NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The Croton Falls Fire Department swore in its new chiefs for the new year. On Jan. 1, fire chief Daniel Dreyer, 1st assistant chief Trish Gallagher,  and  2nd assistant fire chief Sean Partenio were sworn into office by Mark Morin, chairman of the Croton Falls Fire District Board of Commissioners.

It officially marks the conclusion of Jason Blauvelt’s tenure at the helm of the department. He was chief from 2014 through 2016. During his time as chief, the department responded to more than 1,900 calls, upgraded apparatus and equipment and strengthened ties with mutual aid.