THE WATERLOO FIRE DEPARTMENT
IS YOUR FIRE HYDRANT CLEAR????
Please remember to clear the snow from around the fire hydrant close to your house. It will help firefighters with the time it takes to put a fire out!
Thank you to everyone that has taken the time to clear the area around a hydrant near your house!
Rt 96 Chimney Fire
Waterloo FD was dispatched on 1/31/15 for the reported flames coming from the chimney at a residence on Rt96 South in the Town of Fayette. Chiefs 1661 and 1662 arrived on location with smoke/flames showing from the chimney. Engine 1602 responded with a full engine crew. The fire was removed from the firebox and a crew went to the roof to start extinguishment of the fire in the chimney. Crews used Dry Chemical and a chain/brush system to remove the burning creosote in the chimney. Units cleared after 40 minutes.
Waterloo Working Structure Fire 1/28/2015
Waterloo FD was dispatched at approx 9:40pm for the reported chimney fire on West River St in the village. Fire Chief 1661 arrived on location confirming that the fire was into the structure. First attack crew off of Engine 1602 was met with a small back draft as they entered the kitchen area. They knocked down the main body of fire quickly. The fire had been burning for a while in the wall before it was discovered and had spread into a couple of voids in the residence. Seneca County Fire Coordinator, Border City FD, Seneca Falls FD, and Fayette FD were on the scene assisting with operations. The Waterloo Fire Dept Ladies Aux arrived on location to assist with warm refreshments and North Seneca Ambulance handled rehab. The fire was contained to a kitchen area,where the wood stove was located, some heat and water damage to an addition on the residence.Waterloo FD units cleared the scene after 4hrs of operations.
Search and Rescue Training
On January 26 member of the Waterloo FD conducted a search and rescue drill. Members were sent into an area to search and rescue a downed victim. The were wearing SCBA with their masked cover so it was all done by feel and communication with there partner. Above is a picture taken through our Thermal Imaging Camera of a low and high search.
On 1/9/2015 the Waterloo Fire Dept had a busy evening and night. Waterloo was dispatched at 5:05pm for a working structure fire on County House Road in the town of Fayette. Multiple Department through out Seneca County assisted in the cold weather operation to extinguish the 3 hour blaze. Approx 1 1/2hrs after Waterloo Fire had cleared the fire on County House Rd, the Seneca Falls FD had a structure fire at the Cayuga Lake State Park. Waterloo Responded with an engine crew to the scene per 1461. Waterloo assisted with fire attack and overhaul at the structure fire. During that fire a Waterloo Rescue crew on 1641 handled an accident for Seneca Falls FD and then was requested to the scene on the structure fire for the cascade system and manpower. All Waterloo units arrived back in the village around 1am.
A great job by all Waterloo Fire Dept members and all other departments at both fires!!
Working Structure Fire 1/9/2015
Waterloo FD was dispatched to a reported structure fire on County House Rd in the Town of Fayette.
First arriving units on scene found the house fully involved
Photos by Mark Marquart - Waterloo FD Photographer
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