Summit Fire Department Blotter


2/1/2017 at 1041 hrs. - FD responded a MORRIS AVENUE apartment complex on a report of an activated commercial fire alarm. On arrival the building was being evacuated with nothing showing. FD investigated and found the cause for the fire alarm was due to unattended cooking in the microwave oven.

2/1/2017 at 1623 hrs. - FD responded to a HOBART AVENUE residence  on a report of an activated commercial fire alarm. On arrival FD investigated and found the cause for the alarm activation, was from unattended cooking. Ventilation was set up to remove the smoke.

2/2/2017 at 0959 hrs. - FD responded to a WOODLAND AVENUE residence for a reported motor vehicle fire, with possible exposures. On arrival found passenger vehicle with the engine compartment on fire, with the vehicle parked in the rear driveway next to the structure. A hose line was stretched, and a Signal 10 was transmitted for station coverage.  Once the fire was knocked down, the structure was checked for extension, with none found. A significant smoke condition was observed in the residence, that was cleared with positive pressure ventilation. Air monitoring found no CO present in the structure.  A Signal 102 was transmitted for investigation. Upon final extinguishment, the vehicle was turned back over to the owner.

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2/2/2017 at 1911 hrs. - FD dispatched to a WALDRON AVENUE House of Worship for an activated fire alarm coming in as the first floor offices and elevator shaft. On arrival the alarm was silenced, and the staff indicated burned microwave popcorn. Investigation found the heavily burned bag outside, with a slight smoke condition in the first floor office area. Positive pressure ventilation set up to vent smoke.

2/3/2017 at 08:13 hrs. - FD dispatched To 90 MILLBURN AVE in Millburn for reported smoke in the structure. Summit units were canceled prior to arrival by the Millburn Incident Commander.

2/4/2017 at 15:34:33 - FD  dispatched To Rt. 78 West mile marker 46.4 for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Arrived on scene to find a two car MVA with the Summit First Aid Squad on scene attending to patients. A signal 10 was transmitted for station coverage. FD personnel secured both vehicles and provided blocking. FD remained on scene until both vehicles removed.

2/5/2017 at 20:44 hrs. - FD dispatched to an apartment complex on LOCUST DRIVE for a report of a water condition at this location. Upon arrival FD found a steam leak in the basement storage area of the building. FD was able to shut down the boiler stopping the leak. The scene was turned over to the building supervisor who was making arrangements for repairs.

2/6/2017 at 17:01 hrs. - FD dispatched to SYLVAN TERRACE with an automatic aid engine company from Millburn Fire Department for a reported structure fire. On arrival light smoke condition showing from the  front door. Investigation found an extinguished oven fire. The fire was contained to the oven and extinguished prior to FD arrival. There was a smoke condition throughout the dwelling. FD checked for extension with none found. FD secured gas to stove. Positive pressure ventilation was completed. FD noted no smoke detector in the residence, so FD installed two smoke detectors as a safety precaution. FD advised occupant not to use the stove until it was serviced.

2/6/2017 at 17:19 hrs. - FD dispatched to a NORWOOD AVENUE apartment building for an activated fire alarm. Upon arrival the occupant of Unit D indicated something happening in their oven. Investigation found a slight smoke condition in the unit, with an extinguished grease fire in the oven. The smoke was removed with positive pressure ventilation.

2/7/2017 at 14:41 hrs. - FD dispatched to BLACKBURN RD & PINE GROVE AVENUE for a two-car motor vehicle accident with injuries. FD provided initial patient assessment and assisted Summit EMS with patient packaging. FD stabilized the vehicles and applied absorbent material to the roadway from a fluid spill.  

2/08/2017 at 07:57 hrs. - FD dispatched to NORWOOD AVE & SHERMAN AVE for a report of a natural gas odor. On arrival FD detected an odor of gas in the street. PSE&G was notified and responded. On their arrival the representative released the FD.

2/08/2017 at 11:31 hrs. - FD  dispatched to 37 EDGAR STREET to assist a person retrieve their phone from a catch basin. FD retrieved the item using a snare.

2/09/2017 at 16:08 hrs. - FD dispatched the area of 155 HOBART AVENUE for a power line down with a tree across the roadway. Notification made to JCP&L to respond.  Area secured and barricades were set up in the road by the Summit PD. The PD remained on scene for traffic control and to wait for the power company.  

2/9/2017 at 18:27 hrs. FD dispatched  to GREAT HILLS ROAD in Short Hills on a report of smoke in the structure coming from the fire place. Summit FD was canceled by Millburn Incident Commander upon his arrival at scene and investigation of incident.

2/9/2017 at 20:26 hrs. - FD dispatched to a PROSPECT STREET medical center for an activated  fire alarm. On arrival alarm panel indicated area of activation as the first floor area by the elevator.  FD investigated and found a broken sprinkler head on second floor.  FD shut down sprinkler system, securing water leak.  A fire watch was to be posted until the fire alarm system and sprinkler systems were repaired and placed back in service.

2/10/2017 at 11:39 hrs. - FD dispatched for a report of wires down in the area of 133 PASSIAC AVENUE. On arrival found the house service had been pulled from a residence on Passaic Ave and was in the roadway. JCP&L and Verizon requested to respond.  FD personnel blocked traffic until the arrival of Summit PD. The homeowner was advised to contact an electrician to have the weather head replaced.  Summit FD was released by JCPL.

2/11/2017 at 12:54 hrs. - FD dispatched to KENT PLACE BLVD & MORRIS AVENUE for a motor vehicle accident, fluids in the road. Vehicles had been removed prior to FD arrival. FD applied absorbent to a small spill.  

2/12/2017 at 10:27 hrs. - FD dispatched to ROUTE 24 WEST near the Summit Ave Bridge for a motor vehicle accident.  Arrived on scene with Millburn FD and provided a block for the car on the right hand side of the highway. Engine 2 was released by Millburn FD Battalion Chief. Rescue One remained on scene to assist with medical and provide block for the first aid squad.

2/13/2017 at 14:44 hrs. - FD dispatched to 25 MAPLE STREET on a report of a hazardous condition. On arrival FD found ice and snow hanging over the roof edge. The sidewalk was blocked off and the truck was used to remove the hazardous condition. The snow and ice was removed from the sidewalk, and was re-opened.

2/14/2017 at 16:37 hrs. - FD dispatched for a reported indoor odor of natural gas in a NEW ENGLAND AVENUE apartment. On arrival the occupant of apartment 9A indicated an odor of gas in the kitchen. Investigation found a strong odor in the kitchen area, that was traced to the stove pilot lights being extinguished. Ventilation was started utilizing an electric positive pressure fan.  PSE& G was requested to respond. Gas line replacement work was observed in front of the complex. Gas was also detected in apartments 9B and 9C. A Signal 10 was transmitted for station coverage.  Access gained to other apartments with assistance of Super. All apartments checked with no concerns found.

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