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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Earlier this evening Chiefs 930, 940, and
Engine 935 responded into Ramsey for the commercial structure fire.
Units assisted with securing the secondary power to the unit and stood
by as a secondary RIT unit on the delta side.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Earlier today Chief 930 and Engine 935
responded in to Ramsey for the car into a structure which had resulted
in a high pressure gas leak. Chief 930 arrived and assisted with command
of the incident. Engine 935 arrived, stretched a precautionary
dry line in the area of the Bravo/Charlie corner and tagged the hydrant
on Main St through the alley way. Once the utilities were secured the
incident was deemed under control and additional units checked the
remaining adjoining structures. Units operating on scene included
Ramsey, New Jersey Volunteer Fire Department, Ramsey Rescue Squad, Ramsey Ambulance Corps, Mahwah Fire Department Engine 117, Ladder 2 FAST, Wyckoff Truck 241, additional units also covered the firehouse during the incident.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Earlier this afternoon at approximately 15:00 units were dispatched to
the intersection of West Crescent Ave and Hamilton Street for the motor
vehicle crash with entrapment. Chief 930 arrived and confirmed a total
of four patients on scene. Allendale Ambulance Corps - AVAC arrived and began checking out, treating the patients, while Allendale Police
units requested additional BLS units. Rescue 942 arrived and began
stabilizing both vehicles and worked alongside EMS to safely remove all
of the patients involved. Rescue's crew secured both vehicles and
removed the driver door to gain access to the driver of the vehicle.
Engine 935 arrived second due and stretched a precautionary line to the
scene in the event of any fire activity.
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