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Multiple Fire Departments Drill on Techniques to Fight Electric Vehicle Fires

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, Waldwick, NJ Volunteer Fire Department members joined Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Fighters and Ridgewood Fire Fighters in a joint drill on fighting Electric Vehicle (EV) fires which was hosted by the Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department. After a discussion on techniques of handling EV fires, an outside demonstration was presented of a new nozzle apparatus that is designed to be deployed under the battery compartment.

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Quick Acting Saddle River Police Officers Keep House Fire in Check till Fire Fighters Arrive

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Saddle River NJ, on Thursday morning approximately 12:00am Saddle River Fire Department 11 was dispatched to the working structure fire in the borough. Engine 1131, Ladder 1141, Rescue 1142, Engine 1133, Chief 1130, and Asst. Chief 1140 responded. Upon arrival the working fire assignment was dispatched to include Woodcliff Lake, Ho-Ho-Kus, Hillsdale, Waldwick, and Upper Saddle River.

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Thursday Afternoon Fire Renders a 2-family on Walton Street, in Ridgewood Uninhabitable

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Ridgewood NJ, a multi-alarm, early Thursday afternoon, 05/04, rendered a 2-family home located in the 200 block of Walton Street, in Ridgewood uninhabitable. The fire reportedly began in the attic, and may have spread to portions of the building’s second floor. Ridgewood firefighters had the blaze under control within 30 minutes of their arrival on site. Firefighters from Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department assisted at the scene. All occupants of the home had safely evacuated prior to the arrival of Ridgewood police officers, Ridgewood firefighters and Ridgewood Emergency Services ; no injuries were reported.

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No Injuries Reported in Blaze That left Home Uninhabitable in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood firefighters received numerous telephoned reports of a house fire in the 400 block of George Street, Ridgewood shortly after 0945 hours on Monday morning, 04/17. Arriving firefighters observed heavy black smoke emanating from the single family house and immediately began fire suppression operations. No injuries were reported in the blaze, which rendered the house uninhabitable. Ho-Ho-Kus  firefighters assisted at the scene. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Emergency Services, and Ridgewood OEM personnel also responded to the incident.

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Former Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Chief Launches Lawsuit for Wrongful Termination

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, former Ho-Ho-Kus fire chief, is accusing the borough and council of overstepping their bounds by dismissing him from his position. Scott McDermott, who became fire chief in January 2022 and serves as a paid firefighter in Jersey City, filed a lawsuit in state Superior Court in Bergen County on March 17, claiming the borough and the mayor hgd overstepped their authority.

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Car Careens off Route 17 South Into Guard Rail in Ho-Ho-Kus

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, a Friday afternoon, 02/24, two (2) vehicle crash on Route 17 southbound in Ho-Ho-Kus sent a white colored Honda CRV careening off of the traveled lanes and onto the right shoulder where it came to rest partially up on a guardrail. The other vehicle involved, a convertible VW Beetle, sustained minor damage and was driven from the scene. The Honda was towed. No injuries were reported in the incident, which was investigated by Ho-Ho-Kus Police with the assistance of Saddle River Police and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office roving SWAT Team. Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department also responded to the mishap.

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Multiple Ambulances Required to Transport three (3) Victims from Ho-Ho-Kus Crash

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, multiple ambulances were required to transport three (3) victims from the scene of a Tuesday afternoon, 10/11, collision between a mini-van and work van at the intersection of Wearimus Road and Deerhill Road, Ho-Ho-Kus. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Ho-Ho-Kus Police issued one (1) summons to the mini-van’s driver. Ho-Ho-Kus Police, Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department, Ho-Ho-Kus EMS, and New Jersey Mobile Health Care officers/firefighters/EMTs responded to aid the victims.

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Ridgewood Fire Respond to Stove Top Fire at “Chestnut Village” Housing Complex

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Ridgewood  NJ, Thursday afternoon, 09/01, multi-family high density housing structure fire, that reportedly originated on a stove top in an unoccupied apartment, resulted in the complete evacuation of the recently constructed “Chestnut Village” housing complex, located in the 100 block of Chestnut Street, Ridgewood. Ridgewood Fire Department, Ridgewood Police  and Ridgewood Emergency Services personnel & equipment responded to the incident. Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department and Midland Park Fire Department personnel assisted Ridgewood Fire at the scene. No injuries to firefighters were reported. One (1) adult male building occupant was evaluated by EMTs at the scene; he refused further medical attention. Fire, smoke, and water damage appeared to have been limited to a single apartment.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Firefighters Remove Trapped Driver from Fiery Route 17 Crash

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, on July 11th at 11:00 PM the Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department was dispatched to a MVC on Route 17 southbound at the Hollywood Avenue exit. Units arrived to find one vehicle into the woods on it’s side and heavily damaged with the driver trapped inside. The impact was so severe that the car’s engine and transmission were both detached and ejected away from the vehicle. Crews immediately went to work stabilizing the vehicle while an EMS team from Ho-Ho-Kus Ambulance Corps evaluated the victim. After cutting and removing the roof, one individual was extricated and packaged for transport to a local hospital. Fire Department members stood by while the vehicle was removed by a tow service and returned after approximately 90 minutes.

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Two Car Collision on North Maple in Ho-Ho-Kus Sends One to Hospital

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, one (1) driver was seriously injured when two (2) small, 4-door sedans collided at the intersection of First Street and North Maple Avenue, Ho-Ho-Kus early Wednesday afternoon, 04/27. The injured driver, an adult male, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with a paramedic team assisting attending EMTs. The other driver, an adult female, was evaluated on the scene by Ho-Ho-Kus EMTs and refused further medical attention. Both heavily damaged vehicles were removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire Department, Ho-Ho-Kus Police, Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department, and Ho-Ho-Kus EMS equipment and personnel responded to aid crash victims, along with a paramedic team from the nearby The Valley Hospital.

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HO-HO-KUS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT TO HOST 2021 FALL OPEN HOUSE ON SUNDAY, OCT. 10

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HO-HO-KUS NJ, Mark your calendar! The Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary will host its annual Open House on Sunday, October 10, from 1-4PM, in participation of National Fire Prevention Week.

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Ridgewood Fire, Waldwick Fire , and Wyckoff Fire Aid Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department at Hollywood Avenue Fire

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, at approximately 1223hrs on Thurday June 24th,  the Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department was alerted to a reported fire in the area of 1 Hollywood Avenue.
Initial reports from Police units confirmed a working fire on the exterior of building 6 at Dale Brook Industrial Park.
Due to these reports, as well as the occupancy type, mutual aid was quickly requested bringing a Ridgewood engine, Waldwick engine and Wyckoff tower ladder to the scene.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department Rolls Out a New Website

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, in a Facebook post the Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department  announced its new website:

“The Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department is pleased to announce the launch of our new website designed to better connect our community to real-time news, announcements, and fire department information. Our new content contains a wide range of important fire prevention and safety resources to benefit our residents and business owners. Amongst the new features, the site includes a volunteer recruitment page, a donation navigator, and integrated social media interface for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We invite you to browse our new website at hhkfire.com. Stay safe!”

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Early Morning Truck Fire in Ho-Ho-Kus Temperately Closes Route 17 North

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ,  according to the Ho-Ho-Kus Fire department , “This morning at 04:36 hours, the HHKFD was dispatched to Route 17 North in the area of Hollywood Ave for a reported truck fire. Responding units located an auto transport trailer on fire which appeared to have originated in the rear axle and extended to the lift equipment and at least two vehicles on board.”

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Women Leaps or Falls From Warren Avenue Bridge in Ho-Ho-Kus

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, Ho-Ho-Kus Police, Ho-Ho-Kus EMS, and Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department personnel rushed to aid an adult female who either fell or jumped off of the Warren Avenue Bridge into the shallow Ho-Ho-Kus Brook late Tuesday afternoon, 09/08. A “low angle rescue” procedure was implemented by firefighters from Ho-Ho-Kus Fire to extract the victim from the water and transport her up a steep embankment. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Ho-Ho-Kus’ emergency responders. The victim was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Center’s main campus. She was alert and conscious at the time transport began.

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