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.
Tonight members continued from last month on Search, SCBA, Forcible Entry and Saw review. The basics and being proficient are one of the keys to success.
Tonight during the monthly meeting Oradell FD Members were alerted for a car fire on O’Connell Place. Units turned out quickly with Chief 20, Chief 201 arriving and confirming a well involved SUV. Squad 22, Engine 23 and Engine 24 all arrived about the same time. Squad 22 and Engine 23 each stretched one hose line each and operated for about 30 minutes with members for Engine 24. Remember to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter also !