BLOOMINGTON FIRE DEPT.
ALERT FOR RESIDENTS OF BLOOMINGTON FIRE DISTRICT !!!
Our department is asking you to please follow these precautions during the COVID-19 outbreak:
If you are quarantined(mandatory or self imposed) in your home due to a possible or confirmed COVID-19 exposure, PLEASE notify 911 when you call and advise the dispatcher. We also ask that you place a sign/note on your front door to alert our firefighters to take infection-prevention precautions before entering your home of business.
We need to protect our crews so that they will be able to continue to meet the emergency needs of the community. Elsewhere, there have been entire fire companies quarantined after they have responded to quarantined homes and were not alerted before entering. Those first responders are now unavailable to help anyone for at least 14 days.
In our department we cannot afford to have this happen and being VOLUNTEER we do not want to have to take it home to our families.
THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.
Landing Zone for Tractor Trailer Tanker Rollover on Creek Locks Road - Monday July 20, 2020
PIAA car rolled over into cemetery just south of station on March 4, 2020
Downed Pole and wires from the Oct 29, 2019 wind and rain storm:
I would like to extend our sincere thanks to our Members and assisting Mutual Aid Companies for the quick stop at our structure fire at 530 Hickory Bush Rd. The initial dispatch said there was smoke coming from the roof, upon arrival that was in fact the case. Heavy smoke was rolling down from the eves and attic vents. A second alarm was immediately called for bringing an Engine from Kingston Fire and a Fast Team from Ulster Hose to the scene. Our Engine 1, Engine 2 and Engine 3, Tankers from Tillson and Rosendale operated at the scene, and a Engine from St Remy went to the fill site. Hurley and Spring Lake stood by at the Bloomington station, Stone Ridge at the Binnewater station. Soon after, Ulster Hose was called for a Tower Ladder to the scene to assist in roof ventilation, and Stone Ridge was then called for their Fast Team. After initial attack and the fire was out, all companies assisted in getting all equipment back in service. The UC Fire Investigation Unit determined the fire started in the attic and was electrical in nature. We were also assisted at the scene by Rosendale Police, NY State Police and Mobile Life. The home owner was not at home at the time of the fire and we had no injuries. A total of 8 Mutual Aid Companies and approx. 60 personnel were involved. We would also like to thank the Bloomington Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for providing refreshments.
STRUCTURE FIRE CREEK LOCKS ROAD JAN 31, 2019 / OUTSIDE TEMP 2 DEGREES
We would like to give a big reach out to all our Mutual Aid Companies for assisting us with Working Fire in sub ZERO temperature a great stop was made initially by the first arriving crews, however overhaul proved to be a challenge. Thank you to all involved. A brief scenario as to the workings of the night, at approx. 930 PM we were dispatched for a Structure Fire, in the Back Room upon arrival heavy smoke was observed out the front door and the eves and second floor and fire was visible in the rear first floor, a second alarm was immediately called for. At this time it was apparent the Home Owner had suffered burns and severe smoke inhalation initially treated by us until Mobile Life arrived on scene eventually had to be Air Lifted to Westchester Medical Center via AIR 2. Aside from our Department with all equipment we were assisted on scene by Kingston FD, Rosendale FD, Tillson FD , St Remy FD and Ulster Hose FD, Companies on Stand by were Hurley FD , Spring Lake FD at the Bloomington station, Stone Ridge FD at the Binnewater Station . and the Town of Rosendale Highway salt truck. Central Hudson had arrived and killed the power Investigators on scene believed the fire was accidental , a total of 9 departments with approx. 75 firefighters were on scene for 4 hours and other than the extreme cold there were no injuries, and last but not least thank you Ladies Aux for the hot coffee and hot chocolate cant thank everyone enough, be safe all.
This morning we responded to a tree and wires down on the roadway on Creek Locks road. On arrival we found an occupied vehicle around the bend that had one of the primary lines wrapped around the vehicle. Fortunately the New York State Police and Rosendale Police at the scene advised the sole occupant to remain calm and remain in the vehicle. Central Hudson and Ulster County DOT responded and made sure the wires were safe, the wires were removed and the motorist was on her way.
Bloomington Firefighters at the Sam's Point Preserve Wildfire April 27, 2016
ULSTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE MICHAEL HEIN PROCLAIMING MARCH, 7, 2015 AS 'JOE HAFNER SR. DAY' IN HONOR OF JOE'S 60 YEARS OF FIREMATIC SERVICE TO THE BLOOMINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT AND COMMUNITY.
Bloomington Fire was called to a serious injury tractor trailer water tanker rollover on Creek Locks road. The Rosendale Fire Dept. assisted with occupant extrication and to set up a landing zone for MEDVAC at Bloomington station One. Cleanup and road opening was not completed until around 10PM...
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High Falls - Judith A. Hines, 73, of High Falls and a former resident of Bloomington died Sunday December 8, 2019 at her home following a lengthy illness. Her loving family was by her side. An area resident for the past 45 years Judy had been ...
Congratulations to Bloomington Firefighters Joshua Hintz, Katie Phillips and Nick Sirbaugh on your successful completion of the New York State Firefighter II Course. Your dedication to the residents of our district as well as to your fellow firefighters is greatly appreciated.
Congratulations to Bloomington Firefighter Katie Phillips on your completion of NYS Interior Firefighting Operations Class. Thank You for your dedication to the residents and fellow members of the department. We know you will use this knowledge and training to better protect the residents, property ...
July 22, 2019 - Congratulations to Bloomington Firefighter Joshua Hintz on completing the NYS Firefighter 1 Class. 21 days, (189 hours) of intense training in some extremely hot weather conditions. We know you will use the knowledge and skills you learned during this training to protect the lives an...
Total Runs: 247
Top Ten Responders
Chief Fred Harries 239
FF Joseph Hafner Sr. 211
Asst. Chief Joseph Hafner Jr. 180
FF Al Schmidt 135
Capt. Alan Brown 133
FF Joshua Hintz 131
FF Paul Hintz 103
FF Katie Phillips 103
FF Katelyn Stokes 99
FF Frank Kamae 97
President: Michael Schabot
Vice President: Brian Phillips
Secretary: Joseph Hafner Sr.
Treasurer: Kevin Keller
Directors: Mike Hines
Chaplain: Rev. Nick Miles
Chief: Fred Harries
Members should be reminded that invitations to our annual dinner will be given out based on participation at department calls, training, meetings and activities in an attempt to keep the cost of this event down.
The Bloomington Fire Department takes great pride in trying to operate within a budget that we feel provides the residents of the fire district with the best protection for the lowest cost to our community. During the course of each year we run several fund raisers which supplement our budget and help us get through the year. In the event that anyone would like to make a donation to us, or in memory of a friend or loved one, please feel free to mail your donation to: Bloomington Fire Department, PO Box 111, Bloomington, NY 12411.
All members are urged to use the I AM RESPONDING PROGRAM to notify the department that they are on their way to calls.
We mourn the loss of Past Ladies Auxiliary President Judith Hines. Judy is the wife of Director and Life Member Mike Hines. Arrangements and orders to follow.
President Deb Tierney
Vice President Rita Schabot
Secretary Lori Woolsey
Treasurer Sue Peck
Mandatory OSHA Training will take place at the Bloomington Station, Thursday February 20th. This training will begin at 6:00 PM and end at 11:00 PM. All active members must receive this training session in order to retain their active status in the department.
All members should be aware that effective January 2017 there are new requirements to maintain an active membership classification. All members are required to attend at least three (3) regular general business meetings, attend all mandatory training and respond to at least ten (10) percent of the yearly alarms. One who does not meet these minimum requirements will be reclassified as INACTIVE. Once reclassified as INACTIVE the member will be required to return all department issued equipment to their respective stations and will not be permitted to respond to alarms or have a vote at any meetings. The INACTIVE classification will be in effect for a minimum period of three (3) months and the INACTIVE member may request to be returned to an ACTIVE classification by a written request to the department after the 3 month period has been completed.
In an effort to protect our members as well as the public and to try to limit exposure to COVID-19 the Bloomington Fire District has imposed a ban on any non-members utilizing or entering either the Bloomington or Binnewater Stations. This includes any meetings or rentals by outside groups or members of the department utilizing the hall or station other than regular district business. We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope to lift this ban as soon as is practical.