Budd Lake Assists Netcong Fire

Posted on December 9, 2014

Sunday November 30th the Netcong Fire Company was dispatched to Netcong Heights Apartments Building 23 for a report of a fire in a bedroom, first in crews found heavy smoke coming from the windows of the apartment and stretched in and inch and three quarter line. Command called for a second alarm as crews attacked the fire and had it knocked down within five minutes and vented the structure. The fire was confined to a matters and some furniture in the room. There were no injuries and mutual aid was provided by Budd Lake, Stanhope, Flanders, Bryam, Mt. Arlington and Roxbury Fire Companies on scene as well as station coverage and Stanhope / Netcong First Aid provided rehab and EMS coverage.   


Budd Lake Fire Conducted Joint RIC Training

Posted on December 9, 2014

Budd Lake Fire conducted joint RIC Training with Netcong, Hackettstown & Flanders Fire Departments this morning crews went over each other’s Rapid Intervention bags and other equipment and then split up into groups and worked on techniques to rescue down firefighters. The drill lasted for two hours and and after there was a review of the drills events and a question and answer period. Crews had a great time working together and a good understanding of saving each other.


Firefighters Drill On Bailout System

Posted on December 9, 2014

Sunday December 7th Budd Lake Firefighters went to the Warren County Fire Academy and did extensive training on their new safety harness that were issued to the Rapid Intervention Crew a specialized team trained to save firefighters if they get in trouble. Firefighters took turns being lowered out of windows and sliding down ladders they were taught to bail out windows save themselves in case they become trapped. The training was conducted by Fire Ground Technologies a group of firefighters that are retired or still members of the New York City Fire Department.      

Budd Lake Fire Attends Netcong Holiday Parade

Posted on December 9, 2014

Ladder 58 was decked out with lights and a few members in the holiday spirit and off they went to the Bough of Netcong to celebrate the season. A couple of hundred people attended the mile or so route witch ended at the Netcong Fire House for the towns tree lighting. The parade was full of Fire Departments and other town organizations. A good time was had by all.     

Budd Lake Handles Car Fire In Mt. Olive Library

Posted on December 19, 2014

Thursday around diner time Budd Lake and Flanders Fire Departments were dispatched to the parking lot of the Mount Olive Township library for a car on fire, Car 52 arrived and reported a fire in the engine compartment. Engine 59 stretched there 100 foot bumper line and started knocking down the fire as Engine 95 arrived soon after and assisted overhaul. The fire was put out within fifteen minutes and no injuries were reported. The cause is under investigation by the Mt. Olive Police and Fire Marshal.


Santa Claus Visits Budd Lake Fires Kids Christmas Party

Posted on December 19, 2014

Santa Claus visits during Budd Lake Fires annual kids Christmas Party. Thank You Santa

Firefighters Trained On ROV-UTV Safety

Posted on December 19, 2014

Firefighters trained on ROV-UTV safety with the Budd Lake First Squad and there new ROV. A few members took a 3 hour training safety class on how to operate the vehicle up and down hills and over rough terrain as well as proper stopping and starting. The new off road vehicle will be mostly used for events at Turkey Brook Park as well as searches and large incidents.

Santa Rides In To Town

Posted on December 21, 2014

Budd Lake Fire Brings Santa to Town 


Mt. Olive Fire Knocks Car Fire

Posted on December 29, 2014

Monday December 29th just before 2 pm Mt. Olive Dispatchers received several calls for a car on fire in the driveway of 4 River Road smoke could be scene from a distance as units arrived and confirmed a working car fire near the residence. Flanders Engine 95 arrived and stretched an inch and three quarter hand line and started knocking down the fire as Budd Lake Engine 59 came in and feed 95 engine with a supply line and there crew was sent to pull siding that had melted and also check the garage for extension. The fire was placed under control within fifteen minutes there was some melting of the siding on the house but no damage to the garage and no injuries were reported. The fire is under investigation by the Mt. Olive Police and Fire Marshal.