Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #1 - Flagtown

RIT Call - Wellington Court Montgomery

Friday, January 23, 2015  On Friday January 23rd at 1752, the Station 36 FAST was requested into Montgomery on a 1st alarm basement fire.  Montgomery arriving Chiefs found a 2.5 story wood frame, vast private dwelling with heavy smoke from the front door and heavy fire in the B/C corner.  Chief 36 arrived and did a quick 360 investigation to brief the FAST arriving on Ladder 36, of the scene situation prior to their arrival.  Chief 36 was then assigned to the command post to supervise all FAST operations and assist Chief 45.

RIT 36 set up on the front lawn under the direction of Captain Regiec.  Due to the size of the home, multiple floor breaches from fire, and scene hazards, manpower from 28 Fire, Millstone Valley, and Kingston Fire 39 were added to the RIT compilation.  Crews stood by on the A/B corner and C/D corner to keep a close eye on operating crews.  Because of the hazards RIT crews were at a constant ready and communicated through the event on manpower locations and operations.  All units were cleared shortly after 23:00 hours.  No injuries were reported and all crews on scene did a great job.



Structure Fire - Merrit Drive

Friday, January 16, 2015  On Friday January 16th at 1919 the Hillsborough fire District was dispatched to Merit Dr. for a structure fire.  Chief 37 and Assistant Chief 37 arrived on scene with Chief 37 taking command and Assistant 37 confirming a fire in the basement.  Crews from Station 36 assisted in establishing a water supply to Engine 37-2 while Ladder 36 set up for aerial operations.  With a water supply established, Flagtown crews assisted with fire suppression and overhaul on all floors.  Command was terminated at 2211.



Rest In Peace Bill Galaini

Saturday, January 3, 2015  On Saturday January 3rd, Flagtown Fire / Rescue said their final goodbyes to life member Bill Galaini.  Bill became a fireman in 1951 and served as our President in 1959.  Our members stood watch at the funeral services and accompanied Bill to his final resting place in St. Bernard Cemetery.  Bill will be remembered as will his service to our community.  Rest in peace Bill.



Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014  Happy New Year!  Wishing all of you a very happy, healthy, and safe 2015 from all of us at Flagtown Fire / Rescue!



2014 Years Of Service Milestones

Wednesday, December 31, 2014  Flagtown Fire would like to congratulate the following members who reached a years of service milestone in 2014.  Thank you for your service to our community and for your dedication to safeguarding the life and property of our neighbors.

James Farley         -    45
John Spellman       -    40
Matt DeCicco         -    30
Mike Wesoloski      -    20
Tom Lachowski      -    10
Jason Rogers         -    10
Adam Armstrong    -    5
Mike Carone           -    5
Joey Giarrusso       -    5
Josh Jansky            -    5
Tyler Riordan          -    5
Jay Spagnuolo        -    5



Congratulations 2014 Top Responders

Wednesday, December 31, 2014  Congratulations to the 2014 Top 10 Responders!  Thank you for your hard work and dedication throughout the year.



Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 25, 2014  Merry Christmas from all of us at Flagtown Fire / Rescue!



Overturned Vehicle - Dukes Parkway West

Monday, December 22, 2014  On Monday, December 22, at 2322 hours Station 36 and Rescue 79 were dispatched for an overturned motor vehicle in the area of Dukes Parkkway West and Roycefield Road.  County dispatch advised responding units that accident was on Roycefield Road near River Road.  Chief 36 arrived on scene and established command.  Chief 36 advised motor vehicle was overturned, off roadway, and occupant was out of vehicle.  Engine 36 arrived on scene and stood by while the vehicle was uprighted by the towing company.  Brush 36 was assigned to traffic control.  Once the vehicle was uprighted, Engine 36 crew secured power to vehicle and checked for leaking fluids.  When the vehicle was removed from scene, the Brush 36 crew moved up to clear trees on roadway.  Chief 36 terminated command at 0020 hours.



Rest In Peace Officers Ramos, Liu, and Kondek

Sunday, December 21, 2014  Flagtown Fire / Rescue would like to send a message of solidarity to the NYPD and the Tarpon Springs Police Department.  Our members extend their thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies to the families and friends of our fallen brothers in blue.  Rest in peace Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu of the NYPD and Officer Charles Kondek of the Tarpon Springs PD.



Thank You Gibraltar Rock

Thursday, December 18, 2014  Flagtown Fire would like to say thank you to Aidan Kilcoyne, Mike Kotlaez and Gibraltar Rock for their wonderful donation of turkeys to our firefighters!  This is the 4th year in a row, that Gibraltar Rock has donated turkeys to our members.  Thank you very much!



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