Mutual Aid Structure Fire

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.

River Edge Fire

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2nd Alarm Structure Fire – Ridgewood Ave, Oradell

3a9bfdc8c9660ce1ac68af7ebb8ad922At 11:00pm, the Oradell Fire Department was dispatched to the 600 block of Ridgewood Avenue in Oradell, for a reported fire, initially reported by an Oradell Firefighter via 911.  Car 20 and Car 202 arrived on scene first to find a working fire in the back room of a home.

Squad 22 arrived next on-scene, stretched an attack line, and began the initial knock down of the fire.  Tower 21 searched the home for victims while Engine 23 stretched a second attack line through the front door.

A 2nd Alarm was transmitted also bringing New Milford, River Edge, and Paramus Fire Departments to the scene.  The fire was brought under control within 20 minutes.






Oradell FD Covers Paramus During Funeral Services

On Monday evening and all day Tuesday, the Oradell Fire Department provided coverage in the north end of Paramus along with other municipalities while the Paramus Fire Department attended wake and funeral services for their departed brother, Ex-Chief Shawn M. Benson.

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During the day Tuesday, Engine 24 responded on three runs, including a brush fire.

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1st Due Ladder – Smoke in Structure

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.

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