River Edge Fire Department

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.



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!



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