Bloomfield Fire Dept. welcomes its first female career firefighter

Bloomfield Fire Dept. welcomes its first female career firefighter

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — June 7 was a monumental day in the Bloomfield Fire Department’s nearly 139-year history as the organization welcomed its first female career firefighter. Congratulations to Stephanie Orgueira-Aponte on her first day protecting the residents of Bloomfield. Orgueira-Aponte recently completed a rigorous training curriculum at the Passaic County Fire Academy, as well as […]

Glen Ridge seeks RFPs for fire suppression services

Glen Ridge seeks RFPs for fire suppression services

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The borough of Glen Ridge’s 10-year contract with the township of Montclair for fire suppression services and the use of George Washington Field is coming to an end this year, according to a recent press release from the borough. Similar to the process Glen Ridge followed 10 years ago, the borough […]

Bloomfield Fire, Engineering departments to begin routine hydrant flushing

Bloomfield Fire, Engineering departments to begin routine hydrant flushing

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Fire Department, in partnership with the Bloomfield Engineering Department, began routine, mandatory hydrant flushing on Monday, May 9. To minimize disruption to residents that may be impacted, notifications about which hydrants will be flushed will be made ahead of time via the township cable channel, Channel 35; the township website; […]

Law enforcement officers and firefighters to be presented with medals for bravery

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 200 Club of Essex County, which was founded in 1966 to assist the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty, will hold its 56th annual Valor Awards luncheon on Tuesday, May 10, at Nanina’s in the Park, 540 Mill St. in Belleville. The cocktail reception […]

Bloomfield Fire Department receives new truck

Bloomfield Fire Department receives new truck

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Fire Department recently announced the arrival of a new piece of apparatus, a 2021 E-ONE Metro 100-foot ladder truck. The new apparatus has been placed into service. Truck 1 serves the entire township and rides out of fire headquarters.  “This new apparatus will greatly help our department serve its citizens, […]

Bloomfield Fire Department trains 24 members as fire instructors

Bloomfield Fire Department trains 24 members as fire instructors

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Fire Department recently had 24 members trained as fire instructors, according to a March 1 press release. This 35-hour course meets the standards in National Fire Protection Association 1041 fire service instructor professional qualifications. “The Bloomfield Fire Department is consistently training its firefighters to ensure that the department is prepared […]

Bloomfield Fire Department members participate in firefighter success workshop

Bloomfield Fire Department members participate in firefighter success workshop

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In the Bloomfield Fire Department’s efforts to provide continual training, the department’s members participated in a firefighter success workshop earlier in November. In the workshop “10 Biggest Mistakes Firefighters Make With Their Fitness,” Chief Dan Kerrigan and Capt. Jim Moss shared how firefighters of all fitness levels can successfully overcome the most […]

Bloomfield Fire Dept. trains and certifies 35 members in National Fire Academy class

Bloomfield Fire Dept. trains and certifies 35 members in National Fire Academy class

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Fire Department recently had 35 members trained and certified as incident safety officers. This 16-hour course, developed by the National Fire Academy in Emmetsburg, Md., examines the safety officers’ role in emergency responses. Additionally, it focuses on operations within an incident command system as a safety officer and emphasizes response […]

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