Oakland Fire Department

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Serving Oakland For
39,220 Days

2016 Call Stats
Jan 29
Feb 38
Mar 15
Apr 23
May 22
Jun 27
Jul 34
Aug 42
Sep 38
Oct 24

Past Call Stats
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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OVFD Welcomes Three New Members

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, October 26

On Wednesday, October 26th, three new members of the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department were sworn in to the Department by Mayor Schwager at the Council meeting.

The Department welcomes two new Junior member - Grady Dies and Gary Greulich - and 1 Regular member - Carlos Henriques - to the ranks.

Accompanying the new members at the council meeting was Assistant Chief Vincent Dies who is also the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Assistant Chief Vincent Dies with Gary Dies, Gary Greulich, Carlos Henriques and Mayor Schwager
Assistant Chief Vincent Dies with Gary Dies, Gary Greulich, Carlos Henriques and Mayor Schwager

Poster Contest Winners
Poster Contest Winners

Annual Fire Prevention Night and Poster Contest

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, October 10

On Monday, October 10th the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department hosted our annual Fire Prevention Open House. Members of our community were invited to attend this special event to learn more about fire prevention with this year’s campaign being - Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 years. The event is organized, managed and coordinated each year by Assistant Chief Vincent Dies. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Bush Plaza Flag Pole Gets a Fresh Coat of Paint

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, October 06

On Thursday, October 6th, the flag pole located at Bush Plaza got a much needed fresh coat of paint thanks to the efforts of the Oakland DPW who supplied materials and landscaping, while painter services were provided by members of the OVFD who included Sean Torpey, Tom Torpey and Ex-Chief Robert Knapp.

Due to the height of the flag pole the Departments ladder truck is needed so that the pole could ... (Full Story & Photos)

Bob and Sean applying a fresh coat of paint.
Bob and Sean applying a fresh coat of paint.

Transformer Fire on Long Hill Rd

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, September 25

Early Sunday morning on September 25th the OVFD responded to a call of a Transformer on fire across from the Burger King on Long Hill Rd just behind Portobello's restaurant. It appears that a few Mylar balloons had become entangled on wires around the transformer and that sparked the fire.

The metallic properties of Mylar balloons have been known to cause these types of fires as well as larger scale ... (Full Story & Photos)

Firefighter One Graduation

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, September 23

On Friday, September 23rd four members of the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department graduated from Firefighter One training along with other members of Class 508. The ceremony was held at the Bergen County Academies and was officiated by Chief Lawrence Rauch. In attendance were Bergen Country Executive James J. Tesesco III, Bergen County Freeholder Maura DeNicola and New Jersey State Assemblywoman Marlene ... (Full Story & Photos)

Oakland Graduation Candidates
Oakland Graduation Candidates

Tree Branch Downs Wire on Hiawatha Blvd

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, August 16

On Tuesday, August 16th the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department responded to a downed wire on Hiawatha Blvd. A large tree branch had broken free and fallen on the wire pulling it away from a home and also pulling down some cable wires, which landed in the roadway.
... (Full Story & Photos)

2016 Begren County FireFighters Softball League Champions

Firefighter Giuseppe Capparelli, August 03

Oakland Fire Department came ready to play against New Milford and took the win to become the 2016 Bergen County Firefighters Softball League champions!!! Great job by the team on their excellent win and season!!!... (Full Story & Photos)

2016 Champs!
2016 Champs!

OVFD Participates on Annual Town Carnival

Photographer Frank Di Pentima, June 18

The Borough of Oakland held its annual Town Carnival on June 15, 16, 17 and 18 at the Oakland Recreation fields and once again the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department participated in this event with our members manning the Dunk Tank and an appearance from Sparky the fire dog who entertained the kids and took on a few of the rides.

Members handed out information on fire safety as well as providing ... (Full Story & Photos)


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