The fire began at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday

April 5th and was quickly knocked down by all responding units.

There were no human  injuries and the fire did not appear to be suspicious. The incident is currently under investigation.

Responding units were Company1, Company2, West Milford Co2, and Standby from Sparta.

 

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Fire at Sars Auto Salvage Yard

At about  7 p.m. on Saturday, JTFD1 was dispatched for a brush fire at Ackerson field and found the fire was actually located within Sar’s Auto Wreckers located on Schoolhouse Road. Jefferson Twp. Fire Co. 1 and 2 and the Milton First Aid Squads initially responded for the second request after a working fire was confirmed, but the fire quickly spread to the vehicles and tires stored on the property.

Fire hydrants in the area could not keep up with the demand for water and tankers from surrounding towns were requested through the Morris County and Sussex County Fire Coordinators to set up water shuttles to fight the blaze.

Tankers and apparatus from 25 + different municipalities responded to assist in fighting the fire as well as the office of emergency management.

Firefighters, township officials, DPW, Police and many people from all over worked all night; and while the fire was under control by 8 a.m. on Sunday, a large pile of tires continued to burn. Fire operations were reduced at around 6 p.m. Sunday but the tires re-ignited at about 9 p.m. and tankers from surrounding towns had to be called back to the scene. Fire operations were finally completed at 5pm Monday.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Many thanks to so many people who stopped by the firehouse to give food, drinks and many misc items to assist all the firefighters as well as Ladies Auxiliary from Co1 and 2 as well as the mutual aid.  People, have helped in so many ways  - Thank you

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Jefferson Fire Company 1 Remembers Past Chief Bob Emmetts

Robert M. Emmetts

October 10, 1942 – December 15, 2013

 

Fire Company 1 paid their last respects to Past Chief Bob Emmetts today, December 21st.

 

Bob was a brother, husband, father, grandfather.  He held many firematic positions in the fire company from Engineer, Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Chief and Chief in 1980 and again in 1989.  He held administrative positions as well including Secretary and Financial Secretary.  He was a Relief Trustee, Rep to the Benevolent Association and life member of the NJ State Fireman’s Association.  He was a 38 year active member at JTFD #1.

 

Even though he worked nights early in his career with the fire company he always found time to get the job done at the fire house.  He could be found doing percentages on the large drafting table before we had computers and doing the year end letters on a type writer with carbon paper.  He was only a phone call away if help was needed.  He was a presence at parades, conventions and most of our events. He went with the flow and got things done.  He played a part in getting the fire company to look at safety when riding the back of the fire truck before it was no longer permitted.  Bob was known as “Dad Emmetts” always willing to listen to you or give you a hand.

 

He leaves behind big shoes to fill.  It will take many people to fill the shoes he leaves behind, he will be missed.

(Photos by : Michelle Schaller)

 

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***UPDATED Schedule Please Read***

 

Santa Claus
is Coming to Town!
It’s that magical time of year again! Jefferson Township Fire Company #1 proudly announces the beginning of
our annual Santa Tour! We will be coming around December 18th and 19th.  Santa will begin his journey at 5:15 pm. Please note that Santa will not visit anyone after 9:00pm.
All ages kids are welcome! Please bring your doggies too as Santa will have a special treat for them as well! You will
be alerted to Santa’s Approach by the sound of the fire truck’s sirens. Please wait for us at the nearest cross street.
For everyone’s safety, we ask that you do not climb onto Santa’s sleigh.

Santa’s Schedule

 

Wednesday December 18th, 2013 – Starting at 5:15 

Lake Stockholm, East Elro, West Elro, Patterson Drive, Whitewood Road, Brentwood, Toltec Trail, Boone Trail, Carib Trail, Hopi
Trail, Sunset Lane, Starlight Drive, Ross Court, Sheenan Drive, Legion Road, Brent Court, Lola Court, Huron, Princess Lane, Lincoln Road, , Laurel Drive, Old Woodland, Oriole Road, Wildwood, East Birch, Brookside Drive, Pecan Lane, Hardbargin Road, Overhill Terrace.
Thursday December 19h, 2013 – Starting at 5:15 

Chamberlain Road, Water’s Edge Development, Riverdale Ct, Chelsea Drive Kingston Court, Quincy Drive,  Windsor Drive, Johnson Place, Notch Road,
Maryann Road, Wroblewski Way/Michelle Road, Heather Hills.

 

Sunday October 6th 8am-noon. 162 Milton Rd (Firehouse)

Hosted by Ladies Auxiliary of JTFD1

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