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Ridgewood Dads Night Basketball/Toy Drive featuring the PBA, Dads Night, & FMBA

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Ridgewood NJ, Join the Ridgewood PBA Local 20 for the 1st annual  Basketball/Toy Drive featuring the PBA, Dads Night, & The Ridgewood Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 47.

Don’t you want to see your police, fire, and dads duke it out on the court? I sure do. It’s all for charity so come out December 15th!! It’s sure to be a fun time!

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Ridgewood Fire Assists Signal Division in Pole Repair at Train Station

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Ridgewood NJ, on Wednesday 10/24/18 Ridgewood fire fighters “B” Shift with Tower 36 reached new heights in cooperation with the Ridgewood signal division  in repairing the flag pole at the Ridgewood train station .

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Fire Prevention Week in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, on Wednesday 10/10/2018,  as part of Fire Prevention Week “A” Shift went around to all the Ridgewood schools with the HSA Presidents on board the Fire Trucks to conduct a Fire Drill. These are timed each year to see how fast everyone evacuates the building and a helmet trophy is awarded to the school with the most improved time which this year went to GW Middle School! This year as always was a lot of fun for all involved!

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Ridgewood Fire Department Open House October 21st

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 47 ask you to please come to the Annual Ridgewood Fire Department Open House on Sunday October 21st from 1:30-3:30PM at Fire Headquarters at 201 East Glen Ave.

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Ridgewood Firefighters Present a check for $12,000 to a charity that pairs service dogs with Veterans with PTSD

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 47 on Wednesday 9/19/2018: Several members of Ridgewood Local 47 (L to R): Jason Jacoby, Jordan Zales ,Anthony Dinice , Chris Mead , Mike Ferraro present a check for $12,000 to Rebuilding Warriors which is a great charity that pairs service dogs with Veterans with PTSD at the Annual Convention in Atlantic City.

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Holly Acrophobia Batman , Ridgewood Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 47 conduct Tower Training at Graydon Pool

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Ridgewood NJ, on Friday  Ridgewood Firefighters “A” Shift did some Tower Training at Graydon pool .  Hope none looking at these pictures has the fear of heights .

The name of phobia of heights is acrophobia, which is commonly defined as an extreme and irrational fear of heights and high places. Although it is often confused with vertigo or the spinning sensation that is observed when a person looks down from a high place, acrophobia is actually more than just height vertigo.

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Ridgewood Firefighters participated in the 30th annual Super Science Saturday at Ridgewood High School

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March 7,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 47 members participated in the 30th annual Super Science Saturday at Ridgewood High School. This year attendees could have forced a door using our battery powered Hurst tool and viewed various other tools while learning about fire safety.

Pictured here is Lieutenant Young with the Hurst spreaders and Lieutenants Young and Krug speaking to a few of the visitors who stopped by our display. We look forward to next year!

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Ridgewood Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 47 remind you more than 200 home fires each year start with a Christmas tree

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December 24,2017

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Ridgewood NJ , the Ridgewood Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 47 remind you that  according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 200 home fires each year start with a Christmas tree. In these videos, NIST fire researchers demonstrate what could happen if a fire starts in a watered Christmas tree vs. a dry Christmas tree.

Every holiday season, hundreds of residential fires start with a Christmas tree. Above, you saw the NIST video that illustrates the dramatic difference between a fire started in a well-watered tree versus in a thirsty, neglected tree.

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Ridgewood Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 47: this week is National Fire Prevention Week

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October 11,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, according to Ridgewood Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 47 this week is National Fire Prevention Week  . It is observed  during the week (from Sunday to Saturday) in which October 9th falls . October 9th is the day commemorating the Great Chicago Fire.

The Fire Prevention Week commemorates the Great Chicago Fire. On the 40th anniversary (1911) of the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America (FMANA); the oldest membership section of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), sponsored the first National Fire Prevention Day, deciding to observe the anniversary as a way to keep the public informed about the importance of fire prevention. In May 1919, when the NFPA held its 23rd annual meeting in Ottawa at the invitation of the Dominion Fire Prevention Association (DFPA), the NFPA and DFPA both passed resolutions urging governments in the United States and Canada to support the campaign for a common Fire Prevention Day. This was expanded to Fire Prevention Week in 1922. The non-profit NFPA, which has officially sponsored Fire Prevention Week since its inception, selects the annual theme for Fire Prevention Week.

The first Presidential proclamation of Fire Prevention Week was made in 1925 by President Calvin Coolidge. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) continues to be the international sponsor of the week.

When President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the first National Fire Prevention Week on October 4–10, 1925, he noted that in the previous year some 15,000 lives were lost to fire in the United States. Calling the loss “startling”, Coolidge’s proclamation stated: “This waste results from the conditions which justify a sense of shame and horror; for the greater part of it could and ought to be prevented… It is highly desirable that every effort be made to reform the conditions which have made possible so vast a destruction of the national wealth”.

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Ridgewood Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 47 offers Some Pool Safety Tips

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June 1,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 47 reminds us that although it may be a bit cool for swimming this weekend, the hot weather will be upon us soon enough. Let’s take a minute to review pool safety.

From the American Red Cross :

Millions of us enjoy warm weather every year by swimming in our backyard pools and relaxing in hot tubs. Tragically though, over 200 young children drown in backyard swimming pools each year. The American Red Cross suggests owners make pool safety their priority by following these guidelines:

Secure your pool with appropriate barriers. Completely surround your pool with a 4-feet high fence or barrier with a self-closing, self-latching gate. Place a safety cover on the pool or hot tub when not in use and remove any ladders or steps used for access. Consider installing a pool alarm that goes off if anyone enters the pool.

Keep children under active supervision at all times. Stay in arm’s reach of young kids. Designate a responsible person to watch the water when people are in the pool—never allow anyone to swim alone. Have young or inexperienced swimmers wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.

Ensure everyone in the home knows how to swim well by enrolling them in age-appropriate water orientation and learn-to-swim courses from the Red Cross.

Keep your pool or hot tub water clean and clear. Maintain proper chemical levels, circulation and filtration. Regularly test and adjust the chemical levels to minimize the risk of earaches, rashes or more serious diseases.

Establish and enforce rules and safe behaviors, such as “no diving,” “stay away from drain covers,” “swim with a buddy” and “walk please.”

Ensure everyone in the home knows how to respond to aquatic emergencies by having appropriate safety equipment and taking water safety, first aid and CPR courses from the Red Cross.

http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/water-safety/home-pool-safety