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, Captain, Pearl River Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 (Webmaster)


12-78 Officially In Service

Posted on December 8, 2018

On Saturday December 8th, 12-78 our new Ladder Truck was placed into service.  Special thanks to the PRH&L 12-78 Truck Committee and others who spent countless hours of planning to complete this project! 

Suffern Standby

Posted on December 2, 2018

On December 2nd, Pearl River’s 12-1250, and crew provided fire protection for the village of Suffern for the Holiday Parade. During the standby Pearl River’s and Tappan FD standby crews took in one run for Carbon Monoxide inside a residence. 

Extrication Drill

Posted on November 8, 2018

This past Thursday members drilled on extrication as well as pump training on 12-78 with our fleet Rep (Garrison Fire). The extrication group focused on vehicle stabilization, and different cutting techniques for freeing a trapped victim. We would like to thank all who donated vehicles and make these types of drills possible.

12-78 @ RCFTC

Posted on November 1, 2018

On November 11th, members trained on roof operations with 12-78 at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. We discussed back to the basics of roof operations and detailed the operational differences between our Tower Ladder and 12-78. 

12-78 Training

Posted on October 21, 2018

On October 21st, the officers and chauffeurs spent some time going over pump operations on 12-78 with @garrisonfirerescue. It is crucial that all drivers be qualified and capable of operating the pump and aerial prior to the vehicle placed in service. We are hoping to see 12-78 placed in service by the end of November

12-78 Deilvery

Posted on September 13, 2018

On Thursday 9-13-18, the Officers and Members of Pearl River Hook & Ladder Co. # 1 accepted delivery of our new Rosenbauer 78’ Ladder Truck (12-78).  The 78 replaced a Rescue Engine (12-1750), which served the Pearl River community for over 23 years. During the next few weeks, our members will conduct familiarizing training to prepare the new truck for service.


Special thanks to the PRH&L 12-78 Truck Committee, which spent countless hours of planning to complete this project!



Memorial Dedication

Posted on August 8, 2018

On August 8th, 12-Tower had the honor of displaying the American Flag for a Vietnam War Memorial Dedication Ceremony.

PIP Car Fire

Posted on July 29, 2018

Around Midnight on July 29th, the Pearl River Fire Department was dispatched to a reported car fire on the Palisades Interstate Parkway. 12-1 arrived on scene and confirmed a fully involved fire. PRFD units quickly extinguished the car fire

78 Magnolia

Posted on July 21, 2018

On July 21st, The Pearl River Fire Department was notified of a structure fire at 78 Magnolia by one of our members. 12-2 responded and confirmed that there was heavy smoke showing from the rear of the house. The crew from 12-2000 stretched two lines, while the crew from 12-Tower conducted a search of the house. PRFD & Mutual Aid units quickly knocked down the fire.