Route 80 Car Fire

Posted on November 5, 2014

On Monday November 3rd around rush hour, Birchwood Co. 4 with assistance from Co. 5 and Co. 2, bravely fought a car fire on Route 80. Click HERE to check out the awesome video captured on scene!

Way to go Birchwood!


Posted on September 10, 2014

You've heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge or the Cold Water Challenge but have you heard of the Bunker Drill Challenge?!? It not only benefits the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation but it will challenge you and your ability to gear up quicker. Click here to find out more!

DANGEROUS: Fire Challenge

Posted on September 10, 2014

The dangerous new trend is young teens setting themselves on fire. Click here to find out more information and be aware of this horrible new fad. TO BE AWARE IS TO BE ALIVE!


Posted on September 10, 2014





New Book: Chief Passes On Knowledge

Posted on September 10, 2014

Get your copy now!!


For his first book, Chief Billy Goldfeder, a 40-year fire service veteran, solicited insights and pearls of wisdom from our country's greatest firefighters, fire officers and emergency responders. The stories that make up this unprecedented collection share many perspectives of the emergency service experience and offer invaluable, often hard-won, lessons learned. Every firefighter, from probie to veteran, can find something to take away from these factual, real-life, first-hand stories, which offer a range of emotions—from wit to heartache and basic common sense. Chief Goldfeder is donating 100% of his royalties equally to the Chief Ray Downey Scholarship and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Every contributor fully supported the benevolent mission of this book.


  • Introductions by Billy Goldfeder to each chapter
  • Chapters written by a very diverse group of more than 80 well-known fire service veterans
  • Experiences of some of the best names in the fire service that most of us would not have the opportunity to learn from directly


Posted on July 25, 2014

Birchwood would like to congratulate our Captain Ryan and his beautiful wife, Melanie on their wedding. We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness! Best wishes!!



Summer Is Here- Safety Is FIRST!

Posted on July 2, 2014

Summer is finally here and you know what that means.. FIREWORKS! It is always advised not to deploy your own fire works but even when attending a fireworks show; it always pays to be safe. Check out these safety tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Also, it is the time for grilling and BBQ's. It is also time to be safe with grilling. Check out this grilling safety information. PLEASE BE SAFE AND ENJOY YOUR SUMMER! :)

Showing Proper Respect For Worn-out Flags In Rockaway - Neighbor News

Posted on June 24, 2014

One of our own, Firefighter Rick Weber made the Neighborhood News when he assisted in the proper disposal of American Flags. Cub Pack 113 had their third annual flag retirement ceremony on Saturday June 24th. Click HERE to check out more. Way to go Rick!!

'Tis The Season... Prom Season!

Posted on June 11, 2014

Being in the fire service does not always mean it is all about fighting fires. We encounter many motor vehicle accidents on a regular basis. Seeing as it is now Prom season, many high school students are out to have the time of their lives. One thing these students tend to forget is safety! Here are two websites that provide statistics and safety tips that can be shared with your son, daughter and all of their friends. Be safe and enjoy prom!! Series

Family Education::The Senior Prom and Drinking