Hilltop School Visits the Firehouse

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Monday August 7, 2017 Our friends from Hilltop School came again this summer to the firehouse.  Our special buddies were given tours of the firehouse, made cards for the retired firefighters, sprayed fire hoses, got dressed in firefighter gear, got to go inside an ambulance, and performed several EMS functions with members of the South

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Western Highway Extrication Call

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On the 24th of May the volunteers were summoned to Bataan Road and Western Highway for an Extrication Call.  While responding 44 Control updated the department that it was a three car accident with at least one pin. Arriving within two minutes, Asst Chief Byrne’s on scene report confirmed the three vehicle accident but thankfully

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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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