River Edge Fire Department

Passing of Ex-Chief Frank Dinnneen

Wednesday, December 16, 2015   It is with deep regret that the River Edge Fire Department announce the passing of Ex-Chief Frank Dinneen. Frank was a member of the REFD for 61 years and passed at the age of 93. Rest in Peace Brother we've got it from here! Further info to follow



Santa Visits River Edge

Sunday, December 13, 2015   Some pictures from today's River Edge visit by Santa!



Working Fire

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 14:30 11/3/2015-At approx 14:30 hours River Edge Fire Department was dispatched for a report of a house fire in the 800 block of Bogert Rd. Upon Chief 1-01s arrival he reported a heavy smoke condition showing and declared a working fire. Mutual aid was dispatched automatically from Oradell and New Milford with a FAST Team from the Hackensack Fire Department. 3 handlines were in operation and the truck company went to the roof to ventilate. With no progress being made and conditions deteriorating, command sounded the evacuation signal and requested a 3rd alarm. Several outside handlines, 1 ladder pipe and 1 deck gun were put into operation as heavy fire was now in the attic. After about 1 hour, all visible fire was knocked down and the companies went back in for overhaul. The fire was placed under control at the 1 hour and 20 minute mark. No injuries were reported and the cause was determined to be a plumber doing work in the home.


Special Thanks to the Oradell Volunteer Fire DepartmentNew Milford NJ Volunteer Fire DepartmentHackensack Fire Dept, and Paramus Fire Department.



Northern Valley Chiefs Parade

Saturday, October 10, 2015  Members of the REFD participated in the Northern Valley Chiefs Parade which was hosted by the New Milford Fire Department Co2. Trophies received were: 1st Place Best Appearing Aerial Ladder and Best Appearing Guest Department. Congrats to all that participated!! Photos by Brett M. Dzadik

REFD Honor Guard

REFD Honor Guard

1st Place Best Appearing Aerial

1st Place Best Appearing Aerial


River Edge using lockboxes

Friday, October 9, 2015  Should they forcibly enter the house, potentially causing hundreds of dollars in property damage? Or should they try to find an alternative means of entry — an endeavor that could consume valuable time? 




Mutial Aid Fire

Tuesday, October 6, 2015  REFD Ladder 1 was dispatched to the 600 block of Ridgewood Ave in Oradell for a working fire in a home. Ladder 1s crew assisted with secondary searches and overhaul. The main body of fire was knocked down very quickly by the Oradell Volunteer Fire Department. Job well done by all



Trash Fire in Complex

Monday, October 5, 2015  REFD units were dispatched to a office complex on Grand Ave for a reported odor of smoke. Crews from Ladder 1, Rescue 1, Engine 3, and 21 Truck found a large pile of trash on fire inside the building. Engine 2 was the supply engine for the complex. Thanks to the Oradell Volunteer Fire Department and New Milford Volunteer Fire Department for the assistance.



Firefighter Graduation

Friday, September 25, 2015  Congratulations to Tyler Neerhout and Griffin Dunn on graduating from the Bergen County Fire Academy. Firefighter Class 495. Stay safe Brothers



MVA with Entrapment

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 14:30 REFD Units were dispatched to the intersection of Elm and Monroe Avenues for a 2 car MVA with extrication. Engine 3 stretched a line while Rescue 1 and Oradell Volunteer Fire Department Squad 22 cut the driver out of the vehicle. 2 patients were transported to the hospital by River Edge Volunteer Ambulance Service.



Vehicle into Structure

Friday, September 11, 2015  REFD units responded to the 400 block of Elm Ave for a vehicle into a building. Crews stabilized the vehicle and secured the home.  Oradell Fire Department Squad 2-2 assisted.



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