Firefighters Respond For Overturned Car

Posted on December 2, 2016

This week Budd Lake Fire and Rescue responded to Sandshore Rd. for a report of a overturned car into the woods. Car 50 arrived and found a car that went off the road and overturned into a ditch the driver was out of the car and uninjured Squad 56 stood by while the tow company pulled the car out the roadway was reopened within a half hour.   

Wet Car Fire On Rt. 80 In Budd Lake

Posted on December 2, 2016

November 30th shortly after 9 pm calls came in to the Mount Olive Police desk for a truck fire on Interstate 80 east with poor road conditions from heavy rain units found a GMC Yukon with the engine compartment heavily involved in fire. Engine 59 stretched an inch and three quarter bumper line on the fire as heavy rain came down making for hazardous driving by passing motorists. The fire was put out within 10 minutes and crew left the interstate within a half hour. There were no injuries and State Police reopen the highway in a half hour.     

Firefighters Attend Advanced Auto Grand Opening

Posted on December 3, 2016

Friday December 2nd 2 Chiefs and a crew from Engine 59 attended the grand opening of the new Advanced Auto Parts in the Village Green shopping plaza the Mayor and several dignitaries from the township were on hand to welcome them to the community. The Fire Department always supports our local businesses and wish them good luck.  

Firefighters Train On Vacant Hotel

Posted on December 26, 2016

The fire department had a great chance to train with the Rockaway Twp. Fire Department on a vacant hotel in their town that was going to be torn down. Ladder 58 and several members work with other firefighters in forcing doors and stretching hand lines down hallways. Other drills were focused on Raped Intervention Training. The firefighter trained for 3 hours and then went back to their fire house and did a drill overview and had lunch.

Firefighters Handle 2 Extrications In A Week

Posted on December 26, 2016

The morning of December 7th Squad 56 and Car 50 & 51 used the Jaws of Life on a car accident at Naughtright Rd. and Drakestown Rd. the person was quickly removed and transported to a local hospital.

Two days later this time later in the night Squad 56 Car 50 & 52 responded to the intersection of Sandshore Rd. and Smithtown for a 2-car crash with one person trapped with the help from Rescue 77 crews removed the person and was transported to a local hospital and 3 people from the other car were treated at the scene and released.   


Budd Lake Firefighters Keep Busy Helping Around Town

Posted on December 26, 2016
The new ice skating rink in Turkey Brook Park needed to be filled so Tender 57 filled over 18,000 gallons of water to the rink.

Santa visited Budd Lake Christmas Eve BLFD escorted Santa around the Budd Lake area this Saturday Christmas Eve saying hello and checking his lists and handing out candy covering the following areas of  Indian Park and Mountain Park II, Woodfield Estates, Vasa park, Aldersgate Circle, Woodsedge area, Pershing Estates, Gold Mine Estates, Morris Chase Estates, Country Oaks, Netcong Road Area, Brookside Drive, Camelot area, Indian Spring Road Area, Country Club Estates (Ridge Rd and Manor House Rd Area), Saunders Lane Area. We hope all had a great time.

After all the Christmas Day fun the Fire Department was asked to come out and remove a drone from a tree in Eagle Rock Village the firefighters were glad to assist Ladder 58 came out and retrieved the drone that was stuck abought 75 feet in the tree One young man Christmas toy was saved.  



Budd Lake Assists Flanders At Car Fire

Posted on December 26, 2016

Recently firefighters were called to the Oakwood Village Apartments for a report of a car fire around building 56. Rescue 97 and Engine 59 arrived and found a car with light smoke coming from the engine compartment crews quickly opened the dash of the car and extinguished a small fire the car had minor damage and there were no injuries.

Quick Knock On Budd Lake Apartment Fire

Posted on December 29, 2016

A quiet Sunday December 11th got busy when a maintenance worker for the Eagle Rock Village Apartment complex called the police station and said they responded to a fire alarm and when they opened the apartment they saw smoke. The dispatcher alerted Budd Lake Fire and Car 51 arrived quickly and reported a fire in the living room and requested a second alarm box. Car 50 and 52 along with Engine 53 and Ladder 58 arrived and one line was stretched up to the 2nd floor apartment and the fire was quickly put out causing some fire and smoke damage. Tower 96 assisted Ladder 58 with ventilation all other fire units were returned. No one was home at the time of the fire and it is under investigation by the Mt. Olive Police and the Fire Marshal’s office.   



Budd Lake Assists Washington Twp.

Posted on December 30, 2016

Monday morning one day after Christmas in the early morning hours the Washington Township (Morris County) Fire Companies were dispatched to Ruth Ln. for a report of a fire in the bathroom Chief 2 arrived and reported a fire in the bathroom and instructed the first due engine to stretch and inch and three quarter line in to the fire just as Hackettstown Fires Truck 78-69 pulled in and went to work opening the roof just as fire started showing from the roof area. Crews had the fire knocked down within a half hour and contained the fire to the attack and bathroom area. Long Valley, Fairmount, Schoolye’s Mountain and Tri County Fire Companies worked the scene as Budd Lake Fire provided the Rapid Intervention Crew assignment. Long Valley First Aid and the Washington Twp. Police also assisted. There were no injuries reported.