Congratulations to our 2015 Officers
January 24, 2015-
Last night the fire company held our annual installation dinner. We would like to thank all of our guests for attending! The picture is of our company officers getting sworn in.
ELFC Response to Motor Vehicle Into Building Incident
January 8, 2015-
At approximately 1430 hours the three fire companies were clearing a fire alarm when they witnessed a vehicle veer off the road and into a building. Erskine engine 241 officer also incident command asked for the rescue to be on the assignment along with the ambulance. The back door was removed successfully and the patient was turned over to bls for transport. Units on scene included erskine engine 241 , Erskine rescue 242, Stowntown tanker 262, skyline engine 252, and the police dept and ambulance corp. Great work by all emergency personnel!
SANTA IS HERE!!!
December 21, 2014 -
Santa is here ! We will be starting in the Cupsaw area and working our way to Erskine and up Skyline Drive. Listen for the sirens !!
Erskine Lakes Assists Paterson
December 18, 2014 -
Erskine Lakes Engine 241 and Chief 240 were tranfered to the City of Paterson and are currenntly acting as Paterson Engine 7X. 2 members from Stonetown FD rounded out the 6 man engine company with the Chief.
Santa is Coming to Town
December 17, 2014 -
Santa is coming to town!! We are watching a possible winter storm sunday so we may need to bring Santa in a day early! We will be sure to keep you posted
Christmas Tree Sale is Over
December 17, 2014 -
The Christmas trees have sold out!!! We would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who came to support us it was another successful year..we hope everyone enjoys their holiday season!!!
Christmas Trees are here…
November 29, 2014 -
The Christmas trees are in and ready for your house this holiday season!! Come and get em
2014 Firefighter of the Year Announced
November 25, 2014 -
The 2014 Erskine Lakes Firefighter of the Year is Joe Dwyer. Joe is quite deserving of this award. He makes a high percentage of the emergency calls that the ELFD responds to, he attends nearly drill and is present for most all of the extra training classes that we host or send members to. Joe has participated in an "Officer's Development Program" which gives him some added responsibilities and prepares him for a possible future role as an officer. This past year, Joe has successfully completed the driver's training program and has been approved to drive the apparatus as well. Joe also serves on the Board of Trustees and is our Hall Committee Chairman
2015 Officers Announced
November 24, 2014 -
Last week the Erskine Lakes Vol. Fire Co. held their elections for the 2015 Officers:
Operational Officer's :
Chief: Tim Bautz
Ass't Chief : Matt Ranone
Captain : Matt Finch
Captain : Joe Maclachlan
Lieutenant : Matt Bernstein
Lieutenant : Chris Delsasso
Lieutenant : Pat Ranft
Administrative Officer's :
President : Pete Wattley
Vice Pres. : John Jonker Jr.
Treasurer : Steve Hoyt
Secretary : Jerry Wallace
Commissioner : Mike Brennan
November 11, 2014 -
The members of the Erskine Lakes Fire Co would like to thank all Veterans past and present for everything they have done and continue to do for us and our country.
November 1, 2014 -
Hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween! While the trick or treaters were out the fire company was kept busy with 3 calls within 4 hours of each other.
Rescue Call on Skyline Drive
July 22, 2014 -
Just after 9am the Ringwood fire companies were requested at skyline dr in front of the cvs for a MVC with people trapped..the first arriving chief (250) signed out with two cars head on with one person trapped in each. Erskine lakes rescue was assigned to the mini van, they removed the drivers door and used a hydraulic ram to roll the dash forward to free the patients legs.. Skyline lake rescue worked on the second car and removed the drivers door to free the patient both patients were turned over to BLS for transport ..units cleared shortly after.
MVA with Entrapment
June 1, 2014 -
At approximately 00:45 hrs. today, Sunday June 1, the Erskine Lakes Fire Company, Skyline Lake Fire Dept. and Ringwood First Aid Squad were dispatched to Sloatsburg Rd in the area of Ringwood Manor for an auto accident with entrapment.
Erskine Lakes Chief 240 arrived on scene and corrected the location to be at the intersection of Sloatsburg Rd. and Farm Rd. and reported a 1 vehicle MVA, off the roadway with 1 person trapped and established the Command.
Ass't Chief 245 arrived as well and was tasked with supervising and overseeing the stabilization and extrication efforts.
Erskine Lakes Rescue 242 arrived on scene and stabilized the vehicle, which was partially up on a rocky ledge, with the Res-
While the Rescue crew was busy working on the vehicle, Erskine Lakes Engine 241 arrived on scene and stretched an 1 3/4" hand line in the event it was needed for suppression.
Skyline Lakes Rescue 253 was staged a short distance down the road in case additional assistance was needed.
A job well done by the members of the ELFD.
Spring Events at ELFC
March 17, 2014 -
A busy spring is upon us here at the firehouse and we want to remind the public of some upcoming events!
• Saturday MARCH 22nd-
• April 6th-
• April 21-
• May 11th-
• Memorial Day weekend-
Company Drill Night
March 12, 2014 -
Tonight the men drilled on engine company work, charging lines, advancing up and down stairs and tracing kinks
Our Deepest Condolences for a Fallen Brother Firefighter
February 28, 2014 -
Our deepest condolences go out to the Wallington FD and Jersey City FD Capt Barnas. May you rest in peace our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends.
Congratulations Matt Ranone
February 22, 2014 -
We would like to Congratulate our assistant chief Matt Ranone and his bride on their marriage, please welcome Mr. And Mrs. Matthew Ranone
Erskine Lakes Fire Company Rescue Responds to Motor Vehicle Accident
December 23, 2013 -
At approximately 03:00 hrs on Thursday, December 19 the Stonetown Fire Dept. was dispatched to Rt 511 just south of Stonetown Rd for a single car MVA. The Stonetown Chief (260) arrived to find a 1 car motor vehicle accident off the roadway on a steep incline and 1 person trapped. 260 requested that the Erskine Lakes Fire Dept. be dispatched for the Rescue.
Erskine Lakes Chief 240 and Rescue 242 responded with 7 men. Stonetown Tanker 262 arrived on scene and, with some quick and smart thinking, utilized the chain and come-
Great teamwork, coordination and communication by both Fire Departments made a difficult situation run smooth and efficiently.
Erskine Lakes Fire Company Responds to Power Lines Down and a Brush Fire
December 9, 2013 -
On Saturday morning, at approximately 1000 hrs. fire units in Ringwood were dispatched to Erskine Rd. between Maple Rd. and Voorhis Pl. for power lines down and a brush fire.
Shortly after the arrival of Erskine Lakes E-
While fire units from Ringwood were on scene operating, companies from Wanaque, West Milford Co.#3 and West Milford Co. #4 provided coverage and responded on an automatic fire alarm.
Erskine Lakes Fire Company Responds to Stonetown
November 29, 2013 -
Erskine lakes E-
Erskine Lakes Fire Company Host Fire Prevention Week Open House
October 10, 2013 -
Tonight the Erskine Lakes Vol. Fire Co. Held our fire prevention open house night at the firehouse. It was a great night, activities for the kids, food for everyone and the members of E.L.F.C. demonstrated a mock car crash to show kids how we would operate at a motor vehicle accident. Thanks to everyone who came out, and to all members who helped out to make this night happen, the kids had a great time.
Erskine Lakes Fire Company Responds to Upper Lakeview Ave Smoke Condition
September 6, 2013 -
This morning around 0530 hours all three Ringwood fire companies responded to Upper Lakeview Ave (Erskine was first due) for smoke filling a house. The first arriving engine took command until the first chief (250) signed on scene. Crews worked quickly and found a cable box was the cause of the smoke condition. All units cleared at 0615 hours
Erskine Lakes Fire Company Responds to Erskine Road Dishwasher Fire
August 28, 2013 -
At approximately 2100 hours the Ringwood Fire Companies were dispatched to Erskine road( Erskine's first due) for a dish washer on fire. Crews were able to isolate the dishwasher and remove it from the residence. There was no extension and all units cleared at 2130 hours. Chief 240 had the command.
Erskine Lakes Fire Company Length of Service Awards
August 25, 2013 -
ELFC Firefighter Jerry Wallace was recent recognized for his 30 years of service to the Company. ELFC Commissioner Mike Brennan, Lieutenant John Livesey and Firefighter Steve Hoyt were also recognized for their 20 years of service to the Company.