THANKSGIVING SAFETY TIPS
Thanksgiving is the leading day for home fires involving cooking equipment, with three times the average number.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. Kids love to be involved in holiday preparations. Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people at home.
USR Fire Prevention and Emergency Services Night Schedule Released for Wednesday October 7th 5-8pm at the Upper Saddle River Firehouse
This years event will include many demonstrations and family activities; this is to include fire truck rides, fire safety house, honing your skills with the fire hose, and fire sprinkler trailer demonstrations. Even the USR Police will be on hand, showing off their newest equipment! New this year, we have set up several live demonstrations. Here is the schedule:
5:00PM Event Start
5:30PM -6:00PM Helicopter Landing (HUMC AirMed1) on School Field Adjacent to USRFD Firehouse
6:30PM Vehicle Extrication Demo (USR Fire Dept)
7:30PM Vehicle Extrication Demo (USR Fire Dept
8:00PM Event End
Fire truck rides, fire safety house, sprinkler trailer, and hose station will be ongoing throughout the evening.
Donuts and cider to be served.
Hope to see everyone there!
Tonight the USRFD was dispatched to a home on Terhune Ct. for an activated alarm. USRPD arrived on scene first to confirm a smoke condition in the basement. Moments later Chief Vierheilig and Asst. Chief Rauch arrived to find an electronic device had caught fire and was contained to the room with no extension. Engine 1232 (OIC Capt. Sklar) arrived on scene and stretched an attack line into the fire room and extinguished the fire. Engine 1231 (OIC LT. Bach), Tanker 1233 (OIC FF Funsch) and Rescue 1242 (OIC FF Pink) responded also to assist in extinguishing the fire and overhauling. Once the fire was extinguished, overhaul complete and the smoke was cleared out, the home was turned back over to the homeowner.
Tonight the USRFD was dispatched to a home for smoke coming from an air conditioning unit. Chief 1230, Engine 1232 (OIC Capt Sklar) and Tanker 1233 (OIC Ex-Chief Levine) responded to find an air conditioning unit malfunctioning causing the air filter to catch fire. Crews disconnected the air conditioning unit, overhauled the burnt filter, and the home was naturally ventilated. Once the smoke was cleared, all units cleared.
Got a junk car taking up space in your driveway or collecting dust in your garage? The Upper Saddle River Volunteer Fire Department would love to take it off your hands.The fire department is seeking donated cars that can be used for training exercises, and not only will they remove it for you, you’ll receive a tax deduction for your contribution, Chief Erik Vierheilig said.
The vehicles will be used for extrication training exercises being offered to volunteer firefighters from Upper Saddle River during the upcoming months. Essentially, they create mock accident scenes and let the firefighters hone their techniques on removing people.
To donate an auto, call the fire department at 201.327.0285 or e-mail at email@example.com