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News and Information Archives
(Prior to 2009)
 


Firefighters use props to teach children fire safety (June 12, 2008) Several Schooley's Mountain firefighters attended the annual end-of-year family fun day at Cucinella School to teach fire safety. More...

Schooley's Firefighters train at FDNY (April 12, 2008) Ten of Schooley's Mountain Firefighters recently attended a training session at the New York City Firefighting training center at Randall's Island. More...

Fire Company proposes engine replacement (January 16, 2008) Firefighters recently presented their case for the purchase of a new, $385,000 pumper truck that could more easily traverse difficult areas and would meet modern safety standards. More...

Santa Visits by Fire Truck (December 22, 2007) Schooley's Mountain firefighters held their annual escort for Santa throughout Schooley's Mountain neighborhoods. This year, they were accompanied by reporters from the Daily Record. More...

Firefighters recognized for service (April 21, 2007) At their recent annual recognition dinner, Schooley’s Mountain firefighters honored several of their own with service awards. More...

Fire Company Receives Grant (December 4, 2006) The Schooley's Mountain Fire Company was recently awarded a grant through the United States Forest Service Volunteer Fire Assistance Program. More...

Engine 3-2 shown for Northern Valley Chief's Parade (October 7, 2006) Schooley's Mountain firefighters worked long and hard to restore Engine 3-2 to like new condition for the 100th anniversary of New Milford Fire Co. 1. See Brett Dzadik's photos here...

SMFPA participates in County 9/11 Memorial (September 10, 2006) Schooley's Mountain Fire again took part in the Morris County Service held at the monument on West Hanover Avenue. We were honored again to provide the bell from our engine that tolled for each of the victims. See the Daily Record article here...

Fire Company introduces new patch (July 17, 2006) The fire company has unveiled a new patch design to use as both a logo and to compliment uniforms and fire company apparel. More...

Apparatus win awards (July 5, 2006) Three of Schooleys Mountain's apparatus were recognized for their top-notch condition when entered into judging at recent events. The aerial won the 2nd best appearing ladder in the Hackettstown Fire 105th Anniversary parade, and Engine 3-2 won the 2nd best appearing pumper over 15 years old at the Budd Lake Fire 75th Anniversary. The command vehicle also won a 2nd place award at this event. Thanks to members efforts in ongoing maintenance and cleaning, their hard work has been recognized by their peers. Photo...

Firefighters attend specialized training (December 9, 2005) Five of Schooleys Mountain's "bravest" were recently afforded the opportunity to attend training at Texas A&M Fire School on flammable liquid firefighting. More...

Firefighters adopt fellow "smoke-eater" (November 12, 2005) Members of SMFPA recently "adopted" a resident of the New Jersey Firemen's Home in Boonton. More...

Firefighters test limits at Hillsborough Olympics (October 15, 2005) Courier News Article - Climbing five-story scaffolding with 65-pound air packs on their backs while hauling 100 feet of hose, firefighters got to the top and then pulled up a donut roll holding 47 pounds of 3-inch hose. More...

Firefighters collect for Hurricane Victims (September 24, 2005) Six hours of fund-raising last weekend yielded over $6,000 in donations that will be sent to firefighters and EMS workers who were victims of Hurricane Katrina. More...

SMFPA participates in National Night Out (August 2, 2005) Once again, the Washington Township Fire Department participated with other public safety and community groups in the National Night Out event held at Rock Spring Park. More...

SMFPA represented at UASI media briefing (May 27, 2005) Representatives from the Urban Area Security Initiative counties were on hand in Elizabeth, NJ to feature the firefighting equipment recently delivered. More...

Residents thankful for firefighters' help (April 28, 2005) Spring rain beings flooding to Morris County. See Observer Tribune letter to the editor from local resident. More...

Department Receives New Air Packs (April 3, 2005) The Washington Township Fire Department recently received and placed into service the new air packs to be worn by firefighters in every hazardous situation. More...

Fire Company Purchases new Command Vehicle (November 1, 2004) The Schooleys Mountain Fire Protection Association recently purchased its own command vehicle for the fire company. The four wheel drive vehicle will be used primarily by the fire chief to respond to emergency situations.  More...

Department Receives Federal Grant (October 29, 2004) The Washington Township Fire Department recently was awarded a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the purchase and installation of back-up power generators for the Fairmount and Schooleys Mountain Fire Stations.  More...

Junior Firefighters Graduate (October 15, 2004) Three of the Schooleys Mountain Junior Firefighters recently completed basic training at the first Junior Firefighter class given by the Morris County Fire Academy. More...

Morris County Decon Units (September 14, 2004) Schooleys Mountain firefighters will be featured in a Discovery Channel special highlighting emergency preparedness in Morris County. More...

Morris County Memorial Service (September 12, 2004) The memories of fallen firefighters as well as those who were lost in the 9-11 tragedy were remembered at the annual County fallen firefighters memorial service. More...

Fire Corps (May 14, 2004) Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced plans to establish and coordinate a new Citizen Corps volunteer program called "Fire Corps." Its goal is to enhance the ability of fire departments to utilize citizen volunteers and to promote these opportunities to the public. More...

Firefighters attend FDNY Training (Mar. 13, 2004) SMFPA firefighters attended a seminar at the FDNY training facility at Randall's Island in New York City. More...

Department Receives Federal Grant  (Jan. 26, 2004) The Washington Township Fire Department received a Federal grant for the purpose of replacing all self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBAs), for the 85 SCBA-certified firefighters in the Department. More...

Firefighters Continue Training (Jan. 23, 2004) - Although volunteer firefighters undergo the same rigorous basic training as our paid counterparts, we never stop learning and expanding our knowledge to remain professionals in public safety. Several members have recently completed specialized and advanced training to better protect and serve our residents. More...

Department Applies for Federal Grant  (Apr. 10, 2003) The Washington Township Fire Department recently applied for a Federal grant for the purpose of replacing all self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBAs), spare air cylinders, supporting software, rapid intervention appliances and replacement cascade stations for the 85 SCBA-certified firefighters in the Department. More...

National Night Out (Aug. 6, 2002) On Tuesday, August 6th, citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses and local officials in over 9,700 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide joined forces to mark the 19th Annual "National Night Out". More...

US Postal Service unveils Heroes Stamp (June 23, 2002) - Washington Township firefighters attended the unveiling of the new semipostal Tribute to Heroes stamp at the Commerce Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater. More...

SMFPA at Ground Zero (May 30, 2002) Members of SMFPA were present for the ceremony marking the end of the clean-up at the World Trade Center site. All members expressed their appreciation and admiration for the workers. More...

SMFPA honors FDNY (Jan. 31, 2002) - In commemoration of the unprecedented line of duty deaths experienced by the Fire Department of the City of New York on September 11, 2001, Schooleys Mountain has affixed special decals to their apparatus. This will be a permanent reminder of the loss our brothers and sisters experienced. More...

New Pumpers Approved UPDATE (Jan. 21, 2002) - Schooleys Mountain and Fairmount pumpers are approaching the end of their useful, safe operation. In an effort to save the taxpayers money and improve safety of the firefighters, two similar pumpers are being proposed for the Department. More...

Memorial T-Shirts available (Oct. 6, 2001) - The Schooleys Mountain Fire Company has designed and produced a special memorial T-shirt to honor the fallen heroes of the September 11 disaster. All profits from the sale of these shirts are being donated to the FDNY memorial fund. More...

Firefighters assist NYC disaster victims (Sept. 15, 2001) - Members of the WTFD gathered with Police and First Aid Squad members on September 14th and 15th to assist with the collection of material and food for the rescue workers in New York. The collection drive was put together in one day by squad members who were looking for a way to help out in the aftermath of the September 11 tragedy. More...

National Night Out (Aug. 7, 2001) - The Washington Township Fire Department participated with other public safety and community groups in the National Night Out event held at Rock Spring Park. This was the second year for this event in Washington Township. More...

Voters Overwhelmingly Support LOSAP (Nov. 8, 2000) - Washington Township voters approved the LOSAP ballot question by a better than 3:1 margin. In an effort to encourage greater volunteer participation in the fire and first aid squads throughout the state, the legislature passed and Governor Whitman signed a bill creating a special compensation program for those volunteers, if the voters approved it. The program is known as the Length of Service Awards Program, or LOSAP. More...

Harley-Davidson Raffle (Oct. 28, 2000) - The SMFPA will be celebrating it's 50th year of service to Washington Township/Long Valley in 2001. To begin fund raising for the event, a raffle for a 2000 Black Harley-Davidson Twin Cam 88B Fatboy Motorcycle was held on October 28, 2000. Only 2000 tickets were created for this raffle, so the odds to win were good. And the paid off for three lucky prize winners. More...

Fire Prevention Open House (Oct. 28, 2000) - The SMFPA held a fire prevention/safety open house on October 28, 2000. Several hundred visitors came to see equipment, demonstrations, tools, and learn about how you can better protect your home from fire and hazards. The theme of this year's Fire Prevention campaign was "Fire Drills: The Great Escape!" Too few people develop and practice home fire escape plans, and this lack of planning can prove deadly in a home fire. More...

Fire Company to Receive Thermal Imaging Camera (Sept. 15, 2000) - The Schooleys Mountain Fire Company will join over 600 other fire companies in the state who have or will implement the use of these life and property saving devices. More...

New Sign gets New Surroundings (Aug. 10, 2000) - The station sign erected in December '99, now has a new foundation to enhance it's appearance. Thanks to the efforts of an Eagle Scout candidate, the "gateway" to the fire station has been made even more attractive. More...

Communications System upgraded (Aug. 1, 2000) - The Department has received permission from the Township Committee and Police Department to utilize the tactical repeater for emergency responses.  This will enable incident commanders to radio instructions to responding units. More...

SMFPA Visits LA Squad 51 (May 10, 2000) - SMFPA and NMFD members recently journeyed to Long Island to see Squad 51 from the TV series "EMERGENCY!". More...

SMFPA Visits FDNY (June 26, 1999) - Several of the SMFPA members recently took a ride on the John D. McKean, the City of New York's fireboat based in lower Manhattan. More...

 

 

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