Saturday, July 05, 2014
Early Saturday morning a neighbor noticed a house on Sunset in Blauvelt was on fire. The initial call to the fire service was for Blauvelt, full response, Central Nyack for the RIT team and Orangeburg for their ladder truck. The volunteers from Orangeburg assisted with advancing hand lines into the house and positioning the ladder in the event the incident command, Blauvelt's Assistant Chief George Chondris, decided on a defensive attack.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
On Tuesday evening, June 24th, the Orangetown Chiefs held a seminar at Dominican College. The speaker, Jason Brezler, is a Major (ret) in the US Marine Corp having fought several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jason is currently assigned to Rescue 2 in Brooklyn. His presentation, Making Yourself Hard to Kill, explored his experiences with the Marines and the FDNY and what they have in common and what makes them different. The two and half hour presentation was well attended and everyone enjoyed the discussion. Seminar Chairman, Tappan Chief Fred Simms, stated "the success of this seminar will more than likely have us explore doing another one soon."
Monday, June 16, 2014
Monday evening, June 16th, the volunteers practiced their skills using the Jaws of Life Rescue Tool. Going through the initial set up of the scene, stabilizing the vehicle and then removing the roof and doors, some volunteers learned and others refreshed their knowledge. This type of hands on training is made possible by the donation of vehicles from our neighbors. To donate a vehicle for please contact the OVFD at 845-364-5921 or email@example.com.