Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department


"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.



Roof Operations Training

Wednesday, April 15, 2015  On Wednesday April 15, 2015 the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department practiced roof operations on a vacant residential home. Probationary members learned the proper way to ventilate and why this is done during a fire. A smoke machine was used to replicate limited visibility conditions, and how smoke and gasses would ventilate out of the home with a proper cut.



37th Annual Exempt Fireman’s Association Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, March 29, 2015  Please join the members of the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department for their 37th Annual Exempt Fireman’s Association Pancake Breakfast. The all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will run from 8:00am to 12:00 noon, so bring your appetite for all the pancakes, sausages, coffee, milk, tea, and orange juice you could possibly desire. Served by your volunteer firefighters. Tickets for the breakfast, available at the door the day of the event, will cost $6 for adults and $4 for kids.

This year's breakfast will be held at the Recreation Hall behind the Plymouth St. Firehouse, located at 5 Commerce Road, Fairfield.

Enjoy a nice Palm Sunday morning breakfast with the family, local neighbors and your volunteer firefighters.

Hope to see you there!



Firefighter Training: Search & Rescue

Thursday, March 26, 2015  On Thursday March 26, 2015 the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department performed numerous search and rescue drills in a vacant residential home. A smoke machine was used to replicate limited visibility conditions, while firefighters practiced searching for victims and advancing hose lines.



Route 80 Plow Truck Fire

Monday, March 2, 2015  At approximately 12:06am on March 2, 2015, the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to route 80 W., near mile-marker 50.1, for a plow truck fire. Engine 3 responded and quickly stretched the front bumper line in effort to extinguish the fire. Engine 1 arrived while crews were extinguishing the fire and assisted with overhaul and in back-filling water to Engine 3.

The West Essex First Aid Squad was also dispatched and responded to the scene as a safety precaution. There were no injuries and the scene was cleared by 12:30.



Multiple Vehicle MVA With Entrapment

Sunday, February 15, 2015  At approximately 5:14pm the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department along with the West Essex First Aid Squad responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route 80 East near Passaic Avenue. Vehicle went over guardrail and down the embankment landing on its roof with an entrapment. Multiple patients involved. 



Route 46 Truck Fire

Saturday, February 14, 2015 

At approximately 6:21pm on Saturday February 14, 2015, the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for a vehicle fire near the area of 7 Route 46 West. Upon arrival, Deputy Chief Tim Connolly found a Ford pickup truck that was fully involved. The gas tank of the vehicle had also ruptured during the fire, spilling gasoline out from under the vehicle, making it more difficult to extinguish. However, the crews from Engine 2 and Engine 3 quickly extinguished the blaze. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.



Adopt A Fire Hydrant

Friday, February 6, 2015  After dealing with the first major snow storm of the season, it has reminded us that it’s once again time to ask our residents for help. There is nothing more frustrating than responding to an emergency where we are delayed in starting fire suppression operations because we can not find a fire hydrant. It is very common during a major snowstorm for hydrants to be buried in snow. Therefore, we would appreciate it if while you were out shoveling and you have a hydrant on your property, you would take the time to clear the fire hydrant area so we have access to it from the street. Our delay in finding and clearing a hydrant could be the difference between life or death. We thank you in advance for your assistance!



Route 46 MVA Requires The Use Of Hydraulic Tools

Friday, January 23, 2015  On Wednesday January 21st at approx. 6:20pm the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department was called out for a motor vehicle accident on Route 46 with entrapment. Upon arrival, firefighters found three vehicles, one of which was heavily damaged with the driver trapped. With the use of hydraulic tools, firefighters were able to safely extricate said individual from the vehicle. All other individuals involved removed themselves from their vehicles prior to fire departments arrival. West Essex First Aid Squad treated and transported the patients involved in the accident. Nutley HAZMAT and DEP were contacted for fluid that ran off into a storm drain. The spill was contained and will be monitored.



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