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)


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!


F.A.S.T / R.I.T Drill

Posted on January 3, 2019

Last night members drilled on F.A.S.T/ R.I.T (Firefighter Assist and Search Team/ Rapid Intervention Team). The primary goal of these teams is to locate and recue a firefighter who has become trapped, suffered a medical emergency, or become lost/ disoriented. Drill focused on the different ways to package and safely remove a firefighter in distress as well as the proper use of the specialty tools for these incidents

MA To Montvale

Posted on December 24, 2018

On Sunday December 23rd, The Pearl River Fire Department was requested as mutual aid to a Structure Fire in Montvale NJ. 

12-1750 Farewell

Posted on December 16, 2018

As of Dec 16th 2018, our Rescue Engine (12-1750) was sold to the Keyser FD in West Virginia. She served her community since 1995, over 23 years! We would like to wish her and the new owners best of luck!

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