Allendale Fire Dept
 

June Fire Activity

Thursday, June 9, 2011  The rundown:

Jun. 2:  residential fire alarm on Gloria Dr;  commercial fire alarm in church on E. Allendale Ave.

Jun. 3:  Engine 92 mutual aid to Saddle River for smoke investigation in structure on Boroline Rd;   oven fire in residence on W. Crescent Ave.

Jun. 7:  Engine 95 mutual aid to Saddle River for reported structure fire on W. Saddle River Rd.

Jun. 11:  fire alarm activation at high school

Jun. 14:  residential carbon monoxide alarm activation

Jun. 15:  mutual aid request by Saddle River for fire alarm on Boroline Rd;  Engine 95 mutual aid to Ramsey for structure fire

Jun. 17:  commercial fire alarm on W. Allendale;   large fluid spill from mulch area to borough garage.

Jun. 18:  Engine 95 mutual aid to Waldwick for house fire.

Jun. 20:  residential carbon monoxide alarm activation on Butternut

Jun. 22:  car leaking gasoline on Harreton

Jun. 23:  flooding condition at nursing home

Jun. 25:  residential carbon monoxide alarm activation on Elm;   residential fire alarm activation on Ivers

Jun. 28: fire alarm activation at the high school;   odor of natural gas in residence on Cedar;   burning odor in commercial building on DeMercurio

 Jun. 29: residential fire alarm activation on Beatrice

Jun. 30: residential fire alarm on Nadler;  commercial fire alarm on Boroline X2;   

   


 

AFD a Big Hit at Crestwood Lake Day

Thursday, June 9, 2011  Allendale's Bravest provided the beachgoers with water - airborne water, that is - at Crestwood Lake Day on Saturday, May 28, to help usher in the start of summer.  Children of all ages ran under the falling water from fire streams flowing through the tower ladder's bucket pipes and the hand-held hoses all afternoon to keep cool on a beautiful, warm summer day.

     



 

May Fire Activity

Wednesday, May 18, 2011  The rundown for May:

May 1:  Engine 92 mutual aid to USR for house fire

May 3:  residential fire alarm on West Crescent;   Engine 95 mutual aid to Waldwick for utility emergency in school;   assist APD with lockout in  Orchard Park

May 9:  smoking dishwasher in residence on Oakwood Rd.

May 15:  residential carbon monoxide alarm on Cambridge Dr.

May 16:  residential carbon monxide alarm on Waibel Dr.

May 19:  dryer fire in residence on Powell Rd.

May 21:  rubbish fire at train station

May 24:  residential fire alarm on Dale Ave;  odor investigation in residence on Allison Ct.

May 26:  residential fire alarm on Paul Ave;  fire/water flow alarm in commercial building on Pearl Ct.  X 2.

May 27:  residential carbon monoxide alarm on Ceeley Ct.

May 28:  natural gas odor in  2 residences on High St.

   


 

Allendale Fire Congratulates George "Chip" Scherb

APD's newly appointed Chief at swearing-in ceremony.

APD's newly appointed Chief at
      swearing-in ceremony.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011  The Allendale Fire Department congratulates former member George "Chip" Scherb on his appointment as Allendale's Chief of Police.   Scherb volunteered for AFD during the late '70's and early '80's, rising to rank of Captain.   The men and women of AFD look forward to working with Chief Scherb and his men, providing the town of Allendale with the highest standards of public safety.   

   


 

April Fire Activity

Wednesday, May 18, 2011  The rundown for April:

Apr. 3:  residential lock-out on Allen St.

Apr. 10:  residential carbon monoxide alarm on Myrtle Ave.;   Engine 95 mutual aid to Waldwick for utility station explosion

Apr. 17:  residential fire alarm on Woodland Ave.;   smoke condition in basement of residence on Myrtle Ave.

Apr. 19:  residential fire alarm on Hillside Ave

Apr. 22:  chimney fire in residence on Frank. Tpke.

Apr. 23:  stuck occupied elevator at the nursing home.

Apr. 24:  residential fire alarm on Dale Ave.

Apr: 25:  activated sprinkler system on Whitney Ct.;   Engine 95 mutual aid to Saddle River for fire alarm

Apr: 26:  Engine 95 mutual aid to Saddle River for fire alarm

Apr. 27:  lift assist request unknown address.

Apr. 28:  search for missing person on Brookside Ave.

Apr. 29:  residential fire alarm on Powell Rd.

Apr. 30:  Engine 92 mutual aid to Waldwick for house fire

   


 

March Fire Activity

Friday, April 8, 2011  The rundown:

Mar. 3:   Engine 92 mutual aid to Wyckoff for fire in residence

Mar. 4:   still alarm for alarm activation at Hillside School

Mar. 5:   smoke condition in structure on West Crescent;   Engine 92 mutual aid to Saddle River for fire alarm on Boroline Rd.

Mar. 9:   residential carbon monoxide alarm on Brookside Ave;   public utility emergency on Hillside Ave

Mar. 10:   residential carbon monoxide alarm on Mallinson Ave.

Mar. 11:   smoke condition in basement of residence on Sheri Dr;   commercial fire alarm on Commerce Dr;   welfare check on houses under water from flooding on Park Ave;   residential carbon monoxide alarm on Beatrice St;   residential fire alarm activation on Powell Rd.

Mar. 12:   residential fire alarm activation on Valley Rd.

Mar. 13:   residential carbon monoxide alarm on Hillside Ave.

Mar. 16:   residential fire alarm on E. Crescent Ave.

Mar. 17:   small brush fire on Arlton at Tpke

Mar. 20:   residential fire alarm on Fox Dr;   residential carbon monoxide alarm on Erold Ct.

Mar. 26:   residential fire alarm on W. Allendale Ave.

Mar. 30:   oven fire in residence on Hillside Ave.

   


 

February Runs

Wednesday, March 2, 2011  The rundown:

 Feb. 2:  residential fire alarm on Brookside Ave;   residential fire alarm on Hillside Ave.

Feb. 6:  residential fire alarm on Brookside Ave

Feb. 7:  odor of natural gas in residence on E. Allendale Ave.

Feb. 9:  residential carbon monoxide alarm on Meeker Ave

Feb. 16:  Eng. 92 mutual aid to Waldwick for transformer explosion at PSE&G power plant;   residential fire alarm on Franklin Tpke

Feb. 17:  oven fire in residence on Waibel Dr.

Feb. 20:  residential carbon monoxide  alarm on Trotters La.

Feb. 21:  residential fire alarm on Trotters La.

Feb. 24:  fire alarm at Hillside School

Feb. 27:  residential fire alarm on MacIntyre La.

Feb. 28:  residential fire alarm on Powell Rd.

   


 

Allendale's Bravest Achieve Quick Knockdown

Wednesday, January 26, 2011  Fire broke out in a residence on Carteret Road during the late afternoon of Tuesday, January 25th.  2 teenagers were home at the time and discovered the fire.  They contacted Emergency services by dialing 9-1-1 as they safely evacuated the house.

Allendale Police was alerted and responded, arriving on scene to find heavy black smoke emanating from the home's 2nd floor.  Allendale Fire was dispatched and responded quickly, as they were answering another alarm in the downtown business district at the same time.  Chief Dave Baez (930) arrived on scene shortly thereafter, observing the same conditions as the police officers, and requested a 2nd alarm for mutual aid.  AFD's Engine 932 and Ladder 941 arrived, with the engine locating on a hydrant across the street from the house while 941 backed into the property's driveway.  Crews quickly began stretching hose lines and placing ground ladders while a crew dug out the hydrant buried in the snow bank.  Captain Ryan Shute, FF's Brian Alvarez and Rich Shinnick, with the help of Allendale Police Officer Terry Lawler, stretched a 3 inch hose through the deep snow up to the front door, where the crew connected a gated wye and an inch-and-a-half hose line to use as their attack line.  By this time, a water supply was just about established, and the crew advanced into the large house up to the 2nd floor with their hand line.  The crew observed heavy fire consuming 2 bedrooms and spreading quickly into and down the hallway in both directions.  They opened up and quickly knocked down the hallway fire and aggressively pushed into the doorway of the two adjoining bedrooms, knocking down the bulk of the fire.  Crews from Engine 935 and Rescue 942, armed with thermal cameras, hooks and other tools, marched in ahead and began to open up the walls and ceilings, searching for and finding hot spots in the immediate areas.  Outside, crews deployed a ground ladder and put 941's aerial ladder into service to access the roof area to inspect  for any fire spread.  Because of these initial aggressive actions taken by the crews, further fire spread was prevented and the rest of the house was spared, though there was extensive water and smoke damage throughout.  No injuries were reported.

The incident eventually went to 3rd alarm status for manpower purposes, due to the large, complex layout of the home, buried hydrants, and the deep snow to trudge through.  Mutual aid was received from Wyckoff, Ramsey, Waldwick, HoHoKus, Saddle River, Fair Lawn, and Saddle River Valley Rescue.  Allendale Volunteer Ambulance Corps provided a rig at the scene.

To view additional photos of the incident, go to www.CPTFireGroundPhotos.smugmug.com.

     
Conditions early in the incident

Conditions early in the incident



 

Hans Cunningham Tabbed as Allendale OEM Director

Wednesday, January 19, 2011  The Allendale Fire Department announces that on January 13th during the borough's annual reorganization meeting, the Mayor and Council appointed and swore in Hans Cunningham as Allendale's OEM Director, effective immediately.  Mr. Cunningham replaces ex-Police Chief of Allendale Bob Herndon who served the position for many years but relinguished upon his retirement.  

Cunningham, who also serves as the fire department's Association President,  a position held since 1999, has been an Allendale resident since the mid-90's, and a member of the fire department for the same amount of time.  His leadership and insight into Allendale's Emergency Services will serve as a basis for his new position.  The department congratulates Hans on his appointment and wish him the best of luck for this year and beyond.

   


 

Change in Leadership for AFD

Wednesday, January 19, 2011  The Allendale Fire Department  announces for the year 2011 they will be led by Chief 930 Dave Baez, who previously held the position back in 2000-2002.  Assistant Chief 940 will be manned by Ernest Cassidy, who served as Chief back in 1982-1983.  Ryan Shute was appointed as Captain 950 by Chief Baez.  Thomas Smith was elected as Captain 960.  Pat Varsolona was appointed as Lieutenant 961 by Chief Baez.  The Lieutenant 962 position is currently vacant. 

On the administrative side, Hans Cunningham continues to serve as Association President, a position he has held since 1999.  Vice President will be served by Kevin Cronin for the 3rd year in a row.  The Corresponding Secretary is George Higbie, who has served this position pretty much forever.  Recording Secretary will be Jon Fisher, a member since 2004.  The Treasurer is Ernest Cassidy, who has served in this capacity for the past 10 years.

Good luck to the 2011 officers.

   


 
 
 

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