Oakland Fire Department

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Serving Oakland For
38,427 Days

2014 Call Stats
Jan 46
Feb 21
Mar 34
Apr 24
May 22
Jun 22
Jul 26
Aug 0
Sep 0
Oct 0
Nov 0
Dec 0
Total 195

Past Call Stats
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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Oh Deer! This time it wasn’t Timmy who fell in the well

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, June 10

On Tuesday, June 10th the OVFD were dispatched to help a baby deer, most likely a yearling, who had become trapped in a storm drain on Raeben Avenue.

It wasn’t exactly know how the yearling got into the storm drain but it was clear that the baby deer was in some distress as it was jumping inside the storm drain trying to escape. Firefighters responded to the scene and lifted the storm grate on ... (Full Story & Photos)

A Team for the Ages

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, June 08

For the second strait year, the Indian Hills Braves Softball team captured the Group 3 State championship title with an impressive and record setting win over Ewing 8-5 on Saturday, June 7th. This is the crown on top of the cake as the Lady Braves won the Bergen County title beating parochial powerhouse Immaculate Heart Academy, won the Group 3 Sectional title and now the overall Group 3 State title. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Mayor Schwager presents Grand Marshall Jack Bruni with a plaque
Mayor Schwager presents Grand Marshall Jack Bruni with a plaque

Oakland Memorial Day Parade

Ex Chief Robert Knapp, May 27

Oakland had great weather on Sunday for the Annual Memorial Day Parade. This years Grand Marshall Jack Bruni is the father of past Oakland Firefighter Larry Bruni.

Jack Bruni, Oakland's Memorial Day parade grand marshal, was born in New York City and raised in Astoria, Queens. He attended city schools and graduated in 1942 from the Manhattan High School of Aviation.

Bruni was drafted into the US ... (Full Story & Photos)

North West Bergen Mutual Aid Field Day Champions - Once Again!

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, May 18

Members of the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department recently competed at the 2014 NWBMA Field Day competition and for the 4th time in the last 5 years Oakland won came in First Place overall at this event.

This Year’s event was hosted by the Ridgewood Fire Department and 9 towns competed in the annual fire skills competition covering. This year’s events covered Fire Attach, Firefighters Challenge and ... (Full Story & Photos)

We are the Champions!
We are the Champions!

Fire safty tips
Fire safty tips

10 Fire Safty Tips

Firefighter Robert Eaton, March 26

Oakland Fire department wants you to be safe! Please review some standard fire safty tips.

1)Install and Maintain Smoke Detectors Smoke detectors warn you of fire in time to let you escape. Install them on each level of your home and outside of each sleeping area. Follow the manufacturer's directions, and test once a week. Replace batteries twice a year, or when the detector chirps to signal that ... (Full Story & Photos)

Another Eagle has Landed!

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, January 19

On Sunday, January 12th, the Oakland Fire Department was honored to see another member of our volunteer organization receive the highest honor in Boy Scouting by receiving his Eagle Scout badge.

Jonathan Stammer became only the 2nd member of the OVFD to earn the rank of Eagle Scout and is the 66th member of Oakland Boy Scout Troop 369 to receive this honor.

Jonathan’s project was done for the benefit ... (Full Story & Photos)

Car Fire on Route 287

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, January 10

On Friday, January 10th at approximately 7:00 pm, the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department responded to a car fire on Route 287.

The driver was traveling southbound when he noticed flames coming from his hood and he pulled over to the emergency shoulder and called for help. The OVFD , along with the Oakland Police, responded to the call and extinguished the engine fire. No injuries were reported at ... (Full Story & Photos)

2014 OVFD Officers Take Oath of Office

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, January 05

On Sunday, January 5th the 2014 OVFD Officers took their Oath of Office being sworn in by Oakland Mayor Linda Schwager. The Oath of Office ceremony was held in the Council Chambers and was followed by the Oakland Fire Association’s Officers ceremony at Company 1. Refreshments were provided for family and friends courtesy of the Oakland Fire Association and Oakland Knights of Columbus.

In addition ... (Full Story & Photos)


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