11/20/2017 - HFD Fire Briefs; Kiddie Fire Extinguisher Recall Information
On Monday 2/12/2018 @04:26 hours Members of the 4th platoon responded to a 2nd alarm @ 240 Lodi Street. Fire headquaters received a 911 call from a person stating he saw smoke in the area of Lodi and McKinley Street. A full assignment was dispatched Engines 1, 2, 4 &5 Ladder 1, Rescue 1 and Deputy 4 upon arrival of D/C K. Kalman he reported fire coming from the roof area and transmitted a Second Alarm bringing a Teaneck Fast team and Englewood truck to the scene and truck and engine recall. Upon arrival of the companies engine 1 stretched 2 ½ inch handline into the front door and began extinguishment of fire in the officer area. Engine 5 stretched a backup line to assist engine 1. Engines 2 and 4 established water supplies and engine 4 placed its deck gun in service to knock down the exterior roof fire. Ladder 1 and rescue 1 forced entry through the roll up doors for additional access to the fire area and conducted primary searches. Additional handlines were stretched fire began to darken down approximately 20 minutes after arrival of companies. Command requested Engine 3, ladder 2, South Hackensack engine 1, and Bergenfield Air unit to the scene to assist in extensive overhaul of the fire building. Fire was placed under control by command at 0604 hours. Hackensack fire prevention conducted an investigation and found the cause to be electrical on the first floor in an outlet behind a refrigerator. No injuries reported.

On Friday February 2nd members of the 3rd platoon responded to 95 South Prospect Avenue. Engine 2 confirmed the working fire when leaving there quarters. On arrival Engine 2 had heavy fire in a bedroom on the second floor showing out the windows Engine 2 placed a line in service. Engine 4 arrived stretched 2nd line. Ladder 1 and rescue 1 arrived began searches and ventilation. Engines 1 and 5 arrived and assisted with additional hand lines and ventilation. Fire was knocked down in 10 minutes. Companies continued to work and brought the fire under control. Englewood ladder and a Teaneck fast team also assisted at the scene. Hackensack volunteer BLS transported one occupant with burns to the hands to Hackensack UMC Hackensack fire prevention is conducting the investigation which concluded the fire started in a power strip in the second floor bedroom

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On January 31st 2018 Engines 1 and 4 Ladder 1 and Deputy 1 responded to 106 Frederick Street  for a fire in a dumpster truck. Fire was quickly knocked down and overhauled by the companies on scene. No injuries reported.

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On January 29th members of the 3rd platoon responded to 6- 8 Prospect Avenue for a activated fire alarm. First arriving company Engine 2 found smoke on the 3rd floor in the hallway. Ladder 1 forced the door and found fire in a apartment. Ladder 1 began searches as engines 2 and 4 stretched the tenement load through the court yard up the exterior of the building to the 2nd floor landing. Engine 2 placed the line in service quickly knocking down the fire. Additional Hackensack companies checked the above floors for extension and completed searches. Fire was under-control in under 10 minutes. Teaneck FAST team also responded along with Hackensack UMC EMS. No injuries reported.


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On Friday January 5th at 11 22 hours members of the 3 platoon responded to 10 Van Wettering Place for a fire in a private dwelling. Car 1 Chief Freeman arrived and confirm the working fire. Engine 1 arrived on the scene and under a minute stretched to the first floor to begin extinguishing fire. Ladder 1 and rescue 1 arrived and begin searches and ventilation. Engine 2 secured a secondary water supply and assisted engine 4 an engine 5 with stretching additional hand lines. Deputy 3 requested a second alarm bringing the Teaneck fast team to the scene an additional companies from Hackensack. Fire was brought under control in under 20 minutes. Additional Hackensack companies remained on scene to complete overhaul. Hackensack police, Hackensack UMC EMS , and Hackensack Building Department we're on scene to assist. Companies from mid Bergen Mutual Aid assisted with City coverage. Fire is being investigated by Hackensack fire prevention. No injuries to any members or civilians.

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Please read the important notices below to see if any of these defective extinguishers are in your home or business. 

Recall Notice from Kiddie

U.S. Fire Safety Partners Notice