Incident Number: begins with last two numbers of the year (i.e., 18 for 2018) followed by sequential numbers. For instance the third incident of the year 2018 would be # 180003
January 1, 2020: Car fire at Ramsey Street by St Bonaventures Video by Ron Bombaro
February 15, 2020: @ 1342 Incident # 2020-#905 3rd alarm fire at 187 N 1st Street 2 ½ story type 5 multiple family dwelling with multiple victims 7 adults 2 children and 2 firefighters injured. 1 victim succumbed to his injuries. Exposed building 191 North 1st Street and 2 vehicles were damaged
Ron Bombaro photos
February 17, 2020: @1915 Hrs Incident #20-0959- Working fire at 487 E.35th Street, a 2 story, Type 5, single family residence that was under construction. There was heavy fire in the basement on arrival; extending upwards. A second and third alarm were transmitted by Car 1. Searches were negative. PSE&G secured utilities at the source. All companies were rotated through REHAB. 2 FF injuries.
February 20, 2020: @1437 hrs Incident #20-1005 Battalion 1, Engine 3 and the RAC responded mutual aid to 463 Lexington Ave. Clifton to assist with a 6 alarm structure fire.
Photos by Todd Hollritt
Feeding Clifton Ladder 3
February 26, 2020: @1533 Hrs Incident #20-1128 145 North 5th Street Vacant 2 1/2 story wood frame 3rd alarm Exposures B and D suffered mild smoke & fire damage 1 FF injury
March 1, 2020: @2137 Hrs Incident #1202- 194 West Broadway Working Fire in a 3-story Wood-frame residential. Fire in the 1st floor walls and ceiling extinguished by Engine 4, Engines 5 & 7 stretched hand-lines to the 2nd & 3rd floor as a precaution. Ladder 2 and 3, searched, overhauled and opened natural openings & examination holes on the roof. Rescue 2 assisted with primary and secondary searches and exposed fire. TIC used to check for extension. BC 3 Interior, BC 2 Floor above. RAC 2 Safety.
March 16, 2020: @0830 Hrs Incident #20-1490 1017-19 Market Street 5th Alarm MayDay transmitted when FF Andrew Estrella fell thru roof skylight and landed on E5 Captain Higgins who was fighting fire inside 2 story body shop Bombaro Video (scroll to bottom)
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From 1st responder News May Issue
March 19, 2020: @1531 Hrs Incident # 20-1535 2nd alarm 246 Paterson Ave building fire in a vacant 1 story commercial occupancy
March 27, 2020: @ 1726 1Hrs G.W.G. Millworks, 73 Chadwick Street, was reported by a passing fire department vehicle As additional units arrived smoke blanketed the area. 2 story Type 2 commercial occupancy. Fire extended to the built up roof. Companies that operated in the interior were de-conned on scene.
Bill Tompkins Photos - CLICK TO ENLARGE More photos at HERE
April 12, 2020: @0748 Hrs #20-2087 2nd alarm Tour 1 379 East 26th Street 2 1/2 story wood frame with damage to 3 vehicles in a detached 1 story garage. Radiant damage to 381 East 26th Street
April 22, 2020: @1654 Hrs Incident# 20-2314 673 Market Street Tour 3 Working Fire in a 2 1/2 story frame extending to second floor and attic
Captain E6 Michael Scherer and D/C Ryan Murray
D/C Ryan Murray with Captain ralph Paredes
From June 2020 1st Responder News - Click to Enlarge
April 23, 2020: @0942 Hours Incident # 20-2326 29 McBride Ave Extension building fire Tour 4 3rd alarm in a vacant 2 story mill heavy fire in the rear 1st and 2nd floors. Fire extinguished overhauled investigated and recommended demolished due to heavy deep seated fire and collapse of structure and water tower. Construction official J. Lobozzo on scene emergency order to demolish building written and sent. 1 homeless person exited the building during the incident and was taken to the hospital for observation
April 25, 2020: @ 2127 hours - Tour 2 Incident #20-2379- 3rd alarm fire at 39 Manchester Ave, a 2.5 story, Type 5, vacant and boarded up structure. There was heavy fire on the first and second floor extending into the attic on arrival. The fire extended into the 'B' exposure (#37), a 3.5 story, Type 5 OMD, which was separated by two feet. Offensive operations were implemented on both structures, until the main fire building became untenable and efforts transitioned into a defensive mode. Searches were negative, multiple PAR were conducted; all personnel were accounted for. All companies were rotated through REHAB. The 'D' exposure (#41), a 3.5 story, Type 5 OMD, which was separated by approximately 25', sustained radiant heat damage to the vinyl siding on the 'B' side. Seventeen people self relocated from #37.
Ladder 2 - Chris Tompkins photo
Ladder 2 - Chris Tompkins photo
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Summer Street - Todd Hollritt photo
Summer Street - Todd Hollritt photo
West Paterson Mutual Aid - Todd Hollritt
May 20, 2020: @11:46 Hrs #20-2873 21st Avenue Incident - 3 story frame Working Fire Click to enlarge Ron Bombaro photos
May 20, 2020: @14:31 #20-3145 276 17th Avenue (corner East 30th Street) Fatality 2 1/2 story multiple family dwelling
June 9, 2020: @1353 Hrs #20-3275 431 Sussex Street Working fire 2 1/2 story wood frame Male stabbing victim, bleeding from abdomen found
L-R: F/F Tarik Sanders, Matt Post, Mike Piccoli & Captain AJ Woods
June 12, 2020: Tour-2 @0900 Hrs. Incident #20-3319- 153-155 Fair Street, a large, 2.5 story, Type 5 vacant and boarded up structure. The building was fully involved on the 2nd and 3rd floors on arrival, with exposure problems on the 'B', 'C' and 'D' sides, which all sustained radiant heat damage. There were also power lines down on the 'B' side of the house. Deputy 2 transmitted a second alarm on arrival. Defensive operations were implemented on the fire building. Offensive operations were implemented in the 'B' exposure, an occupied structure of similar height and construction. Searches were negative. A third alarm was transmitted and ordered to 146 Hamilton Ave to search and operate on the 'C' exposure which was severely exposed. All companies were rotated through REHAB. Two FF's sustained injuries. A fourth alarm was requested to staging on Straight and Hamilton. Four people were displaced at 151 Fair Street. Deputy 2 ordered the demolition of 153-155 Fair Street. Paterson Building Department responded. Demo crew arrived at 1945. E1 was on the scene. PFD command was terminated at 1945.
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June 14, 2020: @1420 Hrs. Tour 4 - Incident # 20-3360 166 Butler Street 4 alarm fire involving multiple address 162, 164, 168, 165 and 456 River St. Fire extinguished overhauled with thermal imaging camera by PFD personnel searches (were all negative). Fire investigated by RAC Unit #162 and 168 on scene structures were boarded up. Fire watch set up over night command transferred to Batt 2 tour 1 at change of shift on coming T/C notified.