Squad 56, T-55 Assist Byram Fire

Posted on November 3, 2018

Budd Lake FD Squad 56 was requested to route 80 in Byram on a rescue box assignment requested by Byram Chief1 . The rescue box brought not only Byram FD but Budd Lake FD for the Squad, Allamuchy FD for a rescue and Green Twp FD for an engine. A tractor trailer went off route 80 and between an overpass landing on Waterloo Road. Picatinny hazmat was requested for the the large fluid spill as well BLFD Tactical support 55. BLFD units remained on scene until just after 2am.

Crashes From The Last 2 Months

Posted on November 10, 2018

The Fire Department responded to several traffic accidents over the last 2 months. Crews did general cleanup and 1 extrication injuries ranged from minor to serious. Atlantic EMS and Budd Lake EMS handled all persons involved.  

Budd Lake Assists Dover Fire

Posted on November 10, 2018

Firefighters were called late into the night the day after a huge fire destroyed 4 buildings in Dover. Engine 59 and Chief 50 responded and operated for 6 hours watching hot spots and putting pop up fires. The crew returned to station around 6:30 am.

Rt. 80 Car Fire

Posted on November 17, 2018

Recently Mt. Olive Fire responded to Rt. 80 East @ mm 25 for a car fire. Car 50, 51, 52, Engine 95, 59 and R-97 responded and quickly extinguished the fire within a half hour all units went back in service there were no injuries.  

Budd Lake Assists Hackettstown Fire

Posted on November 17, 2018

Ladder 58 and Car 51 responded as a Rapid Intervention Crew to main street in Hackettstown for a chimney fire. Crews had a small fire in a commercial chimney in a 4 story building, Ladder 58 was assigned to the rear of the building and ready to ladder the roof if needed, while the crew was stationed at the front of the building. Crews operated for abought an hour and a half the fire was brought under control and companies were released.  

Firefighters Drill On Vacant House

Posted on November 17, 2018

The fire department conducted a Saturday morning drill on a house that is going to be torn down on Goldmine Rd. Crews worked off the ladder truck and ground ladders cutting vent holes in roofs and drilling on different Techniques of opening up roofs for ventilation and different types of roofing material. The drill lasted 2 plus hours. The next Tuesday crews went back and drilled on roof operations again and also used the inside of the house for breaching walls.   

Gas Line Struck On Main Street

Posted on November 17, 2018

Engine 59, Engine 95, Car 51 and 52 responded to the intersection of Main Street and Mountain Ave. in the Flanders Section of town for a struck gas line. The company working on gas lines in the area cut a 2 inch gas line with an active leak. The road was shut down and the gas company was called. Fire crews stood by till the gas company arrived and shut down the line. Companies were released and the line repair was turned over the company for repair units returned within a hour.  

Car Fire In Hensyn Village Apartments

Posted on November 17, 2018

During the recent snow storm Firefighters were called to Hensyn Village Apartments building E around 3 am for a car on fire in the lot. Cars 50, 51, 52 and Engine 59 arrived and crews stretched an inch and three quarter line on the fire that was burning in the engine compartment. The fire was put out within fifteen min. and crews were released within a half hour there were no injuries.  

Budd Lake Assists Stanhope Fire

Posted on November 21, 2018

Firefighters were assigned as Rapid Intervention Crew 

Monday night Stanhope Fire was dispatched to Main Street for a fire in and attic, first arriving units found smoke and fire venting from the attack area. A second alarm was struck brining Netcong, Byram and Budd Lake fire (Rapid Intervention Crew) to the scene units stretched a hand line to the top floor and quickly knocked down the fire. The fire was held to the top floor crews remained on scene for a few hours doing overhaul there were no injuries and the fire is under investigation by the Sussex County Fire Marshals.