May 2004 Brings Another Busy Month of Action for the Rombout Firefighters

In the month of May, Rombout Fire Department responded to 47 calls.

This included 19 motor vehicles accidents, 16 automatic fire alarms, one medical assist call, two brush fires, one call for a smoke condition, three calls for oil and chemical spill, four building fires andone animal rescue. Rombout Fire Department provided mutual aid to City of Beacon, Chelsea, Glenham, Village of Fishkill and to Wappingers Falls for the Market Street fire, and received mutual aid assistance from the Village of Fishkill, North Highlands, Cronomer Valley, City of Beacon and Glenham Fire Departments during the month. This makes 218 total calls for the year.

Patricia Lamoree, President of the Rombout Ladies Auxiliary, announced "a successful penny social, that could not happen without the support of the businesses in the community." The money raised will help charitable organizations like the Fishkill Food Pantry of the Dutch Reformed Church and the Burn Center of Newburgh. Every year the ladies buy Christmas presents for the 62 retired firefighters residing in the Hudson Valley Fire Home in Hudson, NY besides donating to their recreation fund. The ladies also provide for the upkeep and care of the gravesites and Christmas wreaths for the deceased members of the Auxiliary at the Fishkill Rural Cemetery.

The Ladies Auxiliary would like to wish to thank the following businesses that donated to the social:

Adams Fairacre Farms, Aldo's Hair Design, Bella Pizza, Chan's Buffet 2000, Charlie Brown's Steakhouse, Chianti Ristorante, Cia Delimart, Craker Barrel, Dazzles Salon and Day Spa, Dutchess Hair Stylists, Fernwood Floral Designs, Finnegan's Grill, Fishkill All Sport, Fishkill Bowl, Fishkill Florals, J&J Pizza, Kathleen Carniver Ice Cream Shop, Lexington Bagel Shop, Main Street Gourmet, Michael's Sports Bar, Paesano's Bakery, S&J Wines & Liquors, Sam's Club, Season's Restaurant II, Southern Dutchess Bowl, Subway of Fishkill, T.W. Nail Technology, The Bagel Shoppe, The Stone Cottage, Tutti Quanti's, Venus Beauty Salon, Villa Marissa,, Willow Ridge Nursery, Wing it and Wing Sing Kitchen

About Rombout

Rombout is an all volunteer fire company formed in 1971, and is named after the “ Rombout Patent ” which once covered most of the land in Dutchess County, NY. Rombout has about 50 active members, and many more exempt/associate members.

Rombout Fire Company protects the Rombout Fire District. Rombout is one of five fire departments or districts that protect the residents of the Town & Village of Fishkill, NY.

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