River Edge Fire Department

MVA Rollover

Saturday, October 6, 2018 03:00 REFD Engine 2 responded to New Milford for a car vs truck accident at approx 03:00AM. The truck overturned and caught fire. Both drivers were sent to the hospital. New Bridge Road and Old New Bridge Road.

**Photos By Brett Dzadik**




Monday, October 1, 2018  Every year we have a topic that we cover while teaching fire prevention in the schools based on studies conducted on past years. This years topic is Look, Listen, and Learn. 

LOOK for possible fire hazards in your home and eliminate them.
LISTEN for your home’s smoke alarms. Know that you may have only minutes to get out if a fire breaks out.
LEARN two ways out of each room of your home. Exits should be easy to access and free of clutter. After leaving the home, go to your family’s designated meeting spot, established when you set up a home fire escape plan



House Fire

Wednesday, August 8, 2018  At approx 12:07am, the REFD was dispatched to the 700 block of Williams Ave for a reported kitchen fire. Upon arrival crews had a heavy smoke condition with fire in the kitchen. Crew of Ladder 1 and Chief 1-02 removed two dogs from the home. Engine 4 stretched 2 lines into the structure. The fire was quickly knocked down. Thanks for the quick response from our mutual aid departments.



Passing of FF John Lynch

Friday, July 13, 2018  It is with deep regret We announce the passing of River Edge Firefighter and DPW Superintendent John Lynch. Our prayers and thoughts are with Johns family and friends. 
This department and town will surly miss him.



Oradell Car Fire

Thursday, July 5, 2018  The REFD assisted the Oradell Volunteer Fire Department today at a working car fire close to the structure.



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 



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