Welcome to Franklin Lakes Fire Department :
Founded in 1924, the Franklin Lakes Fire Department has served the residents of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey for 90 years. This all volunteer department responds to all fire and rescue calls within the Borough as well as providing mutual aid to neighboring communities. The Franklin Lakes Fire Department protects nine square miles and a residential population of 11,000. This mostly residential coverage area also consists of some industrial and commercial establishments. Also, Interstate 287 and County Highway 208 run through the Borough as well as two major corporate headquarters complexes are located within the first due area.
The department responds out of two firehouses located strategically within the Borough; Headquarters located on the north side of town and the Southside Firehouse which covers the south. The current apparatus fleet consists of three engines, one squad engine, one aerial truck, one tanker, one air and light unit, one support vehicle and two Command vehicles. The Franklin Lakes Fire Department responds to approximately 500 fire and rescue calls per year.
Franklin Lakes Fire Department
Photo Of The Day for Thursday, June 05, 2014
At 1757 hours communication dispatched the fire department for Tanker 341 to respond to Kearny at Exit 15W NJ Turnpike North for a Tanker truck fire. Asst Chief Bohny (340), Tanker 341 (LT. Chazen) with 3, along with a task force from Mahwah and Fort Lee responded to the call. The task force supplied Kearny’s foam tender operations at the fatal fire. Crews operated for over four hours before they cleared returning to the borough around 2230 hours.
For one week in October the Franklin Lakes Fire Department along with the Franklin Lakes Fire Prevention Officers will be visiting the boroughs elementary schools and pre schools. Members will discuss fire safety, what to do in the event of a fire, and how to prepare their own homes to be fire safe. Sparky the dog will be in attendance and the kids will get an opportunity too see a fire truck up close and to see what a fire fighter looks like in full turnout gear.
It is with great pride that the Franklin Lakes Fire Department placed an order for two new fire apparatus to Pierce Manufacturing Corp. A new Engine-Tanker and a New Engine will be replacing equipment that have served the borough well for over 20 years. Thank you to Chief Dodd, Mayor Bivona, Council members, The FLFD truck committee, and the residence of Franklin Lakes who support us.
At 1826 hours the FLFD was dispatched mutual aid to Midland park a CO alarm. Assit Chief Bohny (340) and Ladder 342 (LT Devenney) with 5 responded to the call. Shortly after pulling out of Fire HQ both units were diverted to respond to Oakland for a possible house fire. Oakland Chief Leroy (1030) was the first on scene confirming a working house fire with smoke showing. Asst Chief Bohny and Ladder 342 arrived shortly after 1030 with Ladder 342 being the first rig on scene. 342′s crew made entry into the home finding fire in the attic and started opening up the ceiling as the first hand line was being put into service. 342′s crew split duties with members opening up inside the home along with members going to the roof for ventilation. Crews made quick work of the fire bringing it under control in about 30 minutes before conducting salvage operations for the home owner. Units cleared the scene in 2 hours, great work to all for a quick knock.
Sunday turned out to be a busy day for the FLFD. The fire department started the day off with fire alarm activation on Paiute drive. Crews checked the home and the activation was due to a system malfunction, as crews were backing into the fire house communications dispatched the fire department to respond to the Nature Preserve for a dog in the water. Crews responded with to the nature preserve with Marine 1 and 3 along with Res3cue, Utility 344, and Ladder 342. Upon arrival of the FLFD the dog was out of the water and with its owner.
As crews were clearing the Nature Preserve Communications dispatched the fire department to respond mutual aid to Waldwick for a working structure fire. Chief Dodd (330), Assist Chief Bohny (340), Ladder 342 (LT Devenney) with 4 responded. Crews responded to the PSEG substation for the multi alarm fire. Ladder 342 was set up for master stream operations and operated for over 9 hours until the fire was under control. Later on into the incident Utility 344 (Capt Donch) with 5 came to relieve the Ladder crew. Great work to all the agencies operating on scene.
We will never forget the 2,977 people lost on this day 14 years ago in the worst terrorist attack in U.S history. We will never forget the brave men and women who lost their lives responding to the towers to help others in need. We will remember the FDNY 343, NYPD 23, and the PAPD 37. Locally we will remember our brother Dana Hannon of the Wyckoff Fire Department and of the Fire Department of New York.
At 1001 hours on Tuesday morning Res3cue was dispatched mutual aid to Wyckoff Rt 208 South for a Motor vehicle accident with heavy entrapment. Asst Chief Bohny (340) and Res3cue (LT Devenney) with 5 took in the run. Upon arrival crews helped Wyckoff secure and clean up the scene along with assisting with transporting the victims. Crews operated on scene for 30 minutes before returning to town