On Wednesday evening, Chief 20 and Engine 23 were requested to respond to Elmwood Park, to cover their Company 4 firehouse while they were heavily engaged with firefighting operations at the Marcal Paper Plant. Shortly after arriving on-scene, Oradell was redirected to the scene with the River Edge Fire Department, to help establish a new water supply, drafting water from the Passaic River. Oradell worked with fire departments from River Edge, East Newark, Paramus, and Fort Lee, to get water to a Wayne Tower Ladder for fire suppression nearly 4000′ away.
Drafting and relay pumping is not the easiest nor the most glamorous task on the firegound on a 4 degree night, but water supply is one of the most critical tasks to be completed at any large fire.
Oradell FD is hosting a Texas Hold’Em Tournament on 12/1. Proceeds will be used to mechanically refurbish our 1928 American LaFrance Pumper – known as “Old Moe”. Register by 11/26 and receive a 500 chip bonus. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Buy in is $100, re-buys allowed. More details to follow.
The 12th Annual Oradell 5K and Fun Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk is sponsored by the Oradell Kids Foundation in partnership with the Oradell Volunteer Fire Department to support our schools, library, and parks. Whether you would like to compete for a medal & prizes, model a healthy lifestyle for your children, or just enjoy the family festival, there is something for everyone!
At 11:45 hours, Oradell was requested to respond to Canterbury Lane in New Milford for a working fire. A fire on a deck had extended into the interior of a condo complex. Chief 20, Chief 201, Engine 23, & Squad 22 responded to the scene to assist with searching for victims, laddering, fire suppression, and overhaul. The incident was escalated to a 3rd Alarm, bringing several additional departments to the scene before the fire was brought under control.