Maplewood Fire Department

Remembering 9-11

Monday, September 11, 2017   Members of Platoon 2 take a moment to have a photograph taken at the 9-11 Memorial on Springfield Ave. to remember the lives that were lost 16 years ago in the terrorist attacks. The memorial was hand built by members of the Maplewood Fire Department last year.



Captain Rick Salkowski gets promoted to Deputy Chief

Tuesday, June 20, 2017   Captain Rick Salkowski was sworn in to the rank of Deputy Chief at a ceremony held at the municipal court building.



Dedication of New Ambulances

Saturday, May 20, 2017  The Maplewood Fire Department recently placed two new ambulances in service, which were blessed and dedicated at a ceremony held in front Maplewood Fire Headquarters on Dunnell Rd. The blessing was given by the fire department Chaplain Father Jim Worth from St. Joseph’s Church in Maplewood. The dedication was attended by Mayor Victor DeLuca, Deputy Mayor Nancy Adams, Committeeman Greg Lembrich and daughter Caroline Lembrich, Chief Michael Dingelstedt along with several members of the fire department.

            The ambulances are designated as Rescue 36 and Rescue 37 and respond out of Maplewood Fire Headquarters by the department’s EMTs. Rescue 36 is a remounted 2005 Road Rescue Ambulance onto a 2016 Ford F450 4-wheel drive chassis. The refurbishment consisted of the removal of the patient compartment from a 2005 Ford F350 2-wheel drive chassis. The refurbishment, including the change from a 2-wheel drive to a 4-wheel drive vehicle benefits the fire department and residents of Maplewood in the winter months during inclement weather. The remounting had an estimated cost savings of $100,000 versus purchasing a brand new ambulance.

            Rescue 37 is a brand new 2017 Braun Ambulance on a Ford F450 4-wheel drive chassis.  This ambulance replaces the 2012 Chevy Ambulance that was destroyed from fire inside Maplewood Fire Headquarters on September 27, 2015.

            Both ambulances will be utilized on an alternating basis and will respond to an estimated 1500 – 2000 EMS calls a year.



Firefighter Christopher Ariemma gets promoted to Captain

Tuesday, January 17, 2017   Firefighter Christopher Ariemma was sworn in to the rank of Captain at a ceremony held at town hall.



Thanksgiving Baskets donated for Maplewood families

Monday, November 21, 2016       Seventeen Maplewood families are being provided with a full Thanksgiving dinner and will have the opportunity to enjoy the holiday season thanks to the generous donation of food from FMBA Local 25, the Maplewood Firefighter’s Union, PBA Local 44, the Maplewood Police Union, and the Stop & Shop of South Orange.

     The FMBA and PBA both provided the funds to purchase items such as canned cranberry sauce, stuffing, rice, pie, cake & corn muffin mix, pasta, and bottles of apple cider. The Stop & Shop, with the help of store manager Joe Heiser, donated all of the turkeys and Stop & Shop gift cards.

     The items were gathered by Stop & Shop employees, and picked up and delivered to town hall by members of FMBA Local 25 and PBA Local 44. Once the food was delivered, the Thanksgiving baskets were assembled and distributed to the families to enjoy on Thanksgiving.



Platoon 4 conducts Res-Q-Jack training

Friday, October 28, 2016   Platoon 4 conducted Res-Q-Jack training utilizing two vehicles that were rolled over at the DPW yard.



9-11 ceremony held at newly renovated memorial

Sunday, September 11, 2016   Members of the Maplewood Fire Department, along with township residents and officials held a 9-11 ceremony at the newly renovated memorial to remember those who were lost 15 years ago in the terrorist attacks on September 11th.



Maplewood 9-11 Memorial renovations complete

Saturday, September 10, 2016   The Maplewood 9-11 Memorial is complete and just in time for a ceremony to be held on September 11th.



Renovations started on Maplewood 9-11 Memorial

Wednesday, August 24, 2016   The construction phase of the 9-11 Memorial renovations has started.



Maplewood 9-11 Memorial slated for renovations

Wednesday, August 10, 2016   The Maplewood 9-11 Memorial that sits in front of the Hilton Library on Springfield Ave. is slated for a total makeover.



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