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With personnel in full dress uniform and equipment clean and polished, The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department conducted its Annual Inspection, at 7:00 p.m., on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Due to threatening weather, the ceremony was conducted inside the fire bays.
The program began with Firefighter Thomas Rubino calling the Department to attention, the presentation of the Honor Guard, and the Pledge of Allegiance. Edith Avella sang "God Bless America."
Deputy Fire Commissioner Russell A. Lipari gave the invocation, Mayor Jack DeLorenzo, Fire Commissioner David Gonzalez and Fire Chief Patrick Hayes made comments. Secretary Justin Watrel gave roll call.
The Department is contracted to provide fire and ambulance service to the Borough of Teterboro, and has done so for over 60 years. In 2015, they responded to 1,257 ambulance calls and 318 fire calls and other emergencies.
Its rolling stock includes two pumpers, 110 ft. ladder, heavy rescue truck, two ambulances and three chief vehicles. These assets are owned by the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, but maintained by the volunteers. The Department is a member of the South Bergen Fire Chiefs Mutual Aid Association. The Department was established in 1896. ###