Monday, June 6, 2016
The Glen Rock Fire Department had a busy Sunday on June 5th, 2016. Members of the department stood by in Fire Headquarters from 11:00 AM till 4:30 PM providing coverage for the Fair Lawn Fire Department while they attended a funeral for one their Life Members and past Fire Marshall. Chief Jennings (830), Assistant Chief Zanotti), and Ladder 832 (Lt. Pimlott) responded to two calls in Fair Lawn one an activated fire alarm due to cook and a reported smoke condition in the area of which was a BBQ in the backyard. The department then responded to back to back calls in the evening an activated fire alarm on Buckingham place at 18:06, an activated fire alarm on Harristown Road at 18:28, Smoke coming from an Oven on Delmar ave at 19:11, and an odor of smoke and smoke condition on the Boulevard at 20:31
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 23:57
On Wednesday June 1st, 2016 at approximately 11:57 PM members of the GRFD were requested to standby in Fire Headquarters to provide mutual aid coverage for the Borough of Fair Lawn. Fair Lawn had a 2nd Alarm Fire. Additional information on the fire can be found at: http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2016/06/family_of_3_found_dead_with_gunshot_wounds_in_burn.html#incart_2box_nj-homepage-featured
Monday, May 30, 2016
On Monday May 30th members of the Glen Rock Fire Department participated in the town's Memorial Day Parade.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
In an homage to the popular throwback thursday photo on Facebook, the GRFD unearthed this photo of the former GRFD Baseball Team. Best guess is it is from the 1950s, but even our most senior members don't recognize many faces. If you see anyone you know in the photo, feel free to drop us a line!
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The GRFD was dispatched to a report of a person stuck in an elevator at the Bank of America Building on 208 Harristown Road. Upon arrival, Rescue 834 (Capt. Aguilar) consulted with building representatives and determined the elevator was between the first and second floor with a single occupant entrapped. Given the position of the elevator car, it was determined that rescue via the hoistway doors would be difficult. A representative from the elevator service company assisted in safely lowering the elevator to the first floor. Thanks to Hawthorne Engine 4 for their always valuable assistance.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 19:00
The GRFD participated in a Central Bergen Mutual Aid Drill. The drill was hosted by Elmwood Park FD and involved numerous towns flowing water from aerial and master streams. Ladder 832 (Capt. Aguilar) was paired up with a Rochelle Park Engine. The drill will help Elmwood Park understand what water needs and limitations exist at the drill location in the event of a major fire. 830 (Chief Jennings) and 840 (Asst. Chief Zanotti) also participated in the drill. Special thanks to Elmwood Park for being great hosts!
Friday, August 14, 2015
On Saturday September 26th at 6PM, the Ethan Allen Chapter, DeMolay Leaders of Bergen County and Fidelity Lodge #113 F&AM is hosting a beefsteak dinner. Proceeds from such dinner will benefit the GRFD and the Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps. The dinner will be held at Fidelity Lodge #113 located at 99 S. Maple Ave. in Ridgewood, NJ.
Donations are $40 and reservations are required. No tickets will be sold at the door. Deadline for reservations is September 19th. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for reservation information. Checks may be made payable to "Ethan Allen Chapter DeMolay".
Special thanks to DeMolay and F&AM for graciously hosting this event. We hope to see you all there!
Thursday, August 13, 2015 19:30
The GRFD conducted a drill to review the operations of Ladder 832. In particular, the drill covered setting the truck up for a "boom evolution" and safe operation of the platform. All tools and systems involved in the operation were discussed as well as responsibilities of members in conducting such an evolution. The GRFD conducts drills on the second and fourth thursday of each month in order to keep its skills sharp.
Friday, August 7, 2015 15:53
The GRFD responded to the scene of a working fire at 41-77 Rys Terrace. The fire started outdoors between two structures and ended up with both structures involved. A crew from Ladder 832 (Capt. Aguilar) assisted Fair Lawn with opening up walls and ceilings in the second floor bedroom, bathroom and upstairs hallway. Chief Jennings (830) and Assistant Chief Zanotti (840) were also on scene assisting with direction of fire supression efforts. No additional fire extension was discovered. The fire ultimately went to three alarms bringing Elmwood Park and Saddle Brook to the scene as well. Additional departments provided standby coverage for Fair Lawn. Additional information can be found at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/shed-fire-in-fair-lawn-leaves-two-adjacent-homes-uninhabitable-1.1389066
Sunday, June 7, 2015 13:00
GRFD Engine 833 helped Paramus Company 4 celebrate a wetdown of three new apparatus. FFs Sexton and Pimlott demonstrated a mastery of handling 833's booster line during the festivities. The wet down was well attended with participation from Fair Lawn, Washington Township, East Rutherford, Rochelle Park, Elmwood Park, Ramsey, Allendale and many other fire departments. Great food and music rounded out the afternoon. Thanks to Company 4 for being great hosts!
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