2nd Alarm Fire – Taylor Ave.

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.

Initial Dispatch

2nd Alarm Dispatch

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Memorial Groundbreaking Today

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.