Westwood Fire Department

“We Honor Those Who Came Before Us”

Established in 1894 as the Continental Hook & Ladder Co.# 1, Westwood’s 70+ volunteers provide Fire & Rescue services to the Borough of Westwood including Pascack Valley Hospital. In keeping with their tradition of honoring the past, their original fire bell, located in Firemen’s Memorial Park is inscribed with the names of all departed members since the company’s inception in 1894.

Engine 12 - 1992 Mack MC/Swab 2000 gpm/762 gal.

Engine 16 - 1994 Mack MC/Swab 2000 gpm/762 gal.

Rescue 17 - 2007 Mack Granite/Rescue1

This well equipped rig features a total of seven Holmatro extrication tools (3 pre-connected, 4 portable), Rescue-Q-Jacks, a 4 bottle cascade system, light tower, a command center & SCBA seating for 9 FF’s.

“14 Truck” - 1999 Spartan/Aerialscope 95’ 

Special thanks to Chief John Domville, Deputy Chief Marc Fedorchak & Sr. Captain Chris Kelley for their assistance with arranging this photo shoot & positioning the rigs.

Westwood operates their entire fleet from this modern three story station complete with a second floor mezzanine containing offices overlooking the apparatus bays.

Welcome to Westwood - home of the “Mack Attack”!!!

Note: This rig was another example of one of those situations where persistence paid off. I originally saw this rig at the 2007 Firehouse Expo in July but was unable to photograph it as I was awaiting delivery of my new DSLR camera after deciding to “go digital”. Fast forward to September 2007 at the New Jersey Firemen’s Convention in Wildwood where I had my camera with me but now the rig was blocked by a telephone pole!! At this point, I figured photographing this rig was “just not meant to be”, however, by pure luck, I was contacted by Westwood’s chief through my fire equipment distributorship (www.fire-rescueoutfitters.com) for business during which time I was able to arrange a visit in October 2007 to finally photograph this rig!!

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