Summit Fire Department Blotter


May 1, 2017 at 1107 hrs. FD was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in the area of 732 SPRINGFIELD AVENUE, car into a tree.  On arrival found a single vehicle accident into a tree and the driver was out of the vehicle. Summit EMS handled patient care.  FD secured the battery in the vehicle and applied absorbent material to an oil leak under the vehicle. FD personnel remained on location until the vehicle was removed from the scene.

May 1, 2017 at 1445 hrs. FD was dispatched to KENNEDY PARKWAY IN MILLBURN on automatic aid for a reported smoke condition in the building, with Millburn units already on scene. Upon arrival a Signal 10 was transmitted for station coverage. While operating on scene Summit personnel performed a number of tasks which included Command functions, search checks for extension, extinguishment, overhaul and salvage. Units remained on scene until relieved by the incident commander.

May 2, 2017 at 1702 hrs. FD was dispatched to a UNION PLACE restaurant for a report of a vehicle that struck a building. Investigation found a delivery box truck struck a screen door on the side of the business while exiting the alley.  Minor damage to the screen door was noted by fire personnel. A check of the inside of the structure by fire personnel revealed no structural damage to the building.

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May 3, 2017 at 1621 hrs. FD was dispatched to a GLENSIDE AVENUE residence on a report of smoke coming from a residence. Units arrived and found nothing showing. While performing the walk around FD found smoldering mulch and PVC pipes that were melted. Millburn FD units were cancelled and FD personnel stretched a trash line to fully extinguish and overhaul the area. . Once the area was overhauled command was terminated and units were available.

May 4, 2017 at 1753 hrs. FD was dispatched to MINNISINK DRIVE IN MILLBURN for a reported dumpster fire. Summit units assisted with fire suppression and overhaul operations at the request of the Millburn IC. Signal 10 requested for station coverage in Summit.

May 5, 2017 at 1255 hrs.  FD was dispatched to ROUTE 78 WESTBOUND # MM 47.8 for a Motor vehicle accident with injuries.  On arrival found a 2 car accident with injuries, with Springfield FD on scene. Summit FD units were not needed, and dispatch was concerned there was another incident elsewhere, based on the calls they were receiving. Summit FD units check West Bound to Diamond Hill, and East bound from Diamond Hill to Exit 49A. A number of disabled vehicles were found, but no accidents. Berkeley Heights FD was on scene with a motor vehicle accident at 78 East just east of Diamond Hill, but did not need any assistance.

May 6, 2017 at 1111 hrs. FD was dispatched to an AUBREY STREET residence for a reported motor vehicle fire. On arrival there was no visible fire. Fire was extinguished prior to FD arrival by the vehicle owner using a dry chemical fire extinguisher. The vehicle owner reported seeing a small flame coming from the lock the driver’s side passenger sliding door. The sliding door was an automatic type door powered by the car's battery. FD checked the vehicle and the affected area for extension using the thermal imaging camera, with no extension.  FD disconnected the battery and stayed on scene until the heat on the door dissipated and the investigation was complete.

May 7, 2017 at 15:36 hrs. FD was dispatched to a GLOUCESTER residence on an active CO detector with no signs or symptoms. Checked the area and found the detector was sounding a low battery alarm. Battery was replaced by FD personnel and command was terminated.

May 8, 2017 at 15:20 hrs. FD was dispatched to ROUTE 78 WEST BOUND at MM 46.8 for a motor vehicle fire.  On arrival, NJSP were already on scene and blocking traffic. Summit FD was the first department on scene and found a fully involved car fire.  One, 1.75" line was stretched for suppression.  All fire was extinguished with water from E2. The vehicle was overhauled to check for hot spots. The vehicle was towed from scene. R1 took the position of blocker ahead of the scene and their manpower assisted with suppression and overhaul. The driver of the vehicle was with the trooper and reported that he exited the vehicle without injury.  There was minor extension to the brush on the side of the highway. An area approximately 5'x10' was burning before being extinguished.  Springfield FD and Berkeley Heights FD also responded. Springfield stood by on scene to assist as needed. BHFD was returned before they arrived by the IC. A signal 10 was called for station coverage during the incident.  

May 9, 2017 at 09:26 hrs. FD was dispatched for a report of a motor vehicle accident with vehicle fire, Route 24 Westbound. On arrival Millburn FD was on scene off a fully involved vehicle fire. Signal ten for station coverage was transmitted and Summit FD units were assigned to fire suppression. Summit FD units assisted Millburn FD with extinguishing the vehicle fire. A safe work zone was established by the R-1 crew.  FD personnel assisted with overhauling the vehicle.  

May 10, 2017 at 0506 hrs. FD was dispatched to ROUTE 78 WESTBOUND for a report of a dump truck on fire. On arrival found an extinguished brake fire. Investigation found the front left assist axle locked up causing the brakes to catch fire. Berkley Heights and Springfield FD were canceled. FD personnel checked for extension and none was found.

May 10, 2017 at 22:47 hrs. FD was dispatched to 40 MAPLE STREET to assist Summit PD.  On arrival met with patrol officer who stated a person got their credit card stuck in a municipal pay station. FD personnel removed the credit card with no damage done to the pay station.

May 11, 2017 at 10:07 hrs. FD was dispatched to the area of area of 784 SPRINGFIELD AVENUE on a report of a motor vehicle accident, car versus pole. FD arrived to find one car that had struck a bollard. Summit First Aid Squad was assisting the drive. FD personnel secured power to the vehicle and applied absorbent material to the spill.

May 12, 2017 at 14:17 hrs.  FD was dispatched to ROUTE 24 EAST BOUND by exit 9A for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. On arrival FD found New Jersey State Police, Springfield Fire and Springfield Emergency Medical Services on location. Springfield EMS had established patient care. Summit Fire assisted Springfield Fire Department with necessary manpower but was released shortly after arrival.

May 12, 2017 at 22:29 hrs. FD was dispatched to ROUTE 24 EAST BOUND by mile marker 7.6 on a reported motor vehicle with injuries.  On arrival FD found NJ State Police and Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad on location. The first aid squad had established patient care with the operator of one of the vehicles.  Summit FD established patient care with the second vehicle involved. Both occupants of this vehicle refused medical aid.   No further FD action needed.

On May 13, 2017 FD was dispatched to a CHESTNUT AVENUE apartment complex for a report a smoke condition in the building, Millburn was also dispatched on Automatic Aid. On arrival nothing was showing.  FD investigated and found unattended cooking in an apartment. The occupant was treated by Summit EMS. FD personnel ventilated the apartment and the adjoining hallway.

On May 15, 2017 at 05:23 hrs.  FD was dispatched to ROUTE 78 WESTBOUND near MM 51 to assist with an MVA with injuries. Union FD and NJ state police were on scene prior to arrival. Summit units provided scene safety blocking using fire apparatus.

On May 15, 2017 at 16:44 hrs. FD was dispatched to the area of ASHWOOD COURT for a report of wires down in the road. On arrival investigation found that the Verizon service to a residence had been dislodge from the utility pole and was in the street. Verizon was notified  


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