Ridgewood Professional Firefighters


    Congratulations On Your Retirement Captain Albano!

    From L-R: PFF Kostro, FF Zales, FI Young, FF O’Connor, Capt. Albano, LT Weber, Capt Schmidt, PFF Kakolewski, FF Krug.

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    2nd Ridgewood house fire within 90 minutes

    November 28th 2014
    Boyd A. Loving

    Ridgewood NJ, A fire that began on the second floor of a home located at 19 Liberty Street, Ridgewood, reported at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, 11/28, was quickly extinguished by Ridgewood fire fighters with the assistance of fire personnel from Glen Rock and Waldwick.

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    Platoon C Battles Basement Fire

    November 28,2014
    Boyd A. Loving

    Ridgewood NJ, Numerous 911 calls were received by Ridgewood FD shortly after 3:00 PM on Friday, 11/28 reporting a basement fire at 300 Block of South Pleasant Avenue. First arriving units observed smoke coming from a second story window and the back door. All occupants of the home and a dog had safely evacuated the home prior to arrival of the fire department.

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    Ridgewood firefighter completes Kona Ironman

    NOVEMBER 21, 2014, 12:31 AM

    What does it take to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 up the side of a volcano, and then run a 26.2-mile marathon? Ask Ridgewood resident and Fire Lieutenant Brendan Corcoran, who completed the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii last month. Corcoran battled heat and extreme winds in order to complete the event in just over 10 hours.

    Brendan Corcoran completed the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in just over 10 hours placing him in the top quarter of more than 2,100 racers. At right, he relaxes with his wife, Kate, and daughters Cailin, 4, and baby Keira.

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    Recommendations for EMS and Medical First Responders, Including Firefighters and Law Enforcement Personnel

    Guidance for handling inquiries and responding to patients with suspected Ebola symptoms, and for keeping workers safe.

    EMS personnel can safely manage a patient with suspected or confirmed Ebola by following recommended isolation and infection control procedures, including standard, contact, and droplet precautions. Particular attention should be paid to protecting mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, and mouth from splashes of infectious material, or self-inoculation from soiled gloves. Early recognition and identification of patients with potential Ebola is critical. An EMS agency managing a suspected Ebola patient should follow these CDC recommendations:

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    Ridgewood Firefighters Raise Money for Breast Cancer Awareness

    October 10, 2014

    For the third year, Ridgewood FMBA Local 47 members have bought T-shirts to be worn on duty for one dedicated week in October to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.
    The donated funds are donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
    Here we have some members from Platoons A and B getting together at shift change.

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    Pedestrian pinned under NJ Transit bus in Ridgewood

    October 6th 2014
    Boyd A. Loving

    Ridgewood NJ , A NJ Transit bus struck a male pedestrian crossing Oak Street at the intersection of Franklin Avenue in Ridgewoodon Monday evening, 10/06 at approximately 7:15 PM. The victim was pinned under the driver’s side of the bus and remained there until freed by Ridgewood firefighters. The bus was operating on Route #752. The victim was conscious and alert as he was being placed on an ambulance stretcher. He was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center; injuries were reported to his leg and ankle

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    Knights of Columbus Annual Stickball Tournament

    September 28,2014
    Richard Hrvatin

    Ridgewood NJ,The Ridgewood Knights of Columbus Council #1736 held their annual stickball tournament, now in its fifth year, on Saturday September 27th on Passaic Street in Ridgewood. First place went to Chris Eidschun, Paul Brennan, Doug Christopher, and Brian Peacock of the Ridgewood Fire Department. This year’s event was held in honor of one of Ridgewood’s Bravest, Fireman Steven Lawrence Missel and his Family.

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    Change Your Clock Change Your Battery®

    CHANGE YOUR CLOCK CHANGE YOUR BATTERY® PROGRAMThe Ridgewood Professional Firefighters would like to remind you, smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries need to be changed at least twice a year. So when you change your clock ahead on November 2nd, remember to change and test the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Be sure to remind your friends, family and neighbors to do the same. Working smoke alarms provide vital early warning in the event of a fire.

    For more information on smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home, contact the Ridgewood Fire Department 201-444-4226.

    Take part in the "Change Your Clock Change Your Battery" program by Energizer Bunny.


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