Welcome To The Budd Lake Fire Department!

Welcome to The Budd Lake Fire Department
Our Mission

It is the intent and goal of the Budd Lake Fire Department (Fire Division) to provide the safest Fire Protection, Emergency Medical Assistance and Education to both it's members and the general public. The manner in which we will provide these services shall be systematically approached and in accordance with the safest practices and procedures of the Budd Lake Fire Department (Fire Division). Above all, it is the intent of the Budd Lake Fire Department (Fire Division) to provide the safest and quickest out come of any Emergency or Non - Emergency Incident that is confronted by the Budd Lake Fire Department (Fire Division).

2015 Calendars Are Here

Posted on August 13, 2014

Budd Lake Fire Department 2015 Calendars $10.00  

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Budd Lake Fire Department Calendars

378 Rt. 46 Budd Lake NJ 07828

Members Wanted

Posted on August 10, 2012

Members Wanted

The Budd Lake Fire Department is looking for strongly motivated people to volunteer in their community and make a difference to the citizens of Mount Olive.

All you need is a will to train, take pride in helping people, and a willingness to work with others with the same goal of making a difference in your town.

Please go to the forms section of the web page and fill out the information sheet and stop by any Tuesday Night between
6:30 and 9:00 pm.

"Also see our become a member page for more info"

Mt. Olive Fire 2nd Apartment Fire In A Week

Posted on February 16, 2015

 Monday February 9th around 4:30 pm Budd Lake and Flanders fire companies were dispatched to Eagle Rock Apartment building 18 for a report of a fire Flanders Chief McDermont was the first to arrive and confirmed a working fire on the second floor of a two story garden apartment and had a second alarm dispatched Budd Lake Asst. Chief arrived and assumed command. Budd Lakes Engine 53 was first due and stretched an inch and three quarter line to the second floor and started to attack the fire followed by Ladder 58 whose crew went to the roof and preformed a vent. Engine 59 laid 1,000 feet of five inch into the scene as Flanders Engine 95 and Tower 96 assisted in overhaul and secondary searches. The fire was under control within a half hour and was contained to the rear bedroom but both up stairs and down stairs apartments were damaged. Chester, Netcong and Hackettstown fire companies assisted on scene along with Budd Lake, Flanders and Hackettstown Regional Hospital Ambulances and Morris County rehab unit. There were no injuries and the fire is under investigation by the Mt. Olive Police and Fire Marshal’s Office.


Mt. Olive Fire 2nd Apartment Fire In A Week

Posted on February 16, 2015

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Blowing Snow By The Lake Causes Crash

Posted on February 16, 2015

Take 4 inches of light powdery snow a 375 acre lake and winds gusting to 40 mph and you have a scene out of the show "Highway to Hell". Snow drifting 1-2ft on RT # 46 with white out conditions. While operating at the MVA if you went to the rig for equipment you had to wait for the snow to stop blowing so you could see the cars.


Budd Lake And Flanders Fire Join Parade For Sick Child

Posted on February 16, 2015

Today Budd Lake & Flanders Fire spent time with several other fire departments by providing a little special parade for a 3 year child with terminal brain cancer there were around 50 pieces of apparatus there. Great job to the Brookside Fire Department for putting this together.
Great job by all.



Budd Lake Assists Hackettstown Fire

Posted on February 12, 2015

A resident reported smelling smoke at the North Morris Apartments on Rt # 46 Tuesday night. On arrival Division one had light smoke when Firefighter entered the basement they were greeted with heavy smoke. The box was filled which brought mutual aid into the city. Residents were evacuated into the cold night as Firefighters contained the fire. Budd Lake Fire was assigned the Rapid Intervention Crew and also provided water to their engine. Units were released within an hour. 


Budd Lake Assists Washington Twp.

Posted on February 7, 2015

Tuesday night February 3rd around 7:20 pm a 911 caller said they see visible flames in the upper windows of a residence on South Four Bridges Road, Long Valley Chief one arrived and reported a working fire on the second floor. Fairmont’s engine pulled in the driveway and the crews stretched two inch and three quarter lines, one to the second floor and one to the first floor as a Long Valley engine came in and supplied the first due followed by Schooley’s Mt. ladder and started to vent the roof. A second alarm was struck bringing Chester, Flanders and Budd Lake as the rapid intervention crew to the scene as well as a Tender Task Force. The crews had the fire knocked down within a half hour and remained on the scene into the night hitting hot spots and overhaul. There were some slips and falls due the cold icing conditions but no injuries were reported.The home owners were not home at the time of the fire.      

Budd Lake Asst. Flanders

Posted on February 7, 2015

Thursday evening February 5th Mt. Olive Fire was dispatched to Oakwood Village Apartments in the Flanders section of the township for a report of an apartment fire with possible entrapment. Police arrived followed by Flanders Chiefs 1, 2 & 3 and reported smoke coming from the 3rd floor apartment two police officers and Asst. chief Wargo ran upstairs and quickly removed one victim from the apartment engine 95 and tower 96 arrived and stretched an inch and three quarter line up the stairs and quickly knocked down the fire and started a search of the apartment and found all occupants were out. Chief McDermott called for a second alarm as Budd Lakes Squad 56 came in and supplied a feed line to Engine 95 and assisted along with Ladder 58’s crew with overhaul and venting. Flanders and Budd Lake EMS transported two police officers to an area hospital and one male victim was flown to St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston. Despite near 0 degrees tempter’s there were no other injuries and all companies were released within an hour Flanders Fire remained on scene and assisted in the investigation The Mount Olive Police Department, Mount Olive Fire Marshal, Morris County Arson Unit and Morris County Sheriff's Department and are investigating the fire. Several area fire and EMS departments assisted, including Budd Lake Fire Company, Budd Lake First Aid, and personnel from Chester, Netcong, Hackettstown and Roxbury. Hackettstown Regional Hospital EMS also responded.http://1strespondernews.com/webpages/news/displaynews.aspx?ID=f765ebc8-9257-4bd1-87e8-bb074a910c4d

Classic Car Burns In Budd Lake

Posted on January 21, 2015

Monday January 19th just before lunch firefighter from Budd Lake and Flanders were dispatched to Camp Pulaski Rd. for a car on fire Chief 52 arrived and reported a working car fire a bought 10 feet from the house. Engine 59 quickly stretched there bumper line and started to knock down the fire and keeping it from spreading to the house. Squad 56 assisted with cleanup and some hazmat work as the fuel line melted and some fuel got into stream near the house. The home owner was transported to a local hospital as a precaution with some chest discomfort. Sadly the newly restored Chevrolet El Camino was destroyed the fire is under investigation by the Mt. Olive Police and Fire Marshal. 


Mt. Olive Fire 2nd Alarm Fire Oakwood Village

Posted on January 12, 2015

Flanders and Budd Lake firefighters battled single-digit temperatures and a hard-to-find fire that damaged two apartments on January 6th around 11:30 pm at Oakwood Village in Flanders.
Residents of a second-floor apartment reported a fire shortly before midnight Tuesday. Arriving firefighters found fire in the ceiling of the apartment and spreading through the walls of the apartment above it and into the attic space. Although difficult to find and extinguish, firefighters were able to stop the fire from extending beyond the two homes into adjacent apartments. Firefighters remained on the scene until about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. There were no injuries and the Red Cross was helping the two families find accommodations. No cause or estimate of the damage was available. Firefighters and emergency medical technicians from the Flanders Fire Company #1 and Rescue Squad were assisted by firefighters from Budd Lake, Chester, Hackettstown, Netcong, Roxbury and Stanhope. Mount Olive police officers and the Red Cross also were on the scene.


Budd Lake Assists Hackettstown Fire

Posted on January 12, 2015

Wednesday night January 7th Warren County Communications started to get phone calls reporting smoke from a house at 401 Jefferson street first arriving units found smoke coming from the basement and advised the first engine to stretch a line to the basement and started a second alarm box assignment brining rapid intervention crews and additional engine and truck crews in. The crews were quickly removed as conditions rapidly started to deteriorate with some of the first floor collapsing and heavy wind driven smoke making visibility at times tough and  temperatures in the single digits making the firefight even tougher. Crews tried one more time to make a push into the basement but were quickly forced out and command ordered a defensive attack as a third alarm was struck and several master streams and ladder pipes were put into operation. With temperatures the coldest of the year after several hours of operating two ladders froze up and had to be taken out of service and special call for additional units was put out by the incident commander finally in the early morning hours companies were starting to be released but Hackettstown fire remained on scene till the next day. There was one firefighter sent to the hospital for minor injuries. The following resources were on scene Tri-County, Independence Township, Washington Boro, Allamuchy Twp, Mansfield Twp, Mountain lake, Franklin Twp, Budd Lake, Schooleys Mountain, Netcong, Roxbury Twp, Teaneck (Bergen) de-icing unit. Also Hackettstown, Mansfield, and Independence EMS units for ambulances, rehab, and additional cascade. NJ EMS task force Mass Casualty Unit for warming, and Warren County field com and fire marshal, and fire coordinators form Warren and Morris Counties, and NJ Div. fire safety regional coordinator. There were also several companies that provided station coverage.