Oakland Fire Department

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Mar 38
Apr 14
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Feb 36
Mar 13
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May 39
Jun 28
Jul 32
Aug 29
Sep 40
Oct 34
Nov 34
Dec 47
Total 396

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2016 370 2019 390
2015 405 2020 340
2014 360 2021 347
2013 296 2022 342
2012 450 2023 396
2011 543
2010 408
2009 312
2008 360
2007 409
2006 349
2005 361
2004 265
2003 251

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Signed on March 05, 2017 at 8:10 AM
Name: joe toscano
Rank/Title: former member
Location: Catawba NC

I would just like to say that it's nice to see the department doing so well these days. When I was a member back in 77 it was a much smaller group and the equipment was no way as neat after all we had the snorkel (flag pole fixer). Have a safe year!

Signed on July 21, 2013 at 3:00 AM
Name: David
Rank/Title: Owner
Web Address: www.mypencil.com
Location: Burlington

Nice website, Great Graphics and info. Keep up the good work you provide. Thank You.

Signed on November 21, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Name: Francis Fleeson
Location: Oakland

Just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for hosting the Kids event yesterday. My son had a great time and really enjoyed seeing the fire trucks. His Uncle is a volunteer in Setauket and his Great Grandfather the the first Fire Chief in Breezy Point NY. Thank you for all that you do in our community.


Francis D. Fleeson III, RCS, EMT
Oakland, NJ

Signed on June 18, 2012 at 2:42 AM
Name: Charlie Jones
Web Address: www.firefighterlights.net

Wonderful site. Really enjoyed the photos. Keep up the great work!

Signed on June 02, 2012 at 1:47 PM
Name: Alan Jenner
Rank/Title: Architect
Web Address: www. rancornwildman.com.
Location: Newport News, VA

Thank You All for continuing in the teadition. My father, Vernon E Jenner was Fire Comissioner years ago (in the 60s) when we lived in Oakland. I grew up in Oakland back then and have fond memories of Oakland, the Oakland Academy, the schools... One old buddy that I have lost touch with is David Spears who lived up on Long Hill Road. If you know him, please give him a shout for me.

Signed on April 17, 2012 at 2:22 PM
Name: Maureen Ryan Wisniewski
Location: Vernon, NJ

Just wanted to say thank you for all you do in putting your lives on the line without question - for total strangers. It takes special kinds of ppl to do what you do - you are born with the calling - my brother always raced his bicycle to the firehouse, burning rubber all the way up the street. Now he is one of your Captains. Proud of you Tim, I really am.

Signed on February 23, 2012 at 9:49 AM
Name: Dieter Koch
Location: United States

Want to send a big thank you to Joe Gallup and friends for the great Oakland F.D. shirts! Dad was so happy and wants to send everyone his thanks and best wishes! Thanks again and stay in touch.
Sincerely, Dieter and family

Signed on February 14, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Name: Monch
Web Address: www.datnikkalloutnjz@gmail.com

Nice to hear boys looking up the hero firefighters

Signed on July 11, 2011 at 10:34 PM
Name: Nicole Voss
Location: Oakland

My son had a very exciting day with the Oakland Fire Department at the Safety Town Camp in heights elementary school. George is now interested in becoming a fireman after spending the morning with his new buddy fire chief Bob Knapp. Thank you so much for taking your time to show him the great opportunity in becoming a fireman. Than you once again for all the care Chief Knapp showed my son George.

Signed on March 13, 2011 at 3:33 PM
Name: Chuck
Web Address: www.fdphotos.com
Location: Connecticut

Very nice site. Keep up the great work and stay safe!

Signed on February 08, 2011 at 10:13 PM
Name: Dianne Gallup-Maitland
Rank/Title: Clinical Administration Assistant/Credentials Specialist
Location: Pulaski, New York

Just dropping by to see my big brothers picture. I'm a very proud sister!

Signed on January 07, 2011 at 7:32 PM
Name: robert farias
Location: wanaque nj

I just wanted to say that everyone on the fire departmet does a wonderful job
U guys and ladies auxilary are the greatest.

Signed on September 23, 2010 at 11:49 AM
Name: Mike Gonzalez
Rank/Title: Engineer/Firefighter Retired
Location: Talbott, Tennessee

I grew up in Oakland when I lived there between 1961 and 1972. Back then I wanted to be a Firefighter but was too young. I can remember as a kid chasing the Fire Engines on my bicycle as they raced by running lights and sirens. After we moved to Florida in 72 where I went to High School from 1972-1976. In 1978 I started my career as a Firefighter with the Florida Division Of Forestry as a Wildland Firefighter. In 1981 I went to work for the Lehigh Acres Fire Dept where I worked until I retired in 2009 after 30 years in the Fire Service. I currently live in Eastern Tennessee. You have a real nice website and some real nice well kept equipment. Some day I'll go back for a visit.

Signed on August 13, 2010 at 12:46 PM
Name: Arthur Bunger

Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the site and the opportunity to see a few pictures of my father. He loved the department nearly as much as he loved his family. Thank you for the walk down memory lane.

Signed on August 08, 2010 at 4:47 PM
Name: Brad Merchel
Rank/Title: Firefighter
Web Address: www.cnegfx.com
Location: Washington, Iowa

Great site guys. Just stopping by to say hi! I am a firefighter myself for 16 yrs. I also own a graphics business. I do vinyl decals, can koozies, etc. I have tons of firefighter graphics that i ship all over the country.

Keep up the good work guys.

Signed on June 19, 2010 at 3:11 PM
Name: Edward F. Costigan
Rank/Title: Former Oakland Fire Dept. Chief and Association President
Location: Surprise, Arizona

Just placed an order for 3 shirts for Bryan Costigan, Jack Dorcey (former firefighter) and myself. Check is in the mail. Hope they are still available. Regards to all.

Signed on June 10, 2010 at 9:48 PM
Name: Cathy Clark Layton
Location: Honesdale, Pennsylvania

It is so nice to see the historical photo's on line. My father was fire chief from 1953-1957, Dennis Clark, my mother was also pictured in the Ladies Auxiliary Photo.
Thank you

Signed on May 15, 2010 at 7:45 AM
Name: Amy Hysell
Rank/Title: co-chairperson, Relay For Life/Indian Hills
Location: oakland

Thank you all, especially Lt. John Madden, for the article about our upcoming 1st Annual Amer. Cancer Society Relay For Life event, at Indian Hills HS, on June 11-12. We hope that many of you will participate!

Signed on April 23, 2010 at 12:23 PM
Name: Douglas Hansen
Rank/Title: Fire Marshal
Location: Ridgefield Park

Thanks for a great night at my grandson, Doug's swearing in. You were all great.

Signed on January 16, 2010 at 9:50 PM
Name: Marc
Rank/Title: Firefighter
Location: New Jersey

Really Nice web site will Designed Nice pictures keep them coming.

Signed on January 05, 2010 at 10:18 AM
Name: Jerry Barao
Web Address: www.Bergenfires.com

nice site. please feel free to check out www.Bergenfires.com for all your Bergen county fire action

Signed on December 27, 2009 at 10:41 PM
Name: Kevin Howes

Happy New Year from Kevin the medic.

Signed on October 04, 2009 at 10:41 AM
Name: Nick Solino

Hi to all I use to own Ramapo Vally Esso and also was a Firemann just found this site will come back often I also should have a lot of old pictures .I helped build the new fire house,I remember the day when my station was hit by a car and caused a fire at the gas pumps What a day! thanks to all you great guys keep up the great work. my tour of duty was from 1963 to 1970 when I moved to Florida

Signed on September 12, 2009 at 3:07 PM
Name: rita kriss


Signed on September 12, 2009 at 8:01 AM
Name: William Woodward
Location: Oakland, NJ

My father was a past Chief and President of the fire department and I spent many days as a child down at the "old" Yawpo firehouse learning about the men and the commitment needed to do the job properly. The Department and equipment we now have in Oakland is terrific, and I hope more people understand the sacrifices made by you men. I know my Dad would be proud of what OVFD has grown to become as it protects our community. Thank you, from all of us in town and Congratulations on your 100th.

Signed on September 12, 2009 at 7:57 AM
Name: William Woodward

My father was a past Chief and President of the fire department and I spent many days as a child down at the "old" Yawpo firehouse learning about the men and the commitment needed to do the job properly. The Department and equipment we now have in Oakland is terrific, and I hope more people understand the sacrifices made by you men. I know my Dad would be proud of what OVFD has grown to become as it protects our community. Thank you, from all of us in town and Congratulations on your 100th.

Signed on September 11, 2009 at 7:24 PM
Name: Mr. Victor France
Rank/Title: President North Jersey Vol fire Ass'n

To the chief's, officer's and firefighter's of the Oakland FD, from all of us at the North Jersey Volunteer Firemen's Ass'n, we congratulate the Oakland FD in their celebration of 100 years of continuous volunteer fire service to the residents and gratefull community of Oakland, NJ

Thank you,

Victor J. France, President
North Jersey Vol. Firemen's Ass'n

Signed on September 07, 2009 at 6:51 PM
Name: Eileen & Jim Cordes
Location: Oakland, NJ

We just wanted to say thanks, to all the Oakland Hero's ... God Bless!!
The Cordes Family

Signed on August 28, 2009 at 11:23 PM
Name: Mike Moore
Rank/Title: FireFighter
Location: Talbott, TN (West Hamblen Volunteer Fire Dept)

I just found this website. I used to live in Oakland and It's great to see how my generation has taken the reins and are helping with protecting lives and property. I think you did an outstanding job with this website and I have sent the link of your website designer to my Chief.

Congratulations on 100 years guys!!! Be Safe!

Signed on June 30, 2009 at 11:08 PM
Name: Dawn Knight
Rank/Title: RN
Location: Spokane, WA

My Dad Ed Costigaqn was a firefighter and past chief. I remember the many nights that the "box" would go off and off he went,Then to come home and go to work in the city. I have very found memories of the OFD, from picnics to the carnivals. Joe Gallup gave me my first job! Congradulations on 100 years! I wish I could go back and celebrate with you.

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