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Friday, May 13, 2016
The Wyckoff Fire Department participated in Water Safety Night at one of the new business in town called Goldfish Swim School. Goldfish Swim School caters to all ages. Owner Jennifer & Tim Casper were sincerely generous enough to donate the proceeds from tonight's family swim to the Wyckoff Fire Department . We as the Wyckoff Fire Department thank Goldfish Swim School and SUPPORT our local Businesses !!
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Protection Fire Company 1 won the Township’s 57th annual Wyckoff Fire Department Inspection contest that was held on Friday, March 11, 2016
and concluded in an awards dinner ceremony the next night.
The Township Committee congratulated firefighters of
Company 1 and Battalion Chief Scott Fisher on winning the contest. The
Township is very fortunate to have so dedicated a group from all three fire
companies who so unselfishly volunteer their time and energy to serve the
The Township’s volunteer firefighters spent many
weeks dismantling, cleaning and repairing, if necessary, the fire pumpers and
trucks of the three fire companies that protect the township, as well as all
the equipment located on those vehicles. They also spent countless hours honing
up on their firefighting knowledge in preparation for the annual Inspection.
A panel of six independent firefighting experts
conducted the Inspection, which involves two segments. The first is a hand-on evolution where all three companies performed a firematic scenario similar
to what they can face in real life. This year’s practical evolution was a simulated
house fire at a location in town on the Monday evening prior to the Inspection.
The second segment is inspection of the
fire apparatus and the knowledge of the firefighters. The annual contest
provides an opportunity for the fire department to ensure that the township’s
fire fighting equipment is in the best possible condition by conducting a
thorough review of the fire trucks, equipment and the knowledge of the
officers, drivers and firefighters of all three fire companies in the Township.
The inspection was conducted by a team of six inspectors: Lead Inspector Gregg Cariddi, Departmental Chief River Edge Fire
Department; Inspector Kevin McCarthy, Deputy Chief Clifton Fire Department; Inspector
Ken Schulz, Assistant Chief of the Wood-Ridge Fire Department; Inspector Jerry
Naylis, Chief Bergenfield Fire Department; Inspector Tim Rice, Hackensack Fire
Department and Paramus Fire Department Company 4; and Inspector Jerry Knapp,
Chief of the Rockland County Hazmat Task Force.
The inspection is an intense competition between
Wyckoff’s three fire companies as the firefighters were being tested on their skills
and knowledge. The Wyckoff firefighters prepare by servicing, cleaning and
revamping their apparatus and equipment a minimum of two nights a week for six
to seven weeks prior to the inspection, and every night for the final two weeks
before the inspection. They also study operational and safety procedures and
policies in order to pass the oral examinations and respond to the various
potential fire fighting scenarios presented by the inspectors.
The Township’s fire department is the only fire
department in the State of New Jersey that conducts inspections of the
condition of its fire apparatus and submits the fire fighting knowledge of
its firefighters and officers to the evaluation of outside experts.
This year 11 of our firefighters completed training
courses at the Bergen County Fire Academy:
Friday, March 11, 2016
The Wyckoff Volunteer Fire Department wants to thank all Wyckoff residents who adopted a fire hydrant and/or cleared snow away from fire hydrants this past winter. Your assistance was greatly appreciated. A hydrant cleared of snow can be the deciding factor in a life-or-death fire emergency. We thank you for your continued support of the Wyckoff Volunteer Fire Department. Lou Graglia, Chief of Department
Saturday, January 23, 2016 0528
As the Blizzard of 2016 was bearing down, the members of the Wyckoff Fire Department were dispatched to a reported structure fire. The call came in around 0528 hrs for a reported structure fire on Highview Drive. Chief Graglia (230) and Assistant Chief Tim Brock (240) signed into service. Upon the arrival of Chief Graglia, he confirmed a working barn fire with no extension to the residence. A Second Alarm assignment was requested to the scene, as well as a NORCON activation. Engine 233 (O.I.C. Captain Matt Tani) was first due on scene and established a water supply to begin an exterior attack. Other Wyckoff units who responded were Engine 234 (O.I.C. Ed Pettit), Engine 231 (O.I.C. Batt. Fred Depken), Tower Ladder 241 (O.I.C. Dave Murphy) and Rescue 242 (O.I.C. Captain Matt Capomaggi). Franklin Lakes, Midland Park, Oakland, Ho-Ho-Kus and Ramsey responded via mutual aid. The fire was placed under control in about an hour, with extensive overhaul. Mutual aid units were released around 0800 hrs and Wyckoff units around 0830 hrs. Good job to all companies, and all went home safe! See Link for additional pictures.http://www.btfirephotos.com/2016/Wyckoff-1-23-16/
Monday, December 14, 2015
Wyckoff Fire Department will escorting Santa through the Township on Sunday, December 20, 2015.As the holidays approach, the members will accompany Santa through your neighborhood. If any child, young or old, would like to greet Santa, he will be at the following locations at the scheduled times:Protection Fire Company #1 Trip 1 1. Old Post Rd. & Shelbourne Dr. 5:00 2. Patton Place & Woodbury Dr. 5:15 3. Fairview Place & Old Woods Rd. 5:30 4. Buena Vista Way & Over Look Dr. 5:45 5. Wishing Well Rd. House # 628 6:00 6. Covington Place & Taunton Rd. 6:15 7. Concord Place & Fairfield Rd. 6:30 8. Sparrowbush Rd. & Hartung Rd. 6:45 9. Sunset Blvd. & Pathway Manor 7:00 10. Martom Rd. & Van Houten Ave. 7:15 11. Voorhis Ave. & Samuel Way 7:30 12. Washington School Main Entrance 7:45Trip 2 1. Ralph Ave & East Stevens Ave. 5:00 2. Hurley Ave. & Ridge Rd. 5:15 3. Brook Rd. & Elmwood Place 5:30 4. Deerfield Rd. & Midland Ave. 5:45 5. Howard St. & Midland Ave. 6:00 6. Morley Dr. & Dale 6:15 7. Harding Rd. & Colona St. 6:30 8. Godwin Dr. & Colonial Dr. 6:45 9. Wiley Place. & Birch Parkway 7:00 10. Pine St. & Joan Place 7:15 11. Frost Ct. & Navajo Dr. 7:30 12. Edgewood Ave. & Meadowbrook 7:45 13. Beth Lane & Barrett Lane 8:00Community Engine Company #2 1. Coolidge School 5:00 p.m. 2. Radcliffe St and Colegate Ave 5:30 p.m. 3. Lincoln Ave and Liberty St 6:00 p.m. 4. Dartmouth St and Yale Ave. 6:30 p.m.Sicomac Engine Company #3 1. Cedar Hill Shopping Center 4:00 p.m. 2. Sicomac Engine Company 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Good evening!I wanted to thank everyone for coming out to the Toys for Tots Train today. Through the generosity of the communities we visited, we were able to collect over 14,000 toys. Because of this, the Toys for Tots program will be able to provide holiday joy to many local children.As I took nearly 300 photos today, the easiest way to share them with you was to upload them to Dropbox. There is a folder for each of the locations the train stopped, so it should be easier to find photos of your group. I apologize as some of the photos came out blurry, but hopefully there are photos of your group that are usable. You can download these photos and use them as you see fit. The images can be found at the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e0ohqbo32q1zdl0/AAB-CdtVt8suY_4-Svoyy-2ka?dl=0If you have any difficulties accessing the photos on Dropbox, I have also uploaded them directly to a public album on my Facebook page. I have not yet finished captioning them, but hope to get that done this weekend. Feel free to share and tag the images: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156209732820167.1073741876.544855166&type=1&l=0fa2c06d99Additionally, images and updates on the collection will be posted to the following Facebook pages:Operation Toy TrainToys for Tots TrainAgain, thank you so much for your generosity. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and hope to see you again next year!Sincerely,Angeline (Angie)Toys for Tots Train - Volunteer Photographer
Saturday, December 5, 2015
On Saturday, November 28th Engine 235 and 236, had the opportunity to participate in the annual Wallington Holiday Parade. Members spent a couple weeks preparing the apparatus. Good job to all members that participated!!
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The Wyckoff Fire Department is accepting donations for the U.S. Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots Foundation drive.Unwrapped toys may be dropped off at any firehouse Monday night from 7 to 9 p.m.Members of the U.S. Marine Corps and Santa Claus will be on a train that will stop by Wyckoff to accept the donations Dec. 12 from 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The Wyckoff Fire Dept responded to a garage fire on wyckoff ave. When crews arrived they found a large garage fully involved.https://wyckofffire.shutterfly.com/19992
Monday, October 5, 2015
The Wyckoff Fire Department held its annual fire prevention open house at Protection Fire Co. 1, located behind town hall. The event was well-attended. Kids got to squirt fire hoses, ride on a fire truck, and crawl through a smoke trailer. https://wyckofffire.shutterfly.com/19837
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