Friday, March 15, 2013
Blaze started on the exterior of the house and moved to the attic.
No one was hurt in what authorities are calling an accidental fire on Indian Road Friday morning. Pat Lowe, the homeowner, said her daughter and her boyfriend were home when the fire started. They and a few pets got out of the house with no injuries. Lowe said a man saw the fire, knocked on the door, and yelled for the occupants to get out of the house. Fire Commissioner Steve Toth said the fire appeared to have started on the exterior of the house and migrated into the attic. “Everything right now points to this being an accidental fire,” Toth said. “There’s nothing suspicious at this point.” Toth said authorities were still investigating the cause of the blaze Friday afternoon. All five fire companies and the Wayne Fire Aid Squad …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
More than 40 emergency service personnel receive awards for assisting in the rescue of Officer Bob Franco and Assistant Fire Chief John Neukem during Superstorm Sandy.
Forty-three firefighters and a civilian dispatcher were honored at the council meeting on Wednesday for their participation in the rescue of police Officer Bob Franco and John Neukem during Superstorm Sandy. Neukem and Franco were on Lake Drive West Oct. 29 when a tree fell on the vehicles they were occupying. Franco suffered a severe spinal cord injury and went through weeks of rehabilitation. Neukem, assistant chief of Co. 5, suffered minor injuries. "The word brotherhood means more to me now than it ever did," said Barry Turner, fire commissioner. "There was no way that we were going to leave the scene that night without getting both of them out." Neukem's vehicle was positioned so that he was able to see that the tree was about to fall…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
No one was injured; fire inspectors examining house, trying to determine what cause the fire.
A minor fire broke out at 181 River Lawn Drive Wednesday night. Fire Commissioner Barry Turner said the fire was “put out rather quickly.” Turner said it appeared the fire started in the front porch of the single-family house. Some of the front of the house was black, particularly the outside of the front porch. Turner said the homeowner told firefighters that he was having electrical problems in the house before the fire started. The owner was not available for comment. Fire inspectors were scheduled to examine the house Wedneday night to determine what caused the fire. Turner said no one in the house was injured. Fire Cos. 1, 2, 3, and 5 and the Wayne First Aid Squad responded to the fire. River Lawn Drive is located near the Hooters …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Fire department creates promotional video.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Friday, July 27, 2012
Fire Company No. 1 is looking for volunteers. Applicants must be residents of Wayne for at least six months, be between 18 and 45 years old, and pass a physical examination and criminal background check. The fire commissioner approves all applicants. Each company has its own chief who trains firefighters, but all volunteers must also attend the Passaic County Fire Academy for fire training and certification in Firefighter I & II courses (financial aid is available). New members have a one year probationary period. Promotions are earned and elected.
Monday, July 23, 2012
No injuries reported as shed on property catches fire Monday night.
Authorities are investigating a possible lightning strike that occurred at a Mrytle Avenue property Monday night. Fire Commissioner Barry Turner said firefighters found a shed on fire on the back of the property at 43 Myrtle Ave. shortly before 8 p.m. Turner said the back of the property was on fire and that the back of the house was exposed to fire as well. Turner said lighting could have struck the ground and traveled toward the shed and the house. Lighting streaked across the sky during the rainstorm last night at about the time the incident occurred. “We have definite signs of melted wires and electrical sockets inside the garage,” Turner said. Inspectors from the fire department were at the scene investigating the incident at about 9 …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Residents and businesses join forces to raise money for boys' scholarship fund.
Residents and businesses are joining forces to raise money for the Brothers Voit Scholarship Fund. The three Voit brothers are Johnny, Stephen, and Christopher. Their mother Lorraine, 44, died Dec. 4 last year; her husband died John, 48, died in March. A special event entitled Wayne Takes Care of Wayne will be held at Fire Co. No. 1 at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19. Admission costs $10. There will be an open raffle running throughout the event. Several Wayne businesses, including Public Image Limited, Nisha Nails & Spa, and Vinni's Pizzarama, have donated gift certificates that attendees can win in the raffle. Each admission ticket purchased gives attendees another entry into the raffle. Proceeds from the event will go to fund. Haley …