Allendale Fire Dept
 

Engine 935 Responds to Mahwah

Wednesday, November 7, 2012  On Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at approximately 0930 am all companies of the Mahwah Fire Department were dispatched to the Society Hills Condos off of Ridge Road for a fully involved structure fire. First due Engine 117 along with Captain 171 established command and, with multiple Mahwah units returning from a previous job (an early morning fully involved garage fire at Camp Yaw Paw) , asked for additional mutual aid to respond from neighboring towns directly to the scene. After an attempt of an interior push, the structure was too heavily involved for firefighters to continue interior operations and evacuation horns sounded. A Suffern Ladder arrived to work on Tower operations along with Tower 2, Ladder 2, and Ladder 4. Additional units responded with an engine and ladder from Ramsey, Rescues from Wyckoff and Waldwick, and Allendale Engine 935 along with multiple BLS units from various towns. Initially 935 assisted with water supply and also set up a master stream on the A side of the structure to help with exterior tactics. Shortly after the engine was requested to supply Tower 2 with aerial operations. As units began to completely extinguish the blaze the entire condo unit collapsed and fell towards exposure one and away from the rest of the structure on the AD Corner. After the collapse command began to break units down, leaving the Mahwah units to wait for the smoldering rubble to be extinguished.

     
The crew of 935 operating on the alpha side (photo credit: boxalarmproductions)

The crew of 935 operating on the alpha
      side (photo credit: boxalarmproductions)

The structure upon arrival. (photo credit: MFD)

The structure upon arrival. (photo
      credit: MFD)



 

Hurricane Sandy and Rescue 942

Tuesday, October 30, 2012  Hurricane Sandy has come and gone but not without leaving a monumental impact on the Borough and everyone involved, especially the members of the department. On October 30th, 2012, Rescue 942 responded to many various calls. One four hour block between 1600hrs and 2000hrs proved to be one of the busiest times during the storm. At approximately 1600hrs the Rescue was requested for a special assignment to clear away a tree that was tied up in wires so that a few families could access the main road from their private street. While en route to the special detail, Rescue 942 was redirected to an activated c.o. alarm and handled it with Assistant Chief 940 before any other unit made it to the scene.  After Rescue made their way back to the tree removal assignment, the crew developed and initiated an effective strategy which would allow for the residents to get out of their private street.  During all this Assistant Chief 940 rushed over to the working crew to report a resident across the street who stated their home was filling up with smoke. Switching gears, the Rescue crew grabbed the equipment they needed and went  to work investigating a possible chimney fire. Upon arrival, units found a fire going in the fireplace; however there was an unordinary amount of smoke within the residence, prompting Assistant Chief 940 to call for the full general assignment and an additional engine from Waldwick to respond.  Further investigation from the roof revealed that there was no further issues with the fireplace and chimney. and units began to take up. As the crew was clearing the scene, Assistant Chief 940 informed Rescue that they were not returning to quarters but taking in yet another run.  Rescue was requested to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Park Ave and West Crescent Ave. The crew secured and took care of a fluid leak coming from the vehicle in addition to checking the one party involved. This is just a small snapshot of what the members of the AFD went through during Hurricane Sandy. Stay tuned for more stories from Sandy in the upcoming days!

     
FF/EMT J.Rubino climbing onto the roof during the chimney fire

FF/EMT J.Rubino climbing onto the roof
      during the chimney fire

Rescue on scene of the MVC

Rescue on scene of the MVC



 

The Final Quarter of 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012  Kneedeep in the hoopla:

October

Oct. 2: residential carbon monoxide alarm on Cedar Dr

Oct. 2: residential fire alarm on Knollton Rd

Oct. 12: residential carbon monoxide alarm on New St

Oct. 12: fire alarm @ Archer Church

Oct. 13: re-activation of fire alarm @ Archer Church

Oct. 13: residential carbon monoxide alarm on Hillside Ave

Oct. 15: residential fire alarm on Arlton Ave X2

Oct. 15: branch in power lines burning on Franklin Tpke

Oct. 16: vehicle leaking fuel on Pearl Ct.

Oct. 21: oven fire in residence on Brookside Ave.

Oct. 22: fire alarm at high school.

Oct. 23: residential fire alarm on East Crescent

Oct. 24: residential fire alarm/carbon monoxide alarm on Powell Rd.

Oct. 24: commercial fire alarm on Boroline Rd.

Oct.28: Engine 935 mutual aid to Saddle River for commercial fire alarm and residential carbon monoxide alarm

Oct. 29: 15 calls for storm-related damage from Hurricane Sandy

Oct. 30: 14 calls storm related from Hurricane Sandy

Oct. 31: 7 calls storm related from Sandy

NOVEMBER 

Nov. 1 - Nov. 4: 20 calls and requests for storm-related damage from Hurricane Sandy

Nov. 6: stuck occupied elevator at Boro Hall

Nov. 7: residential carbon monoxide alarm on Hillside Ave.

Nov. 7: Engine 935 mutual aid to Mahwah Co. 4 for structure fire cover assignment

Nov. 7: Engine 935 mutual aid to Mahwah to the scene for working condo fire

Nov. 7: commercial fire alarm on Boroline Rd.

Nov. 7: residential carbon monoxide alarm on Elbrook

Nov. 9: transformer fire on Brookside Ave

Nov. 11: wires down, arcing on Knollton Rd.

Nov. 12: activated residential fire alarm on Carteret Rd.

Nov. 15: mvc with vehicle into house on Franklin Tpke

Nov. 16: activated residential fire alarm on Schuyler Rd

Nov. 17: lawn tractor fire on E. Crescent Ave.

Nov. 19: activated fire alarm at Brookside School

Nov. 25: activated residential fire alarm on Butternut Rd

Nov. 27: activated residential fire alarm on Linda Dr

Nov. 29: activated residential fire alarm on Kayeton

 DECEMBER

Dec. 1: activated residential fire alarm on Harreton Rd.

Dec. 2: odor of gas in commercial structure in downtown business district

Dec. 3: kitchen fire in residence on Homewood Ave. (see story & pics)

Dec. 9: Engine 935 mutual aid to Franklin Lakes for structure fire cover assignment

Dec. 14: illegal burn on Schuyler Rd

Dec. 21: Engine 932 mutual aid to Ramsey for car fire in Kohl's parking lot

Dec. 25: activated residential fire alarm on Franklin Tpke

Dec. 25: carbon monoxide condition in residence on Elm St.

Dec. 26: activated residential carbon monoxide alarm on MacIntyre Rd

Dec. 27: utility wires burning on East Orchard

Dec. 28: activated residential carbon monoxide alarm on Nidd Ct.

Dec. 28: activated residential carbon monoxide alarm on Gloria Dr.

Dec. 29: activated residential fire alarm on Brookside Ave.

   


 

Alarm Log 3rd Quarter

Thursday, July 5, 2012  100% Volunteer for over 100 Years

July

July 1: residential fire alarm activation on Valley Rd

July 6:  activated fire alarm at the high school

July 10: residential fire alarm activation on Cedar Dr.

July 11: working kitchen fire in residence on West Crescent

July 15: assist AVAC with patient lift on Ackerson Ave.

July 16: vehicle fire on Nadler Ct.

July 17: smoke condition in Hillside School

July 18: activated residential fire alarm on Talman Pl.

July 26: activated residential fire alarm on Schuyler Rd.

July 26: lightning strike in rear of residence on Schuyler Rd.

July 26: vehicle leaking fuel on Franklin Tpke.

July 29: activated commercial fire alarm on Franklin Tpke.

August

Aug. 1: transformer fire at nursing home on Harreton Rd.

Aug. 3: activated commercial fire alarm on Boroline Rd.

Aug. 5: 2nd activation of commercial fire alarm on Boroline Rd.

Aug. 8: mutual aid request from Saddle River for activated fire alarm on Boroline Rd.

Aug. 9: fluid spill containment on Forest Rd.

Aug. 12: p.d. assist with residential lockout at Orchard Commons

Aug. 15:  furnace issue in residence on Schuyler Rd.

Aug. 15: unattended cooking in residence on MacIntyre

Aug. 22: activated residential carbon monoxide alarm on Beatrice

Aug. 22: activated commercial fire alarm on Boroline Rd

Aug. 24: activated residential fire alarm on Dale Ave

Aug. 25: garage fire on Bonnie Way

Aug. 25: activated residential fire alarm on Dale Ave

Aug. 26: Engine 92 mutual aid to Saddle River for fire alarm on Boroline

Aug. 27: activated residential fire alarm on Dale Ave

Aug. 28: Engine 95 mutual aid to Ramsey for structure fire

Aug. 29: activated commercial fire alarm on W. Allendale Ave

Aug. 31: activated residential fire alarm on Arcadia Rd

 SEPTEMBER

Sept. 2: activated residential fire alarm on Cedar Dr.

Sept. 3: activated commercial fire alarm on W. Allendale Ave.

Sept. 3: Engine 92 mutual aid to Saddle River for fire alarm on Boroline

Sept. 5: activated fire alarm at high school

Sept. 7: p.d. assist with dust condition at West Crescent/Myrtle intersection

Sept. 11: burning odor in residence on Colonial Rd.

Sept. 12: gas leak in residence on Cedar Dr.

Sept. 14: residential carbon monoxide alarm on Cherokee Ave.

Sept. 15:  Engine 95 mutual aid to Ramsey for fire alarm in residence

Sept. 15: Engine 95 mutual aid to Ramsey for the cat grab

Sept. 15: Engine 95 mutual aid to Ramsey for residential fire alarm

Sept. 15: Engine 95 mutual aid to Ramsey for residential fire alarm

Sept. 16: commercial fire alarm on Boroline Rd

Sept. 16: Engine 95 mutual aid to Saddle River for fire alarm

Sept. 17: commercial fire alarm on Boroline Rd.

Sept. 17: residential fire alarm unknown address

Sept. 19: waterflow alarm in commercial bldg on Rt. 17

Sept. 19: burning odor in nursing home

Sept. 20: waterflow alarm in commercial bldg on Boroline Rd

Sept 23: hazardous condition in residence on Elm St.

Sept 24: fire alarm unknown address

Sept. 25: residential fire alarm activation on Arcadia

Sept. 26: utility emergency on Franklin Tpke

Sept. 26: fire alarm at Brookside School

Sept. 30: residential fire alarm activation on Brookside Ave.

Sept. 30: residential fire alarm on Schuyler Rd

   


 

A.F.D. Salutes High School Graduates

FF's Carter and Brady pose in front of Engine 95 after receiving their diplomas moments earlier during graduation ceremony at NHRHS. Not pictured - Lucas Morgan.

FF's Carter and Brady pose in front of
      Engine 95 after receiving their diplomas
      moments earlier during graduation
      ceremony at NHRHS. Not pictured - Lucas
      Morgan.

Thursday, June 21, 2012  Members of the Allendale Fire Department were on hand to salute FF's Stephen Carter, Jack Brady, and Lucas Morgan during their graduation exercise from Northern Highlands.  Job well done, boys!

   


 

Alarm Log 2nd Quarter 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012  All in a day's work:

APRIL

Apr. 2: activated residential carbon monoxide alarm on Brookside Ave.

Apr. 2: activated fire alarm at the AB&G

Apr. 5: reported fire in rear of residence on East Orchard

Apr. 7: gas line struck on West Crescent near Myrtle

Apr. 8: brush fire in front of residence on Greenway

Apr. 10: Engine 95 mutual aid to Mahwah Co. 1 for fire stand-by

Apr. 14: brush fire in area of Ivers Rd

Apr. 15: brush fire on Midwood Ave.

Apr. 17: waterflow alarm at The Whitney condos

Apr. 17: residential fire alarm activation on Harreton Rd.

Apr. 17: smoke condition in residence on Scott Ct.

Apr. 17: electrical issue at AVAC

Apr. 19: residential fire alarm activation on Harreton Rd.

Apr. 24: Engine 95 mutual aid to Dept 3 for working structure fire

 MAY

May 2: Engine 95 mutual aid to Dept 2, Co. 2 for station coverage

May 3: residential fire alarm activation on Paul Ave.

May 6: residential fire alarm activation with burning odor on Brookside Ave (2 separate activations)

May 9: small light fixture fire in commercial bldg on Commerce Dr.

May 10: electrical burning odor in mixed occupancy on West Allendale.

May 12: carbon monoxide alarm activation in mixed occupancy on W. Allendale

May 16: residential carbon monoxide alarm on Paul Ave

May 17: fire alarm activation in commercial establishment on West Allendale Ave.

May 17: residential carbon monoxide alarm activation on Michelle Ct

May 20: residential fire alarm activation on Stony Ridge

May 21: residential fire alarm activation on Dale Ave.

May 27: residential carbon monoxide alarm on Louise Ct.

May 28: residential fire alarm on MacIntyre La.

May 28: propane tank leak secondary to gas grill fire behind residence on Linda Dr.

May 28: Engine 95 mutual aid to Dept. 11 for fire alarm on Boroline Rd.

May 31: residential fire alarm on MacIntyre La.

May 31: assist p.d with search for missing child

JUNE

June 3: residential carbon monoxide alarm on Cedar Dr.

June 3: residential fire alarm on Chestnut St.

June 3: Lightning strike in area of residence on Gloria Dr.

June 4: Engine 95 mutual aid to Dept. 11 for fire alarm on Boroline Rd.

June 5: residential carbon monoxide alarm on Elm St.

June 8: residential fire alarm activation on Newton Pl.

June 13: reported gas leak at residence on Heights Rd.

June 15: Engine 95 mutual aid to Dept. 6 for fire alarm on Hopper Ave.

June 15: activated residential fire alarm on Pine St.

June 19: Engine 95 mutual aid to Dept. 11 for fire alarm on Boroline Rd.

June 21: electrical fire in commercial building on Commerce Dr.

June 21: mulch fire against house on Stonefence Rd.

June 22: unattended cooking in residence on Elm St.

June 22: fire alarm activation @ Orchard Commons

June 25: residential fire alarm activation on Yeoman La.

June 28: fuel leak from car at gas station on West Allendale

June 30: commercial fire alarm activation on Commerce Dr.

   


 

*Reminder from Allendale Fire*

Monday, March 5, 2012  Reminder to all residents:

Please call Allendale Police @ (201) 825-1900 or 911 to report any emergencies, such as activated fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, smoke alarms, smell of burning within a building, smoke conditions, and, of course, fires.  If you are not sure if it is an emergency or not, call the Allendale Police to report whatever your problem or concerns you may have so that the proper agency can be contacted accordingly.

Do not call the Allendale Fire Prevention Bureau with any such issue noted above. 

   


 

Allendale Fire is on Facebook

Thursday, February 2, 2012  Follow Allendale Fire Department on Facebook.  We're listed as Allen Dale FD.  Friend us!

   


 

Alarm Log for 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012  The skinny:

JANUARY

Jan. 2:   reported smoke coming from roof of commercial building on West Crescent

Jan. 3:  reported gas leak in residence on Crescent Bend

Jan. 4:  reported odor of natural gas @ Orchard Commons

Jan. 5:  elevator rescue at borough hall

Jan. 5:   activated residential carbon monoxide alarm in Rio Vista complex

Jan. 5:   activated commercial fire alarm on West Allendale in downtown district

Jan. 5:   Engine 92 mutual aid to Dept 6  for activated fire alarm in occupied school

Jan. 5:   activated fire sprinkler system in commercial building on West Crescent

Jan. 9:   smoke condition in residence on West Orchard

Jan. 9:  activated residential carbon monoxide alarm on Albert Road

Jan. 10:  activated fire alarm at Hillside School

Jan. 14:  activated residential fire alarm on Greenway

Jan. 14:  activated residential carbon monoxide alarm on Pine Road

Jan. 15:  activated residential carbon monoxide alarm on Fox Drive

Jan. 15:  odor of burning in residence on Elbrook Drive

Jan. 15: activated residential carbon monoxide alarm on MacIntyre Road

Jan. 16:  reported smoke condition in residence on Homewood Avenue

Jan. 18:   activated commercial smoke alarm on Boroline Road (2 separate activations)

Jan. 21:  activated residential carbon monoxide alarm on Brookside Ave.

Jan. 22:  burning odor in commercial establishment on West Allendale Ave in downtown district

Jan. 22:  burning odor in residence on Powell Road

Jan. 23:  activated residential carbon monoxide alarm on Myrtle Ave

Jan. 26:  activated residential fire alarm @ Orchard Commons

Jan. 29:  activated residential fire alarm on Franklin Tpke

Jan. 31:  activated fire alarm at Hillside School

FEBRUARY

Feb. 2:  activated residential carbon monoxide alarm in Rio Vista complex

Feb. 5:  burning odor in residence on W. Crescent Ave.

Feb. 6:  fire alarm activation at Hillside School

Feb. 8:  heater malfunction in commercial bldg in industrial park

Feb. 9:  water flow alarm at train station

Feb. 10:  carbon monoxide incident in mixed occupancy in business district  (W. Allendale Ave.)

Feb. 10:   activated residential fire alarm on Canaan Pl.

Feb. 12:  activated residential carbon monoxide alarm on MacIntyre

Feb. 16:   car into commercial bldg with subsequent natural gas leak on West Allendale Ave.

Feb. 18:   boiler malfunction in residence on Edgewood Rd

Feb. 22:   oven fire in residence on Heather Ct.

Feb. 22:  smoke condition in residence on Schuyler Rd.

Feb. 23:   residential lockout on Greenway

Feb. 23:   commercial fire alarm activation on W. Allendale Ave.

Feb. 27:  activated fire alarm at the high school

Feb. 29:  activated residential fire alarm on Mark Rd.

MARCH

Mar. 1:  Engine 92 mutual aid to Dept 12 for station coverage

Mar. 2:  activated alarm in Orchard Park

Mar. 2:  Engine 92 mutual aid to Dept 11 for dumpster fire

Mar. 5: activated residential fire alarm on Canaan Pl.

Mar. 6:  Engine 92 mutual aid to Dept. 6's Co. 1 for station coverage

Mar. 6:  Engine 92 mutual aid to Dept. 6 for working fire in restaurant

Mar. 8:  activated residential fire alarm on Franklin Tpke

Mar. 13: activated residential fire alarm on Arlton Rd.

Mar. 13:  car vs. pole on DeMercurio Dr.

Mar. 14:  activated commercial fire alarm on Commerce Dr.

Mar. 15:  activated residential fire alarm on West Allendale Ave

Mar. 19:  Multiple brush fires along train tracks

Mar. 21: Engine 95, Ladder 9 mutual aid to Dept. 11 for residential carbon monoxide alarm activation on Fox Hedge

Mar. 21: activated fire alarm in Hillside School

Mar. 23: Rescue 9 requested for lift assist on Walnut Pl.

Mar. 27: possible carbon monoxide exposure in residence on Dale Ave.

Mar. 31: activated residential fire alarm on Homewood Ave.

   


 

November Fire Report

Thursday, November 3, 2011  The lowdown:

Nov. 1:  p.d. assist/generator detail;  burning odor in commercial building;  fire alarm at fire headquarters;  residential carbon monoxide alarm on Park Ave;  large diesel fuel spill in waterway along W. Crescent;  residential carbon monoxide alarm on Midwood

Nov. 2:  assist gas station with power restoration on Myrtle Ave

   


 
 
 

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