2017 Incidents
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Mar 12
Apr 9
May 10
June 13
Total 64

2016 Incidents
Jan 9
Feb 12
Mar 12
Apr 15
May 14
Jun 7
Jul 12
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Nov 13
Dec 9
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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
2016 132 2001 167
2015 165 2000 142

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Late Night Car Accident on Palisades Parkway

Chief Engineer Kevin Quinn, May 21

In the early hours of Sunday, May 21st, 2017, Tappan Fire Department was dispatched to a reported car fire on the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Shortly after dispatch, we were alerted, via PD, that there was a party trapped in the vehicle. Due to a mistake in dispatch, Department 11 responded and arrived on scene shortly after 21-1. 21-1501 and 21-RESCUE arrived shortly thereafter and rendered assistance ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Tappan Fire Dept. members take the Plunge

Fire Police Richard Pugh SR, March 05

Several members of Tappan Fire Dept. took the plunge in the annual Penguin Plunge in the Hudson River in Nyack on Sunday afternoon March 5th.

It was a cold 33 degrees on the banks of the Hudson River in Nyack, as members Chris Farrell, Curt Carney, Drew Gangemi, Sean Phelan, Geoffrey Dick, Tappan Ladies Aux. President Laura Carney, as well as Cassandra Carney (Curt's wife) and Julie Hudackand, and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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House Fire in Palisades

Assistant Engineer Kevin Quinn, February 01

On the evening of Wednesday, February 1st, Sparkill-Palisades Fire Department, along with Tappan, responded to a report of a house fire at 28 Closter Road, in Palisades. Upon arrival, our FAST team set up on the front lawn of the residence and proceeded sizing up the area. In the mean time, Sparkill found the fire was inside the wall of the structure, and began their attack. The fire was extinguished ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Vehicle flips on Washington Avenue

Assistant Engineer Kevin Quinn, January 28

On the morning of Saturday, January 28th 2017, volunteers from Tappan were requested to respond to the corner of Washington Avenue and Liberty Road to assist in the removal of one victim from an overturned vehicle. Fortunately, the victim was removed from the vehicle with no issues and transported to the hospital via ambulance.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Structure Fire in Norwood

Assistant Engineer Kevin Quinn, January 18

On the evening of Wednesday, January 18th 2017, volunteers from Tappan responded Mutual Aid in to Norwood for a structure fire. Initially called for an Engine with manpower, the request was then changed for a FAST (Firefighter assist and search team) response post-dispatch. During response, members of the FAST team were alerted to a possible "Mayday" situation involving one firefighter and a reported ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Extrication near 98 Route 303

Assistant Engineer Kevin Quinn, January 15

On the evening of Sunday, January 15th 2017, volunteers from Tappan responded to a two car accident in front of 98 Route 303. Upon arrival, firefighters assisted members of the South Orangetown Ambulance Corps in the removal of one victim stuck in the passenger seat of a vehicle which had ended up in a ditch. The victim was successfully removed from the vehicle and was transported to the hospital ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Happy New Year

Fire Police 9, January 01

The Volunteer Fire Association of Tappan wishes everyone a Safe and Healthy New Year. ... (Full Story)


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Santa greets Kids in Tappan

Fire Police 9, December 17

Santa Claus paid an early visit to the local residents of Tappan on Saturday December 17th at their down town fire house. The many members of the fire department who contributed to the special occasion had many activities, and snacks and beverages for the children and their parents to do while they awaited Santa's arrival. Such activities were, Dart Toss, to break balloons for prizes, bottle ring ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Car vs. Deer

Captain Thomas Abraham, November 06

On the evening of November 5th, 2016 at approximately 17:40 hours, Tappan F.D. was dispatched to a reported car fire on the Palisades Parkway. Upon arrival Chief Werner (21-1) established command and advised there was no car fire but a 1 vehicle accident involving a deer. As the picture indicates the deer created heavy damage to the front vehicle but luckily the driver was not injured. All units were ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Extrication Field Day 2016
Extrication Field Day 2016

TFD @ Extrication Field Day

Captain Thomas Abraham, July 23

Members from T.F.D. participated at the 1st annual extrication field day held by the R.C.F.T.C instructor's association. It was a very hot and humid July day, but our team did a great job in handling the situation/task they were given the day of, despite the weather. Members were greeted with a car on top of another vehicle, with a victim trapped inside the buried vehicle. Throughout the morning, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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