At approximately 16:39hrs on October 16, 2017 the East Greenbush Fire Department
was dispatched to the Wal-Mart store located at 279 Troy Road for a reported structure fire. As Car 1 and Car
4 were responding to the call, the East Greenbush Emergency Communications Center alerted both Chiefs that an
EGPD Sergeant arrived on scene and stated he had a heavy smoke condition inside the building and was investigating
further. Car 4 arrived first on scene and met up with the EGPD Sergeant in the back of the store, and it was
reported to Car 4 that the fire had been knocked down by an employee with a fire extinguisher. Car 4 assumed
operations and advised Car 1 on his arrival that the fire was knocked down and that there was still a heavy
smoke condition throughout the retail and grocery section of the store.
Engine 7, Engine 9, Truck 11 and Rescue 11 arrived a short time after
dispatch and deployed their ventilation equipment at both the front and rear of the large retail store. Truck 11
and Rescue 11's crew were positioned at the back of the building to begin ventilation. Engine 7 and Engine 9 were
positioned at the front of the building conducting ventilation operations. Engine 8 arrived a short time later
and command advised them to stage in the parking lot to remain in service to handle any additional alarms in
East Greenbush Fire District#3.
East Greenbush Car 1 requested our neighboring fire department;
the Clinton Heights Fire Department for additional ventilation fans. The Clinton Heights Fire Department
arrived on scene shortly after their dispatch with CHFD Car 2 and Utility 8 with their ventilation equipment.
Command also requested the Town of Schodack Fire Investigation team whom worked hand and hand with the
members of the East Greenbush Police Department on scene.
Car 1 operated on scene for approximately 2 hours with
Car 4, E-7, E-8, E-9, T-11, and R-11 along with the Fire Police Squad and members from the Clinton
Heights Fire Department. Upon termination of command the store employees were allowed back in the
store to work with management to have the store fully operational.