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
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
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.
Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department
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