Area Fire Departments And Emergency Water Supply Companies Respond To Newark For Water Emergency

August 8, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Earlier today there was a major water main break in Branch Brook Park near the Newark/Belleville border causing low pressure for the City of Newark and Township of Belleville. Several area fire departments and Flynn Water are providing emergency water for the City of Newark until repairs are made and water pressure returns to a safe level for firefighting other use. Tankers and other units will assist Newark Fire Department to supply water to their scenes in the event of a fire.

Jamesburg Fire Company, Monroe Township Fire Department, and South Amboy from Middlesex County are in Newark standing by overnight.

Budd Lake Fire Department and Flanders Fire Department of Morris County answered the call sending Engine 59 staffed by Budd Lake and Flanders Firefighters. Engine 59 is in quarters with Newark Engine 13, Newark Ladder 6 and Tenders from Jefferson and Mt. Arlington.

There are more standing by from around the state for the water emergency in Newark as information becomes available it will be added to the list of department.


Flynn Water of Juliustown, NJ is supplying emergency water to University Hospital in Newark due to the low pressure from the water main break.







Due to a severe water main break in the city of Newark the city’s fire department requested assistance from surrounding counties for tenders, tankers and engines. Budd Lake And Flanders Fire answered the call sending Engine 59 staffed by Budd Lake and Flanders Firefighters. Engine 59 is in quarters with Newark Engine 13, Newark Ladder 6 and Tenders from Jefferson and Mt. Arlington. These Morris County assets will assist Newark Fire Department to supply water to their scenes in the event of a fire. Thank You to these members for taking on this detail. #buddlakefire #flandersfire #newarkfiredepartment