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
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...
Fri. Dec 13th 2019
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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 &...
News
Its Fire Prevention Week! October 4th through 10th
Sun. Oct 4th 2020

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 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, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” The campaign works to educate everyone about  simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.  

According to NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Almost half (44%) of reported home fires started in the kitchen. Two-thirds (66%) of home cooking fires start with the ignition of food or other cooking materials.

“We know cooking fires can be prevented,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice-president of outreach and advocacy. “Staying in the kitchen, using a timer, and avoiding distractions such as electronics or TV are steps everyone can take to keep families safe in their homes.”

 The Bloomingdale Fire Department encourages all residents to embrace the 2020 Fire Prevention Week theme.

“The most important step you should take before making a meal is to “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” said Eric Tuason, Fire Chief. “A cooking fire can grow quickly. I have seen many homes damaged and people injured by fires that could easily have been prevented.”

The Bloomingdale Fire Department wants to share safety tips to keep you from having a cooking fire.

  • Never leave cooking food unattended. Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling or broiling. If you have to leave, even for a short time, turn off the stove.
  • If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you’re cooking.
  • You have to be alert when cooking. You won’t be alert if you are sleepy, have taken medicine or drugs, or consumed alcohol that makes you drowsy.
  • Always keep an oven mitt and pan lid nearby when you’re cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan to smother the flame. Turn off the burner, and leave the pan covered until it is completely cool.
  • Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.

 

Due to ongoing COVID safety precautions, the Bloomingdale Fire Department will be holding a virtual Fire Prevention Week! Please check out our website: www.BloomingdaleFD.org and our social media pages: https://www.facebook.com/porktowntruckco/  and https://www.facebook.com/Bloomingdale-Fire-Department-Chemical-Company-No1-585529458191753/ .

For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and cooking fire prevention, visit www.fpw.org.

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