Allendale Fire Dept

AVFD Awards Pig Roast BBQ

Saturday, August 2, 2014  This past Saturday the department held a Pig Roast BBQ at the red barn at Crestwood Lake. Members spent the evening grilling, hanging out, and looking back on the past year of service. A few awards were also given out including 5 years of service for S. Toolan, J. Mycek Jr., and B. Davis; 25 years of service for S. Cameron, 35 years of service for Bud Blide; 40 years of service for T. Scott; Life Membership for G. Andersen and J. Picinich; Fireman of the year R. Policht Jr. Thanks to the Waldwick, NJ Volunteer Fire Department for assisting us while we enjoyed our evening.



AVFD handles multiple calls during Sudden Storm

Friday, August 1, 2014  Members were busy running six calls in the last few hours including wires down, alarms, flooding conditions, and submerged vehicles throughout the borough working alongside Allendale Ambulance Corps - AVAC andAllendale Police. Thanks to the Waldwick Fire Department for also responding to the submerged vehicle in the Crescent Ave underpass to for backing up Rescue 9's crew.

The article by cliffviewpilot reports on how the entire area was affected.



MVC Drill with AVAC

Thursday, July 17, 2014   Tonight members conducted a joint drill alongside Allendale Ambulance Corps - AVAC holding a scenario involving a simulated motor vehicle rollover with entrapment and impalement. Units were faced with a victim crushed in the cargo area and a victim impaled in the passenger compartment. After stabilizing the vehicle and gaining access to the patients units removed the rear doors and front half of the roof to remove the victims.

The link to a short clip of the training. 



FF/EMT B. Stio Starts New Career

Sunday, July 6, 2014   On behalf of the department we would like to congratulate FF/EMT B. Stio on his new career as a Spartanburg (SC) Firefighter. Brad was an important part of the department's operations for many years from dispatching runs to being a first due chauffeur. Good luck and stay safe!



Fourth of July Fireworks

Saturday, July 5, 2014  Tonight the Borough hosted it's annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration. The Chiefs, two engines, and the rescue stood by at the upper lot during the events while mutual aid from Mahwah Fire Company 4Ramsey, New Jersey Volunteer Fire DepartmentRamsey Rescue SquadMahwah Res1cue, Mahwah Engine 222, Wyckoff Engine, and Truck staged around Crestwood Lake. Unfortunately the show was paused momentarily due to high gusts however shortly after the grand finale concluded the evening.



Engine stands by DARE Graduation

Friday, June 6, 2014  Earlier today the Engine crew stood by the ballpark as a medevac unit from the Morristown Medical Center landed and held a demo for the annual Allendale Police DARE graduation for students at Brookside Middle School.



Water Emergencies Drill

Monday, June 2, 2014  On June 2, 2014 members conducted a Water Emergencies at Crestwood Lake Drill with Allendale Ambulance Corps - AVAC, Waldwick Ambulance, and Ho-Ho-Kus Ambulance. Members from all departments had the opportunity to work on patient handling in water in addition to joint operations with our Rescue crew in standing, swift, and ice scenarios.



Weekend Competitions

Saturday, May 17, 2014 

On Saturday May 17th, 2014 Rescue 9 took part in Rutherford Rescue Co.5 Second Annual Extrication Competition looking to place following last years fourth place finish. Rescue 942 took on Waldwick Rescue 642 in the second round of the afternoon. The team consisted of Assistant Chief T. Smith, Captain C. Stricker, Lieutenants T. Rubino and R. Policht, Firefighters K. Cauwenberghs and S. Drejman. In addition to the crew having the second fastest time they placed second overall just one point behind the Ramsey Rescue Squad. The Northwest Bergen Mutual Aid completed the podium sweep with the Ho Ho Kus Fire Department placing third.


The next day Engine 932 attended the mutual aid’s annual field day. Members participated in three events consisting of a rope rescue scenario, firefighter relay, and a fill the bucket evolution. Congrats to Oakland for taking home the cup this year.

More photos can be seen at BrettsFirePhotos and BoxAlarmProductions



Engine 935 Responds into Waldwick

Saturday, May 17, 2014  At 17:25 Engine 935 was requested into the Borough of Waldwick for the reported contents fire. Initial Waldwick units arrived to an activated alarm which was triggered by a dryer fire on the second floor. Engine 935 staged on the hydrant as a secondary water supply as the crew stood by on the alpha side of the dwelling. For more information check out Waldwick Fire's Page.



Engine and Rescue handle Brake Fire

Sunday, April 27, 2014   Earlier this afternoon Chiefs 930, 940, Engine 935, and Rescue 942 responded to West Crescent Ave in the area of Crescent Place for smoke coming from a tractor trailer. Chiefs 930 and 940 arrived confirming smoke coming from the rear axle. Engine 935 arrived and stretched a line to the brakes area of the trailer extinguishing the fire. The roadway was closed during operations.



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