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Welcome to the website of the Erskine Lakes Fire Company!

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On our website you will find lots of information about your local Fire Company as well as the dedicated Volunteers that serve the community, Equipment and Apparatus, services provided by the Fire Company, information regarding reserving our newly re-modelled hall for parties and gatherings, plus much, much more!

The Erskine Lakes Fire Company is comprised of 100% Volunteers who dedicate their time in order to ensure the safety of their neighbors, friends, and relatives. The Erskine Lakes Fire Company serves the Borough of Ringwood with superior fire service, responsible for responding in our First Due, which includes Erskine Lakes, Cupsaw Lake, Upper Ringwood, Ringwood’s Industrial Park, and areas of the Ringwood State Park.

Upon initiation in the Fire Company, each Member is trained in important roles that they will be responsible for in assisting Interior Crews on the Fire ground as well as at the scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident. Soon after that, Members are enrolled in the County Fire Academy where they are instructed in Firematic material, as well as physically trained and prepared for the vast field of Firefighting, ultimately achieving a certification from the State of New Jersey as a Qualified Structural Firefighter. Other training received by our Firefighters is Basic First Aid, CPR, and lots more, paid in full by the Fire Company.

If you are interested in seeing what we are about, stop by the Firehouse, located at 70 Mohawk Trail, at 7:00pm on Wednesday Nights for more information!

The Erskine Lakes Fire Company is funded by your gracious donations, assisting us to purchase the gear and equipment necessary to fully attend to any Emergency we are called to. If you are able, please mail donations to 70 Mohawk Trail, Ringwood, New Jersey 07456. Thank you for your continued support!

Recent Responses Blog

Congratulations to our 2015 Officers
January 24, 2015- Posted by ELFC

Last night the fire company held our annual installation dinner. We would like to thank all of our guests for attending! The picture is of our company officers getting sworn in.

ELFC Response to Motor Vehicle Into Building Incident
January 8, 2015- Posted by ELFC

At approximately 1430 hours the three fire companies were clearing a fire alarm when they witnessed a vehicle veer off the road and into a building. Erskine engine 241 officer also incident command asked for the rescue to be on the assignment along with the ambulance. The back door was removed successfully and the patient was turned over to bls for transport. Units on scene included erskine engine 241 , Erskine rescue 242, Stowntown tanker 262, skyline engine 252, and the police dept and ambulance corp. Great work by all emergency personnel!

December 21, 2014 - Posted by ELFC

Santa is here ! We will be starting in the Cupsaw area and working our way to Erskine and up Skyline Drive. Listen for the sirens !!

Erskine Lakes Assists Paterson
December 18, 2014 - Posted by ELFC

Erskine Lakes Engine 241 and Chief 240 were tranfered to the City of Paterson and are currenntly acting as Paterson Engine 7X. 2 members from Stonetown FD rounded out the 6 man engine company with the Chief.

Santa is Coming to Town
December 17, 2014 - Posted by ELFC

Santa is coming to town!! We are watching a possible winter storm sunday so we may need to bring Santa in a day early! We will be sure to keep you posted

Christmas Tree Sale is Over
December 17, 2014 - Posted by ELFC

The Christmas trees have sold out!!! We would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who came to support us it was another successful year..we hope everyone enjoys their holiday season!!!

Christmas Trees are here…
November 29, 2014 - Posted by ELFC

The Christmas trees are in and ready for your house this holiday season!! Come and get em

2014 Firefighter of the Year Announced
November 25, 2014 - Posted by ELFC

The 2014 Erskine Lakes Firefighter of the Year is Joe Dwyer. Joe is quite deserving of this award. He makes a high percentage of the emergency calls that the ELFD responds to, he attends nearly drill and is present for most all of the extra training classes that we host or send members to. Joe has participated in an "Officer's Development Program" which gives him some added responsibilities and prepares him for a possible future role as an officer. This past year, Joe has successfully completed the driver's training program and has been approved to drive the apparatus as well. Joe also serves on the Board of Trustees and is our Hall Committee Chairman

2015 Officers Announced
November 24, 2014 - Posted by ELFC

Last week the Erskine Lakes Vol. Fire Co. held their elections for the 2015 Officers:

Operational Officer's :

Chief: Tim Bautz
Ass't Chief : Matt Ranone
Captain : Matt Finch
Captain : Joe Maclachlan
Lieutenant : Matt Bernstein
Lieutenant : Chris Delsasso
Lieutenant : Pat Ranft

Administrative Officer's :

President : Pete Wattley
Vice Pres. : John Jonker Jr.
Treasurer : Steve Hoyt
Secretary : Jerry Wallace
Commissioner : Mike Brennan

Veterans Day
November 11, 2014 - Posted by ELFC

The members of the Erskine Lakes Fire Co would like to thank all Veterans past and present for everything they have done and continue to do for us and our country.

November 1, 2014 - Posted by ELFC

Hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween! While the trick or treaters were out the fire company was kept busy with 3 calls within 4 hours of each other.

15:30 hours- suspicious package, turned out to be a fire cracker

17:15 hours- strong smell of gas around a house, pse&g was notified

19:00 hours- shed on fire, a well involved shed was extinguished by fire personnel

Rescue Call on Skyline Drive
July 22, 2014 - Posted by ELFC

Just after 9am the Ringwood fire companies were requested at skyline dr in front of the cvs for a MVC with people trapped..the first arriving chief (250) signed out with two cars head on with one person trapped in each. Erskine lakes rescue was assigned to the mini van, they removed the drivers door and used a hydraulic ram to roll the dash forward to free the patients legs.. Skyline lake rescue worked on the second car and removed the drivers door to free the patient both patients were turned over to BLS for transport ..units cleared shortly after.

MVA with Entrapment
June 1, 2014 - Posted by ELFC

At approximately 00:45 hrs. today, Sunday June 1, the Erskine Lakes Fire Company, Skyline Lake Fire Dept. and Ringwood First Aid Squad were dispatched to Sloatsburg Rd in the area of Ringwood Manor for an auto accident with entrapment.

Erskine Lakes Chief 240 arrived on scene and corrected the location to be at the intersection of Sloatsburg Rd. and Farm Rd. and reported a 1 vehicle MVA, off the roadway with 1 person trapped and established the Command.

Ass't Chief 245 arrived as well and was tasked with supervising and overseeing the stabilization and extrication efforts.

Erskine Lakes Rescue 242 arrived on scene and stabilized the vehicle, which was partially up on a rocky ledge, with the Res-Q-Jacks and cribbing. The crew from Rescue 242 then completely removed the driver's side door. The crew then assisted the First Aid Squad with removing the patient from the vehicle.

While the Rescue crew was busy working on the vehicle, Erskine Lakes Engine 241 arrived on scene and stretched an 1 3/4" hand line in the event it was needed for suppression.

Skyline Lakes Rescue 253 was staged a short distance down the road in case additional assistance was needed.

A job well done by the members of the ELFD.

Spring Events at ELFC
March 17, 2014 - Posted by ELFC

A busy spring is upon us here at the firehouse and we want to remind the public of some upcoming events!

• Saturday MARCH 22nd- Ringwood's 25th St. Patrick's Day Parade

• April 6th- Annual CUT-A-THON at Magic touch Hair Salon 10am-2pm (This benefits all three Ringwood fire departments)!

• April 21-27th- CLOTHING DRIVE at the Erskine Fire House (Please leave clothes under overhang by our hall entrance) And look for our drop box in the near future!

• May 11th- Our Annual Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast

• Memorial Day weekend- The drawing for our Vacation bucks 50/50 raffle! $5 a ticket on sale now up until the day of the drawing or until sold out! Ask any Erskine Fire member or Erskine Fire auxiliary member for tickets!

Company Drill Night
March 12, 2014 - Posted by ELFC

Tonight the men drilled on engine company work, charging lines, advancing up and down stairs and tracing kinks

Our Deepest Condolences for a Fallen Brother Firefighter
February 28, 2014 - Posted by ELFC

Our deepest condolences go out to the Wallington FD and Jersey City FD Capt Barnas.  May you rest in peace our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends.

Congratulations Matt Ranone
February 22, 2014 - Posted by ELFC

We would like to Congratulate our assistant chief Matt Ranone and his bride on their marriage, please welcome Mr. And Mrs. Matthew Ranone

Erskine Lakes Fire Company Rescue Responds to Motor Vehicle Accident
December 23, 2013 - Posted by ELFC

At approximately 03:00 hrs on Thursday, December 19 the Stonetown Fire Dept. was dispatched to Rt 511 just south of Stonetown Rd for a single car MVA. The Stonetown Chief (260) arrived to find a 1 car motor vehicle accident off the roadway on a steep incline and 1 person trapped. 260 requested that the Erskine Lakes Fire Dept. be dispatched for the Rescue.

Erskine Lakes Chief 240 and Rescue 242 responded with 7 men. Stonetown Tanker 262 arrived on scene and, with some quick and smart thinking, utilized the chain and come-a-long that they had to help secure the driver side front axle of the vehicle to the guardrail. Erskine Lakes Rescue 242 arrived moments later and further stabilized the vehicle. The crew from the R-242 used the winch to stabilize the rear of the car and used a chain and come-a-long to the "C" post to provide further stabilization. Once that was complete, the Rescue crew removed the driver's side front door. Crews from Erskine and Stonetown, along with EMS, worked together to remove the patient from the vehicle.

Great teamwork, coordination and communication by both Fire Departments made a difficult situation run smooth and efficiently.

Erskine Lakes Fire Company Responds to Power Lines Down and a Brush Fire
December 9, 2013 - Posted by ELFC

On Saturday morning, at approximately 1000 hrs. fire units in Ringwood were dispatched to Erskine Rd. between Maple Rd. and Voorhis Pl. for power lines down and a brush fire.

Shortly after the arrival of Erskine Lakes E-241 , the assignment was upgraded to a house fire on Erskine Rd. Several units from Ringwood arrived on scene quickly and found a fire in the basement. The fire was quickly knocked and all searches were negative.

While fire units from Ringwood were on scene operating, companies from Wanaque, West Milford Co.#3 and West Milford Co. #4 provided coverage and responded on an automatic fire alarm.

Erskine Lakes Fire Company Responds to Stonetown
November 29, 2013 - Posted by ELFC

Erskine lakes E-241, E-243 and Rescue 242 responded along with the other two fire companies and mutual aid towns to a working fire in the Stonetown section of town this morning. Pictures are available on our Facebook page…

Erskine Lakes Fire Company Host Fire Prevention Week Open House
October 10, 2013 - Posted by ELFC

Tonight the Erskine Lakes Vol. Fire Co. Held our fire prevention open house night at the firehouse. It was a great night, activities for the kids, food for everyone and the members of E.L.F.C. demonstrated a mock car crash to show kids how we would operate at a motor vehicle accident. Thanks to everyone who came out, and to all members who helped out to make this night happen, the kids had a great time.

Erskine Lakes Fire Company Responds to Upper Lakeview Ave Smoke Condition
September 6, 2013 - Posted by ELFC

This morning around 0530 hours all three Ringwood fire companies responded to Upper Lakeview Ave (Erskine was first due) for smoke filling a house.  The first arriving engine took command until the first chief (250) signed on scene. Crews worked quickly and found a cable box was the cause of the smoke condition. All units cleared at 0615 hours

Erskine Lakes Fire Company Responds to Erskine Road Dishwasher Fire
August 28, 2013 - Posted by ELFC

At approximately 2100 hours the Ringwood Fire Companies were dispatched to Erskine road( Erskine's first due) for a dish washer on fire. Crews were able to isolate the dishwasher and remove it from the residence. There was no extension and all units cleared at 2130 hours. Chief 240 had the command.

Erskine Lakes Fire Company Length of Service Awards
August 25, 2013 - Posted by ELFC

ELFC Firefighter Jerry Wallace was recent recognized for his 30 years of service to the Company.  ELFC Commissioner Mike Brennan, Lieutenant John Livesey and Firefighter Steve Hoyt were also recognized for their 20 years of service to the Company.