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Hartsdale Fire Babysitters' Course

Deputy Chief Frank Musorrafiti, September 15

Hartsdale Fire District Annual Babysitters' Course

The Hartsdale Fire District is proud to announce our 51st Annual Babysitters Course to anyone twelve years of age or older who has not taken this course before.

This valuable course is offered every year as a service to our residents and neighbors. It provides basic training for our students to be qualified babysitters. As a babysitter, you are ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Deputy Chief Frank Musorrafiti, September 01

Students who are returning to school this September may rely on school buses to get them to and from school safely.

Did You Know: School buses are the most regulated vehicles on the road; they’re designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in preventing crashes and injuries; and in every state, stop-arm laws exist to protect children from other motorists.

If you are driving, ... (Full Story & Photos)

West Hartsdale Ave Water Main Break Causing Low Water Pressure, Road Closure

Fire Chief Ray Maseda, August 22

On Monday evening, August 21st, a water main break in front of the Fire Station on West Hartsdale Avenue caused road damage and temporary water system pressure fluctuations in the Fire District's Ridge Road, Secor Road, and West Hartsdale Avenue sections. The water main break was discovered around 8:43 PM by Fire Department personnel when water was observed coming from the ground in the roadway next ... (Full Story)

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Deputy Chief Frank Musorrafiti, August 16

Hoarding can be a fire hazard. Many occupants die in fires in these types of homes. Often, blocked exits prevent escape from the home. In addition, many people who are hoarding can suffer injuries when they trip over things or when materials fall on them.
Hoarding makes fighting fires and searching for occupants far more difficult. Responding firefighters can be put at risk due to obstructed exits, ... (Full Story & Photos)

July is Summer Safety Awareness Month

Deputy Chief Frank Musorrafiti, July 18

The 2023 Summer is here! Review the Summer Safety Checklists and have a Great and Safe Summer!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Deputy Chief Frank Musorrafiti, June 24

Yesterday afternoon at approximately 1:30 pm, Greenburgh Squad 36 was requested to Avon Circle in the Rye Brook Fire District for a reported vehicle that had struck a building.

Westchester County Technical Rescue Team along with Greenburgh Squad 36, which consists of units and manpower from Hartsdale, Fairview, Greenville, and Scarsdale were dispatched and responded to the scene.

Upon arrival ... (Full Story & Photos)

Busy few days for Hartsdale Firefighters..

Deputy Chief Frank Musorrafiti, June 22

It has been a busy few days in the Hartsdale Fire District, as HFD Firefighters responded to a couple of Structure Fires (code 10-75s) in the area.

On Father’s Day, June 18th, at approximately 3:20 pm Hartsdale Fire was dispatched to the area of 300 High Point Drive for an outside smoke investigation. HFD units responded, checked and cleared the area, and then concluded that the reason for the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Deputy Chief Frank Musorrafiti, June 09

Hurricane season is here. Know how to protect yourself in case of a storm.... (Full Story & Photos)

Hartsdale Fire Joins in on "The Fun in the Sun" at Highview Elementary School

Deputy Chief Frank Musorrafiti, June 02

Hartsdale Firefighters joined in on the festivities at the annual year-end “Fun in the Sun” event at Greenburgh’s Highview Elementary School.

Together with approximately 260 students, Highview staff, and local volunteers, Hartsdale Firefighters cooled off the excitement by having groups of students operate, flow, and advance actual hoselines toward a simulated fire!

Participants had fun opening ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Member Alan Zale, May 29

Those who made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting our country’s freedom were honored at the annual Hartsdale Fire Department Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29, 2023.

During the ceremony at DeSanti Plaza, across from the Hartsdale Train Station, Firefighters Justin Vializ, a Marine veteran, and Firefighter Christopher Gallo laid a wreath at the Veterans Memorial.

Following the ceremony, the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Sacred Heart Field Day at Ridge Road Park

Deputy Chief Frank Musorrafiti, May 28

This past Thursday, May 25th, the Hartsdale Fire Dept. (HFD) joined in on the Sacred Heart Elementary School Annual Field Day Event at Ridge Road Park.

HFD members joined in on the fun and supplied a Fire Prevention & Safety Trailer designed to mimic real-life scenarios that represent some of the most common fire-related threats to our community: kitchen and bedroom fires.

HFD Firefighters instructed ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Deputy Chief Frank Musorrafiti, May 16

After a 3.5-year hiatus due to the Covid Pandemic, the Hartsdale Fire Department's Promotions & Meritorious Awards Ceremony was back in full swing and regalia.

The esteemed event was well-orchestrated, highly spirited, and deeply inspirational as the members of the department were celebrated for their proven commitment, dedication, and professionalism to the job, and to the community they swore ... (Full Story & Photos)

Memorial Day Parade 2023

Deputy Chief Frank Musorrafiti, May 13

Hartsdale Fire's Annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade will take place this year on Monday, May 29th @ 10 am.
Please come join us at the Veterans' Memorial at DeSanti Plaza in front of the Hartsdale Train Station as we pay tribute to those who bravely served our country in the armed services. Together with the Town Veterans Committee, Town leaders, and local Scout Troops, our Greenburgh Firefighters ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Deputy Chief Frank Musorrafiti, May 10

On Wednesday, May 10th Greenburgh Firefighters (consisting of Hartsdale, Fairview, and Greenville Fire Depts.) were tasked with the honor and privilege of providing Fire, EMS, and HazMat safety services on the grounds of SUNY Westchester Community College (WCC) in Valhalla, during President Joe Biden’s speech to more than 200 New Yorkers.... (Full Story & Photos)

April is Poison Awareness and Wildfire Prevention Month

Deputy Chief Frank Musorrafiti, April 16

Wildfire season is getting longer, scarier and more dangerous. Protect your house and loved ones by applying the 30-foot rule.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Deputy Chief Frank Musorrafiti, April 16

Information you need to know to keep your kids safe from poisoning.... (Full Story & Photos)

Quick Response by Hartsdale Fire Saves Private Dwelling

Deputy Chief Frank Musorrafiti, April 11

This past Saturday afternoon, April 8th at 3:28 pm, Hartsdale Fire received a 911 phone call from the residents of 21 Sherbrooke Road stating that their house was on fire and their children were on the premise. An immediate Structure Fire Assignment was dispatched, bringing the full Hartsdale Fire complement of Car 2172, E-169, E-170, & TL-15 along with Fairview FD E-175, and Scarsdale FD L-28 to ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Deputy Chief Chip Nanko, March 24

Nearly 60% of home fire deaths occur in homes without smoke detectors. Working smoke alarms save lives and property.... (Full Story & Photos)

Martin Luther King Day

Deputy Chief Chip Nanko, January 16

Let us celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by honoring his legacy and living up to his dream.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Residents Sought for Open Fire Commission Seat

Fire Chief Ray Maseda, January 13

There is currently a vacancy on the Board of Fire Commissioners. As per Fire District Law, the current Board will appoint a replacement to serve on the Board for the remainder of this year and potentially through December 31, 2025.

Any resident of Hartsdale Fire District who is interested in applying for this open position should submit a letter of interest and resume to Sharon Spagnoli by email ... (Full Story)

Operation Candy Cane 2022

Member Alan Zale, December 16

Hartsdale Fire Department Engine 169 was magically turned into a big red sleigh recently for a very special visitor to the Hartsdale Fire District.

Santa, along with Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and a team of elves, visited more than twenty communities in the district on Saturday morning, December 10th, during the department’s eight annual Operation Candy Cane. Since 2015, off duty members of the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Member Alan Zale, December 15

Captain Irwin “Win” Rosenblatt, left, was honored by the Hartsdale Fire Department for his sixty years of service to the Hartsdale Volunteer Fire District.

Former Hartsdale Fire Chief, Walter Schoonmaker, presented Captain Rosenblatt with a statue paying tribute to his many years of service.

Both current and former volunteers, along with many career department members, gathered at Hartsdale Fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

Election Results

Chief of Department Ray Maseda, December 13

The results of the fire district election are:

Thomas Maguire - 140 votes
Richard Bruno - 59

The proposition for the property purchase bond FAILED to pass. Yes - 63, No - 149... (Full Story)

Property Purchase Presentation Materials

Chief of Department Ray Maseda, December 07

A sincere thank you to the Hartsdale Neighbors Association for moderating the public forum on our upcoming bond proposal last night. The annotated presentation and geotechnical engineering report on the 22 So Washington Avenue property are attached and can be found below.

A video recording courtesy of the Hartsdale Neighbors Association is available on Youtube at the link below.

... (Full Story)

OPERATION CANDY CANE - Dec. 10 - 9am- - 1pm

Deputy Chief Chip Nanko, December 06

The Hartsdale Fire Department is proud to announce our annual Operation Candy Cane,
which will take place rain or shine on Saturday, December 10th, 2022 from 9am – 1pm.
Off-Duty Hartsdale Firefighters will spread Holiday Cheer by escorting Santa Claus around the
community in a Fire Apparatus Sleigh handing out Candy Canes to all attending children &
adults. Printed below is a full list of Stops ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Chief Ray Maseda, December 01

The Hartsdale Fire District seeks public approval to purchase a parcel of land and the existing building at the rear of the Central Avenue Firehouse at 25 South Central Avenue. The land purchase, funded by a proposed bond, is sought to deal with area flooding issues, traffic and pedestrian safety, and building structural problems with the existing 91-year-old firehouse.

The Fire District’s bond ... (Full Story)

Happy Thanksgiving

Deputy Chief Chip Nanko, November 24

The Hartsdale Fire District would like to wish our community a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving Season. We are very appreciative and thankful of your support and kindness over the years. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Notice of Fire District Elections and Bond Issue

Fire Chief Ray Maseda, November 23

DECEMBER 13, 2022

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that pursuant to Section 175 of the Town Law, the annual election of the Hartsdale Fire District will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at Hartsdale Fire Station No. 1, 25 South Central Park Avenue, Hartsdale, Town of Greenburgh, County of Westchester, State of New York, for ... (Full Story)

Holiday Cooking Safety

Deputy Chief Chip Nanko, November 23

Top 10 safety tips
-Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on the food.
-Stay in the home when cooking your turkey, and check on it frequently.
-Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay three feet away.
-Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Deputy Chief Chip Nanko, November 11

Thank you, Veterans, for your service, protection and support.

"As we express our gratitude. er must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
John F. Kennedy... (Full Story & Photos)

Fall Back

Deputy Chief Chip Nanko, November 05

Nearly 60% of home fire deaths occur in homes without a working smoke alarm. Check your smoke alarms when you change the clock.
​Smoke alarms with non-replaceable 10-year batteries are designed to remain effective to up to 10 years. If the alarm beeps, warning that the battery is low, replace the smoke alarm right away.! ​
For best protection, interconnect all smoke alarms. When one alarm sounds, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Deputy Chief Chip Nanko, October 31

- Halloween is super exciting for kids but can also be very dangerous. On average, twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking
on Halloween compared to any other day of the year. Stay safe by staying VISIBLE: bring flashlights, glow sticks and reflective goodie
bags, and add reflective tape to costumes.

- Don’t assume the right-of-way on Halloween night. Motorists ... (Full Story & Photos)

HFD Baby Sitting Class Celebrates 50 Years

Member Alan Zale, October 10

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Hartsdale Fire Department’s Baby Sitting Class held its annual graduation ceremony at Station 2, on Thursday evening, October 6, 2022.

Hartsdale Fire Department Deputy Chief Chip Nanko and Captain Frank Musorrafiti handed out certificates to the students who successfully completed the class.

The HFD Baby Sitting Class teaches students how to handle different ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2023 Budget Hearing Notice

Chief of Department Ray Maseda, October 05

Pursuant to New York State Law, the 2023 Fire District Proposed Budget Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 8:00 PM at Fire District Headquarters, 300 West Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale, NY. Please refer to the attached budget notice and proposed budget documents for detailed information.

Copies of the proposed budget are also available free of charge at Fire DIstrict Headquarters at ... (Full Story)

A Blessed Yom Kippur

Deputy Chief Chip Nanko, October 05

Sharing with our Jewish community blessings and joy on this most special and holiest of days.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Deputy Chief Chip Nanko, September 11

Today we honor and remember all those that lost their lives and all those that have died and become sick over the past 21 years due to illnesses caused on that day. We remember the sacrifices made by thousands of individuals and honor them by performing acts of service for our communities.
There will be a Ceremony in Hartsdale at the 911 Memorial wall at Webb Field on North Central Ave. starting ... (Full Story & Photos)


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