Main Content


River Edge Volunteer Fire Dept. Hosts Training Event

avatar image
October 22, 2023 | NEW JERSEY Robert Schlossberg, Correspondent
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

River Edge Volunteer Fire Department continues to train hard several times a month as the department committed to training and pre-planning. 

On October 22nd, River Edge Fire Department hosted an important training event; a lecture attended by over 360 firefighters representing 53 fire departments, mostly from Bergen County, however others were in attendance from New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. The lecture was given by one of the best on the subject of Lithium Ion Batteries, Lt. Paul Rogers, FDNY (Ret). 

Sponsors for the training included the 200 Club of Bergen County, PSEG and Bergen Brookside Towing. Guest speakers included Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, Mayor of River Edge, Tom Papelo and Bergen County Chief Mac Coordinator, and Chief Joseph Alvarez. Special thanks to Steve of Bergen Brookside Towing who also after the break discussed what is offered by Bergen Brookside Towing in removal of all types of electrical vehicles, as well as other services offered. On display was The Turtle and The Rice Applicator. Food was provided by County Wide Emergency Response Team and The FLIPSIDE burgers. 

Those in attendance including the guest speakers are grateful to Department Chief Gregg Cariddi and organizer, Robert Schlossberg, who is Training Officer and Assistant Chief. 

Several training events and fire prevention continues from now until the remainder of 2023 for River Edge Fire Department.

avatar image
Robert SchlossbergCorrespondent

No information from the author.