The fire department has begun our Annual Fund Drive for 2016. Residents should begin to receive our flyer in the mail this week.
This year, the fire department will not be going door-to-door, instead all donations should be mailed in or made directly through Paypal.
The Officers and Members of the Oradell Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the residents of Oradell for their support in the past and ask for continued support this year.
Our department depends on the residents of this town just as much as the residents depend on us. Your tax deductible contribution will help offset the many costs of our daily operations which are not completely covered by the municipal budget. No donation is too small and we are grateful for any help you can provide. We cannot do this alone, we need your help.
Questions about the Fund Drive can also be answered by sending a message via our website or by calling 201-261-5455.
Again, The Officers and Members thank you for your continued support.
On Monday at 4:45pm, Car 20 and Tower 21 were dispatched to the 400 block of Arthur Terrace in Paramus for a structure fire. Tower 21 was originally assigned as the FAST Truck (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefighter_assist_and_search_team) but was later assigned to overhaul to look for hidden pockets of fire inside the building.
Congratulations to Firefighter Michelle Taormino on her recent graduation from the Bergen County Fire Academy!
At 3:20pm today, companies were dispatched to 500 block of Taylor Avenue in Oradell for a reported house fire, dispatch had received multiple 911 calls reporting smoke in the area and a fire. Chief 20 arrived on scene shortly after and reported a working fire in the rear of the structure. Engine 24 arrived and began stretching a 1-3/4″ attack line into the structure to make an aggressive interior attack. Tower 21 arrived and began primary searches for possible victims in the home. A 2nd Alarm was transmitted by Chief 20 to bring additional units to the scene. Heavy fire conditions were encountered, but a quick knock down was made by the engine companies on-scene.
2nd Alarm Dispatch
Nearly 13 years in the making, the fire department is thrilled to announce today’s ground breaking of our new Firefighter’s Memorial & Plaza! In 2003, the original memorial was removed while major construction was taking place at the firehouse to lower the floors and widen the apparatus doors.
Today, work officially began as footings are being dug to support the original fire department gong.
Work should take about six weeks to complete.