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.
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.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
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.
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!
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.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
The Fairfield Volunteer Fire Departments Annual Santa Run will take place this Sunday, December 21, 2014. Please listen for the fire truck siren, with Santa and his firefighter friends to follow, as they make their way around town starting at 10am.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
On December 11, 2014, at approximately 12:05 PM, the Fairfield Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at 20 Clinton Road. Upon arrival, firefighters found a 2000 Ford pickup truck that was fully ablaze, and quickly extinguished the blaze. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, and will be under investigation.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
At approx. 11:45pm on 11/25/2014, the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a tractor trailer accident on route 80 west, at mile marker 40.5. Initial reports were received that the driver was trapped inside. Upon Chief Andrew William's and Deputy Chief Timothy Connolly's arrival, members were notified that the driver had already self extricated himself from the tractor trailer with no injuries. Another vehicle traveling east bound was involved in the crash as well. However, escaped with no serious injuries. As a result of the crash, debris from the truck partially closed off the two left lanes on the east bound. Crews from Engine 3 and Squad 1 provided assistance on scene.The Fire Department remained on scene until the truck was removed. West Essex First Aid Squad provided EMS, as well as the use of their Rescue Truck.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Firefighters from Fairfield, West Caldwell, North Caldwell, Caldwell, Verona, Roseland, Essex Fells, and members of the West Essex First Aid Squad participated in a vehicle extrication course taught by the the Bergen County EMS Training Center. Personal worked together in all different types of rescue scenarios . The course was held all day Saturday at the Fairfield Fire Department Station 2 firehouse.
Friday, October 24, 2014 0016
At approximately 12:16am, that Fairfield Fire Department responded to 330 Fairfield Road after receiving a report of an active water flow alarm. Upon arrival Fire Chief Andrew Williams and Deputy Chief Timothy Connolly found water flowing from the building and a smoke condition in a portion of the building occupied by Empire Specialty Cheese. Crews from Engine 1, Engine 2, and Ladder 1 made entry into the building and extinguished the fire. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation by the Fairfield Fire Prevention Bureau.Assisting the Fairfield Fire Department were Fire Departments from Caldwell, North Caldwell, West Caldwell and Pine Brook. West Essex First Aid Squad stood by as a precautionary measure.
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