Welcome to Franklin Lakes Fire Department :
Founded in 1924, the Franklin Lakes Fire Department has served the residents of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey for over 80 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
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Monday, March 10, 2014 In order to help us keep track of the solar panels in town, part of what the town has done is create an online registration that automatically gets sent to the FD when registration are completed. Please follow the link below to register your solar equipment.
A new state law, Assembly Bill A-266 (S-507), was approved on January 17, 2014, to help protect New Jersey firefighters’ safety when responding to emergency calls at buildings with solar panels.
Owners of any building or structure that has a solar panel system installed are now required to provide a written notice to the local fire department indicating:
- The year the solar panels were installed
- The property owners’ names; the building address
- The names of the owners and addresses of any adjacent properties served by the solar panel system.
All owners of buildings, excluding one or two family residences, with a solar panel system installed will also be required to place an emblem on the front of their buildings notifying firefighters of the system, as directed by the Commissioner of Community Affairs. The law further requires that municipal agencies, upon the issuance of a permit to install or modify a solar panel system, file a copy of the permit with the local fire department.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Chief of Department
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 It’s about that time to start enjoying fire pits again! For safety’s sake, take these precautions before striking the match. Never place a pit closer than 10 feet from anything flammable, including your house and overhead tree branches. With gas pits, make sure all vents are clear to avoid smoky flare-ups. When burning wood in bowl-shaped fire pits, keep the sticks no longer than three-quarters of the bowl’s diameter. Always keep a garden hose and a fire extinguisher close by in case of flare ups. Never leave a fire pit unsupervised and always extinguish the fire/embers. Thank you and stay safe!
Sunday, April 27, 2014 To the Residents of Franklin Lakes,
Numbering your house and mailbox provides the Police, Ambulance Corps and Fire Department a quick and easy way of locating your home. If they are not numbered, please add this task to your weekend to do list, it will help us identify your home from the street.
Chief of Department
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
04.14.14 Monday Night Drill
Property owners gave the fire department permission to perform training on their house scheduled for demolition. This live exercise is valuable because it provides real world practice and immediate feedback of our fire response procedures, forcible entry, search and rescue and fire suppression operations.
The simulation was a basement fire with confirmed entrapment. A smoke machine completely filled the basement resulting in zero visibility.
The family was able to watch us rescue the simulated victim through the smoke and darkness by looking through a thermal imaging camera. We were very proud to conduct our training and have the family watch us do our job.
Without neighbors helping neighbors this type of training would not be possible. The Franklin Lakes Volunteer Fire Department would thank this special family for their support.
Tanker 341, Engine 331, Engine 335, Ladder 342, Rescue 333 and Tanker 341 responded to the scene.
Sunday, April 13, 2014 Dr. Larry Grogin a former FLFD Firefighter started his 250 mile charity run from Franklin Lakes to Boston today. Larry is raising money to benefit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. After he arrives in Boston Larry will also run 26.2 miles in the historic Boston Marathon. We were proud to support Larry and escort the beginning of his journey.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 To the residents of Franklin Lakes,
The Franklin Lakes Volunteer Fire Department is reminding you this Sunday, March 9th, when you “spring forward” and change your clock one hour ahead; change your smoke detector batteries. This simple step can save lives.
Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery has been recognized as America’s most effective fire safety campaign, helping families keep safe should fire strike.
Working smoke alarms double a family’s chances of surviving a home fire. This program helps to reminds people how important it is to maintain working smoke detectors. Each fall when you change your clocks back to Standard Time, remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
Fire Safety Checklis
- Install a smoke alarm on each level of your home, including the basement. Consult your fire department for proper installation locations.
- Test and vacuum your smoke alarms once a month dust and cobwebs can impair sensitivity.
- Change the batteries in your smoke alarms once a year.
- Install CO (carbon monoxide) detectors in the sleeping area.
- Check flashlight batteries. Always keep a working flashlight near your bed, in the kitchen, basement, and family room in the event of a fire, use a flashlight to signal for help.
- Install fire extinguishers. Be sure to install a fire extinguisher in or near your kitchen and know how to use it.
- Make sure your children know and understand fire safety. Children are at double the risk of dying in a home fire, because they often become scared and confused during fires. Show your children where smoke alarms are located. Make sure they recognize the smoke alarm’s sound and understand that a sounding smoke alarm signals a home fire
- Plan and practice your escape routes. Identify at least two different escape routes and practice them with the entire family.
Chief of Department
Franklin Lakes Volunteer Fire Department