On Tuesday-10-October the Emergency Services Companies of Bogota held their annual Emergency Services night in Olsen Park. This was to allow the public to get a closer look at the equipment use by the Firefighter, Police Officers, Rescue Workers, and Ambulance Crews that aids them in successfully to perform their duties. This was also a chance to talk to the Women and Men, mostly Volunteers, on what is it like when they need to answer a call.
Members of Bogota Rescue #46 and Bogota Fire dept Hose Co. #2 demonstrated how they remove parts of a vehicle in order to rescue anyone trapped inside. Other Firefighters showed how they open a roof of a home in order to gain more access to a fire situation. Members of Engine Co #1 and Hook and Ladder #1 had an active fire set-up so that Students could feel what it was like spray water from the hose. Bogota Police had a table set-up with some of their safety equipment. This included different types of Firearm, along with helmets and shields use for protection. Some of the Students there were allowed to try the helmet on for size. There was also a demonstration by the Bergen County K-9 unit which showed how the four footed officers are used to find a missing person, or illegal substances.
The Bogota Volunteer Fire Department serves the citizens of Bogota. The Bogota Fire Department is an all volunteer organization serving the Borough since 1901. They also provide assistance in rescue , and other emergency situation. The Bogota Fire Department is now currently recruiting new members to become volunteers. This is open to anyone Female or Male who are at least 18 years of age , and are residents of Bogota as well as Ridgefield Park, Teaneck ,and Hackensack. Training, and equipment will be provided. There is also a Junior Firefighter program open to young Women, and Men who at at least 16 years of age. A Junior Firefighter will also receive training , and be a part of the support system to the Firefighters themselves. For more information about volunteering please to to bogotafire.org/ or call; 201-342-1736 ext. 2007. There is also a meeting the 1st Wed. of each month at the W. Broad St. Firehouse from 7:00-8:00p
the following photos courtesy of EJ Rode
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