Friday, December 20, 2013
Be on the lookout for Santa Claus riding atop a GRFD apparatus (or two) on Saturday December 21st. The members of the GRFD will continue their tradition of spreading good cheer throughout the borough. Santa's ride should commence at aroun 4:30PM. Santa will do his best to make sure he gets to see everyone so that he can wish all residents a safe and Merry Christmas!
Thursday, December 5, 2013 19:30
The members of the GRFD have elected the following line and company officers for 2014: Chief -- Mike Maurice; Assistant Chief -- Thomas Jennings; Captain -- Mike Aguilar; Lieutenant -- Mike Jennings; Lieutenant -- Joe Felt; Lieutenant -- Dave Kelly; Lieutenant -- William Burbano; President -- Perry Degregorio; Vice Preisdent -- Scott Amos; Secretary -- Maurice Lemieux; Treasurer -- Sarah Sexton. Best of luck to the officers in 2014!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Two of the GRFD's ex-Presidents recently celebrated their birthdays. Ex-President Bruce Rigg and Ex-President Carmine Nogara were both fetted by the Department and provided with a gourmet cake at the Department's last monthly business meeting. Best wishes to Carmine and Bruce for another Happy and Health year on planet earth.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 10:00
The GRFD welcomed the Terrific for Tots 3 years olds from the Glen Rock Community School. Firefighter Degregorio dazzled the students with his knowledge of firematics and apparatus operation. The kids especially enjoyed seeing Ladder 832's boom extended proudly in the air. The kids also marveled at the sight of Firefighter Degregorio demonstrating the proper use of his turnout gear. Special thanks to Firefighter Degregorio for being a most gracious host!
Sunday, October 6, 2013 09:30
The GRFD hosted a pancake breakfast for scores of borough residents. The breakfast was held in conjunction with the start of National Fire Prevention Week. Members of the Department made pancakes of all shapes and sizes and handed out fire prevention materials. In addition, Lt. Dave Kelly, FF Kevin Sellitti and FF Fred Donatelli conducted a vehicle extrication demonstration. The GRFD extends its thanks to all residents who donated funds to help support the Department. The GRFD also expresses its appreciation to those vendors that provided materials to make the breakfast such a success.
Thursday, September 26, 2013 19:30
Members of the GRFD participated in a roof ventillation drill at the Bergen County Fire Academy. The simulator was constructed by burning pallets under a plywood "roof." Under such live fire conditions, all participating members were able to practice the various skills required for ventillating a roof, including the use of the various saws that the GRFD carries. Special thanks to the Fire Academy instructors for keeping the drill safe and providing valuable input.
Monday, August 26, 2013
On October 6, 2013 at 9:30 am, the GRFD will be hosting a pancake breakfast at Fire Headquarters (Harding Plaza) for the residents of the borough. The breakfast is being held in connection with the start of National Fire Prevention Week. 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!
Sunday, August 25, 2013 09:00
The GRFD participated in a Central Bergen Mutual Aid Drill at the Marcal Paper Factory in Elmwood Park. The mutual aid drill helped test the water supply uses at the vast paper factory. 830 (Chief Jennings) and Engine 833 (Lt. Aguilar) hooked into the hydrant at the corner of River Rd. and Summit Ave. Engine 833 supplied water to Fair Lawn's Truck 1. In addition to Elmwood Park and Fair Lawn, apparatus from Saddle Brook, Garfield, Maywood, Paramus and Clifton participated in the drill. Thanks to Elmwood Park FD for hosting this well run drill.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 10:35
The GRFD was dispatched to 251 Rock Road for a report of someone stuck in an elevator between the first and second floors. Rescue 834 (Lt. Aguilar) responded to the scene and used its elevator key to manually open the elevator doors. The GRFD members on scene removed a single person from the elevator without further incident. Special thanks to Hawthorne FD's Chief who also responded to the scene and provided assistance.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 19:30
The officers and members of the GRFD voted to make probationary FF Dave Azzopardi a full member of the department. FF Azzopardi, who had been a probationary member since January, has successfully completed all of the requirements for full membership. FF Azzopardi lives in the Village of Ridgewood and works in New York City. In his spare time he can be found tending to his lovely pool. The GRFD wishes FF Azzopardi the best of luck!
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