Chief Lyman is a 44+ year veteran of the City of White Plains Department of Public Safety. He has the distinction of serving as the 8th career chief in White Plains’ history and has served as Fire Chief for the past 18 years.
Chief Lyman joined the White Plains Department of Public Safety in 1976. He earned the rank of Lieutenant in 1986 and was promoted to Deputy Chief in charge of fire prevention, training, emergency planning and plan review in 1997.
Firefighters provide prompt, high skilled assistance to victims of fire and other emergencies but also play a leading role in promoting public safety. Chief Lyman has been a strong advocate of fire prevention through public education and fire and building code compliance.
City of White Plains, New York
Watertown Fire Chief Matt Timerman is reacting to the findings of 2 reports into the death of Peyton Morse. He says those reports give him confidence to now call on the state to do a new internal investigation of the New York State Fire Academy, and not be afraid of the answers he thinks they’ll find.
With an autopsy report showing Peyton Morse was a healthy 21-year-old with no heart problems or pre-existing conditions, coupled with a report showing Morse’s air pack he was using at the state fire academy March 3, 2021, was in fine working order, Timerman says the state needs to start looking at another variable: the training environment at the fire academy.
“Now we’re left with pretty hard questions. How does a healthy 21-year-old firefighter with a functioning air pack - how does he go into cardiac arrest during training,” said Timerman.
WWNY-TV 7 FOX 28 Watertown
VIDEO: A teenager’s courage helped save lives from a ferocious fire on Long Island.
She noticed flames coming from her neighbors’ house and got three people and their dog out of their burning home, CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported Wednesday. This house in Massapequa Park used to be home to eight members of an extended family.
On July 24, the Kliperas lost everything but their lives. They credit their lifelong next door neighbor 19-year-old Antonina Barry, who was in her own backyard when she saw fire on their patio.
“At first it really just looking like a small grill fire and it just progressed very fast,” Barry said. “The flames were just growing.
The smoke billowed, but no one was running out. So Barry ran in yelling, “The house is on fire! There’s a fire! We have to go out the back! Let’s go! Come on!” she said.
WCBS-TV CBS 2 New York
Firefighters battled a Centerport blaze early Wednesday morning.
The Centerport Fire Department was sent to Jackson Crescent at 1:42 a.m., according to public information officer Steve Silverman. Firefighters saw flames and heavy smoke extending into the second floor.
Centerport firefighters used an aggressive attack on the blaze with two hose lines. The fire was extinguished quickly, and firefighters prevented it from spreading further through the house. Two family members escaped from the home, and no injuries were reported, Silverman said.
The Huntington Town Fire Marshal and Suffolk Police Arson Squad are investigating the cause of the fire. About 50 firefighters helped put out the fire, and they were under the command of Chief Andrew Heglund and First Assistant Chief Kyle McLaughlin.
PHOTOS: Area firefighters rushed to the scene of a fire that broke out — damaging eight cars and injuring one person — in a parking lot behind Hertz on Medford Avenue in East Patchogue on Wednesday afternoon.
Suffolk police said officers from the 5th Precinct responded to a call of a vehicle fire in a parking lot about 12:20 p.m. The person, who was not identified, suffered minor injuries to a hand, a Brookhaven town spokesman said.
It is not clear if the injured person required medical attention. Brookhaven's fire marshal office, which investigated, considers the fire "accidental in nature," a spokesman said. The fire started when a worker was removing a catalytic converter from a vehicle while using a cutting torch and the vehicle caught fire, the spokesman said, adding, that the worker believed that he extinguished the fire, but it spread to seven other vehicles.