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North Bergen, NJ - A morning fire had occupants of an uptown dwelling running out of the building for safety on November 9th. Around 10:30 A.M., North Hudson Fire Control received calls for a fire at 7403 Broadway. - See full story on page 2

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Crews Respond to Overturned Vehicle in Beachwood Beachwood, NJ - At approximately 6:30 P.M. on September 21st, the Beachwood Fire Department assisted at the scene of a motor vehicle collision at Birch Street and Surf Avenue, involving one vehicle on its side. No serious injuries were reported and the occupants were able to self-extricate prior to the fire department's arrival. The accident is under investigation by the Beachwood Police Department.

North Bergen, NJ - A morning fire had occupants of an uptown dwelling running out of the building for safety on November 9th. Around 10:30 A.M., North Hudson Fire Control re- JUMP TO FILE# ceived calls for a 111116141 fire at 7403 Broadway. Units arrived to find “nothing showing.” Fire Control then reported receiving calls for 7403 Park Avenue, one block east of the original reported address. Deputy Chief Mike Cranwell came around the corner and reported fire showing from the second-floor windows of a three-story dwelling. Residents had apparently called in the Broadway location as smoke was blowing in their direction. The fire building was situated up against a corner apartment house on the “B” side and separated by an alley from another wood-frame dwelling on the “D” side. The chief struck a secondalarm. As police and firefighters evacuated the exposures, hand lines were stretched into the fire building. As a precaution due to the exposure problems, a thirdalarm was transmitted for additional manpower. At the 15 minute mark, firefighters had knocked down the fire on the second-floor and were working on the flames that had extended into the third-floor and cockloft area. Firefighters opened up walls and the roof to get to pockets of fire before it was declared under control. The Red Cross was summoned to assist residents in finding shelter as North Bergen fire officials began an investigation into the cause of the blaze. In addition, the Gong Club canteen truck set up a rehab station at the corner of Park Avenue and 74th Street.

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At the 15 minute mark, firefighters had knocked down the heavy fire on the second-floor and advanced to the top-floor.

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Medevac Transports Fall Victim to Trauma Center Mystic Island, NJ - Just after 3:00 P.M. on November 10th, the Mystic Island Volunteer Fire Co. was dispatched to set up a landing zone at the Little Egg Harbor Community Center. Quality EMS requested a Medevac for a fall victim with injuries. MONOC-1 was the ship and arrived in less than 10 minutes after being dispatched. MONOC-716 assisted EMS on the ground. MONOC-1 transported the patient to a local trauma center for further treatment.

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New Jersey: Alfred A. Stewart, 79 Rank: Firefighter (Former Fire Chief) Incident Date: November 6, 2016 Death Date: November 6, 2016 Fire Department: West Milford Volunteer Fire Company #6 Initial Summary: Firefighter Stewart reported to the fire station for a company drill. He remained alone at the station to perform maintenance duties while other company members attended the drill. At some point, Stewart ascended a ladder inside the station for these maintenance duties. When fire department personnel returned from the drill, they found Stewart entangled in the fallen ladder. Despite lifesaving efforts, Steward was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. It is unknown whether Stewart suffered a medical emergency while atop the ladder and then fell, or if the ladder had fallen while he was on it, causing his trauma. An autopsy is pending to determine the official cause of Firefighter Stewart's death.

Indiana: Michael Payne, 58 Rank: Fire Chief Incident Date: November 7, 2016 Death Date: November 8, 2016 Fire Department: Brookston Prairie Township Fire Department Initial Summary: Chief Michael Payne and members of his department responded to a truck fire on Interstate-65 north of Lafayette, IN, just before midnight on 11/07/2016. After the fire was extinguished, Chief Payne fell ill and collapsed. Lifesaving efforts were initiated and Chief Payne was transported to Indiana University Hospital (Lafayette) where those efforts continued until he passed away at approximately 0145hrs on 11/08/2016.

Georgia: Michael W. Curry, 42 Rank: Master Firefighter Incident Date: November 19, 2016 Death Date: November 19, 2016 Fire Department: Savannah Fire & Emergency Services Initial Summary: Master Firefighter Curry was involved in operations at an emergency incident on River Street late Saturday afternoon when he suffered an apparent medical condition. Emergency medical personnel attended to Curry on the scene and were escorted in their transport of the firefighter to Memorial University Medical Center. Curry passed away at the hospital Saturday evening.

Kentucky: Ted Rodney Collett, 41 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: October 29, 2016 Death Date: November 17, 2016 Fire Department: Red Bird Volunteer Fire & Rescue Initial Summary: Firefighter Collett suffered head and arm injuries on October 29th while working a wildland fire incident when a tree limb fell and struck him and the fire apparatus he was on. Firefighter Collett was airlifted to Pikeville Medical Center for treatment but succumbed to his injuries the evening of November 17th.

New York: Merle L. Nell, 78 Rank: Fire Police Captain Incident Date: November 26, 2016 Death Date: November 26, 2016 Fire Department: Volunteer Fire Company of Vernon Initial Summary: After becoming ill while working on a mutual aid fire call with his fire department, Fire Police Captain Nell passed away in the hospital from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be reported.


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New Jersey Fire Museum Becoming a Reality UPS & DOWNS

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Creating a state fire museum has taken a long road, but there are people determined to make this dream come true. New Jersey is a densely populated state, with over 500 municipalities and many municipal fire departments and fire districts. With an abundance of fire departments, there have been many pieces of firefighting apparatus that have served this state, of all types. It would make sense to have a fire museum to preserve fire service history of the past in a state with plenty of fire action. A seed was planted for a museum in the 1960's when the state Department of Environmental Protection began accepting donations of fire equipment and related material from Ernest Day, President of New Jersey Fire Equipment Co., located in Dunellen. Through his career, he became a collector of fire service related items. The material was to be preserved and exhibited in a “future fire museum.” In 2015, after decades of talks and planning, the New Jersey Fire Museum signed a lease for two buildings near Allentown, located in Monmouth County, to physically store fire apparatus under one roof and another building for office space. The future goal is to establish and operate a fire museum and safety education center in Allaire State Park. The DEP continued to accept donations until 1986, by which time Mr. Day had transferred most of his collection. Day's business included selling Peter Pirsch apparatus, as well as Oren units that bore his Great Eastern nameplate. Many municipalities purchase apparatus from Day, with Atlantic City possessing a large fleet of his vehicles. Day had a special love for horse drawn apparatus, which he acquired over the years through his many fire service contacts. These classics are now stored in the Allentown building, along with motorized units. The apparatus' are both in working order or in need of serious restoration. The events leading to a state fire museum have been a long time in the making. In the 1970's, Governor William Cahill signed legislation authorizing the establishment of a state fire engine and equipment museum, and provided a committee to pick a site. Around 1975, Allaire State Park was the chosen site. In the 1980's, state money was appropriated to build a museum. A private non-profit corporation, the New Jersey Fire Engine and Equipment Museum at Allaire, Inc., was established to operate and maintain the proposed museum. The design for the new facility provided to be too large for the original site in the park, so a new location was found across from Allaire. The non-profit group could not demonstrate financial ability by commitments and other means that could generate sufficient, non-public funds to operate a museum. The funds subsequently lapsed into the general

treasury. The non-profit board was converted into a new Board of Directors in 1999 and executive and volunteer committees were created. The project would expand to fire safety education. A fundraising plan was expanded to include an appeal for both public and private support. Private funding efforts began in 2000 with a membership campaign. Individuals and fire departments purchased memberships raging from $20 to $500. A website (currently using www.njfiremuseum.org) and quarterly newsletter were established. In 2002, Larry Petrillo, Director of the Division of Fire Safety, designated the museum as the state sanctioned agency to operate a family fire safety education center. In 2003, an honorary board of directors was established with Governor Kean as chairman. This was done to cultivate interest and support for the museum project among leaders of state organizations and corporations sharing an interest in family fire safety education and appreciation for the sacrifices of firefighters. In October of that year, the first Family Fire Safety Muster was held at Allaire State Park. By now, it was realized that state funding was unlikely. In 2005, the group reached out for corporate support, beginning with fire service vendors. Fundraising events were held at different venues, such as Newark Bears baseball games and at the Monmouth Park Racetrack. The group began using the title of “NJ Fire Museum and Fallen Firefighter's Memorial,” and expanded to memorial benefit activities. The project was hit with a blow in 2007 when they lost the free storage building in Tinton Falls. Apparatus was moved to Circleville, N.Y., through the kindness of Andy Leider and the group that make up the Fairchester Hose Haulers of the Hudson Valley. Mr. Leider owns some 500 pieces of fire apparatus, stored in several facilities. The New Jersey group's 1960 Mack pumper (ex-Sommerville), was licensed, registered and insured to promote projects. Donations and tee shirt sales at the NJ State Firemen's Convention, held in Wildwood, exceeded $10,000, in 2008. The Knights of the Inferno motorcycle club has been good to the group, raising money over the years at an annual Poker Run. Real progress began in 2013 when the group was informed of several empty buildings at the Princeton Nurseries complex, located outside of Allentown. Some members visited the site and recommended that they pursue using the buildings, one for apparatus storage and one for office space. In January of 2014, a short term lease was signed for winter storage of three pieces of apparatus. In 2015, this complex was acquired by the Monmouth County Park System. An agreement between the NJ State Park Service and the NJ Fire Museum, concerning the use of two buildings, was approved by county Freeholders. While these buildings cannot be used as a museum, and are not open to the public, they are the first step in opening a true museum in the future. Volunteers began the process of up-

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grading and repairing utilities to get them ready for occupancy. In August of 2015, group members began moving apparatus from the Circleville, N.Y. location, back to New Jersey. By late October, many pieces of the collection had been moved into the storage building. Members of the group meet on the second Saturday of the month for maintenance of the apparatus and buildings and organizing parts of the collection. This includes identifying and labeling old photographs, etc. Since the DEP has declined additional donations of apparatus, the nonprofit group has accepted donations of apparatus and equipment that would otherwise be lost and not part of a museum. Many members of the group are talented and mechanically inclined. Some even privately own their own fire apparatus and are active in other groups, such as the Tri-County Fire Association and the national Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus of America (SPAAMFAA). Dave Napier, past president of SPAAMFAA, is part of the group. When these people show up at work details, they bring with them their knowledge and tools to restore these fire service veterans. Motorized apparatus, in good to poor condition, come from jurisdictions such as: Atlantic City, Wildwood, Red Bank, Atlantic Highlands, Belmar, Ocean Grove, Roselle Park, Lavallette and more. It has been a long road to a real fire museum, but many fire service personnel are moving along and determined to make a New Jersey fire museum a reality. The current leaders of the group are: Chairman Irven G. Miller, President Robert Burns, Vice President David W. Horsnall, Secretary Helen Burns and Treasurer Fred Richart. On October 23, 2016, the group held its first open house at the Allentown site, which will hopefully generate more interest from the public, corporations and first responders to build an appropriate museum to honor those firefighters and fire apparatus that served and protected New Jersey in the past. DOWNS: A Halloween evening fire ripped through a vacant dwelling that butts up against the HealthSouth Rehabilation Hospital on Hospital Dr., in Toms River. UPS: Hopewell Fire District 1 re-

cently used a $25,000 grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb to purchase an automated CPR machine. The grant also funded a respirator fit test machine, that firefighters throughout Hopewell Valley will use to test for proper sealing of SCBA. DOWNS: A truck blew up on a Tuckerton street, Oct. 29th, causing damage to nearby homes. The cause appears “accidental,” possibly related to a propane tank problem, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. The origin of the explosion was located within the oven of a trailer of a hot dog truck. UPS: Totowa firefighters had to use a hydraulic spreader tool to free a deer trapped between the bars of a steel fence surrounding the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, on Oct. 30th. DOWNS: Joseph Bichler, described as a “very active” volunteer member of the Evesham Fire-Rescue Squad, died on Oct. 31st, the day after assisting on two calls, officials said. Bichler, who served the department for 33-years, collapsed in his driveway the following morning. Evesham first-responders found him in cardiac arrest and performed CPR. He later died at an area hospital. UPS: P.J. Esposito is the new career firefighter in Morris Township. DOWNS: A fast-moving fire destroyed two dwellings and badly damaged a third in Orchards Square, Caldwell, on Nov. 4th. Two homes were reduced to charred debris. UPS: Newly promoted fire captains in East Orange are Tyrone Turner, Rashim Carter, Gareth McAuley, Stanley White and Richard Robinson. Kobie Sanders was posthumously promoted. DOWNS: A 4-alarm fire on South St., Elizabeth, displaced about 13 people on Nov. 8th. UPS: Jason McGurk has been prompted to fire lieutenant in Clifton. New firefighters are Andrew Van Woudenberg, Dean Schwaner, William Hughes, Felix Ventura and Samantha Kirk. DOWNS: The West Milford community mourned the death of the township's fire inspector, Alfredo (Fred) Stewart, 79, who dedicated 52-years as a volunteer firefighter and was an exchief. Stewart was pronounced dead on the morning of Nov. 6th after falling from a ladder while working at Fire Company 6 firehouse on Ridge Rd. Stewart remained at the firehouse for

maintenance while crews left for a company drill. When they returned, they found Stewart entangled in a fallen ladder, officials said. UPS: New fire lieutenants in Hamilton are Donald Snedeker and Jay Bergstrom. New firefighters are S. Kolibas, J. Reed, W. Fairbanks, C. MacNeil, B. Clark, C. Dixon, E. Glover, J. Peters, J. Celballos and P. O'Reilly. DOWNS: Police were investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a brush fire, Nov. 13th, near the Route 1 bridge and behind an apartment complex in Edison. UPS: On Nov. 12th, municipal, county and state officials were present at Hopelawn Engine Co. 1's quarters along with family and fellow firefighters to witness the unveiling of a highway sign with the late Firefighter Bruce Turcotte's name that will be placed above the Woodbridge Township's portion of state Route 184. Turcotte served his community for over 30-years. DOWNS: A tree branch falling on a wire is being blamed for a fire that heavily damaged a Cambridge Ave. home in Garfield, Nov. 20th. UPS: Anthony “Tony” Quaresimo was recently honored for 50-years of service with the Cedar Knolls F.D. and First Aid Squad at their annual dinner. He is currently president of the Exempt Firefighters Association. DOWNS: A 2-alarm fire on Riverside Dr., Millville, Nov. 25th, involved insulation in the roof of a 100 x 100 commercial building. UPS: New firefighters in Jersey City are: K. Davis, P. Duley, A. Arroyo, M. Spinella, L. Henderson, C. Drouet, M. Bertonlini, N. Debiasse, K. Rutmayer, D. Delaney Jr., M. Leonard, J. Milla, J. Palmer, C. Baierwalter, M. Nierstedt, D. Walsh, J. Daniels, N. Perlas and J. Costante. This class is the first to be fully EMT-certified. All 19 served in the military and the FDJC now has 568 firefighters. DOWNS: A multiple alarm fire displaced about 20 residents of a King Ct. condo complex in Green Brook, Nov. 25th. UPS: In West Milford, Maple Road Elementary students honored first responders with a special assembly commemorating them, on Nov. 22nd. Students sang “You matter to me,” to former and current law enforcement officers, firefighters and first aid squad members that were in attendance.


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Two Alarm Fire in Teaneck Quickly Controlled Teaneck, NJ - A house fire that escalated to a second-alarm was knocked down before any extensive damage was done to a home on November 9th. Teaneck firefighters were dispatched to 1276 Lorraine Ave. shortly before 8:00 JUMP TO FILE# P.M. for several re- 111116101 ports of a house fire. Heavy smoke was showing as the first-due units arrived and the fourth-due engine was immediately called in to the scene. Two lines were immediately stretched and any visible fire was extinguished. Smoke continued to issue from the structure and a second-alarm was transmitted, bringing an Englewood Engine and a Ridgefield Park Ladder to the fire scene, as well as additional units to cover. After opening up and smothering any hot spots, the fire was able to be placed under control in less than one hour. No serious injuries were reported. - BILL TOMPKINS

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The Parkertown Fire Company in Little Egg Harbor Twp., recently replaced their 1987 Pierce Dash 1250 pumper, left, with a 2016 Rosenbauer 1500-GPM model.

A group photo taken at the Lackawanna Fire as Buffalo FD's Truck-10 operates.

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Little Falls' Engine-2, a 2016 Seagrave 1500-GPM pumper, left, took over for the company's 1992 E-One 1500-GPM model, which will remain in the firehouse as re-designated Engine-5.

ON THE LITER SIDE If you have photos you would like to see in our “On The Liter Side” feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

During the third weekend of November, members of the New Jersey Metro Fire Photographers Association visited the city of Buffalo, located in New York. Long time friend of the club, JUMP TO FILE# Rich Sikora, set up 111616117 some great visits during the weekend trip, including a stop to the Lackawana fire building two days prior to the visit. The visit started with members attending a celebration party for the Buffalo Fire Boat on it's 116th birthday. Next, they stopped at Buffalo Fire Dept., where Rich's son is a lieutenant, to see Engine-26 and Truck-13. During that visit, they took photos of their new E-One engine. A stop was also made to the Buffalo Fire Department Museum. The final visit of the trip was to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, where a tour of the firehouse was given and members were able to photograph their apparatus. They also got to take a peek at their new firehouse. A great weekend was had by the NJMFPA members! - DAMIEN DANIS

Buffalo's fire boat, known as "Cotter."

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Beachwood, NJ - On November 6th, Beachwood Fire crews made a special response for a child's birthday party on Cable Avenue. The two-year-old birthday boy loves firetrucks, so his parents made a call over to the station and the Beachwood members were happy to oblige. Happy Birthday Hunter!

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Vineland Holds Ceremony and Promotes Two Vineland, NJ – During a ceremony held in Vineland City Hall on November 3rd, Lt. Tony Saltar was promoted to Captain and Firefighter John Hendershott was promoted to Lieutenant. A nice crowd of family, friends and fellow firefighters were all in atten- JUMP TO FILE# dance. 110816110 Captain Francisco “Tony” Saltar joined the department as a volunteer in 1988, serving at Station-4. He joined the career department in 1994 and was promoted to Lieutenant in September of 2007. Saltar is involved in Public Education, the Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Program and is also a member of the Technical Rescue Team. He is currently assigned as Commander of the "A" Platoon at Station-6. Lt. John Hendershott joined the department as a volunteer in 1997 and served at Station-3. He joined the career department in 2005. Herdershott is involved in the NFIRS reporting – Quality Control and was a former member of the HazMat Team. He is currently assigned as Lt. of the "B" Platoon. Congratulations to both men on their promotions! - JOHN CARR

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Francisco Saltar, Tony's father, flew in from Puerto Rico for his son's promotion. Here, he pins on his son's Captain badge.

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Lt. John Hendershott's son Gavin and daughter Gianna pin on his badge as his wife, Marnie, watches.

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(L to R): FF John Hendershott, Lt. Tony Saltar and Fire Director Robert Ternay look on as Chief Robert Pagnini addresses the audience before the swearing in.


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Crews Hold Wildfire in Old Bridge to 6.5 Acres Old Bridge, NJ - At approximately 3:30 P.M. on November 4th, local fire companies, along with the New Jersey Forest Fire Service, responded to a report of a wildfire in the area of US Route 9 and Schulmeister Road. Cheese- JUMP TO FILE# The quake Fire Depart- 110616101 ment arrived first, with smoke showing in the area. Police also reported that smoke was starting to blow across Route 9. At about the same time, a New Jersey State Police helicopter that happened to be in the area, helped guide Cheesequake's brush trucks into the fire, which was deepseated through rough terrain and about one or two miles from the nearest road. NJFFS B-10 crews started arriving and their dozer was able to get a decent plow line around the fire. The fire was contained to 6.5-acres by 7:30 P.M. on November 4th. B-10 crews returned over the next two days, pumping on any remaining hot spots. The fire was declared under control on Saturday, November 5th. - PETE MONACO

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NJFFS B-10 crews working the perimeter of the fire near the power lines on 11/05/16. (L to R): B-10 District Wardens Bill Naused and Jason Howe.


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Thorofare Responds to Fully Involved Dwelling Fire Thorofare, NJ - At 3:46 P.M. on November 17th, Thorofare District-6 was dispatched to 305 N. Monmouth Ave. for reports of a dwelling fire. Police reported a working fire immediately upon their arrival. Engine-613 and Engine-511 arrived simultaneously and immediately went to work with heavy water lines to knock the fully involved structure. Crews then made entry and mopped up the rest of the fire. Units were on-scene for approximately three hours and included 613, 614, 617, 511, 517, 666, 632, 626, 627, 2118, 1918, 912, 926, 1518 and 733.

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After 9/11, famed actor Steve Buscemi rejoined the New York Fire Department to help firefighters sift through the rubble of the World Trade Center.

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Wallington, NJ - Elvis is alive! An Elvis sighting occurred during the annual Wallington Fire Department Christmas parade, held on November 26th, where he entertained the crowd with the assistance of Park Ridge firefighters.

FUTURE FIRST RESPONDERS If you have photos you would like to see in our “Future First Responders” feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

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Cherry Hill, NJ - During the weekend of November 19th, the Cherry Hill FD hosted a safe babysitting class for Cherry Hill residents, where they had 20 "future babysitters" attend the class to become certified in both First Aid and CPR/AED. They were also educated on fire safety, how to use a fire extinguisher, and personal safety. The CHFD is committed to teaching skills that will enhance these young adult's ability to recognize, notify and handle minor emergencies that they may encounter while having children under their care. CHFD will be offering another class in the Spring. Check out their website or Facebook page for further information.


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Maplewood Families Receive Donated Thanksgiving Baskets Maplewood, NJ - Seventeen Maplewood families were provided with full Thanksgiving dinners, giving them the opportunity to enjoy the holiday season, thanks to the generous donations of food from FMBA Local-25 (the Maplewood JUMP TO FILE# F i r e f i g h t e r ’ s 112116137 Union), PBA Local44 (the Maplewood Police Union) and the Stop & Shop of South Orange. The FMBA and PBA both provided the funds to purchase items such as canned cranberry sauce, stuffing, rice, pie, cake and corn muffin mix, pasta and bottles of apple cider. The Stop & Shop, with the help of Store Manager Joe Heiser, donated all of the turkeys, as well as Stop & Shop gift cards. The items were gathered by Stop & Shop employees and then picked up and delivered to Town Hall by members of FMBA Local-25 and PBA Local-44. Once the food was delivered, the Thanksgiving baskets were assembled and distributed to local families to have and enjoy on Thanksgiving day. - KEITH ADDIE

KEITH ADDIE

(L to R): Maplewood Detective Carlos Baez, Firefighter Ciro D'Urso, Captain Keith Addie, Firefighter Angelo Fiorenza, Detective Michael Palmerezzi and Firefighter Miguel Perez, stand behind Thanksgiving baskets to be distributed to Maplewood families.

Maplewood firefighters assist the Stop & Shop store manager in loading some of the donated food.

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IN SERVICE If you have photos you would like to see in our In Service feature, please upload them on our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com

KEN SNYDER

Goshen, NJ - Engine-7431 of the Goshen VFC is a 2016 Ferrara Cinder 1750/1000.

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Firefighters cut through the roll-down gate of the store, where the fire is believed to have started.

Families Displaced in West New York Blaze

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Westville, NJ - Ladder-736 of the Westville F.D. is a 2016 E-One 2000/450/100'.

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Collingswood, NJ - Crews from Collingswood Fire Department's C Platoon visited a local pre-school in October to deliver fire safety education to the kids.

West New York, NJ - Ten families were being assisted by the Red Cross after a fire traveled up walls and sent acrid smoke throughout the four-story building on November 10th. North Hudson Fire Control dispatched a full-assignment to JUMP TO FILE# Jefferson and 61st 111416110 Streets at 10:30 P.M. Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke passing through rolldown gates of a bodega on the ground floor. They cut locks to enter and found fire involving the store. Residents were running out of the building, some with no protection from the chilly evening weather. A second-alarm was struck by Deputy Chief Dave Donnarumma. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire in the store; however, members were reporting to command that the smoke was picking up on the upper floors. Due to the size of the building, a third-alarm was transmitted for additional manpower for searches and to check on fire extension. Disabled residents inside the building that were initially kept in place because firefighters believed they could contain the fire, were then evacuated, according to Chief of Department Frank Montagne. Firefighters assisted those residents in navigating through the smoky stairways and some were taken down a narrow fire escape, located on the 61st Street side of the corner structure. Ladder Co. 4 members were instrumental in helping residents down the fire escape. They were Captain Tom Tormey and Firefighters Scott Morrison and Al Amaro. Several pets were also removed from the building, mostly by their owners. Firefighter Phil Jawny of Rescue Co. 1, was holding a loud crying pet cat that was removed

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Ladder 4 Co. members help residents down to the rear alley where they were assisted by additional firefighters and EMT's.

from the building, hoping for a reunion with its owner. EMS units from West New York and bordering North Bergen were staged at the scene. Neighbors offered coats and blankets to some of the fire victims standing in the street. The Gong Club canteen truck re-

ported to the scene to set up a rehab station for firefighters. Two residents were treated for smoke inhalation, according to officials. The fire was declared out at 12:03 A.M. - RON JEFFERS


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NEW JERSEY GIGS If you have photos you would like to see in our “NJ Gigs” feature, please upload them on our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

NEW JERSEY MEMORIES If you have photos you would like to see in our “NJ Memories” feature, please upload them to our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

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In Woodbridge Twp., the Avenel Fire Prevention Bureau uses this 2015 Dodge 4WD Ram model.

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This 1951 Ward La France, lettered for the Center for Geriatrics (Glen Gardner), is part of the NJ Fire Museum collection.

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Secaucus Fire Official Vincent Massaro operates this 2011 Ford Escape.

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The Cranbury Fire Safety Bureau is assigned this 2008 Dodge Durango.

The Denville chief's SUV was lit up for the annual Wallington Christmas parade in 2015. Merry Christmas! RON JEFFERS

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Former Ocean Grove's 1962 Pirsch 100-foot TDA is also part of the NJ Fire Museum collection.

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LITTLE BIG GUYS If you have photos you would like to see in our Little Big Guys feature, please upload them on our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

Brush 9 of the South Plainfield Fire Department is this 2008 Ford F-350 XL Super Duty 4x4, with an extended cab. It has a CET 265-GPM pump and a 200-gallon water tank. There is a one-inch booster reel, a one-and-a-half inch discharge, (two) one-and-a-half inch intakes, two one-inch wyes, six hand extinguishers, a back board, three-inch supply hose and a one-and-a-half inch accordion fold. Rear and side spotlights are mounted above. It was converted by Absolute Fire Protection.

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S. Plainfield Brush 9, a 2008 Ford F-350, 4x4, with 265-GPM pump and 200-gallon water tank. It was converted by Absolute Fire Protection.

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Westampton Crews Extinguish Vehicle Fire

Westampton Twp., NJ - Crews on Truck-2725 from Westampton Township Emergency Services responded on November 9th to Route 295 southbound, for reports of a vehicle fire. Crews arrived on location to find a pickup truck on fire. Units extinguished the fire quickly and returned to service shortly after.

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Right/rear view of S. Plainfield's Brush 9 shows pump, reel and extinguishers. Rear and side spotlights are mounted above.

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STILL IN SERVICE If you have photos you would like to see in our “Still in Service” feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com

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Election Day Fills Jersey Streets On Election Day, November 8th, the line to vote at Jersey City Fire Headquarters, located on Marin Boulevard, was already two-blocks long just shortly after 12:00 P.M.

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FIREFIGHTER PROFILES If your department has photos you would like to see in our “Firefighter Profiles” feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com

Firefighter Safety Requires Proper Attitude STAYING SAFE

Chief Henry Campbell

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Hamilton Township Fire District #7's Captain Kenneth Freeman will be retiring on December 1st. Freeman joined the Nottingham Volunteer Fire Company in December of 1974 and became a career firefighter in June of 1988. Congratulations on your retirement after 42 years of dedicated service to the community!

No matter what your mom, dad, best friend, or lawyer tells you, somewhere along the line, you have to buy into your personal safety. You must be an active participant, concerned with staying out of harm’s way. This is a shared responsibility beginning with you and progressing up the chain of command to the Chief, with each higher rank bearing an even greater share of responsibility for themselves and their subordinates. Firefighter safety requires PROPER ATTITUDE. You must be in the mindset that you will be alert and concerned for your own personal safety at all times, while complying with department policies, rules and training procedures, regardless of your own personal opinion. While concerned for your own safety, you will look out for and be aware of your fellow firefighters and their actions, and prevent them from performing unsafe acts. There may be some of you who may disagree; believing looking after others (as mentioned previously), is someone else’s responsibility. Wrong! If your fellow firefighter is doing something that can precipitate injury and/or death to himself/herself, and you stand by

idly, you and others may become a casualty as a result of his/her unsafe act. Intervene to stop the unsafe act! We are all in this together and getting back home the way you showed up is what firefighter safety is all about. There is no better definition of firefighter safety! There are those believers in the trenches who will try to convince you that firefighter safety has taken the aggressiveness out of firefighting. Safety is not, nor should be, a deterrent to aggressive firefighting. That is what we are all about. Aggressive firefighting can take place within the constraints of safety, and need not delay rescue and rapid knockdown. What it requires is a good size up, good command structure, and thinking before acting. Your personal size up and the incident commanders size up will indicate whether an aggressive offensive assault can be safely implemented, or if a defensive posture should be the initial game plan. For many in the fire service, there exists a hidden bravado that firefighting is one of the most dangerous, if not the most dangerous profession, and with that comes death and injuries. Not necessarily so! Will we eliminate all death and injury? Probably not in my lifetime, but we must continue to reduce the annual toll. It is long past time to deflate the bravado of the “most dangerous occupation." There have been many changes in the fire service relative to firefighter safety over the past

dozen or so years and what they require is implementation and structured discipline to be effective. Talking about safety is not the same as practicing safety. In the past, we have rung our hands, shed our tears, offered our apologies and chalked it up to the dangers of the job. In time, we would once again proceed down the same well-worn path, one that often led to injury and death, learning absolutely nothing from the previous incidents. When will we learn? When do we say, “Enough is enough!”? We can no longer boast and maintain a "macho" image that includes avoidable pain and suffering or injury and death as a result. The incidents of death and injury that were the result of poor or no training, lack of supervision, insufficient personnel, failure to use protective gear and equipment, no accountability, complacency, laziness and/or sheer stupidity, contribute to a needless annual toll. We may be considered America’s Heroes, but we don’t have to prove it by “shooting ourselves in the foot” to maintain the image, as some of our injuries and deaths may have been avoided. Safety requires each of us to have the attitude to stay safe in all we do. We owe it to ourselves, our families, our department and the communities we serve. Till next time, Stay Safe and God Bless!


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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? If you have photos you would like to see in our Where are they Now? feature please upload them on our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

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Community Fire Company, located in Middletown, recently put into service Rescue 31-4-85, a 1991 Ford L-8000/4 Guys walk-in rescue body. It formerly served with Woodstown EMS, located in Southern N.J. It was purchased to run extrication calls and also as a support piece for RIT calls.

Firefighters Battle Structure Fire in Stone Harbor Stone Harbor, NJ - On November 24th at 6:30 A.M., Stone Harbor Fire-Rescue was dispatched to 153 83rd Street for a structure fire. Ladder-1351, under the command of Captain Bailey, arrived and found a structure well involved, with fire through the roof. Captain Bailey transmitted a second-alarm, which brought Avalon and Cape May Court House Fire Departments to the scene. The fire was quickly brought under control. The building was unoccupied and there were no injuries. Good job by all responding departments! FRANK ROBINSON

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ON THE LITER SIDE

LITTLE BIG GUYS

If you have photos you would like to see in our On The Liter Side feature, please upload them on our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

If you have photos you would like to see in our Little Big Guys feature, please upload them on our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

Cherry Hill, NJ - On November 25th, firefighters from Cherry Hill Rescue-13 assisted in the annual hanging of the Covered Bridge wreaths. This is a wonderful tradition that continues each year, thanks to local residents, Bill and Joanne Mitchell. CHERRY HILL FD

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Cape May Point, NJ - This 2003 Chevy Silverado serves the Cape May Point Volunteer Fire Company. The unit, known as Brush-5820, has a 250-gallon water tank and a 250-GPM pump.

The staff of 1st Responder Newspaper would like to extend to our valued readers and advertisers our warmest wishes for a safe & happy holiday season.


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FACES OF NEW JERSEY’S EMERGENCY SERVICES

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Hamilton Township, NJ - Hamilton Township Fire District #7's Captain Kenneth Freeman with Firefighters Jason Belmont, John Burton and Edward Glover, pose with Tower-17.

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Pennington, NJ - Mercer County Fire Police Officer Willie Shields performing traffic duty at the Pennington 125th Anniversary Parade, held in October.

Waldwick Vol. Fire Department members gathered for a group photo during their photo night, held in October. WALDWICK FD

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Newark, NJ - Members of Newark Engine Co. 28 with their newly assigned, 2003 E-One 1250-GPM pumper that they received in October. The rig was originally assigned to Engine Co. 14 and sported a white color with blue stripes. The NFD has refurbished and repainted a number of apparatus.

Stone Harbor, NJ - Firefighter First Class Jonathan Schwartz was honored with a Borough Proclamation on Tuesday, November 15th. Jonathan recently returned from a deployment in Turkey with the United States Air Force. Welcome home Jonathan!


5-5-5 Firefighter Fitness: “A New Year, A New You” Let me start by saying, I’ve only ever made one New Year’s resolution that I have actually kept. Well it’s that time of year again, where we all over-indulge in the awesomeness of the holiday season, and then make our amazing New Year’s resolutions, including our new goals and the “it’s time to change” moment. With some very sophisticated internet research, i.e. the Google, I was able to confirm my hypothesis that the NUMBER ONE New Year’s resolution each year is to “get fitter.” I also learned that only about 8% of Americans actually achieve this goal. My knowledge about the state of fitness within the fire service makes me think that we are no different, and the statistics posted on NFPA.org really speak for themselves: Firefighter Death or Injury by Cause: Overexertion/Stress/Medical 2010: 54% 2011: 52% 2012: 48% 2013: 33% 2014: 58% 2015: 59% Again, I am hypothesizing here, but really, are we any different?? As a whole, we sure do act like it. Just do a quick internet search for “Firefighter T-Shirts.” A number of “we are different” slogans will pop up. I could list them, but why when you all know them by heart, regardless if you actually wear them or not. But are we “really different,” or are we just like everyone else out there?? Physically, for sure; but mentally, maybe not so much. As with any Member of Service, we choose to do a very dangerous job by risking our lives for others. But at what cost?? The cost has to do with those numbers listed above. Just look at the cause provided: Overexertion/Stress/Medical.These causes speak to the type of people we are. We work hard, i.e. overexertion. We see and do things that are beyond most peoples grasp, i.e. stress. This job taxes us, our bodies and more importantly, our hearts, i.e. medical. So why aren’t we taking better care of ourselves?! I wish I knew the answer, but I don’t, and I honestly don’t believe anyone really does. So why not make that change now? A new year and a new you should start TODAY. Before you even begin, let me tell you this much. It won’t be easy. Actually, it’s going to suck…a lot. Especially during the

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JUMP TO FILE #120116101 first 30 days. But again, just look at those percentages listed above. If we all just embraced the “suck,” dug in deep and pushed through, imagine the fire service we could create! Imagine how much better you’d be, for yourself, for your family and for the fire service as a whole. Another thing I wish I could do is provide you with a way to make this happen for yourself. But here’s the thing…there’s no manual. There’s no one book, one DVD, one gym, one diet or one style that will work for everyone. Of course loads of people will disagree with me, mostly because they might have a product, a theory or a style that they claim will change you forever, and it just may! But I can’t find that for you. That one goes back to the resolution theory. You have to commit to a positive change. You have to start, and start NOW. Take a few moments while you’re at the station and look around. You’re not alone there. Your brothers and sisters all put their bunker gear on one leg at a time, and no matter where they are on their fitness journey, they are there to help you. Another positive about the fire service is that we are all about embracing the “suck” together. The level at which a fire crew works together to achieve a common goal is simply unbelievable to most. So why not make this resolution together? Why not agree, as a crew, that you’re going to spend time together working on yourselves, both physically and mentally. Together, we can do anything. Alone, we are just that…alone. Remember that one New Year’s resolution I mentioned earlier, that I actually kept? It was to always return my shopping cart to the cart rack. It seems so trivial, I know, to just push it back to where it belongs. Try it though! You just may be surprised what you learn about yourself and others. Happy New Year!

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- ROBERT "PIP" PIPARO

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Stafford Firefighters Battle Two-Alarm House Fire Stafford Twp., NJ - A late morning fire located on Aaron Dr. went to two alarms on November 5th. Firefighters from Stafford, Barnegat, Lacey and Surf City made quick work of the house fire. Residents from the area called 911, reporting heavy fire showing from the home. While crews were en-route, they radioed in that they could see smoke from a few miles away. Once on-scene, crews put two ladders to work while the engine crews pulled two-and-a-half inch lines into service. The main body of fire was knocked down within 30 minutes. Crews remained on-scene for a few hours, completing overhaul operations. Stafford EMS also responded to the scene. No injuries were reported and the fire is under investigation by the Ocean County Fire Marshal's Office. PROVIDED


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Firemen of the Bronx VIDEO REVIEW

Video reviews by John Malecky

Firemen of the Bronx By Monarch Films Available from: FSP Books & Videos 118 Central Street, Suite #4 Hudson, MA 01749-1330 1-800-522-8528 e-mail: support@fire-policeems.com www.fire-police-ems.com Price: $14.99 (DVD) This is a short, 35 minute video of a two week period in which the producers rode with two fire marshals in the Bronx. These events took place before 9/11. Marshals are essentially arson investigators. In New York, they call them “criminal fires” and most of the fires in the Bronx at the time were from arson. The boro has 65 fire stations, at least during the time of this video. Though the title has “of” on the jacket, the actual movie is entitled “in” (Firemen in the Bronx). This is a quick moving video which is narrated. The viewer can also hear the voices of the firefighters up close. Most all of the fires are in va-

cant or occupied multiple dwellings, which the fire department describes as “brick” construction, while textbooks describe the category as “ordinary” construction. The description of the video states that nine firefighters died while fighting what was deemed as arson fires. There is no location given for any of the fires and the camera jumps around. In one case, a child was rescued by a firefighter and some time is devoted to that story. Another incident involved a rescue company (I suppose), reporting to the emergency room of a hospital to load a man of over 1400-pounds into an ambulance for transfer. There is plenty of truck work and stream operations to see. Also, the apparatus can be seen from the past, such as solid red Mack CF/Ward pumpers, Seagrave rear mounted aerials and Mack tower ladders. In one scene, a flashover can be observed coming out of the upper story of a multi-storied building. A tribute is made for FF Peter McLaughlin, who died in the line-of-duty. In another scene, the use of a thermal imaging camera is briefly demonstrated. During the brief stay with the marshals, they explain the reasons why arson is not as prevalent today as in the past. It is the "Bronx of yesteryear" in a nutshell, and it is presented well!

PATCH OF THE MONTH

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Angelsea Fire Department is located in Cape May County, New Jersey. EUGENE WEBER JR.

AHFAS Cadets leader and EMT Ali Maddock (left), plays the patient while Cadet Paige Huff practices taking a blood pressure reading.

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Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad Cadets Train to Save Lives Atlantic Highlands, NJ - Members of the Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad Cadets spent five hours on a recent Sunday morning, learning skills that one day could help them save a life. While many of their counterparts were still sleeping, the Cadets were up early learning how to perform a variety of patient assessment skills, including how to measure vital signs such as blood pressure, breathing and pulse rates. They also learned how to document their initial assessment and afterward, several went on to complete a CPR class. “It's important for young folks to get involved with the first aid squad because they are the future of our town,” says AHFAS EMT Ali Maddock, who heads up the Cadet group and led the training. “The squad already has a great group of people who we can all trust to take care of our town. It is important for young members to get involved so we know that we will always be in good hands.” The AHFAS Cadets is an organization for students between the ages of 14 and 18 who want to become involved in emergency medical services. Members meet monthly and participate in drills and training. Once they turn 16, Cadets can join

JUMP TO FILE #111716100 adult members on a variety of real EMS calls. Maddock, who began her EMS work as a member of the AHFAS Cadets when she was a sophomore at Henry Hudson Regional High School, has focused this Fall on boosting the Cadets' ranks by getting new members to join and providing them with more educational and social experiences. One of her goals is to get a team ready to participate in a skills competition organized by Keyport First Aid next June. “I hope that the cadets were able to see that getting involved with first aid has many benefits,” Maddock says. “The cadets were able to have a good time and meet new friends, all while learning skills that could potentially save someone's life one day.” No experience is necessary to join the AHFAS Cadets, which is a division of the all-volunteer AHFAS. Training is provided. In addition to learning CPR and skills involved with EMS work, Cadets participate in fundraisers, such as an annual car wash, the town-wide garage sale, and are also a key part in the Squad’s an-

nual "Santa Runs" event in December, when the organization brings Santa and his sleigh to each part of town, over the course of four nights. Ultimately, AHFAS leaders look to the Cadets as the future of the organization. Several current members began as cadets and have continued to volunteer with the Squad, which provides around-the-clock emergency medical services to Atlantic Highlands and occasionally the surrounding areas. The organization operates on donations from the borough and the community. “The cadets’ training is a vital component to our community because it shows that they truly care about helping others,” Maddock says. “Our community is so closeknit and it's because we all care about the town and everyone in it. Their training will benefit not only themselves, but Atlantic Highlands as a whole.” For information about how to become a Cadet, call the AHFAS non-emergency number at (732) 291-8118 or visit the AHFAS website at www.ahfirstaid.org. Follow the AHFAS on Facebook and Twitter. - RICHARD HUFF

Cadets Olivia Crowther and Chris Glietz practice CPR skills on an infant during a recent Sunday morning training drill.

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Two North Hudson Firefighters Promoted to Captain

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Union City, NJ - In the shadow of the Empire State Building, North Hudson Tower Ladder-3 operates at an apartment house fire on Pleasant Ave., adjacent to the Lincoln Tunnel helix, on November 11th.

West New York, NJ - Two firefighters were promoted to the rank of captain during a ceremony at North Hudson Fire Headquarters in West New York, held on November 21st. Chief of Department Frank Montagne (center), congratulated the new officers, Mike Mastellone (left), and Chuck Snyder. The new captains came out number 1 and 2, respectively, on the civil service list. "You are the young, bright future of the department," Chief Montagne said. He praised them for their "hard work and discipline" to achieve their promotion.

Firefighters Battle Two-Alarm Commercial Blaze in Millville Millville, NJ – On November 25th at 10:28 A.M., Millville firefighters were dispatched to the 300 block of Riverside Dr. for a reported commercial structure fire. While fire JUMP TO FILE# apparatus was en- 112516108 route, Millville Police arrived on the scene and reported heavy smoke showing. Engine-34, under the command of Captain John Wettstein, arrived on location and led off with a Blitz-fire through an overhead door on the "B" side. The structure was an L-shaped, twostory structure with metal siding. The complex was the former Silverton Marine Corporation that manufactured boats, but is now a commercial rental property. Chief Michael Lippincott arrived and at 10:31 A.M., ordered a working fire box assignment, which recalled off-duty firefighters, before ordering a secondalarm at 10:35 A.M. The second-alarm brought Vineland Station-2, Rosenhayn Station-29, Downe Twp. Station-39 and Millville Rescue Squad to the scene.

Laurel Lake Station-13 covered Millville’s station. The flames on the first-floor were quickly knocked down, but there was heavy fire on the second-floor. Captain Wettstein and E-34’s crew stretched a one-andthree-quarter inch line to the second-floor and knocked down the flames. Heavy black smoke and flames issued from the roof area. Ladder-2’s ladder pipe knocked down the flames from the rubberized roofing. Additional hand lines were deployed and the blaze was placed under control by Chief Lippincott at 11:28 A.M. Crews cleared the scene at 12:55 P.M. About 42 fire and EMS personnel responded with four Engines, two Ladders, a rescue and an ambulance. Workers, using a power saw to cut the metal wall on the "C" side, ignited insulation and the fire spread up the wall to the second-floor and then to the roof area. No injuries were reported and the Salvation Army Canteen was on-hand to provide refreshments to the emergency workers. - JOHN CARR

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The Holiday Celebration in Wallington Continues Wallington, N.J. - As families and friends wind-up the Thanksgiving holiday, the weekend continued with the beginning of the Christmas season and the 15th JUMP TO FILE# annual Wallington 112816113 Fire Department Holiday Parade, held on the Saturday following Turkey Day. Fire apparatus and emergency medical units from several New Jersey counties, as well as Rockland County, N.Y., participated in

the November 26th event, transforming first responder vehicles into holiday decorations. Plenty of lights was the theme for the evening parade. As first responders parked on the side streets and decorated their vehicles for the parade, some groups also set up tail-gate style parties and enjoyed refreshments while they worked. The mild weather made it easier to decorate and have a good time. Children and adults assembled all along the parade route, which covers a great deal of the borough, with holiday glows on

their faces. The imagination runs wild as crews, who are normally part of a serious life-saving occupation, dress up as characters and spread joy. Holiday characters are not the only ones in town. Elvis also made an appearance and along with fellow entertainers from the Park Ridge Fire Department, serenaded the crowds. They were a big hit. The parade also recognized fellow firefighters and military personnel that have passed on. Never forget our heroes. - RON JEFFERS

Mr. and Mrs. Claus posed for photos before he was picked up by his helpers to ride at the end of the parade. RON JEFFERS

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MVA in Wantage Sends Car Off Embankment Wantage, NJ - On November 26th, a car being driven on Route-628 by a sole occupant went off the road and was left hanging from the side of an embankment. Members of the Suseex Borough and Wantage Fire Departments responded and were able to stabilize the vehicle with the assistance of a tow truck that was used to secure the rear of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was treated by the Sussex Fire Department Emergency Medical Services Branch. Members of the Wantage First Aid Squad also responded to the scene.


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Dwelling Fire Quickly Knocked in Mount Holly Twp. Mount Holly Twp., NJ - Crews worked hard on the morning of December 1st at a dwelling fire in Mount Holly Township. They were able to make a quick attack and extinguish the fire. Numerous departments from around the area were also on location.

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Saddle River, NJ - This 9/11 artwork was placed on the rear of Saddle River’s new EVI rescue truck. It is a reminder that we must never forget that fateful day in 2001.


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Beachwood Participates in “New Jersey Run for the Fallen� Event Beachwood, NJ - On September 24th, the Beachwood Fire Department, along with the Beachwood First Aid Squad and Beachwood Police Department, had the honor of participating in one of the stops for the New Jersey Run for the Fallen JUMP TO FILE# (NJRFTF) event. 112316109 The NJRFTF consists of runners who are all active duty military personnel and support crew, whose mission is to run one mile for every New Jersey service member killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. Each mile is dedicated to one of the fallen with a distinctive Hero Marker, which is placed in a prominent position. The leg of this run ended at the Beachwood First Aid Squad, where a marker was placed for SSG Jason M. Butkus. The runners stopped, saluted the flag and marker, and then presented a flag to the Butkus family. - BEACHWOOD FD

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Gloucester County, NJ - Firefighters from East Greenwich Twp. Fire and Rescue, Woolwich Fire Co. and Harrison Twp. Fire District, collectively known as Task Force-67, along with the Glassboro Fire Dept., recently attended a weekend course on Heavy Vehicle Rescue, conducted by the Gloucester County Fire Academy. The course was held over the last weekend of November and dealt with rescue techniques for crashes involving commercial vehicles.

Firefighters spent Friday night and part of Saturday morning in the classroom learning about commercial vehicle anatomy and pre-rescue safety procedures. They spent the rest of Saturday and all day Sunday outside, learning hands-on. Firefighters were presented with three scenarios. First, was a cement truck that crashed and then ran over a smaller car. Next, was a car that rear-ended a school bus and was wedged underneath the bus. The final scenario was a dump truck that ran up the back of a passenger car.

Saturday was spent learning about the equipment and vehicle stabilization. This becomes more difficult due to the size and weight of

these vehicles. Firefighters were shown new equipment from manufacturer Paratech. This equipment was on loan from Continental Fire Equipment.

Sunday was spent learning how to lift the commercial vehicle and clear the smaller vehicle so patient extrication could begin. This was a chance for East Greenwich Twp. and Harrison Twp. to test their recently purchased Paratech equipment. Once each commercial vehicle was safely lifted and stabilized, crews set out to drag the smaller cars from underneath the larger vehicles to a clear location to extricate the patient from the vehicle. All of the firefighters attending the course enjoyed the experience and the chance to learn something new. This added knowledge will increase the safety of both rescuers and crash patients.

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A Stop in Atlantic County

This month we feature some new and interesting apparatus from Atlantic County, with more that will appear in future columns. First, we feature a rescue pumper and a utility vehicle in Farmington Fire Company No. 4, which is in Egg Harbor Township. They have a 2014 Spartan ERV rescue pumper, sold by Campbell Supply Co., LLC. It has a Metro Star LFD chassis, with a six seat raised roof cab (which has an EMS cabinet), and it's powered by a Cummins ISL 9, 450-HP diesel engine. Features include a Waterous two-stage 1500GPM pump with top mount panel, a Feecon around-the-pump foam system, UPF 750-gallon water and 30-gallon foam tanks, thru-the-tank ladder storage, oil dry hopper, Hurst tools, Will Burt Night Scan, six reels (four hydraulic and one each air and electric cord), a Smart Power 25-KW hydraulic generator, a rear rescue winch receiver and an Audiovox side and rear camera. Also of interest is their utility vehicle, which was assembled using a new Ford F-750 chassis, purchased by the fire company in 2007. As explained to me, there are some beverage companies in their area which use the Mickey body for their vehicles. One of them had an older one (1999), that they were going to sell to a scrapyard. When the fire company had learned of this, they expressed an interest in the body, and the beverage company sold it to them for the price they estimated they would get for it. It was later rebuilt in 2007 and mounted on the Ford chassis and now serves them quite efficiently. Among other inventory, it has a portable pump, two generators and an air cascade unit. Next to Farmington is the City of Pleasantville, who received a new Pierce pumper in 2016, sold by Fire & Safety Services, which sits among some American LaFrance apparatus in the station. It is a station that houses two aerial quints, a rare arrangement. Ventnor City was the next stop, which had a new Seagrave tractor-drawn aerial, sold by Emergency Equipment Sales & Service. The older one, a 1999 American LaFrance with Aerial Innovations ladder and 3-D body, fortunately was still there, as the new one was not yet in service. I say fortunately because I had never photographed this rare tiller and it was a treat for me to get to do it. Margate City was the next stop to photograph an HME/RK rear mount quint, which I understand had been a demo. Since there are no HME dealers in our state at this time, it was a rare find. They also received a new Type III ambulance. In dealer news, Firefighter 1 Professional Safety Services has delivered the Irvington pumper (Essex County). It has a Cinder chassis, extruded aluminum body, Hale Qmax 1250-2000-GPM pump and a 500-gallon water tank. Currently in production for Wildwood Crest (Cape May County), is an HD-100 midmount platform quint on an Inferno chassis. The 100-foot platform is of 100,000-PSI steel construction. It has an aluminum body, a Waterous CSU 12502000-GPM pump and 300-gallon water tank. On order for Summit (Union County), is an HD-100 mid-mount platform on an Intruder chassis. The platform and the body material are the same as the Wildwood Crest truck. Summit’s truck has no pump. Please send any comments or news tidbits you might have about Apparatus of the Month to us at 1st Responder News, 1 Ardmore Street. New Windsor, NY 12553. Or you can e-mail them to Apparatus@1stResponderNews.com.

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Ventnor City T-1, 2016 Seqgrave Marauder II, 100-foot TDA. It has a 10-KW generator. It was sold by Emergency Equipment Sales & Service. JOHN M. MALECKY

Farmington FC., Egg Harbor Twp., R-1547, 2014 Spartan ERV Metro Star 1500/750/30A with 20-KW generator. It was sold by Campbell Supply Co., LLC.

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Ventnor City's former L-1 is this 1999 ALF, with 3-D body and 100foot Aerial Innovations ladder. It has a 10-KW generator.

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Farmington FC, Utility-1546, 2007 Ford F-750/'99 Mickey body, rebuilt in 2007. It has a portable pump, air cascade system and 4KW and 5-KW portable generators. JOHN M. MALECKY

Pleasantville E-1, 2016 Pierce Saber, 1500/500/20A and 10-KW generator. It was sold by Fire & Safety Services.

Margate City Q-24, 2013 HME 2000/400, with 75-foot RK aerial and 5.5-KW generator. It is an X-demo.

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The apparatus division of First Priority Emergency Vehicles received an order from Hazlet Fire District 1 (Monmouth County), for a KME pumper. Specs include a Predator Panther MFD chassis, with 10-inch raised roof cab having six seats (five SCBA), Cummins ISL 9, 450-HP diesel engine, Hale, Qtwo 200-GPM two-stage pump with side mount panel, six-inch front intake, with 180-degree swivel, three-inch deck gun discharge, (two) one-and-a-half inch low crosslays above the pump, two-and-ahalf inch front bumper discharge, (two) one-inch booster reels above the pump, 1000-gallon water tank, stainless steel KME Short Flex body with 29-inch compartments, brush finished ROM rollup doors, driver and officer side full height/split depth compartments, enclosed ladder and hard suction storage, and an Onan 10-KW hydraulic/PTO generator in the hose bed. They have delivered two Severe Service pumpers to

Vineland in Cumberland County. Specs include an LFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab, Cummins ISL 9, 450-HP diesel engine, Hale Qmax 2000-GPM single-stage pump with side mount panel, five-inch rear intake with Bray butterfly valve, four-inch LDH discharge on officer’s side, two-and-a-half inch front bumper discharge, three-inch deck gun discharge with TFT electric Extenda-Gun, two rear two-and-a-half inch rear preconnects, 750-gallon water tank, 3/16-inch aluminum KME Medium Flex body with 29-inch compartments, hinged, painted aluminum doors, driver’s side full height/split depth compartments, officer’s side low side compartments with ladders mounted on the side, lowered hose bed with “L” style tank and a Harrison 6-KW hydraulic/PTO generator over the pump. The ambulance division received an order from Norwood Boro EMS (Bergen County), for a Braun Chief XL Type-1

Margate City A-20, 2016 Ford E-450/Horton Model 503B ambulance.

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on a Ford F-450 chassis. Also, the Cheesequake FAS in Old Bridge Township (Middlesex County), ordered a First Priority Renaissance Remount of a Chevrolet G 4500 chassis under a Braun module. Absolute Fire Protection has delivered to Plainfield (Union County), an E-ONE HP-95 mid-mount platform on a Cyclone II chassis. Specs include a 250-inch wheelbase, 10-foot/10-inch travel height, opposite side turntable access when working at 90-degrees, new generation jack system with auto level, 1305-pound tip load, oversized front and rear DropN-Lock jack pads, only a single set of ground pads to throw for faster setup and severe duty cab interior. E-ONE orders include two in Sussex County. First, is a Typhoon X-long cab pumper with stainless steel body for Hampton. Specs in-

clude a Cummns ISL-9, 450-HP diesel engine, Hale Qmax single-stage 1500GPM pump, 1300-gallon water and (two) 10-gallon foam tanks, Williams ATP foam system, low seven-foot hose bed, galvanized frame rails and FRC scene lights. Also, Sparta has ordered a top mount pumper with Cyclone II medium cab and aluminum body. Specs include a Hale Qmax 2000GPM pump, a 1030-gallon water tank and Whelen scene lighting. They will also be refurbishing a rescue truck for Little Ferry in Bergen County. First Choice Fire Apparatus received an E-ONE order from the Minotola FC in Buena Borough (Atlantic County). It is for an HP-100 quint.

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Specs include a Cyclone II chassis, powered by a Cummins ISX 12, 500-HP diesel engine with an Allison 4000 EVS transmission, a severe duty cab with six seats and rear transverswe compartment, which will be accessible from two side cab compartment doors, a Hale Qmax, single-stage 2000-GPM pump, A & B foam capabilities, 500-gallon water and 30-gallon foam tanks, side stacker body with right side hose bed, capable of holding 1,000-feet of five-inch and 300-feet of three-inch hose, three crosslays (two 1 ¾ and one 2 ½-inch), front bumper oneand-three-quarter inch preconnect, full height compartments on the left side of the body with painted roll-up doors, 170feet of ground ladders, pinned waterway on the aluminum ladder with a 500pound tip load at any degree, full extension and when flowing 1,000-GPM, LED quartz lighting at cab eyebrow and around the vehicle, as well as the tip of the ladder. A long term breathing air system will supply the tip of the aerial and the operational pedestal on the turntable. It will be painted the department’s customary black color, with triple gold striping and gold leaf lettering that will have triple green colored shadowing, matching existing apparatus. Fire & Safety Services has received the following Pierce orders: for Wildwood City (Cape May County), a Saber 4 x 4 pumper; for Maurice River/Leesburg FC (Cumberland County), a Velocity tanker/pumper; for Toms River Township (Ocean County), an Arrow XT heavy rescue and for Paterson (Passaic County), an Arrow XT 95-foot midmount platform. Pierce deliveries include a Saber heavy duty rescue to Woodbridge District 11, Iselin, (Middlesex County), an Enforce pumper to Woodcliff Lake (Bergen County), an Enforcer PUC pumper to Wantage/Colesville FC (Sussex County) and an Arrow XT pumper to Secaucus (Hudson County). Campbell Supply Co., LLC has received an order from Passaic for a Spartan ER 95-foot mid-mount platform and a pumper. The platform is on a Gladiator MFD chassis and has a Cummins ISX, 550-HP diesel engine, an aluminum body with side stacked ladders, and a Smart Power 10-KW hydraulic generator. The pumper has a Metro Star chassis with EMFD cab, a Cummins ISL 9, 450-HP diesel engine, Waterous 1500-GPM twostage pump, Pro Poly 700-gallon water tank and a Smart Power 6-KW hydraulic generator. The Cecil FC in Monroe Township (Gloucester County), ordered a Spartan ER 2500-gallon Star pumper/tanker. Specs include a Metro Star MFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab, Cummins ISL 9, 450-HP diesel engine, Hale Qmax 2000-GPM pump and a Harrison 10-KW generator. Their shop was prepping for the Kingston FC in South Brunswick Township (Middlesex County), a Star pumper with a Spartan ER Metro Star LLFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab. It has a Cummins ISL 9, 450-HP diesel engine, a Waterous CSU, 2000-GPM pump, 50-gallon water and 50-gallon foam tanks and a Smart Power 6-KW generator. Also being prepped is a Star pumper for Roselle (Union County). It has a Spartan ER Gladiator LFD chassis, with 10-inch raised roof cab, Cummins ISL 9, 450-HP diesel engine, Hale Qmax 1500-GPM pump, 670-gallon water and 40-gallon foam tanks and a Smart Power 6-KW generator.

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Garfield House Fire Caused by Downed Power Lines Garfield, NJ - A windwhipped fire tore through a home in Garfield during the early evening hours of November 20th. Just after 4:30 P.M., fire companies were dispatched to 122 Cambridge Ave. for a report of power lines down as a re- JUMP TO FILE# sult of a tree branch 112016123 falling. The power line was live and came into contact with the side of the home, along with a downspout charging the aluminum. A working fire was then transmitted by Assistant Chief Morano. Due to the live lines down across the driveway, as well as a parked car, firefighting had to be held until PSE&G arrived to kill power. The fire began to take control of the dwelling, with heavy fire free burned on both the first and second floors. The wind was also a factor, reaching 35MPH at one point, according to reports. As PS cut the power, firefighters were able to make an attack. At that time, Chief of Department Kovacs arrived onscene to assume command. Companies encountered fire conditions running the walls, all the way up to the attic. At one point, Truck-4 used their deck gun to knock down some of the fire on the second-floor, as companies were withdrawn from the building. Shortly after, firefighters re-entered the home to knock down the remaining fire. Mutual aid companies with an engine from Saddle Brook, and Wallington with a FAST team, were used on-scene, while a rescue from Elmwood Park was called in for their air cascade to refill empty air bottles. Stand-by companies came from Lodi and a few others. Firefighters worked quickly despite the issues they had on-scene with the power lines and did the best they could, but the home suffered major fire damage. All of the residents were being assisted by the American Red Cross, as per officials.

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Vehicle News

RON JEFFERS

The West Tuckerton Fire Company in Little Egg Harbor Twp., placed into service a Ford F450/Knapheide/Danko skid 60-GPM/250-GWT mini-pumper.

Little Falls Engine 2 has placed into service a 2016 Seagrave Marauder II 1500-GPM/500-GWT pumper, sold by Emergency Equipment Sales.

In Little Egg Harbor Township, the Parkertown Fire Company accepted delivery of a 2016 Rosenbauer 1500-GPM/750-GWT/30-GFT pumper, sold by Blaze Emergency Equipment.

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Ringwood Tanker 263 is a new Spartan-ER 1500GPM/2500-GWT pumper-tanker, sold by Campbell Supply Co.

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Tractor Trailer Takes Out Tree in Hope RON JEFFERS

In Ewing Twp., the Pennington Road Fire Company placed into service a 2016 Spartan/Smeal 2000GPM/500-GWT pumper, with 65-foot Tele-Squrt.

In Ewing Twp., the Prospect Heights Fire Company placed Squrt 31 into service with a 2016 Spartan/Smeal 2000-GPM/750-GWT/30 "B" GWT pumper, equipped with a 54-foot Squrt.

RON JEFFERS

RON JEFFERS

In October, Newark Engine 28 was re-assigned former Engine 14's 2003 E-One 1250-GPM/500GWT/250-GFT pumper, after the former white colored rig received updated work and a new red paint job.

Hamilton Twp. District 5 recently placed into service a 1990 Seagrave 1500-GPM/500-GWT/54foot Squrt that saw original duty in Bristol Twp., PA. RON JEFFERS

Hope, NJ - On November 30th, a tractor trailer hydroplaned during a rain storm on Route-80 West, taking down a tree before coming to rest on a strip of grass on the right shoulder of the road at Exit-12. Two other vehicles were involved, but only the truck driver was transported to the Hackettstown Medical Center by a passing Atlantic Ambulance that stopped to help. The Hope VFD and North Warren EMS were also dispatched to the scene.

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Union City, NJ - North Hudson Deputy Chief Charles Thomas (center), gives instructions to Captain William Reed of Rescue Co. 1, during a two-alarm fire in a New York Avenue restaurant on November 3rd.

North Bergen, NJ - Captain John Dorman of Squad-7 takes a blow after a dwelling fire was knocked down on November 9th.

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West New York, NJ - North Hudson Firefighter Phil Jawny of Rescue Co. 1, holds on to a pet cat rescued from a smoke-filled Jefferson Street apartment house in West New York, on the evening of November 10th.

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Garfield, NJ - Firefighters battled a structure fire on the evening of November 20th, located at 122 Cambridge Avenue. CHRIS TOMPKINS, WWW.BTFIREPHOTOS.COM

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Millville, NJ – Crews knocked down a commercial building fire that went to two alarms on November 25th.


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Firefighters Rescue Resident from Apartment Fire

Union City, NJ - Union City EMT's removed a resident from a block-long apartment building, located at 3315 Pleasant Avenue, on November 6th, after a smoky fire involved a thirdfloor apartment and sent smoke throughout the building. North Hudson firefighters found two unconscious pet dogs in the fire apartment and tried to revive them, but were unsuccessful. Two alarms were sounded for the fire that occurred shortly after 3:00 P.M. near the Lincoln Tunnel helix, causing traffic backups.

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North Hudson Firefighters Battle Two-Alarm Fire

Union City, NJ - North Hudson firefighters battled a smoky, two-alarm fire on November 3rd, located in a one-story restaurant at 4308 New York Avenue. Exposure "D" was the 43rd Street branch of the Union City Library. The fire, which was called in shortly before 7:00 A.M., shut down area streets for rush hour and school children walking to area schools were re-directed.

Ocean First Foundation Presents Beachwood FD with Check Beachwood, NJ - On November 18th, representatives from Ocean First Foundation presented the Beachwood FD with a check from their Volunteer Fire Department and First Aid Squad Grant Program. Under the program, eligible agencies can receive $500 annually. Since the grant's creation in 1997, the Ocean First Foundation has provided over $900,000 to all local squads and departments. The Beachwood Fire Department thanked the Ocean First Foundation for the continued support of their department and for choosing them again this year!


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McGuire AFB, NJ - United States Air Force Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Fire Department's Ladder-6725.

BUDDY SHOTS

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Eric Moore has been a firefighter for almost 30 years, first joining the department in November of 1988. The tattoo he chose to get covers his entire back and took almost three months to complete, from September until November of 2014. When asked what inspired him to get this specific tattoo, Eric responded "my inspiration came from the love for my brothers lost on that fateful day and the need for a tribute, as well as my love for what we do and my love of ink." Eric currently works for Daly City Fire Department, located in Daly City, CA.

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EA EAS AS SY SY SY! Y!! RICH SIKORA

During the third weekend of November, members of the New Jersey Metro Fire Photographers Association visited the city of Buffalo, located in New York. Here, they stopped to take a group photo with Buffalo Niagara International Airport firefighters.

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ON THE LITER SIDE If you have photos for our Never Forget feature, please upload them on our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com

RICHARD BILLINGS

SHIP BOTTOM VOL. FIRE CO.

Manahawkin, NJ - On November 11th, Ship Bottom Fire Co. Stations 46, 47 and 49 were dispatched to Cedar Bonner Estates, located in Manahawkin, for a routine fire call. Multiple units responded from all three departments and upon arrival, it was discovered that there was a wedding going on. Unfortunately, the entire wedding party had to be evacuated from the building. Approximately 30 minutes later, they were allowed to go back inside after firefighters checked the building. The bride approached multiple firefighters, asking for a picture with them. This was a routine fire call that no one from Ship Bottom Fire Co. will ever forget! Congratulations to the bride and groom!

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