Monday, July 13, 2015
The Allendale Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation
for their generous grant. The funds will be used to purchase 12 RIT
system personal escape rope systems and train these members on the use
of this equipment. These systems will allow our firefighters to safely
bailout of a structure in the event that rapidly changing fire
conditions cause immediate threat to a firefighter's life safety. Stay
tuned for the full story and photos from the training sessions.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Press Release from the Allendale Police Department:On June 24, 2015 at 6:52pm, Allendale Police received a 9-1-1 call
reporting a possible missing person at Crestwood Lake. Police were
dispatched and spoke to two juveniles
who stated that they were playing in the water with another juvenile and
could no longer locate this swimmer. Allendale Fire Rescue along with
Mahwah Rescue, Oradell Dive Water Rescue, Northwest Bergen Fire Mutual
Aid Coordinators, Allendale Ambulance and Waldwick Ambulance responded
as well. As fire rescue personnel were beginning their search of the
water, police officers located the reported missing person who was safe
and uninjured. The juvenile had left the park with his mother just prior
to the initial report. The juveniles who made the initial report did
not see their friend leave the water, therefore prompting the response.
The Allendale Police would like to thank all agencies who responded and
the Midland Park Police Department for their assistance.Photos from AVAC and Mahwah Rescue 1.
Monday, June 22, 2015
On behalf on the officers and members of AVFD we would like to
congratulate the class of 2015 including FF M. Pini, FF J. Shand,
Probationary FFs J. Buttacavoli, J. Treimanis, Junior Captain C. Peluso,
and all family members who graduated this past weekend.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Today members competed at the annual NWBMA field day that was hosted by Saddle River Fire Department.
Crews placed 2nd in the Scott Scramble and Drafting events as well as
3rd in the search event. Congrats to Capts J. Rubino III, R. Policht Jr,
FFs M. Hillman, M. Pini, Jr FFs C. Peluso, R. Heath, and Chauffeur R.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Throughout April members
have been busy getting ready for the arrival of Engine 935 and training on
the basics of engine, truck, and rescue operations. Crews have worked on engine
company operations including stretching lines and operating master streams.
Crews also worked on basic truck and rescue company operations including
setting up ground ladders and basic vehicle extrication.
Early in the month members
went over the hill to the training center at Mahwah Fire Company 4. Crews
conducted search and radio communication procedure evolutions. After members
went through the mask confidence challenge course where they worked on aspects
of firefighter orientation. Thanks to the Fardale Brothers for allowing us to
use their facilities.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Congratulations to this year's team
consisting of Chief T. Smith, Asst. Chief C. Stricker, Captain J. Rubino, Lt.
C. Kobovitch, FF S. Drejman, and FF J. Burns on placing second overall at Rutherford Rescue Co. 5's
extrication competition. Congrats to Garfield (1st), Sparkill, NY (3rd), and to
everyone else for participating.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
This evening AVFD took delivery of
their new 2015 Pierce Arrow XT Engine 935. The engine is a 8 man cab, 2,000 gpm
pump, 1,000 gallon tank, and a custom double ladder rack body. Chief Smith
welcomed guests and members, then officially baptized the rig. Thank you to all
departments who came by to support our new engine, especially Waldwick, NJ
Volunteer Fire Department and Wallington Co. 3. Also a huge thanks to (CPT Fire Ground
Photos) http://CPTFireGroundPhotos.Smugmug.com for coming out.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Earlier today units operated at a staged Prom Weekend DUI crash in the
parking lot at Northern Highlands Regional High School for the junior
and senior classes. The event was narrated by Chief T. Smith who
described the incident and what was going on. The scenario featured
three vehicles involved, one vehicle simulated a fatality, another had a
family involved, and the third had a driver with a severe injury.
Allendale Police units were on scene demonstrated arresting the driver
who was under the influence. Assistant C. Stricker had command of the
incident while units began operating. The occupant of one vehicle was
extricated by Rescue 942's crew alongside Upper Saddle River Fire Department Rescue 1242's crew and then the patient was turned over to Allendale Ambulance Corps - AVAC
crews. The second vehicle was worked on by members of the Ho Ho Kus and
Saddle River Fire Departments. NJSP NorthStar and Valley ALS also made
an appearance simulating the need for rapid patient transport...more
photos to follow...
Monday, March 30, 2015
August 1st and 2nd AVFD will be hosting the Vehicle Rescue class
presented by Ryan McCormick of Task Force 1. Make sure to sign up and be
part of this training opportunity. The weekend will consist of a
lecture and practical evolutions spanning the entire weekend. Stay tuned
for more information as it becomes available.
March 4th, members attended
the Bergen County Fire Academy for flashover training. Members had the
opportunity to become more aware of the signs of flashover and demonstrate the
effectiveness of combating the high heat and rapid change conditions.March 5th, members had the opportunity to take the Emergency Vehicle
Operator class presented by Instructor Sulcov of the Bergen County Fire
Academy. The class discussed many important aspects of driving vehicles during
emergency situations and the basics preventative vehicle maintenance.March 20th,
members took part in a two part seminar on
initial engine company operations. The first half was an introduction to the
new TFT hydrant valves by Ex-Chief R. Shute. After Captains Rubino and Policht
conducted a round table discussion on a variety of videos on YouTube. Members
practiced first due size up considerations and discussed how certain scenarios
would be applied with our operations.March 24, Chief 940 and Rescue 942
(Captain 960) traveled up to Upper Greenwood Lake to participate in an ice
rescue drill alongside West Milford Fire Cos. 3 and 5. The night began with an
overview of ice operations and then personnel conducted multiple rescue
scenarios. After members went back to Co. 5 for a brief critique of the session
and a light dinner. A huge thank you to the brothers and sisters of the West
Milford FD for the hospitality.Throughout the month the junior program
has been busy. They have been constantly out training on establishing water supplies, setting
up ground ladders, and memorizing the rigs. In the upcoming months under
direction of junior advisor Captain Rubino they will begin to learn all the
basics of Engine and Truck work.
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