Numerous Calls Handled During Severe Weather
 
By MVFA Webmaster
October 2, 2018
 

On Tues 10/2/18 Mohegan FD responded to a total of 16 fire/rescue calls starting at approximately 5pm due to prolonged extremely severe weather (Tornado Warning at one point) and extremely heavy rainfall, which flooded many main thoroughfares. These calls ranged from 3 commercial fire alarm activations, 1 residential structure struck by lightning, 1 motor vehicle accident, 1 mutual aid relocation to Yorktown Heights FD, 9 water/flooding conditions, and a FAS-Team response on the 3rd alarm assignment mutual aid to Somers FDfor a structure fire. Our members responded non-stop for approximately 8 hours, with 10 calls being dispatched within a 1 hour timeframe starting at approximately 6:30pm. Our members ended the night at approximately 1am when our FAS-Team members returned from the stricture fire in Somers. Units assigned to the multiple responses were: Car 2261, 2262, 2263, 2264, 2265, 2266, 2267, 2268, 2269, Engine 252, Engine 254, Engine 255, Engine 256, Engine 257, Ladder 10, Ladder 35, Rescue 32, Utility 11, and Utility 80. On Wednesday 10/3/18, Mohegan FD responded to an additional 3 calls during the day due to this storm which included 2 water conditions/pump outs, and one ruptured residential natural gas line due to a lightning strike. Due to the ongoing and continuous heavy rainfall, numerous flood conditions that we were dispatched to were not able to be dealt with using our pumps because of the flooding and rainfall continuing.

 
Units: Car 2261, 2262, 2263, 2264, 2265, 2266, 2267, 2268, 2269, Engine 252, Engine 254, Engine 255, Engine 256, Engine 257, Ladder 10, Ladder 35, Rescue 32, Utility 11, and Utility 80
 
Photo Courtesy of YHFD
Photo Courtesy of YHFD
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