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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)

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

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)

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)

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

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

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)

Tappan F.D. met with complex extrication

Lieutenant Thomas Abraham, July 08

On the morning of July 8th, 2015 just after 09:00 hrs, TFD was dispatched to a reported car fire on route 303. While responding to the scene, there were mixed reports coming in of a possible extrication at that location. 21-1501 arrived on scene and Ex-Chief Garrecht confirmed there was no fire but a confirmed extrication. After a quick assessment, and understanding the complexity and manpower required ... (Full Story & Photos)

Side view, 07/08/2015
Side view, 07/08/2015

Garage Fire, 12/20/2014
Garage Fire, 12/20/2014

Garage Fire puts Tappan F.D. to work

Lieutenant Thomas Abraham, December 20

On the night of December 20, 2014, members of TFD were enjoying a well deserved Christmas Party/Dinner after putting in a long day hosting the annual children's Christmas Party at the Tappan Firehouse. Shortly after 8PM, as the members were just beginning to dip into dessert, the tone alarm comes in for a reported structure fire. Within 2 minutes of the initial alarm, Chief Freddie Simms (21-1) transmitted ... (Full Story & Photos)


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