River Edge Fire Department


Saturday, October 8, 2016   Each year, old and new members of the REFD get together to share stories and catch up at our Annual Old Timer's Night. 
Here is a group picture of all the "Old Timers" that attended this year. All who attended had a great time. We hope to see more next year!




Tuesday, September 27, 2016   All hands working in the 800 block of Kinderkamack Rd for a small fire in a ventilation system. 1 dry line stretched with crews from Ladder 1 and Rescue 1 investigating.




Saturday, September 10, 2016  Check out these great photos from Engine 3's wetdown taken by Brett Dzadik! http://www.brettsfirephotos.com/Wetdowns/River-EdgeNJ-September-10-2016/

Engine 3

Engine 3

Membership of Company 1

Membership of Company 1



Wednesday, September 7, 2016  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.




Tuesday, September 6, 2016   



Bergenfield Live Burn Training

Tuesday, June 14, 2016  Members drilled at the live burn facility in Bergenfield where temperatures were over 800°F in the fire room.



Prospective Members Tour Firehouse

Monday, June 13, 2016   Yesterday, during weekly rig checks, a few potential members requested a tour of the firehouse. After the tour they advised us that they would be outside sitting on the lawn and would come back if they had any questions. Lt. Coyman snapped a few photos during the tour.



MVA with Rollover

Monday, May 30, 2016   REFD Units operating on Valley Rd for a vehicle rollover. No entrapment. Engine 3 and Rescue 1 operating on scene




Thursday, May 19, 2016  Save the date. September 10th 2016. River Edge Company 1 Wetdown for Engine 3. Additional info to follow. Any questions please email events@riveredgefire.org



Working Car Fire

Thursday, May 12, 2016 11:32 REFD Units operated on Rt 4 west with a working car fire. Route 4 west all lanes were shut down at the marginal road. Engines 2 and 3 were used to extinguish the fire. Rescue 1 assisted the engine companies.



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