Ex-Chief Shawn Madsen/ Photos by Ex-Chief William Walters, October 03
At 1:57 am Putnam 911 dispatched Lake Carmel Fire Dept for a reported vehicle fire located I84 east bound east of exit 18. While enroute the assignment was upgraded to a motor vehicle accident involving fire with the possibility of the vehicle being occupied. Lake Carmel FD ambulance and Putnam County Medic 4 was added to the response. Asst Chief Dave Churchill arrived on scene, assumed command and ... (Full Story & Photos)
On there monthly drill night the Lake Carmel Fire Department Explorer Post #2041 had an extrication drill. The instructions for the drill were mostly comprised of former explorers that have gone on to the fire department. The explorers were taught vehicle stabilization and how to use the jaws of life. ... (Full Story & Photos)
We were requested to I-84 in the median for a rollover accident. Upon arrival we found to subjects trapped in the vehicle with the vehicle on it's side. Using our Res-Q-Jacks the vehicle was stabilized. The front windshield removed and the patients were extricated out of the vehicle. ... (Full Story & Photos)
While we were picking up at the scene of a structure fire in Southeast we were dispatched for a MVA/rollover on I-84. We quickly collected our equipment together and responded to the MVA. Upon arrival we found a small passenger vehicle over the embankment with one occupant out and walking around. The driver refused medical treatment and the scene was turned over to the New York State Police.... (Full Story & Photos)
At around 4am Lake Carmel was requested under automatic mutual aid to Brewster Fire Department to the scene of a working structure fire. Upon our arrival we were assigned as the Fasteam. Our assignment was to watch over and assist any firefighters that may become lost or trapped in the fire. In short order the fire was brought under control and we assisted with searching the home for one of it's occupants ... (Full Story & Photos)
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