From the Blog

Vehicle Stabilization & Extrication Drill


Members of the Highland Park Volunteer Fire Department participated in a training drill in November, 2014 to work on vehicle stabilization & extrication techniques and to get some hands-on experience with many of the tools utilized during those incidents.


Firefighters stabilized the vehicle with both cribbing & struts and discussed the importance for vehicle stabilization.


Glass was removed with a variety of tools & techniques & the engine was accessed by cutting the hood with a K12 Saw (picture at top).


Firefighters had a chance to access doors & cut pillars with our combination Holmatro Hydraulic Rescue Tool.

Video of HPVFD Firefighter Billy Bright & Ex-Chief Tony Szemereta using the K12 Saw during the extrication drill:

Video of Ex-Chief Doug Watt using a Sawzall Tool to cut & remove the front windshield. Firefighters Billy Bright and Mordy Gershen are assisting:

HPVFD Firefighter David Seiden using the Holmatro Hydraulic Rescue Tool to open a door with Ex-Chief Doug Watt during the drill:

For more photos from the drill please visit our Facebook Page at:

South 1st Avenue Fire


At 5:45 PM on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, members of the Highland Park Volunteer Fire Department were called out to a working house fire on South 1st Avenue.

The fire was extinguished and, thankfully, no injuries were sustained. Thank you to the Highland Park First Aid Squad, Highland Park Police Department, our Mutual Aid Response from neighboring towns and other emergency divisions who responded and assisted.

For more photos from the fire please see Mason Resnick’s Photography Journal online at:


Open House Today



Sunday, October 12, 2014

Noon until 3 PM

Highland Park Fire Department Open House

At the Firehouse on South 5th.

Come meet Sparky, see our Apparatus & Equipment, see Demonstrations & Learn About Fire Safety – lots of fun for kids & families – FREE!