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Infant escapes injury in Fair Lawn T-bone crash
Monday, June 23, 2014 
An infant strapped into a child seat escaped serious injury this afternoon after the car his mother was driving was broadsided by another in Fair Lawn this afternoon.

Police Capt. Robert Kneer, who was one of the first emergency responders at the scene, comforted the mother and child after their Volkswagen sedan was rammed by a 2-door Honda at the intersection of Heights and Loretto avenues around 2:45 p.m.

Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue responded along with police and an ambulance from Fuchs Medical Services (covering for Fair Lawn EMS).

The infant and the Honda driver were both taken to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening.

Both vehicles were removed by flatbed tow truck.

STORY / PHOTOS: Boyd A. Loving -

Multiple victims in Fair Lawn crash
Sunday, June 22, 2014 
Two ambulances were required to transport the victims of a Fair Lawn crash to Hackensack University Medical Center this afternoon.

Rescue workers freed the most seriously injured of the victims from a Volvo sedan, which collided with a Honda at the intersection of Plaza Road and Fair Lawn Avenue just before 1 p.m.

Responding were Fair Lawn police, EMS and Heavy Rescue Squad members.

Both vehicles were removed by tow trucks.

STORY / PHOTOS: Boyd A. Loving -

Driver Cut From Car in Route 208 Crash
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 
Members of the Fair Lawn Rescue Squad used the “Jaws of Life” to free an elderly male driver who was hospitalized following a crash just off Route 208 this afternoon.

A second person from the crash was taken to the hospital with chest pains, police said.

The off ramp of the northbound highway to eastbound Morlot Avenue was closed for roughly 20 minutes after the gold, 4-door Honda Accord crashed around 1:10 p.m.

Responding were Fair Lawn police, firefighters and EMS workers, along with a Basic Life Support unit from The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.

Story/Photos:Boyd A. Loving via

MVA with entrapment
Friday, April 18, 2014
Members of Fair Lawn Rescue and Fire Company 1 were requested in front of 17-61 River Road the Hallmark Store for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Units arrived on scene to find a vehicle wedged against the store front with the drivers side inaccessible and the passenger side door unable to open. Rescue utilized the jaws of life to remove the passenger side door to allow EMS to safely remove the occupant.

Fair Lawn Rescue Supporting Our Troops
Thursday, April 10, 2014 
Recently the members of the Fair Lawn Rescue Squad decided to do something to support the troops. we have been in contact with the adopt a soldier platoon looking for ways we can help. It turns out our troops are in the dark at night and need led flashlights.

Afghanistan has rough terrain and gravel that our troops have to walk across on base in the middle of the night. The lights will be used to light up the ground while our brave soldiers walk to the bathroom or dining facility for example. We are asking our friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to help us help the troops. We are accepting donations to help purchase the flashlights so they can be sent to our troops. Every little bit helps and you will be doing your part to support our troops. We thank you in advance and hope to shine light on our troops.

Please spread the word!

Click the link below to help contribute!

Go Fund Me - Fair Lawn Rescue Supports Our Troops

Paterson Mutual Aid
Monday, March 31, 2014 
On Monday March 31st at 5:40pm Fair Lawn Rescue along with Fair Lawn Fire Engine 1 were requested and responded to the City of Paterson to standby for a large fire. Shortly after arriving at the firehouses, both Rescue 1 and Engine 1 were directed to respond to the fire scene on East 23rd Street near 10th Avenue. Two homes were heavly involved in fire and both crews from Rescue 1 and Engine 1 assisted with fire operations and suppresion.

Fallen Firefighter
Friday, February 28, 2014
In the early morning hours of February 28, 2014 the Wallington Fire Department was battling a commercial structure fire. Captain Greg Barnas was operating on the roof of the commercial structure. At some point Captain Barnas fell off the roof and later succumbed to his injuries at Hackensack University Medical Center. The entire Fair Lawn Rescue membership is deeply saddened by this tragic event and send our condolences to the entire Wallington Fire Department and the family & friends of Greg.

Mutual Aid Drill
Monday, January 20, 2014
Members of Fair Lawn Rescue and Paramus Rescue took part in a mutual aid drill on January 20, 2014. This drill was made possible by the Paramus Rescue Squad having a home in their borough which was being knocked down and allowed members to practice searches, gaining entry through walls and pulling down ceilings. Thank you to Paramus for allowing us to drill with them.

Vehicle Rollover
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Vehicle looses control and rolls over, story & photos credit

Vehicle rollover
Monday, January 6, 2014
Vehicle flips due to icy road conditions, story & photos credit

2014 Officers
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Congratulations and good luck to the 2014 squad and association officers of the Fair Lawn Rescue Squad.

Chief Peter Yuskaitis, Captain Steven Milnes, 1st LT Thomas Spear, 2nd LT Philip Kearney and Engineer Jonathan Blair

President Michael Van Ness, Vice President Steven Milnes, Treasurer Joseph Mazur, Secretary Philip Kearney, Sgt at Arms Thomas Parker

Oil tank fire
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Oil tank goes up in flames at Glen Toyota, story and photos credit

MVA driver extricated
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 
2 car MVA causes one driver to be removed by the Jaws of Life, story & photos credit

Car into home
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Car off roadway into home, photos & story credit cliffviewpilot

Rescue Event
Fair Lawn Rescue is pleased to announce it's Fundraising Event that is being planned for Saturday November 23, 2013. Beginning at 5:00 PM at the Rescue Squad Building located at 16-01 Romaine Street, local businesses showcasing their products and offerings, a sports memorabilia raffle, community food drive to benefit the Fair Lawn Food Pantry, a poinsettia plant sale, FREE refreshments, and much more is being planned for the entire community. Currently our first annual Super Cash Raffle is underway, members are selling tickets for $5.00 each and can be purchased up to that evening. The drawing will conclude the nights festivities at 8:30 PM after the Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest. For more information you can call 201-794-5388.

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