Friday marked the 31st anniversary of the January 1983 fire at Borough Hall that took the life of 22-year old William Entwistle.
Firefighter Bill Drew remembers seeing Entwistle climbing the stairs to the attic of Borough Hall as he was climbing down because his air pack was nearing empty.
The fire, caused by a short circuit in the attic storage of Borough Hall, took the efforts of three fire departments to extinguish--New Milford, River Edge and Oradell.
"When Bill ran into that fire he answered his final alarm," Drew said.
Brett’s Fire Photos posted the photos above on Facebook on Friday.