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.


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


Update: 1750’s New Home

Posted on May 18, 2019

As of Dec 16th 2018, our Rescue Engine (12-1750) was sold to the Keyser FD in West Virginia. Although she served the Pearl River community since 1995, over 23 years! She has currently been retrofitted to meet the needs of the Keyser FD. The Chief of the Keyser FD extended his gratitude and thanks! We hope she serves the Keyser community for many years to come. 

Extrication Drill @ RCFTC

Posted on May 16, 2019

On May 16th, Members attended extrication training at the Rockland County Fire Training Center. All members refreshed their techniques and reviewed proper protocol. 


Posted on May 11, 2019

Structure Fire: 14 Warrant Officer Bauer Lane

Posted on April 20, 2019

On April 20th, at approximately 8:30 P.M. the Pearl River Fire Department was dispatched to a Basement Fire at 14 Warrant Officer Bauer Lane. 12-4-1, was the first to arrived on scene and confirmed an active fire in the basement. The crew from 12-78 assisted in a search of the home and provided ventilation after the fire was extinguished. 


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Structure Fire: 173 W. Washington Ave.

Posted on April 17, 2019

On April 17th,at approximately 12:30 P.M. the Pearl River and Nanuet Fire Departments were dispatched for a report of a structure fire at 173 West Washington Ave in Pearl River. Heavy fire was reported via numerous 911 calls. Nanuet’s Chief was the first to arrive and confirmed the active fire.  The main body of fire was located in a attached garage which had auto exposed to the eves of the main house. Pearl River FD and Mutual aid companies made quick work of the fire. 


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Pearl River Hook & Ladder Company Officers 2019

Posted on April 2, 2019

Installation of 2019


 On Tuesday April 2nd, The Pearl River H&L Co. No. 1 has elected the following individuals into office. 


Company Officers


 Captain: Shaun Ruocco 

1st Lieutenant: Stephen Sullivan 

2nd Lieutenant: Patrick Shand

2nd 2nd Lieutenant: James King

Chief Chauffeur: Cory Clarkston

1st Assistant Chauffeur: Kevin Mayo 

2nd Assistant Chauffeur: Vacant



 President: Tom Black 

Vice President: John Hastings

Secretary: James King

Treasurer: Bob Hansen 

Financial Secretary: Bob Morrison 


Company Drill

Posted on March 28, 2019

On Thursday March 28th, the Pearl River H&L conducted our weekly drill. Each week our company officers select a drill topic and organize a drill. This weeks drill was divided into a few categories. Building Constriction (Lightweight), Pre-Plan our new large occupancy assisted living facility, Water supply, and Truck Company Ops (Outside Vent and Roof Firefighter duties).       

Mutial Aid Drill

Posted on February 21, 2019

On Thursday February 21st, Pearl River H&L conducted a Mutual Aid Drill with River Vale FD. Our drill topic was vehicle extrication and rescue airbag scenarios. 

National Fire Radio

Posted on January 13, 2019

On Sunday January 14th, Pearl River Hook and Ladder Co. #1 had the pleasure of hosting two national syndicated forums, the National Fire Radio (NFR) and The Hook & Can.  The National Fire Radio and The Hook & Can provide fire service education and unique fire apparatus innovations.   Jeremy and the fellow brothers were an amazing group. We would like thank NFR and The Hook and Can for their time, commitment and passion to keep the fire service alive and well!