Crash Starts Brush Fire

Posted on May 6, 2018

An armored Truck that crashed into a telephone pole on River Rd. took down power lines and caused a brush fire. Engine 53 was able to extinguish the fire with a hose line and then stood by for the power company as the power was shut down. There were no injuries.

Outside Mulch Fire Extends To Basement

Posted on May 6, 2018

Firefighters were called to Village Green for a report of smoke coming from a crawl space car 52 arrived and saw smoke and flames from the crawl space window and one apartment and requested a second alarm. Car 50 and Engine 53 arrived and units had to cut a hole in the floor of one apartment to access the crawl space and extinguish the fire. The space and the apartment suffered damage but there were no injuries reported.  

Haz Mat Spill On Crease Rd.

Posted on May 6, 2018

A tractor Trailer carrying chemicals to a fragrance plant in the International Trade Center get lost and lost some of its cargo on crease in the Budd Lake Section of town. Car 50 and 51 arrived and had 3 large totes of 190 proof alcohol fall out of the back of the truck. Squad 56 and Rescue 97 secured the trailer and slowed down the leak till Picatinny Arsenal Fire Department could arrive and assist. Crews offloaded the leaking tote into a secure drum and secured the scene as a cleanup company was called in and removed the totes from the roadway. The Morris County Haz Mat team was also on scene to assist finally after 13 hours of operating the truck and load were removed and crews returned to service.        

Firefighters Extinguish Open Burn

Posted on May 7, 2018

The fire department was dispatched to the area of Kings Court off Smithtown Rd. for smoke in the area, Car 50 arrived and found an open burn in a back yard that had to be extinguished do to red flag warnings and not an approved fire pit. Engine 53 and 59 used a 1-inch hose line to put out the fire and returned to service within a half hour.

Firefighters Tackle Brush On Rt. 206

Posted on May 7, 2018

Recently as crews were working, a Haz Mat incident across town around 10:30 am a call came in for a large brush fire behind a house on Rt. 206 with most resources operating at the Haz Mat Car 51 responded from the call to the brush fire and requested Chester Fire for 1 engine. Flanders Car 90 arrived and reported a 100 x 100 brush fire going good a small crew from Flanders and Budd Lake responded with Brush 98 who working with NJ forest Fire stretched lines on the fire and Engine 59 laid 400 feet of 5 inch line from the bottom of the driveway and supplied water for the fire. The Forest Fire Service called for a helicopter drop on the back end of the fire. The fire was brought under control within an hour and a half with no injuries the fire covered an acre and a half. Atlantic and Budd Lake EMS assisted the Morris County Rehab bus on scene. Netcong and Hackettstown Fire stood by at both firehouses.       


Prayers For Paramus

Posted on May 19, 2018

In response to the tragedy Thursday on Route 80. We would like to thank all of the mutual aid who came to assist us with this incident it was a tremendous task we were handed. All of you handled it with professionalism and compassion and we will never be able to thank you enough.

At this time we would like to thank all of those who have called, emailed and text messaged our members showing their support. Now we are asking you to please pray for the victims and families of the victims so they may heal.

Chief Michael Dorlon

Flanders Road Car Fire

Posted on May 31, 2018

Budd Lake and Flanders Fire departments were dispatched to a car fire on Flanders road late afternoon on Tuesday. Engine 59 was first due and stretched there front bumper line and started to knock down the fire as Rescue 97 arrived and assisted. The fire was put out within 20 minutes and all units returned within a half hour. No injuries were reported.

Some Recent Accident’s Responders Handled

Posted on May 31, 2018

Within the last 2-months Mount Olive First Responders responded to several crashes in town. The Fire Companies used jaws on some and others were just simple cleanup’s there were no life threating injuries at these crashes.