WLFD FAST responds to Westwood
February 26, 2020

At approx. 5:41am on Wednesday, February 26th, the Woodcliff Lake Fire Department FAST was requested into the Borough of Westwood for the fully involved house fire. Chief 710, Deputy 7 and Rescue 7 with (OIC 713) responded. Upon Rescue 7's arrival, the crew set up across the street and began a 360 of the fire building. As the crew completed their 360, 6 firefighters became trapped on the front porch when the porch roof collapsed to top of them. The WLFD FAST went to work along with members from Westwood, Hillsdale and Emerson to work to free the trapped firefighters. All firefighters were removed within a couple mins with only minor injuries. All trapped firefighters were transported to HUMC for further evaluation and released with in a few hours. WLFD was released from the scene at approx. 8am. Cause and origin being handled by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Arson Squad, Bergen County Sheriffs Department and Westwood Fire Marshall.
The WLFD continually trains on FAST operations to be at the ready when called upon.

Other units operating on scene Westwood FD, Emerson FD, Hillsdale FD, Washington Township FD, River Vale FD, Old Tappan FD, Paramus FD, Hillsdale VAS, Washington Township Ambulance Corp, HUMC BLS & ALS

Units: Chief 710, Deputy 7 & Rescue 7