10/06/2019 5:23 p.m. FD responded automatic aid into Millburn on SAGAMORE ROAD for a reported structure fire. Summit personnel arrived on scene and provided standby coverage until released by the Millburn Incident Commander. A Modified Signal 10 was transmitted to provide station coverage in Summit while units were out of town.
10/06/2019 9:51: p.m. FD responded to a NEW ENGLAND AVENUE apartment complex for a reported dumpster fire with no exposures. On arrival FD found a 30 yard dumpster container with heavy fire showing inside the container. Fire personnel using multiple hose lines supplied by on scene fire apparatus were able to knock fire down. A Signal 11 recall of off duty personnel was transmitted to provide station coverage while units operated on scene. Notification was made to Summit Department of Public Works to assist with removing debris from dumpster with a backhoe so FD could get to seat of the fire. An investigation was done by department personnel.
10/11/2019 6:29 p.m. FD responded to EDGAR STREET on a report of someone throwing burning paper down the storm sewer and now smoke was coming from sewer. FD arrived on scene to find slight smoke coming from the storm sewer. FD personnel utilized a 2.5 gallon water extinguisher and extinguished what appeared to be smoldering leaves.
10/14/2019 8:06 a.m. FD responded to the intersection of WOODLAND and SPRINGFIELD AVENUES for a report of a manhole fire. On arrival found leaves burning in a storm sewer. A pressurized water can was used to extinguish the fire. The area was overhauled and final extinguishment was completed.
11/03/2019 5:23 p.m. FD responded to a MAPLE STREET house of worship for an activated fire alarm. On arrival nothing showing from outside. An investigation found a chaffing dish had caused some food to catch fire. The fire was extinguished prior to FD arrival. There was a slight smoke condition in the auditorium area. FD personnel used positive pressure to remove the smoke. FD personnel reset the fire alarm.
11/09/2019 1:24 p.m. FD responded to a PORTLAND ROAD residence for a report of leaves on fire in the rear yard. On arrival there was a slight smoke condition coming from the rear yard. FD personnel found occupants using a garden hose to extinguish a 4' by 4' area of leaves on fire. FD personnel completed overhaul and wet down the area. An investigation was completed.
11/11/2019 9:30 a.m. FD responded to a MORRIS AVENUE residence for a reported structure fire reported by a third party. Millburn FD responded auto aid with Springfield FD responding as well. Initial report all occupants were out of building. Secondary report was received that there was an occupant unaccounted for on the first floor.
On arrival, heavy smoke and fire venting from front first floor window and windows on the first and second floor on the right side. A hand line directed through the front first floor window darken down the fire. A Signal 11 was transmitted along with a second alarm request additional units to the scene and a cover assignment in HQ. Fire was darkened down and an interior attack and primary search was done via front door with hose line by Summit crews. A water supply was established. Springfield and Millburn were assigned search and basement suppression. Fire conditions continued to deteriorate and Incident Command (IC) had the building evacuated at 09:50. Primary search of the basement was completed with negative results and searches on floors 1 and 2 were suspended due to conditions. Union Engine was assigned to suppression and Union Truck was assigned as RIC. The fire was declared under control at 10:51. There were 3 reported injuries. The missing occupant was located at work and a Cause and Origin investigation was completed by Union County with assistance of other agencies. Red Cross assisted occupants of the house with finding shelter and living assistance.
11/13/2019 6:08 a.m. FD responded to a UNION PLACE Rail Station for an activated fire alarm. On arrival FD found a slight burning odor. FD personnel conducted a search for source and located smoke coming from the elevator shaft. On investigation found a fire in the sump pit at bottom of elevator shaft. A dry chemical extinguisher was used to extinguish the fire. A Modified Signal 10 was ordered for station coverage and an investigator was requested to respond. FD vented building to remove smoke. The health department was notified due to the restaurant in building. NJ Transit Station Master and electricians arrived and were briefed on FD actions. FD conducted a fire investigation and scene was turned over to NJ Transit for repairs.
11/20/2019 1149 a.m. FD responded to the intersection of BROAD STREET and SPRINGFIELD AVENUE for a MVA involving a shuttle bus and car. On arrival Summit Police and First aid squad were on the scene of a 2 car MVA passenger vehicle verses a shuttle bus. The bus was empty except for driver. SVFAS attended to one passenger of the car. FD secured vehicles and were released by the Summit Police.
11/21/2019 11:58 a.m. FD responded to a MAPLE STREET house of worship for an activated fire alarm. On arrival FD found building evacuated. FD investigated, finding a minor smoke condition from unattended cooking. Hazard was removed, area ventilated and alarm system restored.
11/23/2019 12:17 p.m. FD responded to a HARVEY DRIVE residence for an activated fire alarm. On arrival FD found a light smoke condition due to unattended cooking. Elderly male was checked for injuries and none found, oven was secured, house ventilated, alarm restored.
11/26/2019 12:33 p.m. FD responded to a PARK AVENUE business for automatic fire alarm. On arrival FD found light smoke condition caused by an unattended plug in glue appliance (Surebonder) in the office mezzanine. Appliance was removed, space was naturally ventilated and system was reset.
11/30/2019 12:03 p.m. FD responded to a NEW ENGLAND AVENUE apartment complex on an activated fire alarm. On arrival FD found smoke alarms sounding with no occupants home. FD forced entry inside to investigate. FD found a moderate smoke condition caused by a cooking pot left unattended on the stove. FD turned off heat source and removed the pot from the burner. An electric ventilation fan was set up to remove the smoke from the premise. A “While You Were Out” note was left of occupant.
12/02/2019 8:29 a.m. FD responded to MORRIS COURT on a report of a motor vehicle fire. While en-route PD reported a fully involved pickup truck. On arrival found a well involved pickup truck fire. A Modified Signal 10 was ordered for station coverage. FD stretched an 1 3/4" hose-line to extinguish the fire. A supply from a fire hydrant was made for additional water if needed. The main body of fire was knocked down, personnel began overhaul. Once operations were completed the vehicle was turned over to the owner.
12/05/2019 6:05 p.m. FD responded to the area of 38 MAPLE STREET for a reported trash can smoking. On arrival found a trash can with a small fire in the bottom. FD used a two and a half gallon pressurized water can to extinguish the fire. The area was overhauled and final extinguishment was completed.
12/08/2019 5:02 p.m. FD responded to a HILLCREST AVENUE on an activated fire alarm, 2nd floor laundry area smoke detector. On arrival a slight haze was observed in the house. The alarm was found to have been caused by smoke from items being cooked in the oven. Smoke was removed with natural ventilation and the alarm was reset prior to FD arrival.
12/12/2019 2:03 p.m. FD responded to ROUTE 78 WEST near the Baltusrol overpass. On arrival found a fully involved car fire. A signal 10 was ordered for station cover. FD initiated suppression operations. Requested DOT response due to potential of fire damage to bridge steel. MV fuel tank failed resulting in a flammable liquids fire. Foam suppression tactics were initiated. Springfield FD arrived and their IC assumed command as incident was in Springfield. Springfield IC notified DEP due to foam application. DOT bridge inspector arrived and confirmed no damage to bridge. Released by NJSP.
12/15/2019 6:18 a.m. FD responded to a WEAVER STREET multi-family along with an automatic aid engine from Millburn for a reported smoke coming from apartment. On arrival investigation found a smoke condition in apartment C-1. FD found an extinguished fire on the stove. Millburn was canceled enroute. FD ventilated apartment using a fan. FD checked the area with the thermal camera and no extension was found. Building owner requested and responded to the scene due to the smoke detectors were not functioning. The scene was turned over to the building owner upon their arrival.
12/26/2019 10:07 p.m. FD responded to a WEAVER STREET multi-family for a reported structure fire. Millburn responded automatic aid as a RIC team. On arrival heavy fire conditions were with fire showing from building on front and right side, on 1st and 2nd floors. A Signal 11 was transmitted, as well as an urgent 2nd alarm through Union County Mutual Aid. Summit PD reported two occupants had jumped from the second floor and all occupants had been accounted for on the exterior. Summit EMS was requested to respond for the injured civilians while PD tended to injuries. EMS transported injured parties to hospital. Hand lines were stretched and operated on exterior of building due to large volume of fire. Once fire knocked down search teams advanced into the interior for search operations and hose lines were moved inside to fight fire. Mutual Aid companies were used to vent roof and stretch additional hand lines for suppression and exposure protection. Utilities were secured and searches were completed. Fire in basement was reported but quickly extinguished. The fire was declared under control at 23:41 hrs. Overhaul was completed. County fire investigation unit responded, as did Red Cross to assist those displaced. Once county completed investigation building was released to owner with notice that construction official would inspect building in the morning.