Westchester County Department 234
During his swearing in speech on January 1, 2014, Mayor Frank Catalina spoke about the New Firehouse. In his speech the Mayor called for a public referendum for the construction of the firehouse. We all know the conditions of the existing buildings. Station 2 has been closed for over a year because it was unfit for Career Firefighters to inhabit. Station 3 and 5 are infested with rodents (both mice and rats). The bathroom is continually leaking and there are no separate facilities for female firefighters. The floor in the meeting is made of asbestos tiles which are cracking. The ceiling in the weight room leaks water from the apparatus room in Station 3. The floor at station 1 is caving in due to the weight of the apparatus and the career bedroom is located right behind the apparatus. The Chief of the Department does not have an office. He is given a mechanical room with no ventilation or fresh air. These are just a few of the problems with our current stations. If we are to finally get our new home approved we need to make the public aware of the conditions of the stations.
March 4 Monthly Meeting Washington Engine and Centennial Hose
March 5 Monthly Meeting Columbian Engine and Peekskill Fire Patrol
March 6 Meeting Cortlandt H&L and Centennial Hose
March 7 Fire Police Meeting Station 5
March 8 Department Drill Station 6 08:30
March 10 Department Drill Station 2 19:00
March 12 Association Meeting
March 15 St. Patrick's Parade 13:30
March 19 Officers' Meeting
March 22 Fill the Boot
March 27 Trustees' Meeting
The Secret List 3/4/14 0800 hrs
We regret to pass on to you that the Peekskill (Westchester County) Fire Department sadly reports the LODD of Career Firefighter Kevin J. Bristol. Kevin worked the night shift on 3/2,3 . Reports are that the Department responded to a kitchen fire at 05:57 AM. Kevin returned to his station and went off shift at 07:00. Around 14:00 his wife found him unresponsive and not breathing. Funeral arrangements are not finalized at this time. Our condolences to all affected. RIP.
I knew you as a kid, growing up without a care,
I knew you as a firefighter, strong, dedicated, a man without fear,
You battled the demons form the fires of Hell,
And bravely you did these things well,
And until the fire was out and the call of the situation under control was relayed,
You were proud to be a fighter, proud of the role you played.
There was never a time you didn't lend a hand,
To every firefighter, young women or man,
So I say this now to St. Peter at the Pearly Gates of Heaven,
Extend your arms,
Here comes a great firefighter,
Here comes Kevin.
And this I'll be sure of Kevin your work will never end.
So rest in Peace, my Brother, Rest in Peace my Gentle Giant Friend.