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).

Congratulations To Our 2018 Officers.

Posted on December 9, 2017


Chief Michael Dorlon
1st Asst Chief Kevin Maloney
2nd Asst Chief Joe Compano
Captain Robert Sheard
1st Lt Nick Bernabei
2nd Lt Keil Klaver

President Dave Brown
Vice President Mark Bernabei
Treasurer Bob Hill
Secretary Amanda Petrick
Personnel Officer AJ Herring

Christmas Tree Safety

Posted on November 30, 2017
Picking the tree
  • Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.
Placing the tree
  • Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 2" from the base of the trunk.
  • Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights.
  • Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit.
  • Add water to the tree stand. Be sure to add water daily.
Lighting the tree
  • Use lights that have the label of an independent testing laboratory. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer's instructions for number of light strands to connect. 
  • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree.
  • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.
After Christmas
  • Get rid of the tree after Christmas. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home. Check with your local community to find a recycling program. Bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and make them last longer.


Some Safety Tips

Posted on November 9, 2017

Members Wanted

Posted on June 28, 2017

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Firefighters Respond To Rollover

Posted on December 9, 2017

Budd Lake Firefighters responded to route 80 west for a car overturned Car 50, 52, and Squad 56 found an overturned SUV with the person out of the car. EMS transported the person to the hospital with minor injuries 56 assisted the tow company with removing the car.

Rt. 80 Rollover

Posted on November 25, 2017

Squad 56, Car 52 and Car 50 responded to Route 80 west at mm 24.6 for a car rolled over into the woods. The SUV was 10 feet into the woods and rolled over on its roof next to a tree the driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. 56 Assisted the tow company.

Mutual Aid Structure Fire To Hackettstown

Posted on October 30, 2017

Budd Lake fire department RIT was requested mutual aid into Hackettstown for a commercial fire. Ladder 58 changed assignments while in route to ladder the building and assist with venting the roof and also assisted with overhaul. Flanders Rescue 97 assisted with ground ladders and stood by RIT in the front of the structure. The fire was knocked down quickly and units remained on scene for hours overhauling and checking for hot spots. An employee suffered smoke inhalation but was treated on scene and refused to go to the hospital.

Budd Lake & Flanders Drill On New Rescue Rope

Posted on October 30, 2017

Crews drilled with a training company on the use of some new rope equipment that was just purchased.Teams took turns raising and lowering a rescue basket from a roof and then went and worked on packaging victims in a rescue basket and the different ways to use ladders to bring people down from high places. The drill lasted 3 hours but was very informative. Safety and Survival Training LLC was the company.    

Car Fire In Eagle Rock

Posted on October 20, 2017

Budd Lake Fire Dept was holding there weekly Tuesday night drill on the forgotten tools of the Fire Company. Half way through the drill a call to Mt. Olive Twp Dispatch reporting a car fire at Eagle Rock Apartments Building 9. On arrival the owner of the car was attempting to extinguished the fire which was in the dash board of the Audi. The fire was to much for the jugs of water and the owner couldn't get water where it was needed. When the Engine arrived the car was beginning to get involved, Firefighters pulled a 1-3/4 CAFS line to work the fire. Their were no injuries reported and the fire was held to the original car


Fire Prevention Open House

Posted on October 15, 2017

Fire prevention week ended with open house at the fire house there were plenty for the kids to do. A jr. firefighter challenge course, stop drop and roll, how to dial 911 and the smoke house. Parents also had stuff to do fire extinguisher training and a demonstration on car extraction. All the departments trucks were on display.   

Fire Prevention Week In Our Schools

Posted on October 13, 2017

This week Firefighters went around to the schools in our response area and some day cares and the library to teach kids fire safety. The kids had a great time seeing some of our equipment and meeting our firefighters, we hope all had fun and don’t forget this Saturday 10 am till 2 pm at The Budd Lake Fire House open house come and see all our equipment.   

Car Crashes Into Hensyn Village Apartment

Posted on October 10, 2017

Firefighters responded to Hensyn Village Apartments building L for a report of a car into the building. Car 50 and 51 arrived and had a car with the front end into the apartment Engine 59 arrived and secured the building and utilities and stood by for the building department to inspect damages. There were no injuries and the building was deemed safe and turned over to the Hensyn maintenance.  

Budd Lake Assists Netcong

Posted on October 9, 2017

September 17th as firefighters were returning from the NJ State Fire Firefighters Convention in Wildwood Netcong Fire was dispatched to a reported house fire behind there Maple Ave station. The first arriving units had a 2-story house with fire on the first-floor crews stretched a line to a first-floor bedroom and quickly knocked down the fire. As second alarm units starting coming in ladders were put up and a vent was started. Local EMS setup rehab and station coverage was put in place. There was no reported injuries at the scene and the fire is under investigation.  

Budd Lake 2 Car Fires In 2 Days

Posted on October 9, 2017

On back to back days Budd Lake and Flanders firefighters keep busy with car fires on Interstate 80 the first one came around dinner time on October 4th as calls came in for a car fire on rt. 80 east mm 24 Cars 50,51, &52 arrived and had a fully involved car on the shoulder. Engine 59 came in and stretched their bumper line out and had the fire knocked down within 15 minutes followed by Rescue 97 assisting crews on scene. The next day around lunch time the same units responded back to rt. 80 this time west bound at 25.2 for a car fire this one was going good in the engine compartment crews had that one out within 15 minutes as well. There were no injuries at both incidents.