We,  the members of the Leonia Volunteer Fire Department,  dedicate our efforts to the safety and welfare of the citizens of Leonia through preservation of life,  property,  and the environment., We will accomplish our goal by taking pride in our commitment to professional service by maintaining our skills,  knowledge,  and abilities., We will actively participate in our community,  serve as role models,  and strive to use all the resources at our command to provide the highest level of service to our fellow citizens. 

Alarm Malfunction

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 00:55 hrs The Fire Department was dispatched for an active fire alarm at a residence on Crescent Ave. LE-7 and Engine 1 responded. Engine 1 gained entry to the unoccupied house and determined the cause of alarm to be a malfunction. LE-7 and Engine 1 returned to service at 01:40 hours.



Water Search for Missing Juvenile

Monday, March 26, 2012  At 10:12 hours the Fire Department was dispatched to respond to the Overpeck Creek to assist in the search of a missing juvenile. LE-9 and Rescue 1 responded and deployed the Fire Department's boat to conduct a search of the water and shorelines. Additional marine units from Englewood and Teaneck Fire Departments as well as the Bergen County Police responded to assist. In addition to the marine units, a NJ State Police helicopter also assisted in searching for the missing child. Fortunately, after an approximate two hour search, police determined that the juvenile was in Rhode Island.



Mutual Aid to Englewood

Saturday, March 24, 2012  At 23:44 hours the Fire Dept. was dispatched for an Engine Co. to respond to the scene of a 3rd alarm fire in the City of Englewood on W. Forest Ave. Engine 1 and LE-8 responded and assisted the Englewood Fire Dept. in extinguishing a blaze involving a two story attached two family dwelling. Engine 1 operated for approximately 3 hours before returning to Leonia.



Vehicle off Road

Wednesday, March 21, 2012  At 15:13 hrs. the Fire Department was dispatched for a motor vehicle which had crashed and left the road. Upon arrival of Engine 1 a vehicle was found off the road up on a retaining wall at 106 Woodridge Pl.  The occupant had lost control of the vehicle and fortunately not injured. The driver was assessed by Englewood Hospital EMS. Companies stood by until the vehicle was removed by the tow company. All companies were back in service at 16:00 hrs.



Smoke Scare

Sunday, March 18, 2012  At 23:33 hrs. County Communications dispatched the Fire Department to the intersection of Broad Ave and Woodland Pl to investigate a smoke condition at that location. LE-9. LE-8, LE-7, Engine 1 and Ladder 1 responded finding a heavy odor of smoke in the area with a slight haze. Companies conducted an extensive search of the neighborhood in an attempt to locate the source of the smoke with no success. After approximately one hour, companies returned to quarters as the odor dissipated from the area.



Early Morning Alarm

Friday, March 16, 2012  At 05:28 hrs the fire department was dispatched to the Leonia United Methodist Church at Broad Ave & Woodridge Pl. on a reported active fire alarm. LE-7 and Engine 1 responded. An investigation revealed a broken steam pipe in Tyson Hall located in the basement of the church as the cause for the alarm. Members secured the building's heating system bringing a stop to the steam leak. Unfortunately, the leak caused some flooding and damage to the ceiling, but the church was secured in time for the early morning services to proceed unaffected.



Truck Fire

Thursday, March 15, 2012  At 11:38 hrs. the fire department responded to the intersection of Grand Ave. and Fort Lee Rd. for a reported truck fire. LE-7, Engine 1 and Rescue 1 responded and found a fire involving the engine area of the truck which had been extinguished. All units returned to service at 12:15 hrs.



Utility Pole Fire

Tuesday, March 13, 2012  At 15:10 hrs. the fire department was dispatched to the intersection of Vreeland Ave. and Hillcrest Ave. for a report of a utility pole on fire. LE-7 was first due and found a utility pole burning approximately 5 feet down from the top. LE-7 was shortly followed by Engine 1 and Ladder 1 who responded and secured the area. Companies stood by until the arrival of Public Service Electric. While members awaited the arrival of the utility company, the pole burned through causing the numerous power lines to arc and fall. Ultimately approximately 1,200 hundred PS Electric customers lost power for abpproximately one hour while repairs were made. All fire companies returned to service at 17:10 hrs.



MVC Car vs. Utility Pole

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 14:58 At 14:58 hrs the Fire Department was dispatched for a motor vehicle collision involving a car into a utility pole on Glenwood Ave. between Westview & Summit Avenues. Chief Chace (29 LE-9) arrived reporting a car had crashed into a utility pole splitting the pole into 3 pieces. 29 Engine 1, 29 Rescue 1 and 29 Ladder 1 responded and secured the scene until the vehicle could be removed. 29 LE-9 and 29 Engine 1 remained on scene until released by Public Service Electric.



1 Car MVC Grand Ave. and Park Ave.

Saturday, February 11, 2012 7:00 AM Car vs. Pole Driver transported to area Hospital.


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