1894 the Westwood Volunteer Fire Department has been serving
24/7, 365 days a year.
Westwood is 2.9 square miles with a population of 11,000
residents. Our intention is to serve the public in the most
professional manner possible. Assisting our law enforcement
agency and emergency medical service whenever requested. The
department operates out of one centrally located headquarters
with two engines, one truck and one rescue. Please stop in and
visit or inquire about becoming a volunteer. We also welcome
comments on our performance and service to the community we
proudly serve. Help us to help you.
- Chief Jaymee Hodges
The Westwood Fire Department's 2013
Chief and Officers were sworn in at the Borough's annual reorganization
Chief Jaymee Hodges will be serving his second consecutive year
as Chief of the Department. The department also honored Lt. Steve
Fatovic with the Firefighter of the Year Award for 2012. Lt. Fatovic
joined the department as a Cadet in 2001 and was recently appointed as
acting Lieutenant in September 2012.
2013 OFFICERS SWORN IN AT ANNUAL REORGANIZATION MEETING
According to Chief Hodges, "This past year, Steve offered to install
electrical receptacles around the apparatus room above all of our gear
racks. After many days of hard work, the firefighters now have the
ability to charge flashlights, radios and gas detectors at our gear
locations without having extension cords."
|2013 Westwood Fire Department
Chief Jaymee Hodges
Deputy Chief J.C. Mawdsley
Sr. Captain Jim Voorhis
Captain Bill Haffler
1st Lieutenant Kevin Woods
2nd Lieutenant Mike Griffin, Sr.
3rd Lieutenant Brian Kronewitter
4th Lieutenant Steve Fatovic
Firefighters from seven towns worked together to quickly
extinguished a fire in Westwood Tuesday afternoon.
STRUCTURE FIRE ON WOODLAND AVE.
The fire "of fairly good volume" started shortly before 3 p.m. in the
ceiling of a building on Woodland Avenue used as rental offices and
storage, according to Westwood Fire Chief Jaymee Hodges.
The Westwood Fire Department was joined by firefighters from Emerson,
Oradell, River Vale, Woodcliff Lake, Hillsdale and Park Ridge.
Firefighters from Old Tappan were also standing by at the Emerson Fire
Firefighters opened up the roof of the building to reach the fire. It
ended up taking them between 20 and 25 minutes to knock down the flames,
There were no injuries.
The exact cause of the fire had not yet been determined. PSE&G was at
the scene to cut off power to the building.
Story & photo courtesy of the Westwood-Hillsdale Patch.com (Jim
|RESCUE 17 RESPONDS TO ROLL-OVER
Westwood firefighters freed a woman who was trapped in her rolled-over
car late Friday morning. The woman was driving eastbound on Harrington
Avenue at about 11:50 a.m. when she swerved and glanced off a tree near
the corner of Berkeley
Avenue. The driver lost control of the silver Chevy, which rolled onto
its side as it slid across the intersection and jumped a curb across the
street, according to Police Chief Frank Regino.
The driver "doesn't appear to be seriously injured,"
Regino said. There were no passengers in the car.
Firefighters used hydraulic tools to cut open the
roof of the car and free the woman, who had been trapped inside.
The Westwood Ambulance Corps transported the woman
to an area hospital.
Story & photo courtesy of the Westwood-Hillsdale
Patch.com (Jim Leggate)
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