2/26/2012 @ 08:00 hrs
Secaucus Engine Co. 1 was dispatched on a mutual aid coverage assignment to Jersey City. Engine Co. 1 provided emergency coverage for 2 hours while Jersey City's Bravest battled a multi-alrm fire.
12/6/2011 @ 24:00 hrs
All Secaucus Fire Units we're dispatched to a roll over tanker truck on Route 3 West before the Meadowlands Pkwy Exit, Units quickly contained the leaking
material. Jersey City Fire / Haz-Mat Unit responded to assist in securing the tanker, Units stood by onscene till the tanker was finished off-loading at 05:00.
12/3/2011 @ 18:00 hrs
Engine 1 & Squad 1 attended the 16th Annual Secaucus Tree Lighting held in the Plaza Center.
11/27/2011 @ 18:00 hrs
Engine 1, Engine 4, Engine 5, & Squad 1 attended The Xchanges 2nd Annual Tree Lighting.
11/26/2011 @ 18:00 hrs
Engine 1 along with Squad 1 attended Wallington's Annual Holiday Parade. Numerous hours were spent on decorating both apparatus. Squad 1 won 1st place in "Best Decorated Special Unit"
10/29/2011 @ 13:00 hrs
All Secaucus Fire Companies were put on standby due to a snow storm that impacted most of the northeast. Engine Co. 1 responded to numerous calls through-out the town of Secaucus. Most emergency calls were for trees and wire down. All units were released from standby at 19:30hrs
10/25/2011 @ 15:30 hrs
Secaucus Squad Co. 1 was dispatched along with Engine Co. 4 to a MVA , located on Seaview Dr. A Semi-Truck had loused control and crashed into a Jersey barrier. A large amount of Diesel fuel had leaked onto the roadway due to the accident. Squad Co. 1 diking the sewer, North Hudson Health did respond to the scene, and started out a cleaning crew to remove the remaining fuel.
10/23/2011 @ 13:00 hrs
This year Engine 1, Squad 1, & Tower Ladder 2 attended Secaucus's annual Rag-A-Muffin parade. The parade was held and started at Claredon School & finished at Buchmuller Park, where numerous fun activities and a costume contest was held. Engine 1 & Squad 1 both participated in the parade and some of the members also handed out candy to the children.
10/09/2011 @09:00 hrs
The Secaucus Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Fire Service Day in the Plaza. The purpose for Fire Service Day is to educate the community in fire safety & to give a better idea of our firefighters duties.
3rd Alarm - 201 Sandcastle Key - 04/03/2011 @ 15:30hrs
All Secaucus fire companies were dispatched to a working fire on Sandcastle Key, in the Harmon Cove town house complex. Communications notified responding units that the police were on the scene confirming a fire, and that there was a person hanging out of a window. Fire units radioed heavy smoke in the area as they pulled out of their quarters. A large column of smoke rose above the Meadowlands overlooking the Hackensack River where the complex is located. Fire companies battled the intense flames for nearly 2 hours before declaring the fire under control. The fire is still under investigation, the victim was pronounced dead on the scene by medical officals.
Flashover Drill - Somerset County Fire Academy 04/02/11
Members From Engine Co. 1 & Ladder Co. 1 Attended A Flashover Course At The Somerset County Fire Academy
Santa Detail - Town Wide - 12/11/2010
Every Christmas Engine 1 is visited by a special member of the company. That's right Santa Claus is a honorary member of Engine 1 &w loves to ride on the Fngine! He stops in on Friday for a while & we drive him through the streets with our warning lights, siren, & Christmas music blaring. Santa also gives out a little treat to the young citizens who brave the cold & come out to see him.
Photo Shoot - Jersey City - 09/11/2010
The members of Engine Co. 1 took part in a special 9/11 Tribute photo shoot which was held by the New Jersey Metro Fire Photographers Association in Downtown Jersey City.
Fire Service Day - Plaza Center - 6/5/2010
The Secaucus Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Fire Service Day in the Plaza. Where each company put there apparatus and equipment on display for the public to see.
3rd Alarm Fire - 716 3rd St - 10/10/2009 @ 11:30 hrs
Units were dispatched to a report of a heavy smoke conditon coming from 716 3rd Street, Battalion Chief Parisi was the
1st arriving unit on the scene and gave a "Working Fire" for Heavy Smoke Showing from a 2 1/2 Story Wood-Frame. Engine 1 was the 1st Due Engine, stretched 1 3/4 through front door of home. Engine 1
located the fire in the basement, but were unable to make good advancement due at a narrow staircase. Engine 2 & 3 stretched 1 3/4 to rear basement entrance. Tower 2 & Ladder 1 immediately
began primary search. Multiple attempts to make basement were attempted & were hampered by a maze of partions in the basement & a heavy smoke condition.
2nd Alarm was struck shortly after initial evacuation of building. Mutual aid incoming fire aparatus was redirected to the scene. Additional attempts were made to make entry into the first and 2nd floors. All attempts were unsucessful due to the heavy fire conditions in the basement & 1st floor. Two 2 1/2 line and multiple 1 3/4 lines were put into operation from the outside. As the fire darkened down Secaucus Tower Ladder 2 vented the roof, an interior attack resumed. 3rd alarm was transmitted for standby into Secaucus. Conditions approved after the exterior attack.
Major overhall was then conducted on the interior of the basement & 1st floor. During extensive overhaul
with still a heavy smoke condition,firefighters from Secaucus Engine 1 & Carlstadt Engine 702 were working on the first floor D side of building operating a 1 3/4 inch line when a partial
collapse of the first floor occurred. Firefighter Robert Recanati of Carlstadt Engine 703 fell through the hole up to his waist. Lt. Frank Prezioso of Secaucus Engine 1 and Capt. John Lyons of
Carlstadt Engine 702 immediately grabbed Firefighter Recanti and held on to him so that he would not fall totally through. Together the two firefighters, under extreme dangerous conditions of total
collapse, were able to pull him back through the hole and evacute him out of the building with only minor injuries. Due to the quick action of both Lt. Prezioso & Capt. Lyons they were able to
save FF Recanati from more serious injuries.