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Joseph Gothelf

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Lieutenant at Oradell Fire Department

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  1. Brownie Troop Visits Oradell Fire Department

    Brownie Troop Visits Oradell Fire Department

    ORADELL, N.J. -- Brownie Troop 5586 visited the headquarters of the Oradell Volunteer Fire Department recently. The troop took a tour of the fire trucks, learned about basic first aid and practiced calling 911 with a 911 dispatcher, during the March visit. The New Milford Volunteer Ambulance Corp was also on hand to show how a patient is treated during a medical emergency. The Brownie ...

  2. Oradell Fire Department Receives New Equipment

    Oradell Fire Department Receives New Equipment

    ORADELL, N.J. — Oradell firefighters recently received two new pieces of equipment that officials say will improve its ability to navigate fires.The volunteer department's new $7,000 thermal imaging camera enables firefighters to search for people in smoke-filled environments by marking them with a heat signature, Lt. Jeffrey Kaplan told Daily Voice. A federal grant also allowed the ...

  3. Oradell Firefighters Kick Off Training With Jeopardy-Style Quiz

    Oradell Firefighters Kick Off Training With Jeopardy-Style Quiz

    ORADELL, N. J. -- For their first training session of the year on Monday, Oradell firefighters mixed it up a little bit by playing a Jeopardy-style quiz game to test firefighting knowledge.Using online training resources, firefighters put together questions on a game board similar to what's used on the popular TV show "Jeopardy." They broke into three teams, and like the show, ...

  4. New Oradell Fire Department Line Officers Sworn In

    New Oradell Fire Department Line Officers Sworn In

    ORADELL, N.J. -- The 2016 Line Officers were sworn in to the Oradell Fire Department on Sunday, Jan. 3.Mayor Dianne Didio swore in the officers during a ceremony. The new line officers are: Chief of Department – Dan Nywening Assistant Chief – Brian Bonte Captain – Joseph Gothelf First Lieutenant – Joseph Lomoriello Second Lieutenant – Jeffery Kaplan Third Lieutenant – Terrance Moran

  5. Oradell Fire Department Receives New Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

    Oradell Fire Department Receives New Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

    ORADELL, N.J. -- Oradell firefighters recently received 29 self-contained breathing apparatuses acquired through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters federal grant program. The grant, which was supplemented with capital funding, enabled the fire department to purchase 29 of the devices at a cost of approximately $5,000 apiece. The new equipment, which helps firefighters breathe and operate ...

  6. Oradell Fireman Spread Holiday Cheer

    Oradell Fireman Spread Holiday Cheer

    ORADELL, N.J. -- The Oradell Fire Department escorted none other than Santa Claus and his elves during their visit from the North Pole on Sunday. In addition to spreading holiday cheer and candy canes, the Oradell department also took their annual photo with firefighters from Paramus. Both traditions date back decades. 

  7. Santa Visits Oradell Fire Department

    Santa Visits Oradell Fire Department

    ORADELL, N.J. -- The annual visit of Santa Claus, sponsored by the Oradell Volunteer Fire Department, will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Santa will be riding on the fire truck and will travel over all the streets and roads in the borough. Parents should listen for the fire truck siren and escort younger children to the truck to receive a candy present from Santa. Santa's visit is a ...

  8. Oradell Fire Department Announces 2016 Leadership

    Oradell Fire Department Announces 2016 Leadership

    ORADELL, N.J. -- The Oradell Fire Department announced its leadership team for 2016: Chief of Department – Dan Nywening Assistant Chief – Brian Bonte Captain – Joseph Gothelf First Lieutenant – Joseph Lomoriello Second Lieutenant – Jeffery Kaplan Third Lieutenant – Terrance Moran President – Greg Trass Vice-President – Frank Gangemi Secretary – Kevin Burns Financial Secretary – Thomas ...

  9. Oradell Firefighters Learn To Communicate -- Through Legos

    Oradell Firefighters Learn To Communicate -- Through Legos

    ORADELL, N.J. — Imagine teams of Oradell firefighters at their headquarters, each in separate rooms, communicating by radio while building structures made of Legos.So much of what firefighters do relies on being able to communicate while separated, which makes the Lego exercise extremely useful, Fire Lt Joseph Gothelf said."We practice and train on firefighting skills often, but ...

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