2016 Incidents
Jan 9
Feb 12
Mar 12
Apr 13
Total 46

2015 Incidents
Jan 10
Feb 11
Mar 20
Apr 11
May 22
Jun 11
Jul 12
Aug 14
Sep 17
Oct 14
Nov 10
Dec 13
Total 165

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

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Easter Egg Hunt 2016
Easter Egg Hunt 2016

Easter Egg Hunt 2016

Lieutenant Thomas Abraham, March 26

As in years past, the ladies auxiliary of the VFAT hosted the annual Easter Egg Hunt for the community on Saturday, March 26th, 2016. Although it was a bit more chillier than we would have liked it to be, mother nature cooperated for the most part, and provided an afternoon of fun and cheer for all ages. The Easter Bunny and Sparky the fire dog were on hand to meet and greet the kids. Shout out to ... (Full Story & Photos)

2nd Extrication within 3 days for Tappan F.D.

Lieutenant Thomas Abraham, February 24

On the morning of Feb 24th, 2016, the weather was not the ideal conditions for the morning commute. Rain, wind, and cold temps were all factors that led to a vehicle to spin out of control heading 303 northbound shortly after 6AM. The original caller mistakenly reported the accident occurring in Orangeburg, and so our neighboring Orangeburg FD (Dept. 11) was toned out for this call. Upon discovering ... (Full Story & Photos)

Extrication, 2/24/16
Extrication, 2/24/16

Flooding Condition, 2/21/16
Flooding Condition, 2/21/16

Sunday continues to be a busy day for Tappan volunteers

Lieutenant Thomas Abraham, February 21

On Sunday afternoon, Tappan F.D. was dispatched for a reported flooding condition at a residential home . En-route during dispatch Assistant Chief Werner (21-2) was notified that the caller was reporting over 6 feet of water in the basement. The fire dept. responds to many minor flooding condition calls during the year, but rarely with this much water already on the ground. Needless to say, this wasn't ... (Full Story & Photos)

Early Morning Rescue calls Tappan F.D. into action

Lieutenant Thomas Abraham, February 21

It was a Sunday morning around 07:50 hrs, when Tappan FD was toned out for a vehicle extrication on Rte. 303. Within minutes Assistant Chief Werner (21-2) was on scene and discovered the incident was actually off the roadway of route 303, a few hundred feet into a ditch. Capt. Holihan (21-3) confirmed 2 parties unconscious inside the vehicle requiring extrication. Assistant Chief Werner ordered 1st ... (Full Story & Photos)

Passing of Life Member and Ex-Chief Engineer Harry Johnson

Lieutenant Thomas Abraham, December 31

It is with heavy hearts the VFAT announces the passing of Life Member and Ex-Chief Engineer Harry Johnson. Harry was a 47 year member of the department and spent many of those years as our Chief Engineer. He was also one of the original members of the "21-500" committee who put countless hours into the restoration and current upkeep of our beloved antique apparatus. Along with his years of service ... (Full Story & Photos)

Tappan F.D. Responds to Backhoe Fire

Lieutenant Thomas Abraham, December 02

On December 2, 2015, at approximately 12:45 hrs, Tappan FD was toned out for a reported backhoe fire at the address of 117 Route 303. On arrival, first due engine 21-1501, reported a fully involved backhoe fire, and began to stretch a line handled by Ex-Chiefs Healey and Garrecht. While second arriving engine, 21-1500 blocked traffic on the northbound lane, Lieutenant Abraham (21-5) had 21-1250 stretch ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fully Involved Backhoe on arrival, 12/2/2015
Fully Involved Backhoe on arrival, 12/2/2015

Passing of Life Member and Ex-Chief Lenny Sullivan

Engineer Kevin Quinn, November 27

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Life Member and EX-Chief Leonard "Lenny" Sullivan. Please keep the Sullivan family in your thoughts and prayers!

Leonard “Lenny” Sullivan died suddenly on Thanksgiving morning, November 26, 2015. Lenny was born in Nyack, NY on October 19, 1965 and was a lifelong resident of Tappan, NY. Lenny graduated from Tappan Zee High School in ... (Full Story & Photos)

Annual Shuffleboard Tournament 11/15/2015

Lieutenant Thomas Abraham, November 15

It was a Sunday funday as the VFAT squared off against Northvale F.D. in our annual shuffleboard tournament. In addition to this year's event we roasted a pig for all to enjoy. It was a good day for some great football, friendly competition, and good eats! We look to regain our title back from Northvale next year!... (Full Story)

Unit Citation Ceremony, 10/13/2015
Unit Citation Ceremony, 10/13/2015

Tappan F.D. receives Unit Citation

Lieutenant Thomas Abraham, October 13

At the regularly scheduled meeting of the town board on October 13, 2015, multiple departments/agencies were awarded unit citations for their joint efforts at the structure fire that took place at Cortwood Village in Orangeburg, July 25, 2015. Among the many recipients, Tappan FD was awarded a unit citation, which was humbly accepted by Assistant Chief Wayne Werner.
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Tappan F.D. goes to work in Orangeburg

Lieutenant Thomas Abraham, July 25

On the night of July 25th, 2015, shortly after 11PM, Orangeburg F.D. (Dept. 11) was toned out for an automatic alarm at Cortwood Village. OFD responds to this senior housing complex numerous times during the year, but this call did not turnout like the routine alarm. Chief Lynady (11-1) had heavy fire conditions on arrival and immediately called for mutual aid from the surrounding departments. Between ... (Full Story & Photos)

Dept. 11 units on arrival
Dept. 11 units on arrival



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