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Ridgewood Fire Chief James Van Goor was awarded the Patriot Award from the Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve

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Ridgewood NJ, on Wednesday 1/29/2020, Ridgewood Fire Chief James Van Goor was awarded the Patriot Award for Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve (ESGR). He was awarded this honor for his continued support of the men and women who serve in the military who are also Firefighters at the Ridgewood Fire Department! Congratulations Chief!

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Ridgewood firefighters quickly extinguished a fire inside a document shredding truck at Valley Hospital

Ridgewood firefighters quickly extinguished a fire inside a document shredding truck at Valley Hospital

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August 23,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood firefighters quickly extinguished a fire that occurred inside of a document shredding truck that was operating in the parking lot of The Valley Hospital on Monday morning, 08/22. No injuries were reported in the incident and the truck sustained very minor damage. Ridgewood Fire Chief James Van Goor, who was present at the incident, stated that firefighters and truck’s driver were unable to determine what caused the fire.

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Ridgewood selling firetruck to Bergen County

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Ridgewood selling firetruck to Bergen County

TUESDAY MARCH 4, 2014, 12:39 PM
BY  DARIUS AMOS
STAFF WRITER
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS

Ridgewood will sell an aging, reserve firetruck to Bergen County for use at the police and fire training academy in Mahwah. The governing bodies from each entity passed separate resolutions last Wednesday, agreeing to the sale price of $35,000.

According to acting Village Manager Heather Mailander, the Ridgewood Fire Department was no longer using a 1991 Pierce ladder firetruck. But before the truck could hit the auction block, county officials expressed an interest in obtaining the fire apparatus.

Both Mailander and Ridgewood Fire Chief James Van Goor recommended the sale of the truck to the county. Van Goor searched Govdeals.com, an Internet auction site used by governing entities, and learned Ridgewood’s transaction withBergen County “is a good deal,” Mailander said.

Last week, a 1992 Pierce firetruck with 73,000 miles on it had a current bid of $6,000. That vehicle required several repairs and maintenance, based on the Govdeals.com listing.

As part of the deal between Ridgewood and Bergen County, the Board of Chosen Freeholders will allow the village to use the firetruck, which comes with a rear-mounted 100-foot tall aerial ladder, in the event the municipality needs it.

– See more at: https://www.northjersey.com/news/248396041_Ridgewood_selling_firetruck_to_Bergen_County.html#sthash.ml4S3lSJ.dpu