Structure Fire – Woodland Ave, New Milford

After returning from an oven fire on Amaryllis Avenue in Oradell earlier this afternoon, Car 202, Car 203, Tower 21, and Engine 23 were dispatched to a reported fire on Woodland Avenue in New Milford.  Tower 21 arrived on scene and assumed the role of “first due truck” performing a search for victims and venting the structure to remove smoke and other toxic gases from the structure.  Engine 23 performed overhaul, secured the gas and electrical utilities, as well as provided additional manpower for other tasks due to the high summer time temperatures today.

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Photos: http://www.brettsfirephotos.com/2015-Structure-Fires/071915-New-Milford-NJ-Basement/

Media Coverage: http://cliffviewpilot.com/basement-fire-destroys-new-milford-home/

Motor Vehicle Crash into a House

On 6/23/15 at around 10:20 pm Oradell units were dispatched for a reported Motor Vehicle crash into a home.  Oradell Police arrived and confirmed the driver was not trapped, but required medical attention.  Oradell Chief 20, Captain 202, Squad 22, Tower 21 and Engine 23 responded along with EMS from New Milford Ambulance.  FD units secured the vehicle and stabilized the damage to the home.  Units operated about 90 minutes before picking up.

Working Fire – Garden Apartments in River Edge

Chief 20, Captain 202, Tower 21, and Engine 23 responded this morning as part of the working fire assignment to the 100 block of Kinderkamack Road in River Edge.  The River Edge Fire Department, who was first on the scene, was able to extinguish the fire quickly while firefighters from Oradell’s Tower 21 helped ventilate the structure and open up walls to check for any fire spread.

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