Fair Lawn NJ, Fair Lawn Fire Company #4 was first due to a working van fire at the intersection of Fair Lawn Avenue and Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, on Tuesday morning, 06/11. The van’s driver, its sole occupant, escaped without serious injury within moments after the blaze began. Fair Lawn Police closed Fair Lawn Avenue in both directions between Prospect Avenue and Saddle River Road while emergency personnel worked. Fair Lawn FD Company #3 and Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue assisted FD Company #4. The van, owned by P&A Auto Parts of Hawthorne, was a total loss and was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.
Glen Rock NJ, Flames completely engulfed a van used to transport school children just moments after all of the children and their driver had been safely evacuated to a nearby strip mall on Thursday afternoon, 01/24. The raging fire was extinguished by members of Fair Lawn Fire Department Fire Companies 2 & 4, Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue, Bergen County Hazmat, Glen Rock Police , Glen Rock Fire Department, and Fair Lawn Fire Department also responded to the incident which was located in the parking lot of an office building at 266 Harristown Road, Glen Rock.
Fair lawn NJ, Two (2) individuals were transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center by separate ambulances following a Thursday afternoon, 01/17, crash on Plaza Road North near Brighton Place in Fair Lawn in which a 4-door passenger sedan left the roadway and crashed into a 2-family home. Damage to the structure was so extensive that a Borough of Fair Lawn building inspector declared it uninhabitable. Fair Lawn Police, Fair Lawn Fire Department, Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue, Fair Lawn EMS, Paterson Fire Department EMS, and a paramedic team from St. Joe’s all responded to the scene. The wrecked sedan was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. A representative from PSE&G’s Gas Division also responded to address a major gas leak caused by the crash.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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).