Saturday, October 18, 2014
This year's annual Halloween Parade will be on Friday, October 31st, starting at 6:30 PM at the Orangeburg firehouse. The parade route will proceed from the firehouse to Dutch Hollow Drive, Devon Drive and Parkway Drive South. The parade will end at the Orangeburg firehouse where the volunteer firefighters will serve donuts and apple cider to our neighbors. This is a long standing tradition of the volunteers for many years. Please come out with your children and grandchildren to enjoy a truly enjoyable event.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
On Saturday morning, September 27th, the Orangeburg Volunteer Fire Association held a Truck Pull to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The weather was beautiful and teams came from the different athletic teams of TZ high school, local fire departments and the Patriots Cheerleaders. The members wish to thank everyone that came out and supported this great cause. Including our friends Artie and Jim from Pearl River Hook & Ladder for the use of their antique ladder truck and RD Management for allowing us to use their site. Everyone had fun and a substantial amount of money was donated to a great cause. Chief Neil Lynady stated that this will occur again next year
Monday, July 21, 2014
As to be expected there were some sharing of memories and a lot of laughs. Dave and Charlie were two icons in our history. Both served during the period of Orangeburg's growth and were deeply involved in creating the department into the great department it is today. We are grateful for their service to the department and the community. We are honored to be their friends.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.