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Sloatsburg Fire Department responds to car carrier fire on the NYS Thruway Friday evening

Posted on 18 December 2016 by Editor

The hazards of local firefighting along the New York Thruway were on display this past Friday, December 16, when the Sloatsburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a car carrier fire.


A car carrier caught fire on the New York Thruway near the Sloatsburg Travel Plaza on Friday evening, December 16. The Sloatsburg and Hillburn Fire Departments responded.

A car carrier caught fire near the Travel Plaza Friday and was ablaze when the Sloatsburg Fire Department responded at approximately 8:36 p.m. and kicked into action by flowing water. But the nature of the blaze, which included rubber from tires, needed the expertise of the Hillburn Fire Department‘s fire fighting foam.

The SFD is one of the many fire departments contracted by the New York State to respond to Thruway incidents, wth the SFD responsible for specific mile markers that includes the Sloatsburg Travel Plaza. A majority of the SFD’s calls are for NYS Thruway incidents, which often can be the most unpredictable and hazardous due to volume and type of traffic traveling the Thruway.


Sloatsburg, NYS Thruway N/B at the Sloatsburg rest stop. Sloatsburg FD for a car carrier on fire. Video courtesy Joe Russo.

 

 

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Sloatsburg welcomes a new ladder truck which marks part of an extensive investment by the Village in the Fire Department

Posted on 12 December 2016 by Editor

Member of the Sloatsburg Volunteer Fire Department greet Sloatsburg's new 78' Aerial Ladder Truck, which was delivered to the Village at the beginning of December 2016.

Members of the Sloatsburg Volunteer Fire Department greet Sloatsburg’s new 78′ Aerial Ladder Truck, which was delivered to the Village at the beginning of December 2016.

The sky was still lit up with colorful clouds on the recent Friday evening that Sloatsburg’s new 78′ Aerial Ladder Truck arrived in the village Municipal Lot. Word of mouth spread as members of the Sloatsburg Fire Department made their way over to Village Hall to take a look at the department’s first ever ladder truck.

The 78′ Ladder Truck, along with an on-order new rescue/pumper truck, will allow the department to meet nearly all of its firefighting needs – for now and into the future. Continue Reading

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Longtime Sloatsburg Resident And WWII Navy Veteran Alexander Massaro Dies

Posted on 11 July 2016 by Editor

These days, those people still alive who fought in WWII is shrinking. According to U.S. Veterans Administration estimates, in the next 15 years the country will lose nearly all of its 16 million WWII veterans — many of whom are already some 80 years and older. Continue Reading

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Hillburn power substation engulfed in flames Friday evening

Posted on 25 June 2016 by Editor

Friday evening, June 24, fire that broke out at an Orange & Rockland power substation in Hillburn, NY.

Friday evening, June 24, fire that broke out at an Orange & Rockland power substation in Hillburn, NY.

Many people along the Route 17 corridor in Western Ramapo saw a smoky sunset Friday evening, a plume of black and gray rising out of Torne Valley in Hillburn, NY, and stretching across the hilly horizon. Continue Reading

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Village Gathers For Annual Sloatsburg Memorial Day Parade

Posted on 30 May 2016 by Editor

Members of the Sloatsburg Volunteer Fire Department lead the 2016 Memorial Day Parade. The SFD held its first meeting on November 27, 1923, at the Henry Club which still stands.

Members of the Sloatsburg Volunteer Fire Department lead the 2016 Memorial Day Parade. The SFD held its first official meeting on November 27, 1923, at the Henry Club which still stands on Route 17 and was once a thriving community gathering place for dances and other entertainment.

While other village Memorial Day celebrations and parades across the Hudson Valley were cancelled due to early morning threatening weather, Sloatsburg carried on with its scheduled program — to the delight of many. Continue Reading

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When The Old Mill Burned

Posted on 15 March 2015 by Editor

The shadows of people watching the Old Mill fire light up the sky in Sloatsburg back in March of 1955.

Shadows of people outlined by the intense flames of the Old Mill fire light up the sky in Sloatsburg back in March of 1955.

The flames lit up the sky back on that windy March night in 1955. Winds blew along the natural canyon created by the Ramapo River and railroad tracks, much like the recent high winds of our own seasonal warming weather, and fed a fire that raced through what was then the Ramapo Piece Dye Works that housed the Schwartz Yarn Co. in Sloatsburg, NY, causing a conflagration visible from miles away. Continue Reading

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Creamer Backhoe And SUV Collide Along Rt. 17 In Sloatsburg

Posted on 12 December 2014 by Editor

Creamer construction vehicles along Rt. 17 in north Sloatsburg to the Tuxedo line, maneuvering big metals bodies in and around traffic lately. The subcontractor is busy installing an upgraded United Water New York water line along the corridor, from near Post Road in Sloatsburg to Tuxedo Manor Apartments. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg Marks Its 85th Year As A Ramapo Village

Posted on 03 October 2014 by Editor

Sloatsburg old main drag -- along Rt. 17 in 1929. The village celebrates 85 years as an official village in the Town of Ramapo.

Sloatsburg’s old main drag — along Rt. 17 in 1929. 2014 marks the village’s 85th year as an official village in the Town of Ramapo.

Back 85 years ago yesterday, October 2, 1929, Sloatsburg residents voted to become the 4th village in the Town of Ramapo. At that time, Sloatsburg’s population was approximately 1600 total residents, said Sloatsburg Mayor Carl Wright. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg Fire Department Awarded FEMA Grant

Posted on 02 September 2014 by Editor

The Sloatsburg Fire Department’s recent colorful mid-August Classic Car Show featured a special guest bearing a great gift.

SFDtruckRockland U.S. Congresswoman Nita Lowey made an appearance at the car show and gathered firefighters together, including Village Trustee Peter Akey, to announce that Sloatsburg’s volunteer fire department was the recipient of a 2013 FEMA Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) for radio equipment. Continue Reading

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Classic Car Show Comes To Sloatsburg Community Fields

Posted on 15 August 2014 by Editor

The Sloatsburg Fire Department will help see off the summer season Saturday with plenty of sunshine and a Classic Car Show all day at the village Community Fields. Continue Reading

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