Early this morning Oradell Chief 20 and Tower 21 responded into Paramus as a cover-up while they were at a structure fire. Oradell Tower 21 was eventually moved up to the scene to assist. Oradell members operated for about 2 hours before being being released.
Today Ex-Chief Kahill and FF Vanvalkenburgh finished up an intense 40 hour course (ERD1) with Notheast Public Safety Divers. Today’s drill in the Monksville Reservoir included removing masks while switching to alternate air sources and performing search patterns. Members from Mahwah, Ringwood and Parsippany also participated.
Today members of Oradell FD outfitted Engine 23 with 5″ supply hose. A big departure from how we normally conduct business. This is the first 5″ Engine in the Departments history. We have never needed large diameter hose because of our proximity to the Water Pumping Facility but as a progressive Department we march on.
It is with deep regret that FDNY announces the line of duty death of Firefighter William N. Tolley. Firefighter Tolley, 42, was assigned to Ladder 135 and bravely served the Department for 14 years. Firefighter Tolley was critically injured while fighting a 2-alarm fire in Queens. He was transported to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Firefighter Tolley is survived by his wife, Marie, and his daughter, Isabella. He is the 1147th member of the Department to make the Supreme Sacrifice while serving our city.
Thoughts and Prayers from all the Members at The Oradell Volunteer Fire Department.