Tarrytown Fire Department

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2009 Training
Message from Chief Mike Coffey Jr.

Thank you to all the dedicated volunteer members of the Tarrytown Fire Department for their effort and support during 2009. I thank you for making all of our training programs a success. In addition to our companies regularly scheduled drill nights we took part in many classes and seminars which included:

American Red Cross First Aid & CPR Hazardous Materials Operations by NYS OFPC

Small Boat Emergencies & Marina Fires presented by Tom Guldner FDNY (Ret.) Responding to Gas and Electrical Emergencies by Con Ed Safety Director Jim Feeney

Water Rescue Awareness

Aerial and Tower Ladder Operations by Lt. Mike Wilbur, FDNY

Large Area Search and Rescue by FF James Lennox, Rescue 3 FDNY October School Bus Rescue by NYS OFPC and Advances School Bus Rescue by FF James Lennox, Rescue 3, FDNY

Passenger Train Emergencies presented by MTA and NYS OFPC

Thermal Camera Principles and Practices by James Lennox, Rescue 3 FDNY

The emphasis on training will continue into 2010.

TFD will be hosting FDNY Captain and Battalion 14 Coordinator James Walsh for a presentation on “Wind Impacted Fires”

TFD will be hosting FDNY Lt Mike Wilbur for a 5 day class on Emergency Vehicle Operations.

In addition, as weather permits we will be doing numerous training sessions on ice rescue with our neighboring mutual aid fire departments and utilizing our new Achilles inflatable boat, Marine 31. We look forward to a happy, healthy and safe 2010 for the residents of Tarrytown and neighboring villages.

Please see out Training pages for 2009 and 2010 for more details. 

Saturday December 5, 2009 - Thermal Imaging Camera Training

Thanks to James Lennox, Rescue 3, FDNY and Michael A. Dragonette City of Stamford FD, and Dragon Rescue Management

Saturday November 14, 2009 - MTA Passenger Train Drill

Saturday November 7, 2009 - Advanced School Bus Rescue

Saturday October 17, 2009 - School Bus Rescue

Saturday October 3, 2009 - Venturers Training

Saturday April 25, 2009 - First Aid and CPR

Highly recommended class given by John Cunningham and Jared Rosenburg.  Check the website Tinny Ticker CPR for details on Infant and Child CPR classes and parties.

Saturday April 18, 2009 - Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations Refresher

Twenty one members attended the New York State Office of Fire Prevention class presented P.J. Hurley.

Monday April 13, 2009 - Bailout Training Presentation

Tarrytown Fire Department Trainers conducted the departments third presentations on the RIT F.I.R.E.-AL Bailout system, and featured a Window Simulator constructed by Bill Maher.  In order to qualify to used the F.I.R.E.-AL Bailout system, members will practice a number of slides from the third floor window of the tower block at the  Westchester County Training Center.

Saturday March 22, 2009 - Bailout Training

Train the trainer RIT F.I.R.E.-AL Descender

Our thanks to
Lt. McMenemon and Lt. Russell, 
Westchester DES Instructors Mike Dragonetti and George Keesler
Steve Rossi and Matt Manfredi of AAA Emergency Supply Co. Inc.

Trainee Trainers E80  - Felix Sartario, Andy Hofgartner; TL78 - Ryan Nyardy, Kevin Grubbs, Terence Murphy; E79 - Chris McNally, Ray Tuohy; L37 - Craig Allan; E77 David Jacoby, Robert Hoyt Jr.

Department Training Update

Congratulations to the following members who have recently completed training courses.

Firefighter 1

The 84 hour course introduces firefighting concepts, practices and techniques necessary for success within the fire service. Based on the Firefighter Level I objectives from FPA Standards 1001, this course develops knowledge, skills and abilities based on performance criteria for the following topics: Fire department organization, firefighter safety, fire behavior, personal protective equipment, self contained breathing apparatus, fire extinguishers, building searches, forcible entry, ground ladders, ventilation, hose practices fire streams, and loss control. The course consists of performance criteria in incident command, building construction, ropes/knots, rescue procedures, forcible entry applications, ventilation practices, fire extinguisher applications, suppression of structural fire, tactics, vehicle suppression, water supply, loss control, fire cause determination, fire department communications, fire suppression systems, hazardous materials, weapons of mass destruction, confined space safety and fire prevention practices.

Firefighter Survival


Firefighter 2


Rescue Tech Basic

Fire Behavior and Arson Awareness

Recognizing Clandestine Drug Lab Operations

Truck Company Operations

Introduction To Fire Officer

Ice Rescue

Fire Behavior

Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings


Apparatus Operator EVO

Forcible Entry
Bill Maher, Craig Allan.


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