Glen Rock Fire Department

GRFD Attends Paramus Triple Wetdown

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!      



GRFD Responds to Call at 930 Prospect Street

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.



Congrats to Junior FF Sasek on Eagle Scout!

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!



FF Pimlott Presents on Fire Safety

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!



GRFD Participated in Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 25, 2015 10:00 In an annual tradition, the GRFD participated in the borough's Memorial Day Parade.  GRFD Members in their "Class A" uniforms marched along Rock Rd to Borough Hall in honor of those who have served and lost their lives.  Special thanks to the VFW for organizing the parade and being great hosts! 



GRFD Runs "Playground" Drill

Thursday, May 14, 2015 19:30 The GRFD ran a drill at the Wilde Park playground.   The drill was intended to simulate the rescue of a downed firefighter at the end of a hose line.  The hose was stretched thourghout the playground equipment and FF's, under limited visibility conditions, followed the hose to the end.  The drill also incorpoated use of MAYDAY calls and air management skills for all participants.  Thanks to the borough council and Director of Parks and Recreation Barone for use of the playground facility!



GRFD Members Continued Training at FDIC

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 06:30 GRFD Officers Mike Aguilar, Pete Flannery, William Burbano and Kevin Sellitti continued their hands on as well as classroom training today at the FDIC.   Hands on training included effective hose line stretching, aerial operatons, forcible entry and vent/enter/isolate/search techniques.   Classroom training included discussions of strategy and tactics for residential house fires.   All training continues to be top notch and the GRFD members continue to learn a wealth of information that can be passed back to the rest of the Department.   Tomorrow will be all classroom training -- which will be a welcome break for the members who have been out on the fireground the past 2 days!

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GRFD Members Attending FDIC Conference

Monday, April 20, 2015 06:30 GRFD Officers Mike Aguilar, Pete Flannery, William Burbano and Kevin Sellitti are presently at the Fire Department Instructor's Conference in Indianapolis, IN.   After a long drive across many states yesterday, training began in earnest early this morning.  Today's hand's on training included engine company operations, vent/enter/search techniques and live fire burns to study fire flow paths.  Hands on training continues into Tuesday, followed by classroom training on Wednesday and Thursday.   The GRFD is well represented among fire departments from all over the country.   The FDIC is one of the preeminent fire training opportunities available.   The GRFD officers in attendance will bring back the knowledge they obtain and share it with the rest of the officers and members of the department.   Additional dispatches will follow on, facebook and twitter (@GlenRockFire).



GRFD Holds Annual Beefsteak Dinner

Saturday, April 11, 2015 18:00 The GRFD held its annual beefsteak dinner at fire headquarters.   The dinner honored all exempt members of the GRFD.   At the dinner, Capt. Mike Aguilar received his exempt status, which is attained after seven years of maintaining a set level of attendance at fire calls, drills and other department activities.   In addition, Firefighter Rich Gallagher was recognized for his 50 plus years of service to the Department.   Firefighter Gallagher is taking what we all hope is only a temporary break from his duty as an active fireman.  Special thanks to Lt. Mike Jennings for organizing the dinner.

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GRFD Extinguishes Hazelhurst Ave Fire

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:58 In a continued busy stretch, the GRFD battled a blaze on Hazelhurst Ave.   The howeowners called for the Fire Department after seeing smoke outside their front door.   The fire quickly made its way up into the eaves of the home and the attic space.   On arrival, Engine 831 (Lt. Sellitti) observed heavy smoke and flame coming from the first floor of the ranch style home.   Engine 831 established a water supply from a hydrant and stretched a 1 3/4" handline to the front door.   Ridgewood Car 38 established incident command and directed manpower from additional units including, Ladder 832, Ridgewood Engine 35, Fair Lawn Engine 4, Fair Lawn Truck 1 and Midland Park Engine 533.   Hawthorne provided an engine to standby at Glen Rock fire headquarters for coverage.   Chief Jennings (830) assumed command upon his arrival at the scene.   The GRFD once again thanks all mutual aid companies for their continued assitance during this busy time.

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