Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Alright here we go again! Looks like we have set a date for Smoke on the Water 2013!! Its going to be August 24th! We are also going to be accepting entry forms starting April 1st! Last year we had 19 teams! Pretty respectable yes, but lets fill all 20 this year! The entry fee will still be $75.00 per team, also all of the paperwork is available under the downloads tab. Stay tuned to the site for future updates and news. Once again feel free to contact us with any questions!Nate Buckley firstname.lastname@example.orgSteve Dresser email@example.comBBQ Committee email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
At approximately 00:15 hrs on 11/28 The Hammondsport Fire Department was alerted to a brush fire with exposures. A shed and a mobile home trailer were nearby and were under threat of catching fire. 2102 was first on scene to report that the fire had definately spread into the mobile home. 2101 and car 21 were next to arrive and set up a plan of attack. Engine 24, PT14, and Rescue 7 brought a total of 21 volunteers to the scene. Upon Car 21 arrival a request was made for the additional tanker and rescue with manpower from Wayne Fire Department. The Crew from Engine24 led by Captain Nathan Buckley stretched a 200' 2" line to the structure and prepared to make entry while the other members set up water supply operations. Captain Buckley's crew finished the stretch to the front door of the home and were met with very heavy fire conditions. They quickly advanced their line and knocked down the bulk of the fire. Wayne arrived soon after and their crews assisted Hammondsport with the final extinquishment and overhaul. All units were on scene for about 2 hours.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
On 9/22/12 Hammondsport Volunteers were alerted to the reported structure fire on glenbrook road. 2102(Chris McConnell) was first on scene reporting a fully involved structure. The Decision for mutual aid was requested bringin companies from Bath, Pulteney, Prattsburgh, and Wayne. Hammondsports Ladder was the first truck to arrive and quickly went to work setting up large water ways due to the heavy volume of fire. A tanker shuttle was established to supply water. A total of 5 tankers were used to supply the large amount of water that was used to put this fire out. All units remained on scene for several hours for the difficult amount of overhaul that was encountered. Hammondsport would like to thank all of the mutual aid companies for their continued support and assistance.
Monday, August 27, 2012
We would like to give a gigantic Thank You to all of our Sponsors, attendees, and especially the Competitors! Without you the success of Smoke on The Water wouldn't have been possible. Thank You All!!! Now the moment you've all been waiting for. The results for this years competition are in. A complete write up of all of the results is available for download in the downloads section of the site. And now without further ado...The 2012 Smoke on The Water Overall ChampionWaneta Wine And Swine! Congratulations to you all! You earned it!And now for the Winners in the Meat, Sauce, Site, and Peoples Choice CategoriesChicken - 2 Guys Tryin'Ribs - Smokin' Valley BBQPork Butt - By way of a coin toss - Rub It Good BBQBrisket - Waneta Wine And SwineSauce - Rub It Good BBQBest Appearing - Also by way of coin toss - Back Alley BBQPeople's Choice - Waneta Wine And SwineOnce again Thank You to all of the Sponsors, Competitors and all of the folks in attendance! We thank you for making the second year of this competition a success! I would also like to personally thank each and everyone who worked so hard at putting this event on! You all worked so hard and I say Thank You! Nate Buckley Hammondsport Fire Dept.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
At approximately 11:48pm on 8/21/12 Hammondsport Fire was alerted for the full response mutual aid to Wayne for the structure fire. Wayne Chief 4501 was on the scene of a fully involved barn fire. Hammondsport responded with Engine 24, Truck 2, PT-14, and Rescue 7 and 23 volunteers. Units were on scene within minutes and quickly went to work. Engine 24 was put on side Charlie working a large pile of hay and the rear portion of the barn. Truck 2 was put in service in front of the barn and the Aerial waterway was established. A tanker shuttle was established for water supply with most of the trucks being filled from Waneta Lake. Other departments assisting Wayne were Penn Yan, Tyrone, Dundee, Bath, Pulteney, Bradford, and Savona. Units operated for 7+ hours. There were no injuries.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
On Thursday afternoon at 12:23pm Wayne and Hammondsport fire Departments were toned for a structure fire at 9086 Fleet road Town of Wayne. Hammondsports 2101 was on scene at 12:30:00, advising fire control he had smoke coming from the eaves of a single story double wide. Wayne's Engine-44 was on scene moments later with a crew of 4. Hammondsports Engine-24 arrived moments later with a crew of 6. A line was pulled from E-44 and went in the front door to attack the seat of the fire in a rear bathroom. Hammondsport pulled a 2nd line and staged at the front door with a RIT team. The fire was quickly located and was knocked down in the 1st 10 minutes of action. Wayne had 3 pieces of apparatus and 15 men on scene. Hammondsport had 4 pieces and 23 firefighters on scene. Damage was limited to the rear bathroom. there was no structural damage but some smoke and very little water damage due to the quick attack. Once again because of the many hours these 2 fire departments drill and work together it was a very successful operation. 3 dogs were rescued from the home ,and there were no injuries to those involved. Hammondsport Volunteer Ambulance stood by at the scene monitoring the firefighters and did supply some Oxygen to 1 of the dogs. Steuben Car 93 was on scene as the Deputy Co-coordinator. Car-92 and Car 90 assisted with the investigation which appears accidental at this time.
Monday, August 13, 2012
All right everyone it's coming down to the wire! We are up to 19 teams. One spot to fill, remember first come first serve. So if you want in do it now, and if you don't make it better try earlier next year. The competitors meeting went well, details for you competitors, and answers to some of your questions will be posted in the bbq competition tab! Want to give a Big Thank You to all of our sponsors, The Steuben County Veterans Memorial, Maloney's Pub, Champaigne Bar-B-Que, BBQ Bandits, Lakeside Restaurant, Mercury Aircraft, Top Dog Studios, Campbell Building Supply, LaMarche Funeral Home, Finger Lakes Beer Co., Heron Hill Winery, Sprague Insurance, and Mullen Factory Direct Flooring. Thanks to you all as well as our mini golf sponsors as well. Without your help this wouldn't be possible. Remember August 25th, Noon to 8 pm! Live Music from 1-4 and 5-8! Tastings every hour from 1:00pm til its gone! Supplies will be limited so get it while it's hot! Meals, Munchies, Beverages and other fare will also be available for purchase (No Coolers Please!) . Good food, Great entertainment, and a Smokin Good time here at the Hammondsport Fire Department!Thanks Again!
Thursday, July 26, 2012
On Thursday Hammondsport Firefighers were called to respond to the City of Elmira to assist with damage caused by a tornado. We responded with an Engine and Ladder truck along with 14 firefighters. After arriving at the staging area in the Weis Market parking lot we were soon given an assigment. Our job was to do a street by street assesment of damage done to property or to render assistance to any resident that may need it. Although we were not in the area most impacted by the storm we still saw many trees and downed wires. Many streets were still impassable due to trees and wires. After completeing this task we were given a 30 minute break. After our break we were given the task of evacuating the 10 story St. Joes apartment building. Since the electricity was out all residents would have to be brought down via the stairwell. Some of the residents were able to self evacuate, but many were either in wheelchairs or were going to need direct assistance down the stairs. After realizing we were going to need more manpower a call was made to staging to send 2 more units to assist us. While we were on the 6th floor we heard our help coming up the stairs. we were never so happy to see the help was our brothers to the north. It was the Penn Yan fire Dept. With the 2 departments working hand in hand we soon finished our task. At that time we were released with Elmira's heartfelt thanks and returned to Hammondsport at 12:45 am.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Barbecue season is getting close! Don't forget August 25th! Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Smoke on the Water! Great food and great entertainment everything is coming together! The entertainment this year is being sponsored by Maloney's Pub (Thank You!) We are up to 13 competitors now! Remember only the first 20 to register will be able to compete so get them in for a chance to walk away with bragging rights and $2000 in total Prizes that can be won, courtesy of the Steuben County Veterans Memorial (Thanks Folks!!)! We are currently looking for more sponsorship for the event. We have sponsor packages available. If you or anyone you know may want to be a sponsor or a vendor please contact Steve Dresser @ email@example.com, Nate Buckley @ firstname.lastname@example.org or The Committee @ email@example.com). Tastings this year are going to be formatted a little differently. We are going to try a central tasting area, tastings are going to cost $5 a ticket for 20 tastes. There is also talk of Fan Favorite category(Cool!)!! Also 20% of the proceeds from the tastings are going to be donated to the Town of Urbana Youth Summer Rec Program! This will also be posted in the BBQ Competition Link on the left with an update on confirmed teams. I think I've said enough. Oh Yeah! Competitors Meeting August 5th at 2 PM!!
Sunday, June 3, 2012
About every three months some local departments get together to train and compare notes on techniques and equipment. Recently the Wayne fire department hosted one of these drills at their department. The Hammondsport Fire Department and the Tyrone Fire Department got together at the Wayne Fire station to do just that. All Three Departments were given a car with a patient inside and were instructed to extricate that patient the way that their department would. Afterward The group would go to each car and the IC from that incident would explain how they handled their incident. Once everything was picked up members from all talked about some different types of equipment that they use and some ideas that they have to make what they do better.
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