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Lots of hard work required at Orange fourth alarm Firefighters from across Essex County worked to control a four alarm fire that traveled through a large home in Orange on October 27th. Orange firefighters were dispatched at about 9:30 PM to 499 Berkley Ave. for a report of a fire. On arrival, heavy smoke was pushing from a large 2 ½ story frame dwelling that was surrounded by trees and overgrown vegetation. A second

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alarm was immediately called, followed shortly by a third. Flames traveled up the walls of the structure, breaking out occasionally before being knocked back down. Members had to open up extensively on each floor as the hidden fire was chased. A report of possible victims on the sec-

ond floor was announced, but soon was proven to be unfounded. After three hours of a labor intensive battle, the fire was able to be placed under control. One firefighter was transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries, but they were not considered serious. Companies were called back to the scene for a rekindle the following morning. - BILL TOMPKINS



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Margate City covers fire prevention The Margate City Fire Department visited all of Margate City Schools, preschools, daycare centers and a senior citizen complex to promote fire safety and National Fire Prevention Week during the week of October 7th. Firefighters discussed the importance of fire safety and all aspects of getting out safely in the event that a fire were to strike. The firefighter’s presented an assembly program at each school showing a video and discussing many different fire prevention topics including: Having a Home Fire Escape Plan, Know Two Ways Out, Crawl Low Under Smoke, Stop, Drop and Roll, Toys vs. Tools, and using 911 for emergencies to name a few. In addition, firefighters dressed up in turnout gear and SCBAs to show the children not to be afraid of firefighters and that they are your friends. At E.A. Tighe Middle School,

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firefighters had the students dress up in the gear to show them firsthand what it entailed to fight a fire. In addition to the assembly program at the preschools and daycare centers, the fire department brought out the apparatus for the children to see and explore, set up a fire hose squirt station, and had a firefighter climb the aerial ladder 75 feet up. At the end of each program, the children were given fire prevention material packages that were different for each age group. The 2012 Margate City Fire Department Fire Prevention Team consisted of Lt. Mike Palmer and Firefighters Brian Duffey, Tom Sher, Tony Tabasso, John Sher and Mike Sher. - DANIEL ADAMS


Structure fire strikes flood ravaged Moonachie Firefighters from Carlstadt, Wood-Ridge and Wallington rushed to the aid of Moonachie firefighters as a fire began and as the flood waters started to recede on October 31st. Devastating floods had occurred after Hurricane Sandy passed through the area. Some of the hardest hit towns were Little Ferry, Carlstadt and Moonachie. Firefighters had come from across Bergen County to assist in evacuating residents trapped by the tidal flooding. By dawn on October 31st, much of the water had receded and members were taking a well deserved rest

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and assessing their own damages. Media crews were broadcasting from a parking area on Joseph St. when smoke alarms went off in the building next to them. Firefighters were summoned to the building which was just around the corner from the firehouse, but due to flood damage to the firehouse, the apparatus had to respond from further away. Heavy fire was venting out a rear door on arrival and smoke was

pushing from all areas of the building. A second alarm was sounded. A handline was quickly put into operation as Tower 805 vented the second floor. An aggressive attack had the heavy fire knocked down quickly and companies opened up to extinguish any hidden fire. The fire was placed under control in about one hour. No serious injuries were reported, and the initial cause is believed to be electrical from the power being restored in the area. - BILL TOMPKINS

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Texas: Neal W. Smith. 46

Rank: Captain Incident Date:09/15/2012       Death Date: 09/15/2012     Fire Dept. Info:Chief: William Bivens Initial Summary: On Saturday, September 15, during a smoke diver class designed to train firefighters advanced survival skills in full gear, Captain Neal Smith passed out from a heat-related illness. He was transported to a hospital during which CPR was administered. Captain Smith remained in critical condition until Monday, September 17, when he succumbed to his injuries at approximately 6:30 p.m. Doctors reportedly determined that Captain Smith's body temperature was more than 106 degrees.

Delaware : Delaware, Justin Townsend. 17

Rank: Junior Firefighter   Incident Date: 09/27/2012   Death Date: 09/27/2012 Fire Dept. Info: Chief: Shane Furbush. Initial Summary: IDagsboro Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for an outside fire in a wooded area on East Clogg Drive just outside town limits. While en route to Station 73 in a personal vehicle, Junior Firefighter Justin Townsend was fatally injured in a motor vehicle crash on Pepper Road, in the area of Jay Patch Road. No details of the accident are available at this time. The Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is currently conducting an investigation into the fatal incident. Incident Location: Fire: Wooded area on East Clogg Drive (USNG: 18S VH 7696 6949). Fatal MVA: Pepper Road near Jay Patch Road (USNG: 18S VH 8015 5977).

Michigan: Riverview, John Grabowski. 49

Rank: Lieutenant   Incident Date: 10/01/2012   Death Date: 10/01/2012 Fire Dept. Info: Chief: Chief Mitchell Jensen Initial Summary: On Sunday, September 30, during his shift, Lieutenant John Grabowski participated in fire department training. His shift ended that day at 1800hrs. The following morning, Lieutenant Grabowski traveled to his second job. At approximately 0803hrs, Lieutenant Grabowski was found collapsed in the parking lot of his second employer. The second employer?s emergency response team tended to Lieutenant Grabowski and performed CPR. Advanced life support also responded to the scene where they treated Lieutenant Grabowski and transported him to Henry Ford Wyandotte Michigan hospital. Efforts to revive Lieutenant Grabowski at the hospital were not successful and he passed away within approximately one hour of being found in his employer?s parking lot. The official cause of death has not yet been determined.

Iowa : Gilmore City, Larry D. Nielsen. 60

Rank: Fire Chief   Incident Date: 10/09/2012   Death Date: 10/09/2012 Fire Dept. Info: Chief: Assistant Chief Lowell Johnson Initial Summary: Fire Chief Nielsen was responding to a barn fire riding in fire department apparatus when he fell ill. The vehicle operator immediately pulled over to the side of the road and called for help. Chief Neilsen was treated at the scene by EMS responders and transported to the hospital where he passed away from an apparent heart attack. Incident Location: Vicinity of Gilmore City, IA(USNG: 15T UH 81 31)

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Car fire in Hillsboro closes Amwell Road Hillsboro, NJ - On Saturday night, October 13, around 7 p.m., Hillsboro Fire Department responded to a report of a car fire on Amwell Road and Route 206. Upon arrival, a PT Cruiser in the turn lane had a well involved engine compartment fire. Police closed the road as firefighters attacked to fire with foam. The hood was cut to gain access to the engine compartment.


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Mobile catastrophe claims bus visits New Jersey UPS & DOWNS Notes from Ron Jeffers

The Farmers Insurance Group of Companies visited New Jersey this fall with their Farmers Mobile Catastrophe Claims (MCC) Bus. The company launched an eight-city tour to celebrate eastern expansion of the company. Four stops were made in New Jersey visiting agency point offices in Cherry Hill, Parsippany and Oldwick, plus a stop at Fort Lee Company 3's firehouse. Farmers has three MCC vehicles that are 43-feet long, possessing state-of-the-art satellite communications equipment, plus food, supplies, water, cold and hot drinks. Each bus has a cooking grill, coffee makers and other food service equipment, operated by Farmers volunteers who prepare and serve three meals a day to catastrophe victims and emergency responders. The generators on board can provide power to a small hospital or evacuation center, or help with satellite communications should police or fire command center satellites go down. It has 60 satellite cell phones and laptops for use by victims of a catastrophe. Once deployed, the MCC also has the capacity of handling more than 70 customer claims per hours during or following a disaster anywhere in the country. The emergency vehicles were described as “what you get back for your premium.” The buses were designed by Farmers employee Randy Glenn who was on hand to explain the operations of the vehicle on tour. His first responder background includes serving as a volunteer firefighter in Johnson City, Mississippi. He has also worked for FEMA. The MCC workers cooked up an appreciation lunch for the fire departments of Cherry Hill and Fort Lee, where a local office will soon open. The bus was set up for viewing and tours at Fort Lee Company 3, October 4th, during its tour across eastern states to celebrate Farmers expansion into New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Georgia. “The goal for this tour is to demonstrate the capabilities of Farmers Insurance,” said Dan Schrock, Farmers Head of Eastern Expansion. “Being ready for a natural disaster is the best way to quickly recover from one.” DOWNS: A blowtorch being used to remove fire escapes sparked a fire that tore through the historical Bellevue Hotel at Eight St. & Ocean Ave. in Ocean City on September 28th. The 104-year-old building was in its second day of demolition when the fire started and burned for four hours as crews from ten departments fought the fire. UPS: The 125-members Fair Lawn Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating their 100th anniversary. Nearly 100 people attended a cele-

bration ceremony at the Fair Lawn Community center on October 3rd. DOWNS: Jersey City police are looking for a bicycle-riding thief who is believed to have taken an iPod and car keys from the Ocean Ave. firehouse, October 1st, as Engine 22 and Tower Ladder 4 were out on a call, officials said. Firefighters told police that they saw a man on a bike exiting the firehouse driveway, pedaling away as they returned to quarters. Firefighters said the actor on the bike dropped a chainsaw as he made his getaway. The actor gained entry through a rear door. UPS: The Township of West Milford Council recently endorsed an application submitted by the Upper Greenwood Lake Volunteer Fire Company for a $340,000 loan to finance a new roof for the Warwick Turnpike firehouse. An addition to the building is currently under construction, which includes room for training. DOWNS: A fiery dump truck crash underneath an overpass for I. 195 in Robbinsville killed the driver and caused gridlock at the NJ Turnpike Interchange 7A in October. The tanks on the truck ruptured and were leaking diesel fuel. Firefighters had to deal with intense heat and smoke due to the position of the fire underneath the overpass, officials said. UPS: Firefighters from Cape May and Cape May Point responded to a report of a kayaker in trouble about 200-yards offshore on October 3rd. Cape May Fire Chief Jerry Inderwies said a man in his 60's had fallen off the kayak somewhere near St. Marys' By-the-Sea Convent and was clinging to it while winds and an outgoing tide were moving him eastbound. “Some of our guys went out on rescue boards and got the victim and secured him,” said Inderwies. “Cape May firefighters brought him in on their jet-ski.” The victim was transported to a local hospital for evaluation. DOWNS: An Englewood woman jumped from a 2nd floor window of her Garden St. home to escape flames on Oct. 10th. The victim was taken to Englewood Hospital & Medical Center and treated for her injuries. UPS: In Edison, Brian Latham has been promoted to fire chief. DOWNS: A chemical explosion injured six workers at the US Ink factory on Central Ave., East Rutherford, Oct. 9th. Firefighters found six burn victims outside when they arrived, Assistant Chief John Giancaspro said. UPS: In October, Fredon firefighters in full turn-out gear lead horses, with blankest over their heads, from one end of the smoke-filled barn to the other. It was a drill at Spring Valley Farm, one of the township's largest volume equine centers, giving firefighters and some horse owners a sense of what to do should a real fire strike a horse barn. The training session was led by Bob Bishop, an insurance agent who specializes in agricultural properties, especially horse farms. DOWNS: A lit cigarette left by a trespassing homeless man caused a


Members of the Farmers Insurance Group visited New Jersey this fall with their Mobile Catastrophe Claims Bus in October and offered an appreciation lunch to local first-responders. Included in the photo are (L-R) Fort Lee Deputy Chief Mark Sulcov; Jerry Davies, A.V.P. of Media & Public Relations (Farmers); Fort Lee Fire Chief Keith Sabatino; Dan Schrock, head of Agency Points (Farmers) and other participants.

fire that forced 10 people from their homes on Market St. in Gloucester City, Oct. 21st. Tito Diaz, Jr., was arrested after allegedly telling police he accidentally started the threealarm blaze in a vacant home. Police said they believe Diaz called 911 after fleeing from the vacant twin style home shortly before 3 a.m UPS: New firefighters in Edison are: T. Asprocolas, H. Tarlow, H. Maurath, A. Stevens, M. Weigel, A. Garbolino, M. Garriel, M. Carloni, and C. & A. Latham. DOWNS: An asphalt tanker caught fire at the Kinder Morgan complex in Perth Amboy, Oct. 22nd, creating a heavy smoke condition that closed the Outerbridge Crossing. The fire was under control within 40 minutes, Fire Chief David Volk said. Woodbridge and Carteret fire units assisted at the scene

UPS: Never forget. Ridgefield, Cliffside Park and area firefighters gathered at Ridgefield's Firemen's Memorial at Route 5 & Clinton Ave. on the 45th anniversary of the loss of five borough firefighters killed battling a bowling alley fire in bordering Cliffside Park. The men were killed when a wall collapsed on them minutes after they arrived at the scene. The cause of the fire, at the Cardinal Lanes bowling alley on Anderson Ave., was never determined. The members who gave their lives on October 5, 1967, were: Chief Gustave Genschow, and Firefighters Harry Brown, Dominick Acquafredda, James Edwards and John Lavria. DOWNS: There have been “numerous small fires” at the Eagle Recycling of New Jersey on Dell Ave., North Bergen, over the years, town-

ship spokesman Philip Swibinski said. The plant, which has been the subject of previous fines for safety violations, was shut down and fined $100,000 for fire code violations that allegedly led to an all hands fire on Oct. 16th. Township officials inspecting the plant after the latest fire found that the company stored more recycling material than is allowed by township fire regulations, and that some of its equipment had not been properly maintained, Swibinski said UPS: In October, Jersey City renamed the corner of Palisade Ave. & Hutton St. “Carlos Negron Way,” after fallen Firefighter Carlos Negron. He was killed and another member seriously injured when the two tried to raise a ladder, but hit an overhead power line, on March 20, 1993, during a multiple-alarm fire at that corner.


In October, the corner of Hutton St. & Palisade Ave., Jersey City, was re-named Carlos Negron Way in honor of the city firefighter who was killed operating at a dwelling fire at that corner in 1993.

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North Hudson mechanic Jon Veltre backs Engine 16 out of the shops for its ride to the "bone yard."

Last Mack pumper retired


Attic fire in Garfield quickly contained Garfield firefighters were able to quickly contain an attic fire on October 30th, the night after the storm. Fire units arrived at the large two and a half story frame dwelling on Midland to a working attic fire with flames venting out a rear attic window.

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Companies quickly stretched two lines and soon had water on the fire. The fire was placed under con-

trol in about half an hour with no serious injuries reported. The cause is probably from a candle in the attic due to no electricity in the area due to former Hurricane Sandy. - BILL TOMPKINS

North Bergen, NJ. On October 19th, North Hudson supervisor mechanic Frank Baer reported to the 29th Street firehouse in Union City to pick up Reserve Engine 16 for its last ride to the 61st Street shops in North Bergen. The rig was decommissioned. What makes this apparatus so special? Engine 16 was the last fully custom pumper assembled by Mack Trucks, Inc., in 1984. After that, Mack continued to manufacture the custom CF cab and chassis, as well as MC chassis for the fire service; but the body work and other firefighting options were completed by other apparatus companies. This 1500-gpm pumper bears Mack ID numbers 1M1H143Y9EM00115, Model MC686F, Chassis No. 1155 and Type MC686F15. On the morning of October 20th, the veteran pumper was completely stripped of emergency lights and firefighting equipment. Two fire companies were sent to the shops to assist removing hose from the rig, etc. One of those companies included Firefighter Tony Casper, of Engine Co. 9, who started his career in Guttenberg before the regional department was established, and worked on this rig. When this engine was delivered to Guttenberg, it served at the 68th Street firehouse and possessed two identities. The career

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members were known as Engine Co. 1 and the volunteers were part of Eclipse Hose Co. 4. On the North Hudson radio, it was known as Engine 501. In 1994, the 68th Street house received an E-One pumper and the Mack was transferred crosstown to Washington Hose Co. 1 on Park Avenue, and it was then know as Engine 502. After the regional department was formed in 1999, and the Guttenberg volunteer companies were disbanded, this unit was re-assigned to North Hudson and served most of its career as Reserve Engine 16. It was marked “Squad 7” for a short time, but never served with that company. In true Mack tradition, it served its firefighters faithfully for many years. One of its shortfalls was the open jump seat area of this tilt-cab model, before fully enclosed apparatus was required. On that October morning, the Mack then took its last “run” to the West Side Avenue municipal “bone yard” and unceremoniously parked next to old police cars and a burned out street sweeper. Its future fate unknown. Another piece of fire apparatus history is sadly over. - RON JEFFERS

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Training in Camden complete On September 28, firefighters in Camden City completed the Petzl EXO Firefighter Escape System end-user training class. Over 150 students participated, and are now equipped with the Gemtor 541NYC harness and the Petzl EXO system. The End User Escape Systems Class provides students with the basic use, deployment and operation of the EXO system. Students attended a classroom session for ap-

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proximately an hour. Then, they participated in hands-on training, which included each member performing nine bailout slides. The Petzl EXO includes an auto-locking descender device, 50feet of Technora cut and heat resistant rope, an anchor hook and attachment carabiner and a carry

bag. The system attaches to a class2 harness, and all together makes up the complete firefighter escape system. In the event that a firefighter becomes trapped on an upper floor and has no way out, these systems allow the firefighter an option - get to the window, deploy the system, anchor and GO. - DONALD COLARUSSO


Community Volunteer Fire Co. 1, of the Wayne Township Fire Department, Passaic County, recently placed in service this M923 5 ton military truck. The unit was rebuilt in 2004 by the military and acquired from surplus.

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Man trapped under jack BILL TOMPKINS

Resident jumps from second floor in Englewood

On October 9, 2012 in Leonardo, Middletown Township, crews were called to Center Avenue. They arrived and found that a jack had given out on man, who was working on truck. The Middletown First Aid & Rescue Squad responded and transported the victim to a local hospital.

Flames caused extensive damage to the second floor of a home at 288 Garden Street in Englewood on October 10th. The fire, which started at about 6:45 a.m., quickly went to a second alarm, bringing mutual aid from Teaneck, Hackensack and Tenafly to the scene. All residents safely escaped the structure before arrival of the fire units, including one who was forced to jump from the second floor. An aggressive attack had the fire knocked down in about a half hour with no serious injuries reported.

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Heavy fire showing from Fairton dwelling On October 10, 2012, Fairton Fire Co. Station 16 along with Gouldtown Fire Co. Station 15, Cedarville Fire Co. Station 17 and Fairton EMS Squad 16 were dispatched to the area of 39 FairtonCedarville Rd. for a reported working dwelling. 16-32 arrived with heavy fire showing and requested the all hands struck, bringing units from Bridgeton Station 7 and Downe Township Station 39 to the scene. Command requested the Cumberland County ISAT team dispatched to the scene due to the heavy fire and windy conditions. Ladder 7-05 was placed in service to open the roof. Several lines

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were placed in service to bring the fire under control. After extensive firefighting, the fire was placed under control. One firefighter was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries. Crews remained on location for several hours for overhaul. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Cumberland County Red Cross, NJSP and Cumberland County Fire Police also assisted at the scene - EDAN DAVIS

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Unfortunately, many members of the local emergency services community have been personally affected by Hurricane Sandy and her aftermath. The sense of loss is enormous, overwhelming and painful.


South Plainfield’s Chief Scalera, Firefighters George Hogan, Nick Smith, Alex Nieradka, Jurrien Kratz, Mike Mocharski, Nick Figler with FM Golbal’s John Antola and Tabernacle Church’s Senior Pastor De’Andre Salter

Grant provided to department On September 28, 2012, the members of the Tabernacle Church in South Plainfield along with FM Global arrived at the South Plainfield firehouse to provide a grant to be utilized for the purchas eof smoke detectors. The detectors purchased will be given out to the community through several events in conjunction with scheduled fire department events. Chief Scalera accepted the grant

During this crisis, the 1st Responder News family would like for all of you to know that you and your families are all in our thoughts and prayers. We would also like to thank all of you in the emergency services community who, once again, have worked so diligently in helping others during this time of overwhelming need. Your tireless effort and selflessness continue to inspire all of us. 1st Responder News’ staff will continue to think about all of you during this difficult time.

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from FM Global Representative John Antola and Senior Pastor De’Andre Salter. Fire Commissioner Ben Givenga and Administrator Glenn Cullen were also present. - THOMAS SCALERA


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Enhanced vehicle class sponsored in Budd Lake Budd Lake, NJ - Route 46 Chevrolet in Budd Lake sponsored a safe response to GM electrically enhanced vehicles class Monday night. The Barish Family, new owners of the dealership, held two sessions with members of the GM commercial trainers on hand. Over a 75 firefighters from around the county attended.

Woman rescued from the top of Kittitinny Ridge Hardwick, NJ. A woman hiker had to be taken down from the top of Kittitinny Ridge on a backboard in Warren County by fireman and rescue personal from Blairstown. She suffered a leg injury while hiking at about 4:30 Saturday afternoon. It took nearly one hour before she was reached by fireman from the Blairstown Hose Company as they made their way through the woods and rocky ground and then

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up 75 feet of shale and limestone to where she was lying on a ledge. She was stabilized on the side of the mountain by EMTs from the Blairstown Ambulance Corps. who brought up first aid equipment. She was tied to a backboard before being carried down a steep in-

cline to a waiting four wheel drive vehicle. Night had fallen as she was transferred to an ambulance. Flashlights and head lights were used as they moved through forest to the incident command station set up at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco. The patient was transported to the Pocono Medical Center by the Blairstown Ambulance Corps. - BOB HALBERSTADT

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Saddle Brook warehouse destroyed during storm As the winds and rain from Hurricane Sandy increased on October 29th, so did the smoke and flames from a vacant commercial building in Saddle Brook. Firefighters were dispatched about 6:30 p.m., just as the main JUMP TO FILE # 110112100 brunt of force from what was once Hurricane Sandy hit the area, to 81 Fifth Street for a report of an electrical condition. A power line was down and arcing in front of the former Amloid toy factory, a large one and two story brick structure. The downed line was energizing the building and a call was put in to PSE&G to respond, but all crews were tied up at numerous calls caused by the weather. Firefighters could only stand by and watch as over several hours, light smoke from the building turned into dark smoke, and then flames. One PSE&G truck was able to respond and shut off both the electric and gas was firefighting able to commence. Three tower ladders and several handlines were put into operation and eventually knocked down the fire in the front one story section before it could extend to the rear two story part. Crews were able to be released early the next morning. - BILL TOMPKINS



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Fire prevention conducted in Newton Newton, NJ - National Fire Prevention Week ran through October 13th. Focused on promoting safety and prevention, the Newton Fire Department will be displaying their award winning 2011 Pierce 95 ft. Mid mount Platform Ladder at schools in the Newton area.


Liberty Corner extrication with medevac On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 11:45 p.m., the Liberty Corner Fire Company and Liberty Corner First Aid Squad were dispatched to Interstate 78 east bound at milemarker 33.6 for an auto accident. Upon arrival of Rescue 40151, Assistant Chief Pete Aprahamian established unified command with the NJ State Police and EMS branch. An update was provided of one patient trapped in the rear of the vehicle and one patient found outside the vehicle in the roadway. Firefighters quickly extricated the rear passenger while EMS attended to the freed patient. A landing zone was established on the

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eastbound side of the highway, east of the accident scene. Both patients were transported via air by NorthStar Medevac with lifethreatening injuries. Due to the altered level of consciousness of both patients, it was unclear how many passengers were in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Additional personnel searched the nearby woods at the scene for possible additional patients who may have been ejected on impact. No additional patients were found. Liberty Corner firefighters re-

mained on the scene for over four hours, providing lighting for the New Jersey State Police investigation as well as scene clean up. The eastbound side of the highway was closed for several hours. In addition to Liberty Corner Fire and EMS, Far Hills-Bedminster Fire Department, Warren Township Fire Department and First Aid Squad, Basking Ridge Fire Company, Somerset Medical Center Paramedics, NorthStar Medevac, New Jersey State Police & K9, Bernards Township Police, and Warren Township Police operated at the scene. - ERIC MURPHY

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Cardboard fire in Rutherford Burning cardboard prompted a second alarm to be transmitted at a commercial building in Rutherford on Monday morning, October 8th. The fire, which started shortly after 3:00 a.m. at 265 Highland Cross, was kept from extending to the building itself by sprinklers and the firefighters. The fire was under control in about a half hour with no injuries reported. ROMAN ISARYK JR

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Mahwah handles vehicle hanging off parking deck On October 11, 2012, at approximately 4:41 p.m., Mahwah Fire Companies 1, 2 and EMS 1 were dispatched to a vehicle hanging off the second story of a three level parking deck at the Sheraton Crossroads. Upon arrival of police units, Rescue 1 was requested to expedite because of the situation. It was confirmed that there was one party trapped in the vehicle. Rescue 1 stabilized the vehicle and managed to extricate the party involved. Tower 2's crew assisted with the efforts on scene and Engine 117 and 217 also made it to the scene for manpower. The incident was swiftly managed and executed within twenty minutes.


Wet roads in Budd Lake Budd Lake, NJ. On October 7 shortly after 9 p.m., an SUV traveling west on Rt # 46 left the roadway traveling down an embankment 25 feet before coming to a stop and resting on it’s side. The only thing keeping the SUV from rolling over was a group of small trees and brush. Emergency service workers used a winch off the rescue truck to secure and stabilize the SUV. Firefighters then had to use chainsaws to cut their way into the operator. After 30 minutes, the operator was freed and on the way to the hospital.


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Firefighters honored at National Fallen Firefighters memorial service Emmitsburg, MD. The 31st Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service honored firefighters, who died in the line of duty. 80 firefighters who died in 2011 and five firefighters who died in previous years were remembered at the official national service held at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland on Sunday, October 7. Lieutenant Andrew K. Boyt, age 45, of the City of Cape May Fire Department died a few hours after completing a twenty-four hour shift with fire calls on October 3, 2011. 2nd Assistant Chief Thomas M. Shields, age 42, of the Flanders Fire Company No. 1 died after suffering chest pains following an emergency medical call on May 31, 2011. Captain Jonathan C. W. Young, age 49, of the Roselle Fire Department died after suffering a heart attack while responding to a motor vehicle fire on November 16, 2011. The names of those firefighters


who died in the line of duty were added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial on the Academy grounds. The national tribute is sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the Department of Homeland Security. More than 6,000 people, including Members of Congress, Administration officials and other dignitaries, members of the fire service, and families and friends of the fallen firefighters attended the event. Families received flags flown over the U. S. Capitol and the National Memorial. Members of the fire service, honor guard units and pipe and drum units from across the U.S. participated in this national tribute. For a complete list of fallen firefighters being honored, along with Memorial Weekend information visit Weekend.Firehero.org JUSTIN DEREVYANIK

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Keyport Fire Department’s Engine 92 in service at the Wildwood Parade in October

Mutual aid drill held in Hackensack The Hackensack Fire Department hosted a mutual aid drill at the Shops at River Side on Hackensack Ave. on Sunday, October 7, 2012. The purpose of this drill was to review fire tactics, inter-agency unified command, communications, and mass decimation at a large incident. First arriving fire companies were met with a car fire in the parking garage in the mall. While making the initial fire attack, an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) was noticed in the rear of the car, causing all companies operating to evacuate the fire area and await further investigation by the police department. Because of the unknown type of device, all persons who were in

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the smoke were required to pass through a mass decon area to remove any possible chemicals from themselves. Companies from Mid Bergen mutual aid and Mid Bergen HazMat set up the mass decon operation. Mass decon is used to decontaminate large amounts of people in a short period of time with copious amounts of water to flush the victim’s bodies. After all pass through mass decon, they are medically evaluated and transported to a hospital. Companies operated for about

two hours and completed all objectives of the drill. The drill was held by Hackensack Emergency Management in cooperation with Hackensack Fire Department. Participating agencies were the Shops at River Side mall security, Hackensack Police, Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance, as well as fire departments from Bogota, Bergenfield, Englewood, Ridgefield Park, Teaneck, Mid Bergen HazMat and Bergen County OEM. Hackensack OEM Coordinator Captain John Niland stated the drill was a great success and all agencies that operated worked very well together under the unified command system. - JUSTIN DEREVYANIK

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Large propane leak for Atlantic Highlands The Atlantic Highlands Fire Department responded to a large propane tank leak at 16 Harbor View Drive. The Naval Weapons Station Earle Fire Department Hazmat team responded as well. A prolonged operation and evacuation was needed until a local propane dealer responded and transferred the propane to a truck.


School bus MVA in Blairstown Blairstown, NJ. Just before 8 a.m. on October 22, Warren County dispatch received a call regarding an MVA on Route 94 near Mingle Road in Blairstown. The caller described the scene and said two cars and a school bus were involved in an accident. According to officials, a southbound Toyota Celica, stopped for a school bus with flashing lights, was rear ended by a Volkswagen Passet. The car drivers were transported to Newton Memorial Hospital by the Blairstown Ambulance Corps. with what appeared to be minor injuries. The bus had five children aboard and a driver, but all were uninjured according to officials.


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Jersey City duty deputy chiefs have been assigned a 2012 Ford F350/EVI command unit equipped with a custom slide-out rear command cabin with VHF, UHF and 800-band radios, sold by Campbell Supply Co.


Union City Engine 2 had this 1948 American LaFrance 1000-gpm pumper.


The 4th Battalion Chiefs in Jersey City have been assigned a new Ford F-350 4x4/Emergency Vehicles, Inc. command unit with custom console, sold by Campbell Supply Co.


Herbertsville Assistant Chief Art Bloomer responds to alarms in a 2003 Ford Expedition.


The Sergeantsville Fire Company has placed into service a 2012 Chevy Tahoe.


Caldwell firefighters answered alarms with this 1937 American LaFrance pumper.

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Heroes Mortgage Program

Mortgage program saved Iselin firefighter an extra $1000 per month!


Mortgage program beat Iselin District 11 firefighter Mark Farese’s expectations and then some

What would you do with an extra $1,000 month? That's a question Mark Farese will have to ponder, thanks to the Heroes Mortgage Program. Farese, a volunteer firefighter with Iselin District 11 in New Jersey, inquired about the Heroes Mortgage Program after seeing an advertisement in 1st Responder. Looking to refinance, Farese figured he would get a better rate. However, the one he received was even lower than he expected. The Heroes Mortgage lowered his mortgage rate by almost 2 1/2 percent a month. Translation: Folks, that's a savings of about $1,000 per month. "It beat all of my expectations," said Farese, a 22-year veteran. "For me and my family, it felt great. Obviously, we can do a lot of other things with that money now. I've told a lot of people at the firehouse about it and they are looking into it as well.

They think the Heroes Mortgage Program is great." 1st Responder and Sun National Bank teamed up to create the Heroes Mortgage Program. This exclusive mortgage opportunity provides discounted fees and low interest rates for firefighters and other members of the emergency services community. The program offers a great rate, minimal lender fees and promises to get clients in their new home by

the contract date. "Mr. Farese's situation is not unique. We are saving many of our clients that kind of money," said Steven Testa, an executive vice president with Sun National Bank. "I have to tell you, it's a pretty good feeling to see the look on somebody's face when you tell them you are saving them $1,000 a month on their mortgage. Times are rough, this program really helps people. These people happen to risk their lives every day for us. So it's an honor to provide them with this opportunity." Sun Home Loans, a division of Sun National Bank, and 1st Responder are both proud to serve the heroes in our community, who dedicate their lives serving the rest of us. Clients enjoy unmatched customer service and attentiveness throughout the process - from their initial inquiry - to closing. Working with its own resources and Federal government programs, Sun National Bank develops solutions that open the path to home ownership. Sun National Bank provides a full-range of banking products and services, delivered by experienced bankers. Personal attention merges with world-class service and competitive products that meet the needs of today's consumers and businesses. Sun National Bank believes that doing business in the community means being a part of it. Whether purchasing a new home or refinancing an existing one, the Heroes Mortgage Program is offered exclusively, providing personal service, benefits and rates not normally available to the general public. To receive more information about the program and its benefits, contact Steven Testa at stesta@sunnb.com or call 973615-9745. Sun National Bank Home Loans and 1st Responder Newspaper are not affiliated. All loans subject to approval. Certain conditions and fees may apply. Mortgage financing provided by Sun National Bank Loans, Equal Housing Lender.

Win an iPad 1st Responder and Sun Home Loans team up to promote mortgage program If you are a member of the emergency services community, now is your chance to enter Sun Home Loans and 1st Responder Newspaper’s contest to win a free iPad. Just go to our website at www.1RBN.com and fill in the entry form. Once you complete it, you will receive an email that requires you to confirm your email address. Once you do that, you are entered! 1st Responder will also be accepting applications at all of the local trade shows that it attends throughout the country in the coming months. A total of FIVE iPads will be given away so your chances to win are excellent. Sign up to win today!

Mortgage Checklist 1. Look for a bargain: According to the National Association of Realtors, home prices often drop by an average $7,000 after Labor Day. Prices in the Northeast can plummet by nearly $20,000 by October. 2. Know the market: Here's a quick quiz. Do you know why sellers in some Northeast and Midwest towns drop prices so quickly? Because winter's coming and they don't want to spend another year digging out the place. Use that to your advantage. 3. Know when a seller is desperate: Does the photo of the house you've been pining over all summer on MLS look exactly as it did when you first saw it Memorial Day? Is there yet another open house coming up in a few weeks? That all works in your favor. If a buyer hasn't budged since the summer, chances are there's room to negotiate. If they want the house sold more than they want a big profit, well, that's how deals are born.

4. Kick the tires: Fall is the time of year when the weather takes a turn. When you're buying a home, the leaf litter and returning rain provide ample opportunities to see where the current homeowners have done work and what they've neglected. For the most part, there shouldn't be leaves piled up in the gutters in late September or early October. There also should be decent gutter drainage that doesn't involve water spewing from where a drain pipe once was. 5. Help is on the way: Census Bureau numbers indicate that fall is a tough time for contractors and home and garden stores. If your dream house could use a kitchen upgrade or central air through its heating ducts, home stores and builders usually start discounting inventory around this time of year and can help you make changes without spending as much during warmer months.

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Plainsboro participates in Tunnel to Towers Run Fifteen Plainsboro firefighters, family members and friends participated in the 2012 Tunnel to Towers Run in New York. The 5K event follows the footsteps of New York firefighter Stephen Siller, who put on his turnout gear and ran from his firehouse in Brooklyn through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to Ground Zero where he died in the line of duty. The Station 49 team was sponsored by the Plainsboro Fire Company and Jason Odman Fine Carpentry and Renovations, LLC.

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Fireground Operations Seminar held at Kean University


Over 150 firefighters from around the state attended the 2012 Tri-State Fireground Operations Seminar, which was held at Kean University's Stem building. This class was sponsored by FireOpsOnline.com and JUMP TO FILE # All Hands Fire 102212119 Equipment and featured three very well known fire service instructors. The seminar began with Kearny Fire Department Deputy Chief and Author Frank Viscuso. Chief Viscuso presented his program "Leadership in the Fire Service", which discussed the essential traits that every leader should possess. The next program was presented by Jersey City Fire Department Deputy Chief and Author Mike Terpak. Chief Terpak's session discussed "Fires in Light Weight Constructed Buildings". The class focused on preparing firefighters for identification and safe operation in these types of buildings. The final program of the day was presented by Vincent Dunn, retired Deputy Chief of the New York City Fire Department and author. Chief Dunn shared his more than 40 years of experience in his presentation titled "Firefighting Strategy & Tactics". This session covered the many responsibilities of firefighters on the fireground, including flashovers and backdrafts, collapse dangers, engine and ladder company operations and more. - DONALD COLARUSSO


Deputy Chief Terpak, Viscuso and Dunn at the 2012 Tri State Fireground Operations Seminar at Kean University.

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LDH drill in Bass River Township Station 421 of New Gretna Fire Department hosted an LDH Drill at a Local Trailer Park. Stations from Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May and Ocean Counties took part in the Drill. Almost 2000 feet of hose was laid out for this Drill..


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Graduation ceremony for Newark On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, Mayor Cory A. Booker, the Newark Municipal Council, Fire Director Fateen A. Ziyad and Fire Chief John G. Centanni swore in the 41st Recruit Class of Newark Fire Department recruits into their duties at a graduation ceremony, at the New Hope Baptist Church, at 106 Sussex Avenue, in Newark’s Central Ward. 31 recruits completed the 12week classes at the Newark Fire Academy, including Christopher Esposito, who joined the Summit Fire Department, in Summit, New Jersey. 28 of the Newark graduates are

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veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Of the recruits, 16 are former Marines, six served in the Army, five in the Navy and one in the Air Force. One of the class members, Joseph Carpio, was sworn in to his duties on September 11, 2012, one day before he deployed with his US Marine Corps Reserve unit to Afghanistan. Although he is on active service in Afghanistan, he was recognized at today’s ceremony. Holding the Bible was Jennifer

Carpio, wife of Firefighter Carpio. The recruits dedicated the class to the memory of Firefighter Russell C. Schoemer, Jr., who was killed in the line of duty on May 7, 2012 along with Captains Anthony V. Lardiere and Dominick LaTorre, while battling a three alarm fire at a vacant three story brick building. A letter from Firefighter Schoemer’s widow, Barbara Schoemer, describing her fallen husband as a “Fireman’s Fireman” and a devoted father of four children, was read at the ceremony. - DAVID LIPPMAN

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Cape May Fire Dept. responds to fatal fire The Cape May Fire Department was alerted at 6:33 a.m. on September 28, 2012 for the report of a smoke alarm sounding with smoke showing at 1247 Washington St. in the rear cottage. USCGFD Station 59 was alerted on the first alarm as well. Upon the arrival of Chief 5100, the neighbor reported that the resident may still be inside. Upon arrival, personnel stretched a hand line to the cottage and forced entry to begin a primary search. As crews made their way into the structure, horizontal ventilation was performed from the outside by CMFD and USCGFD personnel. The fire was extinguished. Tragically, the body of the resident was found in the living room. The fire is under investigation by the CMPD, CMC Fire Marshals Office, CMC Prosecutors Office and NJ State Fire Marshals office.


The Whitman Square Fire Company was established in August of 1962 and has two stations. The Main Station known as the Thomas E. Hills Station is located on Johnson Road and our Sub Station is located on Fries Mill Road.

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Winter operations and personnel safety Part I



New Jersey Forest Fire Service performs basic wildland training New Jersey Forest Fire Service held a basic wildland firefighting class this past month. Four days of the classroom part was held at the East Whitehouse fire house. During those four days, new recruits learned everything from fire behavior and weather to strategy and tactics of wildland firefighting. The field day was held at Round Valley State Park.

Just the thought of many years of cold weather firefighting sends chills up and down my spine as I think of the extreme conditions firefighters work under normally and then include all that a winter environment can add to the mix. STAYING For those SAFE of you who are fortunate Chief Henry Campto perform bell your role as a firefighter or EMT in a warmer climate, enjoy the benefits. Snow, sleet, ice, freezing rain and hail, along with some extremely cold temperatures can make the tough job of firefighting extremely hazardous. Winter weather conditions can have an impact upon your safety and overall operations in a variety of ways; from slips and falls on ice to frostbite, hypothermia, increased fire calls, delayed responses, fatigue and increased time frames to perform specific tasks that would normally require half the time and physical exertion. Wintertime also generates an increase in residential fires due to the increased use of fireplaces, wood burning stoves, space heaters and normal heating devices subject to malfunction and or inappropriate operation, generating an increase in home fires. Your personal protection in a winter environment requires you to stay warm and dry for as long as possible through the layering of clothing under your bunker gear. The wearing of a sweatshirt (for many years when turning out at night I would wear my sweatshirt backwards as it afforded more protection to my upper chest and neck), hooded sweatshirt, flannel shirt or a woolen turtleneck sweater under the turnout coat will help preserve body heat. And don’t forget to use the ear flaps in your helmet, nomex hood or some other form of head and ear protection against the cold temperatures. EMS personnel should wear some form of shoe/boot for protection of the feet and water repelling clothing to help ward against the elements of winter, along with a warm cap. Remember what your mother told you about wearing a hat when the weather is cold; you lose a lot of your body heat through your uncovered head. She was right then, and now! Make sure you are completely dressed against the elements and wearing all your protective clothing properly before heading out under adverse weather conditions. Be prepared! It may take a minute or two longer to get into the additional clothing, but if you don’t do it prior to responding, you may not get the chance to do it later. It is also important during the winter months to have an additional spare change of dry and warm clothing available. Firefighters and EMS personnel should

have a complete change of clothes, including socks and underwear, preferably stored in a small container or nylon bag on board the apparatus. If not on the apparatus, keep them in your private vehicle or in the station because when the clothing you are wearing becomes wet and loses its effectiveness in keeping you warm you will be glad you have them. You can change clothing on the rehab bus, ambulance or warm apparatus cabin if need be. An extra pair or two of dry gloves is another must, and remember, no matter how wet and cold your hands may get in wet gloves, don’t take them off unless you have a dry pair to replace them with. Some departments carry additional gloves on board apparatus for replacements when originals become wet, a good idea. Physical activity during winter operations, especially with snow falling and/or on the ground, is very strenuous and taxing on the human body and additional resources are required to help stretch hoselines, place ladders, perform rescues and fire confinement and extinguishment.

A task that usually takes two or three firefighters may now require five or more, so don’t be afraid to request additional resources. Any working structure fire with snow accumulations on the ground should require a second alarm at minimum. Icing conditions on apparatus steps and running boards, ladders, hoselines, SCBA, and tools will add to the need to move cautiously in order to protect oneself against slips, trips, falls, and flying tools. Fire escapes may freeze and become inoperable prior to your arrival due to inclement weather conditions blocking escape routes for occupants and placing you and them in a more perilous position. Roof operations when covered with snow and/or ice present additional hazards to the firefighters operating at a structure fire. Be aware of your footing and surroundings and limit the number of personnel operating on the roof if it is snow covered due to the additional weight load placed on the roof by the accumulating snow. Till next time, Buckle Up, Stay Safe and God Bless!


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Maneuvering It ain't easy to maneuver around Union City, even on a Sunday morning. North Hudson Ladder 1 slowly made it through the corner of 32nd St. & Central Ave. while responding to a report of smoke coming from a window of an OMD on the 500-block of 34th St., October 28th. Engine's 4 and 5 also made it through the narrow streets, gingerly, before arriving at the scene. The alarm turned out to be unattended cooking.

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Family members and city council members gather around the new street sign.

Street corner named for Jersey City firefighter Family, friends and brother firefighters gathered on the afternoon of October 5, 2012 to honor fallen firefighter Carlos Negron with a street naming. The Jersey City City Council voted to honor Carlos by naming the corner of Hutton St and Palisade Ave after him, which is just steps from where he died. When Carlos Negron was a child, there was a fire in the building his family lived in. That building was next door the the Gong Club and he and brother were rescued by members of the club. This event sparked a lifelong interest in the firefighting, and on June 1, 1981, he was appointed to the Jersey City Fire Department. On the morning of March 20,

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1993, a fire broke out on Palisade Ave. Though off duty, Carlos helped brother firefighters in attempting to raise a ground ladder after there were reports of people trapped. They lost their footing, and the ladder touched power lines, electrocuting Carlos and severely injuring another firefighter. He left behind a wife and two children. On the day of the street naming, Carlos' children were both in attendance as well as his sister Dee, brother Frankie and two of his grandchildren.

A ceremony was led by JCFD Director Armando Roman and included short speeches by several council members and the mayor of Jersey City. Many shared memories of Carlos and the day he was killed. Carlos Negron Jr. addressed the crowd, thanking everyone for coming, and taking the time to remember his Dad. Then it was time to unveil the sign. Family, firefighters, and council members gathered around the sign as it was uncovered. A fitting tribute for future generations to remember Carlos Negron and the sacrifice he gave for his city. - CONNI SPELLMAN

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Supporters of the EMS bill Gov. Christie vetoed in January have resurrected the legislation, now A-2463/S-1650, with more distortions and scare tactics meant to malign and discredit New Jersey’s tens of thousands of dedicated EMS volunteers. Contrary to the propaganda, the New Jersey State First Aid Council does support background checks for all EMS workers, volunteer and paid. The devil is in the details, however. Who will pay for the background checks? Who will perform them? State police? Local police? Not all local police departments are equipped and/or staffed to accommodate fingerprinting and criminal history check requests. Data sharing between incompatible information systems throughout the state is abysmal. Individuals applying to become foster parents, for example, report having to submit to repeated, redundant fingerprinting and background checks – with their associated costs each time – as they progress through the process. Yes, background checks are a good idea, but not foolproof. Often the handful of individuals who make the news for bad behavior, be they police officers, firefighters, public employees or even EMS workers, are cited for incidents that occurred after their background checks came back clean. During a recent meeting between numerous New Jersey EMS entities, some of the loudest proponents of the bill were embarrassed to discover their own paid ambulance agencies performed only a minimal, driver-abstract search on their prospective employees, rather than criminal history and fingerprint checks they, themselves, advocate. The smear campaign implying

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volunteer EMTs are less qualified and more loosely vetted regarding their backgrounds is grossly misleading. State regulations require volunteer and paid responders to undergo the same training, certification and continuing education process. The legislation’s supporters view this as a jobs bill, which would increase bureaucracy, red tape, unfunded mandates and costs for volunteers and municipalities, making it even more difficult for volunteers to continue serving their communities. Forcing out the volunteers and local responders would pave the way for paid, county-based EMS monopolies that would cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. The negative attacks are meant to draw attention from the fact that the greedy, paid-organization bosses want to line their pockets with public funds. Let’s be clear: EMS volunteers support background checks for all responders, as long as volunteers are not forced to foot the bill for the background checks. Although some amendments have been made to the old EMS “redesign” bill, they don’t provide fiscal information regarding the cost of implementing mandates, and fail to address Gov. Christie’s veto items. No review has been performed on the fiscal and operational impacts to volunteerism, property taxes, municipal costs, the state budget, background checks or the licensure-versus-certification debate. Many of our issues and concerns still have not been addressed. - BARBARA ARAS

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Paterson car fire clogs Route 80 On October 23, 2012 at 5:00 p.m., Paterson Fire Companies 3 and 7 under the command of Battalion Chief John Bradle responded to a working car fire on Route 80 West at the Madison Avenue exit ramp. The vehicle suffered extensive damage, but no injuries were reported. New Jersey State police provided traffic control at the scene. The fire department knocked the fire down in under five minutes. The fire was actually reported by this writer while passing by on the exit ramp of the highway.

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Blairstown Ambulance readies its building Remembering what happened last year when its building was ooded, squad members emptied out it’s bays and moved supplies and records to higher ground. When the JUMP TO FILE # new storm, Sandy, 110212114 roared into town, the power went out. For two days ,members staffed the squad room, powered by a portable generator. Answering calls was more then just tricky. Downed trees and utility poles blocked the way many times, causing the ambulances to double back. All calls were answered and all patients were reached. A truly dedicated group of volunteers in this North Warren County area covered over 100 square miles. - BOB HALBERSTADT

New Jersey State First Aid Council elects officers for 2013 Somerset, NJ. Members of the New Jersey State First Aid Council (NJSFAC) elected the volunteer emergency medical services organization’s ofďŹ cers for 2013 during their October JUMP TO FILE # 4-7, 2012 annual 101012103 meeting at the DoubleTree Somerset Hotel and Conference Center. Results of the vote were as follows. The new President is Howard Meyer from Summit. The Northern Area Vice President is Cyndy Reardon from Bloomingdale. The Central Area Vice President is Joseph G. Walsh, Jr. from Neptune. The Southern Area Vice President will be Bryan Platt from New Egypt. The Treasurer is Ken Weinberg from Pittstown. The new Assistant Treasurer is LeRoy Gunzelman from Somerville. The Secretary is Barbara Platt from New Egypt. The Membership Secretary will be Sue Meyer from Summit. And the Chaplain is Walter McKinley from Keyport. Meyer will replace current President Barbara Aras of Little Silver when her term expires. Installation of ofďŹ cers will take place during the group’s general membership meeting in January. The 83 year old nonproďŹ t NJSFAC represents more than 20,000 EMS volunteers afďŹ liated with 311 ďŹ rst aid and rescue squads throughout the state. - NJFAC

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Members of the Bridgeton Fire Department pose with their pink T-shirts. From left are Lt. John Schaffer, Captain Gene Shelton, Firefighter Anthony Brago, Firefighter Joe Zirkle, Chief David Schoch, Battalion Chief Todd Bowen, EMT Tiffany Durham, Firefighter Brandon O'Keefe and Firefighter Rudy Danna.

Plainfield recognizes breast cancer awareness Bridgeton Fire Department helps fight cancer The Plainfield Fire Division purchased custom tee shirts in honor of breast cancer awareness month and donated all proceeds to the Susan G Komen foundation.

Bridgeton, NJ. Members of the Bridgeton Fire Department have joined forces with South Jersey Healthcare to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Bridge program. The program provides information and support for cancer patients and their families. Members of the firefighter’s union IAFF Local 4822, Fire Officer’s Union FMBA Local 252 and the Emergency Medical Tech-

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nician’s Union FMBA Local 352 purchased twelve dozen T-shirts which sell for $20 each. According to Battalion Chief Todd Bowen, the shirts are selling quickly and more have already been ordered. All profits from the shirt sales

will go to the Breast Cancer Bridge program. Any employees purchasing one of the shirts will be allowed to wear it while on-duty for the month of October. Anyone wishing to purchase a T-shirt can stop by the fire station or call 856-451-0091. - JOHN CARR

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Warehouse fire in Carlstadt quickly under control A two alarm fire caused fire, smoke, and water damage inside a warehouse at 333 16th St. in Carlstadt. The fire started shortly after midnight on October 24, 2012 and was reported by residents at the Holiday Inn next door. Firefighters had to cut through the roll-up doors to access the fire, which was able to be placed under control in less than one hour. No injuries were reported and the cause is being investigated.


This 1968 Ford C/Pirsch 75 foot quint which formerly protected Villas in Lower Township (Cape May County), is now owned by Menz Restaurant in Rio Grande, which sits at the fork in the road that leads to Villas. I have been to this restaurant and the truck sits with the aerial in the raised position alongside the building.


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Firefighters pose with Stan and Theresa Wolintos after receiving lifesaving proclamation

Margate City firefighters receive proclamation for lifesaving efforts On Monday, August 13, 2012 at approximately 10:30 a.m., the ambulance (A-20) crew of Brad Eissler and Chris Paisley were performing the duty of checking equipment in the reserve ambulance (A-22), which is currently housed at the Margate Mechanics Garage at 206 North Benson Avenue. As Firefighter Paisley walked back to greet Senior Mechanic Stanley Wolintos, he recognized that Stan was going into a medical episode that resulted in cardiac arrest. The A-20 crew immediately requested assistance from all fire department units. All hands per-

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formed CPR and AED operations and prepared for transport to Shore Medical Center. It took three shocks from the AED to restore a viable heart rhythm to Stan. Firefighters Tom Sher and Brian Duffey were assigned to ambulance transport with Firefighters Chris Paisley and Brad Eissler because a paramedic unit was not available. Fire department members who assisted were Chief Anthony

Tabasso, Deputy Chief Daniel Adams, Captain Patrick Armstrong, Lt. Tim Wainwright and Firefighters Thomas Sher, Chris Bradley, Brian Duffey, Brad Eissler and Chris Paisley. On October 18, 2012, the Margate City Board of Commissioners presented the fire department members involved with a proclamation for their lifesaving efforts. In attendance at this meeting were Stan and Theresa Wolintos to thank the firefighters personally for preserving a life. - DANIEL ADAMS

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East Brunswick trains with new Hurst equipment On Saturday morning, October 20, 2012 members of the Old Bridge Volunteer Fire Company, East Brunswick Fire District # 1 conducted training on recently purchased high pressure Hurst tools.


This 1928 American LaFrance Engine was owned and restored by Flemington Fire Department. It was original to the house.

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Fire Department of New York, an Operational Reference ON THE BOOK SHELF On The Book Shelf by John Malecky


Fire Department of New York An Operational Reference Ninth Edition, July, 2012 By James S. Griffiths Available from: FSP Books & Videos 188 Central Street Hudson, MA 01749 1-800-522-8528 www.fire-police-ems.com E-mail: support@fire-policeems.com Price: $29.95 This book is soft cover, spiralbound and measures 8 ½ inches by 11 inches. It has 275 pages. The first edition in 1994 was reviewed in this column as was the third edition, both before 9/11. This is the first edition we’ve reviewed since 9/11 and of course, a number of things have been added or changed. Nevertheless, much has been revised or refined as the number of pages are almost the same. To those who are first encoun-

tering this reference, it is designed to serve the needs of many including all FDNY units, chief officer commands, communications supervisors and headquarters all of whom use it as a desk reference. It also acquaints out of town firefighters on how the department operates and familiarizes buffs with the fire service. Recent editions as well as this one are dedicated to the memory of the 343 members lost on 9/11. I have the sixth edition from 2005 at my desk to make some comparisons. There is a table of contents in the 2012 edition, which helps greatly. There are three pages about September 11, 2001 followed by a strategic plan from 2009-2010 and developments leading into a plan for 2011-2013. Some of the highlights from the contents include HQ and field organization down to company and unit distribution covering all five boroughs, volunteer fire companies ladder and special unit boroughs quarters and a Hagstrom map index to assist in finding these locations. Other highlights include mutual aid, radio operations and signals, car radio numbers and dispatch protocol, company and unit data, operations for engine,

ladder and special units and a rundown of types of dwelling, office and mercantile construction in the city. There are photos of these and also of some of the newer fire apparatus. Hazmat operations and subway hazmat operations is also part of this reference. In the former issue, there were Haz-Tec ambulances. In this edition Haz Tec rescue ambulances have been added. You can check and see how they differ. There was also a “Hammer” unit designation in the former manual, but this has not been detected in the new one. Perhaps it was absorbed into another updated operation. Marine units, foam operations, mask service operations, fire prevention bureau, training, OEM and others are contained as well. EMS covers over 20 pages. In short, this book sells itself! When the first edition was put out, I believe that additional printings were needed due to the demand. The demand continues to be widespread and for the price, it is well worth it. For practically anything you want to know about the New York City Fire Department, this is the book to consult!

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Hackensack visits schools for fire prevention During the week of October 7th, members of the Hackesnack fire department visited schools in the city to hold the annual fire education assembly. Students from grades pre-k to fourth were shown videos on different fire prevention and safety tips from calling 911 to knowing two ways out of their home. Students were shown how a firefighter looks and sounds with his full firefighting gear on. Firefighters also answered questions from the students on fire safety do’s and don’ts. The students were given handouts and the firefighters encouraged the students to pass on the lessons learned to their families and to remind them that fire safety is practiced everyday.


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In Camden County, the Deer Park Volunteer Fire Company in Cherry Hill Township operates rehab services at firegrounds and other incidents. They respond both with and outside of the township. Recently, I had a quick tour of the quarters, the rolling stock and the inventory as well as an orientation on how they operate. I was quite impressed with all of this, plus the discipline of the overall service. The company’s second out piece is the focus of our Little Big Guys this month. It is Special Service Unit 1386, one 1991 Ford F Super Duty with an Omaha body. It formerly saw service as an air cascade unit with Mitchell Fire Co. 3 of Burlington City. Features include a 7.3L Power Stroke diesel engine, two-wheel-drive, a 6 kw Honda gasoline driven generator, two-kw Will Burt Night Scan, two telescoping floodlights at rear, cord reels and adaptors, a 16 foot by 12 foot Zumro rehab tent with heat and air conditioning, GPS, Little Giant Ladder, 20 chairs, 6 Kore Kooler Rehab Chairs, six cases each of water Gatorade, traffic cones, 400 feet of rope and other miscellaneous inventory.


Right rear of Special Service 1386 shows slide out section which holds a Zumro rehab tent and other items.

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Late night pin in Budd Lake Budd Lake, NJ. Mt. Olive Emergency Services responded to a two car MVA on Route 46 and Woodland Avenue late Tuesday night, October 23, 2012. The head on collision sent three people to the hospital. The driver of the SUV was pinned and the Jaws were used to free him.

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Football injury send one to the trauma center A 13 year old male was injured during a football game. Squad 85 got on location and ďŹ nd the patient unconscious, but breathing. EMS requested a medivac and Northstar arrived. The patient was own to a trauma center. His condition is unknown.


Neptune drills in Budd Lake Budd Lake, NJ. The Neptune Task Force drilled in Budd Lake on the morning of October 20 using the old boathouse boat launch and closing Sandshore Road for a couple of hours. Resources from around the county came together to reach the goals of the drill.


Damage kept to minimum in Elmwood Park Quick action by Elmwood Park Firefighters was able to keep damage to a minimum at a garden apartment fire on Friday, October 19. The fire, which started about 6:45 a.m. in an apartment at 79 Boulevard, went to a second alarm. The flames were able to be extinguished before major damage was done to the building. Garfield, Saddle Brook and Fair Lawn sent firefighters to assist. No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation.

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“The Art of Heroism” 1st Responder Newspaper features emergency services-related tattoos every month. This feature appears in all of our editions: New York, New Jersey, New England, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Southeast, MidAtlantic, and Texas. M.POLICHT

Allendale holds full day of fire prevention On the afternoon of October 13, 2012, the Allendale Fire Department held its annual fire prevention day event. There were many stations to visit including an extrication demo, fire safety trailer (courtesy of the Bergen County Fire Academy) and a mock house fire for kids to knockdown the fake fires. The day was packed with fun filled tips and education. This day was also special because the department revealed their pink shirts in support of breast cancer awareness. All in all it was a fun afternoon at Station 9.

This is a tattoo I had done in memory of my mother, father, and brother all involved in the fire service, who have passed away. Sharon Canulli, Station 33 Ewing, NJ

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Silverton Volunteer Fire Company # 1’s Firefighter Thomas Laffan.


1RBN Correspondent and Deptford Township Firefighter Constantine Sypsomos got to visit his son Adam while on duty for fire prevention day at his school.


Section Warden John Tonking explains to Dave Hess the pump and plumbing system on a Type 6 engine.


Firefighter Carl Crossman and Adam Snyder pose with students during fire prevention week


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KME Recognizes First Priority and NAFECO at National Sales Meeting Nesquehoning, PA. Each year at KME’s National Sales Meeting, Sales Representative Organizations are recognized for outstanding sales and service performance. The 2012 meeting was held at Sands Casino and Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and on October 17, the best of the best were recognized. This year was particularly challenging because so many KME’s SRO’s gained market share and grew sales over the previous year. KME’s Pinnacle Award recognizes organizations that have had significant growth over previous years. This year’s winners included: First Priority Emergency Vehicles of Manchester, NJ and Gorman Emergency Vehicles of Elma, NY, while NAFECO, of Decatur, AL was the top award winner. KME’s Summit Club recognizes SRO’s who have had the highest overall sales volumes over the last year. This year’s winners included: Bulldog Fire Apparatus of Hopkinton, MA and First Priority Emergency Vehicles, with NAFECO once again taking top honors. KME is a leading custom manufacturer of a full range of specialty vehicles for military, industrial, commercial, aviation and municipal markets. Additional information on KME can be found at www.kovatch.com or by emailing to kme@kovatch.com. For more information on this press release, contact Brian Cassell, KME Marketing Manager, bcassell@kovatch.com or 570-669-5141.

Jersey Guys Fire Service Training “Training Firefighters to Stay Alive” Jersey Guys fire service training is operated by Lieutenant John Lewis (ret) Passaic (NJ) Fire Department and current Brewster (MA) and retired City of Englewood Fire Chief Robert Moran. This energetic and self-motivated training partnership was started over twenty years ago when these two individuals were united while serving in separate departments within the East Bergen Mutual Aid Association. Over the following years this alliance has provided these nationally recognized fire service instructors the opportunity to develop and present dynamic, contemporary, and highquality training programs to thousands of firefighters in 13 states across the country including their home state of New Jersey. Lieutenant Lewis and Chief Moran serve as Adjunct Instructors for Kean University and routinely instruct a number of fire service courses during each fall and spring semesters for the Division of Fire Safety. In developing these and other courses the instructors utilize their experience and knowledge to present interactive programs that focus on enhancing individual firefighters and fire officers ability to develop and implement safe and effective strategic and tactical fireground action plans. Some of their most popular training programs include; “It’s In The Basement”, RIC TT-T, “Go, No Go, Fireground Decision Making”, “Mayday Communications”, Fire Suppression Operations in Private Dwellings”, “Fire Suppression Operations in Strip Malls”, and “Firefighting Operations in Garden Apartments and Townhouses”

Lieutenant Lewis and Chief Moran have presented programs at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC), Firehouse Expo, Firehouse West, Fire-Rescue International, FDIC West, FDIC East, South Carolina Firefighters Training Conference, New York State Fire Chiefs Conference, Connecticut State Fire Academy, Utah State Winter/Summer Fire Conferences, Florida Fire Chiefs Association, Jersey and Central Maryland FOOLS, and most recently the Heart of America Metro Fire Chiefs Council based in Kansas City (MO). Their most recent work for Kean University and the State of New Jersey includes the development of a Train-The-Trainer Rapid Intervention Awareness Course for the Division of Fire Safety that was presented throughout State and the editing and revision of the most current New Jersey FF 1 Addendum. Jersey Guys Fire Service Training has an extensive network of experienced and knowledgeable fire instructors from both career and volunteer departments. We offer a wide-ranging number of hands-on and classroom programs in the areas of haz-mat, fire prevention, fireground strategy and tactics, company officer training, emergency medical services, cpr, motor vehicle extrication, and personal escape device and harness training. For additional information concerning available programs, to contact the instructors, or schedule a training session for your local department or mutual aid group visit the Jersey Guys website at jerseyfireguys.com.

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MONOC Presents Research Poster on Decreasing Treatment Times of Heart Attack Victims at American College of Emergency Physicians Conference Wall, NJ – October 11, 2012 --Earlier this week managers from the clinical department at MONOC Mobile Health Services presented a research poster on decreasing the treatment times for certain heart attack victims at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) conference in Denver, Colorado. MONOC’s research showed a statistically significant decrease in cardiac catheterization times for people that called 911 and had para-

medics present that transmitted 12 lead EKGs to the hospital prior to their arrival versus people that arrived at the hospital emergency department by personal vehicle or by ambulance without paramedics. The conference had in attendance more than 6,000 clinicians and of the 400+ posters selected for presentation, MONOC’s was the only one submitted by an Emergency Medical Services agency. Scott Matin, MONOC’s Vice President of

Clinical Services, said “in medicine, to provide the best care possible to our patients, we must rely on research as our guide.” Matin went on to say “this is just one of many research projects conducted by our research committee that have been accepted for publication or presentation over the past 8 years.”

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Mine Hill second alarm fire Mine Hill Fire Department was dispatched to 68 South First Avenue for a reported house fire on October 18, 2012. Command asked for an engine from Roxbury and JUMP TO FILE # RIC teams from 101812111 Dover and Randolph. Roxbury was also dispatched for station coverage. The fire started to strengthen and more apparatus was dispatched due to low manpower. Wharton, Dover, Roxbury, Mine Hill EMS, Randolph and Morris Plains for their air truck were all alerted. No one was injured and the fire was knocked down in one hour.

The Philadelphia Inquirer published a story last month that included the following quotes from a former Philadelphia Fire Commissioner: “Philadelphia Fire Department commanders’ handling of the Kensington blaze that killed two firefighters in April was ‘disgraceful,’ a former city fire commissioner told City Council members Thursday.” “The commanding officers on the scene didn’t follow basic procedures, such as establishing a ‘collapse zone’ around the building that would have prohibited firefighters from entering the adjoining furniture store.” “If I were to describe the command and control and emergencyscene management, my definition would be disgraceful.” After reading this story, I went to sleep thinking about it and what took place. Very early the next morning, I put on CBS News and observed live footage from a helicopter, filming a working fire in a three story building in the Bronx. Heavy fire was showing from two or three floors. I could see evidence of the engine company’s efforts as windows started to darken down and water from the interior hand lines shot out the windows. Within a couple of minutes, they cut to other news. They came back to the live coverage from their helicopter about 20 minutes later. By then, it was starting to get light; and it appeared that in the interim, the incident commander had ordered the operation to go defensive, pulling all companies from the building and going to master stream operations.

Later that day, I talked to a friend and veteran FDNY member and asked if he was working overnight. He indicated he was and was in fact at that fire. He described what conditions were like, particularly when trying to go from the second to the third floor. I asked him what he thought about the chief’s decision to pull everyone out. He said that he thought it was an extremely appropriate decision. The fire had been burning long enough for the interior companies to report that the interior stairs to the third floor were weakened and unsafe. I am not sure who the chief was, but I commend him and his team of officers for protecting their firefighters. I am sure that there is another side to the Philadelphia story and we do not know all the details of the fire, but as Frances Brannigan, author of Building Construction for the Fire Service, used to say, “It is important that you know your building and know your enemy (fire).” I always get nervous when I hear dispatchers or the first arriving officer reporting a working basement fire. If the fire has been burning for awhile and is deep-seated, extreme caution should be utilized for sending firefighters into the building via the first floor. A quick 360 frequently will reveal a separate outside entrance to the basement or other access, which should be considered rather than through the front door. Unless it is determined that the fire has not been burning long enough to weaken the floor beams, do not put firefighters on a weakened floor over a working fire in a basement or upper floor! I am sure more information will be forthcoming on the Philadelphia tragedy and I commend the FDNY chief for his informed decision, and for looking out for the well being of his firefighters- so much is at stake.

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Route 46 keeps Budd Lake firefighters busy Budd Lake, NJ. Route 46 in Budd Lake has kept emerservices busy recently with multiple MVA's. As rush hour on October 11 was hitting its peak, Mt. Olive Emergency Services responded to a two car MVA on Route 46 at Woodland Ave. On arrival, the driver of the white car was in cardiac arrest and police started CPR. The passenger of the van was heavily pinned and flown by Air One.


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Members of the Allendale Fire Department at fire prevention activites on October 13.


Somers Point Firefighter Mickey Bird working the tower at a recent third alarm in Ocean City


Deacon Nick Valdez, right, blessed Wood-Ridge Truck 904's new Sutphen aerial ladder and local firefighters before the department wet down on October 20th.


Maplewood firefighters from Platoon 1 hang out for a photograph in front of Engine 33 after conducting live burn training at Middlesex County Fire Academy.

Newton Fire Departments' 2011 Pierce mid mount platform ladder being displayed by Firefighters Steve Estler, Jeff Coombs, Dave Miller, Chief Jason Miller and Lt. Scott Verkon.

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The High Point Fire Company of Harvey Cedars, NJ has In Little Egg Harbor Township, the West Tuckerton Fire New Jersey Forest Fire Service 2012 Dodge 3500 this 2011 Spartan/Crimson 1750/500/103' Company took delivery of a 2012 Pierce Velocity 2000- 4x4/Kanphide/NJFFS 250gpm/250gwt gpm platform sold by Fire & Safety Services.




The Laureldale Volunteer Fire/Rescue Co of Hamilton Ridgewood received a 2012 Pierce Arrow XT 1500- The Dividing Creek Fire Co. of Downe Twp. has acquired Twp, NJ has acquired this 2012 KW/UST 500/3500. gpm/95Ft. platform sold by Fire & Safety Services. this 2012 Freightliner/KME 1500/3000 which runs as Tender 1811.




The Newark Fire Department received a 2012 Freight- Newark has placed into service a 2012 Ford F-350 New Egypt NJ. Fire Co. has received this 2000 Internaliner/Pierce Haz-Mat Operations Mobile Lab apparatus 4WD/Knapheide/Integra Plastics Products Quick Attack tional 2674 chassis with a 2001 KME pumper-tanker body. Tender 3918 has a 1250 gpm pump and a 3000 gallon sold by Fire & Safety Services. Vehicle with a 100-gallon foam tank. tank, this unit replaced a Peterbuilt/ Saulsbury that was involved in a serious crash. This unit is ex Folsom NJ.

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In Little Egg Harbor Twp., the West Tuckerton Fire Com- Wood-Ridge accepted delivery of a 2012 Sutphen 2000pany received a Pierce Velocity 2000-gpm pumper with gpm/100-foot mid-mount aerial ladder. enclosed top-mount pump panel, sold by Fire & Safety Services.

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20th Annual Carlos Negron 5K Run held in Jersey City On October 7, 2012, Jersey City firefighters hosted the 20th Annual Carlos Negron 5K run in Liberty State Park. The run benefits St. Barnabas Burn Foundation in Livingston, NJ. Carlos Negron was a Jersey City firefighter killed in the line of duty on March 20, 1993. He was electrocuted while trying to assist other firefighters in raising a ground ladder which hit power lines, when they lost their footing. Another firefighter was JUMP TO FILE # severely injured. 100812124 Friends and brother firefighters organized the run in Negron's memory and the first one was held on October 2, 1993. In year's past, they also included a shorter health walk. This year, that has become the Jessica Ryan two mile walk, benefiting the Jessica Ryan.org Scholarship Foundation. This foundation is in memory of Miss Ryan, who lost her battle with osteosarcoma two years ago. This year, though the sun came out early in the morning, the colder temperatures and the threat of rain did keep some of the runners home. Almost 200 did participate however with the winner, Michael Khakula finishing in just 17 minutes 47 seconds. As the runners and walkers finished, and the times were processed, it was time for the kiddie dash! Children were called together in similar age categories to race each other and all were presented with a medal. Awards were presented for individuals, as well as teams, including firefighters and police officers who participated. The Carlos Negron Run is the third in a triple crown of races. The first race is the Jimmy D Memorial 5K Run held in New Brunswick. That run is named for New Brunswick Deputy Chief James D'Heron, who was killed in the line of duty September 3, 2004. The second run is the FMBA's Fallen Heroes Run, held in Belmar/Lake Como. Participants in all three runs receive a triple crown shirt, as well as being entered in a drawing for a cash prize. The

drawing is held at the end of the awards portion of the Negron Run. This year, all three winners donated their winnings to the Burn Foundation. Organizers were lucky enough

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Some updates in Morris County In this month’s column, four of the photos are of new vehicles within Morris County. Two are in Roxbury Township. Succasunna has a 2011 KME Predator pumper with LFD chassis and Cummins ISM, 500 hp diesel engine. The 10-inch raised roof cab has six seats. The pump is a Hale Qmax, 1500 gpm with top mount panel. There are 750 gallon water and 25 gallon foam tanks and a Foam Pro 3012 system. Light and power is supplied by a Harrison 10 kw generator and FRC telescoping floodlights. Their sister company of Port Morris has a 2011 Ford E-450 Super Duty/Road Rescue Ultramedic Type III ambulance. In Montville Township, the Pinebrook Volunteer Fire Company has added another Pierce Quantum. E378 is of the PUC design and resembles what may appear to be a rescue/pumper/tanker due to the size of the body. But actually it is a rescue pumper with a 1000 gallon water tank. It has a 1500 gpm pump and Akron foam system with a 40 gallon tank, plumbed to a 1 ½-inch line. There is a rear booster reel for highway vehicles fires, but before you scoff at the idea I must explain that it is a 1 3/4-inch hard rubber booster line similar to those carried on oil trucks though I do not know the diameter of oil delivery lines. It is truly something “different!” There are two Jaws setups including one in the front bumper and a portable winch with four receivers. It mounts a 30 kw generator and the cab has eight seats. The last apparatus is in Morris Township and is a 2012 E-ONE Cyclone II pumper with seven seat cab that has a side medical cabinet. It is powered by a Cummins ISL, 450 hp diesel and a Hale Qmax, 2,000 gpm pump with top mount panel, two 1 ¾-inch speedlays, 1 ¾-inch front bumper line and rear 1 ¾-inch preconnect. The Akron foam system has a 30 gallon Class “B” tank and the water tank is 500 gallons. It has an Onan 10 kw generator and a Will Burt Night Scan. It is assigned to Engine 4. Staying up North briefly, the P.O.L. Fire Company in Wayne Township (Passaic County) received a Toyne pumper on a Spartan Gladiator chassis. It has a stainless steel body, Hale 2000 gpm pump with top mount panel, a Foam Pro 3090 system, 200 gallon foam and 750 gallon water tanks. In Middlesex County, the New Brunswick Fire Department received for Rescue 3, a 2012 Rosenbauer/Central heavy duty rescue on a Freightliner M2 chassis. It has a 20 foot, 3/16 inch non-walk-in body with ROM roll-up compartment doors, slide out trays, adjustable shelves, tool boards and coffin compartments. It mounts a 20 kw Onan PTO Gen Set and has two cord reels. Other features include a 6 kw Will Burt Night Scan, 4.5 ton portable winch with four rePlease send any comments or news tidbits you might have about Apparatus of the Month you can e-mail them to Apparatus@1stResponderNews.com.

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Pinebrook in Montville Twp. E-378, 2012 Pierce Quantum PUC, 1500/1000/40 with 30 kw generator. Rescue tools in front bumper and on side. It was sold by Fire & Safety Services.

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Roxbury Twp. E-13 (Succasunna) 2011 KME Predator 1500/750/25 with 10 kw generator. It was sold by First Priority Emergency Vehicles.

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Waretown 3641, 2012 Spartan Gladiator/Smeal 2000/2900 with 9.8 kw generator. It was sold by NJEV.

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Roxbury Twp. A-210, (Port Morris),2011 Ford E-450/Road Rescue Ultramedic. It was sold by First Priority Emergency Vehicles.

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New Brunswick R-3, 2012 Freightliner M2/Rosenbauer Central has a 20 kw generator and portable winch.

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Morris Twp. E-4, 2012 E-ONE Cyclone II 2000/500/30 with 10 kw generator and Will Burt Night Scan.

ceivers, Amkus hydraulic pump and two hydraulic reels. In Atlantic County, the Laureldale Fire Rescue in Hamilton Township received a tanker/pumper from U.S. Tanker, built on a 2013 Kenworth T-800 chassis with two-door cab. Features include a Cummins ISX, 500 hp diesel, Allison 4500 EVS transmission, stainless steel body, pump house and subframe, 3500 gallon Patriot Series elliptical stainless steel tank with mirror finish, Zico electric actuated portable tank “Quic Lift System” rack on each side which holds a 3500 gallon folding tank, 72 inch wide stainless steel compartment on each side, air operated dump valves (12 inch rear

and 10 inch on each side), Whelen LED light package, six Whelen scene lights, Hale AP, 500 gpm pump with stainless steel plumbing, Akron 8000 Series full flow valves, two four-inch direct tank fills on rear, two 1 ¾-inch crosslay preconnects and deadlay for additional hose and a booster reel mounted inside the pump house behind the curbside access panel. In Ocean County, the Lanoka Harbor Volunteer Fire Department in Lacey Township signed a contract for a Marion Body Works RPM rescue pumper on a Spartan Metro Star chassis with a 20 inch raised roof, modified cab. Features include a Cummins 400 hp diesel,

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Millburn R-1, 2011 Spartan LTD/Crimson (DBA Spartan ERV) has a 32 kw generator and 21 foot body. It was sold by Campbell Supply Co. LLC.

an aluminum body, Waterous CSU, 1500 gpm pump, 480 gallon water and 20 gallon foam tanks, Akron foam system, thru-the-tank ladder storage, a six bottle air cascade system and Space Saver dual fill station. In Cape May County, the Erma Fire Department in Lower Township received an E-ONE Midi Extreme pumper on an International

DuraStar chassis. Features include a five seat cab, MaxxForce 330 hp diesel, Hale Qmax, 1500 gpm pump, 400 gallon water tank, three crosslays, Akron in-line foam educator, slide-out trays, slide-out tool boards and 100% LED warning and compartment lights. -CONTINUED ON PAGE 56

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Margate goes pink to promote breast cancer awareness All Margate City Fire Department members were issued pink T-shirts to wear during the month of October. This is to promote and bring awareness to Breast Cancer.


Hackettstown hosts preplan ladder truck drill Hackettstown, NJ. Hackettstown Fire Department hosted a mutual aid ladder truck drill on October 21. Part of the drill was also to test the county radio system with fire companies on different radio frequencies. During the ladder evaluations, evaluators checked for safety and positioning of apparatus.

In Gloucester County, the Woolwich Volunteer Fire Department in Swedesboro ordered an E-ONE Cyclone II pumper/tanker. Features include an MFD cab with 16 inch raised roof and six seats, Cummins ISX, 500 hp diesel, 2430 gallon water tank with thru-the-tank ladder storage, 30 gallon Class “A” foam tank, Zico portable tank drop down rack with 2500 gallon folding tank, storage compartments on rear each side below the “T” of the tank for six inch by 15 foot PVC suction hoses, Hale Qmax 2000 gpm pump with front intake, two 1 ¾-inch and one 2 ½-inch crosslays, four-inch right side discharge, Akron electronic deck gun, Pneumax 200 SP, Silver CAFS system with Waterous Advantus 6.0 foam system with electric actuated foam selector or off truck foam pick-up in addition to foam tank, five foam and CAFS outlets, Safety Vision back-up camera, Harrison 15 kw generator, R.O.M. Magnafire brow lights, two telescopic lights, two recessed lights and tripod lights and an electric cord reel. The East Greenwich Township Fire Rescue has ordered an E-ONE eMAX rescue pumper with LFD cab, having a 12 inch vista raised roof with six seats and severe duty interior. Features include a Cummins ISX 9, 450 hp diesel, 780 gallon water tank with above-the-tank ladder storage, 1500 gpm pump in enclosed panel, dual 1 ¾-inch speedlays with storage for Stokes and back boards above, TFT deck gun with Extenda-Gun all with wireless control, four bottle 6,000 psi air cascade system with Appleton two-bottle Space Saver fill station, Smart Power 20 kw generator with two Magnafire brow lights and two more recessed each side of body, Will Burt Night Scan, two electric cord reels and suctions hoses carried in hose bed. Fire & Safety Services reports the following Pierce deliveries: In Ocean County, a Velocity 95 foot midmount platform and a Velocity enclosed top mount heavy duty rescue pumper for West Tuckerton in

Little Egg Harbor Township and a Velocity 105 foot heavy duty ladder to Barnegat. West Milford (Passaic County) received a Saber dryside tanker and Rockaway Borough in Morris County received an Impel PUC rescue pumper. Westfield in Union County has ordered an Arrow XT 100 foot quint. New Jersey Emergency Vehicles has made the following deliveries: to Waretown in Ocean Township (Ocean County), a ’12 Spartan Gladiator/Smeal 2000/2900/9.8 kw pumper/tanker. To the Sayreville Emergency Squad (Middlesex County), two ’12 GMC 4500/P.L. Custom Medallion type III ambulances. Chester FAS (Morris County) received a ’10 Ford F450/P.L. Custom Medallion ambulance and Ridgewood Emergency Services (Bergen County) received a special operations unit which is made up of a rescue body (formerly on a 1996 GMC chassis), remounted onto a Ford F-450 chassis. Campbell Supply Co. LLC has been awarded the contract from the Mountainside VFD (Union County) for a Spartan ERV, 1500 gpm Star Model pumper. They are prepping two EVI chief’s vehicles on Ford F550 chassis for the Jersey City FD (Hudson County) and a Spartan ERV pumper for the Springfield FD in Union County. First Priority Emergency Vehicles has made the following ambulance deliveries: two First Priority Renaissance Remounts, one Road Rescue Metro Medic onto a Ford E-450 chassis for the Union City Police EMS and the other of a P.L. Custom SCTU for the Meadowland Hospital EMS (both Hudson County.) Also a Road Rescue Ultramedic on a Ford E-450 chassis to the Avenel-Colonia FAS in Woodbridge Twp. (Middlesex County.) Three McCoy Miller Guardian Type II’s on Ford E-350 chassis are in service, one at People Transport in Old Bridge Twp. (Middlesex County) and two for World Class Medical Transport in Harrison (Hudson County.) They have on order a Braun Chief XL Type III for the Cliffside Park EMS (Bergen County) and a First Priority Renaissance Remount of a GMC 4500

chassis under a P.L. Custom module for the Cranbury FAS in Middlesex County. Their Fire Division received an order from the Borough of Highlands (Monmouth County) for a KME, 81 foot five section, mid mount platform quint. Specs include a Severe Service MFD custom chassis with flat roof cab and eight Bostrum seats, International MaxxForce 13, 475 hp diesel, with Allison 4000 EVS automatic transmission, FRC scene lighting, Whelen LED Emergency Lighting Package, Waterous 2,000 gpm pump, 300 gallon water tank, 3/16” aluminum body construction, R.O.M. roll-up doors, Onan 10 kw hydraulic generator, FRC 120v Spectra LED scene lighting, They have delivered a Freightliner/KME pumper/tanker to Dividing Creek, Downe Twp. in Cumberland County. Specs include a Detroit DD 13, 410 hp diesel, Allison 4000 EVS automatic transmission, Hale Qmax, 1250 gpm pump, 3000 gallon water tank, 213 inch Flatback, 3/16” aluminum tanker body, ROM roll-up doors, rear dump valve, Whelen body scene lights and LED Lighting Package. They are prepping for delivery to Mount Laurel (Burlington County), a KME Severe Service pumper and rescue. Specs that both trucks share include T.O.P (Total Occupant Protection System), cab side EMS compartments, Whelen LED Lighting package and ROM roll-up doors. The pumper has an LFD chassis with flat roof, Cummins ISL, 450 hp diesel, Allison 3000 EVS automatic transmission, Hale Qmax, 1500 gpm pump, 600 gallon water tank,168 inch Flatback 3/16 inch aluminum body, Onan 10 kw hydraulic generator and FRC quartz lighting. The rescue has an XLFD chassis with 22 inch raised roof, transverse cab compartment, Cummins ISX, 500 hp diesel, Allison 4000 EVS transmission, FRC 12v scene lighting, Hale MG, 500 gpm pump, 500 gallon water tank, 21 foot 3/16 inch heavy duty rescue body, 240 volt air compressor (175 cfm), Onan 25 kw pto generator and Will Burt Night Scan Profiler, 3.0. P4500 light tower.

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Boats often blocked the path of first responders in many of the shore towns

Boat houses in Egg Harbor Township NJ off of Margate Blvd.

Residents, first responders and thousands of others will be cleaning up for a very long time.




The amusements were destroyed and underwater in most of the resort communities.

Amusement areas were strewn all over beaches and residential areas

The entire country is now assisting with the relief efforts in New Jersey and New York


Ocean City NJ beach


Debris could be found everywhere


A water rescue in the City of Somers Point



Day and night, departments throughout the state were at the ready to help residents who did not evacuate, per the governor’s orders

University of Florida Hurricane Research team in rear of Somers Point Fire Co. 1 measuring the eye of the storm


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