On the evening of Saturday July 5th, Smallwood Mongaup Valley firefighters were dispatched to Orange Avenue for a report of a deck collapse with multiple injuries. Upon arrival of the scene, rescuers found 12 victims, 1 in which was serious. A dozen people were preparing to have a late night cook-out on the 12 foot high deck when it collapsed. One victim, who was critical, was air lifted to St. Francis. Bethel EMS and Mobilmedic assisted at the scene.