Budd Lake & Flanders Drill

Posted on December 22, 2013

Firefighters from several towns converged on Flanders Sunday for a training exercise in three buildings that are scheduled to be demolished. The Country Barn, a furniture store that operated for many years in a converted barn on Flanders-Bartley Road, and two houses on either side of it will be demolished within the next couple of weeks to make way for an expansion of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. The company allowed area firefighters and emergency medical personnel to practice the techniques they use during fires and other emergencies.

http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20131118/NJNEWS/311180007/Morris-area-firefighters-converge-Flanders-training

 

Budd Lake Sends Tender To Chester Fire

Posted on December 22, 2013

Tuesday morning November 26th around 10:00 am firefighters from Chester Fire Co. responded to Rt. 24 in the township for a report of a fire in a dwelling. Deputy Chief Drysdale arrived and had fire in the rear of the house coming from the chimney area that quickly spread to the roof, the first in engine stretched lines and tried to cut off the fire but were forced out when fire broke through the roof and started to collapse several hand lines and a ladder pipe were put in service to knock down the fire. Fairmont Fire positioned there compressed air foam truck on the front lawn and assisted in knocking down the fire. Mutual aide fire companies continued to arrive and assist with setting up water shuttle due to lack of hydrants in the area. Flanders and Netcong engines secured a 5,000 foot hose lay from a hydrant up the street to give crews extra water.  After most of the fire was knocked down crews went back in and worked to bring the fire under control and do extensive overhaul there were no injuries reported and the fire was under control within two hours. Fire companies that responded to the scene were from Budd Lake, Randolph, Mendham Borough, Brookside, Netcong, Flanders, New Vernon, Mendham Township, Ralston, and Fairmount Fire Co. the Morris County Rehab bus and the Morris County Mutual Aid Coordinator also assisted.   

Budd Lake Sends Tender To Bryam

Posted on December 22, 2013

Just after midnight on November 30th Sparta dispatch received call for a structure fire on Richmond Ave. in Bryam Township as the first engine and Chiefs arrived there was fire showing front of the house crews stretched a line in and started to knock down fire as a second alarm was dispatched as well as a tender task force due to the lack of fire hydrants in the area. Crews soon ran into trouble when they encountered a lot of clutter in the home and could not get to the attack stairs before the fire made its way up into the attack and across the entire roof. Several hand lines were stretched and companies open up the roof. The fire was brought under control within an hour and a half the occupants were able to escape the blaze but suffered minor burns and were treated at a local hospital crews remained on the scene till early morning. Mutual Aid Units from Stanhope, Budd Lake, Andover, Newton, Hackettstown and Hopatcong assisted at the scene or in station coverage.

Crash And Fire In Mt. Olive On Rt. 80

Posted on December 22, 2013

Monday morning Budd Lake Fire was dispatched to Rt. 80 east at MM 25 for a single car crash with entrapment and the car smoking. Car 50 and 51 arrived and found the person out of the car and the car on fire, a paramedic supervisor passing by stopped along with a Patterson off duty police officer and removed the person and started first aid. EMS from Hackettstown Hospital arrived and took over patient care while Squad 56 pulled up and started to knock down the fire. Flanders Fire Rescue 97 and Eng. 95 were also on scene to assist. There was only one car into a tree the driver was transported to Morristown by ground.  

Mt. Olive Flanders Netcong Rd. 2nd Alarm 12/4/13

Posted on December 22, 2013

Wednesday December 4th around 4:15 in the morning firefighters from Flanders and Budd Lake responded to 273 Flanders Netcong Rd. in the Flanders section of the township for a report of a fully involved structure fire Car 91 and 51 arrived and found heavy fire in the front of the house and starting to involve the roof. Engine 95 took the driveway and dropped two blitz lines and started to knock down fire as engine 59 arrived and feed water to 95 command called for a second alarm as well as a tender task force due to the lack of hydrants in the area. There was a car in the garage so crews after knocking down the bulk of the fire conducted searches in the basement and first floors and when it was safe to enter the second floor as well and found nothing just as a conformation that the owner was not home came from the police department. The fire was brought under control within forty five minutes and crews remained on the scene overhauling most of the morning. Fire companies from Netcong, Chester, Hackettstown, Randolph, Morris County Mutual Aid Coordinator’s, County air truck, County rehab unit and the Morris County Tender task force along with a stand by task force for station coverage. There were no injuries and the fire is under investigation by the Mt. Olive Police, Fire Marshal’s Office as well as the Morris County Prosecutors Office. Sadly the house suffered heave fire damage and was vacant the new homeowners were set to move in later that morning.    

Budd Lake Fire Sends R.I.C And Tender To Washington Twp.

Posted on December 22, 2013

Just before 3 in the afternoon calls came in to the Morris County Communications center for a report of a house fire at 7 Shenandoah Ct. in the Fairmont section of the township. The Fairmont Chief was the first to arrive and found the two story large home heavily involved in fire and requested a second alarm as well as a full Tender task force due to the lack of hydrants. First in crews had to go defensive from the start, the roof was heavily involved in fire and collapsed quickly so large hand lines and ladder pipes were deployed on the fire. Units coming in were hampered by heavy snow falling and a tight dead end street once units got set up and a good water supply was set up units operated into the night making sure all fire was out. There were no injuries at the scene and the fire is under investigation by Washington Township Police and Morris County Prosecutors Office. Fire and First Aid Squads that assisted at the scene were all Washington Twp. Fire companies, Budd Lake,  Flanders, Chester, Califon, Oldwick, County Tender task force, County Rehab bus and the County Mutual Coordinators.