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.
At 16:37 Oradell FD Dive Team assets were requested into Wallington NJ, to assist Wallington Dive and other Dive units with the recovery of a vehicle submerged in the Passaic River. Oradell SCUBA 26, Utility 25 and Marine 1 responded with Divers. Oradell Divers dressed and stood by as safety / backup while the vehicle recovery was made.
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At 09:48 AM, the Oradell Fire Department was dispatched to the 600 block of Fletcher Avenue in Oradell for a structure fire. At 09:50 AM, Car 203 arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire. Engine 24 arriving shortly after, established a water supply, began extinguishing a fire in the garage area and checked for occupants in the house. Tower 21 and Squad 22 performed other primary and secondary searches in the structure. Engine 23 and mutual aid departments performed other support services on scene. Car 201 arrived on-scene shortly into the duration of the incident and assumed command.
The Oradell Fire Department would like to express our sincere condolences to the family for their personal loss today.
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At around 2:35pm today Oradell and New Milford Fire units were dispatched into the 800 block of Bogert Road in River Edge for a confirmed House Fire. Oradell Chief 20 and Engine 24 responded quickly, with Engine 24 assuming the first due Engine assignment. Eventually additional units from Oradell responded including Engine 23, Squad 22 and Utility 25 with Chief 201. Units operated for well over two hours before bringing the fire under control.
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Car 20, Tower 21 and Engine 24 were initially dispatched to a fire alarm at the middle school in New Milford this morning, but were quickly diverted to the 200 block of Madison Ave in New Milford for a report of a house filling up with smoke.
Tower 21 was the first arriving ladder company and was met with a light smoke condition in the kitchen. The interior and exterior of the house were checked with Thermal Imaging Cameras by Tower 21 and Engine 24 while New Milford Engine 33 stretched an attack line to the front door.
Debris was quickly found burning in a kitchen trash can and removed from the structure.