2018 Year in Review
 
By Bryan Healy
January 8, 2019
 

In 2018, the Hastings-on-Hudson Volunteer Fire Department answered a total of 1,040 calls for service. This number indicates one of our busiest years in the 142-year history of the department! The men and women of the Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department continue to answer alarms at all hours of the day, and in various conditions. These calls break down as follows:

- 558 Fire Calls
o 367 General Alarms
o 137 Company Alarms
o 44 Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Incidents
o 6 Mutual Aid Assignments
o 4 Rescue Calls
- 482 EMS Calls

We also would like to point out our top responders for the calendar year 2018. In 2018, a total of 24 members of the Department attended over 100 calls/alarms. Our department is comprised of 140 volunteers who devote thousands of hours each year to serving the Hastings-on-Hudson community.

The top 10 fire responders for 2018 are:
1) Lieutenant Brendan Woods (E-45) – 390 alarms
2) Firefighter Kent Osborn (E-44) – 296 alarms
3) Lieutenant Justin Gunther (E-45) – 255 alarms
4) Captain Alan Golds (E-46) – 223 alarms
5) Firefighter Bryan Healy (E-44) – 215 alarms
6) Firefighter Randy Caruso (E-44) – 193 alarms
7) Deputy Chief Jeff Bannon (E-44) – 190 alarms
8) Firefighter Tom Woods (E-45) – 166 alarms
9) Firefighter Terry Buechner (E-46) – 160 alarms
10) Lieutenant Alan Harmon (E-46) – 145 alarms

The top 3 EMS responders for 2018 are:
1) EMT Amy Tilipko – 223 calls
2) EMT Sabine Reichert – 158 calls
3) EMT Cyndy Travis – 139 calls

Although not counted in the top responders, it should be known the Chief Officers of the Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department answered their fair share of alarms as well:

1) Chief of Department - Car 2181 – Martin W. Gunther - 419 alarms
2) 1st Assistant Chief - Car 2182 – John Lindner - 241 alarms
3) 2nd Assistant Chief - Car 2183 – Ronald Paquette - 182 alarms
4) 3rd Assistant Chief - Car 2184 – Brian Schnibbe - 281 alarms

 
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