Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department


Sprinkler System Extinguishes Cleaning Machine Fire

Sunday, February 14, 2016  On February 14, 2016, at approximately 9:54 P.M., the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department responded to 23 Commerce Road to the report of water flowing from a commercial building. 

Fire Chief Tim Connolly noticed that a smoke condition was present upon his arrival. Firefighters had no choice but to force entry to the building, and found a smoldering fire that was suppressed by the sprinkler system minimizing the fire to a cleaning machine. 

"This is why it is so critical on making sure all sprinkler systems are maintained and in place" said Deputy Fire Official Joe Przybylinski.



Down Power Lines Spark Mulitple Vehicle Fire At Skyline Auto Auction

Wednesday, February 3, 2016  On Wednesday Feb. 3 2016, firefighters from the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department arrived at Skyline Auto Auction at 7:47 a.m. to find several vehicles on fire due to down wires from a transformer that had fallen onto the vehicles.

Due to the live wires, firefighters were forced to halt fire suppression activities as they waited for PSE&G to shut down power to the business. During this time various other cars began to catch fire.

The blaze was extinguished by 9 a.m. Pine Brook and North Caldwell provided mutual aid.



Firefighter Rescue Training

Tuesday, January 19, 2016  On Tuesday evening January 19th, the members of the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department held a training session reviewing different firefighter rescue techniques such as SCBA harness conversions, lifts, carries and drags



2015 Santa Run A Success!

Sunday, December 20, 2015  The Santa Run as come to an end, and the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the residents of Fairfield for their continued support!



Vehicle Fire Quickly Extinguished At Skyline Auto

Monday, December 14, 2015  Approx 11:16 pm the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department was called out to Skyline Auto Auction for a reported vehicle fire. The fire was held to one vehicle despite the close proximity of other vehicles in the lot. The fire department cleared at 12:01 and the vehicle was turned over to fire officials.



2015 Santa Run To Be Held On December 20th

Friday, December 11, 2015  The Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Santa Run will take place Sunday, December 20, 2015, starting at 10am. Please listen for the fire truck siren, with Santa and his firefighter friends to follow, as they make their way around the streets of Fairfield. Please share for all to see!



Annual Find Drive Is Now In Progress

Tuesday, December 8, 2015  The Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department is 100% Volunteer and we are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days per year and ready to lend assistance to you, the members of our community.

For over 100 years, the members of the community have generously supported our annual fund drive. We ask you to continue that tradition today. You donations directly support Fireman's Hall, Recruitment & Retention and many of our training initiatives.

Through continued recruitment efforts this past year, we have added an additional 6 members to the Department. Several of these individuals transferred from other agencies when they moved into Fairfield, bringing training and experience not often found with new members. 

Additionally, several 2nd and even 3rd generation firefighters have joined our ranks this year. This year, the Fire Department increased our rating with the Insurance Service Office (ISO).

We are currently certified with a Public Protection Class 4 rating, increasing from a Class 5. The rating is based on items like personnel, training, equipment, 911 service and water supply. The result is that if you insurance company utilizes ISO ratings to set insurance rates, you might see a reduction in you premium.

Firefighters as a group are not very good at asking others for the additional financial help, yet your support is critical to us!

All we ask is that you utilize our secured on-line donation form at www.fairfieldfd.com

Thank you for your support.



Decorated Firehouse Brings Holiday Season To Life In Fairfield

Sunday, December 6, 2015  The Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department is ready for the Holiday Season! This week firefighers decorated Station #2 as they welcome Santa Claus and his firefighter helpers on Sunday December 20, 2015. The day Santa is escorted around town on the fire engine, visiting the children and families of Fairfield NJ!



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.



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