2018 Calls & Events

3/29/18 - Rollover - Montrose and Martine


Fanwood Fire was dispatched to a vehicle rollover at Montrose and Martine Thursday evening. Firefighters arrived to an SUV on its side with an entrapped victim.


Crews from Engine 7 and Ladder 1 stabilized the vehicle and safely removed the patient. 


The patient was treated at the scene by the Fanwood Rescue Squad and released. 

3/20/18 - South and Terrill - Extrication


The Fanwood Fire Department extricated a man from his vehicle after he lost control and rolled over at the intersection of South Ave and Terrill Road.


Firefighters needed to remove the roof of the vehicle to safely extricate the patient.


The man was transported by Fanwood EMS to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Extrication at South Ave and Terrill Rd
Extrication at South Ave and Terrill Rd

3/3/2018 - Damaging High Winds


The Fanwood Fire Department spent most of the day on Saturday responding to wires down, flooded basements, and trees falling - several causing major damage to homes. Details to follow...

High winds caused significant damage in Fanwood
High winds caused significant damage in Fanwood

3/1/2018 - Structure Fire - Crestwood Rd, Scotch Plains


FFD was dispatched to assist Scotch Plains FD at a house fire on Crestwood Road. Units arrived to a well-involved fire on both floors. Details to follow...

Structure Fire - Crestwood Road
Structure Fire - Crestwood Road

2/16/2018 - MVA w Injuries


At approximately 6:00 AM on Friday FFD was dispatched to an MVA with three vehicles on Terrill Road near Midway.


Five people were hurt and several were taken to area hospitals with non life-threatening injuries.


FFD provided extrication support, assisted with patient removal, and cleared debris and leaking fluids from the roadway.


Both directions of Terrill Road were closed for about an hour.

1/22/18 - Combined Drill w Scotch Plains FD


The Fanwood FD participated in a drill with Scotch Plains FD at 2 homes on Terrill road that were to be demolished.


Drills included - forcible entry, searching for victims, wall breaches, self-rescue, ladder operations, and roof operations including ventilation.


Thanks to the SPFD for the invitation to participate in this event.

1/20/18 - Annual Dinner Dance


The Fanwood Fire Department and Rescue Squad held their annual Dinner and Awards Presentation at the Westwood in Garwood.


The following awards were presented:


- Top Call Pct for 2017 -

     Officer - Chief John Piccola

     FF - Tony Grasso Jr


- Active Service Awards -

     Company Pres Rick Regenthal - 40 yrs

     Asst Chief Steve Szanto - 20 yrs

     FF Bill Mauer - 15 yrs

     FF Jimmy Drewes - 15 yrs

     FF Dan Piccola - 10 yrs 

     FF Tony Grasso - 5 yrs

     FF Zach Weisglass - 5 yrs 


- New Life Members (25 yrs of active service) -

     Company Pres Rick Regenthal - 40 yrs

     FF Jeff Downing - 37 yrs

     Chief John Piccola - 37 yrs

     Ex-Chief Dave Clausen - 33 yrs

     FF Bruce Padulsky - 26 yrs

1/2/18 - Midway Ave Basement Fire


January 2nd, at 1600 hours, the Fanwood FD was dispatched to Midway Ave to a reported basement fire.


Scotch Plains FD was dispatched to fill the box and a truck from N Plfd was requested to the scene.  Fire was under control within 45 minutes in 15° temperatures.


A cover assignment was assigned to Fanwood Fire headquarters to cover Fanwood and Scotch Plains. No injuries we're reported!

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