Allendale Fire Dept

Gas Leak in the Whitney Development

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.



Engine 935 Responds into Ramsey for the Commercial Structure Fire

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.



Engine 935 Responds into Ramsey for the Gas Leak

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.



Crash Closes West Crescent

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.



Leaking Propane Tank Evacuates Crestwood Lake

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.



AVFD Awards Pig Roast BBQ

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 evening.



AVFD handles multiple calls during Sudden Storm

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.



MVC Drill with AVAC

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. 



FF/EMT B. Stio Starts New Career

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!



Fourth of July Fireworks

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 4Ramsey, New Jersey Volunteer Fire DepartmentRamsey Rescue SquadMahwah 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.



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