photo courtesy Glen Rock Volunteer Fire Department
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Glen Rock NJ, On Wednesday, October 2nd at approximately 10:45 pm the Glen Rock Fire Department was dispatched to 154 Greenway Road for a report of smoke coming from the 2nd floor of a vacant house. Chief Aguliar and Assistant Chief Jennings arrived on the scene and found a working fire on the 1st floor of the structure. Engine 831 took a hydrant laying in, stretched a 1 3/4″ attack line, and made entry to find visible fire coming through the floor. Knocking down the fire they attempted to locate the basement stairs to check for fire in the basement. The officer of 831 sounding the floor in front of the hose line suddenly fell through the 1st floor into the basement. He declared a mayday and was able to self-extricate himself out of the basement and exited with the hose crew outside of the structure clearing the mayday. Ladder 832 and a Ridgewood engine company were able to stretch the 2nd line to the basement and confirm the fire was contained/extinguished to the floor between the basement and the 1st floor. Mutual companies assisted in primary and secondary searches as well as an overhaul.
Ridgewood NJ, On Sunday October 6th we will be hosting our Annual Open House at Fire Headquarters at 201 East Glen Ave from 1:30-3:30. All are welcome to come and see the different fire trucks we have and some fun events planned for the day!
Ridgewood NJ, A Friday afternoon, 09/20, crash in the 100 block of West Glen Avenue, Ridgewood may have occurred just after the driver experienced a serious medical episode. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire Department, and Ridgewood EMS personnel worked jointly to free the injured driver from his wrecked work van, which had left the roadway and crashed into a lightly wooded area. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Ridgewood EMS with patient care. The damaged van was towed from the scene. A traffic control sign was also damaged in the incident.
Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Fire Department made short work of a fully involved 20 foot by 30 foot detached garage located in the rear of a single family home on the 200 block of Claremont Road, Ridgewood late Thursday night, 09/19. No mutual aid fire companies were requested at the scene. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood EMS, and Ridgewood Emergency Services also responded to the incident. No injuries were reported.
Ridgewood NJ, An early Monday afternoon, 09/15, three (3) vehicle chain reaction crash at the intersection of Linwood Avenue and North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood sent two (2) individuals to the hospital by ambulance, with a third victim refusing medical attention beyond an on-scene evaluation. Ridgewood Police Department, Ridgewood Fire Department, and Ridgewood EMS responded to aid the victims, as did a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital. Two (2) tow trucks were required to remove wreckage from the scene. The crash may have been related to a medical episode experienced by one (1) of the drivers involved.
Ridgewood NJ, yesterday in Ridgewood, on Monday September 9th, at Ridgewood Fire Department, 201 E Glen Ave, Ridgewood at 10:15 a.m. U.S. Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) will focus on the fight against domestic terrorism, to combat the rise in ISIS-inspired, homegrown terror and white supremacist activity. New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Director Jared Maples and Village of Ridgewood Mayor Ramon Hache .
photos courtesy of Ridgewood Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 47
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Ridgewood NJ, Saturday 8/31/2019: Ridgewood Fire Department “C” Shift extinguished an engine compartment fire without any injuries or extension into the passenger compartment! MMost of the car was saved but we are not sure it will make it to the Ridgewood car show .
The car appears to be a Karmann-Ghia .The first Karmann–Ghia was introduced in Europe in 1955 and arrived in America as a coupe in 1956. The convertible soon followed in 1958. It cost $300 to $400 more than the coupe, but was sportier to convertible-loving Americans, for whom it initially was built. The slick little car was sold through 1974. The car was made by Volkswagen .
“I was in the ER as well the police EMS where amazing treated driver with respect and patience even when driver got angry when spoken to saying “it’s my house I hit what is the big deal ? What are you trying to get from me ?” The officer was far more patient then I think I would’ve been bc as he responded “I’m trying to help you jog your memory bc your asking me again where these black & black marks came from ” he was very professional the entire I was there , regardless of why “accident ” occurred I can’t understand how anyone would question anything EMS / police responses especially volunteer professionals , I have to assume that the person who stated “waste of tax payer funds ” must have a crystal ball or knows he or she will never need the services of these professionals … crazy to judge anything like this … personally I’d like to thank all these and other professionals for all they do for myself my elderly parents and all the people in between it takes a very special kinda person to do what you do I know I couldn’t !”