Park Ridge Fire Department to host training event

LECTURE ON

LEADING TODAY’S FIRE SERVICE

LEADERSHIP SKILLS

&

CUSTOMER SERVICE

 

PRESENTED BY DEPUTY CHIEF FRANK VISCUSO

NOVEMBER 23, 2014 FROM 9A.M. TILL 3PM AT THE PARK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, 2 PARK AVE,

PARK RIDGE, NJ 07656

$40.00 PER PERSON INCLUDES BAGELS & COFFEE AND HOT/COLD LUNCH. $50.00 AT THE DOOR THE DAY OF THE EVENT. ANY DEPARTMENT SENDING 10 OR MORE MEMBERS & PAYING WITH A COMPANY, UNION, OR DEPARTMENT CHECK/VOUCHER IS $35.OO PER PERSON.

FOR ADMISSION TO THIS EVENT PLEASE CONTACT DEPUTY CHIEF THOMAS DERIENZO AT TOM.DERIENZO@GMAIL.COM OR SEND A CHECK/VOUCHER TO THE PARK RIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT AT 53 PARK AVE, PARK RIDGE, NJ 07656 WITH NOV. 23RD CLASS IN THE NOTE OF THE CHECK/VOUCHER AND THE NAMES OF THE PEOPLE ATTENDING.  A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE WILL BE AWARDED AT THE END OF THE LECTURE.

About the Speaker:

Deputy Chief Viscuso is a career firefighter from Kearny, NJ and co-creator of FireOpsOnline.com. He is a nationally recognized instructor and speaker, and the author of 6 books including Practice Scenarios, Common Valor, and industry bestsellers Fireground Operational Guides and Step Up and Lead. Over the past decade, Chief Viscuso has spoken to audiences (in and out of the fire service) on many topics, including officer development, leadership, team building, and customer service. Frank has the ability to move people to action. It has become his trademark as a speaker and motivator. His seminars are designed to equip students with the necessary skills they will need to excel in (and out of) the fire service.

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Final Construction Report

This week your apparatus finished on the line where some reflective striping and/or additional content was added. Next week your apparatus should complete 3rd party pump testing.  Member of the truck committee will be headed to Pierce next week to perform final inspection of the apparatus.

 

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Clear Your Fire Hydrant

The Park Ridge Fire Department is requesting your help in making our jobs easier.  With the large amount of snowfall that has happened this winter many fire hydrants have become obscured by snow piles.

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These obstructed fire hydrants can greatly hamper our abilities to provide adequate fire protection to you and your neighbors.  I am asking each resident to take a look around their neighborhood and ensure that the fire hydrants have been shoveled out and are free of any other obstructions.  An easily accessible fire hydrant will save us valuable time in an emergency.  

Finally, when you are clearing the snow from your property and fire hydrants be sure to check that your house number is still clearly visible from the street.

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New Members Join PRFD

On January 28, 2014 the Park Ridge Fire Department was fortunate enough to add three new members to the ranks.  The three new members were administered their oaths of office by Mayor Terry Maguire at a Mayor and Council Meeting.  Joining the ranks of the Fire Reserve Program were Michael Bruno and Ken Bertani.  

Transitioning from the Fire Reserve Program to regular membership is Kyle Ladewig.  Kyle has been a dedicated member of our Reserve Program for four years and has already completed the state mandated Firefighter 1 program.  We extremely proud to have Kyle as a full fledged member of the PRFD.

Each member was presented with their helmet shield by Fire Commisioner Scott Galdi.

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Small Fire Extinguished

On January 14, 2014 at 7:15 p.m. the Park Ridge Fire Department was dispatched to a home a Saddle Ridge Lane for a reported oven fire.  The first arriving Park Ridge Police Officers quickly determined that there was a fire in

""the oven and ensured that the residents were evacuated and quickly relayed all this information to the responding fire units.  As the fire units arrived on scene, they determined that the fire was not located in the oven but actually located under the oven.  The firefighters on scene quickly extinguished the remaining fire and removed the wall oven to check for any fire spread into the adjacent wall.  It appears that the fire may have started as a result of an issue with the electric supply to the oven.

 

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Replace CO Alarms

""Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are valuable lifesaving devices that, when used and maintained properly, are effective at detecting carbon monoxide in the home before it reaches lethal levels. Manufacturers recommend that you replace your carbon monoxide alarm every 7 years from the date of manufacture in order to upgrade to more advanced carbon monoxide sensing technologies and new innovative safety features. All UL-listed carbon monoxide alarms are required to publish the date of manufacture on the label accompanying the product (usually on the back of the alarm). Most manufacturers also recommend testing carbon monoxide alarms monthly to ensure they are in proper working order and that batteries are still fresh. It is also important to have home appliances checked annually by a qualified technician.

Carbon monoxide alarms are designed to activate in accordance with UL Standard 2034. Individuals with medical problems or those believing they may be susceptible to lower carbon monoxide levels may consider purchasing a warning device which alarms at lower levels of carbon monoxide than those specified by UL Standard 2034.

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