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.
Early this morning Oradell Chief 20 and Tower 21 responded into Paramus as a cover-up while they were at a structure fire. Oradell Tower 21 was eventually moved up to the scene to assist. Oradell members operated for about 2 hours before being being released.
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.
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 3:20pm today, companies were dispatched to 500 block of Taylor Avenue in Oradell for a reported house fire, dispatch had received multiple 911 calls reporting smoke in the area and a fire. Chief 20 arrived on scene shortly after and reported a working fire in the rear of the structure. Engine 24 arrived and began stretching a 1-3/4″ attack line into the structure to make an aggressive interior attack. Tower 21 arrived and began primary searches for possible victims in the home. A 2nd Alarm was transmitted by Chief 20 to bring additional units to the scene. Heavy fire conditions were encountered, but a quick knock down was made by the engine companies on-scene.