8/8/2015 – This past Saturday, the New Providence Fire Department spent the morning training in the techniques of auto-extrication and stabilization. With the support of local business DeFalco’s Automotive and Towing in Chatham, NJ, the department obtained multiple automobiles to be used. Auto-extrication incidents are rarely ever the same. The availability of these cars allowed[…]
7/22/2015 – NPFD conducted a drill focusing on ladder & roof operations at its weekly Wednesday night drill. A ground ladder station was setup to practice setting up, climbing, and dismounting the ladder with tools. Also the Truck #3 was used to practice different techniques using the truck ladder.
5/20/2015 – Wednesday night New Providence Fire Department conducted a “Live Burn” training drill at Somerset County Fire Academy. Each year NPFD conducts two of these drills to keep our members certifications up to date. This drill consisted of three evolutions simulating a two story house fire, and a basement fire scenario. During these drills[…]
5/18/2015 – Fire departments from New Providence, Berkley Heights, Stirling, and Roselle Park participated in a trench rescue training drill. The drill took place at Oakwood Park in New Providence in which all the companies trained on new techniques dealing with a “L” shaped trench. Led by instructor Drew Vignali, members of the trench rescue[…]
5/6/2015 – This Wednesday at our weekly meeting we had a surprise training drill at the two house slated for demo on South St. With the help of a smoke machine we were able to practice fire suppression & rescue tactics in a simulated fire scenario. Also during the drill, teams of firefighters practiced techniques[…]
Today NPFD conducted a simulated house fire drill in the two houses slated for demolition on South Street. Using a smoke machine we were able to create a heavy smoke condition inside the house which helped to simulate the conditions of a real house fire. Using this opportunity we trained in both search/rescue, and fire[…]
12/20/2014 – NPFD conducted a drill focusing on ventilation, escape, and rescue at a house slated for demolition on South Street.
12/6/2014 – NPFD & BHFD conducted a confined space rescue drill at the Linde Group in New Providence led by Instructor Drew Vignalli.
10/19/2014 – New Providence, Berkeley Heights, and Stirling Fire Companies conducted a joint Trench Rescue Operations drill at Oakwood Park in New Providence. The three companies run this drill twice a year in order to maintain their technical rescue certification. In addition to the yearly certification, this drill allowed the departments to train together and[…]
The New Providence Fire Department conducted there second live burn training event of 2014 this past Saturday. The live burns took place at Somerset County Fire Academy, and we using the container simulator for high heat and black out conditions. Three evolutions were done including a standard house fire, and two basement fire mock ups.[…]