Here are some of the trick-or-treaters we saw on Saturday!
Founded in 1897, the Woodbridge Fire Department serves the residents of the Sewaren and Woodbridge sections of Woodbridge Township, NJ Woodbridge Fire Department was founded in 1897 and serves the residents and businesses of Fire District #1, the Woodbridge and Sewaren sections of Woodbridge Township, NJ
Here are some of the trick-or-treaters we saw on Saturday!
Follow the parade
Halloween Parade! Members of the department will be traveling through the fire district this Saturday from noon until 6pm...
Come out, have some fun, show off your costume and we'll have some treats for you! You'll be able to follow our location online as we travel through town or listen for the sirens! Details will be posted here on Saturday! Mayor John E. McCormac Nancy Drumm
EMS crews and neighbors told firefighters they could hear screams for help coming from inside the home.
On Saturday, September 12 at 12:26 pm WFD was dispatched to a residence on Highview Drive for a fire alarm. While enroute the call was upgraded to reports of smoke coming from the residence with an elderly male trapped inside and screaming.
First arriving units established a water supply and stretched a line to the front door. The crew advanced the line to the second floor into heavy smoke and found a victim in a room adjacent to the fire room and removed him from the structure. The victim was transported to an area hospital, his injuries were thought to be non-life threatening.
The fire was contained to a small area of a bedroom and no other units were damaged. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
WFD was assisted on scene by Avenel Truck 5-2-5, Fords Engine 7-1, Perth Amboy E-1, Hopelawn Rescue 8 (RIT/rescue), and Iselin 9-3-4 (air) while Colonia FD provided house coverage along with other WFD members. Other units responding and providing assistance were Woodbridge Police Department, Woodbridge CERT, Woodbridge Township Ambulance and Rescue Squad, Woodbridge Office of Emergency Management and Woodbridge Township Mutual Aid Coordinators.
It has come to our attention that residents may be receiving solicitation calls from the "Volunteer Firefighter Alliance".
The volunteer members of the department do not solicit by telephone and are not affiliated with that organization in any way.
Any funds donated to them do not help the volunteers of the Woodbridge Fire Department.
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The Easter Bunny will be making the rounds of the fire district on Saturday beginning at 11am. More details to follow!
Video of the funeral procession for Richard Gould.
With deep regret, the Department announces the passing of Firefighter and former Commissioner Richard Gould on March 29, 2020 at age 81.
For the last three years, he was a resident of Saint Joseph's Senior Home. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, in 1961 he married Marie Ann Gould and they resided in town where they raised their family. Richard and Marie were married for 59 years. He was an owner and operator of State Alarm Company in Edison, NJ for 20 years.
Richard served his country in the US Marine Corps from 1956-1959. Richard was a communicant and usher at Saint James and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #857 and belonged to the Corporal Reinhard Detachment of the Marine Corps League.
Richard was a member of the Department for 48 years, beginning in 1972 and served as Lieutenant in 1976 and Captain in 1977. He was a Life Member of the NJ State Exempt Firemen's Association and served as Fire Commissioner from 1983-1986 and from 1997-2014. He was especially proud of his work with the Fire Prevention Bureau.
He is survived by his wife Marie Ann Minucci Gould; sons Richard and Thomas; brothers Edward and James and grandchildren Richard, Ryan, Anna and Erik. He was devoted to his family and friends as well as being a godfather to ten godchildren.
All you can eat breakfast at the Woodbridge Elks on October 20 from 8-11 am, just $8!
Woodbridge Fire Department will have its annual Fire Prevention Week open house on October 9 from 5-8 pm at the firehouse at 418 School St. It’s a great opportunity to meet your firefighters, see live fire safety demonstrations and explore our apparatus. There are activities for all ages including fire safety videos, how to use fire extinguishers, a fire hose for kids to try and a fire themed magic show. Refreshments will be provided.
If you are attending, please bring a non-perishable food item for a donation to the “We Feed” Woodbridge Township Food Bank and receive a free reusable shopping bag!
We are seeking volunteer firefighters! Serve your community in a vital way, gain leadership and teamwork experience and earn valuable benefits including college tuition assistance. We provide everything you need at no cost. If you live in Woodbridge or Sewaren, and are between the ages of 18-45 contact us for more information by email - [email protected] or visit www.woodbridgefd.org/content/Volunteer
Check out this story that ran on CBS2 recently, it applies here also.
Firefighters on Long Island are asking for help. Departments say there's a shortage of volunteers.
All you can eat breakfast at the Woodbridge Elks on Sunday October 28 from 8-11am. Eggs, bacon, sausage, pork roll, pancakes, coffee and juice will be served. Cost is $8. All proceeds benefit Woodbridge Fire Company #1. Tickets are available from any member and at the door the day of the event. Come out for breakfast and support your firefighters!
Join WFD for Trunk-or-Treat at WHS!
September 11, 2018 stands as the 17th Anniversary of the “Attack on America.” On that fateful day in 2001, Woodbridge Township First Responders – Woodbridge Police Department (WPD), Woodbridge Township Fire Department personnel, First Aid Squad and EMT’s, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and other emergency personnel – without hesitation or concern for personal safety, dispatched to emergency operation locations.
On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, the Office of the Mayor, the Municipal Council and the Woodbridge Interfaith Clergy Council will host: “A Township Remembers: An Interfaith Memorial Service & Salute to the First Responder Community.”
This year, the 9/11 Remembrance Service will offer a special “Salute of Support” to our First Response Community – Woodbridge Township Police Officers, Fire Department Officers and Firefighters, First Aid Squad Officers and EMT’s and Emergency Management personnel.
On day 5 the students worked on knots, Chemistry of Fire, water supply, hose handling, and radio communications all before the graduation ceremony.
Day 4 of the Junior Firefighter Academy covered motor vehicle extrication and weighted hose advancement. They also worked with an SCBA and a hose dummy for victim rescue. They spent the afternoon learning about hydrants and how to dress the hydrant at a fire. They also worked with high rise packs and hose advancement in an interior stairwell.
Day 3 of the Junior Firefighter Academy: Students learned CPR, the use of AEDs and how to assist choking victims. The Woodbridge CERT gave a tour of one of their rigs and gave an overview of their role in emergency response.
Day 2 of the Junior Fire Academy: The students toured the Middlesex County Fire Academy. The group did a walk through of the "maze" which firefighters use to train to navigate and search in total darkness, they watched a live burn demonstration and learned about our thermal imaging cameras, participated in physical training and toured the County HazMat - Emergency Management center.
The WFD Junior Fire Academy began yesterday. Students filled out accountability cards, did physical training, had a lesson on the Incident Command System and learned about Personal Protective Equipment.
Woodbridge Fire Department assisted Mr. O the Science Pro’s Space Camp in testing their rover landing designs. These future NASA scientists from elementary and middle school were tasked with creating a rover landing that was light enough to float down with a parachute slow enough to protect the egg inside the rover from cracking. The rovers were launched from approximately 40’. It was a pleasure to help with the possible design of future lunar landings.
Providing mutual aid at a brush fire at FedEx on Tuesday afternoon.
WFD participated in the annual Woodbridge Little League parade. FF Golden carried the flag and Port Reading Capt. DiLeo played the bagpipes.
WFD participated in the township's Big Wheels Day at the Community Center on April 4. Kids of all ages got to see our fire trucks up close!
The members of Woodbridge Fire Department #1 were out in the month of March participating in Read Across America with Dr. Seuss. The members of the fire department stopped in at the pre-schools and elementary schools as part of the program. They read a book by Dr. Seuss and answered questions from the students. The firefighters read to approximately 350 students in total. FF Lim read to students at the Lightbridge Academy, FF Carrick and FF Mastanduno read to students at Mawbey St School.
Get Ready for Home Fires
Help keep us safe and respect the vicitims. Leave your phone alone!
U.S. Fire Administration
#ItsSoCold you might think it’s a good idea to use the oven for extra heat...but it’s not. Ovens and stoves are not designed to heat your home and can pose a fire or carbon monoxide risk.
U.S. Fire Administration
Extremely cold temperatures across most of the country means plenty of space heaters are working overtime. Please pay close attention to your space heater’s surroundings. #WinterFireSafety
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
#Recall: Carburetor on Honda Generators can leak gasoline, posing fire and burn hazards. Get a free inspection and repair. CONTACT: www. powerequipment.honda.com or 888-888-3139. Full recall notice: http://bit.ly/2Bk4CIA
Santa's helpers were at the annual Woodbridge Holiday parade on Dec 3 and gave out candy to everyone along the parade route. Pictured L to R: FF's Leminelle, Kociolek, DiLeo, Kiss, Golden, Foerch, Hapstak, and Karafa.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
'Tis the season. As you begin to decorate for the holidays, please stay safe and water your trees daily! This video shows just how quickly a dried out Christmas tree fire burns, with flashover occurring in less than one minute, as compared to a well-watered tree, which burns at a much slower rate. More: www.nfpa.org/christmas
(Thanks to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for their assistance!)
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