We Are,What We Do
The North Hudson Firefighters
In 1999 when
the five municipalities consisting of Guttenberg, North Bergen, Weehawken,
West New York and Union City unilaterally decided to merge their individual
fire departments into a single department under the newly created North
Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue, they disrupted long term collective
bargaining groups and firefighter international and fraternal organizations.
In direct response to this, the firefighter organizations of West New
York/Guttenberg IAFF Local 620, Weehawken FMBA Local 26, Union City
FMBA Local 12 and North Bergen IAFF Local 1387 formed a singular organization
to protect its members from any forms of injustice; to secure just compensation
for their services and equitable settlement of their grievances; to
promote the establishment of just and reasonable working conditions
and strive constantly for their improvement; to improve the efficiency
of its members; and to cultivate friendship and fellowship among its
members. Hence, the North Hudson FireFighters Association was established.
We are affiliated with the following organizations:
May 27, 2013 - Monday - 8:45 AM - Weehawken Memorial Day Parade - Highpoint Ave to Boulevard East
May 28, 2012 - Tuesday - 1:00 PM - PFANJ Golf Outing - Atlantic City Country Club. Click here.
May 29, 2012 - Wednesday - PFANJ Convention - Caesar's Resort - Atlantic City
May 30, 2012 - Thursday - PFANJ Convention - Caesar's Resort - Atlantic City
May 31, 2012 - Friday - PFANJ Convention - Caesar's Resort - Atlantic City
June 12, 2012 - Wednesday - 10:00 AM - FMBA Meeting & Picnic - Forest Lodge, Warren, NJ. Click here.
June 22, 2013 - Saturday - 10:00 AM - UCPD vs HNRFR Softball Game - Alvino Memorial Field, 52 Millridge Road, Secaucus
June 24, 2013 - Monday - 2:00 PM - NHRFR Management Meeting - Town of Guttenberg Town Hall, 6808 Park Avenue. Members & the public are encouraged to attend.
June 25, 2013 - Tuesday, 7:30 PM - NHFA General Membership Meeting - North Bergen Moose Lodge, 6118 Newkirk Ave, North Bergen , NJ
June 28, 2013 - Friday - 5:00 PM - Flipafest 6 - First Energy Park, Lakewood, NJ. Click here for more info.
June 29, 2012 - Saturday - 7:05 PM - Firefighter Night at Blue Claws - First Energy Park, Lakewood, NJ. Click here for more info.
September 13, 2013 - Friday - NJ State Firemens's Association Convention - Wildwood, NJ - Click here for website
September 14, 2013 - Saturday - NJ State Firemens's Association Convention - Wildwood, NJ - Click here for website
September 24, 2013 - Tuesday, 7:30 PM - NHFA General Membership Meeting - North Bergen Moose Lodge, 6118 Newkirk Ave, North Bergen , NJ
December 4, 2013 - Tuesday, 7:30 PM - NHFA General Membership Meeting - North Bergen Moose Lodge, 6118 Newkirk Ave, North Bergen , NJ
Safety Officer 1
Jane & Hudson
Has not had fire suppression capabilities for a while, but had 2 firefighters assigned 24/7. These 2 men are now assigned to Guttenberg. Building now has NO firefighters. CLOSED June 30, 2010.
Squad Company 6
43rd & Tonnelle
Fire engine/pumper mainly responsible for fire extinguishment. Nearest pumper is now up the hill at 43rd & Kennedy. CLOSED June 30, 2010.
Engine Company 11
66th & Jackson
West New York
Fire engine/pumper mainly responsible for fire extinguishment was put out of service
June 30, 2010. Then used for Training and Support for one year. Completely CLOSED July 1, 2011.
Ladder Company 2
29th & Central
Ladder/truck mainly responsible for search/rescue, laddering & ventilation. There is still a pumper and a chief in this building, but the nearest ladders are at 16th or 46th Streets. CLOSED June 30, 2010.
Members, This challenge coin is being sold to benefit the "Christmas Fund". Anyone
please contact Tim Colacci
by phone or text
Squad 1 group 3. They are $10.00 per coin and there are 100 of them.
only one coin
for sale and this picture is of the front and the back.
***NHRFR 10th Anniversary Yearbook***
Pre-ordered copies are available for local pick-up at the
Fire Prevention Bureau in North Bergen Town Hall
on 43rd Street & Kennedy
NOTE: A LIMITED NUMBER OF STANDARD EDITION COPIES ARE AVAILABLE AT $70.00 EACH.
to order your copy
*Pre-ordered books that paid for shipping and handling will be mailed the
week of November 29, 2010*
NIST Report Shows Crew Size Matters Study compared how long it took crews of three, four and five to handle the same tasks.
FIREHOUSE.COM- April 29, 2010 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - For years, firefighters across the nation have touted the importance of having enough crew members when they start to attack a fire.
Now, they have scientific research to back up their claim that size does matter when it comes to saving people from fires as well as making sure they go home after their shift.
On Wednesday, the National Institute of Standards and Technology released the results of an extensive study that used technology to determine how long it took for crews of two, three, four and five to handle the same 22 tasks.
"Four- and five- person crews were able to complete the 22 essential firefighting and rescue tasks in a residential setting 30 percent faster than the two-person crew and 25 percent faster than the three-person crews," said Jason Averill, NIST fire protection engineer and the project manager.
NIST announced the findings of the study to members of the fire service attending the annual Congressional Fire Services Institute event in Washington, D.C.
Tasks included stopping at the hydrant, positioning the engine, conducting scene size-up, engaging pump, establish 2 in/2 out etc.
The data also showed that the largest crew was able to apply water to the fire 22 percent faster than two-person crews.
The small crew also encountered a much larger fire upon arrival than the five person team.
NIST also used its fire dynamic simulator to determine slow, medium, and fast-growth fires and estimate how the crew sizes would affect the exposure of occupants to toxic gases.
"Two-person crews arriving later (than the larger ones) would also likely find a significant portion of the general public incapacitated by the time of the rescue," Averill said about his findings.
IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger lauded the research, saying it will be used as a tool for fire officers across the country as they educate public officials.
"This is an extremely important document," he said. "Now, we have the technology and research to back up what we've been telling politicians who are cutting budgets..."
He said the research validates NFPA recommendations regarding crew size. Schaitberger said while he understands the tough economic hardships, reducing the number of firefighters, stations or apparatus is not the answer.
In addition to firefighter safety, the public welfare is at risk, he said, when small crews are involved.
NIST received a federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant to fund the project that involved only career firefighters. Researchers said the results could be similar for combination or volunteer fire departments that have crews in their stations.
USFA Administrator Kelvin Cochran said the document will be utilized by those who need justification for additional personnel, equipment or training. This will give officers something to back up their requests.
"We now have the technology, the science to prove what we've known for a long time -- it's very dangerous for a small crew to attempt an attack," he said.
A 2,000-square-foot, two-story building was specifically constructed for the study on the grounds of Montgomery County, Md. Fire Rescue training center.
Rooms contain cameras as well as instruments to measure toxic gases and temperatures The data is recorded on computers and other monitoring equipment located in a separate section of the building.
Each assignment included a truck and three engines.
"Our study is the fist to quantify fire service lifesaving and firefighting operations for a low-hazard residential structure including the effects of changes in crew size, arrival time and stagger on rescue and suppression effectiveness," Averill explained to the crowd.
Dennis Compton, chairman of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, called it a landmark study. "This can really help everyone," he said.
"It will benefit local decision makers tremendously as they work to determine and provide the resources necessary to adequately protect their communities from fire and other life safety emergencies," Compton said.
Watch some footage from the experiments.
Credit: International Association of Fire Fighters
To All North Hudson Firefighters - 5/7/2009:
Your Association has taken out an informational AD in today's (5-7-09) Jersey Journal (see above - page 27).
We believe that all apparatus should be staffed each and every day, either through new hires or if necessary, overtime.
We all swore to protect the citizens of the five cities we cover, and with only 57 men on duty and a strategically placed engine company closed, we feel both the residents and ourselves are being put in harm's way.
With only 57 men on duty, we are able to efficiently and safely handle a one-alarm working fire. On a confirmed working fire, 31 fire personnel are being dispatched, initial 24 and another 7 upon confirmation.
As firefighters we will always be courteous and professional to all residents, management and town officials while we work through this period of under-staffing. As far as manning and equipment are concerned, we can only work with what is given to us. Work aggressively, but safely.
North Hudson Firefighters Association Past President