On Tuesday around 18:00 hours, the fire department was dispatched to the 200 block of Kinderkamack Road for a reported house fire which was quickly confirmed by Oradell Police, who also advised of an occupant possibly trapped inside.
Oradell Squad 22 was the first arriving unit, secured a water supply and stretched an initial attack line to the front of the structure to begin knocking down the fire. River Edge Ladder 1 arrived on-scene shortly after (already out on another alarm) and quickly worked to get a ground ladder around the rear of the building where a trapped occupant was reported to be located. Members of Squad 22 and Ladder 1 were able to successfully remove the trapped occupant from a roof in the rear of the building.
Several mutual aid companies operated on-scene to bring the fire under control within two hours.
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At 1:50PM, companies were dispatched to the 200 block of Garden Place in Oradell, for a reported structure fire. First arriving units reported smoke coming from the house and confirmed a working fire in a private dwelling. A deep seated fire was found in the attic that was quickly extinguished, however, unusual construction conditions in the attic required extensive overhaul operations. This 3rd Alarm Fire brought several mutual aid companies to the scene as well as to cover our firehouse. Companies operated on-scene for about two hours.
Photo’s Courtesy of Chris Saraceno.
Earlier today, Oradell’s Water Rescue Team responded to Secaucus to assist the Wallington and Lyndhurst Dive Teams with an ongoing search for a missing person.
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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