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Most recently, the department:
- Received a FIRE Act grant to purchase 55 airpacks with 30-minute cylinders and built-in PASS devices.
- Issued two portable radios to each engine company, three to the ladder company and two to the rescue company.
STEVE KALMAN is deputy chief of the Hackensack, NJ, Fire Department, currently serving as the tour commander of the Second Platoon. He is also a Level 2 New Jersey fire instructor working at the Bergen County Fire Academy.