The Wyckoff Volunteer Fire Department recently held a parade and fireworks display to commemorate 100 years of dedicated service to the residents of the Township of Wyckoff. The day was a great success from the beautiful weather to the great support of our friends and neighbors. We would especially like to thank all the mutual aid companies for their participation and help during both the parade and fireworks display. For those special towns that worked with us and went above and beyond our expectations for this day We owe you one A special congratulations to all Centennial Committee members on a job well done. Chief 230
The Wyckoff Fire Department recently applied to the Bergen County 200 Club for a grant to obtain two new ice suit setups. This will include helmets ropes etc. We are happy to report that we just received a letter indicating that the 200 Club has approved a matching grant. This will enable the department to have a total of six suits ready for any icewater emergency. A special thanks to Lt. Brian Hendrikson for getting this done. -Chief 230
On Thursday July 19 2007 at approximately 0834 hrs dispatch toned out for a serious motor vehicle crash with multiple injuries and entrapment. Chief Murphy230 arrived on scene and requested Rescue 242OIC Deputy Chief Brock to expedite their response due to one heavily entrapped driver and multiple children inside the vehicle. Chief Murphy also requested a secondary RescueSquad respond as a precaution based on the amount of victims. Franklin Lakes Squad333 and Chief Donch330 responded. Upon Rescue 242s arrival the drivers side front and rear door were removed and the driver was turned over to BLSALS for transport. Assistance with securing the utilities to the vehicles was completed by Franklin Lakes Squad333. Even though the removal only took approximately seven minutes the driver later succumbed to their injuries.
At 0957 hours dispatch toned out the department to 383 Lehigh St for a reported telephone pole on fire extending to nearby shrubbery. Command 2 was established upon the arrival of E-232OIC FF Depken who reported nothing showing. E-235OIC Lt. Hendrickson and E-233OIC Btl. DeBlock also responded and stood by on nearby hydrants. Upon further investigation by the crew of E-232 the power was turned off to the home and the resident was advised to await PSEG to investigate as there was an electrical problem at the home. No further fire department action was needed and all apparatus was returning and available at 1010 hours.Fire Company 2 was toned out at 1158 hours for a mutual aid response to the Borough of Midland Park for a reported structure fire at 80 Greenwood Ave. E-232OIC Lt. Hendrickson responded and stood by on Greenwood Ave along with Chief Murphy230 assisting with Operations. The reported fire was investigated by the Midland Park Fire Dept and was determined to be unfounded. E-232 and Chief 230 were returning and available at 1220 hours.–FF Miller 220