With the combination of beautiful weather and many people traveling to the east end of Long Island, the July 4th holiday weekend turned out to be a busy one for the CFD Volunteers. Beginning Thursday evening and ending Sunday the CFD responded to 18 calls for service over the four day weekend.
The busy weekend began Thursday morning as members were preparing for the annual New Suffolk 4th of July parade. CFD was dispatched for an automatic Alarm on Old Harbor Rd. Firefighters were in the area lining up for the parade and quickly responded and found a false alarm.
At 11:00 a.m. over 40 members turned out and participated in the New Suffolk 4th of July parade, marching through the streets of the tiny waterfront hamlet of New Suffolk in celebration of our great nation..
Following the annual New Suffolk Parade, CFD responded to 5 more calls in the afternoon and evening that included an Automatic Fire Alarm, a Motor Vehicle Accident, EMS Alarm, Garbage can fire, and a Large Debris Fire at the Town Landfill that would require assistance from our neighboring departments. See separate story: http://www.cutchoguefiredept.org/apps/public/news/newsView.cfm?News_ID=940
Later that evening, members gathered at the firehouse at 8pm for the regular monthly Meeting of the Fire Company.
On Friday Volunteers responded to 5 calls for service that included 4 EMS Alarms and 1 Automatic Fire Alarm.
Saturday brought 4 EMS Alarms.
The weekend would end on Sunday with another 3 calls. These included 2 EMS Alarms and a Mutual Aid response to the Riverhead Fire Department.
On Sunday afternoon, a large brush Fire was burning in the Manorville / Eastport area requiring a large response from Suffolk County Departments. Cutchogue Fire Departments Brush Truck was requested to respond and stood by and staged at The Riverhead Fire Department in case additional trucks were needed. A short while into the incident CFD was requested to respond to Riverhead FD with an engine to provide stand-by coverage for Riverhead while they operated at the Brush Fire. Crews stood by along with the Mattituck FD in Riverhead for 5 hours until the incident was placed under control.
Thank you to all the volunteers and our neighboring departments for your continued dedication this holiday weekend.
A full list of the calls is below
Thursday July 4th: (6 calls)
1052 hrs. Automatic Fire Alarm - Old Harbor Rd. New Suffolk
1430 hrs. Automatic Fire Alarm - George Rd. New Suffolk
1439 hrs. Motor Vehicle Accident - Route 48 / Silver Colt. Rd.
1535 hrs. Debris Fire - Southold Town Landfill
1921 hrs. EMS Alarm - Fishermans Beach Rd. Nassau Point
2317 hrs. Garbage Can Fire - Pequash Beach.
Friday July 5th: (5 calls)
1139 hrs. EMS Alarm - Pequash Ave.
1219 hrs. EMS Alarm - New Suffolk Ave.
1542 hrs. EMS Alarm - Main Rd. Cutchogue
1813 hrs. Automatic Fire Alarm - Nassau Point Rd. Nassau Point
2044 hrs. EMS Alarm 650 1st St. New Suffolk
Saturday July 6th (4 calls)
0627 hrs. EMS Alarm - Little Neck Rd.
1100 hrs. EMS Alarm - Oregon Rd.
1851 hrs. EMS Alarm - Main Rd. Cutchogue
2005 hrs. EMS Alarm - Main Rd. Cutchogue
Sunday July 7th: (3 calls)
0230 hrs. EMS Alarm - Matthews Lane
0717 hrs. EMS Alarm - Harbor Lane
1522 hrs. Mutual Aid to Riverhead FD (Engine & Brush Truck)