WTFD earns awards at Anniversary
(May 22, 2010) Schooley's Mountain and Long Valley Fire
Companies were recognized for their dedication and
commitment at the Netcong Fire Department 105th anniversary
Firefighters complete Wildland
(March 13, 2010) Three of Schooley's Mountain's firefighters
completed Wildland firefighting training provided by the New
Jersey Forest Fire Service.
Fire Companies join National Night Out
(August 4, 2009) The 3 fire companies participated in the
Township's annual National Night Out at Rock Spring Park.
Firefighters Participate in 5K Race
(May 9, 2009) Several members participated in the annual
Fear the Pier 5K race at Naval Weapons Station Earle in
Firefighters support fundraiser
(April 26, 2009) Firefighters from Schooley's Mountain
recently participated in the COTA for Kaitlyn walk-a-thon.
The event was held to raise funding and awareness for
Firefighters Scoop Ice Cream for a
(April 22, 2009) Members of the Washington Township Fire
Department participated in Baskin Robbins® annual 31¢ scoop
night on April 29.
Department receives Federal Grant
2009) The Washington Township Fire Department received a
Federal grant for the purpose of replacing all two-way
radios to comply with approaching FCC requirements.
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.
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.
Fire Company proposes engine
(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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Firefighters adopt fellow "smoke-eater"
(November 12, 2005) Members of SMFPA recently "adopted" a resident of
the New Jersey Firemen's Home in Boonton.
Firefighters test limits at Hillsborough Olympics
(October 15, 2005) Courier News
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.
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.
participates in National
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
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.
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.
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
Fire Company Purchases new Command
(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.
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.
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.
Morris County Decon Units
2004) Schooleys Mountain firefighters will be featured in a Discovery
Channel special highlighting emergency preparedness in Morris County.
Morris County Memorial Service
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.
(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
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.
Department Receives Federal Grant
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
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.
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
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".
US Postal Service unveils
(June 23, 2002) - Washington Township firefighters attended the
unveiling of the new semipostal Tribute to Heroes stamp at the Commerce
Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater.
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.
SMFPA honors FDNY
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.
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
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.
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
National Night Out (Aug. 7,
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
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.
(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
Fire Prevention Open House
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
Fire Company to Receive Thermal Imaging Camera
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.
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.
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.
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!".
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