Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department


Fairfield Fire Depts. Top Chef's Compete In Fundraising Chili Cookoff

Saturday, November 21, 2015  The Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department and their top chefs attend Cedar Grove Fire Departments fundraiser for NJ State Trooper Bill “No Fear” Fearon, who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and now faces a long road of chemotherapy, radiation, various treatments and future surgeries.

The Fairfield Volunteer Fire Departments “Frontline Chili” was privileged to be a part of this amazing fundraiser. Being this secret recipe’s first debut, we were honored to make it into the semifinals, and are anxious to spice things up the next time around, I hope to win first place.

Representing Fairfield in Photo #1(from left to right) Firefighter Mark Watkins, Captain Gene Iandolo, and Lieutenant Wesley Mierzwa. Firefighter Alex Collin, pictured in photo #2, providing a helping hand during the event.



Explosive 3 Alarm Fire Quickly Halted At Pio Costa Complex

Saturday, October 31, 2015  Just before midnight on October 31, 2015 the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department responded to a reported active fire at the Pio Costa industrial complex, 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Building 3. The explosive 3 alarm fire brought fire crews from many different towns, all aiding in extinguishing the fire and containing it to only two units, which were fully involved upon arrival, by 4:00 am. 

The Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department would also like to thank all the departments and agencies who responded to the Pio Costa complex:

On scene: West Caldwell, North Caldwell, Caldwell, Pine Brook, Roseland,Verona
Cedar Grove, Lincoln Park, Little Falls
, Essex Fells

House coverage: Wayne, Totowa, Nutley

West Essex First Aid Squad, Roseland First Aid and Rescue, Bell and Siren, Fairfield Police

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Fairfield Detective Bureau, Fire Officials and Essex County Prosecutors office.



Firefighters Extinguish Trailer Fire at Local Landscaping Company

Saturday, October 24, 2015  On October 24 2015 the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a working trailer fire at a landscaping company that was loaded with leaves and rubbish. The fire was reported at approx 2:30am and extinguished by 4am.



Firefighters Battle Multiple Vehicle Fires at Skyline Auto Auction

Thursday, October 1, 2015  This morning at approximately 5:30 am the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to Skyline Auto Auction for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival the fire department was met with multiple vehicles on fire in the rear of the facilitys 35+ acre lot. The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by the Fairfield Fire Officials, Fairfield Police, and The Essex County Prosecutors Office. The Fairfield Fire Department would also like to thank the West Essex First Aid Squad for their assistance on scene and the Pine Brook Volunteer Fire Department with providing manpower for firehouse coverage in case of additional alarms.



1927 American LaFrance Attends Boonton's Firemens Home Antique Event

Saturday, September 26, 2015  On September 26, 2015, the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department and their 1927 American LaFrance Fire Truck attended the "BBQ with Antique Fire Association" event at the Boontons Firemans Home, in Boonton NJ. Being in the immaculate condition it has been restored to, for a 1927 fire engine, the members of the Fire Department were more then thrilled about the antiques presence during Saturdays event. For many of the retired firefigthers that attended the even from around the state, the antique brought back much memory and pride of when it was in service. The Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department was glad everyone in attendance enjoyed seeing the antique, and hope keep the antique LaFrance running for years to come!



Fairfield Fire Attends North Caldwell Wetdown

Saturday, August 29, 2015  Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department attends the North Caldwell Fire Department Wetdown.



Firefighters Battle Garbage Truck Fire

Thursday, July 2, 2015   On July 2, 2015, the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department responded to a garbage truck that was fully involved with fire at 6 Madison Road. According to the driver of the truck, as he was driving around the building, he observed flames coming up through the rear center area of the cab. He immediately exited the vehicle and called for help.The cause of the fire was not immediately known.



Early Morning Two Vehicle MVA On Passaic Ave

Tuesday, May 26, 2015  At approx 5:55 am the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department responded to the area of 273 Passaic Ave for a two vehicle MVA with injuries. A telephone pole was comprised and a fluid spill was contained. West Essex First Aid Squad responded and patient care was turned over upon their arrival.



"Its In The Basement" Fire Training

Saturday, April 25, 2015  On Saturday April 25th the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department ran a series of exercises on basement fires. The instructors from Jersey Guys Fire Training came by to show us there expertise on dealing with this type of fires. A big thank you to instructors, Lieutenant John Lewis and Chief Robert Moran.



Brush Fire Extinguished By Firefighters

Saturday, April 18, 2015  On Saturday April 18th, the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department responded to the report of a brush fire behind the Gulf Gas Station on Route 46. Upon arrival, firefighters were made aware of the cause of the fire, a downed pole containing utility lines, sparking the brush fire. The fire department was able to stop the spreading fire before it reached a storage shed located on the Gulf Gas Station property. Once the power was cut from the downed pole, the remainder of the fire was extinguished.



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