6/10/2016 - HFD Fire Briefs and News

1st Platoon responded to 50 Anderson St for a fire in the side yard playground. Engine 4 quickly knocked down the fire.   The fire is under investigation by Hackensack Fire Department and Hackensack Police Department. 

Hackensack PIO Justin Derevyanik 

Bergen County Sheriff’s Department leadership training class stopped by Hackensack Fire HQ on June 9th, 2016 to take part in being an emergency responder. Members of HFD and Hackensack Volunteer EMS worked with the group in several scenarios. Students from the group searched for victims with self-contained breathing apparatus on, learned how thermal imagining cameras work and assist firefighters locate victims, how ems provides care and a tour of fire headquarters. The students enjoyed their time at HFD taking part in the scenarios. It’s always great to assist other departments with programs said Deputy Chief J. Inganllinera and the looks on the students faces shows how happy they were with the experience. For more information on the leadership training program contact the Bergen County Sheriff’s department.

Photos and story by HFD PIO 
Lieutenant Justin Derevyanik 
On Thursday May 19th 2016 7 members of Hackensack Fire Department took time out today to stop by Nellie K Parker School to participate in “He Reads To Me”. He reads to me brings male role models into the school to read to students and show them the great importance of reading. The time spent today with the students will make a positive difference in children’s lives stated fire firefighter Roberto Burgos whose daughter attends the school. The students enjoyed there time today with their local role modelsand look forward to seeing them next year.

Pictured above from Fireman Roberto Burgos and his daughter and Probationary firefighter Tim Carroll and Captain John Taylor
HFD PIO Lieutenant Justin Derevyanik


On Thursday May, 19th 2016 members of Hackensack Fire Department along with Hackensack Police, Hackensack Volunteer EMS, Hackensack UMC EMS, and Hackensack UMC ALS took part in a DUI/texting accident drill at Hackensack High School. Members of the senior class looked on and were explained all of the actions that were taking place by all the departments who took part in the drill and the different roles each department plays. This is a yearly event to remind the students that certain actions can affect the rest of their life’s and the life’s of other people who are involved.


On Wednesday May 11th Hackensack Fire Department Color Guard presented the colors at the Bergen County Fire Academy graduation . The graduation was held at Bergen County Academies in Hackensack. Firefighters from across the county and their families attended the ceremony. Also graduating this night was Hackensack probationary firefighter Jesse D'Amore III. Color guard captain Collova said it was a great honor to present the colors for the new firefighters graduating. Here are a few pictures from that night:

On Monday May 9, 2016 @ 1316 hours members of the 1st platoon responded to 36 Byrne Street for wires down in front of the house and arching. First arriving company engine 2 found live wires on the side walk arching and causing a van in the driveway to catch fire. Engine 2 requested PSE&G on a rush and additional fire companies to the scene. Companies had to stand by in a defensive position until PSE&G arrived to shut the power off in the downed power line. PSE&G arrived in approximately 15 minutes during this time fire extended to a second van and the exterior of the house. After power was secured Engines 2 and 5 began to knock down the fire as ladder 1 and rescue 1 checked for extension inside the home. Fire was contained to the exterior of the home with some smoke damage on the inside. No injuries were reported. Photos by Hackensack Fire Prevention.


Lieutenant Justin Derevyanik

4th platoon Engine’s 5, 4, Rescue 1 & deputy 4 responded to 411 Hackensack Avenue for a car fire on the top deck of the parking garage. Engine 5 confirmed the working car fire and began to stretch the tenement load up the side of the parking garage and across the top deck to the fire. Engine 4 and rescue 1 assisted in the stretch totaling 450ft of hose. Fire was quickly knocked down and overhauled. No injuries.

Lieutenant Justin Derevyanik