Below is a news report from WHUC about a series of arson fires that occured in the City of Hudson on January 22, 1979.
The report was done by Jack Race. Jack later became a Columbia County Sheriff's Office dispatcher. He was dispatcher
11-14 and was the Communications Sergeant. I worked many hours with Sgt. Race.
Thank you to James Briscoe and Frank Martin Jr. for this clip.
WHUC REPORT 01/22/79
The three audio clips below are from Dave Wheeler. We
think they are from the 1970's. Dave recorded scanner traffic of incidents in Greenport and Stottville. Thank you Dave!!
In the clips you can hear the late Andy Hart of Greenport and then County Car 4 Jim Briscoe. The county dispatcher
at KEG-594 was Wendall Phillips of Stuyvesant.
Units heard include: ETA24, TA24, ETA25, ETA26, TA78,
Becraft M66, Stottville 50, M50, Portable 5 and Portable 3.
Addresses and areas being discussed
include: 19 Chester Ave, Maple Ave., Knickerbocker Ave., Greenport Parkway and Joslen Blvd. It sounds like they were dealing
with water problems.
If you can recognize any other voices please email them to Columbia.Page@yahoo.com
KEG-594 Clip 1
KEG-594 Clip 2
KEG-594 Clip 3
Additional names to the voices:
M66 was Gary Mazzacano.
ETA 24 I believe was Don McDonald
ETA 26 was Bill Zyko
GFD Car 8 was Phil Lomax
Car 7 was Pete Dallas
Car 6 was Leo Forando
Greenport Rescue Captain Tom Wright
The following two dispatch audio clips are from Ed Kostek. Mr. Kostek recorded these clips on his
cassette recorder with his portable scanner nearby. He recorded them for his Blue Light radio program on station WCKL.
The first recording is for a reported structure fire at Bliss Towers. Columbia County Fire Control Dispatcher
Ed Porecca 11-40, transmitted box 126 for 2nd and State Streets.
You will hear Hudson Car 6, Jim Coons
respond, the old Hudson fire horns and the sirens of the apparatus responding.
The second recording is for
a reported fire behind the Royalton on Warren Street. Columbia County Fire Control Dispatcher Ed Porecca 11-40, transmitted
box 325 for Park Place and Warren Street.
Once again you will hear Hudson Car 6 Jim Coons respond. You will also hear
the old fire alert warble.
It is believed these recordings are from the late 70's or early 80's.
Thank you Ed Kostek for sending these clips.
Box 126 Bliss Towers
Box 325 Royalton
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