Chiefs & Officers


R.C. Fire Training Center
35 Firemen's Memorial Drive
Pomona, NY 10970
Tel: (845) 364-8800
Fax: (845) 364-8961

Gordon Wren, Jr.
Director

Dan Greeley
Assistant Director


Emergency Medical Services

Kim Lippes
EMS Coordinator

Desiree Leone
Assistant EMS Coordinator


Emergency Preparedness

Christopher Jensen
Hazardous Materials Coordinator

Nicholas Longo, Jr.
Emergency Planning & Public Information Coordinator

Sidney Singer
Resource Coordinator

Ellen Ban
Fire & Emergency Services Specialist

Peter Byrne
Safety, Compliance & Fire Service Coordinator

Enhanced 9-1-1

Pablo Ramos
E911 Coordinator

Nancy Baker
Communications Specialist


Museum

Paul Streichert
President

Joyce Brown
Vice President

Robert Huslinger
Secretary/Treasurer


Technical Rescue

Don Arterburn
Chief


Industrial Training

George Drescher
Industrial Training Coordinator

Arthur Smith
Industrial Training Coordinator

Michael Healy
Fire Instruction Coordinator

Robert Capello
Fire Instruction Coordinator

R.C. FIRE TRAINING CENTER
35 Firemen's Memorial Drive
Pomona, NY 10970
Tel: (845) 364-8800
Fax: (845) 364-8961

TRAINING PHOTOS



PRESS RELEASE

Rockland County Joins in Hurricane Preparedness Program
April 22, 2010 - The County of Rockland has joined the New York State Emergency Management..read more

Vanderhoef proclaims April 11-17th as 9-1-1 Dispatcher Week in Rockland
April 6, 2010 - Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today proclaimed Sunday..read more

For more information call the
Rockland County Office of Fire
and Emergency Services at 845-364-8800
 

Fire Safety

Fire is a fundamental force in nature.  Without fire, life as we know it today would not exist.  Friendly fires heat our homes, cook our food, and help to generate our energy.  Like any force of nature, however, fire also carries with it the potential for great destruction.  Fire poses a potential threat to our lives, property, and resources.

Civilian fire deaths in the United States have declined fairly steadily over the past decade from a high of over 7,700 per year in 1978 to an average of about 6,000 per year since 1982.  It is important to have a plan.

What Should You Do

  • Plan two escape routes out of each room.

  • Practice fire drills at least twice a year.

  • Teach family members to stay low to the ground when escaping from a fire.

  • Teach family members never to open doors that are hot.  In a fire, feel the bottom of the door with the palm of your hand.  If it is hot, do not open the door.  Find another way out.

  • Install smoke detectors on every level of your home.  Clean and test them at least once a month.  Change batteries at least once a year.

  • Keep a whistle in each bedroom to awaken household in case of fire.

  • Check electrical outlets.  Do not overload outlets.

  • Purchase and learn how to use a fire extinguisher (5 lb., A-B-C type).

  • Have a collapsible ladder on each upper floor of your house.

  • Consider installing home sprinklers.

 


Haz. Materials


In 1997 County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef, along with the Rockland County Legislature, recognized the need of, and appropriated funds for, a specialized hazardous material incident response team. On January 1, 1998, the Rockland County Hazardous Materials Response Team was placed into service.

Today the team is comprised of 70 volunteer representatives from fire, police, medical services and local businesses. All members are trained to the level of Hazardous Material Technician, while some hold the additional status of Hazardous Material Specialist. The team responds to requests for mitigation of chemical-related hazards, ranging from small household spills to large container accidents.

Their first major incident that tested the capabilities of the team was in July of 1998. A Conrail train traveling from Philadelphia enroute to Albany derailed in a remote location of Stony Point along the Hudson River. The train was identified to be carrying various hazardous materials. As officials responded and began to assess possible environmental impacts, the Rockland County Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat) Response Team was called to the scene. The team's initial observations consisted of the discoloration of surface vegetation in the area and a car lying in the Hudson River. Further assessments confirmed a suspicion that the car lying in the river contained sodium hydroxide. The Coast Guard temporarily shut down area river traffic. Over the course of two days, the team collaborated with multiple county, state and federal agencies, assessed toxicity levels of air, water, and soil and advised officials of proper cleanup and removal procedures.

Since its inception, the Haz-Mat Team has partnered with local, state and federal agencies to prepare for various types of incidents. Members continue to work closely with the Rockland County Health Department and Bioterrorism Team officials in developing protocol for terrorist response. A key component to this preplanning was the purchase of tetracore tickets, which allowed field evaluations to be performed while responding to over 200 reports of white powder after a positive report of anthrax in Washington, DC. Along with the tetracore tickets and sophisticated detection equipment, a rapid response vehicle, foam unit and fully equipped response trailer will enable the team to respond to any suspicion of substances commonly used by terrorists.

In the past the team has been called upon during Presidential and Heads of State visits, and it continues to offer its expertise and support throughout the metropolitan area to local emergency response agencies.

If you’d like to become a volunteer, choose the Volunteer Form button and submit your application.
For more information contact Rockland County Fire Training Center at Tel: (845) 364-8800

R.C. FIRE TRAINING CENTER
35 Firemen's Memorial Drive
Pomona, NY 10970
Tel: (845) 364-8800
Fax: (845) 364-8961

TRAINING PHOTOS




Fire Police


The Rockland County Fire Police is a volunteer emergency service organization that provides traffic control and scene safety at emergencies and where specially requested. We use the latest in traffic control technology and ongoing training of our officers to ensure the flow of traffic around these incidents is as efficient as possible.

Fire police are specially trained officers under the direction of a fire department who perform police functions that can supplement or replace fire and police units, thereby allowing them to respond to other calls. This can effectively double the response capability of a town during peak call times.

Fire police services are regularly requested during storms for incidents such as wires down, flooding and road closures. We also respond to structure fires, malfunctioning traffic signals, hazardous materials incidents and other events where traffic and bystanders must be managed.

ROCKLAND COUNTY FIRE POLICE ASSN.
President: John Stuercke
Vice-President: Tom Bicknell
Secretary: Robert Huslinger

If you’d like to become a volunteer, choose the Volunteer Form button and submit your application.
For more information contact Rockland County Fire Training Center at Tel: (845) 364-8800




PRESS RELEASE

Rockland County Joins in Hurricane Preparedness Program
April 22, 2010 - The County of Rockland has joined the New York State Emergency Management..read more

Vanderhoef proclaims April 11-17th as 9-1-1 Dispatcher Week in Rockland
April 6, 2010 - Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today proclaimed Sunday..read more