Paterson 3rd Alarm Makes Cover of 2014 Fire Rescue Magazine Board Up Calendar!!!
On Wednesday November 13th 2013 the Passaic Fire Department responded to 24 Broadway on a reported fire. Companies found heavy smoke and fire in a 2sty mixed occupancy with attached exposures. A 2nd alarm was immediately called as crews began advancing in the building. Fire continued to extend upward and eventually through the roof as well as to the adjoining buildings. Members were ordered out of the building subsequent to a basement gas line letting loose and flaring up the stairs.
Companies went to an exterior attack as alarm levels increased and mutual aid companies arrived to assist with the exposure buildings. Fire was contained after damaging 4 exposure buildings and displacing 100 residents.
On Saturday September 28th, 2013 the Totowa NJ Fire Department responded to the North Jersey Developmental Center, 169 Minisink Rd, on a reported fire alarm. First arriving units found heavy water flowing from a 2.5sty multiple dwelling and smoke from the windows. A working fire was called and crews advanced a hand line onto a bedroom contents fire. Mutual aid fast team stood by as crews contained the fire and overhauled. No other damage was received.
On Saturday, August 3rd 2013 the Paterson NJ fire Department responded to 351 Grand St on a reported apartment fire. Companies arrived to find a single room burnout on the 2nd fl of a 3sty mixed occupancy. After overhaul, a deceased fire victim was located after 1st floor store employees reported finding it falling through the ceiling. Smoking in bed lead to the cause of the fire.
Rutherford 3rd Alarm from January makes August 2013 Cover of Fire Apparatus and Emergency Equipment Magazine!
On Thursday, July 18th the West Paterson NJ Fire Department (Servicing Woodland Park NJ) responded to 25 Andrews Drive on multiple calls reporting a fire. Companies had a large column of smoke visible for quite a distance and arrived to find the roof of a 1sty 125×125 commercial section well involved. A mutual aid engine and truck was immediately requested and additional mutual aid after first arriving companies were able to get set up for exterior operations. Several transformers, and suspected cause of the fire, had exploded and were burning on the Exposure B side of the building until later cut by PSE&G.
Numerous firefighters rehabbed for heat exhaustion and some required treatment by EMS. The fire later jumped a firewall and began extending down the roof within a 4 foot gap between the current roof and an old existing roof below. Crews re-entered the building and were able to knock the fire down before additional spread could be made.
On Tuesday, July 2nd shortly before 6am the Little Falls NJ Fire Department responded to Route 46 Eastbound near Notch Road for a multi-truck MVA with entrapment. Crews arrived to find a tractor trailer that struck two box trucks and then a guide rail. The cab of the truck sustained heavy damage in the collision as it appears it rear-ended a box truck carrying milk during the collision. The impact pinned the driver heavily in the cab and with serious injuries. Mutual Aid rescue from the Paterson NJ Fire Department was requested. After a shot time of intensive work, the driver was freed and transported to St. Joseph’s Medical Center. A medevac was requested but was grounded due to weather.
On Sunday June 23rd 2013 at approximately 1300hrs the Haledon NJ Fire Department responded to Belmont Ave and Barbour St for a reported overturned auto with entrapment. Companies arrived to find a 2-door passenger car on top of a parked car. Mutual Aid rescue from the Paterson Fire Department was requested. On arrival, Paterson members stabilized the vehicle and removed the injured passenger through the car window. A total of 2 occupants received minor injuries.