Mutual Aid Training

This weekend Budd Lake, Flanders, Chester, Allamunchy and Netcong fire departments trained on Rapid Intervention Crews (rescuing down firefighters) crews took turns dragging hose lines and searches then a firefighter would go down and the crews would have to rescue them. The drill was held at a 1 story vacant building on the grounds of … Read more

Power Lines Start Brush Fire

Thursday afternoon calls came in for power lines down on Mohawk Trail starting a brush fire. Car 51 and 52 along with Engine 53 and Tender 57 were on the assignment crews were forced to wait and safely control the fire till the power company could secure the power. New Jersey Forest Fire and Flanders … Read more

Car Engulfed in Fire on Rt. 80

Early Friday morning firefighters were sent to route 80 east just before exit 25 for a car on fire. Cars 51, 52 and 50 along with Engine 59 were assigned to the call and arrived to find a SUV fully involved. Engine 59 stretched their front bumper line on the fire and quickly knock down … Read more

Pickup in Ditch 206 by 80

Friday late afternoon units were dispatched to the extension ramp from Rt. 80 to 206 for a pickup into the ditch. Rescue 55 and cars 50, 51 & 52 all were on the assignment. The truck was down a gully between the east and west bounds lanes, 55 secured the truck and units remained on … Read more

Grass Fire in Cemetery

Thursday afternoon the department was dispatched to the Stanhope Union Cemetery on Continental Dr. for a brush fire upon the arrival of car 51 the fire had extended to 200 x 300 feet of grass burring around grave markers. Engine 53 arrived along with NJ Forest Fire and stretched forestry hose lines on the fire. … Read more

Fire Strikes Village Green Again

For the second time in over a year, fire broke out at the Village Green Apartments Building #2. At 5:15 am, calls came in for smoke coming from and apartment Car 51 arrived and found one apartment with heavy smoke coming from the front door, and transmitted a working fire and a second alarm. Engine … Read more

Trailer Fire on Rt. 80

The Budd Lake Fire Department was dispatched Thursday night to a report of a truck fire on Interstate 80 East @ mm24.5, while in route the chiefs were told by the dispatcher they had several calls on the fire. Upon arrival the tractor was disconnected from the trailer and the rear half of the trailer … Read more

Busy Day & Night for Firefighters

Tuesday started with an Alarm then a 2-car crash in front of the fire station. The members started their weekly drill night at 7 pm by cleaning all trucks and equipment. Just after the drill ended a call came in for an overturned car into the woods next to the CVS store on rt. 46. … Read more

Bedroom Fire on Rt. 46

Sunday night units were called to #1 Rt. 46 for a report of a fire. Car 51 and 50 arrived and reported a fire on the second floor of a 2-story house with 6 apartments in it. Engine 53 arrived and stretched a 1 ¾ line up the stairs and quickly knocked the fire down. … Read more

Car into a Building

Sunday afternoon the department was called to Eagle Rock Village building # 17 for a car into a building. Car 50 and 51 along with Rescue 55 were assigned 4 apartments were evacuated and the crews assisted the damage. The building inspector was called and the determination was that 2 apartment would be unlivable while … Read more