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Chief Bischoff leading SSFD in a parade July 12, 1964
Chief Bischoff leading SSFD in a parade July 12, 1964

Passing of Ex-Chief Les Bischoff

Foreman Donald Wicks, April 29

Leslie E. Bischoff passed away on April 27, 2022, at his home in Cooperstown, NY.

Les joined the South Salem Fire Department after moving to Lewisboro from lower Westchester where he had been an active volunteer with the Hartsdale Fire Department.

Although generally a humble and reserved man, Les' tenure and accomplishments at SSFD were nothing short of exceptional. Upon joining the Department, one of Les' first contributions was discovering that the 1955 American LaFrance engine had a pump and run feature which was unknown to the other firefighters. Les was a loyal engine company member spending ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ice Rescue Demonstration on Lake Truesdale

2nd Assistant Chief, February 12

On Saturday, February 12th, the Department performed an ice rescue demonstration on Lake Truesdale for the Kids Community Club of Lewisboro. Although temperatures were mild, there was still enough ice on the lake to make for a great demonstration.

Firefighters began the demonstration by explaining how ice rescue can be both difficult and dangerous and that no ice is considered safe when it comes to rescuing a victim that has fallen through the ice.

Firefighters also reviewed and then demonstrated the three methods they use for ice rescue; reach, throw and go methods. The demonstration concluded ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Santa Run - Route Info

News Staff, December 17

The South Salem Fire Department along with the Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps is pleased to announce that we will once again be hosting a “Santa Run” this Sunday, December 19th. Fire Trucks and Ambulances will depart our firehouse at 1:30pm with Santa aboard one of our trucks. The route will wind its way through many of the roads of the South Salem Fire District which includes the hamlets of Cross River and Waccabuc.

Our hope is to lift the spirits of residents through this holiday season. We regret we are unable to provide arrival times, but just watch for the lights and listen for the ... (Full Story)


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Election Results

Fire District , December 15

Election Results

For Fire Commissioner for a 5 year term:

Andrew Llewellyn - 100 votes

Thomas Gossett - 146 votes... (Full Story)


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News Staff, November 23

On Saturday, December 4th, between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm, our firehouse will be an official Toys for Tots drop off location. Please consider donating a NEW and UNWRAPPED toy to help a child in need in the Westchester community this holiday season.... (Full Story & Photos)

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