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House Fire 256 Monroe Avenue

Sunday, April 6, 2014  The Wyckoff Fire Department was dispatched at 3:25 am for a reported house fire at 256 Monroe Ave called in via 911.

Inital units arrived on scene at 3:29 am to this single family dwelling and saw visable fire out of the 2nd floor front left and left side windows.

Assistant Chief Tim Brock was Command and immediately requested a second alarm. This dispatched neighboring fire departments in our mutual aid.

The fire was placed under control at 4:04 am.

Three (3) residents were treated for smoke inhalation on scene and released. Two (2) family pets perished in the fire.

Fire Marshall Depken was unable to determine the exact cause of the fire, but did say it was accidental.



241 Truck Operates At Franklin Lakes 2nd Alarm Fire

Tuesday, March 25, 2014  On Sunday, March 23, 2014 at approximately 13:39, Tower Ladder 241 was requested to respond to Franklin Lakes for a reported 2nd alarm fire. Arriving police officers confirmed a chimney fire that had extended into the walls and up the exterior siding of the home. The Franklin Lakes Fire Department made a quick and aggressive push, limiting the extension. Truck 241 assisted with opening up the exterior walls and checking for extension. Engine 233 responded to cover the Southside firehouse. 



Wyckoff Fire Department Annual Inspection Sicomac Engine Company # 3 Wins

Monday, March 17, 2014  Sicomac Engine Company # 3 won the Townships 55th Annual Fire Department Inspection that was held on Friday March 14, 2014 and concluded in an awards dinner ceremony the next night.

The Township 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. They also spent countless hours honing up on their firefighting knowledge in preparation for the annual inpection.

A panel of five independent fire fighting experts conducted the inspections of the fire apparatus and the knowledge of the firefighters. Fire Chief Lou Graglia emphazied that 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 is an intense competiton between Wyckoff's three fire companies. Firefighters prepare for six to seven weeks a number of nights prior to the inspection. They also study procedures and policies in order to pass oral examinations and respond to various potential fire fighting scenarios presented by the inspectors. 

The Wyckoff Fire Department is the only fire department in the State of New Jersey that conducts inspections of the condition of fire apparatus, and, submits the fire fighting knowledge of its firefighters and officers to the evaluation of outside experts.  



Chimney Fire on Frederick Court

Sunday, March 16, 2014  On Sunday afternoon, a neighbor on Birchwood Drive called the Wyckoff PD and reported seeing flames coming from his neighbor's chimney on Frederick Court.  Units arrived on scene under the supervision on Chief Lou Graglia, removed the wood still burning from the fire place and extinguished the fire in the chimney. 



Help A Brother

Tuesday, March 11, 2014   

HOW YOU CAN HELP: The son of a Wallington fire captain who died fighting a restaurant fire is waging his own battle: John Barnas needs blood donations in his fight against leukemia.

Thousands of firefighters, emergency workers and citizens attended a massive memorial procession Friday in honor of Gregory Barnas, a popular veteran firefighter who fell from a roof and died on Feb. 28 after serving the public for more than 40 years.

The captain, who volunteered for the Wallington squad and worked for the Jersey City Fire Department, had been donating blood cells for John — who, with his brother, Kevin, are both firefighters — as he undergoes chemotherapy.

Now it’s our turn:

O+ (pos) and O- (neg)

All platelet types are needed.

CONTACT Nadia at HUMC: (551) 996-4819

Or HUMC Blood Center Main: (551) 996-4818



FAST Team Responds To Oakland Working Fire

Monday, March 3, 2014   Wyckoff Fire Department was requested to respond to Oakland for a fire in the wall behind a wood burning stove. Upon arrival, crews assisted with roof operations and salvage.  Fire was contained to a small area of the home after a good knock by the Oakland FD.



Loss of a brother in The Line of duty

Saturday, March 1, 2014  The Wyckoff Fire Department extends its prayers and condolences to the Wallington Fire Department and family of Greg Barnas.  The brothers of the Wyckoff Fire Dept. cooked breakfast this Sunday morning for the members of the Wallington Fire Department and family of Greg Barnas. It was a honor that you allowed us as brothers to do this for you and the family during these difficult times.



LODD Wallington FD Captain Gregory Barnas

Friday, February 28, 2014  Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family of Captain Greg Barnas of the Wallington Fire Departments. Greg was a dedicated firefighter who served his communities and protected his neighbors. His death is a shock to all who knew and loved him. No greater love does a person have then to lay down his life for his neighbors. Greg is an example of this. May his family and fire departments find comfort in knowing that Greg now rests with all our fallen heroes and that his memory will always live on in their hearts. Rest in peace, Greg, and may you enjoy the rewards of everlasting peace in heaven.



Passing of George Vaughan

Friday, February 28, 2014  It is with deep sympathy to advise the passing of Ex-Deputy Chief of Wyckoff Fire Company No. 1 George Vaughan. 

George served in the United States Army for three years with two terms in Vietnam.  During his time as officer in the Wyckoff Fire Department, he was referred to as Colonel Clink because he ran a very tight ship.  He was a life member and instrumental in teaching all of the apparatus courses and molding them into what they are today.  George's voice would be heard over the radio as he ran fire desk and NORCON for the mutual aid.  After drills, meetings and calls, George could always be found in the kitchen making us a warm meal.

He will be missed.

The arrangements are as follows: 

Visiting on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.  at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff with a firemen's service at 6:30 p.m.

Everything is on Thursday. There is no funeral. 



Hawthorne, NJ Working Fire

Wednesday, February 26, 2014  The Wyckoff Fire Department was requested to respond with one engine to the town of Hawthorne for a house fire on Pasadena Place just before 10 a.m. on a snowy Wednesday morning.  Initially sent to stand by Rescue 5, WFD was quickly moved up to the scene for man power.  The fire was still visible on our arrival and was rapidly extending to the second floor.  One occupant of the house narrowly escaped but suffered minor burns in the process. The Hawthorne Fire Department, led by Chief Joe Speranza, did a great job with everyone going home safe.




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