October is fire prevention month. Remember, smoke detectors save lives! Working smoke alarms are essential in every household. Have you changed the batteries in your smoke detectors and tested them lately? While your at it, create and practice a home fire escape plan.
On Friday morning, July 11th, Smallwood Mongaup Valley Fire Fighters were dispatched to a structure fire with explosion on Read Avenue in Smallwood. When they arrived, the entire front of the house and its contents were blown out due to a gas leak. Both White Lake and Kauneonga Lake FD’s assisted. There was 1 victim, […]
On Sunday July 6th, SMV held our 7th annual Fighting Fires 5k Run and Walk around scenic Smallwood Lake. Over 150 runners and walkers attended this years event making it a huge success. Later that day, we held our annual Open House with music by DJ Wes. As always there were free hot dogs, soda, […]
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 […]
On Tuesday June 10th, Smallwood was the epicenter of what many are calling a tornado.Countless trees were uprooted, and dozens of utility poles were snapped. Many residents sustained serious property damage and were without power for several days, but fortunately there were no reported injuries. The National Weather Service reported that winds were clocked at […]
On Saturday June 7th, the Smallwood Mongaup Valley FD, in conjunction with the Sullivan County ATV Association, hosted our first annual ATV Run. Over 125 riders attended this fundraiser from all over the tri-state area. The ride was over 30 miles long and was a huge success. Several thousand dollars was raised and will go […]
Shortly before 2pm on Sunday May 18th, Smallwood firefighters were dispatched to 17B at the entrance to Genna Estates for a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, it appeared the driver of the Honda Accord lost control and went off the road and into a ditch. Airbags did deploy and both the driver and passanger were […]
On Sunday March 16th 2008, the Smallwood Mongaup Valley Fire Company marched in full dress uniform 25 strong in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade held in Yulan, NY. Not only was a great time had by all, but we were proud to be awarded the “Best Appearing Overall” trophy.
The Smallwood Mongaup Valley Fire Company was awarded “Best Fire Department” in the Best of 2007 contest run by The River Reporter. The contest is judged by the readers of The River Reporter newspaper which covers Sullivan and Orange counties in NY also Pike and Wayne counties in PA.
The Smallwood fire dept is proud to announce it placed 4th at the 26th annual East Coast Firefighters ski race held at Hunter Mountain on February 13th. Nearly 100 departments participated in this event. The team of five firefighters dressed in full turn-out gear attempt to navigate through a race course while carrying a 50 foot fire hose. The team consisted […]