River Edge Fire Department

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.



School is back in session

Tuesday, September 5, 2017  The River Edge Fire Department is urging all driver's to be extra alert this time of year.

It's back-to-school season across the U.S. with 56 million students expected to enroll in kindergarten through high school classes at more than 98,000 schools this year. That many students returning to school will mean increased congestion on the roadways and the need for motorists to use extra caution. Nearly one-fifth of traffic fatalities of children below the age of 15 are pedestrians, with more school-age pedestrians killed between the hours of 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. than any other time of day. As part of AAA's annual School's Open—Drive Carefully campaign, AAA offers 10 key tips for motorists to help keep kids safe as they return to school.

Slow Down. Two-thirds of motorists exceeded the posted speed limit during the 30-minute period before and after school, according to a 2003 national observational survey. Whether in a school zone or residential neighborhood, motorists should keep their speed low and be prepared to stop quickly for increased vehicle or pedestrian traffic. 

Obey Traffic Signs. Obeying traffic signs is something all motorists should do no matter where they drive. However, a national observational survey found that many motorists violated stop signs in school zones and residential neighborhoods. Forty-five percent did not come to a complete stop with 37 percent rolling through and seven percent not even slowing down. 

Stay Alert. Motorists should always avoid distractions while driving, but it's particularly important in school zones and residential neighborhoods. Looking away from the roadway for just two seconds doubles the chance of being involved in a crash. Avoid talking on mobile phones, adjusting the radio or any other activities that might take attention away from the roadway. Never text while driving. 

Scan Between Parked Cars. Nearly 40 percent of child pedestrian fatalities occurred in between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., mostly at non-intersection locations. Children can quickly dart out between parked cars or other objects along the roadway. Motorists should pay close attention not only at intersections, but along any residential roadways where children could be present. 

Look for Clues of Children Nearby. Keep an eye out for clues that children are likely nearby such as AAA School Safety Patrol members, crossing guards, bicycles and playgrounds. 

Always Stop for School Buses. For 23 million students, the school day begins and/or ends with a trip on a school bus. The greatest risk they face is not riding the bus, but approaching or leaving it. Flashing yellow lights on a school bus indicate it is preparing to stop to load or unload children, and motorists should slow down and prepare to stop. Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate the bus has stopped, and children are getting on and off. Motorists are required to stop their vehicles and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop sign is withdrawn and the bus begins moving before they can start driving again. 

Allot Extra Travel Time. Back to school often means increased congestion and longer commute times. Motorists should allot extra travel time when school is in session to avoid any temptation to speed or disobey traffic laws in an effort to 'catch up' after being delayed. 

Review Your Travel Route. Motorists should consider modifying their travel route to avoid school zones and residential neighborhoods. A slightly longer route might actually be quicker by avoiding congestion and much lower speed limits in and around school zones. 

Use Extra Caution in Bad Weather. Whether in rain, snow, fog or any other inclement weather, motorists should use extra caution. Reduced visibility can make it difficult for motorists to see children and children to see vehicles. It also can make it difficult to perform quick stops, if needed. 

Use Headlights. Turning on the vehicle's daytime running lights or headlights—even during the day—so children and other drivers can see them more easily. But, don't forget to turn them off when you reach your destination to maintain your battery life.



Winter Storm Stella

Monday, March 13, 2017  **Additional​ information on the upcoming snow storm. Please take some time to prepare today. All River Edge public schools will closed tomorrow including the River Dell School district. Predicticted snowfall amount is 18-24inches with blizzard conditions.** Governor Christie Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Winter Storm Stella In preparation for Winter Storm Stella expected to arrive in New Jersey tonight, Governor Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies. Commuters are asked to use extreme caution while traveling across the state. “This severe winter storm is expected to produce tonight through Tuesday afternoon significant snow accumulations, winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour, freezing temperatures, widespread coastal flooding and hazardous whiteout travel conditions,” Governor Christie said. “During these threatening conditions, I urge all New Jerseyans to remain off the roads so our first responders and public safety officers can safely and efficiently handle emergency situations.” New Jersey roads are expected to be impassable due to significant amounts of heavy, blowing, and drifting snow, low visibility and whiteout conditions, with the highest impact expected from late Monday night through Tuesday afternoon. Forecasted snow accumulations from five to more than 20 inches are expected in some areas of the state. Due to the severe winter storm, the State of New Jersey has authorized the closing of state offices on Tuesday, March 14 for all non-essential employees. Essential employees should report to work on their regular schedule.



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