Budd Lake Conducts R.I.C. Drill

Posted on February 11, 2016

The last Sunday of every month the department trains on Raped Intervention for firefighter’s crews take turns working in groups rescuing firefighters from trapped situations and starting medical care under tuff conditions. The drill last 2 hours and there is a group discussion after to make themselves better.     

Budd Lake Assists Byram On House Fire

Posted on February 12, 2016

Saturday February 6th just after 3 in the afternoon Byram fire company (Sussex Cty) were dispatched to 49 Route 206 for a report of a house fire Chief Rudloff arrived and called for a working fire box. Stanhope’s ladder and engine, Netcong fire for the Rapid Intervention Crew, Budd Lake for and engine and Lakeland EMS were assigned on the box, Byram Engine 6 stretched hand lines on the heavy fire in the rear lower part of the house with extension to the front. Stanhope fire ladder 1 went to the roof and vented with limited hydrants a Stanhope engine had to draft from a water source nearby as other crews assisted with knocking down the fire and overhaul. The house was on the property of Ramos junk Yard access was difficult around back do to large piles of scrap there were no reported injuries at the scene the fire is under investigation by the Byram Police and Sussex County Fire Marshal.       

Budd Lake Assists Hackettstown Fire

Posted on February 13, 2016

Tuesday afternoon February 9th Hackettstown Fire Company was dispatched to Hackettstown Senior Housing at 681 Willow Grove St. for a fire alarm police and first arriving units saw smoke coming from the top floor and requested a full box alarm be struck bringing Hackettstown Rescue Squad, Budd Lake Fire Department, Tri County Fire, Independence Fire and Washington Borough Fire to the scene as the first due engine and truck company took high rise packs to the third floor and stretched lines on a kitchen fire in one appurtenant as other police Fire and EMS personal removed residences from the complex. The fire was brought under control with fifteen minutes 2 people were transported to Hackettstown Hospital next door and at least 8 others were treated for smoke inhalation. The apartment sustained fire and water damage with some nearby apartment also having water and smoke damage as well. Other units at the scene were Mansfield Rescue Squad, Independence Rescue Squad, Independence police, Oxford Rescue Squad, Washington Twp. Rescue Squad, Allamuchy-Green Rescue Squad and the Long Valley Rescue Squad. The fire is under investigation by Warren County Sheriff’s Department, Warren County Fire Marshal and the Mount Olive Fire Marshal.

Budd Lake Assists Hackettstown Fire

Posted on February 13, 2016

Thursday afternoon February 11th Hackettstown Fire Company was dispatched to 59 Scenic Court for a report of a fire in a house, Ladder 78-69 and the Chief arrived and had smoke coming from the B side of the structure on the first floor and basement area a full box alarm was dispatched that sent Hackettstown Rescue Squad, Budd Lake Fire Department, Tri County Fire Co., Independence Fire Department and Washington Borough Fire to the scene. Crews stretched two hand lines to the house and started to knock down the fire as other companies came into the scene searches were conducted on all floors and crews outside had to cut the siding and walls out to get to hidden pockets of fire. The damage was held to the living room and basement areas with smoke and water damage to other parts of the house. There were no injuries and the fire is under investigated by the Hackettstown Detective Bureau, Mt. Olive Fire Marshal and the Warren County Fire Marshal. Also on scene were Hackettstown Department of Public Works, Hackettstown Building Inspector, JCP&L and Elizabethtown Gas Co.



Snow Causes Overturned Truck

Posted on February 13, 2016

Recent winter weather made roads a mess the fire department responded to this overturned truck on International North the people were lucky no injuries were reported and the road was re sanded and reopened within a half hour.

Budd Lake Handles Rollover On 206 Ramp

Posted on February 20, 2016

Mt. Olive Dispatch received a call of a MVA on Rt #206 Friday afternoon in the Area of the International Trade Zone. On arrival units found one vehicle in the middle of the roadway rolled over and another against the Jersey barrier. The driver of the rollover was out of her vehicle sitting on the side of the road injured. The Woman was on her way back from the Westminster Dog Show in New York City along with her 18 Chihuahuas. One of the Chihuahuas escaped from it's cage after the roll over. Mt. Olive Animal Control was called to the scene to transport the Chihuahuas to a near by Veterinary Facility. The owner was transported to a local Hospital.