Glen Rock Fire Department

GRFD to Host Annual Pancake Breakfast

Thursday, September 4, 2014  On September 28th, 2014 at 9:30 am, the GRFD will be hosting a pancake breakfast at Fire Headquarters (Harding Plaza) for the residents of the borough.  In addition to all the pancakes and sausage that you can eat, GRFD members will conduct firematic demonstrations. Educational materials on fire prevention will be also be available to attendees. Donations, as always, are welcome. The GRFD officers and members look forward to a great turn out by the borough residents for this event!



GRFD Responds to Grove Street MVA

Friday, August 1, 2014 02:35  The GRFD responded to a report of a smoking vehicle that had been involved in a motor vehicle accident.   Chief Maurice (830) established command where the involved vehicle came to rest near the Grove Street dead end.   Chief Maurice and Asst Chief Jennings (840) observed smoke coming from the heavily damaged right front side of the vehicle.    The crew of Engine 833 (Capt. Aguilar) disconnected the battery cable and used a dry chemical extinguisher in the engine compartment.   The vehicle was removed from the scene by the on duty tow company.

In a busy early morning, the GRFD responded to an activated alarm at approximately 04:00 at 208 Rock Road.  The alarm sounded as a result of a system malfunction.  



GRFD Participates in Hawthorne FD Water Survival Drill

Monday, July 21, 2014 19:30 GRFD members worked with members of Hawtorne FD Rescue Co. 5 to go over water survival practices.   Asst Chief Jennings (840) (along with his assistants Nick and Ryan Jennings) as well as Lt. Kelly and FF's Kevin Sellitti and Sarah Sexton participated in the drill at the Hawthorne pool.  The training taught members survival techniques in the event they are submerged in water while wearing their turnour gear.  Firefighter turnout gear, which is already heavy when dry, becomes quite cumbersome when wet so approprioate technique and training is important.   Under the watchful eye of Nick and Ryan Jennings, the particpating GRFD members sucessfully completed the training evolution.   Special thanks to Hawthorne FD for including the GRFD in this training.          



GRFD Provides Standby Coverage to Fair Lawn

Sunday, July 20, 2014 05:24 Ladder 832 stood by at GRFD headquarters in connection with a second alarm working structure fire on 27th Street in Fair Lawn.   The fire broke out on the second floor of the residential structure, but was knocked down in short order by the Fair Lawn FD.   Two residents were treated for smoke inhalation.  In addition to the GRFD, Elmwood Park and Saddle Brook also provided standby coverage.   Paterson FD sent a Rapid Intervention Team to the scene.



GRFD Members Participate in Extrication Training

Thursday, July 17, 2014 19:30  As part of their Fire 2 training at the Bergen County Fire Academy, GRFD members William Burbano, Chris Montgomery and Mike Aguilar conducted vehicle extrication training.   Using the "jaws of life" tools on GRFD Rescue 834, the members of the class practiced numerous techniques for victim removal.   Under the supervision of the academy instructors, the class stabilized the vehicle and then proceeded to remove all doors and the roof.   The class then conducted a dash roll on the vehicle using a hydraulic ram.   



GRFD Marches in July 4th Parade

Friday, July 4, 2014 09:30 The officers and members of the GRFD marched in Glen Rock's 76th annual Fourth of July Parade.   The parade stepped off promptly at 09:30 from the Glen Rock High School and wound its way through the Borough concluding at the Glen Rock Pool.   The members in their Class A Uniforms along with the polished apparatus of the GRFD made a fine showing.   Following the parade, members and their families were joined by members of the Hawthorne and Fair Lawn Fire Departments for a picnic at the Glen Rock Pool.   Suffice to say the only one who did not have a good time at the picnic was the pig that was roasted.

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GRFD Welcomes New Probationary Member

Thursday, July 3, 2014 19:30 The membership of the GRFD voted at their July monthly business meeting to approve Glen Rock resident Doug Sadowski as a probationary member of the Department.  Doug not only works as a manager in the mobile telecommunications industry, but he has been an upstanding member of Fair Lawn Company #3 for 26 years.   Doug also is an ex-Captain of the Rutgers University Fire Department.   Doug will serve a mandatory probationary period for a minimum of 6 months at which time he will be able to take his company test.  If successful in passing his company test, he will be voted on as a regular member of the Department.   Doug enjoys travelling, history, golf and he is an avid Devils fan.  Our thanks to Doug for joining our ranks!     



GRFD Provides Mutual Aid to Ridgewood FD

Saturday, June 7, 2014 17:30 Engine 833 (Lt. Jennings) and Chief Maurice (830) responded to the scene of a working fire at 313 Dayton Street in the Village of Ridgewood.  The fire, which started on the first floor and spread to the second floor and attic area, was contained to the rear of the home.  The Waldwick FD also provided mutual aid assistance to the Ridgewood FD.   Engine 833 asissted with ventillation and overhaul of the home.       



GRFD Responds to Isabella Pl Garage Fire

Monday, June 2, 2014 03:49 The GRFD responded to a working garage fire on Isabella Pl.   Chief Maurice (830) established command and advised of heavy smoke showing from an attached garage at the rear of the structure.   Chief Maurice requested a second alarm assignment, which brought a FAST team from Fair Lawn Co #4, an additional Engine to the scene from Ridgewood and an Engine from Midland Park to standby at Glen Rock Fire Headquaters.   Chief Maurice also requested an additional Engine to the scene from Hawthorne.  Engine 831 (Capt. Aguilar) laid a 4" supply line from a hydrant and stretched a handline to the rear of the house.   Ladder 832 (Lt. Jennings) stretched an additional handline from Engine 831 through the interior of the home.  Crews from Engine 833 (Lt. Felt) and Ladder 832 as well as crews from mutual aid companies checked for additional extension within the structure of the house.  The fire was extinguished and confined to the garage.  Special thanks to the Ridgewood FD, Hawthorne FD, Midland Park FD and Fair Lawn FD.            



GRFD Attends Fair Lawn Company 4 Wetdown

Saturday, May 10, 2014 13:00 GRFD's Engine 833 helped to christen the latest addition to the Fair Lawn FD's fleet of apparatus.   Fire Departments from all over Bergen County and surrounding areas helped welcome into service Fair Lawn Company 4's newest engine.   The Fair Lawn FD hosted a a barbeque complete with a live band and plenty of entertainment for the kids.   Thanks to the Fair Lawn FD for hosting an outstanding wet down.  



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