Friday, June 14, 2013 16:33 Maine Fire was Dispatched to a possible house fire, smoke coming from the residence. Chief 33( Richardson) arrived on scene to find a one story structure with heavy smoke and fire showing. Calling for mutual aid and his 2nd alarm.Chief Richardson and Union Center Chief 53 (Hoyt) were able to use water cans and fire extinguishers to slow the spread of the fire. Pumper Tanker 33 was the first arriving apparatus, and quickly stretched a line to the door. Crews made an aggressive interior attack and were able to knock the fire down, and save a majority of the structure. No one was home at the time of the fire, there were no injuries, all units were back in quarters and in service around 6:30 pm.Union Center, Glenn Aubrey, Newark Valley, Whitney Point, Nanticoke, Endicott FAST, and West Corners, and East Maine Fire were dispatched as mutual aid.
Sunday, December 8, 2013 Maine Fire was Dispatched to TIONA RD for a Fire in the wall, Chief 33 arrived on scene, reported Heavy Smoke and Fire, Requesting a 2nd Alarm. Engine 33 was first due, with Pumper Tanker 33 shortly behind. Maine Fire Crews went to work with interior operations to find heavy fire in the attic. A quick stop was made on the fire. Maine Fire was assisted by Union Center, Glenn Aubrey, Newark Valley, East Maine, Whitney Point, Endicott, and West Corners Fire. No one was hurt on scene, all units were back in service by 1730.
Thursday, August 22, 2013 07:34 Maine Fire was dispatched for a reported structure fire. Engine 33 arrived on scene to find heavy smoke coming from all windows and Requested a 2nd Alarm. Maine and Union Center made an interior attack on the fire but were driven back due to condition of the roof, crews worked defensivley for a short time and then returned for an interior attack. Pumper Tanker 33, Squad 53, Pumper Tanker 53, FAST 25, Engine 29, Ladder 29, Pumper Tanker 47, and Pumper Tanker 601 were on scene. No one was injured at the scene of the fire. All Units were complete and inservice at 13:15
Monday, August 12, 2013 14:11 Maine Fire was distpatched to Route 26 in the hamlet of Maine for a Car vs. Motorcycle with serious injuries. Command 33 arrived on scene and requested a second ambulance. Resuce 33, Squad 53, and Engine 33 were all on scene. Maine 8521 transported 1 patient. All units were complete and in service at 15:15
Sunday, May 5, 2013 12:10 Maine Fire was dispatched mutual aid to Newark Valley Fire for a reported house fire on Dutchtown Rd. Pumper Tanker 33 went responding with 6, 5 Green and saw a visible header from 38b. Once on scene P/T 33 Crews went to work pulling a hand line to the rear of the structure and started to assist with putting out the fire, while P/T 33 shuttled water to the scene. Two large propane tanks were helping to fuel the fire, multiple brush fires started in the area around the fire, additional mutual aid was requested to the scene. Chief 33 Adam (Silverstien) also responded to the call and assumed command of the water supply. Union Center Fire, West Corners FAST, Owego, Campville, and Newark Valley Fire were working on scene. Maine Fire returned in service shortly after 1400
Monday, April 22, 2013 11:26 Maine Fire was dispatched to a two car MVA with injuries at 26 and East Maine Rd. Rescue 33 and Chief 33 both went responding, Union Center Fire Squad 53 was also requested to the scene. Chief 33 arrived on scene to report two vehicles in traffic with minor injuries. Command was notified no injuries on scene one patient would be refusing medical treatment. Maine Fire returned in service shortly after the vehicles were removed from the roadway.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 David Silverstein
Maine Fire Department – Assistant Chief Honored for 40 Years of Service
David Silverstein an Assistant Chief with the Maine Fire Department of Maine, NY was honored on January 26th at the department’s annual review dinner for 40 years of service. Chief Silverstein received gifts and praise from his fellow department members.
Dave is the definition of a dedicated volunteer public servant working only for the satisfaction that he made the positive difference in someone’s life when that person could not help themselves.
Dave started his career as a volunteer firefighter in 1972, his accomplishments are many: Firefighter, Officer in the Department working himself up to our leader as Chief for 17 years, Charter member and an Officer of the Maine Fire Department Emergency Squad, Maine Fire Company President and Secretary, Maine Fire District No.1 Commissioner and Secretary. An active member in the Broome County Chief’s Association and the Western Broome Chief’s Association.
In his tenure with the Department not only has Dave touched the lives of many individuals as he rendered emergency aid to them, he has also touched the lives of many of the children that have been raised in the Town of Maine for many years. Dave has taught fire safety and toured children through the Maine Fire Station from local Churches, Maine Memorial School and Wide Horizon’s Nursery School. Not only does he teach to the children he also goes to community groups and speaks of fire safety.
Volunteer fire departments are made up of individuals with many different talents and professions. That is what makes the volunteer departments so rich is by drawing from those different talents and using each individual for their strengths. Dave by profession was a school teacher and with those talents has been one of the department’s best training officers; he has great firefighting knowledge and the talents to pay that forward to our members and other surrounding departments’ members.
Everyone in the Town of Maine and the Counties of Broome and Tioga owe Dave a great debt of gratitude for his 40 years of VOLUNTEER dedication to the fire service and giving unselfishly to aid those in need. It has been an honor to work side by side with Dave for many years and I know many others feel the same way. Congratulations and Thank You Chief Silverstein for what you have done and continue to do for us!
John Richardson, Commissioner
Saturday, March 16, 2013 MAINE FIRE CHICKEN BBQ
MARCH 24th, 2013 11am-Gone
Half Chickens 5.00
Kids Dinner : 6.00
PLEASE COME OUT AND HELP SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT
Friday, January 25, 2013 0545 Maine Fire was dispatched Mutual Aid to Newark Valley Fire to Settle Road for a reported House Fire with possible entrapment. Newark Valley Command confirmed there was no entrapment as Engine 33 arrived on scene. Engine 33 crews quickly went to work with Newark Valley Fire crews to attempt to control the fire. Pumper Tanker 33 and Rescue 33 also responded to the call. Maine Fire returned in service at 9:00am.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 09:21 Maine Fire was dispatched as Mutual Aid to Union Center to Bradley Creek Rd for a reported Chimney Fire with flames showing. Union Center Chief 53 arrived and advised of active fire contained to chimney. Pumper Tanker 33 and Chief 33-A arrived with 6 Firefighters and crews went to work laddering the building. Once on roof Maine Firefighters accessed the chimney and knocked down active fire/blocked chimney. Maine Fire returned to service at 10:30