Allendale Fire Dept

Engine 932 Responds to Edgewater

Thursday, January 22, 2015  Last evening Chief 930 and Engine 932 responded into Edgewater to assist at a multi alarm apartment complex fire. The engine crew worked alongside Wyckoff's engine crew on the charlie side of the complex. In addition to operating multiple lines; Engine 932 relay pumped from Wyckoff Engine 234 to Upper Saddle River Engine 1231 who was supplying Ramsey Tower 442.



2015 Officer Sworn into Office

Wednesday, January 7, 2015   Last evening the officers of the department were sworn into their respected offices at the council meeting by the borough's first female mayor Liz White. Congratulations to Chief T. Smith, Assistant Chief C. Stricker, Captains J. Rubino III, R. Policht Jr, and Lieutenant K. Furman. 



Rescue and Engine handle MVC

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 

Earlier today Captain 960, Rescue 942, and Engine 932 responded to a motor vehicle crash during the snow fall. Units arrived and controlled the hazmat spill from the vehicles.



Toys for Tots 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014  The department collected 1,732 toys this year as part of our annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots Drive. We would like thank everyone who donated. We would also like to specifically thank the sisters from Theta Phi Alpha Sorority from Ramapo College, Mahwah Fire Company 4, Terrie O'Connor Realtors, Waldwick Lions Club, The Holiday Observers, and Bill Scharf.



SOC Discussion

Friday, November 21, 2014  Tonight Lt. R. Policht Jr. presented a discussion revolving around unique scenarios where rescue company operations are required. The presentation included topics such as ring removal, impalements, and other entanglements. After members had the opportunity to conduct a practical ring removal evolution.



Toys for Tots 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014  Its that time of year again! The toys for Tots Truck is out in front of the firehouse! Don't forget to stop by and drop off some toys for less fortunate children! The Marine Corps Reserves toys for Tots has allowed many families with children who cannot afford gifts this year enjoy those special moments of their young children smiling after receiving a new toy. Last year we brought in about 1,273 toys that were donated! Help us beat our record from last year! Donations can be dropped off at any time until December 14th. Any questions email



Department Trains at a Dwelling

Thursday, November 6, 2014  Over the course of the last week members had the opportunity to train at an acquired home thanks to the Northern Highlands Regional High School. The guys worked on engine and truck company operations running through multiple scenarios involving stretching lines, removing victims, maydays, and ventilation tactics. A huge thank you to the school for allowing us to train on site. Drills like this one allow us to work in a more unique environment which is closer to a real life situation.



Fire Prevention Week 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014  The week ends with a big turnout of supporters who attended the annual Fire Prevention week open house where visitors had the opportunity to learn about fire safety, the department, and even meet Sparky. The highlight of the event was the extrication demonstration presented by Lt. Rubino and Capt. Stricker which included a rolled over motor vehicle.



Engine and Truck handle One Room Fire

Thursday, September 25, 2014  Around 2:20 this afternoon AVFD responded to the Citgo Gas Station for the reported structure fire. Chief 930, Engine 935, and Truck 941 responded. First arriving Captain 950 confirmed a heavy smoke condition pushing from the garages. The Engine crew along with Captain 960 stretched and knocked down the fire in the utility room as the Truck crew assisted with ventilation.



Gas Leak in the Whitney Development

Friday, September 19, 2014  Earlier today Chief 930, Engine 935, Truck 941, and Rescue 942 responded into the Whitney condo development for the gas leak. Upon arrival of first due units it was confirmed by utility workers on scene that the gas concentration was in the explosive rage. At that time a precautionary second alarm was requested bringing in Engines from Waldwick, NJ Volunteer Fire Department and Ramsey, New Jersey Volunteer Fire Department, Wyckoff Truck Co, a RIT from Mahwah Fire Department Co. 2, and the Allendale Ambulance Corps - AVAC. Once the utility company secured the power to the units the incident was downsized as the Rescue and Engine conducted ventilation operations.



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