For special events or large incidents we may have taken a large number of photos, so we have created individual photo albums for them. Click on the link below to see the albums.
During February 2009 the Fire department responded to a house fire 2 Brush fires and a vehicle extrication. Read the news coverage, and see photos by clicking on the links below.
Mayor's photos of the Brush Fire
Firefighter Dan Burik in Action(Order your own copy)
A tanker overturned on I-287 between Route 23 and Hamburg TPK. at 5:20am on 5/6/2008. The 2 occupants were taken to the hospital, along with 3 Riverdale PD officers, and 3 NJ DOT workers. The tanker contained a highly flammable and toxic chemical. It took 18 hrs to clean up the spill and open up the highway. Runoff from the highway spread through the storm sewers from Newbury Pl. behind Riverdale School to the end of Haley Ave. The Riverdale School was closed for 3 days.
Fox 5 New Coverage
On Sunday October 7th 2007, 25 years after he died in the line of duty, Poppa Joe Ezzo was honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial service in Emmitsberg Md. President Bush greeted each of the familes of the fallen firefighters, and he unvailed the plaque that displayed the names of the 87 firefighters who died in 2006, along with the 5 who died in previous years, and were being recognized for for the first time. See pictures and news coverage by clicking on the link below.
Photos and News Articles
On August 25th 2007,the 25th anniversary of the Line of Duty Death of Joe Ezzo the Riverdale Fire Department hosted a memorial service. The Borough dedicated a lamp post in his honor. Click on the link below for some pictures.
Memorial Service Pictures
August 25, 2007 wetdown at fire headquarters.
August 25, 2007 at Freedom Park
Concert and Fireworks pictures
The fire department was awarded $39,778 to replace 11 sets of turnout gear that is 10-15 years old. Also, we are now able to purchase an inflatable boat, wetsuits and life preservers to assist us with flood evacuations. In addition water rescue training will be funded.
Star Ledger Article
Here are photos from the archives of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Ladies Aux. Photos
Click on the link below to see pictures and articles about Pappa Joe Ezzo.
Pappa Joe Ezzo
On July 8 2007 Bloomingdale had a house fire on Ryerson Ave. Riverdale was originally dispatched to standby in their firehouse, but was redirected to the scene.
12 Ryerson Ave