Sunday, May 05, 2013
On Saturday evening, May 4, 2013, at 9:14 PM Orangeburg's tones were put through for a structure fire on Lowe Lane. When Chief Neil Lynady signed in 44 Control advised him the homeowner said his detached shed was fully involved in fire and was spreading to the house.
When Chief Lynady arrived on the scene, within two minutes of being dispatched, he advised Control the shed was fully involved with extension to the house. Chief Lynady also informed Control the fire was actually across the street from the person that called to report the fire and the building was in Tappan's Fire District.
While Tappan's firefighters were being notified of the structure fire Orangeburg's first engine arrived on the scene and quickly deployed a hand line to knock the fire down and prevent further extension to the house.
Tappan's first crew entered the house and immediately checked to make sure the fire did not extend to the attic area.
Quick actions and teamwork between the volunteers from Orangeburg and Tappan prevented this fire from burning the house down.
11-1 Chief Neil Lynady
11-3 Asst Chief Pete Byrne
44-6 Deputy Fire Coordinator Bob Daly
Dept 21 Tappan Volunteer Fire Department
Dept 16 Sparkill Volunteer Fire Department
Dept 12 Pearl River Volunteer Fire Department ( stood by in case Orangeburg or Tappan had another fire).
South Orangetown Ambulance Corp
Orangetown Fire Inspector
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Early Saturday morning, April 20, 2013, the volunteers were sent to the Conway House on Old Orangeburg Road. 44 Control had received the signal that a smoke detector had activated in the house and dispatched the volunteers at 1:43 AM. While en route 44 Control advised the volunteers that a phone call had been made from the premises and that they were smelling something burning.
Arriving within 4 minutes of dispatch, Chief Neil Lynady directed the first engine, the 11-2000, to set up in front of the building and send a crew in to investigate. The Tower, second due, staged in a neighboring parking lot and the crew went inside to assist.
The fire was found outside a first floor window on the west side of the building. The fire inspector determined the cause to be a carelessly discarded cigarette.
The process worked as to be expected - the smoke detector activated alerting the residents, the residents evacuated and the volunteer fire department was on scene quickly. Thus, a potentially very dangerous situation was quickly contained and controlled.
11-1 Neil Lynady
11-3 Pete Byrne
Thursday, April 04, 2013
On Thursday evening, April 4, 2013, the membership of the Orangeburg Volunteer Fire Association elected Neil Lynady as Chief of the Fire Department. Chief Lynady has over 32 years of experience in the fire service.
Chief Lynady is a life long resident of Orangeburg and is a second generation volunteer having followed his father, the late Greg Lynady, into the fire department. Chief Lynady also worked many years as a Fire Instructor at the Rockland CountyFire Training Center
Lynady replaces Chief Jackson who served as Chief for the past five years.
The membership also voted to have now Ex-chief Chris Jackson as 1st Assistant Chief, Pete Byrne as 2nd Assistant Chief, John Ahlf as Captain, Brett Wolowtiz as 1st Lieutenant, Joseph Maggiore as 2nd Lieutenant, Frank Scala as Chief Engineer, Jeff Chambrovich as 1st Assistant Engineer and Brendan Fridhandler as 2nd Assistant Engineer.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Orangeburg Volunteer Fire Department to graduate four probationary firefighters from Firefighter 1 Four members are set to graduate at the conclusion of Firefighter 1 - an eighty hour New York State Course that teaches new firefighters the basics of firefighting and rescue operations. The four members - Garret Meyer, Chris Oettinger, Conor Lynady and Matt Byrne - have spent every weekend since January at the Rockland County Fire Training Center. The course concludes the weekend of March 9/10th. Formal graduation ceremony will be held in June at the RCC Theater. Congratulations Chris, Garret, Conor and Matt.
Saturday, February 09, 2013
As the February 8th snow storm was impacting the area our volunteers were called to NicPak Lane for a fuel leak. While responding 44 Control informed 11-1 that a car had hit a tractor trailer. Control was not sure if the tractor trailer or car was leaking the fuel. Once on the scene Chief Jackson sized up the situation that the tractor trailer's driver side fuel tank was compromised and leaking.
The volunteer firefighters quickly built a containment dyke with speedy dry and kept the fuel in one area.
NYS DEC and EPS Environmental handled the clean up.
11-1 Chris Jackson
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Early Monday morning, January 21, 2013 the volunteers were called to the intersection of Lester Drive and Greywood for a car fire - car involved in an accident. Arriving on the scene within two minutes of dispatch 11-2 Asst Chief Neil Lynady stated they had a working car fire. The vehicle involved was resting against a utility pole approximately twenty feet in on Greywood. Within five minutes the fire was under control and the scene was rendered safe. O&R Utilities was called to the scene as their utility pole was damaged and the neighborhood had lost power.
Incident Command - 1st Assistant Chief Neil Lynady
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Sunday morning, January 20, 2013 the volunteers from Orangeburg and Sparkill worked together to improve their skills on ventilation. Sparkill built a simple yet very effective training prop in the rear of their firehouse. Arriving at 9:30 AM the volunteers drilled to a little past noon. We appreciate Sparkill for reaching out to us for this hands on training event.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The Rockland County Fire Training Center is pleased to announce that the Fire Explorer’s Program and the Youth Academy are accepting members for the 2013 programs. For additional information or to receive an application please contact the Rockland County Fire
Monday, January 14, 2013
On Monday evening, January 14th, the volunteers practiced the techniques and safety precautions of elevator rescues. Lead by Ex-Chief Hugh Duffy, the volunteers received two hours of classroom instruction and then a full scale exercise. A life size mannequin was placed in the elevator and the volunteers had to remove it. Teamwork and safety lead to a successful conclusion and a terrific learning experience. The volunteers also reviewed the different locations and types of elevators within the Orangeburg Fire District.