injuries after the guardrail sliced through the front of a vehicle following an accident on Route 51 in Riverside Saturday afternoon.