Thornwood Fire Department
Recent Calls
Thu. Mar 16th 2017
Residential Alarm

Time: 13:16 HoursLocation: 89 Eastview DrUnits Operating: Engine 88, Tower Ladder 1Description of Incident: Re...

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Tue. Mar 14th 2017
Commercial Alarm

Time: 09:24 HoursLocation: 11 Sunset DrUnits Operating: Engine 88, Tower Ladder 1Description of Incident: ...

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Wed. Mar 8th 2017
Motor Vehicle Accident w/ Injuries

Time: 18:23 HoursLocation: Saw Mill River Parkway, MileMarker 17.3, Exit 27 - Marble AvUnits Operating: R...

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Tue. Feb 14th 2017
Structure Fire

On February 14, 2017 at about 2AM in the morning the Thornwood Fire Department responded to 1008 Broadway, Little Buddah...

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Mon. Feb 13th 2017
Train vs. Tree

On February 13, 2017 the Thornwood Fire Department was dispatched to Commerce St, just north of Liberty St, for a Metro North...

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Thu. Jan 26th 2017
Mutual Aid Structure Fire

On January 26, 2017 at about 6AM the Thornwood Fire Department responded to Valhalla Fire District on a working fire. Valhall...

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Thornwood Fire Department Annual Inspection awards
Sun. May 8th 2011

Every year, the Thornwood Fire Department holds its annual inspection dinner. Although the members maintain all tools and equipment throughout the year, this is when everything is brought back to looking the way it did when we got it. The apparatus, hand tools, chainsaws, and firehouse, even parking lots are cleaned. Along with that, the inspection is also a time when members who have put many hours on calls and training are noticed and given an award. It is a friendly competiton among the men and helps build morale. The winners for 2010 are as follows:

Dispatcher of the Year

James Finn


Driver of the Year

John Shieble Jr.

Board of Directors

Venturer Firefighter of the Year

Maurice O'Conner

Fire Corps. Captain

Fire Corps Firefighter of the Year

Bobby Briggs

Squad Award

Walter Hickey

Squad Award

Tommy Chenet

Financial Secretary

Squad Award

Tommy Olsen

Recording Secretary

Rookie of the Year

Steven Van O'Strand

Firefighter of the Year 4th Runner Up

 Bryan Rushneck

Jr. 2nd Lieutenant

Firefighter of the Year 3rd Runner up

John Frengs

Firefighter of the Year 2nd Runner Up

 Ryan Rodgers

Ex Chief, 2nd Lieutenant

Firefighter of the Year 1st Runner Up

Brian Dwyer

Ex Chief, Commissioner

Firefighter of the Year

Bob Rodgers

Ex Chief


This year we also tried something new to boost morale and make a more friendly competition amongst the men. Each officer chose from Rescue 75, Tower Ladder 1, Engine 89 and Engine 88. Then the officers were given a squad to clean the rigs. Many members took it very seriously and it was a very close contest. The judges were kept secret but it was a very fair competition. And the Winner is:

Apparatus of the Year

Tower Ladder 1



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Thornwood Fire Department
770 Commerce St
Thornwood, NY 10594
Non-Emergency: 914-769-0345
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