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North Caldwell Fire Department
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
North Caldwell Fire Department responds to fire on Oak Place.
A fire that broke out in a chimney of a North Caldwell home Saturday night was quickly extinguished and did not spread, according to fire officials. The North Caldwell Fire Department arrived to find 27 Oak Place shortly after 8 p.m. filled with heavy smoke and smoke detectors blaring, Chief John D’Ascensio stated in a release. Firefighters put out the fire in the fire box and removed the burnt logs, the chief stated. The residents were allowed to return to the house after the smoke was cleared. Chief D’Ascensio commended the homeowners for calling 9-1-1 and not trying to handle the fire themselves. “It is strongly suggested by NFPA (National Fire Prevention Association) that you have your chimney cleaned yearly and remember to always have…
Monday, December 24, 2012
North Caldwell and Caldwell firetrucks escort St. Nick through towns on the weekend before Christmas.
'Twas the weekend before Christmas and all through the Caldwells sirens could be heard signalling the arrival of Santa. Volunteer fire departments from North Caldwell and Caldwell escorted the jolly old elf through the streets of both towns on Saturday and Sunday. Seeing Claus go by their homes is a highly anticipated moment for young and old. Helpers give out candy canes and fire safety information to the children in North Caldwell. In Caldwell, children also get candy canes and volunteers collect canned goods for the food pantry. Did you get a pic of St. Nick passing by your street? Upload it here.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Listen for the sirens for a spotting of the jolly old elf in North Caldwell and Caldwell this weekend.
Santa Claus really is coming to town. This weekend, local fire departments will partake in a Christmastime tradition and transport Santa through North Caldwell and Caldwell. On Saturday, Dec. 22, St. Nick will hop on a North Caldwell Fire Department truck at noon, bringing candy canes for all the boys and girls, as well as fire safety messages for their parents. On Sunday, Dec. 23, starting at 11:30 a.m., the Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department will parade its fire vehicles through every street in the borough, including Santa on his sleigh. Members of the fire department will hand out candy canes and collect non-perishable foods for the Caldwell Food Pantry. So listen for the sirens and come out to wave hello to Santa!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Volunteers helped perform search and rescue operations and more in the wake of storm.
They performed search and rescue operations and automobile extrications. They responded to carbon monoxide alarms and put out small fires. Volunteer firefighters from North Caldwell and around Essex County were among those called into action to assist south Jersey in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. In the early morning hours of Friday, Nov. 2, just days after Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore, a Task Force of Fire Apparatus and Firefighters from Essex County responded to a request for assistance from Ocean County, according to Essex County Fire Coordinator John D’Ascensio. Mutual aid came from fire departments from Atlantic to Warren counties, as well as military installations throughout New Jersey, said D’Ascensio, chief of the North …