6/23/2014 - Hackensack Fire Briefs


Hackensack- On Saturday June 21st @ 12:44 hours Engines 4 & 5 ladder 1, rescue 1 and D/C 1 were dispatched in the area of 128 Gamewell St. on a report of activated alarms in the area. E-5 radioed that they had a smoke condition from the rear of headquarters and they were responding. D/C 1 arrived on scene reported 2 ½ story frame smoke and fire on the B side of the house extending into the home requested a 2nd alarm bringing a Teaneck fast team and a Englewood truck to the scene. Engine 4 stretched 1 ¾ line into the first floor along with engine 1 stretching a line to the 2nd floor. Ladder 1 and rescue 1 began primary searched and opening up checking for fire extension into the house. Ladder 1 found moderate smoke in the 2nd floor ceiling. Rescue 1 was met with heavy smoke and fire in the attic and requested a line and the roof to be opened. Engine 1 and 2 advanced a line into the attic area to extinguish fire. Engine 5 assisted with ground ladder on the side for egress and than stretched a 3rd line into the home to assist. Companies continued to operate on all floors of the house fire was knocked down in less than 30 minutes. Relief crews from Hackensack and the Englewood truck continued overhaul. Hackensack ems, Hackensack UMC bls and box 54 were on scene to assist with rehab. 1 firefighter was transported to Hackensack UMC with a minor injury to his neck. Hackensack fire prevention is in the process of conducting the investigation. 

All photos by Justin Derevyanik HFD




On Monday June 16th Engine 2 & Rescue 1 responded in front of 337 Essex street for a car fire. Driver reported the car started to fill up with smoke and after him and his son exited he saw flames coming from the front. Fire was quickly knocked down by engine 2 no injuries reported.