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Sun. Dec 29th 2019
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HUDSON, NY - This holiday season, the members of CVFC adopted two veteran firefighters who now reside at the Firemen's Association of the State of New York's (FASNY's) Firemen's Home w...
Sun. Dec 29th 2019
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COTTEKILL, NY - We all know the words "He's making a list, He's checking it twice"; well on Saturday December 21st, 2019 dear old St. Nick did his annual pre-Christmas sleigh run in ...
Thu. Jul 18th 2019
COTTEKILL, NY - On July 17th, 2019 Fire Chief Brad Fiore promoted Timothy Houck and Erik Whispell from Exterior Firefighter to Interior Firefighter. Both members completed the NYS Interior Firefighte...
Fri. Jul 12th 2019
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COTTEKILL, NY - Members of the Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company (CVFC)along with Cottekill Fire District commissioners formed a committee back in January 2018 to design a new rescue pumper. Over the n...
Mon. Mar 25th 2019
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Burn Ban Decreases Wildfire Risks and Protects Lives and PropertyDepartment of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today reminds residents that with spring approaching condition...
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Fire Districts Work Together to Benefit the Public
Thu. Apr 1st 2010
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In March/April of 2010 The Cottekill Fire District placed into service a 2005 Pierce/Kennworth Contender series pumper, which was purchased from the Ulster Hose Fire District #5. Late last year the Fire Chief and the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Cottekill Fire District saw the need to replace an aging fire truck. The District?s 1989 E-One/Ford pumper needed more and more repairs at each year passed. ?It was a great truck and served us well for nearly 21 years?? says Chief Fiore, ??but parts are getting harder to find and by NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) standards it should have gone into reserve status last year.?

The goal was to find a truck that could fill in for 5 to 10 years while the District saved money to purchase a brand new truck being they just purchased a brand new truck 3 years ago. The minimum requirements determined were a truck no more than 10 years old that could pump 1000 gallons per minute and carried 1000 gallons of water.

Ulster Hose had plans to replace two of their five engines over the next 2 to 3 years. Hearing of the needs of a smaller fire company, the Chief and Commissioners of Ulster felt they could help by letting go of one of those engines early and running with 4 for the next year or so. Negotiations between the two Districts and Chief began in November of 2009 with the final sale at the end of March beginning of April.

In the midst of the negotiations Cottekill was also selling the ?89 pumper, which did go through in the beginning of February. With the help of a broker, Red Truck Sales out of Long Island, the ?89 was sold to a fire company in Bradley, SD. (Ironically Chief Fiore?s first name is Brad). This now posed a problem for Cottekill. They would be without a 2nd engine while awaiting voters in Ulster. Not forseeing any issues, Ulster came to the rescue once more for Cottekill and let them borrow the truck until the sale was final.

After getting the truck, members of Cottekill spent two weeks outfitting it (see Apparatus Unit 2312). It is now lettered for Cottekill as well, but still bares ?Engine 5? on the doors in remembrance of where it came from.

The Board of Commissioners and the Members of Cottekill would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Ulster Hose for all their help and generosity.

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