Rockland Co. Puts Out Fire Dept. Chili Cook-Off

PIERMONT, NY (WCBS 880/1010 WINS) – There was no five-alarm chili in Piermont this year.

WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reports

1010 WINS’ Kathleen Maloney reports

The annual fire department chili cook-off fundraiser was cancelled because the Rockland County Health Department caught wind of the event and determined it violates state regulations.

Since the chili was being served to the public, it must be prepared in permanent kitchens, not in private homes. The Health Department wanted the 35 private kitchens to have permits.

Firefighter Dan Goswick says they’re not angry, but they are disappointed.

“The rep from the county has a job to do and he did his job,” Goswick told WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams. “So, we understand.”

Goswick told 1010 WINS’ Kathleen Maloney that no one has reported getting sick in the years that the cook-0ff has been held. The fire department has made as much as $7,000 from the cook-off.

It was the firefighters’ own advertising that caught the attention of an inspector. The health commissioner says once her department knew about the cook-off locations, it had to intervene for public safety.

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  1. Steg says:

    A simple solution would have been to have the chili made on site. MANY other cook-offs do that, and the FD could have worked with the Health Dept. At the cookoff, the Health dept makes sure all pots reach 160 degrees.

  2. Don Ric says:

    another example of bureaucracy. dictionary.com’s meaning of bureaucrat is: an official who works by fixed routine without exercising intelligent judgment.
    this inane drone is saying that “permanent kitchens” are cleaner than 35 kitchens in private homes. i’d like to see the pig-pen he lives in.

  3. Roy says:

    No one got sick in the years prior ,to the best of my knowledge………..it’s a FUNDRAISER,and should be exempted from the code………………..I’ll miss the heartburn

  4. niklu says:

    This country needs an enima!

  5. I like chili says:

    I think people should shut up and mind their own buisness when people are trying to do things for the better. If it were to be prepared in unsanitary conditions thats 1 thing but these idiots are just causing problems and need their head bashed in.

  6. jd says:

    The government just keeps sucking the life out the party.

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