The Firehouse is now back open.

On April 9th The Peekskill Volunteer Fire Department held our Annual Medal Ceremony. Members were awarded attendance awards and three Unit Citations were given out and one Valor Award.

2019 Attendance Awards                                                Spins on the Hudson Unit Citation September 20, 2019

Deputy Chief John Pappas 384 Calls                               Deputy Chief John Pappas

1st Ass. Chief Mike Sniffen 381 Calls                             Captain James Sniffen                 

2nd Asst Chief John Kelly 289 Calls                                Lieutenant Carlos Castillo

Chief John Rose 284 Calls                                                Firefighter Mauro Duran

Lt. Dan Langworthy 225 Calls                                          Firefighter Ricardo Suarez

Firefighter Don Ettinger 221 Calls                                    Firefighter Dom Perruccio

FP Lt. Paul Parker 216 Calls                                             Firefighter Pat Matwijec

Captain James Sniffen 211 Calls                                       Firefighter Barbara Matwijec

Firefighter Dom Perruccio 203 Calls                                Firefighter Rayshaun Williams

FP Capt. Tom Walker 192 Calls                                       Blue Mtn  Mud Rescue Unit Citation January 16, 2020

Firefighter Pat Matiwijec 190 Calls                                 Deputy Chief John Pappas

Cant. Steve Roberts 157 Calls                                         Deputy Chief Robert Boddie 

FP Barbara Matwijec 155 Calls                                       Captain James Sniffen

Lt. Carlos Castillo 150 Calls                                            Firefighter Dom Perruccio

Firefighter James Sandoval 138 Calls                              Firefighter James Sandoval

Firefighter Ricardo Suarez 116 Calls                               Firefighter Debbie Sniffen

Firefighter Carlos Bacolima 85 Calls                              

Firefighter Creighton Macpherson 80 Calls                    

Washington Street Fire October 6, 2018

 Captain James Sniffen Valor Award

Deputy Chief John Pappas Unit Citation               

May Dates to Remember ​

​May 4 Monthly Meeting Centennial Hose and Cortlandt H&L

May 5 Monthly Meeting Columbian Engine and Peekskill Fire Patrol

May 5 Webinar Training 19:00

​May 6 Monthly Meeting Centennial Hose and Cortlandt H&L

May 7 Fire Police Meeting

May 12 Association Meeting 19:30 

May 12 Webinar Training 19:00

May 19 Webinar Training 19:00

May 26 Webinar Training 19:00

TBA Department Drill 

May 27 Officers Meeting/ Trustees Meeting 




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Recently Deceased Members 2020

​James Ferris Cortlandt Hook & Ladder

​Robert Merando Peekskill Fire Patrol

​Edward Conklin Peekskill Fire Patrol

​Steven Weigel  Cortlandt Hook & Ladder

​Donald “Lefty” Williams Cortlandt Hook & Ladder

​Edward A. Khuns Jr  Cortlandt Hook & Ladder

Melvin Henning Columbian Engine Co. No. 1

​Jack McIntyre Columbian Engine Co.No. 1

​Joseph DeBiase Columbian Engine Co. No. 1
​Nicholas LaSorsa Columbian Engine Co.No. 1

​Richard “Ricky” Cooper Columbian Engine Co. No. 1

Peekskill Fire Rescue

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