The last 2 weeks of September proved to be very busy for the members of the Oyster Bay Fire Department. In 14 days the Oyster Bay Fire Department responded on 7 mutual aid calls to local fire departments. Oyster Bay usually provides mutual aid about once per month.
On Saturday September 17th the Oyster Bay Fire Department was alerted to respond to the Bayville Fire Department with Engine 558 to assist in an evacuation effort in response to a gas main break. Members assisted in the removal of residents from their homes and then provided stand by at Bayville Fire Headquarters until the gas main had been secured.
On Monday September 19th the Oyster Bay Fire Department was alerted to respond to the Jericho Fire Department with ambulance 5526 to provide stand by coverage. This was in response to an overturned tanker on the Long Island Expressway that had resulted in a number of mutual aid units to the scene and for stand by purposes.
On Wednesday September 21st the Oyster Bay Fire Department was alerted to respond to the scene of a working house fire in Syosset. Tower
Ladder 554 responded from Headquarters within minutes. Upon arrival on scene the crew of Ladder 4 was designated the FAST team. They were soon put to work as an engine team and then a truck team.
In the early morning hours of Thursday September 22nd the Glen Cove Fire Department requested Engine 558 to respond for stand by. The Glen Cove Fire Department along with the Roslyn, Locust Valley, Glenwood, and Bayville Fire Companies operated at the scene of a working house fire. Engine 558 provided stand by for about 3 hours at Glen Cove Fire Headquarters.
Just before noon on Tuesday September 27th the Syosset Fire Department again requested mutual aid. This time it was for Ambulance 5526 to respond and provide a stand by crew along with Engine 513 from East Norwich. While the Syosset, Plainview, Hicksville, and Jericho Fire Departments operated at the scene of a working house fire in Woodbury.
On Tuesday evening the Bayville Fire Company was alerted for a report of a house fire with occupants trapped. The Bayville Fire Company automatically requested a FAST team from Locust Valley and an Engine from Oyster Bay. Engine 558 responded within minutes. Enroute they were directed to respond to Bayville Fire Headquarters. They provided mutual aid for about an hour while Bayville Fire Company units extinguished the fire. One aided was transported from the scene no occupants were trapped upon the arrival of Bayville Fire Company units.
In the early morning hours of Wednesday September 28th the Bayville Fire Company was alerted for a reported house fire with multiple callers. Upon the arrival of Bayville Fire Department Chief 509 a Signal 10 Working House Fire was transmitted for a private dwelling with heavy fire showing in the rear. Locust Valley Fire Department responded with a FAST team and Oyster Bay Engine 558 responded. While enroute the crew of 558 was advised that Locust Valley was going to work upon arrival and that they would become the FAST team. Members from Engine 558 prepared as a FAST team but shortly after arrival were put to work as an Engine team and then as a Truck team.