Welcome to the official website of the Pearl River Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1.  The Pearl River Fire Department consists of two fire companies, Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 and Excelsior Engine Co.  The Pearl River Fire Department provides fire protection 365 days/year for 24 hours/day for the hamlet of Pearl River, Town of Orangetown, New York.  We respond to approximately 300 emergency calls per year. Pearl River Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 is composed of volunteer firefighters. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our recruitment page.


Shaun P. Ruocco, 1st Lieutenant, Pearl River Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 (Webmaster)


Extrication (Veterans Memorial Parkway)

Posted on August 13, 2016

On Saturday, August 13th the Pearl River Fire Department responded to an MVA (Motor Vehicle Accident) on Veterans Memorial Parkway. One individual was heavily pinned inside the vehicle. Fire and EMS personnel quickly extricated the victim from the vehicle. All units were back in service within an hour. 

Rockland County Extrication Competition

Posted on July 23, 2016

On Saturday, July 23rd, The Pearl River Hook & Ladder Co. participated in the first annual Rockland County extrication field day. Our members employed new extrication equipment and practiced advanced techniques during the drill.

Structure Fire (West Naurashaun Ave.)

Posted on July 18, 2016

On Monday, July 18th, at approximately 5:14 AM the Pearl River Fire Department was dispatched to a reported Structure Fire on West Naurashaun Ave. It was quickly confirmed by LT. Sullivan (12-5-2)to be a garage fire that was fully involved. Due to a large amount of fire, protecting exposures was a critical objective. The fire was extinguished by firefighters with minimal damage to adjacent buildings.

Extrication (Hunt Drive)

Posted on July 10, 2016

On July 10th, the Pearl River Fire Department was requested to respond to a car into a tree. Orangetown PD confirmed that one individual was pinned. The vehicle was heavily damaged due to the force of the impact.  Fire and EMS units quickly extricated the victim.


Memorial Day

Posted on May 30, 2016

On May 25, the John H. Secor American Legion Post 329 of Pearl River hosted the Annual Memorial Day Parade. The Pearl River Fire Department always participates in the parade by honoring the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives for the freedom which we enjoy every day. 

Unusual Rescue

Posted on May 28, 2016

On Saturday May 28th, the Pearl River Fire Department was dispatched to an unusual Rescue at 68 Sickletown Road. 21-102 (Orangetown Police) notified 12-2 (Asst. Chief Spoelstra) that a horse was trapped within a stable at Van Houten Farms. When 12-2 arrived he found a horse that was on its side wedged between two other stables. Since the horse couldn't upright itself to exit the barn assistance was needed. As the Pearl River Fire Department arrived to assist, the Rockland Regional Technical Rescue Team was also requested. The horse owners provided comfort while Rescue Technicians and Pearl River Firefighters extricated the horse. 

Machine Rescue Training

Posted on May 19, 2016

On Thursday May 19th, Hook & Ladder Firefighters participated in a machine rescue drill. Members trained on topics such as machine construction, human disentanglement from machines, lifting heavy objects with rescue airbags, Lock-Out Tag Out and patient care

Extrication Training

Posted on March 26, 2016

On Saturday March 26th, the Hook & Ladder Co. attend a six hour extrication training drill at the Rockland County Fire Training Center. Members reviewed extrication techniques and utilized our new set of Hurst tools.

Extrication (Veterans Memorial Drive)

Posted on October 25, 2015

On Saturday October 24th, at 1:00 P.M. the Pearl River Fire Department was alerted to a multi car accident on Veterans Memorial Drive. Fire Dispatch (44-Control) upgraded the accident advising that one party needed to be extracted from the vehicle. Pearl River EMS and Fire Personnel quickly extricated the individual. EMS transported the individual to Nyack.