Wood-Ridge, NJ Fire and Rescue

Students at the Fire and Rescue of Wood-Ridge, NJ
Students at the Fire and Rescue of Wood-Ridge, NJ

On May 22, 2019, Wood-Ridge, NJ Fire Chief Elizabeth Ferry brought a Rescue Vehicle, apparatus, two EMT workers and various learning tools to the Community High School for a Career Discovery Program demonstration for students interested in careers in fire safety and the medical field.

The students toured the Rescue Unit pictured. Fire Chief Ferry demonstrated the use of life-saving equipment for basic life support, which included immobilization devices for head and body, bandages, and ventilation devices.

We also learned about advanced life support, which includes cardiac defibrillators and respirators.

The Wood-Ridge Fire Department has been providing fire and rescue services to the Borough of Wood-Ridge and surrounding communities since 1897. Approximately 50 volunteers provide this service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The department utilizes 3 Engines, 1 Ladder Truck, 1 Heavy Rescue Unit, 2 Ambulances, and 3 Command vehicles.