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No Caption Members Continue Engine Company Operations Training

Captain Matthew DiPrinzio, September 22

Last night, members drilled on stretching, advancing and operating hose lines. For our Engine Company, this is their primary function at a fire scene. Members must quickly and effectively choose the appropriate hose line and get it into operation as quickly as possible.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Rescue Crews Brush Up on their Rope Rescue Techniques

Captain Matthew DiPrinzio, September 19

Members used today's beautiful weather to train on rope rescue techniques. Crews from Rescue 9 and Rescue 59 set up a rope systems to lower members down to a patient and also to bring a patient up an incline. Members also simulated packaging patients and pulling them up to safety.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Captain Matthew DiPrinzio, September 15

Last night, members of the department had their monthly drill at the county fire training center. Members trained of FAST search and rescue techniques in the mask confidence course. While members of the FAST were training, our newer members got a chance to also run through the course. The mask confidence course is a maze of obstacles. Firefighters must make their way through the maze blindfolded and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Standpipe Operations Drill at Elmwood Hall

Captain Matthew DiPrinzio, September 14

Last night, members from our Engine Company trained on standpipe operations. Members practiced setting up the high rise hose bundles on the floor below and advanced the line to the simulated fire floor. At the same time, the chauffeur established positive water and supplied the building’s FDC.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Captain Matthew DiPrinzio, August 30

Yesterday the Valhalla Fire Department responded to Port Chester to assist at a 5 alarm building fire. The fire occurred at 451 and 455 North Main St., which was a vacant restaurant and an occupied apartment building. Crews assisted at the scene performing various tasks which included being a FAST and stretching hose lines. The crew remained on scene until approximately 7p.m.
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4 Car Motor Vehicle on Sprain Brook Parkway

Captain Matthew DiPrinzio, August 23

Yesterday, the Valhalla Fire Department along with Elmsford Fire Department and EMS were dispatched to the Sprain Brook Parkway at the I287 exit for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Responding units were met with heavy traffic conditions leading up to the accident. Once on scene crews stabilized and secured power to all the vehicles, as well as mitigated fluid spill hazards. Patients were transported ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption New Members Train on Vehicle Extrication

Captain Matthew DiPrinzio, August 18

Tonight's drill was to introduce some of our new members to vehicle extrication. The newer members went over different tools that are used during an extrication. They then used the tools to make entry into the vehicle. During an extrication, occupants of the vehicle are unable to get out of the vehicle. This is where the "Jaws of Life" tool is used to pry open vehicle doors. Members also trained ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Members Train in Zero Visibility

Captain Matthew DiPrinzio, August 18

Tonight, members of our Engine Company trained on operating in zero visibility environments. Members practiced following a hose line out of a structure as well as SCBA maneuvers. #ValhallaFD ... (Full Story & Photos)

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