Upper Saddle River Fire Department

New Lieutenant Approinted

Tuesday, August 12, 2014   The USRFD is pleased to announce the appointment of Brandon Bach to the position of Lieutenant of the fire department.  Brandon filled a position that was recently vacated due to a resignation.  Congrats Brandon!



USRFD Donates To HUMC Tomorrows Childrens Fund

Friday, August 1, 2014   Recently, the USRFD donated fifty percent of the proceeds collected during the annual USRFD Project Santa fundraiser to the HUMC Tomorrows Children's Fund.  Assistant Chief Vierheilig (Right) and President Pat Bertollo presented the check at their facility in Hackensack.



Save the Date!!

Friday, August 1, 2014   Save the Date! August 23rd! Support our brothers and sisters at Mahwah Fire Dept Co 1 and help them celebrate 100 years during their Block Party!



USR Memorial Plaza Work Progresses

Monday, July 28, 2014   Memorial update: wall and paver material was delivered and wall installation commenced today. The steel support will be completed by the steel fabricator in the next few days. Again, many thanks to Uniscape Landscaping for donating the manpower for this stage of the project.



FD Responds to Fire Alarm Activation Call

Sunday, July 27, 2014  At 9:58am, the USRFD was dispatched to an alarm activation on Willow Hill. Asst Chief Vierheilig (IC) and Engine 1232 (OIC FF Andrews) responded. Crews investigated to find alarm activated due to burnt food in kitchen. The home was vented naturally and once alarm was reset, all units returned to HQ.



New Windows Installed at Firehouse

Wednesday, July 23, 2014   Today, new energy efficient windows were installed in the USR Firehouse. The department purchased the windows using funds collected from our annual fund drive donations and contributions from local organizations. Labor to install the windows was donated by local renovation contractor Castle Builders, owned by USRFD firefighter Greg Andrews. Tomorrow, window trim will be installed. Next, bay lighting will be upgraded and ceiling and walls painted. Many thanks to Greg at Castle Builders!

The USR firehouse is owned by the fire department, not by the town like in most Bergen County municipalities. So a large portion of fund drive donations collected goes to the upkeep of the building as well as capital expenditures like windows, furnace upgrade, bay floor refinishing, hall upgrades, painting etc. Interested in donating to the USRFD? Visit our website for more infowww.usrfd.org or email us at info@usrfd.org.



9/11 Steel Support Near Completion

Tuesday, July 22, 2014   Update on the USR Memorial Plaza project. The 9/11 steel support bracket is being fabricated and near completion. Once this is installed, the seat wall will be placed followed by the pavers. Additionally, the existing flagpole will be refinished in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more updates.



Remembering Officer Goodell

Monday, July 21, 2014   



USRFD Responds to Smoke Condition Call with HHKFD

Wednesday, July 16, 2014   At 11:38pm, the USRFD was dispatched to a reported electrical fire in a home on Dansfield Court. Chief Vogelsang (IC), Asst Chief Vierheilig (Ops), Engine 1232 (OIC Lt Lupinacci), Engine 1231, and an engine and chiefs from HoHoKus FD responded. Crews found a master disconnect for outdoor air conditioner compressors shorted out and caught fire. After being extinguished, power feeding disconnect was terminated and area checked with thermal imaging camera. Once deemed under control, units were released. Thanks to the HHKFD for the assist.



FD Members Attend Pump Class

Wednesday, July 16, 2014   Tonight, members of the USRFD participated in night 2 of the pump operator course, utilizing Mahwahs tower for elevated master stream operations. Thanks to the Mahwah FD!



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