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.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Last evening around 5pm AVFD was dispatched to Crestwood Lake for the smell of gas in the area. Upon arrival of Chief 930 it was confirmed to be a leaking 100lbs propane tank and at that time Mahwah Co. 2 Hazmat was requested. First due Engine 932 arrived and stretched two lines on the tank and dragged the tank away from the building while Engine 935 stood by on the beach side. Mahwah Hazmat assisted with setting up a controlled burn off. Thanks to Ramsey, New Jersey Volunteer Fire Department for covering the department during the operation.
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
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.
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.
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