Budd Lake Assists Washington Twp.

Posted on February 7, 2015

Tuesday night February 3rd around 7:20 pm a 911 caller said they see visible flames in the upper windows of a residence on South Four Bridges Road, Long Valley Chief one arrived and reported a working fire on the second floor. Fairmont’s engine pulled in the driveway and the crews stretched two inch and three quarter lines, one to the second floor and one to the first floor as a Long Valley engine came in and supplied the first due followed by Schooley’s Mt. ladder and started to vent the roof. A second alarm was struck bringing Chester, Flanders and Budd Lake as the rapid intervention crew to the scene as well as a Tender Task Force. The crews had the fire knocked down within a half hour and remained on the scene into the night hitting hot spots and overhaul. There were some slips and falls due the cold icing conditions but no injuries were reported.The home owners were not home at the time of the fire.      

Budd Lake Asst. Flanders

Posted on February 7, 2015

Thursday evening February 5th Mt. Olive Fire was dispatched to Oakwood Village Apartments in the Flanders section of the township for a report of an apartment fire with possible entrapment. Police arrived followed by Flanders Chiefs 1, 2 & 3 and reported smoke coming from the 3rd floor apartment two police officers and Asst. chief Wargo ran upstairs and quickly removed one victim from the apartment engine 95 and tower 96 arrived and stretched an inch and three quarter line up the stairs and quickly knocked down the fire and started a search of the apartment and found all occupants were out. Chief McDermott called for a second alarm as Budd Lakes Squad 56 came in and supplied a feed line to Engine 95 and assisted along with Ladder 58’s crew with overhaul and venting. Flanders and Budd Lake EMS transported two police officers to an area hospital and one male victim was flown to St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston. Despite near 0 degrees tempter’s there were no other injuries and all companies were released within an hour Flanders Fire remained on scene and assisted in the investigation The Mount Olive Police Department, Mount Olive Fire Marshal, Morris County Arson Unit and Morris County Sheriff's Department and are investigating the fire. Several area fire and EMS departments assisted, including Budd Lake Fire Company, Budd Lake First Aid, and personnel from Chester, Netcong, Hackettstown and Roxbury. Hackettstown Regional Hospital EMS also responded.http://1strespondernews.com/webpages/news/displaynews.aspx?ID=f765ebc8-9257-4bd1-87e8-bb074a910c4d

Budd Lake Assists Hackettstown Fire

Posted on February 12, 2015

A resident reported smelling smoke at the North Morris Apartments on Rt # 46 Tuesday night. On arrival Division one had light smoke when Firefighter entered the basement they were greeted with heavy smoke. The box was filled which brought mutual aid into the city. Residents were evacuated into the cold night as Firefighters contained the fire. Budd Lake Fire was assigned the Rapid Intervention Crew and also provided water to their engine. Units were released within an hour. 


Mt. Olive Fire 2nd Apartment Fire In A Week

Posted on February 16, 2015

 Monday February 9th around 4:30 pm Budd Lake and Flanders fire companies were dispatched to Eagle Rock Apartment building 18 for a report of a fire Flanders Chief McDermont was the first to arrive and confirmed a working fire on the second floor of a two story garden apartment and had a second alarm dispatched Budd Lake Asst. Chief arrived and assumed command. Budd Lakes Engine 53 was first due and stretched an inch and three quarter line to the second floor and started to attack the fire followed by Ladder 58 whose crew went to the roof and preformed a vent. Engine 59 laid 1,000 feet of five inch into the scene as Flanders Engine 95 and Tower 96 assisted in overhaul and secondary searches. The fire was under control within a half hour and was contained to the rear bedroom but both up stairs and down stairs apartments were damaged. Chester, Netcong and Hackettstown fire companies assisted on scene along with Budd Lake, Flanders and Hackettstown Regional Hospital Ambulances and Morris County rehab unit. There were no injuries and the fire is under investigation by the Mt. Olive Police and Fire Marshal’s Office.


Mt. Olive Fire 2nd Apartment Fire In A Week

Posted on February 16, 2015

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Blowing Snow By The Lake Causes Crash

Posted on February 16, 2015

Take 4 inches of light powdery snow a 375 acre lake and winds gusting to 40 mph and you have a scene out of the show "Highway to Hell". Snow drifting 1-2ft on RT # 46 with white out conditions. While operating at the MVA if you went to the rig for equipment you had to wait for the snow to stop blowing so you could see the cars.


Budd Lake And Flanders Fire Join Parade For Sick Child

Posted on February 16, 2015

Today Budd Lake & Flanders Fire spent time with several other fire departments by providing a little special parade for a 3 year child with terminal brain cancer there were around 50 pieces of apparatus there. Great job to the Brookside Fire Department for putting this together.
Great job by all.