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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
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.comThank you for your support.
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!
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.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
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
Grove, Lincoln Park, Little Falls
, Essex FellsHouse coverage: Wayne, Totowa, NutleyWest Essex First Aid Squad, Roseland
First Aid and Rescue, Bell and Siren, Fairfield Police
cause of the fire is being investigated by the Fairfield Detective Bureau, Fire
Officials and Essex County Prosecutors office.
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