Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
Time:21:11 HoursLocation:600 Linda Av, Rosary Hill Senior HomeUnits Operating:Engine 89, Tower Ladder 1Description of Incident:Commercial alarm
Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
Time:18:38 HoursLocation:408 Swanson DrUnits Operating:Engine 89, Tower Ladder 1Description of Incident:Residential alarm
Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
Time:07:33 HoursLocation:1075 Broadway, Mt. Pleasant Cottage SchoolUnits Operating:Engine 89, Tower Ladder 1Description of Incident:Commercial alarm
Saturday, June 25th, 2022
Time:14:05 HoursLocation:11 Sunset Dr, Thornwood RSSUnits Operating:Engine 89, Tower Ladder 1Description of Incident:Commercial alarm
Friday, November 26th, 2021
Monday, July 19th, 2021
After over 23 years of dedicated service to the residents of Thornwood and the citizens of Mount Pleasant and surrounding areas, our 1998 Sutphen 95' aerial platform Tower Ladder has been retired ...
Sunday, September 6th, 2020
On September 5, 2020 the Thornwood Fire Department held its Annual Inspection dinner and Awards Ceremony. Obviously due to COVID-19, it was held a little differently. Usually the event is held in May ...
Thursday, April 9th, 2020
On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, The Thornwood Fire District held the installation of Chiefs during their regular monthly district meeting. The Fire District said goodbye and Thank you to now Ex-Chief Fra...
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R.I.T. Rescue Escape System Training Course
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

On March 25, 2017 the Thornwood Fire Company along with AAA Emergency Supply participated in a Train-The-Trainer course of our personalized Rescue Escape System. The course consists of several hours of instruction followed by a series of practicals. Prior to this training, we had nine qualified trainers to instruct this course in house. We now have a total of 18 instructors. The system is used as a personal rescue device to be used in emergency situations where the only way to save our own lives is to "bailout" a window from a home or high-rise. We hopefully will never have to deploy this system but it is required to be re-certified every year to remain an "Interior" firefighter. The system is a pouch containing 50 feet of webbing, a descender and a hook. Firefighters are trained to tie off safely and deploy the system as well as digging the hook into the window sill and deploying the system. Once a firefighter has done so, he bails out the window head first and hangs on to make sure the system is properly in place, then fully exits the window at which point the firefighter can descend to safety. This system has been used by the Thornwood Fire Company and many other fire departments throughout the county since 2010. We would like to thank AAA Emergency Supply for their assistance in training new instructors to carry out our program. Pictures of training below.

R.I.T. Rescue Escape System Training Course
R.I.T. Rescue Escape System Training Course
R.I.T. Rescue Escape System Training Course
R.I.T. Rescue Escape System Training Course
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Friday, November 26th, 2021
Monday, July 19th, 2021
After over 23 years of dedicated service to the residents of Thornwood and the citizens of Mount Pleasant and surrounding areas, our 1998 Sutphen 95' aerial platform Tower Ladder has been retired from service in the Thornwood Fire Department.
Sunday, September 6th, 2020
On September 5, 2020 the Thornwood Fire Department held its Annual Inspection dinner and Awards Ceremony. Obviously due to COVID-19, it was held a little differently. Usually the event is held in May each year and is preceeded by a two-week long "deep clean" of everything in the firehouse....
Thursday, April 9th, 2020
On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, The Thornwood Fire District held the installation of Chiefs during their regular monthly district meeting. The Fire District said goodbye and Thank you to now Ex-Chief Frank J.
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
The Thornwood Fire Department Chiefs and Fire Commissioners are closely monitoring any and all information coming out for this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As we are all experiencing something of this magnitude for the first time, we are taking proper precautions to minimize risk of spreading th...
Sunday, July 7th, 2019
On July 5th, 2019 the Thornwood Fire Company responded to 62 Whittier Drive for a dog that was stuck inside of a storm-drain pipe. At about 12:30 AM, the fire department was notified of the incident. Two of our smaller firefighters attempted to get close to the dog by climbing into the pipe, but wer...
Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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On Thursday May 30, 2019 the Thornwood Fire Department conducted motor vehicle fire training. One of our members, Firefighter O'Connor, donated an old unused vehicle to be used in the training. Firefighter O'Connor is currently deployed in the Marine Corps and graciously donated an old vehic...
Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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On Saturday May 18, 2019, members of the Fire Company participated in the 6th annual "Stayin' Alive Charity" Fun Run. Ex-Chief Kevin Dwyer, Lieutenant Matt Carroll, Lieutenant Ryan Perucci, Firefighter Walter Hickey, Firefighter Rich Miller, Firefighter Bailey Rodgers and Firefighter E...
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
On Saturday May 4, 2019 the Thornwood Fire Department held its Annual Inspection. Each year, the Fire Company cleans, inspects, and maintains every aspect of the Fire Department. For two-full weeks, members of the Company spend hours cleaning every hose, tool, ladder and truck of the Fire Company in...
Thursday, April 4th, 2019
On Thursday April 4, 2019, the Thornwood Fire Department held its Annual Company Meeting. The position of Chief, Line Officers and Company Officers are elected to two-year terms but still each year we conduct an election.
Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
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The Thornwood Fire Company will be hosting an Emergency Blood Drive on January 3rd, 2019 4:30PM - 9:00PM. Please come by and donate for those who need it. If you have any questions you can contact the Thornwood Fire Department at 914-769-0345.
Thursday, April 5th, 2018
On Thursday, 4/5/2018, the Thornwood Fire Company held their Annual Company Meeting in which new Officers were elected into position. The position of Chief and other line officers is a 2 year term in which an election is held, among active members, to determine the positions.
Saturday, October 28th, 2017
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On 10/28/2017 the Thornwood Fire District hosted a "wetdown" for our new apparatus, Engine 89. A "wetdown" is considered a dedication ceremony similar to the way new ships are "christened" before their maiden voyage.
Thursday, October 26th, 2017
On 10/26/2017 for our monthly Full Company Drill, Chief Kevin Dwyer, LT. Ryan Rodgers and LT. Ryan Perucci built a "burn pod". Inside we placed several items commonly found in a bedroom. We then simulated a trash fire and observed how the fire spread throughout the room with nothing more t...
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
On 10/25/2017 the Thornwood Fire Department responded to the entrance of Rose Hill Shopping Center for a Cement Truck on fire. Engine 89 and Engine 88 arrived quickly and extinguished the fire. The truck was no longer operational and Mark's Towing responded for the tow.
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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On Tuesday May 30, 2017 The Thornwood Fire District took delivery of our new 2016 Sutphen Engine which will be replacing our 1991 Pierce Engine. Driver training on the new engine has commenced and will continue throughout the week to hopefully have the new engine in service by June 1st.
Sunday, May 7th, 2017
On Saturday May 6th, 2017, the Thornwood Fire Company held its annual Inspection dinner and Award ceremony. This event is where the Fire Commissioner's and the members congratulate the Chiefs and line Officers and recognize members for their years of service and outstanding accomplishments.
Friday, April 7th, 2017
On Thursday, April 6th 2017 the Thornwood Fire Company held our annual meeting. This is a meeting held every April where we discuss our budget for the year and vote on new officers for the company. This year we had two line officers resign and added two new officers to the line up.
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On March 25, 2017 the Thornwood Fire Company along with AAA Emergency Supply participated in a Train-The-Trainer course of our personalized Rescue Escape System. The course consists of several hours of instruction followed by a series of practicals.
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In February 2017, the Thornwood Fire Company said goodbye to our 1991 Pierce Lance Pumper, also known as, Engine 89. Engine 89 served the Thornwood Fire Company very well over the years as a first due attack engine, a mutual-aid engine and a second due and third due engine.
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