Recent Calls
Tue. Aug 29th 2017
The BFD responded and extinguished a brush fire off Glenwild Ave.
Sun. Feb 19th 2017
Ladder 664 responded to the scene of a Second Alarm House fire in Ringwood NJ on the evening of Sunday February, 19, 2017
Fri. May 8th 2015
Engine 661 covered Pompton Lakes to cover while they responded to a working house fire. Other units responded to several calls in town.
Sat. Mar 21st 2015
663 and 664 were requested to the scene of a fire in the Apshawa section near the town line for a RIT request
Mon. Mar 2nd 2015
The BFD responded to a report of fire through the roof of a structure. Upon arrival E-661 found a chimney fire extinguished by the homeowner.
News Headlines
Tue. May 11th 2021
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The BFD is hosting a Car & Bike Show on Saturday, July 24th, 2021 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Bloomingdale Firemen's Hall, 97 Hamburg Tpk., Bloomingdale, NJ. Music and entertainment to be provide...
Mon. Dec 7th 2020
This Saturday, December 12th (rain date 12/14) Santa is visiting the Boro! The BFD is proud to continue this tradition, although, it will be a bit different this year. Santa and his elves will follow ...
Mon. Nov 30th 2020
The BFD would like to thank our community for supporting our take out ziti dinners this past fall! We regret to announce that we will putting a pause on our dinners for the winter months. Thank you fo...
Sun. Oct 4th 2020
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As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, Bloomingdale Fire Department reminds residents:“Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!™ October 4, 2020 – The Bloomingdale Fire Department is...
Wed. Jul 15th 2020
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Beginning August 12, we will be offering take out dinners from 5 pm to 7 pm for $10 payable by cash or check at time of pickup.Each dinner includes ziti, meatballs, salad, and Italian bread.In an effo...
News
Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!
Sun. Oct 6th 2019

The Bloomingdale Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” The campaign works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.  

NFPA statistics show that in 2017 U.S. fire departments responded to 357,000 home structure fires. These fires caused 2,630 fire deaths and 10,600 fire injuries. On average, seven people died in a fire in a home per day during 2012 to 2016.  

“These numbers show that home fires continue to pose a significant threat to safety,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out.

While NFPA and the Bloomingdale Fire Department are focusing on home fires, these messages apply to virtually any location.

“Situational awareness is a skill people need to use wherever they go,” said the Fire Chief. “No matter where you are, look for available exits. If the alarm system sounds, take it seriously and exit the building immediately.”

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