Wednesday, July 29, 2015

On Saturday evening, July 25th, a little after 11 PM, the volunteers were called to Cortwood Village for an automatic alarm. When Chief Neil Lynady signed in 44 Control told him that they were receiving phone calls on a confirmed structure fire. Chief Lynady, who arrived on scene within two minutes, declared a working fire and started calling mutual aid. Eventually a total of ten fire departments were called to the scene and to cover for additional alarms in Orangetown.

The South Orangetown Ambulance Corp and Rockland Paramedics called additional EMS resources as they performed rehab for the firefighters and the residents. Thankfully no residents were injured and only one firefighter was injured - dislocating his shoulder. Chief Lynady credits the safe evacuation of the building to the quick actions of the Orangetown Police and the first arriving volunteer fire departments.

A quick aggressive fire attack held the fire to the building of origin. Lynady stated the fire wall, along with a well placed master stream of water, held the fire to the left side of the building. A quick knock down of the attic fire allowed the firefighters to then enter the buildings with hose lines to extinguish the remaining fire. All fire units cleared the scene by 2:30 AM. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Clip Taken from the Rockland Boces website.

Monday, May 18, 2015

On Monday evening, May 18th, the Rockland County Technical Rescue Team joined the volunteers from Orangeburg to simulate a "trench rescue". This exercise took place on Chief Billy Harris Way and proved to be challenging. A "L" trench was used and the teams worked together to secure the walls so entry into the trench could be performed safely. Several volunteers remember the actual trench collapse on Lester Drive several years back where the OFD worked with the newly formed RC TRT to successfully rescue the trapped worker.

The RC Technical Rescue Team is comprised of volunteers from the various fire departments, ambulance corps, and police departments throughout Rockland County. Three members of the Orangeburg Fire Department are members - Sergei Meyers, Lt. Joe Maggiore and Assistant Chief Pete Byrne

11-3 Asst Chief Pete Byrne
44-18 Asst Director RCOFES Dan Greeley
Rockland County Technical Rescue Team
Rockland Paramedic Services
South Orangetown Ambulance Corp 



Saturday, May 16, 2015

On Saturday morning, May 16, 2015 several members of the Orangeburg Volunteer Fire Department went to the RCFTC to demo a new device. The new device was an improvement on an old piece of equipment known as a hose strap. The new device drastically improves the operation and our members were pleased with the device. After several test runs our members then had a discussion with the inventors of the device - both the good and bad. We will conduct additional testing the near future. The company is hoping this device will be available for sale within two months.



Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Early Tuesday morning, April 28th, the volunteers were called to the Palisades Parkway for a car fire.  The GMC Yukon was on fire in the engine compartment and the front of the passenger compartment.  Using the 1 3/4 handline, along with dry chemical extinguishers, the firefighters quickly knocked the fire down and were able to open the southbound lanes of the Parkway. 
11-2 Assistant Chief Chris Jackson
11-3 Assistant Chief Pete Byrne
State Police
Orangetown Police

Department Stats

2012 294 10,664
2013 252 9,508
 2014 268 7,754
25 538
19 526
32 441
31 438
29 338
25 582
33 1037
YTD Total
194 3,910

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