Early this morning before 1:30 am Chief 3-0 deputy 3-02 and Engine 32 responded to River Edge for smoke in a house. Crews found a faulty heating unit on the second floor to be the cause of the smoke. Units operated in River Edge for under an hour before returning to the Borough.
We are pleased to present the 2022 and 2023 Firefighter 1 graduates. Congratulations to our graduates Dakota Romeo, Tommy Ryan, AJ Teehan, Nick Sinanian and to all the graduates who officially graduated The Bergen County Law and Public Safety Fire Academy tonight held at the Bergen Academies.
You should all be proud of yourselves, your hard work has paid off. Now take the knowledge you’ve learned and put it to good use. Good luck as you start the next chapters of your firefighting careers.
We want to leave you with these two quotes.
“Don’t train till you get it right, train till you can’t get it wrong.”
“Good Firefighters will know their job. GREAT Firefighters will also know the job of the person above them as well as teach their job to the person below them.”
Earlier today companies responded to the 400 block of Luhmann dr. for a fire in a detached garage. First due units arrived on scene and confirmed smoke from the garage. Inside the garage companies found a small fire. The fire was quickly knocked down with a hand line, searches were conducted and proved to be negative. The fire was quickly brought under control. Units were on scene for just over an hour.
Special thank you to our mutual aid companies on scene and staffed in our firehouse.
This morning around the 2 am hour companies were dispatched to the Boulevard and Mannor Pl. for a rollover with entrapment. Deputy 302 arrived on scene and found a 2 car MVC and advised incoming units the the vehicle was on its roof and the occupants were still in the vehicle but uninjured.
Both occupants crawled out of the vehicle through the driver door and were being evaluated by Holy Name EMS.
FD units remained on scene for the vehicle to be uprighted and picked up by the tow companies.
Just after 12:00 today we were dispatched to Hoffman ave. and the Boulevard for an auto rollover post crash.
Deputy 302 arrived shortly after confirmed the 2 car MVC rollover with 1 party still trapped inside. Engine Co. 34 arrived on scene, stretched a precautionary line and started vehicle stabilization. Truck Co. 31 arrived, quickly put the Hurst tools to work and provided patient care. Squad 36 assisted and secured the second vehicle. Squad 4 out of River Edge was requested as a precaution and assisted with vehicle extrication.
In total 2 patients were transported to Hackensack Hospital by Holy Name EMS with non life threatening injuries.
We would like to take time from our normal incident posting to congratulate recent graduates Dakota Romeo, AJ Teehan and Tommy Ryan on passing their final exam from the Bergen County Fire Academy.
AJ and Tommy have both been attending the Fire Academy in Mahwah for the last 7 months obtaining their Nationally recognized Firefighter 1 certification.
Dakota attended the Fire academy during the winter/spring and took the accelerated program which was hosted during the day time Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm and now possess his Firefighter 1 certificate and his FIrefighter 2 certificate.
These men along with their classmates receive a wide variety of training from fire suppression, to hazardous materials, to weapons of mass destruction and everything in between.
Dakota, AJ and Tommy welcome to the New Milford Fire Department and the brotherhood. Keep up the good work and never stop training.
Listen, learn, and stay safe out there!
Are you the next New Milford Firefighter graduate? Come down to one of our firehouses and find out…
Tri-Boro companies along with companies from Dumont and Bergenfield responded to 100 block of Clinton Place this morning for a fire on the second floor of the home. The first arriving chiefs were met with a heavy smoke condition coming from the home and a working fire was transmitted. A faulty light fixture was found to be the source of the fire. Fire was brought under control in less than 30 minutes and companies operated on scene for just over 1 hour.
Yesterday, the New Milford Fire Department took delivery of a 2023 Sea Ark 1660 MVT 16’ tunnel hull boat for flood and rescue operations. This acquisition came at a zero dollar cost to borough taxpayers thanks to the Department’s aggressive grant writing program. This boat was purchased through a NJ State Legislative Grant supported by state Senator Joe Lagana.
Since 2014 the NMFD’s grant writing program has brought in $2mil dollars for updating aging fire department equipment and apparatus.
Thanks to the Mayor and Councils present and past for their support and assistance with these projects.