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 email@example.com 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!
Sunday, June 7, 2015 12:53
The GRFD responded to a call of an odor of burning at 930 Prospect Street. On arrival, Asst. Chief Zannotti (840) established command and directed Engine 831 (Capt. Aguilar) to the roof of the structure to assess the HVAC units. Ladder 832 (Lt. Sellitti) assisted with controlling utilities and provided additional manpower support on the roof. Engine 833 (FF Lemieux) stood by at the hydrant on Prospect Street in the event a water supply was required. The odor was isolated to the HVAC unit and the building representative was advised to have the unit serviced.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 13:00
Congratulations to Junior Firefighter Kevin Sasek on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout! Only 4% of all Boy Scouts manage to make it all the way to Eagle Scout. Kevin's Eagle Scout project involved painting house numbers on curbs on select streets in the borough. This makes it easier for first responders to quickly identify the home in which an emergency is occurring. Great job, Kevin!
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 19:30
FF Thomas Pimlott IV gave a presentation on fire safety at tonight's borough council meeting. FF Pimlott, a fire safety professional, discussed all aspects of home fire safety, His discussion touched on topics such as smoke detecors, carbon monoxide and home escape plans. The presentation was well received by all in attendance and watched on GRTV by even more. Well done FF Pimlott!
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