East Northport Fire Department Extinguishes House Fire
On Monday, April 24, 2017 at 12:08 p.m., the East Northport Fire Department responded to a Working Residential Structure Fire on Barry Drive.
Under the command of Chief Dan Heffernan and Assistant Chiefs Dan Flanagan and Tom Bourne, Engine and Truck crews worked to extinguish a room and contents fire in the rear of a private house.
The scene was deemed under control in 20 minutes. One civilian was evaluated by EMS at the scene for smoke inhalation.
East Northport Fire Depatment operated with 40 members using three engines, an aerial ladder, two ambulances, Paramedic unit, fire police unit, two rehab/support units as well as the Cyanide Response Team provided by Paramedics from the Dix Hills Fire Department, Greenlawn Fire Department and the Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Due to the quick actions of members, the fire was extinguished with minimal extension to other areas of the structure and property damage was kept to a minimum.
Mutual aid was provided by the Northport Fire Department with a Rapid Intervention Team at the scene, and the Commack Fire Department and Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps to stand by with an Engine and Ambulance for additional alarms.
Story by Steve Silverman, Photos by Laura Riccio and Ryan Koch