May 2017 Department Drill

Posted on June 10, 2017

March 2017 Extrication Training

Posted on April 6, 2017



Cedar Grove Firefighters conducted joint extrication training along with the Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad.

April 2017 Dept. Drill

Posted on April 2, 2017



Cedar Grove Firefighters conducted automobile fire fighting training at the Passaic County Public Safety Academy 

October 2016 Cedar Grove Firefighters Held Extrication Training

Posted on November 5, 2016

Department Monthly Drill December 2015

Posted on December 9, 2015



The Cedar Grove Fire Department conducted its monthly department drill at the Middlesex Fire Academy. Fighters from all there companies conducted attended they conducted searches and extinguished fires on multiple levels. Chief Officers utilized the Incident Command Management System to coordinated all activities.   

Department August 2015 Drill

Posted on August 5, 2015



Cedar Grove Firefighters drill handling various sizes of hand lines, nozzles and flow rates.

May 17th 2015 CGFD Trench Training

Posted on May 17, 2015

Cedar Grove Firefighters practice their trench rescue skills, shoring, extricating, and patient packaging, from the collapsed trench scenario. 

The Department May 2015 Drill At Middlesex County

Posted on May 6, 2015

Cedar Grove Firefighters conducted their monthly drill at the Middlesex County Fire Academy Burn Building. Members trained, placing ladders, stretching hand lines into the building, extinguishing fires and conducting searches.

The Department Aprill 2015 Drill

Posted on April 28, 2015

Members of the Cedar Grove Fire Department conducted their monthly department drill at The Passaic County Public Safety Academy Burn Building. Firefighters practice their basic skills, search, nozzle work, hose movement and ladder placement.  

February 2015 CGFD Conducts Man In Machine Training

Posted on March 8, 2015





Cedar Grove Firefighters trained removing people from several different types of entrapments. Firefighters cut stuck rings from fingers and removing people from impalement.

March 8th 2015 CGFD Conducts Patient Packaging

Posted on March 8, 2015



Cedar Grove Firefighters practice patient packaging placing victims in stokes baskets and SKED Stretchers.

December 11 2015 CGFD Trains Moving Heavy Objects

Posted on January 14, 2015

Members of Cedar Grove Fire Dept. train moving large heavy objects. Members used high pressure air bags, ropes and slings and mechanical advantage.

 

Above firefighters used mechanical advantage to lift a 4000 lb block of concrete.

October 2014 Monthly Drill

Posted on November 3, 2014

Cedar Grove Firefighters conducted their monthly department wide training at the Verona Training Center on Commerce Road. Firefighters practiced laying out and advancing hose lines.


2014 Trench Rescue Drill

Posted on October 12, 2014

On October 12th 2014 Cedar Grove and Montclair firefighters completed their annual trench training and recertification drills.  Firefighters stabilized then entered a simulated collapsed trench.  Both departments maintain a joint Trench Rescue Team. 

October 2014 Monthly Drill

Posted on October 6, 2014

The department held its monthly drill at The Middlesex Fire Academy. Firefighters trained extinguishing fires in the class A burn building. The department also conducted search and rescue, along with roof ventilation operations.  

Cedar Grove Hosts Motor Vehicle Extrication Training Sept. 2014

Posted on September 22, 2014

The Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad hosted a "Roadway Rescue" Motor Vehicle Extrication Course at their building. The course, nearly 40 hours long, was both lecture and hands on. It covered a number of topics including new vehicle technology, stabilization, and hydraulic tool use. It was attended by members of  the Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad, Verona Fire Department, and Cedar Grove Fire Department. 

August 2014 Department Drill At Bergen County Fire Academy

Posted on August 16, 2014

Cedar Grove Firefighters conducted their monthly drill at the Bergen County Public Safety Complex. Firefighters trained bringing hose lines into the building, extinguishing fires and searching for victims. The department conducts the training at various area facilities keeping the training fresh and challenging. 

May's Department Drill 5-4-2014

Posted on May 4, 2014

The Cedar Grove Fire Department held its regular monthly drill. The hands on drill was conducted in a Little Falls Road House scheduled for demolished. The property owner made the building available to the fire department for training purposes. No actual fire was used during the scenarios, the smoke was created with a smoke machine. Firefighters stretched hand lines on the first floor and into the basement. They also conducted primary and secondary searches of the dwelling.  

Live Fire Training At Passaic County Public Safety Academy April 6th 2014

Posted on April 12, 2014

Cedar Grove Firefighters drill searching, stretching hose lines and ventilation at the Passaic County Public Safety Academy.  

Live Fire Training Middlesex Fire Academy October 6th 2013

Posted on October 6, 2013

Cedar Grove Fire Department held its October monthly drill at The Middlesex Fire Academy. Firefighter drilled at the academies Class A Burn Building. Firefighters searched for victims and stretched hand lines into the building, The department chiefs honed their command and control systems.   

Cedar Grove Fire Department Conducted Mask Confidence Training Sept.8th 2013

Posted on September 9, 2013

Members of the Cedar Grove Fire Dept. had to negotiate this borrowed North Caldwell Fire Dept. Mask Confidence Training Prop.  The members had their mask lens blocked completely, and then they went through a series of obstacles and entrapments.  Firefighters had to remove or rearrange their air pack to bypass the obstructions. The drill was meant to build the firefighter confidence with his/her air pack. In the event of a true emergency during a fire they would be able to free themselves.  Other drill stations were May Day, Following the hose line out, Low profile and Reduced profile S.C.B.A. drilling. A special thanks to N.C.F.D. for the prop loan.   

Live Fire Training At Middlesex Fire Academy August 13th 2013

Posted on August 19, 2013

Members of the Cedar Grove Fire Department attend their monthly drill at the Middlesex Fire Academy Live Burn Building. Members drilled stretching handlines to the seat of the fire, searching for victims and laddering the building.   

Truck 74 Training, Flowing Water From Aerial Ladder

Posted on August 1, 2013

Members of the Cedar Grove Fire Department practice flowing elevated streams from the 105' aerial ladder of Truck 74. The aerial provides some spectacular views.

Verona Annin Flag Building Drill 6-26-2013

Posted on June 27, 2013

The Cedar Grove and Verona Fire Departments conducted a joint training exercise at the now closed Annin Flag Building. Members of both departments conducted searches, stretched hoselines, and laddered the building. The goal of the drill was to familiarize members with the building and to build agency interoperability. Verona and Cedar Grove have an excellent working relationship and rely on each other when there is a fire.   

Essex County Fire Academy Spring 2013 Fire Fighter I Class

Posted on June 23, 2013

Fire Fighter I Training

Saturday 6-15-2013 Cedar Grove Fire Department Probationary Members Kyle O'Rourke and Mathew Dipietro attending Basic Fire Fighting Training at Essex County Fire Academy

6-9-13 Sunday Drill (Flow Testing E71 Handlines)

Posted on June 23, 2013

Members of the Cedar Grove Fire Department regularly hold company level drills on Sunday Mornings. Here firefighters from Center Fire Company flow test there 2 1/2" Handlines and Blitz Gun. 

April 19th 2013 Fire Department Extrication Training

Posted on May 24, 2013

Members of the Cedar Grove Fire Department and Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad conducted joint auto extrication training.   

May 19th 2013 Cedar Grove Fire Dept., Montclair Fire Dept., Trench Rescue Training

Posted on May 24, 2013

Members of the Cedar Grove Fire Department and Montclair Fire Department conducted joint trench rescue training.    

Members Of Cedar Grove Fire Dept. Train For Auto Extrication

Posted on April 5, 2013

Members sharpen their skills at auto extrication. Engine 71 of Center Fire Company carries a full assortment of tools for extrication. This drill include Vehicle Stabilization.