Budd Lake Fire & Rescue Respond To Rt. 46 Crash

Posted on January 1, 2015

December 20th Responders responded to Rt. 46 and Harris Ln. for a two car crash Squad 56 and two Ambulances attended to two people and cleaned up the highway the injuries were minor and the highway was reopened within a half hour.  

Budd Lake Assist Netcong Fire

Posted on January 4, 2015

Saturday night around 5 pm firefighters responded to Netcong 17 Maple Ave for a Rapid Intervention Assignment Ladder 58 responded with a crew of 6. When the ladder arrived on scene Asst. Chief Maloney advised the ladder to back into the driveway and ladder the roof and check the HVAC units. Two members went to the roof and found all units to be ok as the rest of the crew remained as R.I.C. the fire was located in a boiler and quickly contained no injuries were reported. The crew took up with in an hour. 


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. 

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.