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No Caption Tanker Shuttle Drill

Chief Mike Devito, July 27

For drill this past Monday, South Salem hosted a Battalion tanker shuttle drill. This training is essential as there are no fire hydrants in the South Salem Fire District or many of our neighboring districts. When there is a fire, all water comes from drafting out of preplanned water sources as well as mutual aid tankers.

Afterwards, everyone gathered for a BBQ. Thank you to our neighboring Departments for assisting us with this drill. And a special thanks to photographer Charlie Boyce from Tarrytown FD for providing us with some great photos of the drill.

Training is held every Monday at ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Annual Carnival & Parade Returns to South Salem

News Staff, June 23

We are excited to announce that our annual Carnival & Parade is back this year! We will be open on four consecutive evenings:

Wednesday, August 11th, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
*Parade kicks off at 7:00pm
Thursday, August 12th, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, August 13th, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, August 14th, 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Rides • Games • Food • Prizes

$25 wristbands per person for unlimited rides on the night purchased will be sold each night.
Raffle Drawing: Saturday, August 14th approximately 10:00pm as the Carnival closes.

1st prize - $1500
2nd prize - $1000
3rd prize - $500

Raffle tickets cost $5 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Head-On Collision on Route 35

Ex-Chief Avery Scott, June 15

Just before noon, South Salem firefighters were dispatched to a reported head-on motor vehicle accident on Route 35 at the intersection of Mark Mead Road. Chief DeVito, the first unit on location, confirmed the head-on collision and quickly requested an additional two ambulances to the scene. Rescue 21 arrived shortly after and firefighters assisted with patient care and vehicle stabilization. Once the most critical patients had been packaged, firefighters did a quick door removal to make it easier to remove the last patient. This was the first use of new EDraulic extrication tools recently ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Training with New Paratech Struts

1st Assistant Chief Nicholas DeLaurentis, June 15

On Monday evening, June 14th, firefighters gathered at headquarters to practice training with our newly acquired Paratech struts. With the use of a donated vehicle, firefighters used the struts to stabilize the simulated rolled over vehicle. Vehicle stabilization is an important job on a fire scene to both provide for the safety of firefighters working on extricating the patient and to also ensure no further harm is done to the patient.... (Full Story & Photos)

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News Staff, May 24

On Sunday, May 23rd, Members of the Department were honored to participate in a “RARE” Community Event at the Lewisboro Town Park to benefit the Salla Treatment and Research Foundation, focusing on children who suffer from Rare Childhood Genetic Disorders. Engine 167 was on hand showing off its drafting capabilities by means of a spectacular water display at the park pond. Rescue 21 was also on location giving out fire hats and fire prevention reminder stickers. Members showcased the new eDRAULIC Jaws of Life to hundreds of children throughout the afternoon. A special thanks to Jessica Klein-Foglia ... (Full Story & Photos)

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