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Allamuchy firemen push new truck into station

April 15, 2015 - After nearly two years, the Allamuchy Volunteer Fire Department finally celebrated the arrival of a new truck last night.

Although not certain of where the tradition comes from, the firemen were eager to push the massive truck into the station instead of driving it in, joking to only release the video if they were successful.

But with ease, the…

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Added by Station 91 - ATFD on April 16, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Firefighters Extinguish Dryer Fire on Osprey Rd

April 2, 2015 – Allamuchy Firefighters were alerted around 8pm for a dryer fire with flames showing. Upon arrival of the chief, heavy smoke was found pushing from the residence. First due firefighters made entry into the smoke filled structure to find the dryer and extinguish the blaze. Firefighters disconnected the gas fed dryer and vented the structure. All units were clear…

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Added by Station 91 - ATFD on April 6, 2015 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Brush fire scorches 20 acres in Green

March 30, 2015 - Firefighters extinguished a brush fire near Wintermute Road and Hibler Road Monday afternoon.

The fire, which started around 3 p.m., scorched about 20 acres of the Dark Moon Preserve near the Dark Moon Archaeological Site and was extinguished around 4:15 p.m., said Eric Weber, of the Forest Fire Service, who was at the scene. The field was a native…

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Added by Station 91 - ATFD on March 31, 2015 at 8:32am — No Comments

Fire Damages Hackettstown Appartment

February 10, 2015 — Allamuchy Firefighters responded mutual aid into Hackettstown Tuesday night for a reported fire in an apartment.



The call came in around 9:40 p.m for an smoke coming from the ground floor of an apartment. Hackettstowns first due units reported a "working" fire and the initial alarm was upgraded.



The apartment is on the first floor of a… Continue

Added by Station 91 - ATFD on February 11, 2015 at 12:28pm — No Comments

2015 Officers take Line

The 2015 Allamuchy Fire Officers took their oath on January 20th in front of the Allamuchy’s Town Council.

Your officers, pictured in order from left to right, are  2nd Lieutenant Phil Garcia, 1st Lieutenant James Bessemer, Captain Dave Berkenbush, Mayor Betty Schultheis, Chief Kevin Flanagan, and Assistant Chief Rick…

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Added by Station 91 - ATFD on January 22, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Allamuchy Responds to Working Fire at Centenary College

January 7, 2015 - Firefighters were requested mutual aid into Hackettstown at around 5pm for a working structure fire at the Presidents House of Centenary College. Hackettstown firefighters responded initially to the house for a reported smoke condition and alarms sounding. Upon arrival of first due units, an immediate request of their first box was struck, bringing…

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Added by Station 91 - ATFD on January 8, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Allamuchy Responds to Mt Lakes House Fire

January 3, 2015 – Allamuchy Firefighters were alerted around 930pm for mutual aid into Mountain Lakes for a fire that destroyed a Danville Mountain Road home in Liberty Township.

Initial dispatch requested firefighters for a reported chimney fire, but upon arrival of first due units, an update was immediately broadcast for a fully involved house fire. 

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Added by Station 91 - ATFD on January 5, 2015 at 8:57am — No Comments

Firefighters off to a Hot start for 2015

January 3, 2015 - At around 1:20am, Allamuchy Firefighters were alerted for a mutual aid into Blairstown for a working structure fire. Allamuchy's RIC team responded to 39 Hope Rd to help Blairstown and several other fire departments battle a fully involved house fire.

The people who were inside the home at the time safely got out by the time firefighters…

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Added by Station 91 - ATFD on January 5, 2015 at 8:48am — No Comments

Firefighters Rescue Goose Stuck in Ice

December 31, 2014 – At around 10am, firefighters were alerted to a duck stuck in the ice at the pond in Old Farm.  Firefighters arrived finding a goose stuck in the ice and were able to free it by using ropes dragged across the surface.  No person or goose were injured in the…

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Added by Station 91 - ATFD on December 31, 2014 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Firefighters Bring Santa to the Township

The week of December 14th was a busy week for Santa and the firefighters of Allamuchy.  On December 14th, Santa made his annual visit at the Fire Departments Santa Breakfast.  Then Santa made his way around the town to several resident homes to deliver early Christmas Gifts to the good boys and girls. And to end his trip to Allamuchy, Santa jumped on board one of the fire…

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Added by Station 91 - ATFD on December 23, 2014 at 9:13am — No Comments

Firefighters Conduct Live Burn Training

November 22, 2014 - On a cold Saturday morning, Allamuchy Firefighters headed up to the Sussex County Burn Building to practice some live fire scenarios. Firefighters donned their PPE and made entry into the building searching for victims and fire. Multiple scenarios were established giving the firefighters a lot of run time. …





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Added by Station 91 - ATFD on December 10, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Juniors Practicing SCBA

November 15, 2014 - The juniors of ATFD got together Sunday morning to practice some SCBA training drills.  Although they will not be using these on an active fire ground for another year or two, we find it to be vital for them to understand how the system works.  Juniors practiced doing a search and rescue drills while following a hose line through our mask confidence…

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Added by Station 91 - ATFD on December 10, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Allamuchy Fire Responds to Entrapment on 517 and RT80

On September 28th at around 430pm, firefighters were alerted to an MVA with entrapment.  Upon arrival of fire chief (91-60), it was confirmed that 1 occupant was entrapped due to a 2 car ‘t-bone’ MVA.  Firefighters arrived minutes later and used the JAWS to remove 2 doors along with part of the roof, while EMS and paramedics stabilize the patient.  Moments later,…

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Added by Station 91 - ATFD on September 29, 2014 at 8:41am — No Comments

Juniors continuing to train hard into the fall months

On September 28th, Allamuchy Firefighters conducted a junior training session to help juniors understand hydrants and hose lines. One of the most valued asset on an active fire ground is having a positive water source, and considering most of Allamuchy has hydrants, it is vital for our youngest recruits to understand how to use them.

Juniors reviewed the different…

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Added by Station 91 - ATFD on September 29, 2014 at 8:26am — No Comments

Tree Dedication Ceremony Held at Firehouse

On Sunday September 7th, families and friends gathered for a tree dedication to celebrate the lives of ATFD members that have passed away. Trees were planted in memory of Richard Moore, James Powderley and Warwick Jefferies.

More than 40 people gathered to assist in the planting and pay tribute to the fallen. The families were assisted by members of the Allamuchy-Green First Aid Squad…

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Added by Station 91 - ATFD on September 8, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Junior Program Off to Great Success

Allamuchy Firefighters and new junior recruits got together Wednesday night to perform some basic drills. Juniors practiced hitting a hydrant, pulling hose, putting up ladders, the use of different tools on the truck, and how to properly manage a charged hose line. The junior firefighters program went into effect in June of this year, and so far brought on 2 new juniors…

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Added by Station 91 - ATFD on September 8, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Car Carrier Drives Off RT80

July 6, 2014 – Allamuchy Firefighters responded to RT80 Sunday night for a car carrier that had gone off the roadway and crashed into the woods.

At around 11pm, firefighters were alerted for a tractor trailer accident on RT80 east, mile post 21.4. Upon arrival of ATFD Chief, it was found to be a car carrier involved and found deep into the woods with no entrapment.…

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Added by Station 91 - ATFD on July 7, 2014 at 8:11am — No Comments

Allamachy Fire Tackles Another Vehicle Fire

June 6, 2014 – At around 6am, the Allamuchy Fire Department was dispatched to an MVA on RT80 east (mm 16.8) with a possible fire. Upon arrival of ATFD Chief Kevin Flanagan, it was confirmed that the vehicle was fully involved with no injury or entrapment. First due firefighters stretched an inch and three quarter hose line and began to tackle the blaze. NJSP and Allamuchy…

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Added by Station 91 - ATFD on June 5, 2014 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Firefighters Respond to RT80 for Car Carrier Fire

May 28, 2014 – At around 6pm Allamuchy firefighters were alerted for a car carrier fire at exit 19, RT80 east.  Upon arrival, firefighters found the truck and 5 cars fully involved and immediately requested the assistance from Hope and Hackettstown Fire Departments.  Firefighters were able to knock down the bulk of the fire in about 15 minutes and continued to extinguish the hotspots…

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Added by Station 91 - ATFD on May 29, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Mutual Aid to Blairstown Structure Fire

May 26, 2014 – At around 3am, Allamuchy Firefighters were requested by the Blairstown Fire Department for a working structure fire.  Allamuchy Fire responded to the call with their RIT/FAST team to assist Blairstown in their efforts.  Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the kitchen and the attic space above the kitchen.  Allamuchy Fire took part in RIT/FAST training…

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Added by Station 91 - ATFD on May 29, 2014 at 7:46am — No Comments

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