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Fairfield Firefighter Morn The Loss of 65 Year Veteran Ray Ozyjowski

Friday, November 18, 2016  Raymond Ozyjowski, 94, of Fairfield, New Jersey, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Beloved husband of Sophie Ozyjowski (nee Koretski). Loving father of Christine Marie Ozyjowski of Reston, VA and Raymond Peter & his wife Connie Ozyjowski of Portland, OR. Cherished grandfather of John Jacob & Henry Carleton. Mr. Ozyjowski was born in Great Meadows and joined the Army Air Corp in 1942 where he served in Spokane WA, Colorado Springs CO and le Shima in the Pacific. He was with Ford Motor Co for 41 years in Edgewater and Teterboro NJ, and was a member and officer of the Fairfield Fire Department for 65 years. He earned the nickname "Coach" from his volunteer time with the Fairfield Athletic Association and as a baseball coach.

Funeral service Friday 9 AM from the Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, 7 Two Bridges Road, Fairfield. Funeral Mass 10 AM St. Thomas More R.C. Church. Interment Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows. Friends will be received Thursday 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research, 14600 Weston Parkway, Cary NC 27513 or Fairfield Fire Department, 230 Fairfield Road, Fairfield NJ 07004.

The link below is a recording of Raymond at the National Mall, WWII Memorial that is in the Library of Congress when he was interviewed at the memorial's dedication. Raymond discusses the Japanese surrender team's trip to meet Gen. MacArthur for terms and their return to Japan.
https://memory.loc.gov/…/vhp/bib/loc.natlib.afc2001001.14020




   


 

Garbage Truck Rollover Closes Gately Overpass

Monday, November 14, 2016   On November 14, 2016, at approximately 9:28 A.M., the Fairfield Voluntter Fire Department responded to the Gately Overpass on a report of a garbage truck that had flipped over and was on its side. First responders were able to assist the driver out of the vehicle after removing the front windshield. The driver was then transported to Morristown Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

   


 

Skyline Auto Auction Vehicle Fire 9/17/16

Saturday, September 17, 2016   Skyline Auto Auction Vehicle Fire 9/17/16

   


 

Route 80 Tracker Trailer Fire, Blueberries To Blame

Wednesday, July 27, 2016  Fairfield N.J. Essex County Route 80 east. Fairfield volunteer fire fighters responded to a late morning tractor trailer fire. Truck was carrying blueberries. One firefighter was injured when a hose broke away from the pump.

   


 

Fairfield Battle Of The Badges Charity Event June 18th

Saturday, June 18, 2016   Fairfield Police vs. Fairfield Fire, Battle of The Badges Charity Softball Game will be held on Saturday June 18th, 4pm at Palmieri Field (near the Recreation Building) 221 Hollywood Avenue.You read it correctly! The game is now a charity event! All proceeds will go to support Officer Daniel Breslin, a Bergen County Police Officer, who resides in Fairfield, that was injured in the Line of Duty by a drunk driver.

Organizations like Sidelines Bar & Grill, Thatcher McGhee’s and Franklin's Steakhouse are showing their support and donating percentages of their sales on the dates attached in flyers towards Officer Breslin's recovery.

Please SHARE this with friends, family and neighbors! Help us raise as much money as we can for Officer Breslin!




     



 

Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished

Friday, June 10, 2016  At approximately 8:55pm the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a reported oven fire at 21 Carlos Drive. Upon arrival heavy smoke could be seen pushing from the second floor windows. First due companies quickly stretched a hand line to the rear of the house where they were able to contain the fire to the kitchen area. North Caldwell responded directly to the scene. Caldwell, Pine Brook and Lincoln Park provided house coverage. West Essex first aid squad responded and there were no reported injuries.

   


 

Vehicle Fire On Kulick Road Quickly Extinguished

Thursday, May 26, 2016  Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department responded to a multi-vehicle fire Wednesday night, May 26 2016. Initial reports of a structure fire led to the finding of two vans fully involved on Kulick road. The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes and no injuries were reported. West Essex First Aid Squad also responded for stand by.

     



 

Firefighters Battle Structure Fire On Ralph Drive

Monday, May 23, 2016  On May 23, 2016, at approximately 9:56 A.M., the Fairfield Police Department received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting house fire at 11 Ralph Drive. Fire units were immediately dispatched to the location. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the garage was fully involved in fire.Prior to the arrival of the emergency units, the occupants of the residence, which numbered three, were apparently unaware of the fire. An unknown jogger and an off-duty North Caldwell police sergeant, who observed the fire, began knocking on the door of the residence to alert them. All escaped the blaze with no injuries.

The Fairfield Fire Department, who was assisted by the North Caldwell, West Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Verona, Caldwell, Pine Brook and Lincoln Park Fire Departments were able to extinguish the fire within about 90 minutes. The West Essex First Aid Squad and Atlantic Healthcare Ambulance EMS-7 stood by as a precaution

     



 

Ducklings Stick in Storm Drain Saved By Firefighters & Police

Sunday, May 22, 2016  Fairfield's bravest don't only fight fires and crime. This afternoon the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department assisted the Fairfield Police Department in the retrieval of ducklings that were stuck in a storm drain and could not get out. Mother duck was ecstatic once her duckling were out and safe with her.

   


 

Firefighters Practice For Upcoming Police Vs. Fire Softball Game On June 18th

Tuesday, May 17, 2016  The Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department softball team had their first practice in preparation for the Fairfield Police vs. Fairfield Fire, Battle of The Badges Softball Game. 

The game will be held on Saturday June 18th, 4pm at Palmieri Field (near the Recreation Building). Flyer and more information about this event will be posted soon! Share and Like for all to see!

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