Firefighters Conduct Recent Drills

Posted on September 9, 2016

Firefighters recently trained on a new piece of equipment presented by FF-1. Crews from around the area took turns trying out a new sled used for firefighter rescue.

Budd Lake Firefighters also trained on some new extrication equipment used to stabilize cars that are overturned in car accidents.

Firefighters are always training and working hard to keep up to date with the latest tools to keep the public safe.  

Wires Start Brush Fire

Posted on September 9, 2016

Recently firefighters were dispatched to waterloo rd. for a brush fire started by down power lines Chief 50, 51, 52 and Engine 53 responded and waited for J.C.P. & L arrived and shut down the power. Engine 53 then used a trash line and put out the remaining fire. Power was restored later that day.

Mount Olive Fire Units Extinguish Car Fire

Posted on September 9, 2016

Recently fire and EMS units were dispatched to Clover Hill Dr. for a car on fire in the driveway. Car 50 arrived and reported a working car fire in the engine compartment just as Rescue 97 pulled up and used a bumper line and quickly knocked the fire there were no injuries and the fire is being investigated by Mt. Olive Police and Fire Marshal’s Office.

Mt. Olive Fire Units Respond To Route 80 For An Overturned Jeep

Posted on September 9, 2016

Recently Car 50, 51, 91 and Rescue 97 responded to rt. 80 west for a jeep overturned in the center guard rail units stood by for the wrecker to remove the truck the person was treated and taken to a local hospital by Atlantic EMS with minor injuries. The highway was reopened within an hour.  

Budd Lake Assist Warren County Fire

Posted on September 10, 2016

Tender 57 Went to Mansfield for a Barn Fire

Engine 59 Stood by in Hackettstown Fire House

Friday September 9, 2016 around 5 in the afternoon calls came in to the Warren County Dispatch Center reporting a barn on fire at the Donaldson Farm on Allen Road a local landmark in Mansfield Township. All 4 township fire companies were notified smoke could be seen for miles away the Chief upon arrival requested a 2nd alarm and a Tender Task force. The first 2 engines secured hydrants and started attacking the fire from a defensive posture as the roof had caved in and the back part of the 50 x 200 foot barn was full of hay witch made it hard for firefighters to attack. There was concern also for a report that there was pesticides and fertilizers on site as well so crew were careful to work around that and had several hand lines out and a backhoe was brought in to take down some of the building so they could get to the hay. Crews remained on scene for several hours hitting hot spots and cleaning up. There were no injuries reported and the fire is under investigation by Police and Fire Marshals. Hackettstown, Budd Lake, Independence, Washington Township and other Warren County agency’s assisted Mansfield Township units at the scene and with station coverage.          

Firefighters Take Part In 9-11 Memorial’s

Posted on September 18, 2016

Firefighters take part in 9-11 memorial’s Sunday morning at the Mount Olive 9-11 memorial then at night the Morris County Memorial. 15 years later we still and will always never forget.