Structure Fire

Posted on June 13, 2014

On Friday June 15, the Pearl River Fire Department was dispatched to 175 Forest Ave for smoke in the residence. Upon dispatch 12-1 (Chief Sampath) called into service. 12-1 promptly arrived on the scene and reported smoke showing. 12-Tower and 12-2000 arrived on scene simultaneously. The Tower crew was directed to the rear of the house, wear a small fire was active in the kitchen area. The crew from the 2000 stretched the line to the rear of the house. The tower crew “opened up” and extinguished any visible embers. All units were back in service by 19:00 Hrs.    

PRFD Ladies Auxiliary Fundraiser

Posted on June 15, 2014

New Jersey Transit Drill

Posted on June 19, 2014

On Thursday the Pearl River Department conducted a familiarization drill of New Jersey Transit’s Equipment. NJT safety personnel gave us an in-depth overview of their locomotives and train cars. We were also briefed of their operations during emergencies. 

Structure Fire

Posted on June 27, 2014

At approximately 10:37 P.M. on June 25th, the Pearl River Fire Department was dispatched to a Structure Fire at 268 North Middletown Road.  Upon dispatch Chief Sampath (12-1) called into service, he was advised by 44-Control (Fire Dispatch) of the numerous calls reporting a house fire. The Nanuet Fire Department was also en-route so they could provide a FAST (Firefighter Assist & Search Team). Captain Spoelstra (12-4) of Excelsior Engine confirmed an active fire. 12-Tower and its crew, lead by Lt. Ruocco (12-5-1) were first due, they established the location of the fire and conducted a primary search of the second floor. 12-2000’s crew stretched a line to the second floor, when the line was in place the tower crew “opened up” so that the engine company could extinguish the fire. The main body of fire was quickly knocked down. The Nanuet Fire Department’s FAST was put to work as extra manpower, so the South Spring Valley Fire Department provided FAST coverage.

Units Involved: 12-Tower, 12-2000, 12-1750, 12-1501, 12-1250, 12-EQ, 8-1750, 11-2000, 25-1750.