Glen Rock Fire Department

GRFD Responds to Working Fire on Boulevard

Thursday, December 25, 2014 20:27 The GRFD responded to a reported living room fire on the Boulevard.   On arrival, Asst. Chief Jennings (840) found smoke and fire showing from the first floor.   A second alarm assignment was requested, bringing additional engines from Hawthorne and Ridgewood as well as a FAST team from Fair Lawn.   Midland Park provided standby coverage at Glen a Rock HQ.   

Engine 831 (Lt. Jennings) took the hydrant at the corner of Lincoln and the Boulevard and stretched a handline to the structure.  Ladder 832 (Lt. Burbano) checked the house for extension, assisted with ventilation and secured utilities.   Engine 833 (Capt. Aguilar) established operations and provided additional interior support.   Rescue 834 provided additional manpower at the scene.   Chief Maurice (830) assumed command on arrival.  

Special thanks to all mutual aid companies for their invaluable assistance.   



GRFD Santa Ride a Success

Saturday, December 20, 2014 17:30 The GRFD completed its annual tradition of sheparding Santa Claus througout the streets and boulevards of Glen Rock.   Santa's elves worked tirelessly to decorate Engine 831 and Ladder 832 with lights, lights and more lights.   The dueling Santas and their elves braved the cold Saturday night air to spread holiday cheer throughout the borough.   Thanks to all the residents who came out to greet Santa! 

The officers and members of the GRFD send best wishes for a happy holidays to all!



Santa Claus is Coming to Town on December 20th!

Monday, December 8, 2014 12:00 Continuing its annual tradition, Santa Claus will riding through Glen Rock on Saturday December 20th.  Look for dueling Santas on Engine 831 and Ladder 832.   Feel free to come out and greet Santa as well as his Elves when they come down your street!

Also -- when making your year end charitable donations, please keep the GRFD in mind.   The GRFD is a 100% volunteer organization that protects life and property within the borough of Glen Rock and its surrounding communities.   You can use the "Donations" button on this website to make a quick and easy donation to the Department.  Or just click on this link:   Every dollar helps so please give if you can!     



GRFD Responds to Second Motor Vehicle Fire in Same Day

Friday, December 5, 2014 15:29 In a busy day, the GRFD responded to a second vehicle fire on Birchwood Rd.  On arrival, Asst. Chief Jennings (840) reported one cargo van fully involved with fire extending to a second cargo van.   Both vechicles were loacted in close proximity to a residence as well as a detached garage.  Engine 831 (Capt. Aguilar) stretched two 1 3/4" handlines to suppress the fire.  Hawthorne Engine 4, providing mutual aid assistance, hit the hydrant at the corner of Bradford and Birchwood, and supplied Engine 831.  Ladder 832 (Firefighter Sellitti) also provided assistance at the scene.   

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GRFD Responds to Ackerman Ave Vehicle Fire

Friday, December 5, 2014 13:59 The GRFD responded to a vehicle fire near the intersection of Maple and Ackerman Avenues.  Upon arrival, Engine 833 (Capt. Aguilar) found an Audi A6 Sedan fully involved.   Using an 1 1/2" handline, the engine crew extinguished the flames.   Hawthorne Engine 4 provided mutual aid assistance and aided the GRFD in gaining access to the vehicle's engine compartment and trunk.  PSE&G responded to the scene to assess the soundness of the utility pole that was involved in the fire.



GRFD Elects New Officers for 2015

Thursday, December 4, 2014 19:30 In its annual meeting, the GRFD elected the following officers for 2015: Chief -- Thomas Jennings; Assistant Chief -- Arthur Zanotti; Captain -- Mike Aguilar, Lieutenants -- Mike Jennings, Pete Flannery, William Burbano and Kevin Sellitti; President -- Bruce Rigg; Vice President -- Joe Felt; Treasurer -- Sarah Sexton; and Secretary -- Maurice Lemieux.

The Department woud like to thank the following outgoing officers for their dedicated service during 2014: Chief Mike Maurice; Preisdent Perry DeGregorio; and Lieutenants Joe Felt and Dave Kelly.  



GRFD Participates in Annual Wallington Holiday Parade

Saturday, November 29, 2014 19:00 In what has amounted to an outstanding annual tradition, the GRFD decorated its Engine 831 and participated in the Wallington FD Holiday Parade.   Departments from all over the region decorated their apparatus with lights and other Christmas ornaments.   Each Department seemed to be more creative than the next.   Special thanks to Asst. Chief Jennings, Capt. Aguilar and Firefighters Flannery, Sexton, Sellitti and D'Onofrio for all their hard work.  Also thanks to the Wallington FD for being gracious and hopistable hosts -- as usual.  

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GRFD Provides Mutual Aid to Ridgewood for Two House Fires

Friday, November 28, 2014 15:00 In what amounted to a very busy day, the GRFD responded mutual aid to a basement fire on South Pleasant Ave in Ridgewood.   Shortlly after arrival, Engine 833 (Lt. Burbano) and Asst. Chief Jennings (840) were re-directed to a condition of smoke in the basement at the Valley National Bank on Franklin Ave. in Ridgewood.   The GRFD engine crew assisted Ridgewood Engine 37 in investigating the smoke condition.  

Shortly after returning to the South Pleasant Ave. scene, Ridgewood FD was dispatched to a reported structure fire on Liberty Street.   Engine 833, Asst. Chief Jennings (840), Ridgewood Engine 37 and Waldwick Rescue 642 responded to Liberty Street.  Upon arrival, units found a working kitchen fire on the second floor of the dwelling.   Ridgewood FD stretched handlines to combat the fire.   In low visibility conditions, the GRFD engine crew checked for fire extension in the attic and asssited with ventillation, salvage and overhaul.

Additional information on the South Pleasant fire can be found at:

Additional information on the LIberty Street fire can be found at:  



GRFD Responds to Lincoln Ave Extrication

Friday, November 28, 2014 07:27 The GRFD responded to a motor vehicle accident with an entrapped driver.   Upon arrival, Chief Maurice (830) and Asst. Chief Jennings (840) reported an SUV located in the wooded area between Lincoln Ave. and Isabella Pl.   Rescue 834 (Capt. Aguilar) used its Hurst exitrication tools to remove the driver side door.  Engine 833 (Lt. Kelly) stood by at the scene in the event any fire suppression resources were required.   The driver was transported to Valley Hospital by the Glen Rock Ambulance Corps.    

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GRFD Extinguishes Chimney Fire

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 20:16 The GRFD responded to a reported chimney fire on Waldron Ave.  On arrival, Asst. Chief Jennings (840) observed flames eminating from the chimney cap.  Engine 831 (Capt. Aguilar) removed the burning contents of the fire box and extinguished them outside the home.   Ladder 832 (Firefighter Flannery) checked for fire extension in the second floor and attic walls.   Fair Lawn FD Quint 2 responded to the scene to allow for better roof access.   Crews from Ladder 832 and Quint 2 worked to clear the chimney contents from the roof.  Thanks to the Fair Lawn FD for their assistance.  



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