Page 16 THE VILLADOM TIMES II, III & IV • September 16, 2009 100th ANNIVERSARY Dedicated service Midland Park Fire Department-2009 Midland Park Fire Department-1925 LAN LAN ASSOCIATES SINCE 1965 ENGINEERING, PLANNING, ARCHITECTURE, SURVEYING, INC. 445 Godwin Avenue Midland Park, NJ 07432 (201) 447-6400 WWW.LAN-NJ.COM FAX (201) 447-1233 (continued from page 15) Iannuzzi. The advent of chemical-based materials used in construction and furnishings led to upgraded safeguards to protect firefighters who are exposed to dangerous gases and liquids. The development of self-contained breathing apparatus by the Federal Department of Mines enabled firefighters to combat blazes within an environment previously considered too hazardous. In the early 1970s, the fire department began using the Scott Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, which revolutionized the way fires could be combated. With the firemen’s air supply protected, interior fire fighting now became the norm. Each 4,200 psi bottle of air affords the firefighter about 30 minutes of air during the firefighting. In 2000, the State of New Jersey provided grant funding that made it possible for the department to purchase thermal imaging cameras that allow firefighters to locate concealed fire or victims in areas being scanned. The department’s members were required to attend a training class on the use of the camera presented by Northwest Bergen Mutual Aid Association and taught by the manufacturer. The Bullard camera is now used regularly. Midland Park has always been part of the Northwest Bergen Mutual Aid Association, and borough residents Henry Hazen and Jeff Allyn have both served as president of this organization. As part of the association, Midland Park has been on hand at many area fires, including the blaze at West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, the Ridgewood Car Wash, Wyckoff Ford in Wyckoff, and a hazardous materials call at Lincoln Avenue in Glen Rock. Thank You to The Midland Park Fire Dept. for 100 Years of Service A ARCHITECTURE • ENGINEERING • SURVEYING • PLANNING small gesture can make a big difference. Please help us help them. nonperishable foods You can help fulfill our greatest current need by donating ������������������� �������������������������� Providing emotional and spiritual support, professional counseling, and financial and material assistance to New Jersey children with cancer and their families. P.O. Box 212 - Dept. H, Midland Park, NJ 07432 or drop by our office: 174 Paterson Ave, Midland Park 201-612-8118