Monday, March 31, 2014

On Monday evening, March 31st, as our volunteers were gathering for the weekly drill, 44 Control put our tones in for a car fire at the corner of Western and Cedar.  The car had a working fire in the engine compartment.  Quick work by the crew on the 11-1750 knocked the fire down in several minutes.  As the 11-1750 crew was working the 11-2000 stood by at Maple and Western as a backup and in case the volunteers had another alarm.  Our friends from Tappan stood by on Kevin Drive.

11-1 Chief Neil Lynady
11-3 2nd Assistant Chief Pete Byrne
Tappan Vol FD
Orangetown Police Department
Monday, March 17, 2014

On Monday evening, March 17th, the volunteers headed north to the RCFTC. At the training center the volunteers practiced advancing hand lines to the second floor and our MAYDAY procedures. A Mayday is announced over the radio whenever a firefighter gets lost, trapped or runs out of air. A RIT, Rapid Intervention Team, gets deployed on Maydays. This evening we held several exercises where the Mayday was announced and the firefighters entered the building to locate, package, and remove the trapped firefighter

Sunday, March 16, 2014
Midday Sunday, March 16th, the volunteers were automatically called with our friends from Blauvelt to a chimney fire on Regal Street in Blauvelt. For any type of structure fire Blauvelt automatically has Orangeburg come with the 11-Tower and Central Nyack come with a FAST/RIT team. Under the direction of Blauvelt's Chief Chris Conklin, the Tower’s crew operated inside the house making sure the fire stayed within the chimney and not extend to the walls. Blauvelts crew went to the roof and used their "chimney snuffer" device to douse the fire burning within the chimney. The situation was under control within 15 minutes with very little damage done t the house.

11-1 Chief Neil Lynady
11-3 2nd Assistant Chief Pete Byrne
Sunday, March 09, 2014

Several volunteer firefighters from Orangeburg helped out at the High Intensity Training (HIT) Weekend at the Rockland County Fire Training Center.   Sponsored by the RC Fire Instructors Association this event is held once a year and the monies raised help fund the Andrew Fredericks Scholarship and various improvements to the training center. This weekend drew over 70 participants from Rockland, Westchester, Orange and Connecticut fire departments, 

Helping at this years event from Orangeburg was 2nd Assistant Chief Pete Byrne, Captain John Ahlf, Lt Brett Wolowitz and firefighters Pete Byrne and Emily Gunning

Sunday, March 09, 2014
On March 2nd the Tappan Zee High School sports team took part in the Penguin Plunge in Nyack's Memorial Park along the Hudson River to raise money for cancer.  The boys lacrossee team was one of the teams taking part. (pictured from left to right) Fire Fighter/Goalie  Sr. Conor Lynady, Fire Fighter/Defence men Jr. Brian Kearny, Fire Fighter/Defense men Chris Oettinger
Congratulations to FF Sr. Conor Lynady. He is the South Orangetown Rotary Club March Student of the month. Conor will receive the honor at a luncheon held March 19th at The Old 76 House

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2012 294 10,664
252 9,508
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