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.Type your paragraph here.
The Peekskill Volunteer Fire Department held a drill in co-operation with Crestwood Propane on the hazards of Propane
emergencies. The drill was conducted by Department member Howard Esterly and William Duda of Crestwood Propane.