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Sunday, November 16, 2014
On Saturday, December 6, the Toys for Tots train will be making a stop in Wyckoff. Members of the Marine Corps and Santa Claus will be on a special train and collect gifts for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation is to collect new, unwrapped toys during November and December each year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children. Wyckoff residents are encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys at Protection Fire Company 1 (1 Scott Plaza), Community Engine Company 2 (180 Wyckoff Avenue) and Sicomac Engine Company 3 (428 Sicomac Avenue) during November and the first two weeks of December. Gifts can also be dropped off any Monday evening from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.In addition, we have teamed up with the Wyckoff Lions Club and have arranged a dropoff location for toys at the Lions Club Tree Sales on Franklin Avenue at the Getty Gas Station Parking Lot. All gifts collected will be brought to the Main Street station for pick up on 12/6 at 11:45am. For more information log onto: http://dover-nj.toysfortots.org/local-coordi…/…/default.aspx
Sunday, November 2, 2014
At 2:30 a.m., the Wyckoff Fire Department FAST Team was called mutual aid to Victoria Lane in Mahwah for a structure fire. Mahwah FD Companies 1, 2, 3, and 4 arrived to find fire showing from windows and doors on three sides of the residence. Companies utilized two ladder truck master streams and multiple interior hand lines for nearly an hour to bring the wind-swept fire under control and finally extinguish it. Luckily the homeowners and guests that occupied the home escaped without injury. Great job to Mahwah FD and mutual aid companies Wyckoff FD, Ramsey FD, Franklin Lakes FD, Oakland FD, Midland Park FD, and Upper Saddle River FD on a difficult fire.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
In an emotional service at the Bergen County Fire Academy, the Northwest Bergen Mutual Aid honored local firemen who have passed on in the last 12 months, including eight from Wyckoff.Those Wyckoff firemen were as follows: former Co. 1 Deputy Chief and Relief Association President George Vaughan, Co. 2 Deputy Chief Elmer Jeltes, Tom Hannon, Ralph Grossmann, John Marrinan, Donald McCall, Jack Vanderplaat and Eric Johnson.
Friday, October 10, 2014
On Friday, October 10, Co. 2 Deputy Chief Brian Hendrickson, Co. 2 firefighter Michael Schell and Co. 3 firefighter Joe LaBarck represented the Wyckoff Fire Department at Ramapo High School's Community Service Fair, whose purpose is to encourage students help serve their local communities.The WFD was one of 14 organizations that participated.If you are interested in joining the Wyckoff Fire Department, stop by your local firehouse any Monday night from 7:00-9:00.
Monday, October 6, 2014
The Wyckoff Fire Department would like to thank everyone who attended our Fire Prevention Expo on Monday, October 6. This night provided township residents a better understanding on what to do when there is a fire. We hope to see everyone next year!
Monday, September 29, 2014
The Wyckoff Fire Department will host an expo on Monday, October 6 at Company 1 (1 Scott Plaza, next to Town Hall) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. as part of Fire Prevention Week.Residents from the surrounding area are strongly encouraged to attend this fun and educational event. There will be entertaining activities for children, including the following:
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Members of the Wyckoff Fire Department, some accompanied by family, participated in the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers 5K Run and Walk on Sunday morning in New York City.The event is held in remembrance of former FDNY fireman Stephen Siller, who passed away on 9/11. Siller was off-duty when the first plane hit the World Trade Center, but he drove to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, packed 60 pounds of gear on his back and ran to the Twin Towers to help, where he died a hero.The Wyckoff Fire Department also ran in honor of Dana Hannon, a Wyckoff and FDNY fireman who also passed away helping save lives that tragic day.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Around noon on Tuesday, September 23, the Hawthorne FD was called to 33 Oak Place and found fire in the basement with extension into the walls. Immediately, a second alarm was put out for mutual aid, which included Engine 231 from the Wyckoff Fire Department as well as apparatus from other towns. Quick work brought the fire under control.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Members of the Wyckoff Fire Department attended the 2014 New Jersey State Firemen's Convention during the weekend of September 12-14 in Wildwood New Jersey. In addition to meetings, expos, and checking out all the fire apparatus and new equipment, a beach bonfire took place on Saturday, September 13 with their families and brother firefighters. Fun was had by all.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The 57th Annual Wyckoff Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser Fireworks were held on Saturday, August 30 on Memorial Field. The weather was ideal, and the annual fundraiser put on by the Wyckoff Fire Department was a success. In addition to the spectacular fireworks display, this year included Dancing with the DJ, delicious food vendors, Child ID kits (provided by NY Life) and fun activities for the kids prior to the fireworks display. Without the continued generosity of our sponsors, supporters and residents, this event would not be possible. Special thanks to our fireworks committee (Steve Kopshaw, Tony Avia and Pete Tani) who dedicated so much time and effort to make this event possible.
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