River Edge Fire Department

Tree into House

Saturday, February 3, 2018   REFD responded to the area of Lincoln Ave/Park Ave for reported utility wires down. Upon FD arrival they found that a large tree came down and took out the telephone pole, wires, transformers, and landed on a home. The residents of that home were not home at the time. While operating on scene another transformer exploded causing a power outage in the area. Bergen county Hazmat and New Milford Hazmat operated on scene due to the transformers leaking fluids. New Milford NJ Volunteer Fire Department




Wednesday, January 10, 2018   The REFD operated early this morning on the 800 block of Bogert Rd for a reported broken water pipe. After investigation, companies found a broken water pipe on the 1st floor and a oil tank in basement that was also leaking. The combination of leaks caused a large hazmat spill down Wales ave. Companies secured both the water and oil leaks. Paramus FD Hazmat and Bergen County Hazmat also operated on scene.



2018 Officers

Monday, January 1, 2018   CONGRATULATIONS to the elected officers for 2018. Good luck to all!Chief of Department - George O'Connell

Assistant Chief - Frank Pugliese

Deputy Chief - Bill Sanders

Co.1 Captain - Tim Carroll

Co.2 Captain - Gregg Cariddi

Co.1 1st Lieutenant - Rich Neerhout

Co.2 1st Lieutenant - Ben Silver

Co.1 2nd Lieutenant - Ed Trinkleback

Co.2 2nd Lieutenant - Justin Kearns



Special Operations

Wednesday, December 27, 2017   Did you know that each town of our Triboro has a specialized piece of equipment to deal with circumstances that may be out of the ordinary? For example, Oradell has a dive team, New Milford has a Haz-Mat team, and River Edge has a Special Operations/High Angle Rescue team.Members of the Special Ops team go through extra training, drilling, and are proficient in ropes, knots, and tools that would be used in high angle rescues. Here are some pictures of them drilling earlier.

If you are interested in joining, give us a ring or come down on a Tuesday night or Sunday morning. The training to become a firefighter is free to you!



MVA with Rollover

Thursday, December 14, 2017   Units operated on Bogert Rd this evening for a vehicle rollover. Engine 3 stretched a dry line as a precaution while Rescue 1 and Engine 4 stabilized the vehicle and assisted River Edge EMS with patient removal




Thursday, December 14, 2017  The REFD will be escorting santa around town on the fire truck on Sunday DEC 17th starting at noon. Listen for the sirens to know when he is close!



Fire Graduation

Friday, December 1, 2017  Congratulations to The REFDs Newest fire school graduates Barry Goldbrenner, Kevin Petry, and Eric Sugalski!




Thursday, November 30, 2017  Some #throwbackthursday photos of Companies 1 and 2



House Fire

Saturday, October 14, 2017 02:41 At 02:41hrs the REFD was dispatched to the 300 block of Howland ave for a reported fire in the home. Car 1-01 arrived on scene first with smoke showing from the front door and requested a working fire assignment. Ladder 1 and Engine 4 quickly made entry into the basement finding a fire in the ceiling in between the basement and 1st floors. Thanks to the mutual aid companies assigned to the fire. Oradell Volunteer Fire Department, City of Hackensack Fire Department, New Milford NJ Volunteer Fire Department, River Edge Volunteer Ambulance Service, Paramus Fire Company 2



Prayers for Those in Florida

Sunday, September 10, 2017   Thought and prayers to all of those that are in the path of Hurricane Irma. Especially our retired members living in Florida.

Hoping that you all are safe and in good health.

Remember that we are here for you, so please contact use if we can assist you in any way.



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