Bedford Hills Fire Department invited Katonah Fire Department to join them in training at the Class A Burn Building at the County Training Center in Valhalla. Engine 116, and cars 2211 and 2213 accompanied BHFD's 2031, 2032, 2033, Engine 199 and Tower Ladder 57 down to the center on Saturday morning. Unlike the county's propane burn building, the Class A Burn Building utilizes wooden pallets and straw ... (Full Story & Photos)
While on a 30 day temporary assignment to Kenya with the United Nations Support Office for AMISOM’s peacekeeping mission, KFD’s Tanker Company Lieutenant Joe Lombardo took time last weekend to head out to the Nairobi County Fire Services Head Office to meet the firefighters and learn about their equipment and practices.
KFD members held a water rescue drill at the Katonah Pool Saturday morning. Members practiced the "reach, throw, row, go" approach to water rescue, and used the department's wet suits to practice rescue techniques. Additionally, a demonstration was given to show how a firefighter in full turnout gear and SCBA can breathe underwater if he or she were to fall into the water while wearing the gear. The ... (Full Story & Photos)
KFD was lucky enough to receive an old Land Rover which was donated to us by a member of the community. Over multiple Mondays we used this car for both extrication and car fire training. The first night was a simulation of a multiple patient rollover with people trapped both in the car and under it. Members practiced stabilizing the vehicle, lifting it with airbags and then cutting the car away to ... (Full Story & Photos)
At about 6 p.m. on Monday, July 13, Katonah Fire Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Jay Street. Upon arrival, Car 2211 reported a car had veered off Jay Street and had gone down a narrow driveway at 205 Jay Street, sheering the bark off one tree and hitting a second tree head on. Rescue 17, Engine 115 and MA-15 responded, along with Cars 2212 and 2213. KFD crew assisted with ... (Full Story & Photos)
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