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Hasbrouck Heights
Fire Department

Established 1896

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Typical Activity:  590 Fire calls    1,070 Ambulance calls     54 active members
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Recent News Clips


HHFD Took Santa Around Town December 21, 2008
2008 Schedule in pdf format


HHFD During Holiday Parade 2008
[Movie] of Department avi format



HHFD Drills with PA TEB Police

On Saturday, June 28, 2008, the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department participated in a familiarization drill at Teterboro Airport with the Port Authority Police, led by Sergeant Frank S. Farfalla Jr. The purpose of the exercise was to foster better coordination of resources and to familiarize the HHFD with protocol during an aircraft incident on the airfield.
[Photos and story]



HHFD Memorial Day Service 2008
Following the Hasbrouck Heights Memorial Day Veterans ceremony, the parade continued along Passaic Avenue to the Firemen’s Memorial at The Circle for a brief service.
[Photo and story]


The Big Payoff
On Saturday, May 10, 2008, at about 10:50 a.m., the pagers sounded the call for an overturned vehicle with two people trapped at the corner of Terrace and Bell Avenues.
[Photo & story]



HHFD Brightens Holidays

Members of the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department designed and constructed two new holiday floats at their own expense. The float on the left is a miniature HHFD Rescue Truck, complete with working smokestack, mounted on an ATV. The float on the right is a Gingerbread House with a smoking chimney, music, and a live gingerbread character, mounted on a trailer. [Photo & story]


HHFD-EMS Captain’s Award Presentation
The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department convened December 19, 2007 for its last Emergency Medical Services (EMS) monthly meeting for 2007. During this meeting, EMS Captain Ron Botelho presented the “EMS Captain’s Award” with trophies to 9 members of the Hasbrouck Heights Police and Fire Departments for their dedication to duty for one particular emergency medical call that had a significant outcome to patient care.
[Story & photo]


HHFD Extrication
On November 16, 2007 at approximately 9:30 a.m., the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department Rescue Squad was called to a Kipp Avenue home that was struck by a car. [Story & photo]


HHFD Visits Students During Fire Prevention Week
The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department visited local schools for Fire Prevention Week, which was held October 7 through 13, 2007. [Story & photo]


In the Nick of Time

The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department responded to a smoke condition at Nick’s Quick Stop, 183 Boulevard, about 11:30 a.m., Sunday, September 2, 2007. A small fire in the storage area was extinguished by the owners. The cause of the fire was undetermined and under investigation. No injuries were reported. [Photo]


The Almost Disaster
It could have been a disaster. But wasn’t. On Friday afternoon, August 24th, about 2:18 p.m., a fully loaded gasoline tanker collapsed on Route 17 at the jug-handle across from White Castle. [Story & photo]


HHFD Search & Rescue Drill

On the evening of August 22, 2007, the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department conducted training at a Kipp Avenue house scheduled for demolition. The exercise was led by First Assistant Chief Mike Ratowski, Rescue Lt. Chris Halloran and Ladder Company Capt. Brian Morrow. [Photo & story]


Rt. 17 Accident Injures Eight

On July 9, at about 2:17 p.m., the HHPD received calls of a multiple motor vehicle accident on Route 17 North.  It was reported that a car with six passengers came in contact with a tractor trailer while changing lanes, overturned, slid on its roof and was then rear ended by another vehicle that then crashed into a pick-up truck parked at Kundert Motors. The tractor trailer continued down Rt. 17 striking two more vehicles.   [Photo & story]


HHFD Memorial Day Service 2007
Following  the Memorial Day Parade along Terrace Avenue and a Service at Veterans Memorial Park honoring Veterans, the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department marched to the Fireman's Memorial at The Circle to honor those who served in The Department.
[Story & photo]


HHFD Annual Inspection 2007

The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department conducted its Annual Inspection at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2007. Department personnel were in full dress uniform. The equipment and new headquarters were presented for inspection and Department personnel were available to answer any questions.
The event was attended by local officials, as well as Fire Chiefs from mutual aid towns.
[Photo & story]


HHFD Responds to Car Fire
Fiery Exit Claims Vehicle: Driver OK.  [Story & photo]


Firefighters Work Under Brutal Conditions

In the grip of winter’s extreme temperature of 17 degrees, with NNW winds at 17 mph, gusting to 25-35 mph, and a wind chill of one degree, South Bergen Zone II Mutual Aid Fire Departments worked a 2-alarm call at 200 Hollister Road in Teterboro for a smoke condition at 10:30 p.m. on March 5, 2007.
[Story & photo]


HHFD Conducts “Jaws of Life” Training

Training under freezing temperatures on Saturday afternoon, February 17, 2007, the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department conducted rescue and “Jaws of Life” training at the DPW yard near the airport. Two donated vehicles were used in the exercise that practiced the basic techniques that are regularly used by the Department. [Photo & story]


Brownie Troop 595 Tours Fire Department

On the afternoon of February 8, 2007, Brownie Troop 595, from Lincoln and Euclid Schools, toured the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department. The tour began with First Assistant Chief Michael Ratkowski discussing fire safety. He discussed -- what to do if there is a fire in your home: go to a neighbor and have them call 9-1-1, do not go back into your home.
[Photo & story]


Fit to Breathe
On January 31 and February 1 and 10, 2007, every member of the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department performed their annual respirator fit test. Firefighters authorized to enter smoke-filled structures using “air tanks” test the seal of their mask annually. [Photo & story]


Fire Department Holds Installation Dinner

The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department held their installation dinner for Chief Angelo Roccamo and the Department Officers at The Venetian on January 13, 2007. Master of Ceremonies was former Fire Chief Tony Greco. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by First Assistant Chief Michael Ratkowski and a Benediction was given by Fire Department Chaplain Rev. Joseph Pickard. [Photo & story]


Fireman’s Funeral
Former Hasbrouck Heights Fire Chief Artie Knobloch passed on November 18, 2006.
During visitation at Costa Memorial Home on the evening of November 21st, firefighters from area departments paid their last respects in full dress uniform. Members of the Heights Fire Department were posted throughout and the Heights Honor Guard was posted at the casket during viewing hours. A brief service was conducted by Fire Department Chaplain Rev. Joseph Pickard. [Photo & story]



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Memorial Day
2008 Firemans Service    2007 Firemans Service
2006 Firemans Service
    2005 Firemans Service    2004 Firemans Service
2002 Firemans Service    2001 Service    2000 Service


HHFD Annual Inspection
May 12, 2007, 7:00 p.m. @ New Firehouse [2007 Photo]
May 20, 2006, 7:00 p.m. @ New Firehouse [2006 Photos]
May 14, 2005, 7:00 p.m. @ New Firehouse [2005 Photos]
May 8, 2004, 7:00 p.m. @ Temporary Firehouse [2004 Photos]
May 17, 2003, 7:00 p.m. @ Euclid Lodge [2003 Photos]
May 18, 2002, 7:00 p.m. @ Euclid Lodge [2002 Photos]
May 19, 2001, 7:00 p.m. @ Euclid Lodge [2001 Photos]
May 20, 2000, 7.00 p.m. @ Euclid Lodge [2000 Photos]


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Santa Visits Heights
Santa Claus traveled with the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department
Santa Waving 120k mpg with sound
Santa Arriving on Sleigh 2003 -- 600k
Santa Passing on Sleigh 2004-- 1 meg
Santa Passing on Sleigh 2005-- 1 meg

Sunday, December 18, 2005 [Photos]
Sunday, December 19, 2004 [Photos]
Sunday, December 21, 2003 [Photos]
Sunday, December 22, 2002 [Photos]
Sunday, December 23, 2001  [Group 1][Group 2]
Sunday, December 17, 2000 [Photos]
Sunday, December 19, 1999.[Photos]


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Mutual Aid Links
Carlstadt Fire Department - Web Site for mutual aid partner Fire Department
Lodi Fire Department
Wood-Ridge Fire Department - Web Site for mutual aid partner Fire Department
South Bergen Fire Chiefs Mutual Aid Association - Mutual Aid Organization of South Bergen County Fire Departments

Related Bergen County Links
Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute - Fire fighting training center for Bergen County
Bergen County EMS Training Center - EMS training facility for Bergen County
Bergen County Firefighter's Pipe Band - A bagpipe band whose members are drawn from Bergen County fire departments.

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