Gas Leak Evacuates School Kids

Posted on November 9, 2015

11/2/15 This morning at approx. 08:50am the Budd Lake Fire department was dispatched to Wolfe Rd for the report of a gas main break. On arrival of Car 52 a large plume was visible and a City Wide alarm was dispatched bringing Flanders Fire Department in to assist. With the assistance of Mount Olive Police the adjacent day care was evacuated to the Mount Olive Middle school while buses were being called in to assist in total evacuation of the Middle School as well. Fire units laid a supply line and operated a protection line while firefighters moved a vehicle that was near the gas main break and was still running. Mutual aid from Netcong Fire Dept was also requested to the scene to assist with manpower and evacuations. Units remained on this scene for approx. 2 hours until the gas company secured the line and adjacent buildings could be checked for gas. During this incident a Second alarm structure fire was dispatched in the Clover Hill development. This incident brought in more mutual aid departments to assist at both the gas leak and structure fire. Thank you to Netcong FD, Chester FD, Roxbury FD, Schooleys Mountain FD, Stanhope FD, and Long Valley EMS.

Truck Or Treat

Posted on November 9, 2015

This Saturday on Halloween the Budd Lake Fire Dept. did a "Truck or Treat" around the Budd Lake area. They drove around neighborhoods from 4-8:30 handing out some candy and goodies and saw a lot of great trick or treaters and had a blast handing out candy it was a great success and will be back next year. 

Firefighters Conduct Training Drills

Posted on November 27, 2015

Recently firefighters trained on high rise firefighting preparing for fires in hotels using the stairwells at the High School polishing their skills on advancing hose lines in stairwells and down long hallways. The district has 5 hotels witch include 4 story, 3 story and 2 story type. The firefighters also drilled on roof ventilation using a simulated roof trailer crews took turns cutting holes and other skills needed.      

Budd Lake Responds To Rt. 80 For A Brush Fire

Posted on November 27, 2015

Engine 59 and Chief 50 and 51 responded to west bound Rt. 80 for a brush fire units arrived and found a 50 foot wide by 300 foot long fire spreading the center medium Engine 59 along with units from the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service stretched 1 inch lines and started extinguishing the fire on both sides of the highway. New Jersey State Police closed one lane in both directions so firefighters could work safely the fire was under control within a half hour and the road was reopened.     

3 Injured On Rt. 46 At 7-11

Posted on November 27, 2015

Fire and Rescue responded to a two car crash on route 46 in front of 7-11 Chief 51 and Squad 56 arrived and had 3 injured people from two cars all minor injuries and were taken to the hospital by Budd Lake First Aid Squad. Squad 56 cleaned up the crash and the highway was reopened within a half hour.

Late Night Roll Over On Rt. 46

Posted on November 27, 2015

Fire and Rescue were sent to Route 46 in front of the lake for a car rolled over Cars 51 and 52 along with Squad 56 arrived and found a car had rolled up a rock wall and flipped over with the driver out of the car with a hand injury, the Budd Lake First Aid Squad transported the man to the hospital. Crews assisted the tow company with clearing the car and the highway was reopened within an hour.

Roll Over With Entrapment Rt. 46

Posted on November 27, 2015

Firefighters responded to route 46 in front on the Budd Lake Transmission Shop for a car rolled over with a person trapped Car 50 and 51 along with Squad 56 found a women trapped upside down in the car 56’s crew went to work with the jaws to open the doors and remove the women. The women was removed within fifteen minutes and transported to Morristown Hospital by the Budd Lake Rescue Squad. JCP&L were called to the scene a telephone pole was snapped in half as a result of the crash. Assisting at the scene were Fire Marshal 1 and 3, Hackettstown Regional EMS, Rescue 81, 77 and Flanders Rescue Squad. The highway was fully reopened 4 hours later.