Thursday, May 28, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
On Monday evening, May 18th, the Rockland County Technical Rescue Team joined the volunteers from Orangeburg to simulate a "trench rescue". This exercise took place on Chief Billy Harris Way and proved to be challenging. A "L" trench was used and the teams worked together to secure the walls so entry into the trench could be performed safely. Several volunteers remember the actual trench collapse on Lester Drive several years back where the OFD worked with the newly formed RC TRT to successfully rescue the trapped worker.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
On Saturday morning, May 16, 2015 several members of the Orangeburg Volunteer Fire Department went to the RCFTC to demo a new device. The new device was an improvement on an old piece of equipment known as a hose strap. The new device drastically improves the operation and our members were pleased with the device. After several test runs our members then had a discussion with the inventors of the device - both the good and bad. We will conduct additional testing the near future. The company is hoping this device will be available for sale within two months.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Early Tuesday morning, April 28th, the volunteers were called to the Palisades Parkway for a car fire. The GMC Yukon was on fire in the engine compartment and the front of the passenger compartment. Using the 1 3/4 handline, along with dry chemical extinguishers, the firefighters quickly knocked the fire down and were able to open the southbound lanes of the Parkway.
11-2 Assistant Chief Chris Jackson
11-3 Assistant Chief Pete Byrne