May
20
2015

Memorial Plaza Preparation Underway for Memorial Day

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Many thanks to Uniscape Landscaping for cleaning up the Memorial Plaza and planting dozens of flowers in preparation for Memorial Day.

May
18
2015

Congrats to FF Akira Yamaki and His Fiance

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Congrats to USRFD and MFD Co 2 member Akira Yamaki and his now fiancé Christina on their engagement! Well wishes to you both!

May
16
2015

FD Assists With USREF 5K

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This morning, members of the USRFD worked posts throughout the town during the Educational Foundation 5k Run.

May
15
2015

FD Responds to Brush Fire

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At 3:29pm, the USRFD was dispatched to a small mulch fire at a home on Oak Drive. Engine 1232 (OIC. FF C Roberts) responded. Crews used the booster line to quickly extinguish the fire caused by an outdoor electrical outlet that had shorted out. Once clear, all units returned to HQ.

May
13
2015

Red Flag Warning for the Area

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The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for our area. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected due to a combination of strong winds, low humidity, and dry fuels. Any fires that develop may quickly get out of control and become difficult to contain.

With that being said, the USRFD strongly advises against the use of chiminea, backyard fire pits, or any type of open burning. Embers from these types of fires can very easily ignite dry leaves or vegetation. Barbecuing in a grill, either propane or natural gas fed, is the only acceptable outdoor cooking method that should be used.

In the event of a brush fire, call the fire department immediately. Should you have any questions, please contact Chief Vierheilig of the USRFD at 1230@usrfd.org or message us here on Facebook.

May
3
2015

Progress on USRFD Communications Room

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Work continued on the USRFD communication room over the past week with sheet rock installed and spackled, followed by crown molding. Tile is being laid in preparation for the custom console that will be built by members next weekend. Stay tuned for more updates.

Apr
20
2015

Communications Room Upgrade Underway

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Over the past few days, members of the USRFD have been busy expanding the Station 12 Communications Room. The room was enlarged to allow for two operators to man the desk and it will feature a new custom made console, upgraded lighting, radios and computers, and six flat screen monitors. Great job by the members for their hard work. More photos to follow as progress is made.

Apr
20
2015

Save The Date for Our Annual Car Show!

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Save the Date! Sunday May 17 7am-3pm for our annual car show fundraiser! Please share with your Facebook friends to make this event a successful one!

Apr
18
2015

FD Extinguishes Brush Fire

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At 6:32, the USRFD was dispatched to a home on East Saddle River Road for a brush fire. Chief Vierheilig, Asst Chief Rauch, Engine 1232 (FF JJ Levine) and Engine 1231 (FF Hoffman) responded. Crews used the booster line to extinguish the fire. Once clear all units packed up and returned to HQ.

Apr
17
2015

USRFd Members Participate in Pre-Prom Mock Crash Demo

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Today, members of the USRFD in conjunction with USRVAC , Allendale FD PD and EMS, Saddle River FD, HHK FD and EMS and Valley MICU conducted a pre-prom mock fatal accident demonstration for the junior and senior students of Northern Highlands HS. USRFD members worked with AFD personnel to extricate a patient from one of the three vehicles. Great job by all who worked quick, efficient, and safe! Pictures from left to right: Lt LJ Lupinacci, Chief Erik Vierheilig, FF Joe Torres, Jr FF Greg Pink, and FF Andrew Dina.