Saturday, October 29, 2011
A Noreaster hit Rockland on Saturday afternoon, October 29th. At the beginning of the storm our volunteers were sent to Orangeburg Road and Old Orangeburg Road intersection for a head on collision. First on the scene 11-3, Pete Byrne, advised incoming units that it was a two car collision with one seriously injured. Byrne also requested EMS to expedite their response as well intentioned civilians were handing the patient.
The volunteers assisted our friends from EMS in removing the patient from his car to a waiting ambulance. Both drivers were taken to the hospital.
The storm ended with the volunteers responding to a report of an explosion at Tappan Zee High School. In between the volunteers went out many times for wires and tress down. The explosion was a utility pole splitting in half on Dutch Hill road by Parkway Drive South. This knocked out power to the Orangetown Police, the Orangeburg Firehouse, and Tappan Zee High School along with many residences.
Throughout the storm all three chiefs responded along with all of our apparatus.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
On Wednesday, October 19th, our volunteers were called to New City to assist in finding a women who had been missing since the day before. Upon dispatch we were told to report to the FD staging area which was located on Little Tor Road in the parking lot of the closed Pasta Cucina Restaurant. The volunteers were briefed on the situation and then were given specific areas or "grids" to search. In all over 90 volunteer fire fighters from 8 different departments came cut to help. Fortunately the missing woman was located and reunited with her very grateful family. Orangeburg had eleven volunteers respond to this call for help.
11-3 Pete Byrne
Friday, October 14, 2011
The Orangeburg Volunteers were called to Aluf Plastics a little after 11 PM on Thursday, September 22, 2011. An eighteen wheeler making a delivery misjudged a guardrail and sliced open the fuel tank. Unfortunately the driver had just filled the tank in Connecticut. First fire apparatus on the scene was the 11-2000 and it's crew applied speedy dry and adsorbent pads to prevent the diesel fuel from entering the storm drains. While the crew was handling this function Chief Chris Jackson called for the County's Hazardous Material Team to the scene. Approximately two hours later the scene was secured and turned over to the Orangetown Police who waited for the Spill Contractor to clean the site.
11-1 Chief Chris jackson