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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Editor's Note: The following PSA is via the Township of Wyckoff.***The 57th Annual Fire Department Fireworks Fundraiser with a Spectacular Fireworks Display and Dancing with the DJ to celebrate the ending of summer will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 (Rain Date, Monday, September 1, 2014) on Memorial Field behind Memorial Town Hall (340 Franklin Avenue).Mark your calendars and plan to arrive early and enjoy Dancing with the DJ starting at 4 p.m., delicious food vendors, Child Identification Kits (provided by NY Life) and fun activities for the kids prior to the fireworks display. The fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m.This will be the 57th year the Wyckoff Volunteer Fire Department has provided the fireworks display as their Department’s annual fundraiser. It has become an annual community tradition in Wyckoff. The Volunteer Fire Department extends a friendly invitation for residents and their families to attend and enjoy the fireworks display and, at the same time, support the Wyckoff Volunteer Fire Department. Folks will have an additional opportunity to contribute to the Wyckoff Volunteer Fire Department through a 50/50 raffle. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $10.00 each (children under 10 are free). If you click on this link, you can buy them online.Residents can also buy tickets at the following locations.Wyckoff Town Hall – Clerk’s Office: 340 Franklin AvenueWyckoff YMCA: 695 Wyckoff AvenueBlue Moon Café: 327 Franklin AvenueMarket Basket (Wyckoff): 300 Sicomac AvenueYudin’s: 378 Main StreetWaldwick Prime Meats: 384 Main Street, Wyckoff Parkwood Deli: 342 Erie Avenue, Midland ParkThey can also send checks payable to the Wyckoff Volunteer Fire Department for $10.00 per ticket to: P.O. Box 6, Wyckoff, NJ 07481. The Wyckoff Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank residents for supporting this annual fundraising event.Please help us support the efforts of these brave men and women who, when the alarm sounds, stop what they are doing, get in their cars and respond to the call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in all weather conditions to help protect you, your family and your possessions from the ravages of fire, the deadly effects of carbon monoxide and the prompt rescue of occupants entrapped in their vehicles during an accident.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Tower Ladder 241 assisted Waldwick with their annual fireworks sponsored by their Lions Club on Wednesday and Friday nights.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
The Wyckoff Fire Department responded to Hawthorne with one engine to assist with a fire at Peerless Coatings, LLC, located on Goffle Road in Hawthorne, NJ. The fire went to a second alarm before it was placed under control. It is believed to have started in an oven used to bake coatings onto various items. The fire extended to the structure and through a large ventilation fan on the roof. The building was sprinklered, which aided crews to bring the fire under control in approximately one hour. Nice job by the Hawthorne Fire Department and all mutual aid crews on the scene!
Friday, August 1, 2014
The Township of Wyckoff, along with some other towns in Northern Bergen County, were slammed with heavy isolated rainstorms on Friday evening. Low-lying areas saw severe flooding.
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.https://wyckofffire.shutterfly.com/18493
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!
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.)
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.
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.
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. ConklinJohn C. VanderplaatJohn J. MarrinanGeorge M. VaughnFamily members of the honored were in attendance.
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