Ringwood Fire Departments Assist Paterson

Posted on February 6, 2014

Around 7 AM this morning, Ringwood Fire Departments were requested back into Paterson to stand-by at Paterson Fire Company 2 as acting Engine 2X. While there, members from Ringwood Fire Departments on Engine 241 took one call for the City of Paterson while their members remain on scene of the George Street warehouse fire. All Ringwood Firefighters returned back home safely around 1 PM this afternoon. The fire in Paterson is still an active scene. Special thanks to SLFD Captain Pellegrino, FF Fekete, FF Brandt and FF Nelson who assisted last night and today.

Ringwood Fire Departments Stand-by In Little Falls For Paterson

Posted on February 6, 2014

At approximately 11:30 PM this past evening, members of the Ringwood Fire Departments were requested for a mutual aid Engine to stand-by in Little Falls for a multiple alarm fire at a Chemical Warehouse in Paterson. Members from all 3 departments combined into Engine 241 and arrived at Little Falls Fire Company 1 a short time later. After about an hour and a half of standing by, Ringwood Fire was released by the fire coordinator and all returned home safety around 2 AM. At the time of this post, the fire is still burning in Paterson but good progress is being made.

Skyline Lake Fire Department Gets A New Website!

Posted on February 18, 2014

Welcome to the new home page of the Skyline Lake Fire Department! We have upgraded our website with the help from some professionals and hope that you will find this website much more user friendly. We hope to make our hall rental much easier to access for our interested renters. If you have any ideas, questions, comments, or concerns about our new website or anything in general, leave us a message at the "contact us" link below. Don't forget to "like" us on Facebook and feel free to leave us a message in the guest book!

Bomb Threat

Posted on February 25, 2014

At 11:17 AM all Ringwood Fire Departments were dispatched to stand-by for a report of a bomb threat. 


Issuance Date: February 25, 2014
Subject: Bomb Threat
Issuing Authority: DSgt Paul Rothlauf
Location and Date of Incident: Martin J. Ryerson Middle School, Valley Road, Ringwood, New Jersey.

On February 25, 2014 at about 11:17 am, the Ringwood Police Department was notified that there was a threat of a bomb in the school. Ringwood Police officers were immediately dispatched to the scene. Officers secured the scene and assisted the school officials while they safely evacuated the children onto buses. The children were then transported to another school.

An investigation was conducted by the Ringwood Police Department and the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, and it was determined that a juvenile student posted the threat on a wall in a bathroom. The parents took custody of the juvenile and the case has been referred to the Passaic County Family Court for a hearing. 

The Passaic County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene using K-9s to search the school. 

The name and identifying information of the juvenile will not be released because of the child’s age.

The Ringwood Police along with the Ringwood School District take this type of incident very seriously and put great effort into making sure that all of the children were moved and transported safely to another school. Parents whose children were affected by the incident were notified using the school notification system.

LODD - R.I.P. Captain Barnas

Posted on February 28, 2014

Our condolences go out to both the Wallington and Jersey City Fire Departments for their loss this morning of 42-year veteran of the fire service. Captain Barnas paid the ultimate sacrifice this morning while battling a fire in Wallington.