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Sunday Calls Keep Croton Volunteer Firefighters Busy

Croton volunteer firefighters handled five calls in a little more than 24 hours Sunday.
Croton volunteer firefighters handled five calls in a little more than 24 hours Sunday. Photo Credit: Croton Fire Department/Facebook

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N. Y. -- A one-car accident Sunday on Route 9 in Croton was one of five calls handled in a little more than 24 hours by the Croton-on-Hudson Volunteer Fire Department, officials said.

In a Facebook post , firefighters detailed those five calls for service, including the accident in which the driver refused medical treatment. Other calls include three alarm activations that turned out to be accidental and one check for a gas leak that revealed a malfunctioning stove.

The car accident call came in about 2:33 p.m. Sunday for a single-car accident with injuries on southbound Route 9. The driver refused medical attention, fire officials said.

One of the alarm calls came from the elevator at the Croton-Harmon train station, which was set off in error. The other false alarm came from a maintenance facility at Metro-North Croton-Harmon Yards, officials said.

The third false alarm was a smoke detector that went off while cooking in a home on Finney Farm Road, officials said. All calls typically involve the response of several fire units.

The call for a gas leak came in about 5 p.m. from an apartment on Brook Street. That turned out to be a problem with the stove's burner, officials said.

Fire officials said the ability to handle so many calls is due to volunteers. Anyone interested in joining Croton's volunteer department can visit the website or send email to memberinfo@crotonfd.org .

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