Budd Lake Assists Netcong Fire

Posted on September 8, 2015

Netcong Firefighters responded to a home on Highland Ave. for a reported fire on the second floor around 11:00 pm Chiefs 1 and 2 arrived and reported a working fire on the second floor and requested a second alarm. The first due Engine Company stretched a line to the second floor and made quick work of the fire. The Stanhope Netcong First Aid Squad was quickly treating a man that was rescued by Neighbors from the rear of the house and transported him to a local hospital. Mutual Aid fire companies assisted with the salvage and overhaul operations the fire was under control within a half hour and companies remained on the scene for several hours as the Netcong Police and Fire Marshal’s office conducted the investigation. The following fire companies assisted at the fire and station coverage Budd Lake, Stanhope, Byram and Roxbury.       

Mt. Olive Fire Responds To Shed Fire

Posted on September 8, 2015

August 22nd midafternoon firefighters from Budd Lake and Flanders responded to Drakestown road for a report of a large shed on fire Car 91 arrived and reported a 20 x 20 shed fully involved in fire with no exposer problems. Squad 56 was first due and stretched an inch and three quarter line and started to knock down the fire followed by Engine 95 who supplied water to the squad and assisted there crew with extinguishment of the fire. The township EMS crews treated and released the homeowner with minor injuries. Car 51, Engine 59 and Budd Lake and Flanders EMS were also on scene. The fire in under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office and Mt. Olive Police.    

Mt. Olive Fire Responds To Deck Fire

Posted on September 8, 2015

Sunday morning firefighters were called to Baker Lane for a report of smoke coming from the rear of the house Car 51 arrived an reported a fire in the rear deck and had Engine 53 pull a hose line and a chain saw to the rear of the home. Car 52 arrived and had command of the rear Engine 59 and Engine 95 assisted with extinguishment and overhaul of the fire. The fire was under control within 15 min. The fire was contained to the outside deck with no damage to the home. The fire is under investigation by the Mt. Olive Police and Fire Marshal’s office. Budd Lake and Flanders First Aid stood by along with Squad 56.   

Good People Help Firefighters Assist Vet

Posted on September 28, 2015

The Budd Lake Fire Department this weekend helped out a veteran who is a neighbor of one our members. He is a Marine combat vet suffering from PTSD and she is 8 months pregnant. They were living on the streets in Morristown until recently when they spent all the money they have to afford an apartment. After a post on Sunday night by our one member his phone and face book messenger exploded with people wanting to help and donate items. After working with some friends who have experience with this type of thing along with firefighters, assisted in delivering the much needed items to the family. Great Job by Assistant Chief Mike Dorlon with getting it done.    

 

Firefighters Participated In The Tunnel To Towers Run

Posted on September 28, 2015

Some members of the Budd Lake FD participated in the Stephen Sillers tunnel to towers run. Which retraces the footsteps of Firefighter Sillers. On September 11, 2001, Stephen had just gotten off the late shift at Squad 1, Park Slope, Brooklyn. He was on his way to play golf with his brothers when his scanner told of the first plane hitting the Twin Towers. When he heard the news, Stephen called his wife Sally and asked her to tell his brothers he would catch up with them later, and then returned to Squad 1 to get his gear. Stephen drove his truck to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, but it was already closed. So he strapped 60 lbs. of gear to his back, rushed on foot through gridlocked traffic and ran from the Tunnel to the Towers where he gave up his life while saving others.

 

Let us never forget 9/11!