2020 Incidents
Jan 10
Feb 5
Mar 5
Apr 10
May 3
Jun 7
Jul 7
Aug 13
Sept 8
Total 68

2019 Incidents
Jan 12
Feb 10
Mar 4
Apr 16
May 12
Jun 15
Jul 28
Aug 13
Sep 8
Oct 14
Nov 15
Dec 13
Total 160

Past Year Incidents
2000 142 2015 165
2001 167 2016 132
2002 139 2017 129
2003 133 2018 136
2004 136 2019 160
2005 140
2006 143
2007 176
2008 110
2009 138
2010 199
2011 181
2012 157
2013 107
2014 128

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Car Fire

Assistant Chief Thomas Abraham, March 04

Just after 6AM, Tappan F.D. was dispatched to a reported car fire in the area of the PIP SB Exit Ramp. On arrival, Assistant Chief Abraham (21-2) advised of a working car fire on the exit ramp right next to Tappan Golf. T.F.D. units extinguished the blaze, and cleared the scene within 30 minutes. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Car Fire, 3/4/2020
Car Fire, 3/4/2020

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Assistant Engineer Geoffrey Dick, December 15

Just before 5:30pm, we were called to assist with a vehicle that was stuck on the train tracks at the Old Tappan Rd crossing. We were able to raise the vehicle using air bags and stabilize it using cribbing for the tow truck to remove it from the tracks. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Motor Vehicle Accident, Rt. 303

Second Lieutenant Kevin Quinn, December 09

On Monday, December 9th, a little after 7pm we were dispatched to Rt. 303 and Kings Highway for an extrication. Chief Holihan (21-1) advised the first arriving crew there was no extrication needed. The crews put speedy dry down for a fuel leak and all crews were released from the scene a short time later.... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Lawnmower Fire

Assistant Engineer Geoffrey Dick, November 29

After 1pm we were called for a lawnmower that had overheated and caught fire. Chief Holihan (21-1) established command and confirmed a working lawnmower fire. The fire was extinguished quickly and all units were released from the scene.... (Full Story & Photos)

RCVFA Parade 2019

Assistant Chief Thomas Abraham, September 07

Tappan F.D. participated in 2019 RCVFA Parade which was jointly hosted by Tallman and Suffern Fire Departments. It was a good day had by all, especially since we walked out with a 1st place Best Appearing Antique and 2nd place Best Appearing Pumper trophies. Congratulations to all the winners! ... (Full Story & Photos)

RCVFA Parade 2019
RCVFA Parade 2019

Flag Detail, 8/12/2019
Flag Detail, 8/12/2019

Never Forget - Det. Jerry Hunt

Assistant Chief Thomas Abraham, August 12

The greatest calling of being members of emergency services is being there for the community in their time of need, especially when it is one of our own. On August 9th, Tappan F.D. was requested to setup a landing zone for the NYPD chopper with the Deputy Commissioner on board. He was coming into Tappan to visit the family of Detective Jerry Hunt of the NYPD, who had recently passed away due to 9/11 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Propane Leak

Assistant Chief Thomas Abraham, July 17

On the afternoon of July 17th, Orangeburg F.D. was dispatched to a hazardous materials condition at Beckerle Lumber. With a quick response Orangeburg F.D. (Dept. 11) advised they had a 300 gallon propane tank that had been struck by a forklift and had a large propane leak coming from the tank. At this point, RC Hazmat team was on scene setting up the game plan to attempt to manage this situation. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Propane Leak, Orangeburg, 7/17/2019
Propane Leak, Orangeburg, 7/17/2019

Vehicle Accident, 7/10/2019
Vehicle Accident, 7/10/2019

Vehicle Accident on 303

Assistant Chief Thomas Abraham, July 10

It was a sunny afternoon on July 10, when Tappan F.D. was dispatched for a vehicle extrication on Route 303 NB by Campbell Ave. On arrival, Assistant Chief Abraham advised it was a 2 car motor vehicle accident with no entrapment. Luckily the occupants of both vehicles were able to get out themselves prior to our arrival. FD members remained on scene for about 45 min. and then were placed back in service. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Mutual Aid

Assistant Chief Thomas Abraham, May 22

Just after 5PM, Tappan F.D. was requested mutual aid to the Dynarex warehouse in Orangeburg, for 1 engine to the scene for confirmed fire in the warehouse. Blauvelt F.D. (Dept. 1) along with Orangeburg F.D. (Dept. 11) had the small fire contained. Tappan F.D. units assisted with minor overhaul and was back in service after 1 hour.... (Full Story & Photos)

Building Fire, 5/22/2019
Building Fire, 5/22/2019

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Firefighter Geoffrey Dick, April 29

This past weekend we participated in NY States Recruit NY both Saturday and Sunday. We joined with the Sparkill Fire Department, Orangeburg Fire Department and the Piermont Fire Department. Sunday we demonstrated vehicle extrication and the Piermont Fire department had their dive team and high angle repelling from their ladder truck. It was yet another successful Recruit NY. We want to give a special ... (Full Story & Photos)



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