At 0227 hours on Sunday morning communications dispatched the volunteers for a mutual aid call to Mahwah. Our brothers in Mahwah were fighting a 2 alarm structure fire at Victoria Lane in the Fardale section of town and requested an engine from Franklin Lakes. Engine 331 (OIC Capt Donch) responded with 4 and were instructed to go right to the scene for manpower. Engine 331 laid 1300 feet of 5inch supply line as a secondary water source and the crews went to work performing overhaul and salvage operations. Crews worked until the sun came up with the Engine returning to town around 0700 hours. Great work to all companies operating on scene to get the fire quickly and safely under control.
Later in the day at 1100 hours communications dispatched the volunteers again for another Mutual Aid Engine call. This time it was to North Haledon to stand by at their fire headquarters while they worked at a 2 Alarm blaze near William Paterson University. Engine 331 (OIC Capt Donch) responded with a crew of 6 and stood by with Hawthorne Tower 2 at North Haledons firehouse for 2 hours until being released.
Great job to the South Side crew running the mutual aid calls for this month. So far November is looking to be a busy mouth for the volunteers. The Franklin Lakes Volunteer Fire Department is always looking for new members to join the ranks. Our junior program starts at age 16 with teenagers being able to train and learn from members until being eligible to be probationary members at age 18. If your son, daughter, or yourself are interested in volunteering to be a fire fighter, stop by any Monday night at 7:30PM at Fire Headquarters on Bender Court or South Side Fire House on Franklin Lakes Road for more information. Photos credit to BBN, Larry Kohan, and Wyckofffire.com