Over the rails, into the stream

Columbia County 911 dispatched East Chatham firefighters and Chatham Rescue for a report of a vehicle in a ditch and one person with a hand injury in the area of 751 Route 295, East Chatham, September 13 at 8:50 a.m. Under automatic mutual aid Canaan and Red Rock firefighters were also called in. Arriving firefighters found a 2019 Mitsubishi that had gone off the roadway down an embankment about 30 feet off the roadway and into the Stony Kill. The vehicle was reportedly heading northeast on Route 295 went it went off the left side of the roadway. The operator, who was alone in the vehicle was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital by Chatham Rescue. State Police investigated. Firefighters were back in service at 10:10 a.m. Photo by RE Lindmark

Showing respect for those at Ground Zero. As part of national 911 ceremonies, Ethan Garbarini, 17, spent part of his day climbing. The Hudson/Tech Valley senior was participating in the 110 Story Challenge. In full turn-out gear, he used the stair climbers at Planet Fitness in Hudson to show his respect and to honor those at Ground Zero 20 years ago. Ethan has been a member of the Stottville Fire Company for the past three years and will enlist in the U.S. Army next month. The volunteer fireman is also a Hudson High School volleyball stand out. Photo by Lance Wheeler

In case of fire or entrapment. Chatham firefighters stood by at the demolition derby to provide fire suppression and extrication services. The derby was held during the annual Columbia County Fair over Labor Day weekend. Ghent firefighters provided a tender for water supply. Photo contributed

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