Budd Lake Firefighters Conduct Drills

Posted on November 6, 2016

Over the last month the firefighters took part in 2 drills with other departments. The first one was at the Warren County Fire Academy with the Allamuchy Fire Department practicing Rapid Intervention Crew drills using the class A burn building under live fire conditions rescuing trapped firefighters. Both departments took turns working together and learning each other’s tools.

The second drill was working with the Morris County Park Police and Mount Olive Police training on the 5-ton military trucks learning how to drive and operate the trucks driving on ruff terrain and using the winch system. Mt. Olive Township has a 5 ton high wheel truck to be utilized by the Fire Departments and Police for high water and large snow storms to get to places other trucks cannot get to.     

Budd Lake Apartment Damaged By Fire

Posted on November 27, 2016


This morning Sunday 11/27/16 at 05:46 hours the Budd Lake Fire Department was dispatched to Building A Hensyn Village apartments for a reported apartment fire. First arriving units found a working fire and dispatched a second alarm. Engine 53 arrived and stretched an inch and three quarter line to the first-floor apartment as Ladder 58 laid in from a hydrant and Tower 96 came in and went to the second floor and checked for extension. The fire was knocked down in under 20 minutes and all occupants were out of the apartment. The apartment suffered heavy fire and smoke damage. Four residents were displaced and are being assisted by the Red Cross. Units remained on scene until 08:30 hours for investigation and over haul. There was one Police Officer that was taken to the hospital and released for minor smoke inhalation. Flanders, Netcong, Chester and Hackettstown fire companies assisted at the scene along with Flanders and Budd Lake First Aid Squads. The Fire is under investigation by the Mount Olive Police and the Office of the Fire Marshal.    

Bus Accident On Rt. 80 With No Injuries

Posted on November 27, 2016

The morning of a planned bus extrication drill firefighters were called to route 80 west for a school bus into the woods. Units arrived to find the large school bus had no children on the bus just a driver and he was out of the bus EMS checked him out and he was not injured firefighters stood by until the tow company came and got ready to remove the bus. Firefighters returned to the station and started there drill.         

Budd Lake Fire Conducts Bus Extraction Drill

Posted on November 27, 2016

Recently the Fire Department along with the First Aid Squad, Flanders Fire and Allamuchy Fire conducted a drill on bus accidents it was set up as a school bus rolled over onto a car with people trapped. The crews each took a side of the bus. Budd Lake Fire and Allamuchy Fire stabilized the bus as Flanders Fire removed the driver from the front at the same time Budd Lake First Aid worked on removing the person from the car trapped under the bus. Everyone took part in removing the people trapped in the bus. All personal learned some good lessons on bus construction and where to make cuts and where were the safest areas to remove kids from the bus.