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.

The RC Technical Rescue Team is comprised of volunteers from the various fire departments, ambulance corps, and police departments throughout Rockland County. Three members of the Orangeburg Fire Department are members - Sergei Meyers, Lt. Joe Maggiore and Assistant Chief Pete Byrne

11-3 Asst Chief Pete Byrne
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44-18 Asst Director RCOFES Dan Greeley
Rockland County Technical Rescue Team
Rockland Paramedic Services
South Orangetown Ambulance Corp 

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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.

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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
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State Police
Orangetown Police

Department Stats

 Month
Alarms
Answered
Hours
Volunteered
2012 294 10,664
2013 252 9,508
 2014 268 7,754
Jan-15
25 538
Feb-15
19 526
Mar-15
32 441
Apr-15
31 438
May-15
29 338
Jun-15
25 582
Ju1-15

Aug-15
Sep-15
                       
Oct-15
Nov-15
           
Dec-15
           
YTD Total
161 2,873

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