During 2021, we answered 371 calls for the year. These calls varied from automatic fire alarms, ems calls, car accidents and both Tankers responding mutual aid to working fires. 172 of these calls where with Greenwich , which we run a duel response with. We also responded 5 times into Stamford, CT which we have a long standing mutual aid agreement with being geographically close to them.
Here are a few notable incidents from 2021:
January 23rd: Banksville units responded to a large mulch pile that had caught on fire. An excavator was called into help extinguish the fire.
February 16th: Tanker 7 responded mutual aid to Bedford Village for an early morning garage fire on Harris Rd. The tanker supplied two loads of water to assist with suppression.
March : A new Chief's Car is placed in service replacing the 2011 Suburban
April 14th: Both Tankers and Engine 157 respond into Greenwich to a working fire on Meeting House Rd. Engine 157 laid 2,200 feet of 5 inch supply hose to a dry hydrant near by, while the tankers stood by.
July 4th: On a hot afternoon, Banksville Fire and Armonk EMS where dispatched to the Mianus River Gorge for an injured hiker. The Gorge is a 935 acre nature preserve with over 5 miles of hiking trails that navigate through some difficult terrain. The patient was reported to be at the furthest point of the trail. With access very limited with any type of motorized vehicle, Bedford Rescue 44 was requested mutual aid to the scene with additional personnel, being it could be a very labor intensive rescue. Crews where able to get the patient to a point where they where able to place them on the Armonk FD ATV, than removed the rest of the way out of the woods to a waiting ambulance on the street.
July 16th: Tanker 7 responds Mutual aid to Stamford for a working fire on Wire Mill RD. Stamford units made a quick knock down. T-7 supplied them with one load of water.
August 20th: Tanker 7 and Engine 157 respond to Armonk for a smoke condition in a large commercial building on Old Post Rd. Crews investigated and found the cause to be an electrical issue with a large refrigerator. Banksville Crews assist with ventilation.
October 1st: A fire in an attached garage breaks out on Smith Farm Rd. The fire extends up to the second floor and attic area of the house. Crews make an aggressive interior attack and are able to keep the fire contained to the left side of the structure. Multiple Mutual Aid companies are called in and a tanker shuttle was established do to no static water supply in the area. Firefighters where able to save two felines that where in the house.
October 2nd: Tanker 7 responds Mutual Aid to Stamford for Structure fire on Erskine Rd. Tanker 7 operated for over 4 hours shuttling water.
September: The 2011 Chevy Suburban was donated to Newtown Hook and Ladder in Newtown Connecticut to act as their Command Vehicle.
November: Banksville signs a contract with Seagrave Fire Apparatus for a new 2000 GPM Pumper to replace our 20 year old Water Supply Engine (E-157).
November 4th: Banksville Fire and Armonk EMS where dispatched to the top of Bedford Banksville Rd by the Bedford town line for a reported motor vehicle accident with extrication. While units where in route, They where advised the accident was in the Bedford Fire District. Banksville and Armonk units continued into the scene and together, with Bedford units extricated the patient out of the vehicle.
November 24th: Both Tankers respond into Greenwich for a working fire on Rivesville Rd. Tanker 7 and Tanker 17 both made a couple loads of water.
December 7th: Engine 158 Relocated to Port Chester Fire Headquarters along with Bedford Hills Tower Ladder 57 and Harrison Engine 10 while PCFD units operated at a 2nd alarm fire.
December 14th: Tanker 7 and Tanker 17 respond Mutual Aid to Bedford for a structure fire on Meadow Brook Rd. Both Tankers where part of a large tanker shuttle operation (13 Tankers in total).
December 25th: Both Tankers and Engine 157 Respond to the Northwest section of Greenwich, on Carpenters Brook Rd for a Garage fire with extension into the house. GFD crews where able to establish a draft rapidly from a near by pond. Banksville units stood by on the scene.