Friday, November 15, 2019

House Fire

 On Wednesday-13-November there was a single family residence on River Rd in Bogota. It was located on the east side of River Rd between W. Main St and South St. The Bogota Volunteer Fire Department reports the initial call came in at  8:15p. The first companies arrived on site only a few minutes later. There was already a heavy fire visible in the rear showing out multiple windows in the rear first floor area. After 15 minutes there was a partial collapse in the rear of the structure. By 9:05p the fire was knocked down, and the Firefighters continued in the process of getting the remaining hot spots. At 9:30p, it is reported that the scene became under control and by 10:00p the fire was out. One minor hand injury to a firefighter, who was treated on the scene, was reported. There was a number of other companies assisting in mutual aid  at the scene. These were from Hackensack, Teaneck and Ridgefield Park. Companies from Little Ferry, Bergenfield and Englewood reporting to Bogota Firehouses to cover the Borough if another situation developed.
  A full report on the cause will be release when finished. 
  Members of the Bogota Auxiliary Police Department maintain a safe traffic flow around, and away from the affected area. 
   The Bogota Fire Department, and all the other Emergency Service Companies in Bogota are 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 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:  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
To Volunteer for any of these Departments please visit them at the following site;
Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept:
Bogota Rescue Squad:
Bogota Auxiliary Police Dept:!auxiliary-police/c46n
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 above photos courtesy of Ed Rode

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