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Wood-Ridge, NJ - An auto body shop on Park Place East was completely destroyed by an overnight fire on the evening of May 17th. At approximately 9:30 P.M., the Hasbrouck Heights FD was dispatched on a reported fire for the Wood-Ridge FD, as Wood-Ridge was out of service for the evening due to a department function. - See full story on page 10

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Resident Burned, Firefighter Injured in Lodi House Fire Lodi, NJ - At 5:44 P.M. on April 15th, Lodi fire companies were dispatched to 64 Mitchell Street for smoke and fire reported coming from a home. First arriving Chief Cannici and Assistant Chief Owen confirmed a working fire and transmitted the working fire dispatch, which brought in a FAST team (RIT) from Wallington, an engine from Saddle Brook and a ladder truck from Garfield. A second-alarm was quickly struck, bringing additional mutual aid companies in to the scene, including an engine from WoodRidge, an engine from Rochelle Park and a ladder from Wallington. First-due Engine 615 and Ladder 613 arrived on scene and were met with heavy fire conditions coming out of the front windows of the home. An aggressive interior attack was put into place. Second arriving Engine 614 stretched a third line and began to assist with the interior attack while Engine 612's crew assisted with roof ventilation as well as the interior attack. Conditions began deteriorating as the second floor flashed over and heavy fire vented from the top floor, forcing companies to be withdrawn from the home. Crews reentered after venting took place to knock down the heavy fire. The homeowner was taken to

JUMP TO FILE #041719100 St. Barnabas Medical Center with upper body burns. According to Fire Chief Ron Cannici, the resident "tried to put the fire out and sustained what appear to be second-degree burns on the upper part of his body. He then ran out of the house and was about a half block away when responders got him. He was probably in shock." Companies worked late into the night hitting hot spots. One firefighter was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center as a precaution after twisting a knee. Although Cannici stated that the cause of the fire appears to be accidental, because an injury was involved, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Arson Investigation Unit is investigating the blaze along with the Lodi Fire Prevention Bureau. Authorities have not yet determined the exact cause. Additional assistance at the scene was received by the Lodi PD, Lodi EMS, Lodi OEM, Lodi DPW, Lodi's Building Dept. and the Hackensack FD air unit, with stand by towns from Elmwood Park, Maywood and Hasbrouck Heights.

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Fitting right in with the changing downtown neighborhood, new residents and tourists frequently stop at the Jersey City Gong Club's quarters on Bay Street to inquire about the organization and its uniqueness. On a usual busy Saturday afternoon for visitors, a young lad sits behind the wheel of the "Gong Wagon" with his newly acquired red FDJC fire prevention helmet, as club member Jim Fay supervises the visit and his mom takes a photo. Many visitors and firefighters from other countries have also passed by and stopped in to enjoy the organization's volunteered public service to the community.

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Leonia FF Kevin Karros

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A Big Loss to the East Bergen Fire Service Community Leonia Firefighter Kevin Karros loved the fire service, fire apparatus, his fire department and of course, his family. Firefighter Karros, 70, passed away on May 13th. At the age of 15, he was the very first member of the Civil Defense/Junior Firefighter program that began in 1963 in the borough. When he turned 21, he became a regular member. During his tenure, he served as an engineer and lieutenant. He also served on numerous truck committees when the department was preparing to purchase a new piece of apparatus. His love of apparatus included converting not one, but two former ambulances into fire department field communication units. This was his labor of love, making sure everything ran correctly. They were both painted white over “Leonia red". The Leonia Field Communications Unit serves the East Bergen mutual aid area. It has also served in several task force operations, such as during 9/11 and Superstorm Sandy. Karros had a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Fairleigh Dickerson University, and he worked as a

JUMP TO FILE #051419109 quality control engineer with Teledyne Farris Engineering. He also served with the New Jersey National Guard's 104th Combat Engineering Battalion from 1971-1977, rising to the rank of sergeant. Firefighter Karros' love of fire apparatus extended to building 1/25th scale model fire trucks. Many have been on display at the firehouse for years. He was also a frequent visitor to area fire apparatus musters and flea markets. He had a special interest in European fire brigade badges. At a mutual aid fire in East Bergen, you could usually find Karros at the console inside the communication truck. “He was a man who made an impact in our department over the years in countless ways and will be remembered for his pride, enthusiasm and dedication to the fire service,” said Captain Tom Carvro on his Facebook page. Keep a seat open in the Field Comm, guys. Kevin will be with you in spirit. - RON JEFFERS

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Illinois: Jacob "Jake" Ringering, 37 Rank: Captain Incident Date: March 5, 2019 Death Date: March 5, 2019 Fire Department: Godfrey Fire Protection District Initial Summary: While at the scene of a residential structure fire, Captain Jacob Ringering and three additional firefighters were injured when a portion of the structure collapsed as they attacked the fire. Ringering was taken to the hospital where he passed away from the injuries he sustained. One of the additional firefighters was flown by helicopter to the hospital where he is in stable condition. The two remaining firefighters were treated and released. Pennsylvania: Michael Bernstein, 46 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: March 20, 2019 Death Date: March 20, 2019 Fire Department: Philadelphia Fire Department Initial Summary: Firefighter Michael Bernstein suffered a medical emergency while on-duty at Engine 78 at Philadelphia International Airport. Bernstein was transported to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital where he passed away. The nature and cause of fatal injury are still to be determined.

California: Daniel Laird, 41 Rank: Captain Incident Date: March 27, 2019 Death Date: March 27, 2019 Fire Department: United States Forest Service Tahoe National Forest Initial Summary: While helping with an aerial delivered prescribed burn in the Sam Houston National Forest in Texas, Captain Daniel Laird’s helicopter went down. Laird passed away from the injuries he sustained in the crash. Other crew members sustained non-lifethreatening injuries. Connecticut: James "Woody" Woodman, 55 Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic Incident Date: October 5, 1999 Death Date: March 29, 2019 Fire Department: West Haven Fire Department

Initial Summary: Firefighter/Paramedic James “Woody” Woodman was a member of Recruit Class #15 at the Connecticut State Fire Academy. Only two days after being out of the academy, on October 5, 1999, Woodman was part of an ambulance crew transporting a child who had been struck by a vehicle to the Yale-New Haven Hospital. As they neared the hospital, the ambulance was broadsided by a bus and rolled over multiple times. Woodman sustained a traumatic brain injury that resulted in his living in a long-term care facility until his death on March 29, 2019. The child who was being transported and other crew members of the ambulance were seriously injured but have all made complete recoveries. New Jersey: John "Jack" Leming, 78 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: April 15, 2019 Death Date: April 15, 2019 Fire Department: Cape May Point Volunteer Fire Company #1 Initial Summary: Firefighter John Leming attended a drill on 04/15/2019 at the fire station at approximately 7:00 pm. At the conclusion of the drill, he returned home. During the night, he became ill. His wife called 911 and EMS responded. During transport to a local hospital, Leming went into cardiac arrest and life saving measures were not successful. Leming was pronounced deceased shortly after his arrival at the hospital. South Dakota: Dwain Hudson, 73 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: April 17, 2019 Death Date: April 17, 2019 Fire Department: Argyle Volunteer Fire Department Initial Summary: On April 17, 2019, Argyle Volunteer Fire Department was called to an active wildland fire that was endangering structures. While responding as a passenger in the department’s compressed air foam truck, Firefighter Dwain Hudson experienced a medical emergency. Firefighters and EMS personnel immediately provided emergency medical aid to Hudson. He was transported to Custer Regional Hospital where resuscitation efforts continued but were not successful. Hudson was pronounced deceased at the hospital.


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Fire Chief’s Association Holds Annual Training Seminar UPS & DOWNS Notes from Ron Jeffers

On April 27th, the New Jersey Deputy Fire Chief's Association held their 5th annual Training Seminar at Washington School, in Kearny. The organization's president, Charles Lind Jr., and Kearny Fire Chief Steve Dyl welcomed close to 250 fire officers and firefighters that filled the school's auditorium to hear from two veteran fire chiefs that offered their knowledge and street experiences to the attendees. Chief Dyl thanked the group for using their Saturday to learn and take back knowledge gained to their members. This year's speakers were retired FDNY Battalion Commander Jerry Tracy and retired Jersey City Deputy Chief Mike Terpak. Both are well experienced and down-to-earth speakers who, without a doubt, held the audience's attention from beginning to end. In addition to the lead speakers, other guests gave the assembly brief messages on cancer awareness and sleep apnea. Battalion Commander Jerry Tracy discussed “Education vs. Experience.” Veterans pass on knowledge and experience to the younger members. He continued that the firefighters set the standard in the company and not the officer. Knowledge and strength are the key. Stay “humble and teachable.” The chief doesn't do it alone. “We're a team," he said. “We all work together.” Continuing with knowledge through experience, Chief Tracy offered an attention grabbing story. He discussed a supermarket fire where members of Ladder Co. 108 were ordered to cut the floor in order to put a cellar nozzle into operation. Battalion Chief Larry Lee was inside the structure and took an ordinary can off of a shelf and placed it on the floor. When B.C. Lee observed the can starting to move, he ordered the companies out of the building. Not long after this order, the floor dropped into the basement! A supermarket item to monitor a floor's stability. Retired Newark Fire Captain Dave Jones said, “You can learn a lot from those old school firefighters!” Battalion Chief Lee served with the FDNY for 43-years. Deputy Chief Terpak continued with fire ground size-up and knowledge gained from field experience. He stated it was “an honor to share the stage with Jerry.” His lecture included facts, such as civilians that are caught and trapped inside residential buildings are three-times more likely to die from smoke inhalation than they are from heat/flame exposure. Each “second”

you spend some place else is another “second” of inhaled toxic smoke for someone caught and trapped inside! Home furnishings today are not only producing more heat and advanced fire conditions, they are also producing increased concentrations/volumes of lethal smoke. In addition to the speakers, there were vendors on hands in the school's gym offering products and their fire safety knowledge. Refreshments were served, here, by the Bell & Siren Club of East Orange and the Gong Club of Jersey City. The NJDFCA membership and Kearny firefighters also recognized Donna McClure, who “works tirelessly for her community of Kearny and is a big supporter of the Kearny Fire Department.” She received a NJDFCA golf shirt. Feedback received by President Lind was very positive. Besides the lectures, newcomers mentioned meeting members of other departments, in the state, to exchange notes. Making contacts in other municipalities is a good way to see how the other half lives. “Networking,” as President Lind called it. Work is already in progress for next year's seminar. Retired FDNY Deputy Chief, and well-known author, Vincent Dunn, has volunteered to be a speaker at the 2020 seminar. After the program was over, attendees were invited to the Kearny Exempt Hall for refreshments, and to continue their discussions in a casual atmosphere. President Lind added, “That's when you really network.” DOWNS: A fire destroyed an Ocean Grove building that housed a popular restaurant on the boardwalk, April 13th. Officials said the building is on top of the boardwalk, which partially collapsed, causing part of the building to collapse. Two firefighters were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. UPS: New Jersey volunteer fire and rescue squads are receiving grants from New Jersey American Water through the 9th annual First Responder Grant Program. A total of 21 departments are receiving grants totaling about $20,000 to support initiatives, training or upgrading equipment. DOWNS: A woman was killed as the result of a fire that involved a Brookdale Pl. dwelling in Cranford, April 11th. UPS: The Roselle Fire & EMS Department was recognized as the Agency of the Year by Trinitas Regional Medical Center, at this year's Emergency Care Symposium that was held at Kean Univeristy in Union, April 13th. “We are very honored to receive this prestigious award from Trinitas Regional Medical Center,” said Fire Chief Paul Mucha. “They have always been a fantastic partner in the field of emergency medical services.” DOWNS: Firefighters were sent to the Mantua Township public works building on Main St., April 15th, where they found five trash collector trucks burning. UPS: In Rockaway Twp., a joint

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Speakers at the annual NJDFCA seminar received organization golf shirts at the conclusion of the program. (L to R): North Hudson Battalion Chief Robert Morrison, retired Jersey City Deputy Chief Mike Terpak, retired FDNY Battalion Commander Jerry Tracy and retired Orange Battalion Chief Frank De Angelis.

effort between police and firefighters hiked into the woods in the Wildcat Ridge Wildlife management area, to locate and rescue a horse that became stuck between two trees and rocks, officials said. Firefighters and police officers got a rope around the horse's belly and rear legs to help reposition him, before the horse pulled himself up, Police Chief Martin McPartland said. There were no injuries. DOWNS: According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Cape May Point Volunteer Firefighter John Leming, of Fire Co. 1, attended a drill on April 15th at the firehouse and later became ill at home. His wife called 911 for help. During transport to the hospital, Leming went into cardiac arrest and life-saving efforts were not successful. He was pronounced deceased shortly after his arrival at the hospital. UPS: Retired Ventnor Firefighter Ernie Tarsitano was recently honored for entering a burning Galloway Township building twice, on July 26th, wearing a T-shirt and shorts, and rescued a 72-year-old resident who was yelling for help. Tarsitano was one-of-12 firefighters honored in April during the 28th annual Harold J. “Whitey” Swartz Valor Awards & Service Recognition ceremony, held at the Atlantic County Firefighters' Association meeting. DOWNS: A neighbor, walking her dog on the morning of April 16th, alerted an Elbert St. family in Ramsey that the shed attached to their garage was burning. Flames extended to the attic space of the garage where firefighters contained the fire, Assistant Chief Brendan Sterbinsky said. UPS: Madison firefighters assisted a utility worker who was stuck in the air in his bucket truck after a hydraulic hose burst, causing the bucket to remain in the air, on April

17th. Firefighters transferred the worker from the utility truck's bucket to their platform and lowered him to safety. DOWNS: As a thunder and lightning storm hit the area, April 15th, a fire broke out in a Ridge Rd. dwelling in Rutherford around 4:30 a.m. The roof was damaged and three occupants got out safe, officials said. Police believe lightning may have struck the house, igniting the flames. UPS: On April 26th, the city of Hackensack planted a tree for Arbor Day. The tree was planted near Engine Co. 2's quarters and dedicated, “In memory of Firefighter Dennis Walker". Walker passed away several years ago from 9/11 Ground Zero related cancer. DOWNS: A Sea Isle City firefighter sustained minor injuries, and was taken to Cape Regional Hospital for treatment, as the result of a 75th St. dwelling fire on April 21st. UPS: Evan Webb has been appointed to the Madison Fire Department. DOWNS: Residents of nine units of the Norwich housing complex, in Franklin Twp., were displaced by an early morning fire on April 25th. UPS: Englewood firefighters used an aerial ladder to successfully retrieve a female Basset Hound that fell out of a 4th floor apartment window at the Brownstones, April 28th, and became impaled on a street lamp. The dog was suspended 20feet in the air from the light fixture, according to fire Lt. Dave Haenelt. The spike at the top of the street light pierced through the dog at the top of her left front leg. Lt. Haenelt said the dog was taken to the Oradell Animal Hospital and he heard that the animal was in stable condition. DOWNS: A 76-year-old man died as the result of a 3-alarm fire involving an East 26th St. dwelling in Pa-

terson, April 30th. Neighbors said the victim had limited mobility from a disability. Fire units reported the house to be fully involved upon their arrival. UPS: In April, the Wallington mayor and council honored firefighters for their longevity and dedication to the W.F.D. and the borough. Honored for 50-years was ex-Chief Joseph “Ike” Ivanicki and for 25years were Firefighters Eddie Tanderis and Michael Collins. DOWNS: A 3-alarm fire destroyed one dwelling and caused damage to eight others on Franklin Terr., Irvington, on May 1st. Homes across the street were damaged by radiant heat, melting their sidings, officials said. UPS: The Dominican Republic communities of El Naranjal and El Pinar will receive two ambulances thanks to an action by the Paterson City Council, in April. Fire Chief Brian McDermott said the vehicles are no longer in use and have hundreds of thousands of miles on each. They will be donated to the communities where persons in need of urgent medical care often find themselves being transported in the back of a pick-up truck or a moped, an official said. DOWNS: A huge column of smoke was visible for miles from a 3-alarm fire at a Jersey City scrap metal yard on Linden Ave., April 25th. Smoke calls were received by fire departments from as far as Fair Lawn and Nutley, and around New York City. Fire boats from Jersey City, North Hudson, Bayonne and the FDNY were sent to the blaze. UPS: In May, Richard Silvia received the Fire Inspector of the Year Award at the Building Safety Conference in Atlantic City. - CONTINUED ON PAGE 12


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TYING THE KNOT If you have photos you would like to see in our Tying the Knot feature, please upload them on our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

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Crews Handle Truck Fire at Toms River Public Works Dept.

Toms River Twp., NJ - On April 16th, Silverton Fire Company Station 29 was dispatched for a truck fire at the Toms River Township Public Works Department in the fuel pump area. Chief John Novak #2610 arrived on scene and requested an engine from Pleasant Plains Fire Department Station 30 to respond and assist. Engine 29-31, Squad 2913 and Pleasant Plains Fire Department 30-41 were on scene to extinguish the fire.

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With the help of his Brother and Sister firefighters, John Gumble of West Tuckerton FD popped the question to his girlfriend, Rebecca Herczeg. In April, members of Station 71 staged a FAKE gas leak at Rebecca's place of work. Upon arrival, the Chief went into the building to begin evacuations while members stood on the other side of the truck with John, patiently waiting to assist him with the proposal. Once Rebecca was outside, the crew opened their jackets to reveal shirts that read "Will You Marry Him?". She said YES!! Congrats to both of them, and best of luck!


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WORKING FACES If you have photos you would like to see in our “Working Faces� feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com

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Lodi Chief of Dept. Ron Caniccci directs operations at a recent house fire on Mitchell Street, April 15th.

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Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Spealizle, left, and 1st Responder News NJ Editor Ron Jeffers, discussed some public safety issues (and old police stories!) at Fire Headquarters, in April.

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East Dover Fire Station 28 Assistant Chief Joe Catapano #2810 at a recent drill.

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Body Shop Destroyed in Wood-Ridge Blaze Wood-Ridge, NJ - An auto body shop on Park Place East was completely destroyed by an overnight fire on the evening of May 17th. At approximately 9:30 P.M., the Hasbrouck Heights FD was dispatched on a reported fire for the Wood-Ridge FD, as JUMP TO FILE# Wood-Ridge was 051919101 out of service for the evening due to a department function. After hearing the dispatch, Mooonachie Chief of Department Justin Derevyanik looked outside from his home and noticed a glow in the sky. He immediately radioed in to HHFD's chief and recommended a secondalarm started. Upon arrival of first-due units heavy fire already had possession of Quality Auto Body, a one-story building. As the second-alarm was started, the fire began to extend to multiple items and vehicles in the yard of the building. Outside lines were put into operation, as no members were to enter the building. Moonachie Tower 805 arrived and was put into operation as exposure issues were reported on the 'B' side. A third-alarm was struck, bringing in additional mutual aid to the scene as the fire continued to burn. After about one hour of operating, companies began to gain the upper hand and the blaze was declared under control by 11:00 P.M. The building, which had been an auto body shop for at least 20 years, was completely destroyed by the fire. Firefighters remained on the scene throughout the night hitting

hot spots and completing overhaul. Companies from Wallington, South Hackensack, Carlstadt, Little Ferry, Lodi and Moonachie provided mutual aid on the scene. Units from Rochelle Park, Saddle Brook and Maywood covered HHFD head-

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quarters during the incident. The New Jersey Transit police were also on scene due to the building's proximity to train tracks. - DAMIEN DANIS


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Ups & Downs Continued from Page 8

DOWNS: A 3-alarm fire involved the vacant American History High School on Warren St., Newark, May 1st. One firefighter was transported to University Hospital with a minor injury. UPS: In May, retired Wood-Ridge Fire Department member and dispatcher Eddie Pfeifer made a generous donation of an AED to the borough's Emergency Squad. Pfeifer joined the WRFD in 1979 and no longer lives in town; however, he has strong ties to the community. DOWNS: A fire involved a stack of mattresses, stacked 10 to 12 deep, at an Eighth St. warehouse in Passaic, April 17th. Officials said the fire spread to the building, but was knocked down quickly by firefighters. UPS: Michael Dillon has been promoted to fire captain in New Brunswick. Alex Eristavi is the new fire lieutenant. DOWNS: A 3-alarm apartment building fire on State St., Perth Amboy, displaced about 31 occupants on May 5th. UPS: Craig Hopkins has been promoted to deputy fire chief in Clifton. Promoted to captain was Kevin Danielson and Mark Zidiak to lieutenant. DOWNS: Jersey City police arrested a man they believe torched four cars on Broadway and Garrison Ave. by stuffing burning napkins into windows and under hoods, on May 6th. Fire Chief Steve McGill said police arrived before firefighters and took the alleged arsonist into custody based on descriptions of the man that was called in, who was said to be carrying a bag full of napkins. Police Chief Michael Kelly said Rashaun Washington was found with paper in his hands and he had a lighter. UPS: Newly promoted fire captains in West Orange are Gabriel Gatto and Frank Noborine. DOWNS: A fire damaged a shop at the historic Smithville Village in Galloway Twp., May 8th. The fire, at the Through the Looking Glass store, was reported by an employee shortly after the business opened for the day, police said.

UPS: On May 9th, members of Bayonne Marine 1 responded to Newark Bay for a reported stranded jet skier in distress. They found the jet skier adrift with one person on board in the Newark Bay shipping channel. Firefighters rescued the operator as a large commercial ship passed within 50-feet of the jet ski, according to the city's OEM. The jet ski operator was treated for potential hypothermia. The jet ski had apparently malfunctioned and lost power. The operator, who was wearing a flotation device, had attempted to swim to shore towing the jet ski behind him. He was unable to swim towards the shoreline due to the water conditions and the current in the bay before being rescued by firefighters. DOWNS: A box truck dangled from an overpass on I-195, in Hamilton Twp., May 9th, following a multi-vehicle accident. The driver was removed from the truck and suffered minor injuries, along with at least two other people, officials said. UPS: Brett Derewsky has been promoted to deputy fire chief in Maplewood. Ciro D'urso is the new captain. DOWNS: The owner of a Jersey City dwelling that displaced some 12 residents and where children were forced to escape via windows, due to an April 12th three-alarm fire, had unabated fire code violations, officials said. This included "electrical hazards," when the Gates Avenue building was last inspected prior to the fire, according to the Jersey Journal. The building was inspected by the fire prevention unit on Dec. 12th. The owner was cited for 11 violations. He was ordered to correct them within 30 days, but when fire officials inspected the building on Feb. 22nd, the owner was fined for four violations. He was given to March 1st to abate them. Fire Chief Steve McGill said the cause of the fire has not been determined and nothing can be ruled out during the investigation. On the day of the fire, the owner was led away from the scene in handcuffs due to several housing code bench warrants. He was processed and released on bail.

The owner of a burning Jersey City dwelling was taken into custody, during the 3-alarm fire, for outstanding warrants, April 12th. RON JEFFERS

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Flames Consume Paterson Building Paterson, NJ - A large retail/residential structure in Paterson was destroyed by a fire early on the morning of May 6th, partially collapsing the building before it was controlled hours later. The blaze started shortly after 1:00 A.M. at 257 JUMP TO FILE# River Road, a 140’ 050619108 X 40’ older threestory building on the bank of the Passaic River. The first floor housed retail stores, and both occupied and vacant apartments and lofts above. Heavy fire was showing from several windows in the middle of the structure on the second floor and extending up. A second-alarm was sounded as multiple lines were put into operation. Progress appeared to be made, but the fire had already extended to the cockloft and soon broke through the roof and into the night sky. With conditions deteriorating, command ordered all members out of the building and transmitted the third-alarm. The fire extended from the center of the structure as multiple elevated master streams, deck guns and hand lines operated on the blaze. Command set up a collapse zone. Additional calls for companies to the scene and for coverage reached about a fifthalarm equivalent. At about 4:00 A.M., a large section collapsed into the street, destroying a car unlucky to have been parked there. The big water was finally able to quell the flames and the fire was placed under control at about 6:30 A.M. Several streets in the area re-

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mained closed to traffic. No serious injuries were reported, and the cause is under investigation. This was the first-of-three fires battled that day by the PFD and mutual aid companies. A second fire on 14th Ave. involved the rear

of a dwelling, and the third was an electrical fire on 21st Ave. in a restaurant. The second two were handled with a first-alarm assignment. - BILL TOMPKINS


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APPARATUS IN ACTION If you have photos you would like to see in our Apparatus in Action feature please upload them on our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

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As smoke can be seen from a 5-alarm fire in the upper right, behind Old Glory, Kearny Tower 2 backs into Bayonne Fire Headquarters, 630 Avenue C, to cover the city, in February. Kearny relocated into the Peninsula City due to the fact that all of Jersey City's 2nd Battalion companies, plus units from North Hudson, were operating at the scene. Tower 2 is a 2018 Pierce Arrow XT model 95-foot platform.

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Barnegat Engine 1101 at the scene of a two-alarm house fire in Stafford Twp., May 12th.

The Zip Aviation helicopter that crashed into the Hudson River near W. 34th St. & 12th Ave., Manhattan, in tow with a NYPD harbor unit, en route to a Brooklyn location. The pilot was rescued by a NY Waterway ferry.

NY Waterway Ferry Crew Performs Another Hudson Rescue Once again a crew from the Weehawken based NY Waterway ferry rescued a victim in the Hudson River. On the afternoon of May 15th a helicopter went down in the Hudson, off of Midtown Manhattan. The helicopter “fell short of the landing pad,” on West 30th Street, the NYPD said. They added that the pilot was the only person on board when it went down. NY Waterway said a crew aboard the “Gov. Thomas Kean” ferry rescued the stranded pilot, standing on the wreckage. The ferry

JUMP TO FILE #051719113 was transporting commuters between the city and Hoboken at the time. It was reported that Deckhand Edwin Montoya used a maritime rescue device called a Jason's Cradle off the bow to help pull the pilot aboard the ferry, and then turned him over to New York City first responders. “Edwin Montoya is an outstanding deckhand,” said NY Waterway Captain Adam Sciaino in a state-

ment. “He moved instantly to the rescue." The helicopter is owned by charter and tour company Zip Aviation. NY Waterway ferries have been instrumental with helping people in distress for many years. On January 15, 2009, NY Waterway ferries assisted in the rescue of some 155 people after US Airways Flight 1549 was forced to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River after a “bird strike”. - RON JEFFERS

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Hasbrouck Heights Engine 2, a 1997 KME 2000-GPM pumper, supplies big water at a multiple-alarm fire in Wood-Ridge on May 17th.

Members of East Dover Fire Co. Station 28 in Toms River Twp. (Ocean County), are pictured with Chief Andy Goresh #2800 at a drill held in April. ROBERT SINNOTT JR


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Fish in Foil; yes it’s exactly what it sounds like... FORK & HOSE CO. a Food Blog by A.J. Fusco

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Dumont Firefighters Tackle Attic Fire Dumont, NJ - Dumont firefighters battled an attic fire at 143 E. Quackenbush Ave. late Saturday morning, May 4th. Firefighters were called to the area of 137 and 155 East Quackenbush Ave. just before 10:00 A.M. for smoke coming from a house. On arrival of 210 Chief Ferraro, a working fire dispatch was transmitted as smoke vented from the attic of a large, two-and-a-half story home. A FAST team from Tenafly and a ladder from Bergenfield were requested directly to the scene. Engine 3 arrived on scene and stretched an attack line to the attic

JUMP TO FILE #050419102 where crews were met with heavy fire. Squad 1 and Engine 5 arrived on scene and assisted Engine 3 members with knocking down the bulk of the fire and preventing any further extension. One dog was rescued from the home prior to firefighters' arrival. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Cresskill FD also assisted on scene. -CHRIS TOMPKINS

“I will have the dry, flavorless fish please,” said no one ever. With high-heat, dry methods such as grilling and sautéing, you run the risk of overcooking your protein, especially delicate fish. Cooking in foil is actually derived from the French technique of cooking called “en papillote”, or as it is known in Italian, “al cartoccio”. Essentially it means food cooked in a parcel or package, traditionally made from parchment paper. To make this a little more “firehouse friendly” we forego the intricate technique of folding parchment and instead use plain ol’ aluminum foil for its ease of sealing. By cooking the ingredi-

ents this way, you are essentially creating a fast cooking, high-heat steam environment, which is perfect for delicate proteins like fish and shrimp. The one downside to this technique is the inability to periodically check on your food to see if it is cooked because of the sealed package, so it may take a few tries for you to figure out this technique. The other plus side of cooking this way is less cleanup, which is perfect for the firehouse. All your ingredients, aside from any accompaniment like rice or potatoes, are cooked in foil which gets tossed at the end of the meal. Your crew will definitely thank you for that! And while this recipe calls for the package being cooked in an oven, you could definitely use the grill instead. Just use indirect heat by lighting half of the grill on high and placing the packages over the “cool” side; this is perfect for the summer. With this technique you have to keep in mind the fast cooking

time, so any aromatics or vegetables you add should be quick cooking or cut small and thin enough so that they will cook in time. With vegetables like carrots, bell peppers and celery, the preferred cut would be a julienne (thin strips) or diced (smaller than chopped). While I like to add a little white wine, you can use just water, citrus juice or even stock. This liquid, while not necessary, will help create a steam environment, along with the steam given off by your other ingredients. Use your imagination when deciding what flavors you are looking for. A simple combination that works well is butter, garlic and lemon, perfect for sole or shrimp. Thin sliced fennel and orange works great with salmon, for a dinner high in Omega-3’s! Either way, the important thing to remember is to have fun and learn from your mistakes, although this one is pretty hard to mess up! Stay safe, eat well!

FISH IN FOIL WITH CHERRY TOMATOES, LEMON AND CAPERS Serves 4

Ingredients:

4 six-ounce Hake Fillets (Striped Bass, Sole, Trout or any flaky white fish work well) Small package of Cherry Tomatoes 1 Lemon, thin sliced Small Jar of Capers in Brine, drained Handful Fresh Parsley Salt Extra Virgin Olive Oil Splash of White Wine (optional) Aluminum Foil Procedure:

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First Responders Attend Spring Fling in Little Egg Harbor Little Egg Harbor Twp., NJ - A Spring Fling event was held for Little Egg Harbor Twp. residents on April 13th. Hundreds of people attended the event which featured the Easter Bunny, a classic car show, some food trucks and local departments' apparatus. Police, fire and EMS members offered tours of their vehicles and explained what type of equipment each one carries. Pictured is a drone shot of Mystic Island FD, Parkertown FD and LEHPD.

-Preheat oven to 500°F or as high as it will go.

-Tear off 4 pieces of foil, large enough to fit each fillet with plenty of extra room. Season the fillets well with salt and place on the foil. Fold up the sides of the foil so the ingredients stay put. Drizzle the fish with enough olive oil to cover most of the bottom of

the foil. Evenly distribute the lemon slices on top of the fish, followed by the tomatoes, capers and parsley sprigs. Sprinkle with a pinch more of salt and add a splash of white wine if using. Fold the sides of the foil in and seal well. Place on a tray or sheet pan and

put in the oven. Cook for about 8-10 minutes. This will depend on the thickness and type of fish. If you open the packet and it still looks raw, carefully seal back up and cook longer. AJ FUSCO

*This recipe and technique also works well on the grill!


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This is a 6” x 9” hard cover book with 304 pages. It is a group of memoirs of the author, who worked part time in the late 1960’s on a New York City ambulance in the boro of Queens in order to help pay his tuition in college. There are 43 chapters, plus acknowledgements, and I

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STILL IN SERVICE can certainly tell you that the title very much gives justice to the majority of these calls. If you, the reader, ever ponders the idea of wanting to work on an ambulance (that does emergency calls), read this book and realize what real life is, both on the streets and behind closed doors in the homes and workplaces of these patients! For 24 years I worked both part time in EMS and for a few years answered first responder calls with my fire department, and just when you thought you saw the worst, you eventually see something even more worse! If you thought you had problems, ride an ambulance and see other people’s problems. Then, your own will become less in comparison. This book is not for the weak, especially if you empathize with the author and the situations faced. He also writes about his different partners with reference to the personalities, skills and stamina. This is not a book you would want to put down because each chapter is exciting in its own way!

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Resident and Cat Safely Escape FastMoving House Fire in Saddle Brook

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On April 30th at 6:30 P.M., Paterson Fire Dispatch started to receive multiple calls for a fire with a person reportedly trapped at 650 East 26th Street. Engine 1 arrived and confirmed a large two-and-a-half story building fully involved with exposure problems. Engine 1 requested a second-alarm, which was quickly followed by a thirdalarm. Battalion 1 requested PSE&G electric to respond on a rush for live wires in front of the building.

Saddle Brook, NJ - A female resident safely escaped an earlymorning fire at her home in Saddle Brook on May 14th. Firefighters were dispatched at 7:00 A.M. to Hutter Street for a reported working house fire called in by neighbors. Prior to firefighters' arrival, a police officer was able to rescue the resident's cat from inside the home. Crews arrived on scene and found heavy smoke coming from the front door and basement windows of 19 Hutter Street. Chief of Dept. Sloma arrived, assumed command and confirmed a working basement fire in the one-story, wood-frame house. A second-alarm was struck, bringing mutual aid companies to the scene for additional man-

JUMP TO FILE #051419110 power. Engine 1 arrived first-due and placed a hand line into service through the exterior window, as well as one line to the top of the basement stairs. A crew from Engine 4 stretched an additional line to the interior stairwell and made their way to the basement, where they were met with heavy fire conditions. Ladder 3 took the front of the house and set up a vent. Due to Collyer’s Mansion conditions, all interior crews were forced out of the house and a defensive attack was made. Once the heavy fire was knocked down crews again made their way into

the house to hit hot spots and complete overhaul. The fire was placed under control in under two hours. Mutual aid from Elmwood Park, Maywood, Fair Lawn and Rochelle Park assisted on scene while companies from Garfield and Paramus covered firehouses. The Saddle Brook Ambulance Corps provided EMS and fire rehab on scene. Earlier that morning firefighters battled an electrical room fire at Park 80 plaza office building around 2:00 A.M. According to authorities, this was the third residential blaze in the township within one week. -DAMIEN DANIS

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At the height of rush hour on May 13th, a three-car MVA with rollover occurred in the 1800 block of Willow Ave. in Weehawken. The accident sent out local police, EMS and North Hudson fire units. There were no serious injuries reported. The incident was close to the entrance of the Lincoln Tunnel, causing more than normal traffic problems. DAMIEN DANIS


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Paterson's new Ford Explorer Interceptor, stealth style gig is assigned to the duty deputy chief, known as the Tour Commander.

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Irvington Fire Lt. Carmine Martigetti (2nd from left) and Capt. Fernando DeLima received Valor Awards for rescuing two brother firefighters who became disoriented when they ran out of breathable air and suffered from intensive heat and smoke conditions during a residential fire.

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Newark FF Valter Pires received a Valor Award for the water rescue of a severely distressed man who jumped into the Passaic River from the Jackson St. Bridge.

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Newark Fire Capt. John Trainello (center) and FF Reynard Gasavage III received Valor Awards for their heroic efforts in rescuing a man, woman and two kittens from a residential fire.

Fire Does Extensive Damage to Hackensack Home Hackensack, NJ - On Monday, April 15th at 11:50 A.M., members of the Hackensack Fire Department 4th Platoon responded to 11 Shafer Place for the report of a house fire. Engine 1 arrived, reported fire on the first-floor and stretched the initial attack line while Ladder 1 and Rescue 1 began ventilation and conducted searches within the house. Engine 5 laid a supply line to Engine 1, and along with Engines 4 and 2, stretched additional hand

JUMP TO FILE #041619114 lines to the house. Companies continued to operate and the fire was knocked down within 15 minutes. Crews remained on scene to complete extensive overhaul. One female occupant was assisted from the front sidewalk of the house by an off-duty Ridgewood firefighter. She was transported by Hackensack UMC BLS

to Hackensack UMC for smoke inhalation. No additional injuries were reported. Hackensack Fire Prevention will be conducting an investigation, but the fire does not appear to be suspicious. Also assisting on scene were Englewood with a ladder, Teaneck as the FAST, Hackensack Police, Hackensack UMC BLS, and the Hackensack building department. - JUSTIN DEREVYANIK

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Newark FF's Clarence Sims (2nd from right) and Moises DeJesus, received Valor Awards for rescuing an unconscious elderly woman from a third floor residential fire.

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200 Club of Essex County Presents Valor Awards

Essex County, NJ - On Thursday, May 9th, the 200 Club of Essex County held its 53rd annual Valor Awards luncheon to present Firefighters and Police Officers from Irvington, Maplewood, Newark and Orange, as well as the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, with medals for their acts of bravery during incidents that took place in 2018.

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Belleville owned and operated a 1939 Ahrens Fox Hercules Type pumper for 30 years. This was the last HT truck to be built before World War II. It was sold in the 1970's to an unknown party. Fortysomething years after retirement, the rig popped up on Ebay when a collector in Las Vegas placed it in an online auction. The winner of that auction was Dick Shappy, a friend of Jay Leno, who shipped the apparatus to Rhode Island. The following year, "The Fox" appeared at the Tri-State Muster in Webster, MA. Many of the attendees asked Shappy if the rig still pumped. Being unsure, he allowed them to set it up. At 78-years of age she still pumps, from draft, like a champ. The apparatus is expected to remain in Rhode Island within the owner's extensive collection of classic vehicles.


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Quick Knock Down in Teaneck Teaneck, NJ - Teaneck firefighters made quick work of a second-floor house fire on Beverly Street late Friday night, April 26th. Firefighters were dispatched around 10:30 P.M. to 464 Beverly Street for a reported house fire. Engine 2 arrived on scene with heavy smoke showing from the second-floor and transmitted a second-alarm. Seconds later fire

JUMP TO FILE #042819101 began venting from three windows of the home, including two in the front and one on the side. An attack line was quickly stretched and advanced to the second-floor. Engine 2 firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire in the bedroom while ad-

ditional crews assisted with overhaul and checked for further extension. The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Englewood and Hackensack also assisted on the scene.

Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott (in white hat) stands with members of the PFD Honor Guard and members of Ladder 1 & 2 at the 20th Annual Blue Mass held in May, honoring law enforcement personnel.

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Elmwood Park Ex-Chief Mike Pressler in on mutual aid at a twoalarm house fire in Saddle Brook, May 14th. BILL TOMPKINS – WWW.BTFIREPHOTOS.COM

Members of Edison Engine 4 stand by their new Spartan ER pumper. (L to R): FF’s D. Dinuzzo, A. Yourstone and J. Conner. JOHN M. MALECKY

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Squad 1 of the Meadowlands Fire Department in East Rutherford (Bergen County) is actually their former mini–pumper. When they received a new mini-pumper they converted this vehicle to a squad. It is a 2001 Ford F-550 with an Omaha body. It has a four-seat cab. Equipment includes speedy dry, an Amkus tool, tripod floodlights, hand tools, struts, two lifelines, Stokes litter, cribbing, hand fire extinguishers, a Honda one-kw “suitcase” generator and power saws.

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Meadowlands Squad-1, 2001 Ford F-550/Omaha is their former mini-pumper.

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This tattoo belongs to Daniel Pfeiffer, a 44-year member and past chief of Delran Fire Dept. Station #232 in Delran, NJ. The four helmets in the tattoo represent the four generations of firefighters in his family. "I'm the son of a past station chief, the grandson of a past Delanco fire chief, and my son is currently an engineer with the Lexington Fire Dept. in Lexington, South Carolina," said Daniel.

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Right/rear view of Meadowlands Squad-1.

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Posing with Paterson's new Ford Explorer Interceptor "gigs" are (L to R): Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, Mayor Andre Sayegh and Chief of Department Brian McDermott.

Paterson Places New Gigs Into Service Paterson, NJ - On April 17th, the city fire department revealed eight new vehicles that will be used by on-the-line chief officers, plus three staff units. Mayor Andre Sayegh, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale and Chief of Department Brian McDermott were on hand at Fire Headquarters with the vehicles. The new line-officer's vehicles are painted solid red, replacing the white colored units. In addition, they have blue and white stripes to be in uniform with firefighting apparatus. The color scheme and graphics on the vehicles are “traditional". The line-units carry incident response equipment. Paterson is one of many northern New Jersey departments that call their chief vehicles “gigs".

JUMP TO FILE #043019110 The new gigs are assigned to the deputy chief, or tour commander, and battalion chiefs. The deputy's vehicle is stealth, with no warning lights mounted on the roof. The black vehicles will be used by Chief McDermott and Director Speziale. Speziale has the Fire Department under his supervision as Public Safety Director. “Chief McDermott has taught me so much,” Speziale said. He added that the chief is “a great firefighter, a great chief and a great mentor.” - RON JEFFERS

MEMORIAL BOARD

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Teaneck Fights Third Fire in One Week Teaneck, NJ - Flames struck a township home on April 29th, making it the third house fire in one week in Teaneck. As with the first two, quick work by firefighters was able to save the structure and extin- JUMP TO FILE# guish the flames 043019102 with no serious injuries. TFD units were sent to 891 Barbara Drive shortly after 9:00 A.M. The first-due unit reported smoke showing and transmitted the second-alarm. The home was under renovation and the fire was apparently burning for some time before being discovered. The fire originated in the basement and had burned a hole through the floor above. The visible fire was quickly quelled and members opened up and vented the smoke. The fire was under control in less than one hour. An elderly resident of the neighboring home was removed by firefighters as a precaution. The basement and first floor living room received fire damage, and the rest of the home suffered smoke damage. One firefighter received a minor injury. Hackensack and Englewood assisted at the scene. - BILL TOMPKINS

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Dr. Michael Doblin, left, discussed sleep apnea during the NJDFCA annual Fire Safety Seminar in Kearny, April 27th. NJDFCA President Charles Lind, Jr. looks on.

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(L to R): Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott, newly promoted Battalion Chief Lamar Colclough and Mayor Sayegh at the department's promotional ceremony, held on April 30th. Colclough became the first African American to be promoted to the rank of battalion chief in the 204-year history of the P.F.D.

JOHN M. MALECKY

Members of the Nutley Fire Department stand by their new Ladder 1. (L to R): Lt. C. Lohman, FF’s J. Szablicki, A. Timchak, Lt. M. Piccininno, FF’s M. LaCorte, M. Serrani and M. Ferraro.

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On the evening of May 6th, members of the North Hudson FD Rescue Task Force (RTF) were activated to assist police and EMS RTF members at a reported "active threat" on 47th St. After a thorough search of an apartment building by regional SWAT members, the incident was deemed unfounded. North Hudson Rescue 1, Squads 1 and 10, Battalion 2 and Deputy 1 responded. Several members of the fire department RTF, with Battalion Chief and Chief of Rescue Services & RFT Coordinator, Al Pratts, right, prepare to "take up" after the all clear was sounded.

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FF Kevin Greenfield, engineer on North Hudson Regional Fire Rescue’s Squad 1, stands by their Ferrara pumper.


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FACES OF NEW JERSEY’S EMERGENCY SERVICES

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On Saturday, April 27th, the Paterson Fire & Police Departments teamed up with Saint Joseph Hospital for the 1st Annual 'Touch-A-Truck' event for Autism awareness. (L to R): FF Herman Irving, Lt. Easton PPD, representative from Saint Joseph Hospital, Minnie Mouse, FF Troy Ayers, COD McDermott and Mickey Mouse.

JOHN M. MALECKY

Members of North Hudson Regional Fire Rescue’s Ladder 4 stand by their Pierce TDA. (L to R): FF T. Smalley, Captain C. Jorquerra and FF F. Phillips.

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Paterson FD's oldest living firefighter, Capt. Joseph Parkin Sr., attended their promotion ceremony, held on Tuesday, April 30th. (L to R): retired Capt. Joseph Parkin Jr., Capt. Joseph Parkin Sr. (age 95), Mayor Sayegh, and Capt. Scott Parkin of Rescue 2.

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NJ Deputy Fire Chiefs Association President Charles Lind, Jr., left, presented a golf shirt gift to Donna McClure, who Lind said, "works tirelessly for her community of Kearny and is a big supporter of the Kearny Fire Department." The award was presented during the NJDFCA 5th annual Fire Safety seminar, at Washington School in Kearny, April 27th.

JOHN M. MALECKY

Crew members of North Hudson Regional Fire Rescue Ladder 3 stand by Squad 7, which is what they have been assigned while their apparatus is being repaired. (L to R): Captain M. Mastellone and Firefighters L. Napier, G. Duarte and A. Amaro.

Long-time friends, Fire Science Professor Glenn Corbett, left, and 1st Responder News N.J. Editor Ron Jeffers, were kept busy during the annual NJ Deputy Fire Chief's Association seminar, in April. Corbett is also a technical editor for "Fire Engineering" and an author. If there is a major fire or emergency, you may hear Glenn's voice describing the details on TV, as he is one of the consultants that is called to provide professional knowledge of the incident.


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Two Alarms Struck on Easter Sunday in Little Ferry

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Paterson Knocks Basement Fire

Paterson, NJ - A basement fire was quickly knocked down by Paterson firefighters before flames could spread upwards on April 19th, saving the home. A first-alarm assignment was sent to the E. 32nd Street home shortly after 6:30 A.M. A working fire was called as smoke pushed from the cellar windows of the large two-and-a-half story frame dwelling. Two lines were quickly stretched into the home as trucks opened up. Fire was located in the basement and immediately extinguished. Members had smoke on all floors and checked for extension. Siding and some outside wall was opened up over a cellar window also. With no further fire spread found, the fire was placed under control and the structure was vented. No injuries were reported.


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EMS Council of New Jersey Celebrates 90th Anniversary With his experience as an ambulance driver in France during World War I and as a volunteer firefighter in Belmar, New Jersey, Charles R. Measure knew there had to be a better way to help sick and injured people than JUMP TO FILE# the “swoop and 051719118 scoop” method employed by good Samaritans. In 1928, Measure began the Belmar First Aid & Safety Squad, the first volunteer first aid squad in the nation. He recruited more than a dozen members from the town fire department, and with help from a local physician and the American Red Cross, trained them in emergency medical care. Soon residents in neighboring municipalities sought Measure’s help in organizing and training their own squads. By 1929, at least eight shore communities had functioning, independent first aid squads. Realizing these squads could increase the quality of patient care and decrease time and overhead by working together, Measure invited the members to a meeting to discuss pooling resources, standardizing and purchasing equipment, and providing joint training. Thus the New Jersey State First Aid Council (NJSFAC) was born. Before long, the fledgling but growing organization faced the first of many tests that highlighted the value of volunteer first responders and placed them in the national spotlight. On September 8, 1934, the luxury liner Morro Castle, carrying wealthy passengers from Havana to New York City, caught fire in heavy seas off the Belmar coast. One hundred and thirty-three passengers died. Many of the survivors, some of whom landed on a four-mile stretch of beach, were badly burned and taken to the triage area at the Spring Lake First Aid Squad before transport to hospitals. Thirty-four NJSFAC squads responded, spending many hours assisting various maritime agencies in the storm. Less than three years later, on May 6, 1937, the gigantic Ger-

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members are always ready when disaster strikes,” Platt said. “And they still manage to devote time to training, fund raising, squad building and equipment upkeep, community education and outreach – all while raising families and sometimes holding down multiple jobs.” Platt remarked that many squad members are decades-long volunteers, having mentored countless younger EMS responders along the way. “That is dedication,” she said. “They are the reason we are able to celebrate 90 years of helping our communities.” The EMSCNJ represents approximately 17,000 volunteers affiliated with more than 260 EMS agencies throughout the state. -SYLVIE MULVANEY

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Maywood Engine 19's crew arrives to assist Saddle Brook and other mutual aid companies at a twoalarm house fire, May 14th.

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North Hudson Squad 1 chauffeur, FF Robert Torres, goes over the pump panel with two young men during the annual Passover bread burn ceremony at New York Ave. & 34th St.in Union City, April 19th.

EJ RODE

The Bogota Rescue Squad poses with two new battery operated Hurst tools; a cutter and a spreader. The tools cost $22,682, paid for by money raised in boot collections and door knockers. Chief Wayne Sorge and the members thank all those generous people who donated.

RON JEFFERS

Alexi Assmus, second from left, was recognized by the NJ Deputy Fire Chief's Association during their April safety seminar. She's part of a group of volunteer civilians that assist her in gathering information needed to further her cause to keep New Jersey residents and firefighters safe. She's a big supporter of sprinkler bills that are proposed which help to protect new light-weight construction around the state. With her was retired FDNY Captain Mike Dugan, right, who works tirelessly for the fire service. He recently authored an article in Fire Engineering on the fire that took the lives of five children in Union City. They were presented with NJDFCA golf shirts by President Charles Lind Jr., left, and retired Orange Deputy Chief Frank DeAngelis.

JOHN M. MALECKY

Members of Edison Engine 11 stand by their new Spartan ER pumper. (L to R): FF’s A. Vicidomini and A. Tumminelli.


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Lodi Honors Two Dedicated Firefighters for 141-Years of Combined Service Lodi, NJ - On the chilly morning of April 28th, and just before the rain drops started falling, borough officials honored two long-time firefighters with a total of 141-years of dedicated service to the fire department and their community. The street in front of the Com- JUMP TO FILE# pany 1 firehouse 043019108 was re-named Frank M. Corso Jr. Place, in honor of the volunteer exFire Chief who has served the department for 71years. Corso, Jr. joined the fire company in 1948, where his father was also serving as a volunteer member. In addition, he was a carpenter and served with the U.S. Marines. After he retired from his carpenter job, he started a new career as a borough fire inspector and retired from that position in 1986. Before they revealed the new street sign, Corso spoke to Mayor Emil Carafa, Fire Chief Ron Cannici, firefighters, family members and friends. “Lodi is about family. There is a lot of family, here,” he said. “They watch out for me.” He added that he fought fires with his dad on the same line. The ceremony continued as participants and apparatus reported to Company 2, where exChief Louis Franco was honored. He too, joined the L.F.D. in 1948, and he held every rank in the department. He was the fire chief in 1967. In addition, he served as president and treasurer of the local relief association and exempt association. He is the only surviving charter member of Fire Company 2. “The men in the firehouse do things for the borough,” he said. He gave examples of floods, fires and other emergencies. “It's up to the fire department to help the borough out.” Franco called the firefighters his personal friends and thanked them for backing him up on calls. He was described as a person who could turn his collar around and be a priest to members, or he could be an instigator, at times! Ex-Chief Franco was responsible for creating a memorial for past members at the rear of the firehouse. On this date, a new street sign was revealed in front of the firehouse, “Lou Franco Sr. Drive.” Franco knew that he was going to be part of a department ceremony; however, he was unaware of the new street name. He was told that he now owns not only the back of the firehouse, but the front as well. -RON JEFFERS

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Ex-Chief Frank M. Corso Jr., seated, with his fellow firefighters and the street sign bearing his name.

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Ex-Chief Lou Franco Sr., seated, with Mayor Emil Carafa, a former volunteer firefighter himself, and Company 2 members.

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Toms River Fire District #2, Pleasant Plains FD Station 30 members continued their bail out training program in May with hands-on jumps being completed. This effort is in the interest of firefighter safety, giving members an option to exit an untenable environment safely and quickly in an emergency situation. Thank you to Chief John Novak for the instruction and continued support of this program at the Toms River Fire Training Center.

Lyndhurst, NJ - Initial reports to the cause of a two-alarm fire on May 7th indicate the possibility that work being done to a Lyndhurst home was responsible. Lyndhurst firefighters were dispatched to 223 Summit Avenue at about 1:45 A.M. Heavy fire was showing from the second-floor on arrival. The second-floor was not occupied at the time due to the floor staining being done. The occupants were on the first-floor and had escaped the home before the

JUMP TO FILE #050819113 arrival of fire units. Flames were threatening the 'B' exposure and a second-alarm was transmitted. Several hand lines were stretched to the interior, as well as for exposure protection. The heavy fire was knocked down quickly and held to the rear of the second-floor and attic area. Smoke continued to issue from the home

as members opened up. The fire was placed under control in less than two hours. No serious injuries to firefighters or civilians were reported. The exposure building suffered extensive exterior siding melting and charring, as well as lesser interior damage. Companies from North Arlington, Rutherford and East Rutherford assisted at the scene. - BILL TOMPKINS

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Insanity Defined Chaplain's Corner Didymus McHugh

There are different definitions of insanity. Webster’s describes it as “a severely disordered state of the mind usually occurring as a specific disorder”, or for legal “unsoundness of mind or lack of the ability to understand that prevents one from having the mental capacity required by law to enter into a particular relationship, status, or transaction or that releases one from criminal or civil responsibility”. There are people who define insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. That quote has been credited to so many different people I will not even try to give the credit. The version that I think we have heard when we joined the fire service is that insanity is being a firefighter. When there is a burning building and all the rats and roaches are running out, we are the ones running in. And we do that willingly. We have many self-destructive tendencies, according to the public. We willingly put ourselves into situations that people do not want to see, or acknowledge that they even exist. We have seen people who did not survive fires, all ages. We have seen people mangled up in car wrecks. We have responded to calls with our Brothers and Sisters as the victims. We have responded to calls at our loved one’s houses. And we do this because we have the skill set that is required. We have said “hello” to emergency services and “Goodbye” to the age of innocence. We at times take on so much that it affects us. Maybe not at the scene, or the next one, or the next, but we forget that stress affects us cumulatively. How many of us may have the whiff of a smell that brings us to a bad call? You know the smell that brings you back. Do you avoid certain parts of town or certain holiday celebrations? I recall on Christmas morning, when I first joined, we had a house fire at about 0800 hours and the house was fully engulfed. We found out after the fire that

the homeowner perished within three-feet of the door. We need to find ways to correctly process these thoughts and memories. I have recently spoken with someone who found a member of his station dead in their station, apparently by his own hands. The person who told me this still told it with tears in his eyes, but he was able to deal with it. When a life is taken, so much is lost, so much knowledge, humor, love. If we look at it from one side, the person has spent so much time in training and has so much experience that it would be a shame to lose all of that. But the human side of me says, that was someone with a family, mom, dad, brother, uncle, aunt, sister, son, daughter, instructor, mentor, friend, Brother, Sister, someone that we may have answered many calls with. What is that person worth to you? Would you be willing to open up your mouth to help them? Are you willing to ask them what is wrong, when they do not look or act right? I had a friend who died a while back. He always taught that the human needs a certain amount of hugs a day to thrive. I forgot what the number was. Does it really matter? We all need human contact, a sign of affection. Are you willing to let someone cry on your shoulders? Do you have someone that is close enough that if you need to cry, that you can cry on their shoulders? Don’t worry, you do not have to do it in front of a crowd, if you are not comfortable. I had someone tell me that their father said that real men don’t cry and that he was never allowed to talk about the problem. Wow, the father basically cursed the son for thirty years. I gave him the safe zone to talk about it. He cried on my shoulders, first time in thirty years. Do you how much that helped and started him in his healing process. It is okay to hang up your Superman cape, once in a while, so that you take care of yourself. Maybe you need to talk with a peer, a chaplain, a crisis team member, a crisis line, or a psychologist or social worker. It’s okay. Your family will thank you. You will thank you. Please take care of it instead of picking up the bottle or something worse. Please stay safe, Didymus McHugh Didymus-mchugh.com

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Restaurant Damaged in Bergenfield Blaze Bergenfield, NJ - Shortly before 11:00 A.M. on April 26th, Bergenfield firefighters were dispatched to 73 S. Washington Avenue for several reports of a kitchen fire inside a restaurant. A small fire in the rear of La Candelaria Mexican Restaurant had spread into the vents and up to the exhaust fan as fire units arrived. The small one-story eatery was in a

JUMP TO FILE #042619104 building containing three businesses, which was attached to similar structures on both sides. Mutual aid was immediately called. Two lines were stretched, one through the front door and one up to the roof, but the fire was able to

be controlled by extinguishers before handlines were necessary. Companies opened up in the kitchen area and also the roof to check for extension. The fire was soon placed under control. Teaneck, Dumont and Tenafly provided mutual aid at the scene. - BILL TOMPKINS

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Two-Alarm Basement Fire Displaces Family in Teaneck Teaneck, NJ - A Teaneck family was left temporarily homeless after a two-alarm fire engulfed the basement boiler room and threatened to extend to the rest of their home on April 22nd. Companies responded to 547 Maitland Avenue at 8:08 A.M., with smoke visible from the sec-

JUMP TO FILE #042319102 ond-floor on arrival. A secondalarm was transmitted, bringing in all Teaneck companies to the scene as well as mutual aid from Hackensack and Englewood.

The fire was quickly located in the basement and extinguished before any vertical extension occurred. Mutual aid coverage of Teaneck and units at the scene were soon released. No injuries were reported. - BILL TOMPKINS


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Tuckerton, NJ - On May 8th, Tuckerton FD Station 50 was dispatched for a landing zone assignment at the Bay Ave. Ball Field. With the help of Tuckerton PD, Quality EMS and MONOC ALS, the patient was flown to a nearby hospital for treatment.


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Second Top-Mount/Side-Mount Pump in Manchester In Ocean County, the Whiting Fire Company in Manchester Township placed into service a Sutphen pumper with a top-mount/side-mount pump panel. It is the second one in the township, the first being another Sutphen in Ridgeway. The photo is not as clear with this new pumper because the area is painted black. The engineer stands elevated but faces to one side of the vehicle instead of towards the hose bed like standard topmounts. Cliffwood in Aberdeen Township has an older Sutphen pumper with this style pump panel arrangement. Manchester actually looked at the Cliffwood engine prior to ordering their pumpers. This style pump panel is also available on other make pumpers. The first time I saw this arrangement was at the New York State Chiefs Conference when it was in the Catskill Mountains in New York many years ago, and it was an older FWD pumper that had it as part of a rebuild. Other apparatus featured this month is a new Spartan ER pumper for Wenonah in Camden County and an extended bodied E-ONE rescue pumper, which essentially makes up the borough’s firefighting force. Another Spartan ER is Engine 1 in Roselle (Union County), which has the same specs as their Engine 5. Cecil Fire Company’s brush truck is featured (Gloucester County), along with Ocean City’s 107-foot Pierce Ascendant aerial. This truck has no generator, which seems to be the case with many new apparatus. One Essex County apparatus is featured this month also. It is Irvington’s KME Ladder 2. In dealer news, New Jersey Emergency Vehicles has delivered the first of two crew carriers for the Urban Search and Rescue Team. It is mounted on a Freightliner M2, 106 chassis and has a 16-foot three-inch rescue style walk-in body. Photos will be forthcoming. Fire & Safety Services reports the following Pierce deliveries: an Enforcer rescue pumper to the Liberty Corner FC in Bernards Township (Somerset County), an Enforcer heavy duty rescue with non-walk-in body to Woodland Park (Passaic County), and an Enforcer pumper to the Independent FC in East Brunswick Township (Middlesex County). On order is an Impel PUC pumper for the Cinnaminson FD in Burlington County. The apparatus division of First Priority Emergency Vehicles has delivered to the West Atlantic City FC in Egg Harbor Township (Atlantic County) a 79-foot KME rear-mount ladder. It has a Predator Panther MFD chassis, Waterous CX 1500-GPM pump, 500-gallon poly water tank, 3/16 inch aluminum body with rollup doors, a “straight shot” hose bed, Harrison 6 kw generator, 117-feet of ground ladders and steel aerial with pre-piped waterway. Mantua Township Fire District (Gloucester County) Please send any comments or news tidbits you might have about Apparatus of the Month to us at 1st Responder News, 1 Ardmore Street. New Windsor, NY 12553. Or you can e-mail them to Apparatus@1stResponderNews.com.

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Roselle E-5, 2018 Spartan ER Gladiator 1500/500/40 with 6 kw generator. It was sold by Campbell Supply Co., LLC.

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Whiting FC E-3301, 2019 Sutphen Monarch 2000/1000/50 with 10 kw generator. It has a top-mount/side-mount pump panel. It was sold by Blaze Emergency Equipment. JOHN M. MALECKY

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Wenonah Boro E-1312, 2018 Spartan ER Metro Star, 1500/750 with 6 kw generator. It was sold by Campbell Supply Co., LLC.

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Ocean City L-1, 2018 Pierce Arrow XT PUC with 107-foot Ascendant aerial. It has a 1500-GPM pump, 450-gallon water tank, plus TAK-3 and T-3 systems. It was sold by Fire & Safety Services. JOHN M. MALECKY

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Wenonah Boro RE-1311, 2006 E-ONE Typhoon rescue pumper. It has a 1500-GPM pump, 750-gallon water tank, 20 kw generator and 6000pound winch.

has ordered a KME custom rescue pumper. Specs include a Severe Service LFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof, 16, 500-pound electric frontmounted winch, Hale Qmax, 2000GPM pump with side-mount panel, 750-gallon poly water tank, stainless steel 179-inch Flex body with low hose bed, full height/full depth compartments, roof top compartments, ROM roll-up doors, Harrison 20 kw hydraulic/PTO generator with Will Burt Night Scan light tower.

Absolute Fire Protection has received an order from Kinnelon (Morris County) for an E-ONE wetside 2000-gallon tanker on a Peterbilt 567 chassis. The Whitesville FC in Jackson Township (Ocean County) ordered an E-ONE HP-75 ladder, and Kendall Park FC in South Brunswick (Middlesex County) ordered an EONE Cyclone pumper with low hose bed. Defender Emergency Products Fire Truck Division has received an order

Irvington L-2, 2018 KME Predator 103-foot aerial. It has a 6 kw generator and was sold by First Priority Emergency Vehicles.

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from Atlantic City (Atlantic County) for a Rosenbauer 100-foot, midmount Cobra tower ladder. It will be on a Commander chassis and have a Rosenbauer 3/16 inch body construct with hot dipped galvanized frame, 60inch cab with 11-inch raised roof, full length cab entry doors and triple frame Cummins X15, 500 hp diesel engine. Other features will include a Max Force extended front bumper with rescue tools, transverse compartments, Smart Aerial Technology with

wireless radio remote control, 8 kw Smaert Power hydraulic generator, twin Akron 2000-GPM monitors and a Whelen LED lighting package. The Ambulance Division received an order from the New Jersey Sports and Exhibition Authority for a Medix RP90ES, Type III on a Ford E-350 chassis. It will have an ASA electronic camera system and a Whelen LED lighting package.


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