Oakland Fire Department

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Serving Oakland For
39,996 Days

2018 Call Stats
Jan 41
Feb 29
Mar 67
Apr 24
May 45
Jun 33
Jul 29
Total 268

Past Call Stats
2017 365
2016 370
2015 405
2014 360
2013 296
2012 450
2011 543
2010 408
2009 312
2008 360
2007 409
2006 349
2005 361
2004 265
2003 251

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Ex Chief Robert Knapp, December 15

It's that time of year again. This year the Oakland Fire Department will be bringing Santa Claus around Oakland on the Fire Trucks ONLY on Saturday 12/15/18 rain or shine. Below find a schedule of the stops, all times are approximate:

Robert Knapp
Oakland Fire Department

Saturday 12/15/18 – North side of town
10:20am Andrew Ave & Commanche Tr.
10:40 am Algonquin Tr. & Iroquois Ave.
11:00 ... (Full Story & Photos)

10 Fire Safty Tips

Oakland Fire Department, July 24

Oakland Fire department wants you to be safe! Please review some standard fire safty tips.

1)Install and Maintain Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors warn you of fire in time to let you escape. Install them on each level of your home and outside of each sleeping area. Follow the manufacturer's directions, and test once a week. Replace batteries twice a year, or when the detector chirps to signal that ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire safty tips
Fire safty tips

No Caption Class A Live Burn Training

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, April 20

On Friday, April 20th, members of the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department attended a Class A Live Burn training exercise at the Bergenfield Fire Training Center (B.F.T.C.).

Ten members from the Department took place in the training offered at the B.F.T.C. where they practiced live burn scenarios in a controlled environment meant to replicate conditions of a real structural fire event. It was a terrific ... (Full Story & Photos)

OVFD Holds Fire Attack Training at Bergern County Fire Academy

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, April 02

On Monday, April 2nd, members of the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department participated in fire attack training at the Bergen County Fire Academy (BCFA).

The purpose of the training was to not only provide our experienced volunteer firefighters with an opportunity to hone their attack and water application skills, it was also a chance for our younger firefighters to get experience in situations they ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ex Chief Robert Knapp, March 25

It is with heavy heart that the Oakland Fire Department announces the passing of our former Chief Bernard (Bernie) Hickey. Bernie was a 2 time fire chief for the department. Bernie was a great man that was always there for you when you needed help......

RIP Chief..... (Full Story & Photos)

Powerful Nor'easter Knocks Down Trees and Power Lines

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, March 02

On Friday, March 2nd, a powerful nor'easter came through NJ cutting a path of downed trees and power and lines knocking out electrical service to thousand of people in the state.

With a steady falling of rain, mixed with snow and sleet, fueled by wind gusts in the 40 to 50 mph range, had the the OVFD responding to numerous calls of sparking power lines, fallen trees and blocked roads. The volume ... (Full Story & Photos)

Tree and wires down on Seminole Ave
Tree and wires down on Seminole Ave

No Caption A Grateful Department Says Goodbye to a Dear Friend - A Legend

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, February 24

On Saturday, February 24th, the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department, Oakland Volunteer First Aid Squad and Oakland Police Department, along with countless friends, family and residents said goodbye to Lester Woodward who passed away at age 91 having served the OVFD for over 60 years.

All the members of the OVFD will miss Les greatly and we are all better for having known Les, having learned from him ... (Full Story & Photos)

Lester Woodward: December 12, 1926 - February 15, 2018

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, February 18

LESTER WOODWARD, age 91 of Dallas, TX, formerly a longtime resident of Oakland, NJ, passed away on February 15, 2018 in Dallas, Texas.

A funeral service will be held at Oakland Memorial Funeral Home on February 24, 2018 at 10AM with Pastor Russell Stammer, Chaplain of the Oakland Fire Dept., officiating. Burial will follow at Ponds Cemetery in Oakland, NJ. Visitation will be held at Oakland Memorial ... (Full Story & Photos)

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