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Throwback Thursday 285 Bogert Rd on 11-24-93More photos at www.BTFirephotos.comBill Tompkins ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy International Firefighters Day! Here’s a quick look at some of the training that all members from our junior firefighter program all the way up to our senior members with 50+ years of the department have completed since January. 14 drills have been conducted as a department so far. Here are some different topics we have gone over. Basement Fires: Show how a line can get in way of a narrow steps, low ceilings, hazards in basement, illegal bedroom in basement, where are utilities, charged line before entering basementGarage Fires: How to force entry with both hand tools and saws, how to secure door open and the potential hazards in garage.Ground Ladders: Ladder placement, how to carry tools on ladder, what tools to bring with you, what size works better for certain operations.Building Size Up: What to look at on arrival, building 360, points of entry, hazards, occupancy type. Took a class on Fireground Control and Accountability by Anthony AvilloPump Operations: Gave general knowledge of how pump operators pump, what size lines to pull and the communicating to interior crews.Vehicle Extrication: Hands-on extrication drills using our new Holmatro equipment going over vehicle stabilization, vehicle extrication/patient packaging, securing power with new hybrid and electric vehicles. Special instruction from @esi_equipment. Forcible Entry: Gave general knowledge of how to force both residential occupancy style doors as well as commercial doors both with a set of Irons or Saws. Large Area Search: Firefighters learned the different techniques that can be used in larger buildings to search more efficiently. Buildings such as schools, super markets, movie theaters. We also held 2 lectures taught by John LewisSpecial thanks to the River Edge PBA Local 201River Edge Volunteer Ambulance ServiceOradell Fire DepartmentNew Milford NJ Volunteer Fire DepartmentAnd to all the residents for the support and continued support! ... See MoreSee Less
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River Edge Volunteer Fire Department
This morning Company Two participated in a hands-on extrication drill using our new Holmatro equipment with special instruction from @esi_equipment Thank you to @bergen_brookside for providing three vehicles for today’s training. ... See MoreSee Less
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705 Kinderkamack Rd # A
River Edge, NJ 07661

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Formed in 1900 after a blaze destroyed the River Edge Train Station, the REFD has proudly served the community of River Edge, NJ for over a century. Currently the department operates with a compliment of 60 full members, a compliment of auxiliary members, and a newly established a cadet program. The department operates 3 engines, a ladder truck, a rescue truck and a special operations team.

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