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).

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"

Budd Lake Assists Flanders Fire

Posted on January 10, 2016

Flanders firefighters stopped a fire in a building at the JCC Metrowest Camp Deeny Ribeck Thursday night before it could do significant damage.

Nobody was hurt in the fire, which was reported about 5 p.m. in a building that houses a photo lab. Firefighters arrived at the facility on Flanders-Netcong Road to find flames shooting up from one corner of the building, but quickly knocked down the fire. The blaze was contained to that corner of the building.

Fire Chief Michael McDermott said accessing the building, which is in the back of the camp complex, was a challenge due to a lack of roadways and construction. He praised firefighters for quickly extinguishing the fire before it could spread further.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Mount Olive Township Fire Marshal’s office and the Mount Olive Police Department. No damage estimate was given.

The Flanders Fire Company #1 and Rescue Squad was assisted by the Budd Lake Fire Company, Budd Lake First Aid Squad, and firefighters from Chester, Hackettstown and Netcong.

Doug Fenichel, APR

Be Safe The Lake Is Freezing

Posted on January 6, 2016


Now that Budd Lake is finally freezing over please use caution and remember to dress accordingly and to bring the proper equipment with you. Personal flotation device, ice picks and a whistle are a good start. Always let someone know that you will be going out on the ice and don't go out on the ice after dark. No ice is ever truly safe to be on.

Budd Lake Assists Hackettstown Fire

Posted on January 6, 2016

Last night BLFD was requested as a rapid intervention crew into Hackettstown for a commercial fire. On arrival the crew of ladder 58 was assigned to open up the rear of the structure and then return RIC. Units responding were Car 50, 51, 52 and ladder 58.


Budd Lake Gets Into The Season

Posted on December 10, 2015

Budd Lake Fire attended two Christmas Parades this holiday season the Wallington Holiday parade was first Engine 59 was dressed up for the occasion. A week later it was off to the Netcong Christmas parade fun was had by all.

Roll Over With Entrapment Rt. 46

Posted on November 27, 2015

Firefighters responded to route 46 in front on the Budd Lake Transmission Shop for a car rolled over with a person trapped Car 50 and 51 along with Squad 56 found a women trapped upside down in the car 56’s crew went to work with the jaws to open the doors and remove the women. The women was removed within fifteen minutes and transported to Morristown Hospital by the Budd Lake Rescue Squad. JCP&L were called to the scene a telephone pole was snapped in half as a result of the crash. Assisting at the scene were Fire Marshal 1 and 3, Hackettstown Regional EMS, Rescue 81, 77 and Flanders Rescue Squad. The highway was fully reopened 4 hours later.        

Late Night Roll Over On Rt. 46

Posted on November 27, 2015

Fire and Rescue were sent to Route 46 in front of the lake for a car rolled over Cars 51 and 52 along with Squad 56 arrived and found a car had rolled up a rock wall and flipped over with the driver out of the car with a hand injury, the Budd Lake First Aid Squad transported the man to the hospital. Crews assisted the tow company with clearing the car and the highway was reopened within an hour.

3 Injured On Rt. 46 At 7-11

Posted on November 27, 2015

Fire and Rescue responded to a two car crash on route 46 in front of 7-11 Chief 51 and Squad 56 arrived and had 3 injured people from two cars all minor injuries and were taken to the hospital by Budd Lake First Aid Squad. Squad 56 cleaned up the crash and the highway was reopened within a half hour.

Budd Lake Responds To Rt. 80 For A Brush Fire

Posted on November 27, 2015

Engine 59 and Chief 50 and 51 responded to west bound Rt. 80 for a brush fire units arrived and found a 50 foot wide by 300 foot long fire spreading the center medium Engine 59 along with units from the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service stretched 1 inch lines and started extinguishing the fire on both sides of the highway. New Jersey State Police closed one lane in both directions so firefighters could work safely the fire was under control within a half hour and the road was reopened.     

Firefighters Conduct Training Drills

Posted on November 27, 2015

Recently firefighters trained on high rise firefighting preparing for fires in hotels using the stairwells at the High School polishing their skills on advancing hose lines in stairwells and down long hallways. The district has 5 hotels witch include 4 story, 3 story and 2 story type. The firefighters also drilled on roof ventilation using a simulated roof trailer crews took turns cutting holes and other skills needed.      

Truck Or Treat

Posted on November 9, 2015

This Saturday on Halloween the Budd Lake Fire Dept. did a "Truck or Treat" around the Budd Lake area. They drove around neighborhoods from 4-8:30 handing out some candy and goodies and saw a lot of great trick or treaters and had a blast handing out candy it was a great success and will be back next year.