Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The female driver was transported to the hospital for medical clearance after passing out at the wheel and crashing into a stopped commuter bus
A female driver had to be extricated from her minivan on Tuesday afternoon after passing out behind the wheel and crashing into a Rockland Coaches bus on Kinderkamack Road. The accident, which occured around 12:20pm, stalled traffic on Kinderkamack Road from Oradell Avenue to Center Avenue as Oradell Police and Fire removed the driver through the rear of the minivan. "Only thing I can say so far is that the driver passed out," Oradell Police Chief Frank Florio said. "It could have been a medical issue as the car struck the bus while it was stopped at the bus stop." The southbound bus was taking on passengers just outside of The Reformed Church of Oradell next to Borough Hall before resuming travel to the Port Authority bus terminal. …
Monday, February 4, 2013
An 86-year Oradell resident backed his vehicle into the creek that splits Glenside Court near the Regional High School
An 86-year-old Glenside Court West resident in Oradell was not seriously harmed after backing his vehicle into the creek near his home. Firefighters from River Edge and Oradell were both on hand to stabilize and assist on towing the car out of the creek. "The resident was backing out of his driveway when he clipped his garage," Oradell Police Officer Richard Ligouri said. "He then accidentally hit the gas and backed into the creek." The driver was transported to Holy Name Medical Center as a precaution although Ligouri stated that he avoided any major injuries during the accident. Emergency services were on scene for approximately one hour to stabilize the vehicle and remove it from the creek. Follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter or …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Jolly St. Nick will hitch a ride with the OFD
On Sunday, Dec. 23 at 12:30pm, Santa Claus will be traveling throughout Oradell with his helpers, the Oradell Fire Department. He will leave the fire house at 11:45am and hitch a ride on one of the department's engines to hand out candy canes to local children. Residents can also donate old or used coats during the OFD's annual Santa Sunday. Previously the department has collected over 400 coats to go towards the homeless. For a video documentary of the annual Santa Sunday, click here.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The OFD will be collecting donations items at the firehouse over the next several days
Over the next week, members from the Oradell Volunteer Fire Department will be on site at the firehouse to collect a variety of items for the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The department will be will be collecting clothes, toiletries and non-perishable foods at OFD headquarters, 335 Kinderkamack Road, on Tuesday, 7-10pm, Thursday, 9am-2pm and 7-10pm, and Friday 9am to 4pm. For more information, contact OFD at 201-261-5455 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Tickets to the MLB game at Fenway Park should be purchased early
Any time two baseball teams in the American League East Division clash on the diamond, fans are always gripping their seats to the final inning. On June 27, the Oradell Fire Department is hosting a trip to Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays 1:35pm match-up. The trip, organized by the Oradell Firefighters Exempt's Association, will begin with a continental breakfast from 6 to 7am at the fire house followed by the four-hour bus drive to Fenway. Lunch and refreshments will be served during the trip. TThe cost for the trip is $150 and anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent. "The Exempts' Association" are the members whom have performed seven years of 60 percent of emergency calls, and are State of …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Samantha LoBue is the newest female firefighter
For years firehouses were considerd an all-boys club but in recent years that has begun to change as young women have rolled into the ranks. Recently the Oradell Fire Department welcomed its third woman to the rig as Samantha LoBue received her Junior Shield, rising from the rank of Cadet. "As one of two females, we're breaking new ground," LoBue said. "But everyone accepts Stacey [Kufel] and me as members, They treat us like they treat everyone else and help us when we need it." As a Junior Firefighter, Samantha spent the past two years training under the tutelage of the entire department about the responsibilities and duties of a firefighter, how to hook up a hose line and change out an oxygen pack. "You take an oral test and you have …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Ex Fire Chief, former councilman dedicated 50 so far to the Oradell Fire Department
For 113 years, the Oradell Fire Department has been serving the community from the days of horse drawn water cart to the current engine and ladder trucks. And for half of the departments history, firefighter and Ex-Chief Charles May has been a staple among the ranks. May had dedicated the past 50 years to the department. "It's not often the Mayor and Council get to do things like this," May said. "I hope to be back here in 25 years. It's been a long road but I've enjoyed every minute of it." May also previously served on the Council and will again be honored as the Co-Grand Marshall of the Oradell July 4 parade along with the borough's Girl Scouts.
Monday, March 26, 2012
The fire took place prior to the Steakhouse opening for the day
With an hour to go until Charlie Brown's Steakhouse in Oradell was expected to open its doors for the lunch crowd, members of the Oradell Fire Department responded to an outlet fire that expanded into the walls. Oradell Fire responded with two trucks and mutual aid to the River Edge Police Department was issued to handle traffic along Kinderkamack Road. "The outlet fire spread into the walls, but we were able to use a CO extinguisher to put it out," Oradell Fire Chief William Van Riper said. Units were on scene for a half-hour extinguishing the small fire. The Health Department will now set a date to inspect the Steakhouse, per the borough's procedure.