Saturday, January 16, 2016
On Saturday afternoon the volunteers were sent to South Greenbush Road for an extrication call. A one car accident with the driver trapped. The vehicle impacted a utility pole causing the pole to split in half.
11-1 Chief Neil Lynady
11-2 Asst Chief Chris Jackson
11-3 Asst Chief Pete Byrne
South Orangetown Ambulance Corp
Rockland Paramedic Services
Orange & Rockland Utilities
Sunday, January 03, 2016
On Sunday about twenty volunteer firefighters from the Orangeburg Fire Department were trained to become part of the New York State Foam Task Force. The NYS Office of Fire Prevention & Control has deployed eighteen foam trailers throughout the state to be used in the event of a major incident requiring the use of foam. In Rockland County, this trailer is housed with the Orangeburg Fire Department. The state deployed most of the trailers along the railroad from Buffalo to Albany, north of Albany to the Canadian border, and south of Albany to the New Jersey Line. The next closest trailer to Rockland is in Newburgh.
The volunteer firefighters and members of the Rockland County Hazardous Material Team have had several training sessions in the past few months. The sessions, classroom and live fire, were held at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona and at the Orangeburg Fire Department. "We are well trained and properly equipped to make a difference in the event of an emergency involving flammable liquids", said Chief Neil Lynady. Chief Lynady thanked New York State and Rockland County for the high level of training and the commitment of this equipment. "Hopefully we never have to use it - but we are prepared if we have to."
Rockland County has an inventory of over 1,500 gallons of foam concentrate and just recently acquired National Foam's Terminator II deluge trailer - capable of deploying 2,000 gallons per minute. Both trailers will be deployed within Rockland County and can be called upon to assist in an emergency anywhere within New York State.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
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.