The fire department was alerted late Sunday night of reported structure fire in the 300 block of Demarest Avenue. Car 20 arrived first on-scene, reported smoke showing from an attached garage and requested the “working fire dispatch” bringing additional mutual aid units to the scene and to cover our firehouse. Squad 22 deployed the first attack line to quickly knock down the bulk of the fire. Extensive overhaul was performed to check for any fire spread. Units operated on-scene for about two hours.
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.
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 !
On Saturday morning, the fire department responded to a reported smoke condition on the 2nd floor of a building in the 200 block of Kinderkamack Road. The Lieutenant from Engine 23 quickly reported that contractors on scene had ruptured a freon pipe on an air conditioner unit which created a vapor cloud in the hallway. The unit was secured and the building was vented with fresh air. Members took some time to cool down before returning to quarters.
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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