Budd Lake Assists Flanders At Fully Involved House Fire

Posted on February 2, 2011

Tuesday night February 1st The Flanders Fire Company was dispatched to 27 Tinc Road for the garage fire, Mt. Olive police arrived and confirmed an attached garage was on fire and the Budd Lake Fire Company was then dispatched to assist. Budd Lake’s Car 51 arrived on scene within minutes and reported a 2 story dwelling going good. Engine 95 and Tower 96 arrived and stretched a two and a half inch line on the fire as well as two inch and three quarter lines. The fire spread quickly and was through out the house so operations Chief Maloney had all units go to a defensive attack, shortly after that the first floor collapsed and the rest of the house was now in danger of collapse. Firefighters were hampered by a large amount of snow in the yards and streets the road department along with neighbors assisted in digging out a fire hydrant that was completely covered in snow. It took crews around 90 minutes to contain the fire and despite the ice, snow and cold tempters there were no injuries at the scene. Fire companies from Roxbury, Chester, Budd Lake, Netcong and Washington Township as well as the Morris County Mutual Aid coordinator Chief Alderton responded to the scene as well as cover assignments. The fire is under investigation by the Mt. Olive Police and the Fire Marshal’s Office.

Budd Lake Fire & Rescue Squads Respond To A Vehicle Crash On Rt. 46 And Mt. Olive Rd.

Posted on February 3, 2011

Wednesday night February 2nd firefighters and rescue members responded to a crash at 46 and Mt. Olive Rd. with two vehicles crashed on the side of the intersection. One patient was removed and transported to Hackettstown by Hackettstown Hospitals EMS as Squad 56 cleaned up the scene. 

Budd Lake Fire & Rescue Squads Respond To A Vehicle Crash On Rt. 46 @ Old Wolf Rd.

Posted on February 3, 2011

Thursday night February 3rd firefighters and rescue members responded to a crash at 46 and Old Wolf Rd. with two vehicles crashed in the fast lane on the west bound side of the highway. One patient was removed with a nosebleed and transported to Hackettstown by Hackettstown Hospitals EMS as Squad 56 cleaned up the scene.


Budd Lake Runs A Car Fire In Eagle Rock Apartments

Posted on February 3, 2011

Thursday night February 3rd firefighters responded to Eagle Rock Apartments Building 31 for the reported car fire, Car 52 assistant Chief Sheard arrived and reported a working car fire. Engine 53 arrived and stretched their car fire line on the fire and had it out in 5 minutes Squad 56 backed up 53’s crew and assisted with picking up hose and lighting. There were no injuries at the scene. 

Budd Lake Fire Department Lays Out Plans To Replace Ladder Truck

Posted on February 6, 2011

Please look at the power point, as the department lays out its plan to replace there 30 + year old ladder truck. This was presented to the mayor and council.

Budd Lake Fire Assists Squad In The Snow

Posted on February 13, 2011

Budd Lake Fire and Rescue companies responded to the area behind Chiles in the ITC mall Sunday night for a sleigh riding accident. Rescue 20 arrived and found a child down a large hill lying in the snow. After assessing the scene the Budd Lake Fire Department was dispatched to assist with removing the girl up the hill and then transported to a waiting helicopter witch flew to Morristown Hospital.  

Black Ice Puts Car Over Embankment

Posted on February 16, 2011

Budd Lake Fire & Rescue were dispatched Tuesday February 15th late afternoon to Continental Dr. for a car over the embankment. Car 52 Asst. Chief Sheard arrived and advised incoming units the car was 35 feet down the hill and in the river. Squad 56 and Rescue 77 used ropes, stokes basket and the ice rescue sled to bring up one victim, the other victim pulled herself up the hill with the assistance of firefighters. The SUV was leaking oil into the river so members of Tactical unit 55 placed booms in the river to catch any product as command called for Morris County Haz-Mat to respond to finish the clean up. Both victims were transported to Hackettstown Hospital by Hackettstown EMS with minor injuries. The crews remained on the scene for 4 hours while the two-truck company pulled up the car from the river.

Budd Lake Firefighters Tackle Chinese Restaurant Fire

Posted on February 19, 2011

Friday night February 18th while on routine patrol a Mt. Olive Police Officer saw fire coming from the roof of the Lucky Garden Chinese Restaurant and had Budd lake Fire dispatched. Car 52 and 51 arrived and confirmed a fire in an exhaust fan on the roof and had Flanders Fire dispatched as well as Netcong fire for the R.I.C. team. E-53 arrived and stretched an inch & three quarter hand line and knocked down the fire from the exterior then stretched into the kitchen area as the crew from Ladder 58 laddered the roof and started to vent and extinguish the hidden fire in the roof. Flanders Tower 96 responded and did searches on the second and third floors witch were negative. The fire was under control within twenty minutes the kitchen worker suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. E-56, R-97, Hackettstown BLS and Budd Lake First Aid were on the scene assisting and Schoolyes Mountain had one Engine on standby in Budd Lake’s firehouse. The fire is under investigation by the Mt. Olive Police, Fire Marshal and Health Department.

Old Church Burns In Budd Lake

Posted on February 26, 2011

Early Saturday morning February 26th at 4:07 in the morning the Budd Lake firefighters were alerted to a report of a house fire at 191 Flanders Drakestown Road Asst. Chief Sheard and Chief Evans arrived and reported a fire in the roof area of a 100 year old church that was converted to a residential home and had Flanders Fire and Netcong Fire as the R.I.C. assignment dispatched. Engine 53 stretched a hand line to the front door and tried to pull ceilings but were forced out do to the roof starting to take off. The high ceilings plaster and lath construction created tuff conditions. Ladder 58 and tower 96 went into ladder operations as crew went to work with deck guns. Command called for more resources as a 5,000 foot 5” hose lay was need and a Tender task force was also put in place do to the lack of good hydrants in the area. The fire was brought under control in two hours, there were two firefighter injuries at the scene do to icy conditions. The fire is under investigation by the Mt. Olive police and the fire marshals office. Additional fire and first aid units that assisted at the scene were Washington Township, Chester, Hackettstown and Bryam Fire Departments as ell as the Morris County Fire Coordinator Chief Alderton.