At 18:59 on May 15, 2015 the Peekskill Volunteer Fire Department was reported to a reported kitchen fire at 857 Constant Avenue. Upon arrival we found heavy smoke and fire in the structure. Two 1 3/4" lines were stretched into the structure and a 5" supply line was established. A roof team was sent to the roof to perform ventilation. About 30 members responded and the fire was under control in about 30 minutes. Mutual Aid was requested from the Lake Mohegan Fire Department for their FAST team and the Buchanan Fire Department for their cascade. While still on the scene the Department was dispatched to an open burn on Simpson Place. As a side note the fire was in the former residence of Deceased member Sam Oitice who perished in the attacks of 911 while operating with Ladder 4 of the FDNY.



April 14, 2015. At 3:59 the Peekskill Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 652 Belden Street. Upon arrival smoke was showing from the 2nd floor of the structure. In order to reach the fire the Department had to hand stretch 550 feet of hose up a long driveway. Because of the location of the structure it was impossible to get an apparatus close to the scene. An additional 500 Feet of 5 inch hose had to be stretched to Engine 131 for a supply line. Approximately 40 members fought the blaze with the Lake Mohegan FD FAST team standing by. Two residents were still in the structure and were led to safety by Captain Mike Sniffen. No civilians were injured although two cats were found dead inside. One Peekskill Career Firefighter suffered a knee injure during the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the City of Peekskill Police and the Westchester County Cause and Origin team.

April 17, 2015- at 9:05 this morning the Peekskill Fire Department responded to a reported chemical spill with one person exposed at 212 RHINGGOLD Street, the Peekskill Middle School . Upon arrival we found a chemical tanker truck that was delivering HYPOCHLORITE SOLUTIONS to the school had encounter an incident where a pipe ha burst spewing the solution into the air. After the air pressure in the line decreased, the leak continued spilling approximately 50 gallons of product onto the ground and into the City's storm drain. The Peekskill VAC was called for the truck operator who was covered in product. Because of the proximity of the spill to the HVAC intakes to the school, the school was evacuated and students sent to the Peekskill High School. 19 students and staff were transported to Hudson Valley Hospital with headaches and nausea. Peekskill Fire had Engine 131, Engine 133 and Rescue 134 at the scene. The department washed down the area and flushed out the swear system. Westchester County Haz Mat and Health Department along with NYS Spill Responce were on location.

A plan for the new central Firehouse has bee agreed upon by all parties involved. The building will be built on the Main and Broad Street site. It will no longer extend down Main Street. The building will be about 30,000 square feet and will contain all the areas that are essential to the performance of the Department. As plans become available they will be posted.

Peekskill Fire Rescue

Westchester County                       Department 234

6 2014 Calls 690

2015 Calls






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​Deceased Members MAY 2015

December Dates to Remember

Dec. 1 Monthly Meeting Cortlandt H&L and Centennial Hose

Dec 2 Monthly Meeting Columbian Engine and Peekskill Fire Patrol

Dec. 3 Monthly Meeting Columbian Hose and Washington Engine

Dec. 4 Annual Department Elections 

​Dec. 9 Association Meeting

Dec. 16  Officers Meeting 

​Dec. 16  Trustees Meeting​ 

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