Monday, October 6, 2014
Once again Fire Prevention Week has arrived and just like every year, fire departments around the country are busy sending their reminder to everyone on the importance of fire safety. During the week of October 5-11, the dedicated members of the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department will spend a couple hours every morning visiting local schools and day care centers, educating students about fire safety. The children were also given the opportunity to look over the equipment and were shown what a firefighter looks like with all of the gear on.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
The Fairfield Fire Department responded to two seperate accidents today. The first at 12:47pm on the corner of New Dutch Lane and Passaic Avenue, a MVA involving two vehicles. Pieces of apparatus that responded were Car 1, Engine 1, and Engine 3. The second at 5:46pm on Stewart Place involving a truck into a ditch. Car 1, Squad 1, Engine 2, and Engine 3 responded, stabilized the vehicle and extricated two individuals safely.
Friday, December 27, 2013 2127
At approximately 2127 hours the Fairfield Fire Department was notified of a vehicle fire in the lot of 82 Fairfield Road. Chief Williams and Deputy Chief Connolly arrived to find a fire in the rear of a box truck. Engine 1 gained access to the rear of the truck and extinguished the fire. Engine 2 and Engine 3 also arrived on scene to assist. After an investigation the fire was determined to be caused by an electrical short and the vehicle was turned over to the owner.
Sunday, December 15, 2013 1624
At approximately 1624 the Fairfield Police received a 911 call reporting a house fire at 105 Pier Lane. Chief Williams and Deputy Chief Connolly arrived first finding the house with fire showing on three sides. Engine 1 arrived first on scene. The crew from Engine 1's crew was met at the front of the house by a large volume of fire. Crews fought their way into their house and began knocking down the bulk of the fire. Ladder 1, Engine 2 and Engine 3 soon followed, establishing a water supply for Engine 1 and bringing an additional attack line into the house. Mutual fire departments included Little Falls, North Caldwell, West Caldwell, Lincoln Park, Pine Brook and Verona. Not all mutual aid units were operating on scene some were standing by to respond to emergencies anywhere else in town. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fairfield Fire Prevention Bureau. Two firefighters were transported to Saint Barnabas Medical Center by the West Essex First Aid Squad. Both were injured while operating inside the house. One was treated for burns on the arm varying from first to third degree. The second suffered from a second degree burn to the neck and first degree to both ears. Both firefighters were treated an released that night and are being treated by the burn center as outpatients.
Sunday, October 13, 2013 2210
At approximately 2210 hours the Fairfield Police received a 911 call from the daughter of a boater on the Passaic River who was believed to be having a diabetic emergency on the river and had become disoriented. After the boater was not able to be located from the shoreline, Deputy Chief Connolly setup a command post in the parking lot of 186 Little Falls Road while Chief Williams assisted in launching the rescue boat. After a search of the river crews located the man in the middle of the river in the area west of the intersection of Pier Lane and Little Falls Road. Crews found the man having a diabetic emergency and began treating him until they reached the shore. The man was brought to shore along the Wayne side of the river which was the closest access. On the Wayne side of the river they were met by Wayne PD, Little Falls Fire Department ambulance and Atlantic Paramedics. The West Essex First Aid Squad was staging on the Fairfield side of the river at both the command post and the boat launch. WEFAS remained on scene until the boat crew was out of the water. The Little Falls Fire Department also launched a rescue boat to assist in the search of the river.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 1730
At approximately 1730 the fire department was alerted to a dumpster fire at 11 Stewart Place. On arrival Deputy Chief Connolly found the fire spread to a second dumpster. The dumpsters were filled with pallets and cardboard. Engine 1 was first due followed by Engine 2 and Engine 3. It took crews approximately 20 minutes to completely extinguish the fire.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 0200
The Fairfield Fire Department was alerted to a fuel leak behind Police Headquarters. Upon arrival crews found a van with 55 gallon drums of gasoline and 5 gallon cans filled with gas in a second van. After reaching out to Nutley Hazmat it was determined to secure the vans until morning. At approximately 0900 crews returned with Nutley Hazmat, NJ DEP and a hazmat cleanup crew to properly remove the gas. Crews remained on scene until approximately 1330.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 1730
The Fairfield Fire Department was alerted to a fire in Globe Motors. Deputy Chief Connolly was first on scene and found black smoke coming from the lady's room. Engine 1 was first due followed by Ladder 1, Engine 2 and Engine 3. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and contained damage to the bathroom. A second alarm was initially requested which consisted of a West Caldwell Ladder, North Caldwell Engine, Verona RIT team and Pine Brook provided station coverage. All second alarm companies were cancelled as they arrived. Atlantic EMS 7 was also on scene.
Sunday, September 8, 2013 1130
Fairfield, North Caldwell and Caldwell Fire Departments set up along RT 46 as the Elvis Run came through town.
Thursday, August 22, 2013 1800
The Fairfield Fire Department was alerted to a car fire in the lot of 7 Kingsbridge Road. Deputy Chief Connolly was first on scene and reported a confirmed fire at that location. Deputy Chief Connolly prevented the fire from spreading to vehicles parked next to the vehicle using a fire extinguisher to slow the fire so the cars could be moved by the owners. Engine 1 was first due followed by Engine 3, Engine 2 and Squad 1. The fire was quickly knocked down. The vehicle was turned over to Fairfield Fire Prevention.
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