Oakland Fire Department

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Serving Oakland For
39,262 Days

2016 Call Stats
Jan 29
Feb 38
Mar 15
Apr 23
May 22
Jun 27
Jul 34
Aug 42
Sep 38
Oct 38
Nov 31
Dec 5
Total 342

Past Call Stats
2015 405
2014 360
2013 296
2012 450
2011 543
2010 408
2009 312
2008 360
2007 409
2006 349
2005 361
2004 265
2003 251

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Santa Claus is coming to Oakland.....

Ex Chief Robert Knapp, November 21

It's that time of year again. This year the Oakland Fire Department will be bringing Santa Claus around Oakland on the Fire Trucks ONLY on Saturday 12/17/16 rain or shine. Below find a schedule of the stops, all times are approximate:

Robert Knapp
Oakland Fire Department

Saturday 12/17/16 – North side of town
10:20am Andrew Ave & Commanche Tr.
10:40 am Algonquin Tr. & Iroquois Ave.
11:00 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Car Fire on Ramapo Valley Road

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, November 18

On Friday, November 18th, the OVFD responded to a car fire that took place just off the intersection of Ramapo Valley Road and Court House place and was able to extinguish the fire without further incident.

The driver of the car reported that as he turned off the highway onto Ramapo Valley Road his car lost power and he noticed smoke coming from the rear of the car. He was able to exit the car and ... (Full Story & Photos)

Assistant Chief Vincent Dies with Gary Dies, Gary Greulich, Carlos Henriques and Mayor Schwager
Assistant Chief Vincent Dies with Gary Dies, Gary Greulich, Carlos Henriques and Mayor Schwager

OVFD Welcomes Three New Members

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, October 26

On Wednesday, October 26th, three new members of the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department were sworn in to the Department by Mayor Schwager at the Council meeting.

The Department welcomes two new Junior member - Grady Dies and Gary Greulich - and 1 Regular member - Carlos Henriques - to the ranks.

Accompanying the new members at the council meeting was Assistant Chief Vincent Dies who is also the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Annual Fire Prevention Night and Poster Contest

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, October 10

On Monday, October 10th the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department hosted our annual Fire Prevention Open House. Members of our community were invited to attend this special event to learn more about fire prevention with this year’s campaign being - Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 years. The event is organized, managed and coordinated each year by Assistant Chief Vincent Dies. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Poster Contest Winners
Poster Contest Winners

Bob and Sean applying a fresh coat of paint.
Bob and Sean applying a fresh coat of paint.

Bush Plaza Flag Pole Gets a Fresh Coat of Paint

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, October 06

On Thursday, October 6th, the flag pole located at Bush Plaza got a much needed fresh coat of paint thanks to the efforts of the Oakland DPW who supplied materials and landscaping, while painter services were provided by members of the OVFD who included Sean Torpey, Tom Torpey and Ex-Chief Robert Knapp.

Due to the height of the flag pole the Departments ladder truck is needed so that the pole could ... (Full Story & Photos)

Transformer Fire on Long Hill Rd

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, September 25

Early Sunday morning on September 25th the OVFD responded to a call of a Transformer on fire across from the Burger King on Long Hill Rd just behind Portobello's restaurant. It appears that a few Mylar balloons had become entangled on wires around the transformer and that sparked the fire.

The metallic properties of Mylar balloons have been known to cause these types of fires as well as larger scale ... (Full Story & Photos)

Oakland Graduation Candidates
Oakland Graduation Candidates

Firefighter One Graduation

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, September 23

On Friday, September 23rd four members of the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department graduated from Firefighter One training along with other members of Class 508. The ceremony was held at the Bergen County Academies and was officiated by Chief Lawrence Rauch. In attendance were Bergen Country Executive James J. Tesesco III, Bergen County Freeholder Maura DeNicola and New Jersey State Assemblywoman Marlene ... (Full Story & Photos)

Tree Branch Downs Wire on Hiawatha Blvd

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, August 16

On Tuesday, August 16th the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department responded to a downed wire on Hiawatha Blvd. A large tree branch had broken free and fallen on the wire pulling it away from a home and also pulling down some cable wires, which landed in the roadway.
... (Full Story & Photos)


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