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Wyckoff Fire Department Expresses Condolences, Pays Respects to Waldwick Police Officer Christopher Goodell

Wednesday, July 23, 2014  The Wyckoff Fire Department expresses its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family, friends and brothers of Waldwick Police Officer Christopher Goodell, who was tragically killed by an out-of-control tractor trailer on Route 17 last Thursday.

A 2000 graduate of Waldwick High School, Goodell served eight years in the United States Marine Corps and five years in the Waldwick Police Department. As interviews revealed, his hometown community and friends revered him.


Thousands of people attended Officer Goodell's wake and funeral at St. Luke's Church in Ho-ho-kus on Monday and Tuesday. The Wyckoff Fire Department paid respects at both and supplied an American flag with the Hillsdale Fire Department.




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Helmet Cam Video Shows Wyckoff Fire Department in Action at 3 House Fires

WFD: 3 Fires

Wednesday, July 2, 2014  Using his helmet cam, Co. 1 Lieutenant Brian DeHaas created a video showcasing the Wyckoff Fire Department in action at three house fires.

WFD firefighters first appear in action at Roberts Court in Franklin Lakes on December 29, 2013, approaching the scene and venting the roof off tower Ladder 241's bucket.


Three short days later, on New Year's Day, the WFD advanced an inch-and-three-quarter line to a house fire on Godwin Avenue in Midland Park while receiving instructions from Assistant Chief Tim Brock.


Lastly, firefighters arrived at Wyckoff's latest house fire, an early morning blaze on Monroe Avenue in early April. Once again, the WFD took flight in the bucket.


Please watch this great video, and share it with family and friends!


   


 

WFD Announces 2014 Dana Hannon Scholarship Winners

Sunday, June 29, 2014  The Wyckoff Fire Department is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Dana Hannon Scholarship award.

Third-generation Wyckoff fireman Kevin Ciampo, who graduated Ramapo High School, was the male recipient. He is the second consecutive WFD Co. 1 member to receive the award, joining Will Pettit last year. Kevin will be attending Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Clarkstown North High School graduate Marielle Holland also won the scholarship. She ran track and field in high school and also had her artwork featured at the Katonah Museum of Art's Young Artists Exhibit.

Each student will receive $1,500.

The scholarship is in memory of Dana Hannon, a Wyckoff and FDNY fireman who tragically passed away helping save lives on 9/11. This is the seventh year the award has been given out.

Congratulations to Kevin, Marielle and their families!

(Pictured left to right: Kevin Ciampo, Dana Hannon Scholarship Fund Vice President Emil Vitolo, Marielle Holland.)




   


 

20th Annual Wyckoff Golf Outing a Huge Success

Thursday, June 5, 2014  The 20th Annual Wyckoff Fire Department Golf Outing was held Monday at the Otterkill Golf Club in Campbell Hall, New York.  The weather couldn't have been better for the 108 golfers who came out to support this annual fundraiser.

We would like to thank all of the people who made this event a huge success.  Without the continued generosity of our sponsors, supporters and golfers, this event would not be possible.

Special thanks to our golf committee and Chairman Ed Pettit, who dedicated so much time and effort to this cause.

   


 

WFD Participates in NWBMA Field Day, Takes Third in Chief's Event

Sunday, May 18, 2014  The Wyckoff Fire Department participated in the Northwest Bergen Mutual Aid Field Day hosted by Ridgewood Fire Department at its Fire Headquarters.

Led by Field Day captain and Co. 1 Lieutenant Brian DeHaas, WFD finished third in the chief's event and did well overall.

Ridgewood held three events.

The first tested firefighters' rescue skills. Two firemen tied off a stokes basket from the third floor of a tower and lowered it to the second floor, where two others loaded three doughnut rolls of hose (which was supposed to simulate a downed victim) and then lowered it to the ground, where the stokes basket's control man unloaded the hose before helping raise the basket to the top of the building.

Then firefighters went through a grueling five-part relay race. The first participant climbed to the top of the three-story tower, pulled up a donut roll of hose on the ground, and then climbed back down.

Next, a firefighter climbed through a mini-mask confidence course before tagging the third firefighter. Using a sledgehammer, this person knocked a log through a wooden pathway lined with rails and then flipped a tire down a parking lot.

The fourth firefighter weaved through cones carrying irons and a water can before a dummy drag, and the last firefighter advanced a charged line and knocked down three cones.


Firefighters finished off the day with the aforementioned chief's event. Starting as a rolling response, two firefighters eventually took an inch-and-three-quarter line to the second floor and shot water out of the building and into a bucket on the ground until it passed a line.

Aside from Lieutenant DeHaas, Co. 1 captain Jimmy Abma, Will Pettit, Steve Kopshaw, Nick Pruiksma and Paul Kasabian made up the team.

Oakland FD won first place overall.

   


 

New Jersey & New York Volunteer Firemen's Association Memorial Service

Sunday, May 18, 2014  On Sunday, May 18, 2014, the New Jersey & New York Volunteer Firemen's Association held it's annual Memorial Day Service at the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Complex. This year the Association honored 92 firefighters from Bergen County and Rockland County who over the past year have answered their final call.

This year they honored the memory of the following Wyckoff Firefighters:

George I. Conklin

John C. Vanderplaat

John J. Marrinan

George M. Vaughn

Family members of the honored were in attendance.

   


 

West Paterson Fire Departments 100th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, May 17, 2014  On May 17th, the Wyckoff Fire Department participated in the West Paterson Fire Department's 100th anniversary parade. The WFD, brought it's 1904 Nott Steam Engine to impress the crowds gathering the celebration. In addition, the WFD Command Vehicle (230) and Engine 232 participated.

Each piece of apparatus was judged against other departments. Wyckoff was proud to take home 3 impressive trophies for its efforts that day. They included:

** 2nd place best antique apparatus for the steamer

** 2nd place for farthest traveled apparatus (steamer) not under own power and

** 2nd place best pumper (Engine 232) under 10 years old.

The parade was a mix of almost 30 fire departments alone, but also included police, ambulance, bands, floats, and community groups. Overall, there was an estimated 2,000 people who march and over 5,000 people who attended. This was another big event in which the Wyckoff Fire Department truly represented.

A big thanks goes out to Wyckoff Fire Department's Nick Ciampo for his infinite guidance and the history of the Nott Steamer and also to Company # 2 member Ed Reiper, who arranged for and drove the trailer carrying the steamer.

     



 

Early Morning MVA: Brookside Avenue

Tuesday, May 13, 2014  The Wyckoff Fire Department was dispatched for a MVA with reports of an extrication needed early Sunday morning.  The driver was extricated by a neighbor prior to the fire department's arrival.

     



 

Tower Ladder, FAST Team Respond to Waldwick

Saturday, May 10, 2014  The Wyckoff Fire Department was dispatched to Waldwick for a fire in the ceiling of a liquor store in a strip mall on 23 Wyckoff Avenue on Saturday morning. Co. 1 responded with its Tower Ladder and a FAST team.

     



 

WFD Responds to HazMat Spill on Goffle Road

Tuesday, May 6, 2014  The Wyckoff Fire Department responded to a HazMat spill after a tractor trailer headed south on Goffle Road lost a pallet of five-gallon buckets of driveway seal, which split open and leaked onto the road.

Wyckoff Fire Inspector and Co. 2 Battalion Chief Fred Depken led the fire department's efforts to contain the spill. Bergen County HazMat also arrived on scene.


The spill was cleaned up in the early afternoon.


   


 
 
 

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