On Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 11am to 3pm, Liverpool Fire Department will be holding their annual RecruitNY event. We are going to be at locations throughout the community to answer any questions that you may have about joining Liverpool Fire Dept. We are looking for members of all ages, starting at 14 years old for our Explorer Program. If you are interested, come meet us at Liverpool Plaza, Onondaga Lake Park, or at Grenadier Village Apts.
On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 16th, units from Liverpool, Moyers Corners, Mattydale, and North Syracuse were dispatched to the 300 block of Chestnut Heights Drive, in Station 2’s first due, for a reported house fire. Shortly after dispatch a County Emergency Management car arrived onscene, reporting light smoke showing. Liverpool Engine 2 arrived simultaneously with Mattydale Quint 3, bringing in nearby hydrant and stretching a line into the house, while Mattydale’s Quint assumed first-due truck company responsibilities. Cars 1 [Chief Loucks] and 3 [A/C LaFaver] arrived, reporting a fire in an upstairs bedroom. Units found a small fire in an upstairs bedroom that had been partially extinguished by the resident, and finished extinguishing the fire, which had extended to the outside of the house. After overhauling and checking for extension, all units returned in service after approximately 1 hour. Units onscene included Liverpool Engines 1, 2, 3, Rescue 1, and Squad 2.
During the morning rush hour Liverpool Stations 1 and 3 were dispatched for a vehicle fire on Route 57, in front of Station 1. Liverpool Engine 1 (Lt. Sikora) pulled out onto the pad, to find a well involved vehicle fire. Car 2 [D/C Ormsby] had command as Engine 1’s crew quickly knocked down the fire.
At 1132 this morning, Liverpool station 3 was alerted to respond with an engine to a reported house fire on Doyle road. Engine 3 was quickly out the door with LT Paparo in the seat and Car 2(Ormsby) leading the way. The first arriving chief arrived to a heavy smoke condition in the house and determined a fire was located in the kitchen on the first floor. Engine 3 arrived and laid a supply line from the closest hydrant. Engine 3’s crew was responsible for the search on the second floor while the chauffeur supplied the first arriving Baldwinsville engine with water. Crews had the fire knocked down within minutes of being on scene. Units were on scene for 45 minutes to assist with overhaul and ventilation. No one was injured and the cause of the fire is being investigated.
At 5:47pm on Tuesday, March 25th, Liverpool was dispatched along with Rural/Metro ambulance to the Onondaga Lake Parkway, near Interstate-81, for an individual in a vehicle who was reportedly unconscious with ineffective breathing. Liverpool units had just cleared a fire alarm on Salina Meadows parkway and Car-2 [D/C Ormsby], M-1, Engine 3, and Squad 2 immediately marked enroute. Car 2 arrived, confirming the dispatch and advising a respiratory arrest. Liverpool EMTs administered intra-nasal Narcan, and assisted Rural/Metro Paramedics in stabilizing the patient, who began breathing on their own. Intra-Nasal Narcan is a medication used to treat drug overdoses, and which was recently added to all of Liverpool’s EMS response vehicles. Only weeks ago it was used for the first time to successfully treat a patient, and once again has proved its value in helping the EMTs of the Liverpool Fire Department provide life-saving care.
At 10:12pm on the evening of March 21st, Liverpool was dispatched to the Onondaga Lake Parkway for a reported vehicle fire. Car 1 [Chief Loucks] arrived to find a large SUV with a working fire in the engine compartment. Engine 1 [Lt. Geidel] was first arriving and deployed a handline, quickly knocking down the fire. Engine 5 [Lt. Stoluskey] arrived second-due and assisted in overhaul and repacking hose. All Liverpool units returned in service after approximately 20 minutes.
At 12:12pm on Tuesday, March 17th, units from Liverpool, Mattydale, Baldwinsville, Moyers Corners, and North Syracuse were dispatched to 131 Kearney Ave, in Station 2’s area, for smoke coming from the rear of a house. Car-2 [D/C Ormsby] arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the rear or a two story wood-frame private dwelling. After a size up, a ‘Signal 99’ was transmitted as Engine 5 [Lt. Cisne] was arriving as the first due engine. They quickly stretched and attack line and forced entry into the structure, while the chauffeur secured a water supply from a hydrant across the street . Truck 2 [FF Warren] and Engine 1 [Capt. Vassallo] arrived together and deployed a second hoseline into the residence, while Truck 2 was tasked with vertical ventilation. North Syracuse Engine 6 arrived and was tasked with a primary search. D/C Ormsby passed command to A/C O’Key, and took interior operations. As crews advanced to the second floor they were met with heavy heat and smoke conditions, hampering visibility. Crews found fire in the B/C corner and it was quickly extinguished. Engine 3 [Lt. Paparo] arrived along with Mattydale Quint 3, Moyers Corners Engine 32, and Baldwinsville Engine 4, and those units went to work deploying ground ladders and assisting with searches, ventilation, and overhaul. Baldwinsville Rescue 6 was added to the alarm as a replacement RIT team. The fire was quickly placed under control and there were no injuries. Unfortunately, several pets were found deceased during the course of operations. Other Liverpool Units onscene included Rescue 1, Rescue 2, and Squad 2. EAVES ambulance responded with their incident rehabilitation trailer, and Rural/Metro ambulance stood by onscene. We would like to thank Belgium Cold-Springs, Clay, and Hinsdale Fire Departments for covering Liverpool’s stations during the incident. All units were back in service by 15:40.
Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, March 10th, Liverpool’s three stations were dispatched to Oswego Street between 3rd and 4th for a reported building collapse. Baldwinsville Rescue 6 was dispatched as the Rapid Intervention Team. The caller reported that power lines were also down in the area. Car-4 (O’Key) arrived to find that the enclosed porch of a two story residence had been pulled off the front of the house and collapsed, possibly due to a large amount of melting snow/ice falling off the roof of the house. The collapse had also affected the power/cable service lines into the house. The RIT team was returned, and Liverpool units were onscene for approximately 1/2 hour investigating and checking for hazards before returning in service. Liverpool units onscene included: Rescue 1, Engine 1, Truck 2, Engine 3, Engine 5, Squad 2, M-2, and several Chiefs.
On the morning of Monday, March 9th, a full box alarm was dispatched for reported housefire at 9172 River Rd in the Town of Clay, bringing Liverpool Engine 3 (Lt. Ingram) as the Rapid Intervention Team, along with units from Clay, Moyers Corners, Cicero, and Caughdenoy. Shortly afterwards, Emergency Management Car 2 arrived and gave a Signal 99 for a fully involved housefire.
Due to the advanced spread of the fire throughout the home the fire was fought defensively, with Moyers Corners Truck 2 utilizing their aerial’s masterstream. Units were also hampered by a water main break, which resulted in multiple tankers being dispatched for a water relay, in addition to relief companies from several departments being brought to the scene. Despite several hours of efforts by multiple departments, the house was a total loss.
Engine 3 stoodby as the RIT team, as well as assisting with fire-ground operations.