Sunday, May 23, 2010
The Allendale Fire Department celebrated its 100th year of volunteer service to the residents with a parade culminating in a grand celebration at the Red Barn at Crestwood Lake. The parade also doubled as the annual North Jersey Firemen's Association parade. The residents came out in droves to applaud their hometown heroes as they marched from Boroline Road, up East Allendale Avenue and through the center of town. A reviewing stand erected on Maple Avenue enabled the various officials to observe and salute the marchers and apparatus. The parade continued up Myrtle Avenue to West Crescent Avenue, turning left to make their way to the Crestwood Lake entrance. All parade attendants and their guests, as well as the residents and such made their way up to the Red Barn, where food, beer, soda and giveaways were awaiting. Commemorative mugs and pint glasses as well as t-shirts were on sale for all. Bouncy rides and a ride-on fire truck were available for the kids to enjoy. The weather was beautiful with mostly sunny skies, a light wind with temperatures in the mid to upper 70's. A big THANK YOU to Wyckoff and Ramsey Fire Departments for providing coverage for us as we enjoyed our moment in the sun.
The following photos are courtesy of Ted Clark of the Allendale Ambulance Corp. More photos are available at:
A special thanks as well to Brett Dzadik for spending the day in Allendale capturing the festivities. Great job, Brett! His photos are available to view at www.brettsfirephotos.com.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
May 3: carbon monoxide alarm in residence on Oakwood
May 7: carbon monoxide alarm in residence on Harreton Rd; brush fire on E. Allendale
May 8: fire alarm activation in residence on Hillside Ave; wires sparking on pole on Midwood Ave
May 10: mutual aid to Wyckoff for working house fire
May 14: residential fire alarm activation on Hillside Ave
May 16: residential carbon monoxide alarm activation on Albert Rd
May 18: residential carbon monoxide alarm activation on Albert Rd
May 19: residential fire alarm activation on Sawyer Ct
May 21: motor vehicle accident on E. Allendale; residential fire alarm activation on Princeton
May 25: fire alarm activation at train station
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Apr. 4: residential fire alarm on E. Elbrook
Apr. 5: overturn with entrapment on E. Allendale
Apr. 7: barbeque grill fire at residence on Hillside Ave.
Apr. 7: residential fire alarm on Elmwood
Apr. 8: mutual aid to Wyckoff for working house fire
Apr. 12: fire alarm activation at Allendale Hotel
Apr. 14: carbon monoxide alarm at residence on Canaan
Apr. 15: mutual aid to Ramsey for working fire in apt. bldg.
Apr. 21: mutual aid to Wyckoff for working structure fire
Apr. 27: carbon monoxide alarm activation in residence on Cambridge Dr; smoke condition in basement of residence on W. Crescent; fire alarm activation in residence on Valley Rd; carbon monoxide alarm activation in residence on New St.
Apr. 29: fire alarm activation at nursing home
Monday, March 15, 2010
Mar. 1: Fire alarm at nursing home
Mar. 2: Fire alarm at high school
Mar. 4: Fire alarm at comm'l bldg on Pearl Ct
Mar. 8: Fire alarm at elementary school
Mar. 9: Fire alarm at high school
Mar. 13: transformer fire on E. Allendale; tree across road on Hillside; tree across road on Allison Ct; traffic control at Ivers and Tpke; fire alarm activation at residence on Sawyer Ct; wires arcing on Wilton Dr; trees and wires down with fire across Franklin Tpke; tree on a house on Ivers
Mar. 14: mutual aid to Saddle River for working house fire; fire alarm at residence on Sawyer Ct
Mar. 15: car fire on Boroline Rd
Mar. 16: mutual aid to Waldwick for working structure fire
Mar. 16: transformer explosion on East Elbrook
Mar. 19: mutual aid request to standby at Wyckoff Co. 1 for house fire (X 2) ; gas leak from pool heater at residence on West Gate.
Mar. 22: activated smoke alarm investigation at residence on Oakwood
Mar. 24: fire alarm activation at Brookside School
Mar. 24: fire alarm activation in comm'l bldg on Pearl Ct (X 2)
Mar. 25: transformer fire on Franklin Tpke
Monday, February 1, 2010
Feb. 2: burning odor in a residence on Cedar Dr
Feb. 5: activated carbon monoxide alarm in residence on Homewood Ave
Feb. 8: mutual aid to Ramsey for gas leak in comm'l structure
Feb. 10: blizzard standby
Feb. 11: fire alarm activation in comm'l bldg on Commerce Dr (#75
Feb. 11: fire alarm activation in comm'l bldg on Commerce Dr (#25)
Feb. 16: fluid spill mitigation at mvc on McIntyre @ Duffy
Feb. 21: fire alarm activation in residence on Valley Rd (X2)
Feb. 22: dryer fire in residence on Brookside Ave
Feb. 23: fire alarm activation at boro hall
Feb. 25: arcing power lines West Crescent @ Oakwood
Feb. 25: sparking power lines on Fairhaven
Feb. 25: fire alarm activation at AB&G
Feb. 25: power lines burning on Fairhaven
Feb. 25: smoke from outlets in residence on Iroquois
Feb. 25: transformer fire on Hillside Ave
Feb. 26: power lines down on Hillside
Feb. 26: carbon monoxide alarm activation in residence on Dale
Feb. 26: gas leak from a furnace in a residence on Maple
Feb. 26: fire in a residence on Crescent Bend
Feb. 27: fire alarm activation in residence on Schuyler Rd
Friday, January 1, 2010
Jan. 2: carbon monoxide alarm at residence on Gloria Dr
Jan. 2: mutual aid to Wyckoff Co. 1 for fire standby
Jan. 3: carbon monoxide alarm at a residence on Mallinson
Jan. 3: residential fire alarm E. Elbrook
Jan. 4: fire alarm at nursing home
Jan. 4: water condition at commercial structure with apartments above on West Allendale Ave
Jan. 10: carbon monoxide problem in residence on Forest Road
Jan 11: elevator emergency at Boro Hall
Jan 11: good intention check at vacant house on Nadler Ct
Jan. 12: mutual aid to Wyckoff Co. 1 for fire standby
Jan 12: patient extraction from vehicle / fluid spill mitigation
Jan. 12: mutual aid request to Waldwick (request cancelled enroute)
Jan. 13: fire alarm investigation at residence on W. Maple
Jan. 13: carbon monoxide alarm investigation at residence on Hillside Ave
Jan. 16: fluid spill clean-up at motor vehicle crash at Tpke and Homewood
Jan. 16: hazardous material release at residence on Myrtle
Jan. 18: outside smoke investigation in area of E. Crescent
Jan. 20: fuel spill cleanup at DPW
Jan. 20: fire alarm investigation at commercial establishment on W. Allendale
Jan 21: carbon monoxide alarm investigation at residence on Ceely Ct
Jan. 24: motor vehicle crash on Hillside
Jan. 25: mutual aid to U. Saddle River for working structure fire
Jan. 25: outside smoke investigation on W. Crescent
Jan. 27: fire alarm investigation at residence on Hillside Ave
Jan. 28: dryer fire in residence on Woodland Ave
Jan 28: fire alarm investigation in commercial building on Commerce Dr
Jan. 29: fire alarm investigation at residence on Fox Run
Jan 29: fluid spill from vehicle on W. Allendale
Jan. 30: lift assist with AVAC at private residence
Jan. 31: fire alarm activation at Brookside School
Friday, January 1, 2010
Dec. 9: electrical emergency with fire; residence on Hubbard Ct; Eng's 932 & 935, Res942cue, Chiefs 930 & 940 handled.
Dec. 11: PD assist / missing person search; Franklin Tpke @ Chestnut; Eng 932, Res942cue, ISU 955, Chief 930 handled.
Dec. 12: chimney fire; residence on Franklin Tpke; Eng's 932 & 935, Ladder 941, Res942cue, Chief 930 handled.
Dec. 13: carbon monoxide alarm; residence on Brookside Ave; Eng 932, Chief 930 handled.
Dec. 13: fluid spill mitigation from mvc; Res942cue, Chief 930 handled.
Dec. 13: mutual aid to Ramsey for house fire; Eng 935, Chief 940 handled.
Dec.25: mutual aid to Ramsey for house fire; Eng 935, Chief 930 handled.
Dec. 29: commercial fire alarm on West Allendale; Eng 935, Ladder 941, Chiefs 930 and 940 handled.
Dec 30: mutual aid to Ramsey for house fire; Engine 935, Chief 940 handled.
Dec. 30: fire alarm at nursing home; Eng 935, Chief 940 handled.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
November 1: fire alarm, Linda Dr residence, unattended cooking, Eng 932, Chief 930 handled.
Nov 2: fire alarm, Northern Highlands, Eng 932, Ladder 941, Chief 930 handled.
Nov 2: outside rubbish fire with minor extension to structure, Hillside Ave, Eng's 932 and 935, Ladder 941, Chiefs 930 and 940 handled.
Nov 3: fire alarm, Pearl Ct, Eng 935, Ladder 941, Rescue 942, Chief 930 handled.
Nov 3: fire alarm, residence on Oakwood Rd, Eng 935, Chief 930 handled.
Nov 8: car into a house, Brookside Ave, Eng's 932 and 935, Rescue 942, Chief 930 handled.
Nov 9: electrical emergency, residence on Beatrice, Eng 932, Ladder 941, Chief 930 handled.
Nov 9: fire alarm, residence on Dale Ave, Eng 935, Ladder 941, Chiefs 930 and 940 handled.
Nov 12: smoke condition, Rite Aid, Eng's 932, 935, Ladder 941, Rescue 942, Chief 930 handled.
Nov 15: electrical emergency, residence on Heights Rd, Eng 932, Chiefs 930 and 940 handled.
Nov 15: alarm activation, commercial building on West Allendale Ave, Eng 932, Ladder 941, Chiefs 930 and 940 handled.
Nov 15: fire alarm, residence on Elbrook Dr, Eng 932, Chief 940 handled.
Nov 16: fire alarm, Allendale Nursing Home, Eng 932, Ladder 941, Chief 930 handled.
Nov 23: fire alarm, residence on Cedar Drive, Eng 932, Ladder 941 handled.
Nov 23: request for mutual aid to Midland Park for church fire, Rescue 942 handled.
Nov 26: smoke detector activation, residence on Hillside Ave, Eng 932, Chiefs 930 and 940 handled.
Nov 30: fire alarm, residence on Paul Ave, Eng 932, Chief 930 handled.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Fire alarms, mutual aid runs, even a smoke condition kept Allendale's Bravest on their toes the past couple of weeks.
On Wed the 7th, Waldwick FD requested an engine as part of their 2nd alarm gas leak incident. Engine 935 responded directly to the scene as per Waldwick command and stood by a hydrant for 45 minutes while WFD crews evacuated the immediate area. Public Service managed to bring the leak under their control and all units were released shortly thereafter. Later on the 7th, Engine 932 and Ladder 941 responded to a residence on Hillside to investigate a fire alarm. Chief 930 also responded. A piece of plastic in an oven during use resulted in a slight smoke condition thus setting off the alarm. Natural vent was used to alleviate the condition, a report was taken and all units returned back to service.
On the 8th Engine 935 and Ladder 941 responded to a residence on Homewood to investigate a fire alarm. Crews confirmed a report of dust created by contractors on scene was the culprit. The night of the 8th AFD hosted their annual Fire Prevention Open House. Many parents and kids enjoyed the festivities and tour of the station and equipment.
During the early evening of Friday the 9th, Engine 932 and Ladder 941responded to an alarm at a residence in Rio Vista. Crews determined dust from a basement work shop was the cause. 20 minutes after returning from this alarm were dispatched to another alarm activation on Edgewood. Steam from a shower was the culprit.
On Saturday the 10th, Allendale Fire hosted the annual Northwest Bergen Mutual Aid Memorial Service at the Guardian Angel Church. The service honors the members of the mutual aid who passed away during the previous year. Representatives from area departments and the deceased's family members were in attendance. Mayor Vince Barra spoke at the service as well.
A fire alarm at a residence on E. Crescent on Columbus Day was handled by Engine 932 and Chief 930. A malfunction of the alarm system was determined to be the cause.
On Monday the 19th, Waldwick requested station coverage due to a working fire in their first alarm response area. Engine 935 provided the service and logged no runs during the 45 minute time frame.
During the early morning hours of the 20th, Engine 932 handled a waterflow alarm at a commercial establishment out on Commerce Drive. Crews performed a search of the structure with nothing found. During the incident, a neighbor reported smoke issuing from a house on Hillside Ave. 932 and Chief 930 took up from Commerce to handle the 2nd incident but it was determined to be steam from a dryer vent. Later on the 20th a fire alarm on Orchard Street was caused by unattended cooking on a stove. Engine 932, 935 and Ladder 941along with Chief 930 and 940 all handled the incident.
An alarm at the daycare/preschool facility at Archer Church was inadvertently set off due to good intentions by the principal conducting a fire drill. No f.d. intervention was required.
Engine 932, 935 and Ladder 941along with Chief 930 handled a malfunctioning alarm system at a residence on Hillside on Saturday the 24th. An alarm on the 25th at a residence on Allen St. was caused by stovetop cooking. Chief 930 handled the incident.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
An early morning fire alarm activation on Gloria Drive on Oct 4 was handled with a one and one. Egine 932 and Ladder 941 responded along with Chief 930. Crews checked all floors with their cameras with negative results, fielded a report and returned to service a short time later.
Later in the morning, dispatch toned out AFD for a leaking propane tank at the Guardian Angel Church. Engines 932 and 935 responded along with Rescue Co. 942 and Chief 930. One line was stretched and operated to keep the tank cooled down until the relief valve could reset itself. Once that was accomplished, the tank was confiscated by fire officials to be properly emptied. After the 90 minute incident all AFD units returned to service.
Then the Giants kicked the Chiefs butt. Way to go G-Men!
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