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Two Alarm Fire in Fair Lawn Quickly Extinguished

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page 

the staff of the Ridgewood blog 

Far Lawn NJ, A two (2) alarm residential structure fire in the 900 block of Bellair Avenue, Fair Lawn was quickly extinguished late Friday afternoon, 12/07. All Fair Lawn fire companies responded to the scene as did Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue, Fair Lawn EMS, Fair Lawn Police, and a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital.

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Ridgewood , Hawthorne and Fair Lawn Fire Departments Assist Glen Rock Fire Department for Basement Fire in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ,A Thursday evening, 12/06, basement fire in a single family home located at 562 South Maple Avenue, Glen Rock, injured at least one (1) firefighter and required the services of several neighboring fire departments to extinguish. Glen Rock Fire Department was assisted by personnel from Ridgewood Fire Department  , Fair Lawn Fire Department , and Hawthorne Fire Department at the scene. Glen Rock Police and Glen Rock EMS also responded. The cause and exact origin of the blaze is currently under investigation.

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Glen Rock Pizzeria “unsafe for human occupancy” after building Slammed by Car

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ , A fast moving 4-door Mercedes sedan mounted a curb in Glen Rock’s main business district and slammed into the front of Francesca’s Brick Oven Pizza located at 234 Rock Road early Wednesday afternoon, 10/03. Personnel from Glen Rock Police, Glen Rock Fire Department, Fair Lawn Fire Department, and Hackensack University Medical Center rushed to aid Mercedes’ adult male driver, and an adult male pedestrian who was grazed by the vehicle after it mounted the sidewalk. Both victims refused ambulance transportation. No one inside the business was injured in the incident. The vehicle was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. A building inspector tagged the damaged pizzeria as “unsafe for human occupancy.”

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High School Football Game Unaffected by Chlorine Gas Leak at a Fair Lawn Water Department Water Department

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ, Fair Lawn Fire department and Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue units were dispatched to investigate a significant leak involving two (2) large steel cylinders containing chlorine gas at a Fair Lawn Water Department water treatment facility late Saturday morning, 09/15. Bergen County HazMat, Hawthorne Fire Department, and an ambulance from Saddle Brook were also on the scene at 9-14 Cadmus Place, Fair Lawn until the leak was contained. No injuries were reported, nor were there any evacuations ordered of area homes. A high school football game being played directly across the street from the plant was also unaffected by the gas release.

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Flash Flooding Traps Drivers in Fair Lawn

Photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

August 12.2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ, Personnel from Fair Lawn Fire Department, the Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue Squad, and Elmwood Park Fire Department  deployed a small boat to rescue the occupants of a 4-door sedan who became trapped in their vehicle by rising flood waters late Saturday afternoon, 08/11. The incident occurred on eastbound Broadway, under the NJ Transit railroad trestle, Fair Lawn shortly after 5 PM. All occupants were safely removed from the car and refused medical aid. A tow truck removed the soaked vehicle from the roadway.

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Truck Rollover on Saddle River Road in Fair Lawn Sends Two to Valley Hospital

Fair Lawn Police

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

December 12,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair lawn NJ, Fair Lawn Police, Fire, EMS, and Heavy Rescue Squad units all responded to a rollover truck crash in front of 12-15 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn on Monday morning, 12/11. Two (2) occupants of the truck were transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital with non life threatening injuries. At least one (1) utility pole was destroyed in connection with the incident.

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Fair Lawn Fire Department Responds to Smoking Pile of Garbage

Fair Lawn Fire Department Responds to Smoking Pile of Garbage

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

August 10,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ, Fair Lawn Fire Department responded to a sanitation truck fire at the Nabisco bakery, 22-11 Route 208, Fair Lawn, on Wednesday morning, 08/09. The truck had dumped the burning contents of its payload on the ground prior to the arrival of FD units. No injuries were reported in the incident. Fair Lawn and Hawthorne Police units also responded (the smoking truck was initially spotted on Route 208 in Hawthorne).

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Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue Squad uses the “Jaws of Life” to free a woman trapped after Accident

The Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue Squad uses the "Jaws of Life"

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July 12,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ, The Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue Squad used the “Jaws of Life” to free a woman who was trapped in her 4-door sedan after it collided with a work van at the intersection of Hemlock Avenue and Maple Avenue in Fair Lawn on Tuesday morning, 07/11. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries. A second victim, a front seat passenger in the work van, also left the scene in an ambulance. He too sustained what appeared to have been non life threatening injuries. Fair Lawn PD and FD also responded along with mutual aid ambulances from three (3) separate EMS agencies. Both vehicles were removed from the scene by tow trucks.

 

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Tree-bound Bear Causes Stir in Fair Lawn

Tree-bound Bear Causes Stir in Fair Lawn

photo courtesy of Carol Tyler ,Tyco Animal Control, “Another great job by New Jersey Department of Fish and game, Fair Lawn Police department, Fair Lawn Fire department, the Fair Lawn department of public works. Every time I take a picture with the bear in my hair gets whiter LOL”

June 10,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ,  on Friday a bear climbed a tree in the backyard of a residential area, and would not come down.

For several hours, the 130-pound bear plopped on the tree branch, right in the middle of homes and office buildings near the very busy Fair Lawn Avenue.

Fair Lawn residents first reported it around 7 30 a.m. , as the word got out the tree bond bear drew quite a crowd .Dozens of staff members from animal control, New Jersey Fish and Wild Life, plus Fair Lawn Police and firefighters all teamed up to get him down safe and sound.

The reported 2-year-old bear was smarter than the average bear ,commuted from  New York down Saddle River Trails. Several day ago the Ridgewood blog reported  he was spotted Valleau Cemetery in Ridgewood .

Finally, a wildlife expert loaded up the dart gun with tranquilizer then shot the bear as it slowly crawled down the tree and fell a few feet into a net. Animal control will be taking the bear to western New Jersey and releasing it back into the wild.

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Pepper Spray Released Multiple Injuries at Fair Lawn High School Reported

Pepper Spray Released Multiple Injuries at Fair Lawn High School Reported

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May 26,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ, At approximately 1:45 PM on Thursday, 05/25, Fair Lawn PD, EMS, FD, and Heavy Rescue personnel responded to a report of a chemical release with multiple injuries at Fair Lawn High School, 14-00 Berdan Avenue, Fair Lawn. Upon arrival, first responders observed that the entire building was being evacuated. The chemical was determined to have been pepper spray that had been released via canister in a stairwell of the building. Although there were reports of students choking and gasping for air, no one was transported to the hospital for treatment. Fair Lawn PD is investigating the source of the pepper spray canister.