New Rescue Pumper Bid Approved

Posted on March 5, 2010

The township has just approved the funding for the replacment of Engine 71. Engine 71 responds out of the quarters of Center Fire Company. The current apparatus will be nearly 18 years old when replaced. The new apparatus, from Pierce Manufacturing, will take approximately 8 months to build.

The new apparatus will be designated as a squad unit.  It will have many of the standard features found on pumper trucks. Features such as water supply hose, fire attack hose, and 500 gallon water tank.  A few of the enhanced capabilitys include: ergonomic design, increased compartmentalization, power take off hydraulic rescue tools, generator, and lighting equipment. 
 

CGFD Responds Mutual Aid To Fairfield

Posted on March 20, 2010

On 03-16-2010 members of the Cedar Grove Fire Dept. Technical Rescue Team responded to Fairfield Township to assist with civilian flood evacuations. Members were assigned to trucks one and two. The trucks carried and deployed a small inflatable raft to move citizens from their home to the truck for evacuation. Members of the Technical Rescue Team are trained in water rescue, trench rescue, rope, confined space and auto extrication.