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.
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!
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 4, Ramsey, New Jersey Volunteer Fire Department, Ramsey Rescue Squad, Mahwah 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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