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Dual Response to West Harrison Structure Fire

Purchase Fire Department, May 21

Saturday May 21st, at 17:32 hrs, West Harrison and Purchase Fire Departments were dispatched to 6 Glen Park Road on a reported structure fire. In route, dispatchers updated FD units, reporting heavy fire conditions.

On arrival, firefighters were faced with a fully involved attached garage fire, which had extended up the exterior vinyl siding and into the attic. Three vehicles were also involved, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Dry Conditions Contribute to a String of Brush Fires

Assistant Chief Michael Decker, April 21

On Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 12:22 PM, units were dispatched to Purchase College on a reported brush fire. Notification had been made by SUNY Police that smoke could be seen in the wooded area across the street from Parking Lot E2, adjacent to the tennis courts. Upon arrival, FD units confirmed approximately one acre was involved, and spreading rapidly. Several firefighters quickly got water on the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Tractor-Trailer Rolls Over at Major Interchange

1st Lieutenant Samuel Bornstein, January 17

On Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 5:18 PM, the Purchase and West Harrison Fire Departments and Harrison EMS were dispatched to Interstate 684 southbound on the ramp to Interstate 287 eastbound for a reported tractor-trailer rollover with entrapment. Car 2415 arrived on scene, confirming that extrication was required. Upon the arrival of Engine 240, firefighters put its extrication tools into operation, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Foam Knocks Out Heavy Equipment Fire

1st Lieutenant Samuel Bornstein, December 29

On Monday, December 28, 2015 at 2:06 PM, the Purchase Fire Department was dispatched to 850 Anderson Hill Road for a reported heavy equipment fire. Upon the arrival of Engine 240, a large excavator was found fully involved in fire between two 25-foot piles of mulch. Members stretched two 1-¾" hoselines while Engine 239 secured a hydrant, laying 700-feet of large diameter hose from Anderson Hill Road. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Purchase Closes Out Year with its Third Extrication of the Holiday Season

Purchase Fire Department, December 27

On Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 4:18 AM, the Purchase Fire Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer and two sedans on Interstate 287 westbound at mile marker 7.1. Car 2413 arrived on scene first and reported that a person was trapped in one of the vehicles. Engine 239 put their portable hydraulic power unit into operation to remove the rear passenger side door. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Door Pop on Interstate 287

Ex-Chief Joseph Brefere Jr., December 08

On Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 1:21 PM, the Purchase Fire Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Interstate 287 eastbound in the area of Exit 10. While en route, Engine 239 and Engine 240 were updated that the accident involved three vehicles and would require extrication. Engine 240 arrived on scene and began extrication efforts on the one patient trapped in the back ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Rollover and Extrication During Holiday Rush

Ex-Chief Joseph Brefere Jr., November 23

On Monday, November 23, 2015 at 3:17 PM, the Purchase Fire Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with rollover and extrication on Interstate 287 eastbound at mile marker 8.3. Responding units were requested to expedite by Harrison EMS on the scene. Engine 239 and Engine 240 observed a two-vehicle accident involving a Honda Civic and a box truck. The box truck was resting on its passenger ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Neighbors Unite in Remembrance at Memorial Day Ceremony

Director Nelson Canter, May 21

On May 20, 2015, the Purchase Fire Department held its annual Memorial Day Ceremony. Under unseasonably cold skies, our community once again pulled together to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country, as well as departed members of our department whose memories we cherish.

Rabbi Howard Goldsmith of Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester delivered a moving invocation, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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