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Welcome to the Official Website for the
Pearl River Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1

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 400 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.


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2022 Officer Elections

PRFD , April 07

Installation of Department / Company Officers

On Tuesday night, the company conducted our annual meeting and elections. The following is the list of the department’s new leaders.

2022 Department Officers 

Chief: Kevin Smellagar
Asst. Chief: Shaun Ruocco 

2022 Pearl River Hook & Ladder Officers

The Line:
Captain: Patrick Shand

1st Lieutenant: James Morrison
2nd Lieutenant: John Redmon ... (Full Story)

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Captain Shaun Ruocco, June 16

The 12-1250 replacement has been approved by the Pearl River Fire District. District official’s have signed a contract with Rosenbauer Fire Apparatus for a new Commander Engine. The new engine will replace a 21-year-old KME Engine. The new truck features a 1750 GPM Hale pump, 700 gallon poly tank, booster reel, front trash line and a fully extruded aluminum body. Completion date will be around a ... (Full Story & Photos)

PSS Training

Captain Shaun Ruocco, March 25

The Pearl River Fire Department conduced its yearly PSS (Personal Safety System) training. The Petzl Exo Personal Safety System provides Pearl River’s firefighters with a state of the art “bail out” device with is capable of assisting a firefighter in rapid escape in severe conditions. The PSS systems were sought for after the tragic events of “Black Sunday” when six New York City Firefighters, responding ... (Full Story & Photos)

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PRFD, March 24

The Officers and Members of the Pearl River Fire Department extend our deepest condolences to members of the Columbian Fire Engine Company #1 & the Spring Valley Fire Department. They lost one of their own last night while operating at an overnight fire at the Evergreen Court Home for adults in Spring Valley. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Mutal Aid to Park Ridge NJ

Captain Shaun Ruocco, March 13

On Saturday, March 14th at 15:00 Hrs Park Ridge Fire Department requested our Ladder (12-78) to standby at their Fire Headquarters while they were operating at a 2nd Alarm commerical fire. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Photo By: Orange and Rockland County Fire FD: OR27
Photo By: Orange and Rockland County Fire FD: OR27

Kitchen Fire

Captain Shaun Ruocco, March 12

On Friday, March 12th at 20:00 Hrs The Pearl River Fire Department was alerted to a Kitchen Fire at 29 West Central Ave. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Is there a fire hydrant buried under snow and ice near your house?

Pearl River Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1, February 05

Is there a fire hydrant buried under snow and ice near your house?

If so dig it out for your safety and your neighbors’.

When firefighters are battling to save your house, the last thing you want is a delay while they chip away snow and ice so they can get their hoses hooked up.

A dense crust makes it that much harder for firefighters to dig out a hydrant in an emergency.

But that’s hardly the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Pearl River Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1, August 25

Members are back at it! Last weeks drill consisted of aerial and ground ladder training.... (Full Story & Photos)


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