2019 Incidents
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May 13
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2000 142 2015 165
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2002 139 2017 129
2003 133 2018 136
2004 136
2005 140
2006 143
2007 176
2008 110
2009 138
2010 199
2011 181
2012 157
2013 107
2014 128

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21-1502 & TSU
21-1502 & TSU

Tappan's Newest Addition of the 21-1502 and 21-TSU

Firefighter Geoffrey Dick & Chief Engineer Michael Dempsey, October 17

This year has been a big year for the Tappan Fire Department; sadly with the loss of our 21-1250 the District was forced to move quickly and purchase our new 21-1502 to meet the needs of our community. Secondly the district went ahead and purchased 21-TSU to help meet the demands of pump outs and other miscellaneous tasks around our district.

On April 6th, 2018 Chief Michael Holihan 21-1 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire Prevention

Firefighter Geoffrey Dick & Chief Engineer Michael Dempsey , October 16

It has been said many times that the most effective method of fighting fire is to prevent it from starting. For this reason, Fire Prevention is an important part of the Tappan Fire Department's involvement with our community. Although we hold Fire Prevention programs year round, every October kicks off the National Fire Prevention Week campaign. During Fire Prevention Week, we conduct Fire Safety ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Engineer Michael Dempsey, May 16

On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 5:54 am, Tappan Fire Department was dispatched to Old Orangeburg road for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival we were immediacy put to work to assist Orangeburg Fire Department vent the roof and extinguish the fire. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Orangetown Highway Department Awards Members for Excellence

Chief Engineer Michael Dempsey, May 13

On Tuesday May 15th, 2018 two of members received awards from the Orangetown Highway Department at their annual awards ceremony. Ex-President George Garrecht V received a cleanup coordinator award for organizing the annual “Great Tappan Cleanup” which hosted over 100 volunteers who helped clean up our community. Asst. Engineer CJ Heffernan received the “Highway Hero” award which is given to an individual ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Engineer Michael Dempsey, May 02

On Wednesday May 2nd, 2018 at 6:03pm the Tappan Fire Department responded mutual aid to Orangburg Fire Department at the scene of a large brush fire. The fire was found on Clausland Mountain in the Southwest of Nike Lane. The fire was filanlly extinguished at approximately 8:15pm and all personnel were withdrawn from the area after performing a “fire break.” ... (Full Story & Photos)

Recruit NY Open House

Chief Engineer Michael Dempsey, April 28

On Saturday April 28th, 2018 at 10:00am, we hosted an open house in conjunction with the Recruit NY movement. This was in hope to inspire the public to come join us protect our community and become a Volenteer Firefighter. We hosted several events throughout the day, but not limited to, how to throw a ladder on a building, how we go bout cutting a roof to vent a fire, how we stretch a hose line through ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Congratulations 2018 Officers

Firefighter Geoffrey Dick, April 23

This past Friday night April 23rd, the new officers were sworn in at the annual installation/inspection dinner. We would like to thank our out going Chief Wayne Werner and out going association President George Garrecht for their time and service to the department and community. We would like to congratulate all the new elected officers that have taken their new positions, we look forward to working ... (Full Story)

Cleaning up Tappan

Firefighter Geoffrey Dick, April 22

Earlier today we had a lot of help from the community with helping us clean up Tappan. We walked the streets picking up trash alongside of the roads. Today was a perfect day weather wise but also because it is Earth Day today. We want to give a quick shout out to NoCO Catering for the lunch you served us. Overall today was a very successful day and the streets look so much better!... (Full Story)

Standby at Suffern FD

Firefighter Geoffrey Dick, April 14

On Saturday April 14th several of our officers and firefighters went up to Suffern and spent the night while Suffern firefighters had their annual installation dinner. We would like to thank the Suffern FD for allowing us that opportunity. Tappan Fire Department would also like to congratulate out going chief John Salmon and wish the upcoming officers good luck in their positions. ... (Full Story)

Orangeburg Mutual Aid

Firefighter Geoffrey Dick, February 27

On Tuesday February 27th the Tappan fire Department was requested to send an engine to the scene of a working dumpster and trailer fire. Upon arriving on scene we were notified that there were currently 3 trailers fully engulfed in flames and were ordered to stretch hand lines and assist in overhaul. Crews spent several hours trying to knock down the fire. Firefighters from Tappan were released from ... (Full Story & Photos)

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