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Welcome to the official Long Valley Fire Company website! The Long Valley Fire Company is part of the Washington Township Fire Department and has been serving the Washington Township community since 1911. The Long Valley Fire Company was incorporated in 1921 and is a life saving/property conserving organization that has over 100 years of emergency experience in our community. The department covers an area of approximately forty-five square miles and functions at the direction and responsibility of the Fire Chief, and is dedicated to services of fire administration, fire prevention, public education/information, training, and suppression.

**NEW** Instagram Page

Posted on February 11, 2017

Check out our new Instagram page for up-to-date and throwback pictures, news, and events Click the picture or the link below to check it out…

https://www.instagram.com/longvalleyfire/?hl=en

Car Crash Knocks Out Power

Posted on February 7, 2017

Last week, Schooleys Mtn and Long Valley Fire Companies responded with the EMS to Route 46 in front of Target. Schooleys Chief 2 was first to arrive and found a car vs pole off in a ditch. Crews worked to get the driver safely out of the vehicle and then helped clean up the area while EMS evaluated and transported the driver to Hackettstown Medical Center.  Power was out in the area for only a few hours.

http://patch.com/new-jersey/longvalley/medical-emergency-caused-long-valley-crash-knocked-out-power

Firefighters Help Raise Money For Special Olympics

Posted on January 16, 2017

This past weekend, several Long Valley firefighters and their families helped raise money for Special Olympics New Jersey at Wildwood's Polar Bear Plunge. In this year's event, more than a thousand men, women, and children charged into the frigid Atlantic Ocean amidst the chilly 40 degree weather. This year's plunge raised approximately $390,000, topping last year's total by nearly $15,000. The money from this event allows all the Special Olympics programs to be free of charge for their participants.

Car Vs Pole With Entrapment

Posted on January 13, 2017

Yesterday afternoon, Washington Twp PD was notified of a car crash on West Mill Road past Beacon Hill Road. Long Valley Fire, EMS, and Rescue Team were dispatched, shortly after, to the scene for reported entrapment with the car on fire and live wires down. Long Valley Chief 2 and Captain were the first to arrive and updated responding Engines 1-1 and 1-2 that there were live wires down across the car with the occupant still inside but no fire. Crews had to wait for the power company to arrive before they could get the driver out and clean up the area. All Long Valley Fire apparatus were needed and used at the scene and additional mutual Aid was requested for Califon Fire (Hunterdon).

Garbage Truck Fire Leads To 3rd Alarm

Posted on December 28, 2016

During the early morning hours, Mendham Fire Departments were dispatched to 84 E Main Street in the Borough for a propane fed fire from a garbage truck. The fire quickly spread to an adjacent strip mall where 4 stores were heavily damaged from fire and water. Fire Departments from all over the county responded to help assist with water, manpower, and coverage.

http://abc7ny.com/news/propane-tank-in-garbage-truck-explodes-in-mendham/1676052/

http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/news/2016/12/28/breaking-fire-closes-mendham-shops-route-24/95905198/

2nd Alarm Fire Guts House After Christmas

Posted on December 26, 2016

At 04:55 this morning, Washington Twp Fire Companies, Ems and Rescue Team, and Hackettstown Fire were dispatched for the structure fire on Ruth Lane in the Schooleys Mtn section of town. First arriving officers from Schooleys confirmed heavy smoke showing and a working fire in the attic and rear of the home. Schooleys Engine 3-1 followed by Hackettstown's ladder arrived first. Schooleys 3-1's crew began to make a knock on the fire but continued to be pushed back by high heat while Hackettstown crews vented. Long Valley Engines 1-1 and 1-2 arrived 2nd and 3rd due and supplied 3-1 with water and assisted with a back up line to knock the fire. The fire was then soon extinguished and held to the attic and a hallway bathroom.  Other departments who assisted on scene were Budd Lake Fire, Tri-County Fire, and Fairmount Fire. No injuries occurred except one police officer was treated for smoke inhalation and sent to Hackettstown Medical.

http://www.dailyrecord.com/videos/news/2016/12/26/watch:-overnight-christmas-fire-washington-twp/95851714/

Early Thanksgiving Brush Fire

Posted on November 24, 2016

Very early this morning, Long Valley fire was dispatched to the area of Fairview Ave and Scenic Falls Rd for the brush fire. Long Valley Chief 1 first arrived on scene and confirmed an active area of fire approx 50ft by 30ft at the County Park Commission parking lot. Engine 1-1 arrived shortly and crews contained and extinguished the fire. Forest Fire also responded to the scene.

Motorcycle Vs. Deer On West Mill

Posted on November 17, 2016

Last Sunday, Long Valley Fire, EMS, and Rescue Team were dispatched to West Mill for a motor vehicle accident. First arriving officers and Ems personnel reported a motorcyclist vs deer and requested a medevac. Engine 1-1 arrived at the scene of the accident as Engine 1-2 was diverted to the landing zone. Crews assisted and provided manpower for EMS. The patient was flown to Morristown Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

http://patch.com/new-jersey/longvalley/man-harley-strikes-deer-washington-township

Why We Do It?

Posted on November 8, 2016

Firefighters put their lives on the line to protect other people’s property and lives.

One might ask, “Why do we do it? Why do we choose to take such dangerous work? Why do we expose ourselves to daily risk of injury or possible death?”

When there are fires, explosions and disasters, most people will flee and run away from it. Firefighters, however, run towards them.

When disasters strike, firefighters are there to save us. And most firefighters are volunteers.

We do it for our families, friends, neighbors, friends of friends, strangers, etc.

Because these people are what make up a fire department. These people are what make up our family.

It begins with a family. Family passed down from generation to generation…

And to future generations…

And to first generations of firefighters…

A family that will never be broken…

A family confronted by challenges on a daily basis…

We strive for perfection

We run into the fight

We stand together as One

And we will never forget why we do it

Members Needed!

Posted on October 8, 2016

The volunteer fire service needs your help! Your community does not have a paid fire department. It is 100% VOLUNTEER. That means as soon as there is a fire call, local residents in town stop what they are doing to provide emergency services for you. We are looking for committed, passionate, and enthusiastic persons. We will provide everything needed for you to excel in this profession. There is no other job like it. Once you try it, the satisfaction of protecting others and helping others is like no other feeling. Check out our "Contact Us" and "Membership Info" page…