MFD holds first-ever open house event

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Fire Department celebrated Fire Prevention Month at its Dunnell Road headquarters on Saturday Oct. 13 with an open house, where residents could watch demonstrations and try on firefighting gear, culminating with the dedication of a long-awaited new fire engine. According to fire Chief Michael Dingelstedt, the new engine is replacing one […]

Maplewood Fire Dept. to host open house

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Fire Department will hold an open house and new fire engine dedication on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fire Headquarters, 105 Dunnell Road. All are welcome to attend and experience how the Maplewood Fire Department operates on a daily basis. Demonstrations on vehicle extrication utilizing the “Jaws […]

Maplewood building deemed uninhabitable after early morning fire

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood firefighters responded to a report of smoke in the house at 10 Nelson Place at approximately 3:20 a.m.on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, according to a press statement from Maplewood Fire Chief Michael Dingelstedt. In addition to the report of smoke in the house, the department received several secondary calls […]

Maplewood firefighters respond to house fire on Lindsley Ave.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Fire Department battled a house fire on Saturday, July 7, that left a multi-family home uninhabitable, forcing the occupants to seek temporary shelter, according to a July 11 press release from the department. Firefighters responded to 24 Lindsley Ave. at 8:19 p.m. for the reported structure fire with possible occupant […]

Stroke risk assessment clinic in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Health Department will hold a stroke risk assessment clinic Thursday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maplewood Fire Department, 105 Dunnell Road. Stroke risk assessment includes: a blood pressure screening, blood glucose, cholesterol screening and brief nursing consultation.  The screening should take about 10 to 15 […]

MFD extinguishes fire caused by wiring on Jacoby Street

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, April 22, at 4:30 p.m., the Maplewood Fire Department responded to 186 Jacoby St. for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke and fire in a second-floor apartment bedroom, according to a press release from the department. Prior to MFD arrival, the Maplewood Police Department evacuated the building […]

Lions donate hoods to MFD

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Fire Department can take a breath of fresher air thanks to the Maplewood Lions Club. This March, the club donated to the Maplewood Fire Department brand new, state-of-the-art hoods, which will provide invaluable protection from the life-threatening fire-based contaminants, such as carcinogens and other toxic exposures, with which the firefighters […]