Police & Fire

Mahopac Fire Department Holds Annual Open House

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Future Chief C.J. Mullen takes Dad by the hand to show him some cool stuff. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Jack Casey
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Jake Nicholson hugs Sparky the Fire Dog Credits: Joanne Cerbino
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The Mahopac firefighters were on hand to talk about all the equipment and apparatus. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Jack Casey
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Mohegan’s fire safety house gets a lot of attention from the young future fire fighters and EMTs. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Jack Casey
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Trooper Torhan puts Wiltse (K-9) through the paces assisted by Putnam County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Dunkin, with handler, Deputy Dalo. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Jack Casey
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Mahopac EMS shows off the newest live-saving device. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Jack Casey
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Dive Lt. Matt Faeth stands ready to field questions about the only dive team in Putnam County. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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The Putnam County chapter of the American Red Cross table is manned by Bill Giles and Greg Amato. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Jack Casey
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Alicia Nicholson helps her son, Jake, man the fire hose as MVFD firefighter Robert Kick looks on. Credits: Joanne Cerbino
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New York State troopers Fiegal and McIntyre get ready to show off the rollover simulator. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Jack Casey
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Sparky the Fire Dog shows how to man a hose line. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Jack Casey
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MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The Mahopac Fire Department held its annual open house last Sunday, Oct. 30. The warm and sunny weather brought people to fire headquarters on Route 6 by the score.

Mahopac fire equipment ringed the property and the New York State Police brought in the rollover simulator. Also on hand was Wiltse the bloodhound and Trooper Fran Torhand, the K-9 handler. Carmel Police Officer Brian Shay was there to help parents with the installation of infant and child car seats and to stress how important it is for the child’s safety.

Mohegan Fire Department brought up its fire safety house, something many school children have gone through. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department was on hand with its Lake Patrol and K-9 unit along with handler Deputy Dalo with Dunkin.

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The Chapter of the American Red Cross was there explaining its role in the event of emergency by providing aid and support to victims of fire and natural disaster. The Mahopac Falls FD Dive Team, the only dive team in Putnam County, was there explaining its role in countywide response to all water-related emergencies, search and recovery.

The driving force and main attraction of today were the members of the Mahopac Fire Department. All chiefs were present, as were the commissioners and the members—the ones who man the ambulances, fire trucks and all the specialized vehicles (fire police van for traffic control and Gator, the off-road vehicle instrumental in searches).

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