Flocktown Road Chimney Fire

Posted on April 4, 2016

Over the weekend, Washington Twp Fire Companies were dispatched for a Chimney Fire on Flocktown Road. The first arriving officers reported an active chimney fire with a smoke condition. Long Valley Engines 1-1 and 1-2 crews operated on the first floor and around the firebox as Schooleys Quint 3-9 and Engine 3-1 crews operated on the roof and checked for extension. Crews quickly went to work using chains, dry chem bags, and extinguished the fire. The fire was contained to the chimney with little extension to some insulation. No injuries occurred and crews left after 90 minutes.  

Sherwood Park Fire

Posted on April 4, 2016

Last night, Fire Companies and the First Aid Squad were dispatched for a Chimney fire in Sherwood Park. Long Valley Chief 1 was the first to arrive followed by Fairmount Chief 1 and found there to be extension showing through the exterior vinyl siding. Long Valley Engine 1-1 and Engine 1-2 were the first arriving units and went to work. Crews began searching for the fire and began overhaul to find the seat of the fire. Crews pulled the siding and found charring in the walls. The fire is under investigation by Washington Township PD. Other units on scene were Fairmount Tender 2-7, Engine 2-1, Engine 2-2, Schooleys Quint 3-9, and Engine 3-1.

Within a couple minutes of clearing, fire companies then responded to an electrical issue on Fairmount Road. Fairmount crews searched the basement and found the source to be from the furnace. All companies cleared the scene after an hour.

Windy Day Brush Fire

Posted on April 4, 2016

Last week, Washington Township Fire Companies were dispatched to East Valley Brook Road for the report of a brush fire. Fairmount Engine 2-1 was first to arrive and advised Long Valley Engine 1-2 to expedite to the seen. Due to the wind, the fire jumped to different locations in the woods and spread quickly. Both engines stretched crosslays to contain the fires before threatening a home nearby.  The fire was approximately 1.5 acres and the home was not affected by the fire. Crews left approximately one hour after the dispatch. 

Car Vs Pole On East Valley Brook

Posted on April 20, 2016

Early Tuesday morning, Long Valley Fire was dispatched to assist with the Long Valley First Aid Squad at a motor vehicle accident (MVA) on East Valley Brook Road. Chief 1, Captain 1, and Long Valley Engine 1-1 responded to the scene and found one sports car overturned with downed wires on the vehicle. After the wires were cleared and the scene was safe to enter, crews cleaned up the area and cut the power to the car. All units left after approximately 3 hours.



Naughright Road Brush Fire

Posted on April 20, 2016

Last night, Long Valley Fire was dispatched to Naughright Road for a brush fire behind a residence. Chief 1 was first to arrive and advised of an active fire in the woods and requested for the NJ State Forest Fire Service (NJFFS) to respond. Because of the rapid growth of the fire, Chief 1 also requested for Schooleys Mtn and Fairmount to respond. Engine 1-1 arrived on scene shortly after and stretched over 500 feet of hose to reach the fire. NJFFS was able to gain access to the fire and both crews worked to contain the fire to about half an acre. Tender 2-7 arrived second due and supplied Engine 1-1 with water. All companies worked on scene for about 90 minutes until clearing the scene. Long Valley EMS also assisted at the scene with rehab.  

Forcible Entry Drill

Posted on April 20, 2016

Last month, Long Valley firefighters trained at the Schooleys Mtn Firehouse. Schooleys Mtn Fire owns a forcible entry door prop and allowed us to train with it. Members simulated the forcing of a locked door to gain entry. Tools used were the halligan bar and the flat head ax. 

      Click the images below to see how it is done…