Somerset Training Academy

The department went to the Somerset Country Fire Academy to do live burns in the counties new Phase 5 live burn prop. Crews had 3 scenarios to work with the first one was a 1st floor bedroom fire with people trapped, the second was a basement fire and the third was a car fire in … Read more

Mount Olive 911 20 Years Later

“WE WILL NEVER FORGET” Mount Olive gathered on September 11, 2021 at Turkey Brook Park to remember the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The remembrance ceremony was attended by first responders, members of the town council, area clergy and other leaders of the community and was open to the public. Ladder 58 proudly flew … Read more

Drafting Drill

Recently the department drilled on Tenders filling and dumping. The drill sharpens the skills for when there are no fire hydrants in an area and water has to be brought in from Tender Trucks. The crews went over dumping and setting up portable pools and supplying pumper trucks with water. Then the crew switched and … Read more

Tender 57 goes to Chester

57 and Car 50 & 51 responded and 57 shuttled water till the early morning hours. Around 11 pm on September 7th Chester Police while on patrol on Rt. 206 Saw a glow from Lamerson Rd. and called the Morris County Communication Center advising a well involved house fire. Chester Chief 1 went on scene … Read more

Hazmat on International Dr.

Around noon on September 2 Budd Lake Fire was dispatched for a tanker truck leaking its contents into the roadway. It was estimated that 1000 gallons of potentially hazardous fluid had leaked from the trailer. Due to the large volume of liquid Morris County HAZMAT was requested. Budd Lake fire units and Morris County HAZMAT … Read more

Budd Lake Trains with Stanhope Fire

The department held a training drill on a vacant house that was scheduled to be torn down. The crews did search and rescue drills, hand line placement and fire attack scenarios also mixed in a few rapid intervention crew rescues. The departments took turns using Netcong’s ladder truck and Stanhope’s ladder to cut vent holes … Read more

Budd Lake Fire Proudly Fly’s the Flag

This week the fire department traveled to UPS and Mount Olive School District to fly the American Flag Proudly. Friday the UPS warehouse in the trade zone held there 114 year Founders Barbeque and fundraiser for Matty Auer who was killed when a tree fell and landed on her UPS truck in Vernon NJ. The … Read more

Mount Olive Emergency Services Joint Training

Recently the Flanders Fire & Rescue and the Budd Lake Fire & Rescue trained under the direction of Mount Olive Police at a local school in preparedness for an active shooter situation. The crews worked with officers on the techniques of rescuing people that may be shot or injured in an active shooter situation. They … Read more

Rescue 55 Runs More Crashes

The department keep busy with 2 more car accidents, the first one was on Village Way when a car lost control and hit a light pole and a tree. The rescue and car 51 responded and found a small fire under the hood that was quickly extinguished. The person was checked out by Atlantic EMS … Read more

Firefighters Keep Busy last week

The fire department keep busy with several calls from a Haz-Mat at a town pump station, a car crash at Village Green and a tree on fire on Fire Tower Rd. The haz-mat Engines 53 and 59 vented the building from a build up of Methane gas. The car crash had 1 minor injure Rescue … Read more