On Friday afternoon, Tower 21 was requested to stand by at Paramus Co1 while they operated at a structure fire on Farview Avenue.
Late Friday night, Tower 21 and Car 203 responded to the 700 block of Columbia Street in New Milford for a structure fire at an apartment complex. Car 203 assumed the Operations Sector while Tower 21 searched the apartment for any possible victims and vented the structure by removing windows in the apartment and opening a hole in the roof. Oradell units were on scene for about 90 minutes.
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.
Earlier today, Tower 21 was dispatched to the 300 block of Birchwood Road in New Milford for an oven fire. Tower 21, properly staffed with seven volunteer firefighters, arrived as the first due truck and assisted with ventilation operations.
Car 20 and Tower 21 were dispatched as part of a mutual aid assignment to an unknown hazardous materials incident at 800 River Road in New Milford on Friday morning. Car 20 and Tower 21 helped secure the scene in the rear of the structure. Bergen County Hazardous Materials Team also responded and was able to determine that the found materials were non-hazardous.
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