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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POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER on 12/14! See below for more info and check back for updates!We have just received word from the North Pole that Santa is coming to Bloomingdale on December 22 & 21, 2019! To keep the reindeer in tip top shape for the big night, Santa has asked the Bloomingdale Fire Department to give him a ride on the fire truck to visit all the boys and girls! As always keep an eye out for the bright flashing lights and loud sirens to let you know Santa is in your ne...
The BFD is happy to announce our Second Annual Friends and Family Beefsteak on November 16, 2019. Tickets will be $50 and include our family style beefsteak dinner, tap beer and soda. A cash bar will be available. Entertainment and Comedy provided by none other than the legendary Danny C. For tickets and information, email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our member will assist you!
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 201...
Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Bloomingdale Firemen's Hall with Danny C at our 9th Annual Comedy Night! This year will feature a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, Tap Beer, and Soda. A Cash Bar will also be available. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For Tickets and Info: Hook@BloomingdaleFD.orgIf you purchase tickets online please email Hook@BloomingdaleFD.org if members of your party have purchased tickets individually so we can seat you together.
The BFD is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on January 27, 2018 to support the continued restoration of our 1940 Holabird Fire Engine, "The USA." Breakfast will include Pancakes, French Toast Sticks, Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Coffee, Tea, and Juice. $8 per person $6 for Children under 12. Tickets are available at the door.
We have just received word from the North Pole that Santa is coming to Bloomingdale! To keep the reindeer in tip top shape for the big night, Santa has asked the Bloomingdale Fire Department to give him a ride on the fire truck to visit all the boys and girls!As always keep an eye out for the bright flashing lights and loud sirens to let you know Santa is in your neighborhood! Santa and his Elves will have a gift for all kids outside waiting for us!We will do our best to drive past as many homes...
Enjoy the BFD's Traditional Family Style Beefsteak Dinner followed by a Comedy Show with John Pizzi and Danny C spinning your favorite hits! Tickets are $45 per person and includes: Dinner, Tap Beer, and Soda. A Cash Bar will also be available. Doors will open at 6:00 PM. For Tickets and Information: Email Events@BloomingdaleFD.org.
The BFD will be hosting the following seminar on October 3, 2018:STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE: In conjunction with friend and mentor FDNY Chief Vincent Dunn’s book, “Collapse of Burning Buildings“, this 3 – hour program reviews the different classes of construction and the inherent occupancies where collapse is most probable. In this seminar we will discuss the different types of construction with the fire spread and collapse concerns for each. Through a number of case studies and...
On March 10th, the BFD will be hosting our annual Fish and Chips Dinner catered by Tastefully British. Tickets are $15 per person and include Fish and Chips or Chicken and Chips (requested at time of ticket sale), Coleslaw, Soda, Coffee, and Tea. Take out will also be available. Please see flier for ticket information.
The BFD is happy to announce that our community tradition continues with Santa making his rounds on the fire truck on December 15th and 16th (weather permitting).On the 15th, we will be visiting the following streets between 5:30 pm and 9 pm: Union Ave, Main St, Van Dam Ave, Hamilton St, Orchard St, Ballston St, Wallace Ave, Park Ave, Chestnut St, White Haven Pl, Birch St, Maple Ave, Poplar St, Tice St, Walnut St, Leary Ave, Ryerson Ave, Hennion Pl, Oak St, Reeve Ave, Andrews Pl, Rafkind Rd, For...
Our First Annual Christmas Tree Sale will take place on December 8 (4 pm - 8 pm), December 9 (10 am - 6 pm), and if trees are still available December 10 (11 am - 3 pm). Our tree lot will be set up at the Firemen's Hall, 97 Hamburg Tpk, Bloomingdale. Check back for updated information!
Please check out the link below regarding the Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall:http://www.kidde.com/home-safety/en/us/support/product-alerts/recall-of-industrial-fire-extinguishers/fx-recall-affected-models/
Just after midnight on July 16, 2017, the Bloomingdale Fire Department was dispatched to an activated fire alarm at a residence on South Road. The resident reported that she smelled smoke in the house. Upon arrival of the first in engines, the resident had exited the house along with several pets. The house was filled with smoke upon arrival. The fire was located in the basement and first floor quickly extinguished by interior crews. Also responding were Butler Fir...
The town fireworks have been postponed to the rain date of Saturday 6/24.
Come join the Bloomingdale Fire Department Hook & Ladder Company and the legendary "Danny C" as he hosts our 7th Annual Comedy Night on March 11th at 7:00 pm. Danny has put together a great lineup for us including: Brad Lowery, Eddie Clark, and Joe Anthony. As always tickets are just $35 per person and includes a Ham and Chicken Dinner with beer, soda, coffee, and tea. A cash bar will also be available. Please call or text Ed at 973-417-6889 for tickets and information.
The Bloomingdale FD was requested by Kinnelon to rescue a deer that had fallen in to a reservoir off Boonton Ave. Crews from 664 and 663 were able to assist the animal to land with out incident. You can check out the video and write up from the Kinnelon Police Department here: https://www.facebook.com/Kinnelon-Police-Department-365767646857819/#
In 2010, just days before the BFD's 100th Anniversary Celebration, we wee able to locate and bring home the "USA," a 1940 Holabird BF750 pumper built by the US tArmy. We have been painstakingly working to restore the truck to its former glory by tackling many mechanical issues over the past six years. Starting last summer, we began to conquer the biggest task of this project, the cosmetic restoration. We are hosting a pancake breakfast on October 23 to help raise funds to continue ...
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Check here for info on the 5k and Cruise Night!
NJ FFS Division A Section 2 is responsible for Forest Fire protection in our area. They have a very informative site on their services which you can visit by clicking the link provided.
Website for the Kinnelon Fire Department