River Edge Fire Department

Building Collapse

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 09:50  At approx 09:50am the REFD responded to 474 Kinderkamack road for a partial building collapse. Upon arrival Chief 1-0 requested additional ladder companies from Oradell Fire, Hackensack Fire, and New Milford Fire with an additional engine from Paramus Fire. After further investigation Chief 1-0 requested a Partial UASI response by Hackensack Fire. Companies on scene searched all collapsed area and found no victims. No injuries were reported from this incident. At this time the reasoning for collapse is under investigation by the building department.While operating at this incident there were 3 additional calls for service in town that was covered by our mutual aid companies from Oradell Fire and New Milford Fire.

A Huge Thanks to the following for their response: City of Hackensack Fire Department Oradell Volunteer Fire Department New Milford NJ Volunteer Fire Department Paramus Fire Department Paterson Fire Department River Edge Volunteer Ambulance Service New Milford NJ Volunteer Ambulance Corps Teaneck Box 54



Fire House Visit

Thursday, June 14, 2018   Today members of the River Edge Fire Department, Police Department, and River Edge Ambulance Corps gave demonstrations to classes that visited from Roosevelt School 3rd Grade. All the students learned about what each department does and what they do for their communities. The students also got a tour of Boro Hall.



3rd Alarm Fire in Oradell

Tuesday, June 12, 2018   Last night at approx 6pm the River Edge Fire Department was requested mutual aid into Oradell to the 200 block of Kinderkamack Rd for a house fire with people trapped. The crew of Ladder 1 assisted the Oradell Fire Department with the removal of one of the two victims. The REFD operated on scene for approx 2.5hrs. A job well done by all!



Car into Building

Friday, May 4, 2018   REFD responded to the 900 block of Kinderkamack Rd for a car into the building. One victim that was working in that business was transported to hospital by the River Edge Volunteer Ambulance Service. Companies secured utilities and secured building.



2nd Alarm Fire in Oradell

Friday, April 20, 2018  Ladder 1 and Engine 2 operated at a working structure fire today in Oradell on Garden Place. Crews operated for about 2 hours. Photos by Chris Saraceno 



Academy Training

Wednesday, April 4, 2018  Last night members of the REFD went to the Bergen County Fire Academy for training. Live fire simulators were used and members trained on fire attack an search. If you have any questions or are interested in joining, send us a message. We are also down at each fire house on Tuesday nights and Sunday mornings.



Dumpster Fire

Thursday, March 15, 2018   Companies operated earlier today behind Green Papaya for a small dumpster fire. Engine 4 stretched a line and Engine 3 assisted with overhaul. 



Throwback Thursday

Thursday, February 15, 2018   River Edge Fire Department fleet taken in 1973, (not our picture). From Left to Right, '69 Ford/Highway body rescue replaced in 1990; '66 Seagrave replaced in '86; '56 Seagrave 75' replaced in '78; '62 Seagrave taken out of service in '06, (still have it); '55 Ahrens-Fox which is currently at the Boonton Firemen's home. We still have the boat in the photo.



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.



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