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.
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.
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.
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.
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