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Smoke Detectors Save Family from Basement Fire

Chief of Department Dean Pappas, November 20

At about 6 a.m. the morning of 11/20/15, following a night of storms and power outages, The Katonah Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a residential fire alarm on Croton Lake Road. Cars 2211 and 2213 arrived at about the same time, and 2213 went to the house to investigate. Upon entering the house, he reported smoke in the structure, and a few seconds later, confirmed with the family that ... (Full Story & Photos)

First BBQ Night a Big Success

November 16

On Saturday, November 14, hundreds of people showed up to Katonah Fire Department's first ever BBQ night. Hungry residents were able to eat pulled pork, brisket, chicken, macaroni and cheese, baked beans and hot dogs, cole slaw and cornbread. After eating, our guests were able to come down and look at our fire equipment on the apparatus floor. All in all, it was a great evening. Katonah Fire Department ... (Full Story & Photos)

Large Brush Fire Brings in Multiple Mutual Aide Departments

Chief of Department Dean Pappas, November 10

A large brush fire in back of a residence on Cedar Road Monday afternoon posed challenges for Katonah FD and the numerous mutual aid fire units who provided valuable assistance. A National Guard helicopter initially spotted heavy smoke in the Cedar Road/Route 22 area around 3:15 p.m. After a fairly lengthy search, the fire was located behind 10 Cedar Road. Covering several acres, the brush fire extended ... (Full Story & Photos)

Training Tower Drill Focuses on Rescue; Fire Suppression

KFD Web Staff, November 02

On Monday, November 2, Katonah Fire Department members participated in a training scenario where two victims were on the third floor of the training tower, the tower was filled with smoke, and crews had to advance their way up to the third floor. In each scenario, a rescue crew and a hose line crew were assigned to gain entry via a forced entry simulator, enter the smoke-filled tower on the first ... (Full Story & Photos)

Ex-Chief Paul Bauer, recipient of the Michael J. Vuotto Award, with Board of Fire Commissioners Chairman Henry Bergson
and Chief Dean Pappas. Photo by Gabe Palacio
Ex-Chief Paul Bauer, recipient of the Michael J. Vuotto Award, with Board of Fire Commissioners Chairman Henry Bergson and Chief Dean Pappas. Photo by Gabe Palacio

Katonah Fire Department 2015 Inspection Dinner

October 23

Over 130 people attended Katonah Fire Department's Annual Inspection held Friday, October 23 at KFD Headquarters. The inspection allows neighboring fire departments and town officials to walk through the firehouse and look at the firehouse and apparatus. Additionally, the guests inspect a lineup of fire department members. A dinner follows the inspection.

This year, for the first time, the Westchester ... (Full Story & Photos)


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