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Carbon Monoxide Incident
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By MVFA Webmaster
June 26, 2021

On Saturday morning 6/26/21 at approximately 9:30am, Mohegan FD (career staff), Mohegan EMS, and Cortlandt Regional Paramedics were dispatched to the Sentinel of Mohegan Lake on Lexington Ave for a medical emergency. First arriving career firefighters (who respond to EMS calls as part of our district’s first response program) immediately had an activation on the personal carbon monoxide meter carried on the radio strap, smelled gas powered exaust fumes upon entry and determined that the medical emergency was caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. These firefighters quickly had the incident re-dispatched as a carbon monoxide incident and potential MCI situation. Additional firefighters (volunteer and career) arrived and began a mass evacuation of the residence and began a triage for potential patients. Additional EMS resources were requested for this MCI with EMS mutual aid ambulances from Peekskill EMS, Putnam Valley EMS, Mahopac Falls FD EMS, and additional Cortlandt Regional Paramedics were requested to the scene under Westchester County Dept of Emergency Services unit EMS 12. Mohegan Firefighters assisted in the evacuation and began to search the building for possible victims and also began to set up exhaust fans for ventilation. Mutual aid from Peekskill FD and Yorktown FD were requested to the scene to assist. Buchanan FD and Ossining FD buses were also requested to the scene to assist EMS in triage and temporary shelter of the residents of this assisted living facility. The ventilation process took a few hours and all units began to clear the scene by 1pm. Also assisting on scene was the Town of Cortlandt Code Enforcement. Putnam Valley FD and Somers FD relocated to Mohegan FD Headquarters and covered Mohegan FD during this incident. All units cleared the scene by 1pm. Photos are courtesy of various sources including Peekskill EMS.

Units on scene:

Mohegan FD:
Car 2262, 2263, 2265, 2269, 22610, Engine 252, Engine 256, Ladder 35, Rescue 32, Utility 18, Utility 50/Fire Police, Utility 80

Mohegan EMS:
69B1, 69B2, 6905

Yorktown FD:
Car 2533, Engine 270, Utility 143

Peekskill FD:
Car 2342, Engine 130

Ossining FD:
Car 2334, Utility 150 (bus)

Buchanan FD:
Utility 4 (bus)

Peekskill EMS:
7511, 7513, 7514, 7515, 75B3, 7506/Rehab Unit

Putnam Valley EMS:
34-7-2

Mahopac Falls FD EMS:
19-7-2

Cortlandt Regional Paramedics:
35M1, 35M2, 35M3

Yorktown EMS:
Standby in Quarters

Westchester County Dept of Emergency Services:
Battalion 17, EMS 12


Standby Units (Mohegan FD Headquarters)

Putnam Valley FD:
Engine 24-2-2

Somers FD:
Tower Ladder 18


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