Garbage Truck Fire

Garbage Truck Fire

Friday, April 14, 2017 The volunteer firefighters from Orangeburg were called to Rockland Psychiatric Center for a “garbage truck” on fire. When 2nd Assistant Chief John Ahlf arrived on the scene he realized the driver had dumped the “hot load” in the parking lot. This simple maneuver by the driver saved the garbage truck. The

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Orangeburg and Pearl River Hook & Ladder Training Together

  Wednesday, April 12, 2017 The volunteer firefighters from Orangeburg and Pearl River (Hook & Ladder Company) trained together at the Orangeburg Fire House. The training (removal of a patient or patients from a vehicle) involved using Orangeburg’s newly acquire Paratech tools and Pearl River’s Battery operated Hurst Tools. The two hour session involved hands

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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

As we celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week we wish to recognize two of our own who work at 44-Control, Rockland County’s dispatch. Brendan Fridhandler and James Lenihan. 44-Control handles all cellular 911 calls in the county. If the call is a Police or Ambulance request they transfer the call to the appropriate agency. If

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Extrication Call

On Friday evening, January 20th, the volunteers were summoned for an Extrication Call at the corner of Spruce Street and Greenbush. Upon signing in, 44 Control broadcast that a vehicle had left the road and entered into the stream. Then came the words no one wants to hear “and the person was still in the car.”

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OFD & Tech Rescue Team Up

On Thursday evening, January 19th, the volunteer firefighters teamed up with the Rockland County Technical Rescue Team, RPC Facilities and the construction company. This meeting was for the emergency first responders to walk and crawl through the tunnels where work is being performed.

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Lion Cubs Visit Firehouse

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The volunteers firefighters of the Orangeburg Fire Department had the honor of teaching fire prevention to the Lion Cubs of Pack 88. A great presentation was given by Firefighter / Board of Director Matt Byrne.

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