Budd Lake 50 /50 Raffle

Posted on June 4, 2015

Budd Lake Assists Flanders At Oakwood Village

Posted on June 6, 2015

Flanders and Budd Lake firefighters were still in stations after clearing from two separate calls in their districts when calls came in for Oakwood Village Sunday night when lighting struck an apartment building, blowing out part of the outside wall by a child’s bedroom. Flanders firefighters quickly extinguished the fire with help from Budd Lake and other mutual aid companies. There were no injuries. Flanders Fire Chief Michael McDermott said firefighters were alerted shortly after 9 p.m. that there was a fire in Building 111 of Oakwood Village. Fire appeared to be coming up the side of the building and through the roof on arrival. On arrival, firefighters attacked the fire from the inside and outside of the building because of where the damage was. The lightning strike had set the outside of the building on fire, and immediately extended into the building’s attic. Outside, the lightening blew a large hole in the side of the building by the second floor. The two-prong attack worked, and firefighters quickly brought the fire under control. Flanders firefighters received assistance from the Budd Lake Fire Company and fire companies from Chester and Netcong. Budd Lake First Aid also responded as did the Mount Olive Police Department and Mount Olive Fire Marshal’s office.



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Firefighters Tackle Brush On Rail Road Tracks

Posted on June 6, 2015

As dry weather continued Mt. Olive firefighters responded to Saxston Falls off Waterloo Valley Rd. in the Budd Lake section along the rail road tracks for a bush fire this one was 50 x 50 and starting to run up the side of the bank. Crews were able to stretch a 1 inch line onto the tracks along with some hand tools and rakes and quickly extinguish the fire. Engines 59, 53, 95 and Bruch 98 were on scene for an hour before returning, train service was interrupted for a short time as well. NJ State Forest Fire was also on scene to assist.

One Flown To Trauma Center In Rt. 80 Crash

Posted on June 6, 2015

Wednesday June 3rd Budd Lake Firefighters responded to Rt. 80 west at exit 26 for a rolled over truck, first responders arrived and found a pickup truck on its roof and the driver ejected from the truck and a second car across the highway. Squad 56 and Hackettstown Hospital EMS assisted the driver that was ejected and removed him to a waiting helicopter and transported him to the local trauma center. The other driver was treated at the scene and released. NJ State Police are investigating the crash.

Firefighters Respond To A Rollover On Sandshore Rd.

Posted on June 6, 2015

Saturday morning June 6th firefighters responded to the area of 166 Sandshore rd. for a rolled over car Squad 56 arrived and found a suv on its roof Budd Lake First Aiders removed the patient to an area hospital while squad 56 cleaned up and assisted the tow company. The road was reopened within a half hour.

Budd Lake Assists Flanders At Trailer Fire

Posted on June 13, 2015

Firefighters were alerted shortly before 1 p.m. Friday afternoon for a report of a travel trailer on fire next to a house. First arriving units found the approximately 20-foot-long trailer sitting in the driveway of the home at 41 Drakesdale Road, completely consumed by flames. Heat from the fire damaged the vinyl siding of the family’s home. Engine 95 arrived and stretched an inch and three quarter line and hit the house quickly to prevent the house from burning then turned the hoses on the camper and had the fire quickly knocked down. Firefighters were able to extinguish the trailer fire and prevent further damage to the home. The trailer was a total loss, but there were no injuries. Flanders firefighters received help from the Budd Lake Fire Company and the Netcong Fire Department. The fire is under investigation by the Mount Olive Fire Marshal’s office and the Mount Olive Police Department Detective Bureau.

Celebrating Clarence Brickman 60 Years Of Service

Posted on June 26, 2015

Friday night June 19th 2015 the Budd Lake Fire Department celebrated Firefighter Clarence Brickman’s 60 years of service to the Township of Mt. Olive. Clarence joined the fire department on January 14th 1955 and has always been a man that put the Departments needs ahead of sometimes his own. The night started by all firefighters saluting Mr. Brickman as he arrived for the dinner in his honor a representative from the US Congress stopped by and presented him with a resolution from the US Congress followed by the Mt. Olive Mayor and Council President both presenting Clarence with resolutions and Morris County Board of Freeholders also had a resolution and letters of appreciation from the State Senate General Assembly and NJ Governor Chris Christie. The last award of the night was presented by Chief Evans and President Compano from all the Officers and Members of the Budd Lake Fire Department followed by dinner and some great story telling by Clarence and some older members.

Flanders Gets New Rescue

Posted on June 26, 2015

The Members would like to congratulate the Flanders Fire Company #1 on the delivery of their new 2015 E-ONE eMAX Rescue Pumper. We hope they have great success and look forward to working alongside them protecting Mt. Olive Township.

Ladder 58 Assists Netcong Fire With Firefighter Funeral

Posted on June 26, 2015

Recently the department assisted with Stanhope Fire in presenting the flag for the funeral preseason for Fritz Grogan a long time member of the Netcong Fire Department Our thoughts and prayers are with the Grogan family at this difficult time. Rest in Peace.

Fire Department Says Thank You

Posted on June 26, 2015

To all that came out to our all you can eat breakfast and supported us a big thank you we appreciate all the support and hope everyone had a good time and enjoyed the food. We will post when more info is available on the next one. Please look for us around town and grab a 50/50 ticket.

Budd Lake Fire Makes Mud For Mud Run

Posted on June 26, 2015

Squad 56 and Tender 57 along with the help of the Bryam Township Fire Departments Tender helped the township recreation department set up for their annual mud run in Turkey Brook Park the department poured over 15,000 gallons of water between 5 to 6 mud pits. The next day the crews went back and helped maintain the pits and a foam slide during the event.

Budd Lake Responds To Rt. 80 For MVA

Posted on June 29, 2015

Car 50, 52 and Squad 56 responded to route 80 east at mile marker 22.5 for a report of a crash with entrapment units arrived and found a truck caring a horse trailer and a jeep that crashed and ended up off the road with the jeep rolling over several times. The crews checked on injuries and transported two people to an area hospital and one person was treated and released. There were no horses on board crews remained on scene for an hour to assist the tow company with removal of trees and debris from the scene.

Budd Lake Firefighters Train At Somerset Fire Academy

Posted on June 29, 2015

Saturday morning June 27th Budd Lake Firefighters went to the Somerset County Fire Academy and practiced doing live burns crews took turns doing searches, fire attack, rapid intervention and some combined drills on all three. Firefighters trained till just after noon and cleaned up and had lunch before leaving for home.

E-53 Runs Small Dumpster Fire In Hensyn Village

Posted on June 29, 2015

Shortly after lunch firefighters responded to Hensyn Village for a dumpster fire Car 50 and 52 along with Engine 53 arrived and used a one inch trash line an knocked the fire out within five minutes. All units returned within fifteen minutes.