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.
On Monday, February 12th, the Borough of Oradell announced the opening of a bid for the construction of a pre-fabricated garage for the fire department.
More details can be found here: http://search.marketplace.northjersey.com/g/borough-of-oradellbid-notice-notice-is-oradell-nj-867127-d
Earlier today, Oradell’s Water Rescue Units staffed with Swiftwater Technicians and Boat Operators responded to the City of Hackensack to assist the Hackensack Fire Department with the search and removal of a body in the Hackensack River. Units assisted on-scene in the rear of The Shops at Riverside for approximately two hours.
More Info: https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/hackensack/2018/02/11/body-recovered-hackensack-river/327323002/
As the cold weather goes on, the fire department continues to respond to carbon monoxide issues and gas leaks.
Earlier today, the fire department responded to the 800 block of Schaefer Ave for a reported gas leak. Upon arrival firefighters detected an odor of natural gas and detected high levels of carbon monoxide in the home using our calibrated detection meters.
It is critical that residents have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their home for early detection of these deadly gasses.
The Fire Department wants to wish everyone a very happy and safe new year. Our leadership remains the same for 2018 under the guidance of Chief Brian Bonte.
In 2017, the fire department responded to 308 incidents, a high-level breakout of these incidents can be seen below: