Maplewood Fire Department

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.



Captain John Kozak III & Firefighter Mike Hannigan get promoted

Tuesday, July 19, 2016   Captain John Kozak III was sworn in to the rank of Deputy Chief, while Firefighter Mike Hannigan was sworn in to the rank of Captain at a ceremony held at the municipal court building.



Firefighter Keith Addie gets promoted to Captain

Tuesday, March 15, 2016  Firefighter Keith Addie was sworn in to the rank of Captain at a ceremony held at town hall.



Captain Kevin Hayes gets promoted to Deputy Chief

Tuesday, January 5, 2016  Captain Kevin Hayes was sworn in to the rank of Deputy Chief at a ceremony held at town hall.



Annual fire department awards ceremony

Tuesday, December 1, 2015   The Maplewood Fire Department held their annual awards ceremony at town hall to recognize members of the fire department and a Maplewood resident for their extraordinary efforts performed over the last year.

A Civilian Award was presented to Maplewood resident Sophie in recognition of her selfless acts of kindness and concern towards children under EMS care. Sophia saved her own money to purchase stuffed animals to keep on Rescue 36 for children who suffered an injury or sickness that warranted a transport to the hospital.

An Administrative Award was presented to Firefighter Alan Bamdas and Deputy Chief Walter Nugent for their efforts in keeping all of the latest technology being used by the department up to date and operating properly.

An Administrative Award was presented to Firefighter Joseph Alvarez for his efforts in sharing his vast knowledge of the fire service with the members of the department by conducting various training exercises in the firehouse.

A Group Effort Award was presented to Deputy Chiefs Joseph Callaghan and Michael DeMartini, Captains Kevin Hayes and Rick Salkowski and Firefighters Dennis Wuest and Joseph Alvarez for their efforts performed on May 30, 2014 at a building collapse on Maplewood Ave. in which a construction worker was pulled from the debris and survived.



Firefighter Rick Salkowski gets promoted to Captain

Tuesday, October 20, 2015  Firefighter Rick Salkowski was sworn in to the rank of Captain at a ceremony held at town hall.



Engine 32 responds to 3-alarm fire in Irvington

Saturday, August 22, 2015  Not long after the start of the shift, Engine 32 was dispatched along with Irvington apparatus for a confirmed working fire in a condominium building on Union Ave.  Upon arrival, heavy fire was showing from the second floor and through the roof.  Several hand lines were advanced into the original fire unit and the "D" exposure unit.  An aggressive attack was made on the fire, holding it to just two units of the five unit building.



Platoon 3 handles vehicle fire

Thursday, August 6, 2015  Engine 32, Engine 34, Ladder 41 and Deputy 33 responded on a full assignment to Evelyn Ct. for a reported vehicle fire within close proximity to a home. Upon arrival, Engine 32 found a vehicle fire in the driveway with extension to to nearby shrubs.  The fire was knocked down quickly with one hand line before extension was made to the home.



Firefighter Mark Littlejohn retires

Maplewood Firefighter Mark Littlejohn with Platoon 3 on his last day of work

Maplewood Firefighter Mark Littlejohn
      with Platoon 3 on his last day of work

Tuesday, April 28, 2015   Platoon 3 celebrated with Firefighter Mark Littlejohn on his retirement after serving 25 years with the Maplewood Fire Department.  He worked is last tour of duty on April 28th.

Congratulations and good luck with your future endeavors.



Platoon 2 receives Group Effort Award at FMBA Valor Awards Banquet

Saturday, April 25, 2015  Platoon 2 received a Group Effort Award at the FMBA Valor Awards Banquet for their efforts at a Maplewood Ave. floor collapse on May 30, 2014.



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