On Thursday July 16th 2015 Somers FD Probationary Firefighter Sunit Mahajan was honored at The Westchester County Department of Emergency Services graduation ceremony for completing Firefighter 1. Firefighter 1 is the basic firefighter class and the first of many that our members take. The class is approximately 100 hours long. Congratulations to Sunit from all of the officers and members!... (Full Story & Photos)
Somers Fire and EMS drilled on a car fire at the burn pad behind the Lincolndale firehouse on 7/15/15. Hose line advancement, pumping, relay, tender and rehab operations are just of few of the skills which were honed. A number of our new junior members were able to participate in this controlled environment alongside more seasoned members. A good and safe time was had by all.... (Full Story & Photos)
Photo of Ladder 48 during the parade.
Photo credit to the original photographer
On Wednesday June 3rd we kicked off the 2015 parade season marching in the annual Katonah Fire Department parade. The Katonah parade marks the unofficial start of summer as it is usually the first parade in our local area. Members worked hard cleaning the apparatus and preparing for the parade. This year in Katonah that hard work paid off with Ladder 48 from Somers firehouse winning the trophy for ... (Full Story & Photos)
On the morning of Monday June 1st just after 6AM. The Somers FD was dispatched to the 300 section of Heritage Hills for a reported structure fire. While en route dispatch advised that they received a call from the residence stating the ceiling was on fire. Car 2445 arrived on scene and spoke to the homeowner. He advised that he could see flames in his kitchen through the ceiling. Car 2445 transmitted ... (Full Story & Photos)
The SVFD joined period re-enactors from the revolutionary war to present day soldiers at Somers Middle School's annual Heritage Day (formerly Living History Day). General George Washington (former SMS teacher Bill Wienecke) presided over the event. Students learned about life and warfare throughout American history from volunteers in period dress. Students also learned about fire department operations ... (Full Story & Photos)
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