Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Hammondsport Fire was alerted for a full response to Wayne for a fully involved structure fire. Hammondsport Volunteers responded with E24, PT14, R7, Car21, 2101, and 18 volunteers. Once on scene the crew from E24 went to work inside with two handlines while the remaining members from R7 opened up the roof and placed ladders on all sides of the structure. The fire was out within an hour and members were on scene for approximately 2 hours total. Wayne Fire was assisted at the scene by Hammondsport, Tyrone, And Dundee. Units From Bath were called to cover the Wayne and Pulteney Units were called to cover Hammondsport. There were no injuries reported.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Hammondsport Volunteers were called out for mutual aid to the bath fire department for a structure fire at approximately 0230 hours on march 17th. Rescue 7, Car 21, Car 2101 and Car 2102 responded with 8 volunteers. Members were put to work assisting with overhaul upon arrival. The Bath Fire Department was assisted by the Bath VA, and Hammondsport Fire Departments, with the Kanona Fire Department covering the standby/fill in assignment at the bath station. Hammonsport units operated for approximately 1 hour before returning in service.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
At approximately 19:00 hours Hammondsport was alerted for the reported structure fire on Liberty Street in the village of Hammondsport. 2101 was the first on scene to report a small fire in an abandoned stone building. Hammondsport Volunteers responded with Engine 24, Truck 2, Rescue 7 and 2102. The Fire was quickly extinguished. Due to the fact that the building was abandoned the Steuben County Fire Investigation team was called in to assist with a cause. Units were back in service within an hour.
Upon returning From the structure fire Hammondsport was alerted for a car fire within minutes of returning to service from the first call. 2101, 2102 and Engine24 responded and made quick work of the minor fire.
Approximately an hour after the car fire the volunteers were alerted to a traffic hazard on Bootjack Road in the town of urbana. 2101 and Brush 12 responded and cleared the roadway and returned to service in appoximately 20 minutes.
The following morning Units were alerted to an auto alarm on Brundage Road in the town of urbana. Units Responded and were Recalled by car 21.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
We have recently updated the website to make things a little bit easier for our members and the public. In the next couple of weeks we will have a download page available for people to be able to get information about fire safety, and for our members to be able to access training materials and department information. we also have a guestbook that visitors can sign and leave comments. Please feel free to tell us what you think of the website!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The Volunteers were called out this morning to a reported car rollover on the resevoir road in the town of urbana. Car 21, 2101 and rescue 7 responded. 2101 arrived on scene and found the driver of the vehicle sitting in a passerby vehicle and confirmed that there were no other occupants. The Volunteers were on scene appoximately 30 minutes before returning to service.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The Hammondsport volunteers and the career firefighters from the bath veterans administration got together on a sunday morning to go over some ice/cold water rescue training. both departments suited up and headed into the water to run some scenarios. The outside temparature was only around 16 degrees, which made the training very real. The Hammondsport fire department takes pride in the fact that we work very well with the surrounding fire companies and share training as much as possible. We are all here to do the same job and keeping everyone together with information sharing and tactics is great way to be sure that if there is ever a need for mutual aid, things will run as smoothly as possible.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Hammondsport volunteers responded to Prattsburgh at approx. 1400 hrs. for a commercial building fire. Rescue 7, Truck 2, Car 21, 2101, and 2102 responded with 12 members and went to work. units remained on scene untill approximately 1800 hrs. No injuries were reported.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The Dangers of Ice and Cold Water
· Here on Keuka lake ice and cold water safety is an important issue each winter when too many residents are injured from exposure to cold water. Skaters and ice fishermen fall through the ice; boaters and canoeists overturn their crafts. Unleashed pets run onto the ice and people chase after them. The Hammonsport Fire Department would like to make some information available to help keep you safe around the water.
Cold Water Dangers
· Cold water is any water below 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
· Cold water robs the body of heat 25-30 times faster than air.
· Safety experts estimate that half of all drowning victims die from the fatal effects of hypothermia, not from water in the lungs.
What is Hypothermia?
Hypothermia is severe lowering of the body’s internal temperature. This occurs when the body loses more heat that it can produce, which as a result, prevents the heart and lungs from functioning properly. Hypothermia is caused when the body is exposed to cold, chilling winds or by getting wet. Hypothermia can happen on land or in water and progresses quickly.
Symptoms of Hypothermia:
· Absentmindedness or confusion
· Lack of coordination and weakness
· Difficulty speaking or slurred speech
· Uncontrollable shivering
· Semi-consciousness or unconsciousness
To Prevent Hypothermia:
· Wear layers of warm clothing.
· Protect your head and hands from the elements by wearing winter hats and gloves/mittens.
· Keep as dry as possible.
· Always wear a personal floatation device (PFD) when around cold water.
· Carry matches in a waterproof container.
How to Help Someone with Hypothermia:
· First call for medical help immediately!
· If the situation is safe for you to do so, remove the person from the cold water or cold air.
· Remove wet clothing.
· Keep the victim as dry as possible.
· Wrap the victim in blankets or in a sleeping bag.
· Build a fire to warm the victim.
· Give the victim warm fluids to drink (no alcohol or caffeinated drinks).
· Seat the victim in a warm shower or warm bath with the arms and legs of the victim out of the water. This allows the core of the body to warm first.
How thick is "safe" ice?
· Ice on moving water in rivers, streams and brooks is never safe. The thickness of ice on ponds and lakes depends upon water currents or springs, depth and natural objects such as tree stumps or rocks. Daily changes in temperature cause the ice to expand and contract, which affects its strength. Because of these factors, no one can declare the ice to be absolutely “safe”.
· Never go onto the ice alone. A friend may be able to rescue you or go for help if you fall through the ice.
· Always keep your pets on a leash. If a pet falls through the ice do not attempt to rescue your pet, go for help.
· New ice is usually stronger than old ice. As the ice ages, the bond between the crystals decays, making it weaker, even if melting has not occurred.
· Beware of ice covered with snow. Snow can insulate ice and keep it strong, but can also insulate it to keep it from freezing. Snow can also hide cracks, weaken and open ice.
· Slush is a danger sign, indicating that ice is no longer freezing from the bottom and can be weak or deteriorating.
· Ice formed over flowing water (rivers or lakes containing a large number of springs) is generally 15% weaker.
· Ice seldom freezes or thaws at a uniform rate. It can be one foot thick in one spot and be only one inch thick 10 feet away.
What To Do If Someone Falls Through Ice ---------------------------------------------------------- Call 911 imediately!
· Reach-Throw-Go. If a companion falls through the ice and you are unable to reach that person from shore, throw them something (rope, jumper cables, tree branch, etc.). If this does not work, go for help before you also become a victim. Get medical assistance for the victim immediately.
· If you fall in, try not to panic. Turn toward the direction you came from. Place your hands and arms on the unbroken surface, working forward by kicking your feet. Once out, remain lying on the ice (do not stand) and roll away from the hole. Crawl back to your tracks, keeping your weight distributed until you return to solid ice
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
With the oncoming winter weather we would like to remind everyone to pay attention to local forcasts and be prepared for slippery road conditions. this is the time of year that we respond to alot of traffic accidents due to weather. Everyone should take extra caution and extra time if they must drive in inclimate weather. stay safe everyone and have a happy holiday!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The Hammondsport Fire Department responded to the reported MVA on Mitchelsville Road at Approx. 1500 hours on 11/17/10. Chief on scene reported a 2 car mva with no entrapment. The volunteers were on scene approximately 1 hour to handle traffic and Help the ambulance with the patients.
Site designed and maintained by