Posted August 15, 2015 By Paul Balentine
Today York Village Fire celebrated it’s 99th birthday. This year marks our 99th year in business since the disastrous fire at the Marshall House on Stage Neck Point in 1916. We played host to a small number of out of town departments as our parade was a bit smaller than it usually is, no doubt, a sign of the times we are in now. Nevertheless, we soldier on holding on to our aged tradition. The crowd at the field at Moulton Park was just as good if not better than it usually is and the day was blisteringly hot. Firemen’s field day is always sunny and hot, but this year was much more so than in past years. We had one heat related injury to a civilian on the field and the patient was promptly treated by York Village firefighters and transported to York Hospital by York Ambulance. The Events were a great time and the camaraderie was clearly evident. A good time was had by all this year. Next year’s event will be a little bit different. The third Saturday in August next year will be an open house at the fire station instead of our standard firemen’s field day event. The big event for the 100th Anniversary occurs in September when we host the Maine State Federation of Fire Fighters convention (MSFFF). Mark your calendars for September 9,10,11, 2016. It is sure to be a big event and fitting for our 100th anniversary. address finder Check out our rig shots of the parade.
Thank You to Mr. James Topham for allowing us the use of his excellent photographs!!!!
Posted August 3, 2015 By Paul Balentine
Late in the evening on August 3, York Dispatch began recieving calls for a structure fire at the Realty Building at 240 York St. This is a large brick building right in the center of York Village. Rick’s restaurant and a laundromat occupy the basement and other businesses occupy the first floor. The second and third floor are occupied as residential room and board. There is no fire alarm or sprinkler system in the buildng. C-1 arrived on scene quickly and advised that he had smoke in the area and requested the first alarm working fire. A second alarm was quickly requested and help responded from York Beach, Ogunquit, Kittery, Kittery Point, PNSY, South Berwick, among others. Responding from York Village was Squad 2, Engine 4, Engine 6, Truck 8, and the SMART truck for lighting and manpower. Approximately 35 firefighters from York Village responded. Crews made searches of the upper floors and assisted multiple people from the building. Ladder 1 from York Beach took the rear of the buildng and made multiple rescues over the aerial and ground ladders. Firefighters were there most of the night. Damage estimates are in the $4-500,000 range. The fire cause was listed as accidental. Miraculously there were no injuries or fatalities.
Thank you to AJ and Shawn St. Hilaire for the use of their photographs as
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Posted July 16, 2015 By Paul Balentine
Posted May 25, 2015 By Paul Balentine
Today we carried on the annual tradion of marching in the annual York Memorial Day parade. This is a big event for York Village Fire and we take great pride in putting our Class A uniforms on and marching up York St. Through York Village. This year York Village Fire fielded 32 marching members.
Posted May 14, 2015 By Paul Balentine
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Posted April 28, 2015 By Paul Balentine
Posted April 26, 2015 By Paul Balentine
Firefighters were called to Route 91 for a cat stuck in a tree. Squad 2 and Truck 8 responded and put up a 24′ ground ladder to access the cat. As soon as she saw the approaching firefighters she went higher up the tree. Firefighters were eventually successful at removing the cat from the tree to a grateful owner.
Thank You to AJ St. Hilaire for the use of his photographs!!!
Posted April 6, 2015 By Paul Balentine
Approximately 0130 hours York Village Fire and York Ambulance were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Southside Road. near “Blaisdell Brothers” This is a sharp turn in the road which catches many drivers by surprise. York Village Fire has been to many serious accidents here over the years.
Crews arrived to find a vehicle standing on end up against a tree. The occupants had self extricated but the car was in a precarious position and the occupants were lying on the ground in close proximity so the decision was made to “strut” the car in order to stabilize it while crews were tending to the patients nearby. York Ambulance transported 3 patients to York Hospital from the scene.
Posted April 4, 2015 By Paul Balentine