Beef And Brew Mount Olive Police

Posted on October 3, 2017

Fire Takes Part In Tinc School Fall Fest

Posted on October 8, 2017

Firefighters brought in the big green monster as the kids call it the 5 Ton Military Truck was on display for the kids and adults to climb on and in. The kids had a great time and firefighter did as well showing off the truck that will be used for high water calls and snow emergency’s. Please stop by the fire house and see all the trucks on October 14 during open house.  

Firefighters Extinguish Small Fire On Rt. 80

Posted on October 8, 2017

During the recent dry spell firefighters responded to the Rt. 46 ramp to Rt. 80 for a brush fire Engine 53 used a water can and some rakes to quickly put out the small fire and returned to service within 20 minutes. 

Squad 56 Handles Some Recent Crashes

Posted on October 8, 2017

The fire department keep busy with a few car crashes around town Squad 56 responded to these crashes and cleaned up debris there were no serious injuries at the crashes.  

Budd Lake Fire Drill With Air Bags

Posted on October 8, 2017

This past month firefighters held a drill on their new air bags that were just placed in service. Crews practiced raising and lowing them as well as placement under vehicles and also a new tractor trailer air bag. The new equipment will enhance our capability on a very busy Route 80 and 46.  

Budd Lake 2 Car Fires In 2 Days

Posted on October 9, 2017

On back to back days Budd Lake and Flanders firefighters keep busy with car fires on Interstate 80 the first one came around dinner time on October 4th as calls came in for a car fire on rt. 80 east mm 24 Cars 50,51, &52 arrived and had a fully involved car on the shoulder. Engine 59 came in and stretched their bumper line out and had the fire knocked down within 15 minutes followed by Rescue 97 assisting crews on scene. The next day around lunch time the same units responded back to rt. 80 this time west bound at 25.2 for a car fire this one was going good in the engine compartment crews had that one out within 15 minutes as well. There were no injuries at both incidents.   

Budd Lake Assists Netcong

Posted on October 9, 2017

September 17th as firefighters were returning from the NJ State Fire Firefighters Convention in Wildwood Netcong Fire was dispatched to a reported house fire behind there Maple Ave station. The first arriving units had a 2-story house with fire on the first-floor crews stretched a line to a first-floor bedroom and quickly knocked down the fire. As second alarm units starting coming in ladders were put up and a vent was started. Local EMS setup rehab and station coverage was put in place. There was no reported injuries at the scene and the fire is under investigation.  

Car Crashes Into Hensyn Village Apartment

Posted on October 10, 2017

Firefighters responded to Hensyn Village Apartments building L for a report of a car into the building. Car 50 and 51 arrived and had a car with the front end into the apartment Engine 59 arrived and secured the building and utilities and stood by for the building department to inspect damages. There were no injuries and the building was deemed safe and turned over to the Hensyn maintenance.  

Fire Prevention Week In Our Schools

Posted on October 13, 2017

This week Firefighters went around to the schools in our response area and some day cares and the library to teach kids fire safety. The kids had a great time seeing some of our equipment and meeting our firefighters, we hope all had fun and don’t forget this Saturday 10 am till 2 pm at The Budd Lake Fire House open house come and see all our equipment.   

Fire Prevention Open House

Posted on October 15, 2017

Fire prevention week ended with open house at the fire house there were plenty for the kids to do. A jr. firefighter challenge course, stop drop and roll, how to dial 911 and the smoke house. Parents also had stuff to do fire extinguisher training and a demonstration on car extraction. All the departments trucks were on display.   

Car Fire In Eagle Rock

Posted on October 20, 2017

Budd Lake Fire Dept was holding there weekly Tuesday night drill on the forgotten tools of the Fire Company. Half way through the drill a call to Mt. Olive Twp Dispatch reporting a car fire at Eagle Rock Apartments Building 9. On arrival the owner of the car was attempting to extinguished the fire which was in the dash board of the Audi. The fire was to much for the jugs of water and the owner couldn't get water where it was needed. When the Engine arrived the car was beginning to get involved, Firefighters pulled a 1-3/4 CAFS line to work the fire. Their were no injuries reported and the fire was held to the original car


Budd Lake & Flanders Drill On New Rescue Rope

Posted on October 30, 2017

Crews drilled with a training company on the use of some new rope equipment that was just purchased.Teams took turns raising and lowering a rescue basket from a roof and then went and worked on packaging victims in a rescue basket and the different ways to use ladders to bring people down from high places. The drill lasted 3 hours but was very informative. Safety and Survival Training LLC was the company.    

Mutual Aid Structure Fire To Hackettstown

Posted on October 30, 2017

Budd Lake fire department RIT was requested mutual aid into Hackettstown for a commercial fire. Ladder 58 changed assignments while in route to ladder the building and assist with venting the roof and also assisted with overhaul. Flanders Rescue 97 assisted with ground ladders and stood by RIT in the front of the structure. The fire was knocked down quickly and units remained on scene for hours overhauling and checking for hot spots. An employee suffered smoke inhalation but was treated on scene and refused to go to the hospital.