Annual Swim Test

Various members took their annual swim test tonight to stay active as Tenders, Swift Water Techs and SCUBA Divers. Not your typical August weather. Brrrrrrr.

2 More Public Safety Divers Added

Today Ex-Chief Kahill and FF Vanvalkenburgh finished up an intense 40 hour course (ERD1) with Notheast Public Safety Divers.  Today’s drill in the Monksville Reservoir included removing masks while switching to alternate air sources and performing search patterns. Members from Mahwah, Ringwood and Parsippany also participated. 

Monthly Drill

Tonight members continued from last month on Search, SCBA, Forcible Entry and Saw review.  The basics and being proficient are one of the keys to success.

SCUBA Training

OFD Members with Wallington, Mahwah and Lyndurst getting trained on the towed sonar and ROV systems for the Regional SCUBA Taskforce.

PL Vulcan Presents Man vs Machine Training in Oradell

Volunteers from the Oradell FD, River Edge FD, Leonia FD, and Bergenfield FD spent the day in Oradell with PL Vulcan Training who presented their Man vs Machine Program, a lecture and hands-on training opportunity focused on methods for emergency ring removal, meat grinder accidents, rescue from impalement situations, cutting steel with an acetylene torch, among other topics. […]