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.

Department Secretary, Thomas Rubino, began the program with the presentation of the Honor Guard, and the Pledge of Allegiance. Chaplain, Fr. Joseph Pickard, provided the invocation.
Mayor Ronald R. Jones, Fire Commissioner Carol Skiba and Fire Chief Angelo Roccamo made comments.

Local officials, area fire chiefs and the public then inspected the equipment and met with the men and women who serve in The Department.

This was the third inspection in the new facility since “The Big Fire” in 1999. Interim inspections had been conducted at the Masonic Lodge and the temporary headquarters on Central Avenue.

In 2006, these volunteers responded to 1,350 ambulance calls and 575 fire calls.
The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department operates with 58 members, including EMS and Juniors. Its rolling stock includes two pumpers, 110 ft. ladder, heavy rescue truck, crash/foam truck, two ambulances and three chief SUV’s. These assets are owned by the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, but maintained by the volunteers.

The Department conducts only one fund raiser a year, with the proceeds providing training, supplies, etc.

Every firefighter must receive 20 weeks of basic firefighter training and every EMT receives 22 weeks of basic training. Many members continue extensive advanced training in the areas of search and rescue, vehicle operation, incident command, hazardous materials, first responder, mass decontamination, etc. The Department conducts continuing training on a regular basis.
The Department is contracted to provide fire and ambulance service to the Borough of Teterboro, and has done so for over 50 years.

The Department is a member of the South Bergen Chiefs Mutual Aid Association which helps to coordinate multi-department responses to large-scale incidents. Zone 2 includes Carlstadt, Little Ferry, Moonachie, Wallington and Wood-Ridge. These departments are also all volunteer.

The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department also has a Junior Squad for those between 16 and 18 years of age. They offer on-scene support, but are not permitted to enter burning buildings.
The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department was established in 1896. ###

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