ANNUAL ELECTION  - December 12, 2017

In tonight's election, sole candidate Warren Hershkowitz received 111 votes.  The Board of Fore Commissioners thanks all who came out to vote.
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ELECTION INFORMATION

The District has received one petition for placement on the ballot in the December 12th election.  

Mr. Warren Hershkowitz will run unopposed for a seat on the Board of Fire Commissioners.   (see details above). 

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2018 Budget

The Board of Fire Commissioners has approved the district budget for 2018.  This budget results in a tax levy that is under the NYS Tax Cap set for 2018. 

To see the final budget, click here.

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TAPPAN ZEE RESCUE - APRIL 7, 2017

A crew from Greenville Fire District responded to a rescue call from the Tappan Zee Bridge construction site.  A worker injured his ankle on a catwalk below the main roadbed of the partially constructed bridge and was unable to climb back to safety.


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PROPOSED ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY

On February 10, 2017, the Greenville Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners sent another letter to the Zoning Board of Appeals in response to the Zoning Board's conditional negative declaration in connection with the proposed assisted living facility on Underhill Road.  To see the letter, click here.   

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE

Following is a series of questions posed by a community member regarding how Greenville Fire District handles medical emergencies - with the district's replies:

1. Does the district respond to every health related emergency within the district? If not how do they determine which ones to respond to?  
In addition to fire and other emergencies, the Greenville Fire District is dispatched by Westchester County's 60 Control to situations requiring emergency medical services (EMS).  We have an Inter-Municipal Agreement (IMA) with the Greenburgh Police Department through a tiered EMS System.  Greenville Fire District provides Basic Life Support (BLS).

2. What type and how many vehicles do they send to each health emergency?
This varies depending on the nature of the emergency. One apparatus is dispatched for a "typical" EMS response.  Additional apparatus may respond as needed.

3. Are any of the district personnel answering the call EMS certified?

Yes.  All career members are either EMS certified, or in the process of renewing their certification.

4. What other agency responds to these health emergencies?  
See #1 above.

5. Which agency is primarily responsible for responding and taking care of the person with the health emergency?   
Greenburgh Police Department has primacy.  If Greenville Fire Department is first on the scene, we will have primary medical responsibility until relieved by a higher level of care. 

6. If the person with the emergency requires emergency hospitalization, who transports them to the hospital?  
Greenburgh Police Department is responsible for transports. A Fire District firefighter may accompany the Greenburgh Police Department transport in exigent cases.

7. Is the policy above required by law or has it been determined by the district that this is the best way of servicing the district? 
See #1 above.
 
The above responses are provided as a courtesy.   The Fire District does not typically respond to written requests for information, and will not do so in the future.  To that end, the specific questions posed and answers provided do not necessarily provide the full context for the general issues presented.  The Board addresses questions from the public at the monthly meetings.  We invite you to attend our meeting so that a more complete discussion on this, or other, issues can be had.  Our next meeting is on February 8th at 6:30 pm.

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PROPOSED ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY

At its meeting on December 14, 2016, the Board of Fire Commissioners resolved to send a letter to the Town of Greenburgh Zoning Board requesting a full SEQRA evaluation of this proposed project.  Click here to see that letter. 

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New Chairman of the Board

At its Annual Organizational Meeting on January 13, the Board of Fire Commissioners elected Helene Orce to serve as Board Chairman for 2016.  Ms. Orce has been a Board member since January 2007, and is the first woman to serve as a Fire Commissioner at Greenville Fire District. 

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Greenville Fire District receives $2500 grant

Greenville Fire District received a $2500 fire prevention grant from FM Global.  These funds will be used for the purchase of evidence collection equipment and tools. 

The Global FM fund presentation.  Left to Right:

Chief Daniel Raftery, Lieutenant Robert Kearns, and John Snyder, FM Global Representative                                                                                                                 

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ISO IMPROVES DISTRICT'S FIRE PROTECTION RATING

As a result of a recent review, the district's ISO rating, or Public Protection Classification, has improved from a Class 4 to Class 3.  The Insurance Service Office (ISO) evaluates fire departments to determine their fire protection capabilities.  Nationwide, fewer than 4,000 of the more than 47,000 fire departments evaluated by the ISO have attained a rating of 3 or better.  This rating is used by many insurance companies when determining insurance premiums, and a favorable rating may have a positive impact on premiums.  For more information on the ISO rating and what it signifies, visit the ISO website by clicking here

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NEW YORK STATE COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE REVIEWS GREENVILLE FIRE DISTRICT

At the District's June 2015 Board of Commissioners' meeting, auditors from the firm of O'Connor Davies were in attendance to present their findings in their examination of fiscal 2014.  They reported that the district's financial records - and their financial controls - are exceptionally "clean" particularly for a district of Greenville's size.  A link to the full audit report can be found on the Financial Information Page.

In the summer of 2014, two auditors from the State of New York's Office of the Comptroller performed a lengthy, in depth "risk assessment" of Greenville Fire District.  The purpose of this assessment process is to identify weaknesses in a municipality's operations, in order to recommend and monitor any needed improvements.  

After reviewing Greenville Fire District's operations and procedures, the State determined that there were in fact no recommendations for improvement needed, and did not follow the risk assessment with a full audit as is often the case.  A letter issued to Greenville Fire District reporting the Comptroller's findings can be read here.    

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GREENVILLE WINS GRANT FROM FEMA

Greenville Fire District has received a grant under FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.  The grant will pay for the installation of a source capture exhaust system. The grant project cost is $34,000.

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A NEW LOOK FOR THE FIREHOUSE

Over the summer of 2012, new apparatus room doors were installed on the front of the firehouse.  The new doors are better insulated, and lighter than the glass doors that were installed during the 1991 building restoration.  Before and after pictures are below:

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