Upper Saddle River Fire Department

USRFD and AFD Host Junior Firefighter Recruitment Fair

Wednesday, March 19, 2014   Members of USRFD and Allendale FD set up during the spring junior firefighter recruitment fair at Northern Highlands. The event is today from 11-1. Interested in joining or know someone who may be? Contact us at info@usrfd.org or inbox us!

     



 

FD Responds to Oven Fire

Monday, March 17, 2014  At 8:56pm, the USRFD was dispatched to respond to a reported oven fire. Asst Chief Vierheilig (IC), Chief Vogelsang (Ops) and Engine 1232 (OIC FF Schianchi) all responded. Once on scene, crews found that the fire, caused by a malfunction in the oven, was extinguished by the homeowner using a kitchen fire extinguisher. The power to the unit was disconnected and area checked with the thermal imaging camera for extension. Once clear, all fire units returned to HQ

   


 

Activated Alarm Sends FD to Cottage Lane

Monday, March 17, 2014  At 7:16am, the FD was dispatched to an activated alarm on Cottage Lane. Asst Chief Vierheilig (IC) responded followed by Engine 1232 (OIC FF Schianchi) and Tanker 1233 (OIC Lt Sklar). Crews investigated to find no problem and homeowner advised to have alarm system checked by an alarm technician. Once clear, all units returned to HQ.

   


 

Second Tree Requires Assistance from Rescue crew

Thursday, March 13, 2014   While returning from the call on Locust Lane, FD response was requested by O&R on Dansbury Downs for a tree blocking the roadway. Electric company crews were already on scene when Asst Chief Vierheilig (IC), Chief Vogelsang, and Rescue 1242 (OIC FF Diniz) arrived. The crew assisted to clear the tree using chain saws and the bumper mounted winch on the rescue. Once clear, all units returned to HQ.

   


 

Power Lines and Trees Down in the Boro

Thursday, March 13, 2014  At 4:08am, the USRFD was dispatched to a transformer fire and tree across the roadway on Locust Lane. Asst Chief Vierheilig (IC) and Chief Vogelsang responded followed by Engine 1232 (OIC Lt Sklar), Engine 1231 (OIC FF C Younes) and Rescue 1242 (OIC FF Diniz). Once O&R arrived on scene and deenergized the lines, FD crews used chain saws to clear the tree from the roadway.

   


 

USRFD Members Send Off Capt Barnas

Thursday, March 13, 2014  Members of the USRFD attended the funeral to send off Capt Barnas of the Wallington and Jersey City Fire Departments. Rest in peace Captain.

     



 

FD Responds to CO Call

Monday, March 3, 2014   A carbon monoxide alarm on Locust Lane was the first call for the USRFD in March. At 10:33 this evening, the FD was dispatched to respond to the residence. Asst Chief Vierheilig (IC) and Chief Vogelsang (Ops) arrived on scene followed by Engine 1232 (OIC FF Bertollo) and Engine 1231 (OIC Lt Lupinacci). Crews checked he entire home with meters and found no readings throughout. Once clear of the scene, all units returned to HQ.

   


 

FD Responds to Late Night CO Alarm

Sunday, March 2, 2014   A carbon monoxide alarm on Locust Lane was the first call for the USRFD in March. At 10:33 this evening, the FD was dispatched to respond to the residence. Asst Chief Vierheilig (IC) and Chief Vogelsang (Ops) arrived on scene followed by Engine 1232 (OIC FF Bertollo) and Engine 1231 (OIC Lt Lupinacci). Crews checked he entire home with meters and found no readings throughout. Once clear of the scene, all units returned to HQ.

   


 

USRFD Welcomes New Junior Firefighter

Saturday, March 1, 2014   The USRFD welcomes Joey Torres to the departments junior firefighter program. Welcome aboard Joey! 

Interested in joining the program? Email us at info@usrfd.org or inbox us on the Upper Saddle River Fire Department Facebook page!

   


 

USRFD Mourns LODD in Wallington

Saturday, March 1, 2014   The Upper Saddle River Fire Dept is saddened by the loss of firefighter and ex-chief Greg Barnas of the Wallington Fire Dept. Greg was gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty overnight while fighting a fire. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers

   


 
 
 

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