- On July 13, 2001, the Bayonne
Fire Department placed into service two(2) new American LaFrance
Engines. The engines were placed into service at Engine Company
4 and Engine Company 6.
- On July 10, 2001, Battalion
41 and Battalion 42 were renamed Battalion 1 and Battalion 2.
Also, the Chief of Administration's call sign will be Deputy
1 and the Chief of Operations will be known as Deputy 2. The
Chief of Department will still be known as Car 40.
- On March 24, 2000 at 0800
hours Battalion 42 has been reorganized. Battalion 42 was disbanded
in 1965 when the department went from a 56 hour workweek to a
42 hour workweek. Battalion 41 will ride out of Engine Co. 2's
quarters and have Engine Co.'s 2,4,7 and Truck Co. 1 in their
battalion while Battalion 42 will ride out of Engine Co. 3's
quarters and have Engine Co.'s 1,3,5,6 and Truck Co.'s 2,3 in
- On December 13, 1999, the
members of Engine Company 4 - Group 4, made the BFD's first Defibrillator
save. At 1601 hours, they were dispatched for an unconscious
74 year old male. Upon their arrival, they found the man lying
in his bathroom. After doing their initial patient assessment
and finding no vitals, the defibrillator was immediately put
to work. After one shock, the man's heart was beating again.
The members of Engine Co. 4 then assisted EMS with the patient
to Bayonne Hospital where he is alive and well. An early Christmas
present for this gentleman and his family, compliments of the
Bayonne Fire Department and its CFR-D Engine program.
- On Friday, November 19, 1999
at 0800 hours, Engine Companies 1, 3, 4 and 7 started as Certified
First Responder-Defibrillator (CFR-D). With the addition of these
companies to CFR-D, all seven engine companies are now responding
- On November 1, 1999 in an
official Fire Department ceremony, 30 new firefighters were sworn
and received their badges. These are the 22 probies from the
NJDOP list and the 8 from the now closed MOT. They also received
their assignments. In attendance was the Chief of Department
Thomas R. Lynch, Fire Director Patrick Boyle, whose son Sean
was sworn in, Mayor Joseph V. Doria, Chief of Police Frank Pawlowski,
Police Director Mark Smith, family, friends and active as well
as retired firefighters. This is the largest class ever put on
by the Bayonne Fire Department. The largest classes previously
were eighteen appointed in 1966 and 1992.
- Engine Company 7 has been
reorganized. As of 0800 hours on September 30, 1999, Engine Company
7 was reorganized at their old quarters. Engine Company 7 was
disbanded in 1976 at which time Engine Company 1 took over their
quarters and assignments. Engine Company 1 has relocated to their
new quarters at the former Military Ocean Terminal.