Monday, March 3, 2014
Earlier this morning Engine 935, Chiefs 930 and 940 responded mutual aid into the township of Mahwah for the condo fire off of Ramapo Brae Lane. Engine 935's units assisted with side Charlie operations opening up and overhauling hotspots along side Ramsey units. Initial Mahwah units made a push however due to fire load unit switched over to an exterior attack where shortly after a collaspe of the second floor occured. Great job by all units operating.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Earlier this morning Engine 932 and Assistant Chief 940 responded mutual aid into Ramsey for the working fire. Engine 932's crew assisted with opening up the chimney area. Once initial operations were completed the engine was transferred to Ramsey, New Jersey Volunteer Fire Department Headquarters to standby for the remainder of the incident. Great job by all!
Saturday, January 11, 2014
On Saturday, January 11th, 2014, at
approximately 19:15 the Allendale Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a
residential dwelling on Hillside Ave, for a possible chimney fire. Upon arrival
of Captain 960 a developing smoke condition was found with the potential of fire
in the walls. First due Engine 935 stretched into the fire room and after
opening up the walls extinguished the fire. Second due Truck 941 assisted with
checking the second floor for extension while Engine 932 established the water
supply. Additional units Wyckoff Truck 241, Ramsey Truck 441, Engine 433,
Mahwah Engine 425, Ladder 2, and the Allendale Volunteer Ambulance Corps
responded and assisted on scene.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
This past training evening members of AVFD spent the night discussing approaches to incidents involving snowblowers. The night began with a brief presentation by FF/EMT R. Policht who brought up foundational ideas including patient care and the anatomy of the machine which lead to further discussion. The second half of the drill consisted of a demonstration of the most common areas where certain types of entanglements may occur in addition to possible methods of disassembling the machine. Thanks to the Ramsey Rescue Squad and the Saddle River Fire Department for joining us and discussing the topic.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Over the course of the weeks following up to Christmas week our Toys for Tots drive officially ended on wednesday the 18th with 1,273 toys donated. The record setting donation blew away last years collection and will provide many less fortunate families to enjoy the holidays a little more. Our members and their families spent the evening counting and packing trailers for the haul to Picattiny Arsenal. Special thanks to Terri O'Connor Realtors, the Chamber of Commerce, Boy and Girls Scouts, along with many more families and businesses of Allendale.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
This Friday night is Allendale's Holiday Walk in the center of town. Santa Claus will be making a special appearance in a mini parade of fire trucks and ambulances, so make sure to make it! Event starts at 6:30pm and goes till 9pm. Santa will be arriving around 7:30pm!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
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 953 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Earlier this evening at approximately 5:02 pm AVFD was dispatched to Northern Highlands Regional High School in the area of the tennis courts for a possible brush fire. Upon arrival of Chief 930 it was confirmed to be in the rear of the maintenance building impeding a shed containing various item. Engine 935 arrived and stretched one line into operation at that time Mahwah Fire Company 4 was also requested to assist on scene. Engine 932 arrived and set up an attack on the fire from the teacher's lot into the wooded area. Once the fire was knocked and overhauled Allendale Communications advised of an activated fire alarm in the borough that was handled by Engine 425.
Photo from Fardale Fire Company 4
Friday, November 1, 2013
Shortly after noon at 12:19pm Engine 935 was requested mutual aid into the Borough of Oakland for the working three story dwelling fire. Initially per NORCON's request the engine was requested to transfer and stand by at Oakland's Fire Headquarters. However due to the limited accessibility and issues with adequate water supply fourth alarm units were upgraded into the scene on Skyline Drive. Initially Engine 935 assisted Oakland Engine 1034 and Upper Saddle River Engine 1231 in securing a hydrant just under the Route 287 overpass after initial issues with the primary hydrant. Soon after the Engine made its way up to the area of 106 Skyline Dr where it was positioned to assist with relay pumping. At that time 935s crew hiked the quarter mile to the scene where the crew assisted in running additional lines to the basement-garage area and the rear charlie-delta corner. The blaze extended to six alarms calling in units from Passaic and Rockland (NY) Counties. Other Published Reports:northjersey.comnj.comnj.com 2cliffviewpilot.com
Saturday, October 12, 2013
On Saturday, October 12, 2013, the Allendale Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Fire Prevention Day and Open House. AVFD also kicked off its recruitment by promoting new members to join and volunteer in the community. This year residents and others had the opportunity to tour the firehouse and operate a hose line on a model home with "fire through the roof". In addition attendees were able to check out all the apparatus as well as go through a fire safety trailer home scenario taught by FF/EMT T. Rubino. The attendees were able to see proper functioning fire alarms in fire emergencies are able to save lives. The Allendale Volunteer Ambulance Corps also attended and displayed one of their ambulances to the public. Finally, the department held a rescue demonstration in which a "motor vehicle crash had occurred" and AVFD and AVAC operated together to extricate a patient. The day was pack with fun activities and great information for everyone.
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