On Wednesday February 12, 2013 the Port Jefferson Fire Department responded to a reported commercial structure fire in vicinity of 1514 Main St. Port Jefferson FD Dispatch received multiple calls via Suffolk Fire Rescue & Emergency Services Communications for smoke showing from the shoe store across from Tara's Inn. Because the call came as a reported structure fire,Terryville Fire Department was automatically notified per a daytime automatic mutual aid agreement with Port Jefferson Fire Department.
Upon arrival of 3rd Assistant Chief Paul Langlois command was established As the first due PJFD Engine approached the scene, Port Jeff FD command requested they hit a nearby hydrant. Main St was subsequently shutdown at North Country Rd west to the Long Island Railroad Station. Port Jefferson Ladder 1 staged on Linden Place at the corner of Main St and proceeded to the rear of the building. Terryville responded with 1 Chief and 1 Tower Ladder Crews stretched 1 line into the 2 story commercial occupancy and quickly knocked down the fire. Assistant Chief Langlois requested mutual aid to the scene from Mount Sinai FD for a Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) to scene.
Port Jefferson Volunteer Ambulance Corp stood by as EMS at scene. Port Jefferson Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Requested a 2nd ambulance to respond to the scene and (1) ambulance from a neighboring department to standby at their Crystal Brook Hollow HQ’s. The Port Jefferson Fire Marshal was requested to respond to the scene.