Saturday, August 23, 2014

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is an independent 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our  lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health.  At this time there are about 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer.

What: Truck Pull
When: Saturday, September 27th
Where: Stop n Shop / Residence Inn Parking Lot Route 303 Orangeburg
Time: 9 AM Start
Other: $50 for a team of ten to to have two chances to pull an antique fire truck the quickest to the finish line.
Registration by contacting Pete Byrne at: or at or 845-721-4267


Truck Pull Application

Monday, July 21, 2014

n Monday evening, July 21, 2014, we were honored to have two very special members join us.  Dave Cole, an Ex-Chief and Former Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners and Charlie Hoffman, an Ex-chief.  Dave was visitingfrom Vermont and dropped in to say hello.  Thankfully Dave had contacted Kenny Gordon, Ex-chief and current Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners, ahead of time.  Kenny and a few others got together and planned a simple BBQ at the Associations Headquarters.

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. 
In addition to the departments mentioned above Chief Chondris called the volunteers from Tappan and Pearl River to the scene with Sparkill standing by in the event of an another emergency.

11-1 Chief Lynday
11-2 Asst Chief Jackson
11-3 Asst Chief Byrne

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

Department Stats

2012 294 10,664
252 9,508
24 853
26 369




YTD Total
191 4,850

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