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