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Ridgewood Firefighters Honored for Life Saving Action

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Ridgewood NJ, at Wednesday nights Village Council meeting , the Village council honored four Ridgewood Firefighter EMT’s . On January 23rd , Richard Brooks the Ridgewood Parks, Recreation & Conservation Board Chairman  suffered a massive heart attack ,in which according to Mayor Paul Vagianos his heart stopped beating for 35 minutes .

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New Locks Touted By Ridgewood Fire Department Filled With Security Flaws

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Ridgewood NJ, on Tuesday, April 9th the Village of Ridgewood posted on their Facebook page regarding a progam for where the Fire Department will be distributing bright blue lockboxes to put on elderly resident’s doors.

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Ridgewood Fire Fighters Get Acquainted With the New Valley Hospital Campus

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Paramus NJ, several of Ridgewood Fire Department members recently took a stroll through the brand-new Valley Hospital in Paramus! The department gained an invaluable opportunity for us to familiarize ourselves with the layout and facilities, ensuring we’re always prepared to serve our community effectively. From emergency routes to key locations, every step counts towards keeping people safe!

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Ridgewood Fire Department Gets a Dance Lesson

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Irish Dance troop paid a visit to the Ridgewood Fire Department in honor of St Patrick’s Day and to kick off the weekend with some lively step dancing!

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Ridgewood Firefighter Retires After 27 Years

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Firefighter Lt. Matthew Ramge is retiring after 27 years of dedicated service to the Ridgewood Fire Department.

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Spot Light On First Responders: Ridgewood Fire Fighters Host Scout Pack 35

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Fire Department hosted Scout Pack 35. The scouts experienced the excitement of a live call coming in and received lessons in first aid.

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Spot Light On First Responders: Ridgewood Firefighters Helped Deliver a Beautiful Baby

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Ridgewood NJ, Bringing new life into the world is a different kind of call for us. A couple of weeks ago Ridgewood Firefighters helped deliver a beautiful baby and the firefighters had the joy of reuniting with the little one and their family. Proud to be part of these unforgettable moments. The couple were even kind enough to bring the firefighters dinner which was unexpected, and very much appreciated!

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The Cause of the Small Fire is Being Investigated at Alexander Hamilton School in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ, gathered “early arrival” students were safely evacuated from the Alexander Hamilton School, located at 380 Harristown Road in Glen Rock, after a ceiling fire was reported at approximately 0830 hours on Wednesday morning, 10/18. The fire was quickly extinguished and no injuries to students, staff members, or first responders were reported. The cause of the small fire was being investigated. Glen Rock Fire Department was assisted at the scene by mutual aid fire departments from several nearby communities.

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Ridgewood Fire , Emergency Services and Bergen Sheriff K9 V Pay Visit to Camp Sunshine & Camp Snowflake

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Ridgewood NJ, No emergencies here!!  Bergen County Sheriff’s Office (and K9’s), Ridgewood Professional Firefighters FMBA Local 47, and Ridgewood Emergency Services for visiting our Camp Sunshine & Camp Snowflake last week! Campers  had a lot of fun learning about all of the equipment used, meeting the EMT’s, firefighters, police officers, and even the K9 dogs!

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Ridgewood Fire Department’s Dive Team conducts Annual Summertime Dive Drills at Graydon Pool

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Ridgewood NJ, on Wednesday 6/21/2023: “B” Shift members of Ridgewood Fire Department’s dive team conducting our annual summertime dive drills at Graydon Pool. These drills allow our dive team to remain comfortable with the procedures and equipment in case our services are ever needed in any body of water within the Village. Non-divers also drill on guiding the divers underwater via line tendering, assisting with and maintaining equipment, and using the Aquaeye, our underwater sonar radar. Drills are conducted annually in coordination with Graydon Pool staff and lifeguards.

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Ridgewood Fire Department and EMS Will Respond to Saddle River County Bike Path for fire and Medical Emergencies

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Ridgewood Professional Firefighters remind residents: “Did you know that the Ridgewood Fire Department and EMS also respond to a stretch of the Saddle River County bike path for fire and medical emergencies? With the weather getting warmer, more people are out and about in our parks and paths and we are ready to respond to calls involving residents and all people that visit our village.”

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Village Resident Thanks Ridgewood Fire Fighters For 2020 Rescue

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Ridgewood NJ, Thursday 5/25/2023: Susan, a village resident, approached “B” shift while conducting our daily platoon drill in the Central Business district to say thank you. This was a special moment as this resident was rescued from a second story apartment during a well involved fire back in 2020. Fire Fighter’s McLaughlin, T. Bombace and Rohrman were assigned to Ladder 36 that day and successfully made the rescue. Little did Susan know that Fire Fighter. McLaughlin was in fact working today and we were able to capture that moment. FF. McLaughlin and his fellow firefighters were very appreciative of her kind words and impromptu thanks!

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Driver Injured in an Early Friday Evening Crash on Lakeview Drive in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, the adult driver of a late model Chevrolet Trax was injured in an early Friday evening, 04/28 crash involving a tree in the 200 block of Lakeview Drive, Ridgewood. The victim was transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Ridgewood EMTs. Ridgewood Police also responded to the incident. A tow truck removed the wrecked subcompact from the scene.

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2 Vehicle Crash Sends an SUV Careening Through Ridgewood Homeowners Attached Garage and Into the Yard of an Adjacent Home

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Ridgewood NJ, at approximately 3:45 PM today, Wednesday, 12/21 a 2 vehicle crash at the intersection of North Van Dien Avenue and Beverly Road, Ridgewood sends an SUV careening completely through attached garage of nearby single family home and into yard of adjacent home leaving 1/2 of garage totaled.

No injuries were reported The SUV involved in the crash was propelled completely through the attached garage of a nearby single family home, across the home’s driveway, through a fence, and into the driveway of a neighboring house. Both vehicles were towed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Damage to the attached garage was extensive. Ridgewood Police issued one (1) summons in connection with the incident. Ridgewood Fire Department and a Village of Ridgewood building inspector also responded to the scene.

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