A Noreaster Hits Rockland
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.