Wayne Fire Company 5 is one of five fire companies serving the Township of Wayne. We currently have over 35 active members and respond to over 650 calls for service per year. We are located in the Packanack Lake section of Wayne and therefore are also known as Packanack Lake Fire Company 5 (PLFC5). PLFC5 prides itself on strong community ties, we like to get involved in all the different events that occur throughout the year, from Packanack Day to the Halloween Parade and everything in between.
PLFC5 is located in Wayne, New Jersey, about 20 miles west of New York City. Our response area stretches through all of Wayne, from the Willowbrook Mall to the Toys "R" Us corporate headquarters. Major roadways such as Routes 23 and 46 and Interstate 80 bring commuters to and from an area of industrial complexes, garden style apartments, nursing homes, as well as single-family homes.
We currently run two pumpers (Engines 5-1 and 5-2) and the Wayne's only Rescue truck, Rescue 5. We specialize in motor vehicle extrication, high angle rescue, water and ice rescue (for which we have Squad 5 and the rescue boat) among other specialized responsibilities. Beyond serving Packanack and the immediate surroundings we are in the middle of town and are first response on any upgraded alarm and first due for all elevator rescues and motor vehicle accidents with entrapment.
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