Saturday, November 21, 2015
The Orangeburg Fire District will be holding its annual Fire Commissioner Election on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the Dutch Hill Road firehouse from 6-9pm. The district will be electing one (1) Fire Commissioner for a five year term.
Monday, November 09, 2015
THE ORANGEBURG VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARADE. PARADE PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGE TO TAILGATE WHILE PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON THEIR APPARATUS. THE PARADE WILL KICK OFF RIGHT AT 6 PM. TROPHIES, FOOD AND BEVERAGES WILL BE AT THE FIREHOUSE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PARADE. SANTA WILL ALSO BE AT THE FIREHOUSE TO HEAR CHILDREN’S WISH LIST AFTER THE PARADE.
USE THE BELOW LINKS FOR MORE INFROMATION.
There is no admission fee as this is not a fund raiser. This event is paid for by the volunteer firefighters of Orangeburg so our neighbors and neighboring volunteer fire departments can take a break and enjoy the Holiday Season
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
On Tuesday afternoon, November 3rd, 2015, the volunteers were called out for a car down the embankment from the CVS store in the Orangetown Shopping Center. While responding Assistant Chief Pete Byrne was notified by 44 Control that the car may be down a second embankment by the Church at 10 Oak Street. Arriving on the scene within a minute Byrne advised Control, and the responding units, the car was at 10 Oak Street and two people were trapped - Byrne also requested EMS to the scene.
Having all Orangeburg personnel on the scene operating the volunteers from Tappan were called for an engine to the scene to assist with precautionary hand lines. After the victims were removed the South Orangetown Ambulance Crop transported them to the hospital for further treatment and observation.
11-3 Assistant Chief Pete Byrne
Tappan Volunteer Fire Department
South Orangetown Ambulance Corp
Pearl River Ambulance Corp
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
On Tuesday afternoon, September 29th, the volunteers were sent to RPC - old Children's Hospital - for an automatic alarm. Assistant Engineer Aaron Duffy led the initial team in the building where they came upon a room with a slight haze and a broken thermostat.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
This past week several members of the Orangeburg Volunteer Fire Department took the NYS Live Fire Foam Operations Course at the Rockland County Fire Training Center. The course was three evenings - Classroom the first evening and then hands on training the next two. After the initial size up the volunteers needed to calculate how much foam was needed to extinguish and then control the liquid fire. Then three teams assembled - one team to turn off the leaking valve, one team to provide foam coverage on them and one team to put water on the container to keep it cool. Teamwork.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
The Orangeburg Volunteer Fire Department received a call for help from one of our neighbors for a flooding condition. Upon arrival on the scene Assistant Chief Byrne encountered about three and a half feet of water in the basement. The volunteers secured the water, electric and gas and used three portable pumps to remove the water. With the assistance of Orange & Rockland, United Water and OPD, the volunteers had the family back in their house within three hours.
Asst Chief Byrne
Orange & Rockland Utilities