Kinderhook FD Assists Middleburg FD after Hurricane Irene

The Kinderhook Fire Department was contacted at approximately 19:30 on Tuesday 8/30/2011 by the Columbia County Fire Coordinator's Office and asked to supply an engine and a crew of 4 Interior qualified firefighters.

After assembling a crew, Engine 35-1 left the Kinderhook firehouse at 20:10 with Chief Pete Hunter, 2nd Assistant Chief Larry Eisen, Captain Matt Cohn and President Chuck Rothermel and arrived at the Columbia County Emergency Operations Center at 20:30. After a briefing session, 35-1 departed at 21:00 for the Cobleskill Fair Grounds where the State Emergency Management Operations (SEMO) had established a staging area.

35-1 arrived at the fair grounds at midnight, and after picking up Meals Ready to Eat (MRE's) and bottled water were assigned to the Middleburgh Fire Department. 35-1 arrived at the Middleburgh firehouse at 00:30 on 8/31/2011.

35-1 started it's assignment as First Due Engine/Fire Suppression at 08:00 on 8/31/2011. At 08:30 35-1 was dispatched to an indoor smoke investigation/possible electrical fire at Lenny's Tire Service. 35-1 returned to the Middleburgh firehouse at 09:00 and attended a briefing session. At 10:30 35-1 was dispatched to a fully involved barn fire. 35-1 remained on scene for 4 hours before being relieved by Germantown units. Upon return to the Middleburgh firehouse, 35-1 was refueled and spent the next 2 hours cleaning and repacking hose that had been used at the barn fire. At 17:45, 35-1 was released and returned to Kinderhook, arriving back at the Kinderhook firehouse at 19:00.

At 19:30 Kinderhook FD was dispatched to an AA/PI in front of the Kinderhook firehouse.

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Last Modified: July 12, 2012