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At about 9:00 AM, Hackensack dispatched two engines and a rescue to 411 Hackensack Ave. for what police reported to be a fully involved van fire. Engine 5 arrived to find a small Volkswagen wagon with an engine compartment fire that was extending to the interior. - See full story on page 7

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Public education for Westampton On the morning of May 19th, Westampton Township Emergency Services participated in the Rancocas Valley regional high school prom mock crash. Together with the Mount Holly Township Police Department, America Emergency Squad, Mount Holly Fire District No.1 and the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving, using the phone or texting while driving and dangerous driving were demonstrated.

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Electrical issue at WAWA brings out the fire company On April 29th at around 3:15 P.M., Parkertown Fire Co. is dispatched along with West Tuckerton Fire Co. to the WAWA on North Green Stree for a smoke condition inside of the store. Crews using the T.I.C found the source of the smoke which was due to a faulty oven. All crews cleared the scene within one hour of the call. Great Bay EMS was on location as well to assist if needed.

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Paterson battles third alarm fire One resident was injured and about six people displaced as flames extended to an occupied home from a heavily involved vacant building in Paterson on May 11th. The alarm came in at about 11:45 PM for a reported fire at 20 JUMP TO FILE# Pearl St. Companies 051216107 arrived to heavy fire venting from the boarded-up, vacant structure at 24 Pearl St., with flames and smoke extending to the occupied house at 24 Pearl St. A second alarm was quickly transmitted as all residents were removed from the exposed building, including an elderly woman who was transported to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical center with non-life threatening injuries. A third alarm with an additional truck was called for. Operations went defensive on the original fire building as it soon became apparent that the structural stability was an issue. One ladder pipe, one deck gun, and several handlines had most of the visible fire knocked quickly, but deep seated fire continued to flare up. Lines were stretched to the occupied exposure “B” building and the roof was opened to expose the flames in the cockloft. That building suffered extensive damage to the roof as well as smoke and water damage to the rest of the building. Damage to the “D” exposure was limited to exterior damage. The fire was placed under control in about two hours. The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office was called in to assist in the investigation. - BILL TOMPKINS

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Maryland: John Ernest "Skillet" Ulmschneider, 37 Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic Incident Date: April 15, 2016 Death Date: April 15, 2016 Fire Department: Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Initial Summary: Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department (PGFD) responded to a home for a welfare check call regarding a man with medical conditions that had not responded to relatives attempting to contact him. After arriving on scene, checking for any open doors or windows, and after making themselves known several times, firefighters forced entrance to the residence. As they entered the home, the resident fired several gun shots striking PGFD Firefighter/Paramedic John Ulmschneider, Morningside Volunteer Firefighter Kevin Swain, and the relative who had originally called for help. After being transported to the hospital, Firefighter/Paramedic Ulmschneider succumbed to his injuries. Firefighter Swain remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition. Police said the resident of the home believed his house was being broken into and fired in self-defense. No charges have been filed. Investigation into the fatal incident continues by authorities. Tennessee: Rodney Eddins, 57 Rank: Lieutenant Incident Date: April 16, 2016 Death Date: April 17, 2016 Fire Department: Memphis Fire Department Initial Summary: While operating at the scene of a residential structure fire, Lieutenant Eddins collapsed from a nature of fatal injury still to be determined. Fellow firefighters removed Lieutenant Eddins from the structure and rushed him to Methodist South Hospital in critical condition where he succumbed to his injury. Fire crews determined the blaze started from a malfunctioning portable fan in the bedroom. There was not a working smoke alarm in the house, but two adults and four children at the home were uninjured.

North Carolina: Richard Sheltra, 20 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: April 30, 2016 Death Date: April 30, 2016 Fire Department: Pineville-Morrow Fire & Rescue Initial Summary: Firefighter Richard Sheltra died from injuries sustained while operating on the interior of a commercial structure fire at a strip mall in Pineville, North Carolina. A second firefighter was injured in the incident which remains under investigation by local, state, and federal authorities. New York: Theodore Stafford, 73 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: May 2, 2016 Death Date: May 2, 2016 Fire Department: Sag Harbor Fire Department Initial Summary: Firefighter Stafford died at home from a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be determined shortly after responding to the fire station for an emergency call.

Vermont: Steven Lapierre, 58 Rank: Firefighter/Fire Warden Incident Date: April 27, 2016 Death Date: May 5, 2016 Fire Department: Georgia Fire Department Initial Summary: Firefighter Lapierre succumbed to his injury after suffering a heart attack while operating at the scene of a brush fire.

North Carolina: John Morris Davis Jr., 45 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: May 7, 2016 Death Date: May 7, 2016 Fire Department: Kenly Fire Department Initial Summary: Firefighter Davis responded to a motor vehicle accident and assisted other responders with extrication of one occupant. After completion, Davis experienced chest pains. Johnston County EMS started treatment. While in route to the hospital, Davis went into cardiac arrest. Resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful and Firefighter Davis succumbed to his injury.


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Long stretch for firefighters at Hackensack car fire About 450’ of hose had to be stretched to reach a car fire in Hackensack on May 4th due to the vehicle in a location that was not accessible to an engine company. At about 9:00 AM, Hackensack dispatched two engines and a rescue JUMP TO FILE# to 411 Hackensack 050416104 Ave. for what police reported to be a fully involved van fire. Engine 5 arrived to find a small Volkswagen wagon with an engine compartment fire that was extending to the interior. The vehicle was located at the far side of the upper deck of the parking garage which was not able to support a full sized engine company, so the line had to be stretched from ground level across the parking area to reach the vehicle. Once the line was in position and charged, the flames were quickly knocked down. No injuries were reported and there was no damage to other vehicles. - BILL TOMPKINS

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PRESERVING THE PAST, A FIRE SERVICE TRADITION UPS & DOWNS Notes from Ron Jeffers

Around the country, you will find many fire museums to preserve the past of a most noble service to the community. Every year, there are many antique fire apparatus musters and parades. Former Lodi firefighters Pete Rinaldi, Jr. and Dave Dowson, now Pennsylvania residents, returned to their hometown in May to pick up an antique pumper to take home for a fire museum.

The Lodi guys are part of the Schuylkill Historical Fire Society that maintains an excellent fire museum in a former municipal building in Shenandoah, Pa. Rinaldi holds the title of Transportation Supervisor in the organization. They drove back to New Jersey in a handsome 1962 Mack B61 model tractor, with warning lights and siren, pulling a flat bed trailer, to pick up a veteran pumper. This is Rinaldi's second “apparatus recovery” trip to New Jersey in five months. In January, he traveled to Bogota, with a tow truck, to acquire a 1970 American LaFrance aerial ladder, donated to the historical society. As in January, he was met by River Edge Firefighter Lenny Coyman, co-owner of an antique Mack, and a member of the Pennsylvania group.

This time around, Rinaldi picked up a 1962 International/Central pumper-tanker that saw duty with the Medway Grapeville Fire District in Coxsalkie, N.Y. Engine-Tanker 190 was owned by Lodi resident Gary Bigica for about five years. It was parked in a commercial lot and had to be moved out. Bigica decided to pass it on to the society, that has better facilities to take care of, and display, the rig.

Rinaldi and Dowson pulled up to the lot with their tractor trailer and went to work on the rig, with fading paint due to exposure to the elements. A little spray here, some TLC there, and the rig started up. It was driven under its own power and placed onto the flat bed. The 1962 apparatus still has its warning lights, name plates, etc. Maybe, a little wax and elbow grease will highly improve its appearance.

In a time when you hear too many stories at firehouses that the younger generations have no interest in department's antique apparatus, or the fire service of the past, its refreshing that there are still some out there that want to preserve the past for those who appreciate what existed before we did! Too many stories go around about the younger guys that want to get rid of an antique as it is of no use to them, and they appear to care only about the

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Preparing for the 1962 pumper's ride to a Pennsylvania fire museum, L-R: Lenny Coyman, Pete Rinaldi Jr., Gary Bigica and Dave Dawson.

present and themselves. Then there are the stories of organizations that don't believe in establishing a Life Member position for those who served and paid their dues (not money-but work) for many years to have a respected association. If it weren't for the firemen, apparatus, or group organizers of the past, those with attitudes would not enjoy what they currently have. “Respect your elders,” was an expression that this writer was taught as a young child. A logo on the side of the Schuylkill Historical Fire Society's flab bed trailer reads, “ Preserving our past, enhancing our future.”

DOWNS: In April, the Upper Township Division of EMS announced the line-of-duty death of EMT Mort Schmerling. On April 13th, he responded to a medical emergency in the Seaville section of town where he collapsed. He died several days later. UPS: Ryan Donnelly has been promoted to fire lieutenant in Evesham.

DOWNS: A fire damaged six row house buildings on Haddon Ave., Camden, April 23rd. Five children and two adults were taken to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation and other injuries.

UPS: The West Paterson First Aid Squad now has four per-diem members to work shifts of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Two paid employees work at a time. Dwindling volunteerism resulted in the need for paid medical personnel during the day.

DOWNS: After a preliminary investigation, authorities in Wayne believe a house fire on Kevin Pl. appears to have started as the result of a hover board battery charging in the basement, April 21st. Residents evacuated the home before emergency crews arrived, but the home suffered significant damage.

UPS: Firefighters from around Gloucester County gathered in Woodbury, May 1st, for the annual Feast of St. Florian celebration. The service included a procession, a blessing of fire apparatus and a memorial to honor fallen firefighters from around the world. DOWNS: A Gloucester City man who told police “he wanted to go to jail,” was placed behind bars after he tossed a Molotov cocktail at a city police vehicle, April 30th, authorities said. Jose Rodriguez was still standing in the police headquarters parking lot when officers arrived and extinguished the fire. Police said Rodriguez ignited the incendiary device and smashed it against the marked Ford Explorer. Rodriguez was charged with aggravated arson, possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and criminal mischief. UPS: New battalion chiefs in Millburn are Tom Pizzano and Shawn Daly.

DOWNS: A Woodbridge fertilizer plant, off Crows Mill Rd., caught fire on April 27th. Officials said a silo caught fire at the Bay Shore recycling plant and the flames spread to other silos. Over 14 different fire companies, with about 70 firefight-

ers, and hazmat crews responded to the scene.

AFG funds.

DOWNS: A 9-year-old boy died and his 10-year-old sister was in critical condition after a carbon monoxide poisoning incident at their Passaic Ave. home in Linden on May 3rd. Their mother told told police she found her children unresponsive in their bedroom. The incident was under investigation, but appears to have been an accident, possibly caused by improper venting from the home's furnace, which is below the bedroom, police Captain James Sarnicki said.

UPS: Trenton firefighters started wearing t-shirts honoring troops serving overseas on Fridays, instead of their normal uniform shirt. Firefighters are also selling the t-shirts as a benefit for troops.

UPS: Newly promoted fire captains in Millburn are Russ Lynn and Steve Jason.

UPS: A grant worth $13,393, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Program, has been awarded to the Robbinsville Fire Department to develop a health and wellness program for its members. DOWNS: About 14 people were estimated to have been displaced by a fire that heavily damaged a onestory home on Clinton Ave., Plainfield, May 2nd.

UPS: The Kearny Fire Department has been awarded approximately $42,000 in AFG funds for equipment purposes. DOWNS: Firefighters battled a 3alarm fire at the popular Rosemont Cafe, at Routes 519 & 604, in Delaware Twp., on May 3rd.

UPS: The Brigantine Fire Department has been awarded $81,715 in

DOWNS: Three town houses on St. James Place, Cape May City, were heavily damaged by a fire on May 3rd.

DOWNS: A Raritan man suffered severe burns in a dwelling fire on Old Clinton Rd., May 8th, officials said. Two local firefighters were taken to Hunterdon Medical Center after suffering minor injuries, county Prosecutor Anthony Kearns said. UPS: Waldwick firefighters will donate 12 used turnout coats and pants to Guatemalan firefighters.

DOWNS: Passaic Engine 3 was involved in a MVA at Central & Lexington, while en route to an alarm, on April 23rd.

UPS: Kevin C. Batzel, chief of the Brick Township Bureau of Fire Safety and the local fire inspector, has been named the 2016 Fire Protection Inspector of the Year by the NJ Fire Prevention & Protection Association. “He was chosen for his outstanding contributions in the areas of code enforcement and fire protection inspection,” according to the state Department of Community Affairs statement. - CONTINUED ON PAGE 12


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Gloucester County Feast of St. Florian On Sunday May 1st, Christ Church Woodbury hosted the annual Feast of St Florian, sponsored by the Gloucester County Fire Chiefs Association. The annual service is held to honor the firefighters of Gloucester County and to remember those that have answered their final alarm this past year. The service begins with the Blessing of the Apparatus. There is then a parade procession of the firefighters down Delaware Ave. and into the church. The service was officiated by Rev. Brian Burgess. The guest speaker was Rev. Chaplain Dr. John Jamieson, regional director of the Federation of Fire Chaplains. The 2016 St. Florian Medal of Mercy was presented to Franklinville Firefighter James Hogan. A reception is held in the church hall after the service.


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UPS AND DOWNS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8

DOWNS: Hasbrouck Heights Engine 1 was involved in a MVA at Hamilton & Terrace Avenues, May 12th, while responding to an alarm.

UPS: Annandale Hose Company firefighters rescued seven newborn kittens from a burning building during a drill at the county Emergency Service Training Center in Clinton on May 9th. During a live burn drill instructors and firefighters heard kittens in one of the rooms, according to Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad Deputy Chief Bucky Buchanan. The kittens were pulled out, but no mother could be found. First aid members gathered the kittens into a towel inside a box. “We used oxygen tubing like we would for a baby,” said Buchanan. They saturated the air around the kittens, helping them recover. Three volunteers from Lost Paws Rescue, in Pottstown, showed up and took the kittens to a vet. “After two days in ICU at the vet's, I'm happy to report that they're all doing well,” Buchanan concluded.

DOWNS: A large forest fire burning in the Bass River Forest caused a strong smell of smoke throughout the southern and central parts of New Jersey on May 13th. At the time, there was about 460 acres involved.

UPS: Firefighters in Roselle Park used a ladder to rescue a woman from her burning West Westfield Ave. home, May 16th. Chief Joseph Signorello said the only occupant of the home climbed out onto the roof to escape the flames and smoke. She was transported to a local hospital to be examined.

DOWNS: A 4-alarm fire severely

damaged the historical music hall, known as the Clinton Center, on West Main St., Clinton, May 15th. The building once served as a music hall with 300 seats and currently housed several businesses. UPS: Englewood firefighters are in their newly constructed firehouse on South Van Brunt Street. The city's 90-plus year old fire headquarters on Williams Street was crumbling.

DOWNS: A life-sized animatronic dinosaur that was to be part of an upcoming interactive exhibit at Overpeck Park, Leonia, was reduced to a charred skeleton as the result of a fire on May 12th. A welder was putting the finishing touches on the dinosaur when a spark from a tool flew onto the dinosaur setting it ablaze.

UPS: On May 10th, representatives from New Jersey American Water (NJAM) presented the Mount Bethel Fire Company with a check to purchase new emergency on-scene lighting. Each year, NJAM organizes and funds a grant program for emergency responder organizations, allowing the requesting organizations to present their project in writing for review from NJAM employees, who are active volunteer firefighters or emergency medical technicians. DOWNS: A 62-year-old man died following a 3-alarm fire on West Side Ave., Jersey City, on May 18th. The victim was in traumatic arrest when firefighters found him, officials said.

UPS: Jersey City rescue workers said a 16-year-old boy was lucky to escape relatively unscathed after falling more than 20-feet into a well inside an old pump house at a reservoir across the street from the Sum-

mit Avenue firehouse, May 10th. Police said the boy got inside by climbing along a ledge to a partially boarded up window. He dropped his tablet while inside and fell through a drain pipe and into the well when he tried to retrieve it, according to police. The boy's friend ran for help. The youth was clinging on to a piece of wood while treading water. Firefighters worked for nearly an hour to free the victim by using a tripod and harness. The teen had a bloody nose when he was brought out of the well and taken to the Jersey City Medical Center for treatment. DOWNS: East Brunswick Co. 2 Engine 805 was struck by a car on Tices Lane, May 7th, while operating at the scene of a fatal MVA.

UPS: Earlier this year, three members of Upper Greenwood Lake Fire Co. 5, in West Milford, taped a segment for Firehouse Kitchen TV. Retired FDNY Firefighter Ray Cooney, a screenwriter, heard about the UGL firehouse cooks and invited them to participate in filming a segment. The three, Firefighters Bob Bartilucci, Joe Ponzo Sr. and Martin Olsen took their talents to the Brooklyn location and did their thing. Olsen distributes his sauce in New York State and Northern New Jersey with the help of a Pennsylvania company.

DAVID BURNS

Sussex FD responds for jet fuel leak Sussex Fire units along with the NJ State Police were called to the Sussex County Airport after a small fuel leak developed on an aircraft. The leak involved approximately 30 gallons of aviation fuel. The county’s Hazmat team was also notified of the incident. According to officials on the scene, the gallons of fuel were contained and no injuries were reported.

DOWNS: Firefighters spent 90 minutes putting out a multiple-alarm fire in a commercial maintenance garage on Commercial Ave., Carlstadt, on May 12th. A tank of oxygen or acetylene stored in the garage exploded, but firefighters were able to remove others, C.F.D. Safety Officer Dennis Monks said. One firefighter was injured.

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Quick second alarm in Clifton RON JEFFERS

Approximately 70 firefighters battled a commercial building fire in Carlstadt on May 12th.

Clifton firefighters made quick work of this second alarm fire on Fountain Ave., just after 2 A.M. on May 13th. First due companies arrived to find the rear of the building heavily involved. Mutual aid from Passaic and Bloomfield assisted on scene.


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Commercial garage burns in Carlstadt

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A portion of a commercial garage owned by Safeway Atlantic was consumed in a four alarm fire early on May 12th. Shortly before 8:00 AM, Carlstadt firefighters were dispatched to 700 Commercial Ave. for a report of a fire. A dark column of smoke was visible as companies responded. The garage contained six bays with a parts storage area on the north side. Heavy smoke was issuing from the storage area and several of the overhead doors as companies arrived. A second alarm was transmitted as compa-

JUMP TO FILE #051316108 nies stretched in and opened up. Water supply soon became a problem as several hydrants in the area were not useable. A third alarm was called for as fire vented out of multiple windows on the north side of the structure. An explosion, possibly an acetylene tank, put cracks in walls and intensified the fire. Once water supplies were established, two elevated master

streams, along with several ground monitors and handlines were operated to hold the fire to the “D” side of the building. Firefighters and employees removed additional tanks of acetylene and others out of the building to a safe area. The fire and smoke slowly darkened down and was able to be placed under control in about two hours. A total of four alarms were transmitted for units to the scene and for coverage. There was one report of an injury to a firefighter. - BILL TOMPKINS

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East Hanover 865 is a 1991 Dodge Power Ram 350/Stahl utility truck.

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Fair Haven E-1373, a 1981 Pierce Arrow pumper is still in service. It has a 1500 gpm pump and a 500 gallon water tank.


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Car crash in Bogota

On May 5, 2016, two cars collided on Larch Avenue in Bogota which resulted in one of the drives being extricated by Lt. Lou Kalman of Engine 1 using the Jaws of Life. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital for a checkup.

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Sunday training for North Plainfield firefighters North Plainfield Firefighters assigned to B-Platoon took advantage of a beautiful spring Sunday morning to get some hands-on training. Truck One, or Somerset County Communications designation; TruckFifty, has some apparatus specific features related to the JUMP TO FILE# pump not shared by 042616113 other apparatus in the fleet. Probationary F i r e fi g h t e r / E M T Patrick Lanzone is in the process of being qualified to operate this apparatus; so his Platoon put him through the paces on the pump. Some of North Plainfield Fire Department's newest Callmen also took advantage of the training opportunity to practice advancing attack lines and gained some tips & tricks on the nozzle from some experienced members working this perfect day. The only way our new people will let us down is if we fail to train them to meet and exceed our expectations. The only way to know what we can do before we have to do it is to practice, refine our skills and execute on a regular basis. Training is the key. - ROBERT BEATTIE

North Plainfield Fire Department’s B-Platoon enjoys a perfect spring Sunday the best way possible; training!

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Ramsey Rescue Squad hosts school bus extrication drill On Saturday, March 19th 2016 the Ramsey Rescue Squad hosted a school bus extrication drill, at the Ramsey Pool Parking Lot in Ramsey, New Jersey. Including our colleagues from Ramsey Ambulance, Ramsey Fire Department, Ramsey OEM and Allendale Fire Department. In attendance were members of the Council, Emergency Services Management and Mayor Deirdre Dillon. JUMP TO FILE# The morning 042916108 kicked off with a rolling response and a victim extrication simulation along with triage scenarios supported by the Ramsey Ambulance field treatment unit. Afterwards, members worked through multiple stations with instructors standing by to use and demonstrate hydraulic and alternative cutting tools and learn about different techniques to extricate trapped victims such as use of air tools and stabilization struts. It was a wonderful learning experience for all involved. - MICHAEL YEVCHAK

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OLD & NEW If you have photos you would like to see in our “Old & New” feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

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EMSCNJ mid-year meeting

Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson (D-Dist. 14), center, visits the EMS Council of New Jersey’s (EMSCNJ) Mid-Year Meeting at the Nottingham Fire Company in Hamilton May 15. Participants include (L-R): Event Co-Chairs Apryl L. Roach of Plainsboro and Greg Schultz of Hamilton; Benson; EMSCNJ Director of Legislative Affairs Howard Meyer of Berkeley Heights; and EMSCNJ 9th District Vice President Steve Kurs of East Windsor. The 87-year-old nonprofit EMSCNJ represents 20,000 EMS volunteers affiliated with nearly 300 rescue squads throughout the state.

New Market Rescue 1's 1989 E-One unit, left, has been replaced with a 2016 E-One Cyclone model apparatus.

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Drill in Blackwood On May 17th, members sharpened their rescue company skills during their weekly drill. Crews familiarized themselves with some of the older stabilization tools, accessed the would-be patient and removed the roof of the vehicle.

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NEW JERSEY GIGS

NEW JERSEY MEMORIES

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This vehicle has two identities. By day, Cliffside Park Fire Inspector Greg Yfantis uses this 2013 Ford Explorer as CP-11 for inspection duties. Off duty, and as a volunteer Battalion Chief, Yfantis operates this unit as CP-7, the BC designation.

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During the 1930's, the talented Jersey City shops assembled many pieces of fire apparatus at a considerable savings to taxpayers. This included tractor drawn aerial ladders. GMC tractors were equipped with Buick motors. Only the aerial ladder raising mechanisms of older apparatus were used in the assembly of the ladder trucks. This unit was assigned to Truck Co. 8.

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Lyons V.A. Hospital Chief James Kemp operates this 2015 Dodge Durango.

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Montvale Chief Clint Miller answers alarms in a 2013 Chevy Yukon, known as M-10.

Possumtown Chief Paul Snyder utilizes a 2008 Ford Exposition.

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Suspicious structure fire breaks out in Beachwood At approximately 0530 hours on May 19th, the Beachwood Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire on the 400 block of Capstan Avenue. The Pine Beach Fire Department also responded on the alarm as part of an automatic aid assignment to assist. The fire was found to ac- JUMP TO FILE# tually be located in 051916104 the rear of a property on the 400 block of Atlantic City Boulevard. The building was a storage shed used to house records and documents for an office building located on the property. Units 1611, 1631 and 3801 operated under the command of Chief Hull #1600 and Asst. Chief Allen #1610. The Beachwood First Aid Squad also responded to assist. The fire was extinguished in approximately ten minutes and has been deemed suspicious in nature. The fire is under investigation by the Beachwood Police Department, Ocean County Prosecutor's Arson Unit, Ocean County Fire Marshal's Office, Ocean County Sheriff's Department Crime Scene Unit and New Jersey State Fire Marshal's Office K-9 Unit. Anyone with any information on the fire is requested to contact Det/Sgt. Dan Altman of the Beachwood Police Department. - BEACHWOOD VOL FD

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Englewood Fire Headquarters holds dedication On Saturday May 14th 2016 the Englewood Fire Department officially dedicated their new fire headquarters located at 81 South Van Brunt St. The new building, located between the Englewood Police and Ems Stations, replaced a historic firehouse on JUMP TO FILE# Williams St. that 051616125 served the department well. The brand new firehouse was the center of attention as chairs were filled on the stations apron with fellow firefighters, past and present city officials, and city residents. Multiple speakers spoke on the new and old fire headquarters, the brave firefighters that served the city, and about the city of Englewood. However one thing all the speakers had in common was the stories they had about Jack Drakeford, a former firefighter who the new fire headquarters is dedicated in honor of. Congratulations to the Englewood Fire Department. - CHRIS TOMPKINS

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Departments respond to fully involved tractor trailer On May 17th at 08:44 Engine Company 733 was dispatched to the area of Route 295 NB and Route 42 for a Commercial Vehicle. Battalion 504 (Gloucester City) arrived on location and advised that he had a tractor trailer fully involved. Squad Company 51 JUMP TO FILE# (Gloucester City) 052016121 arrived and stretched a handline and made the initial attack,while Squad Co. 32 (Bellmawr), Engine Co. 10 (Camden City) and Engine Co. 733 provided water supply to Squad Co. 51 and assisted with extinguishment and containment of water run off. Due to both saddle tanks rupturing and leaking fuel into near by water drains Battalion 504 requested the Camden City and Cherry Hill Hazmat teams to be started and check the local waterways for any runoff. Companies remained on location while the wreckage was cleaned up and hazmat teams checked the area before going available. - WESTVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

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ALL IN THE FAMILY

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Retired Buffalo, N.Y., Fire Department shops employee, Rich Sikora, left, and his son Ken, a lieutenant with the Buffalo FD, have many friends in New Jersey, and they are both active members of the Jersey City Gong Club.

CHERRY HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT

CHFD Dedicates “Dom Sacca Jr. Way” The Cherry Hill Fire Department would like to congratulate Dom Sacca Jr. on his 60 years of service with Rehab 13 Deer Park Fire Company. Dom joined the Department in 1955 and was one of the youngest fire chiefs in South Jersey. Dom still remains very active as President and Relief Association Representative. Ridgefield Firefighter Michael Issa, right, with his uncle, Lt. Perry Bonaguaro, both of Company 2.

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BEACHWOOD VOL FD

Oven fire for Beachwood At approximately 4 p.m. on May 2nd, Beachwood and Pine Beach Fire Departments responded to an oven fire on the 1500 block of Longboat Avenue. The fire was contained to within the oven and no injuries were reported.

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Several counties participate in large-scale water supply drill PLAINSBORO, NJ – Several counties joined forces at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab and Bristol-Meyers Squibb campuses on April 30, 2016 to conduct a large-scale water supply drill in preparation for another extended operations incident in New Jersey. Approximately 30 tankers/tenders and 30 engines from Middlesex, Somerset, Mercer, Burlington, Monmouth and Hunterdon Counties gathered at a staging area located at Bristol-Meyers Squibb on Scudders Mill Rd. to participate in the drill. The day started at 8:30 a.m. with a water supply meeting/workshop at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab auditorium on Stellarator Rd., where a review was conducted on some of the most recent large fires in the area in which large-scale water supplies were needed. Some of the incidents reviewed included; The Avenel apartment building fire, Keasbey recycling facility fire, North Brunswick warehouse fire and the most recent Hillsborough warehouse fire. Although each county has their own way of operating, the focus of the meeting was to have

JUMP TO FILE #050316106 all the county task force/strike teams operate unified as one team. In order for an operation of this size to be successful, everyone must be operating on the same page. A staging/demobilization area was established for all task force/strike teams to report and be briefed and assigned a communications frequency. Once placed in service, they would be operating until the conclusion of the exercise. Once the exercise was complete, all task forces/strike teams proceeded to the original staging area for demobilization. The tanker/tender operations consisted of two drop points, each having five drop tanks. Engines capable of pumping 2000+ GPM of water were set up at each drop point to supply the large diameter hose (LDH) supply lines. There were five fill sites, four were supplied by 12-inch and 16-inch water mains, while the fifth site was a static water source from a pond located near University Medical

Center at Plainsboro. Relay operations consisted of two 5800 ft large diameter hose (LDH) supply lines that were fed by relay engines separated 700 feet apart on one supply line and 800 feet apart on the other to maintain the water volume needed at the discharge point. The discharge point of the operation was located at the northeast retention pond near the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab firehouse. The retention pond simulated a 100x250 warehouse 50% involved. The goal was to flow at least 4000 GPM of water, which would be required for that size building. Dual (LDH) supply lines fed two tower ladders, one articulating boom, one deck gun and blitz fires to sustain the 4000 GPM flow rate. The drill was well attended and a huge success for all involved. The large-scale drill was able to prepare the county task force/strike teams for future incidents in the area such as weather emergencies, water main breaks, and exhausted hydrant water supplies at large complex fires. - KEITH ADDIE

Diesel fuel tanker vs. SUV

On May 3, 2016 at 6:30 a.m., there was a motor vehicle crash tractor drawn diesel fuel tanker vs. SUV. The tanker wound up in the Mantua Creek after the impact. Incident scene was in West Deptford on Rt. 44. Thorofare and Green Fields Fire as well as Gloucester County EMS and other county resources including OEM, the Haz Mat team, NJ State Police, NJDEP, NJ Divison of Fire Safety, US Coast Guard, Riehls Towing and Recovery, and Lewis Environmental were also on the scene. The recovery and removal of the vehicle took well over nine hours. It was a long day for the crew.

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ROBBINSVILLE TWP FD

Take our daughters and sons to work day in Robbinsville On April 28th, Robbinsville Township Fire Department personnel took part in the annual Robbinsville “Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.� The event was orchestrated and planned by the Township of Robbinsville and the Recreation Department. Participants took part in tours of the Public Works Department, Police Department, Fire

JUMP TO FILE #052016119 Department, and various other township departments. While there, participants were able to tour the fire station, view the apparatus, and learn about the equipment. Most importantly, participants were able to learn

and view the various duties of a firefighter and the numerous responsibilities that they are tasked with on a daily basis. The on-duty personnel concluded the tour with a forcible entry demonstration which included deploying a hoseline, laddering a building, and rescuing a victim. - ROBBINSVILLE TWP FD

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Joint training exercise

Rescue 13 participated with the Rescue Companies from Mount Laurel Fire Department and Evesham Fire-Rescue in a joint training exercise at the Evesham Fire Station 221/229. Companies spent the week participating in various confined space rescue scenarios. This valuable training enabled over 80 rescue personnel to work together to ensure that the regional rescue companies are able to effectively provide quality service to their respective communities.

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Vehicle crash versus tree in Westville On the evening of May 4th, members responded to the area of N. Grand Ave and Buttonwood Rd. in the area of the rear gates to the Red Bank Battlefield for a single vehicle crash versus a tree. The vehicle had crashed through the rear gates and struck a tree on the battlefield property. No injuries were reported and the crash is being investigated by the West Deptford Police Department.


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In Gloucester County, Attack 635 of the Colonia Manor Fire Company in West Deptford is this 1986 Ford F-350 with Grumman body. It has a Waterous PB18-2515B, 175 gpm pump and a 250 gallon water tank. Features and equipment include a one-inch booster reel, forestry line, hose bridges, a Honda 650 watt generator with floodlight, four truck mounted spotlights, rope, hand tools and forestry tools.

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Avenel FD celebrates Community Day

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Despite an uncertain forecast, the town of Avenel celebrated their town with a parade. The parade marches down Avenel Street to Park Ave ending at Frank Pelzman Park with a community picnic on May 21, 2016. Among the local participants was the Avenel Fire Department, always a big supporter of the event. Not only did firefighters march in the parade with several pieces of apparatus, but they brought the Fire Safety Trailer too! The rain held off, and a good time was had by all.

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Motor vehicle crash in Westville

On May 12th, Rescue Company 738 cleared a motor vhicle crash with fire on the New Jersey Turnpike. Rescue Co. 738 assisted Engine Co. 922 (Deptford) with extinguishing the fire.


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ANTIQUE APPARATUS

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Senior awareness day in Robbinsville

Towaco, Morris County - Engine 363 a classic 1960's era HAHN / GMC pumper.

TODD HOLLRITT

On Thursday, May 19th, firefighters from Robbinsville participated in Robbinsville High School’s Senior Awareness Day. Firefighters taught high school seniors how to use fire extinguishers and provided fire safety tips for college and beyond.

The Chester Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 still keeps their antique Engine 3, a 1993 Mack “B” 750/500.

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WILLINGBORO FIRE DEPARTMENT

Fire through the roof in Willingboro On May 10th, firefighters from Willingboro and surrounding towns operated at a fire in a vacant house on Nottingham Drive.

KEVIN LYNCH

Ramos & Wilson Valor Awards

The 200 Club of Essex County presented Valor Awards to Newark Police Detective Juan Ramos and Wyhidi Wilson for their foot pursuit and capture of an armed suspect. The ceremony took place on Thursday, May 5th at Nanina's in the Park, Belleville, NJ. On hand to congratulate the brave officers were (left to right) 200 Club President Lori Hennon Bell, acting Police Chief Darnell Henry, Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose and Sheriff Armando Fontoura.


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West Windsor holds mass casualty drill

KEVIN LYNCH

Irvington PD Valor Award The 200 Club of Essex County (NJ) presented a Valor Award to Irvington Police Officer Edward Pearce (center) for singlehanded capture on an armed suspect. The ceremony took place on Thursday, May 5th at Nanina’s in the Park, Belleville, NJ. On hand to offer their congratulations were 200 Club President Lori Hennon Bell and Irvington Police Captain Stephen Yannotti.

KEVIN LYNCH

ECPO Valor Awards

Essex County Prosecutor’s Detectives (left to right) Kenneth Poggi, Carlos Olmo and Eric Manns were presented with Valor Awards on Thursday, May 5th at a ceremony hosted by the 200 Club of Essex County. The detectives earned their awards for the capture of two armed homicide suspects. On hand with the detectives are 200 Club President Lori Hennon Bell (left) ECPO Chief of Detectives Quovella Spruill and Prosecutor Carolyn Murray. The event took place at Nanina’s in the Park, Belleville, NJ

Sunday April 24th proved to be a perfect spring morning for a Mass Casualty Incident Drill simulating a train derailment in JUMP TO FILE# the town of West 042816103 Windsor, NJ. West Windsor Vol Fire Co. #1, Station 43, Emergency Medical Services 45, and West Windsor CERT, joined host company Princeton Junction Vol Fire Co. #1, Station 44 in a massive training session involving over 40 first responders Coordinated by Lt. 45 J. Gribbons. West Windsor has one of the busiest train stations and a very large stretch of tracks along the North East Corridor with countless NJ Transit & Amtrak trains passing through on a daily basis. The purpose of the exercise was to prepare for a major incident which would require these four organizations to work together toward a common goal, to protect the lives of the travelling public. It also showed the camaraderie, leadership, and team work enjoyed by our Firefighters, EMS personnel & CERT members. The morning began with a class room overview of Mass Casualty incidents, the proper manner of assessing a victim in just seconds, the triage of potential patients, basic minor First Aid and a review of the available equipment they have at the ready for such an emergency. The afternoon brought Firefighters, EMS and CERT Team members to the incident where hands on training took place. A full size school bus was utilized to simulate a crowded rail car with numerous causalities. Firefighters had to use some imagination to turn the school bus into a crowded passenger train where they would be performing the rescue assignment. Once the situation had been assessed, rescuers were met by "victims" some suffering from severe injury, others with minor injuries such as broken bones and lacerations and even a simulated casualty or two. Having very limited space within the fabricated train the firefighters used triage tags to identify the severity of injury, and removed the less severely injured away from our active emergency to the safety of our triage area where assessment and treatment takes place. Simultaneously, firefighters cared for the more severely injured or entrapped victims. Those victims were placed on backboards, Skeds, Reeves & any other makeshift equipment they could be inventive with. Victims were removed via the rear door and windows down ladders by teams of rescuers. Though not necessary for this drill, extrication equipment could have been used to cut out trapped patients or even to remove objects for more working room within the "train car" should it had been needed. This exercise showed that when you have a tragic emergency situation such as a Mass Casualty Incident

or accident, there is no time to waste on jurisdictional issues. Firefighters, EMS personnel, and CERT members come together, accept the assignment and put their training to use while completing the task as a team. The drill showed that 4 separate departments come together with one goal in mind, to save lives. These men and women feel an immense sense of accomplishment on a job well done. Though one hopes never to have this become a real life situation, we can rest assured that with

BRIAN MCCARTHY

the planning, and training that goes into this type of incident, our community can sleep well knowing that West Windsor is prepared. Thank you to all who participated in the training and fulfillment of this assignment, as well as to our command staff who ran a potentially chaotic incident with poise & composure. These men and women are proud to be of service to the community no matter how big or small the incident may be. - LAUREN BIRD

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WOMEN IN FIREFIGHTING If you have photos you would like to see in our Women in Firefighting feature please upload them on our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com

RON JEFFERS

Aerial road shows JOHN HARRIOTT, SR.

Jenn Nance going to work for Harris Gardens Fire Co. in Union Beach, NJ.

During the month of May, Absolute Fire Protection Company conducted three "Aerial Road Shows" in the northern New Jersey area. They offered local firefighters a chance to examine a 100-foot platform, HPS 105-foot steel ladder model and a Metro 100-foot unit. The events were held on May 11th at Adelphia Fire Company, May 12th at Morris Township Fire Headquarters and on May 14th at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. E-One representatives were on hand to demonstrate and answer any questions. L-R: Sal Amoroso, Mike Pizzio, Tony Amoroso and Chris DuBois. As an added feature, the newly delivered E-One eMax model 1500-gpm rescuepumper for Dunellen was on hand for the Meadowlands exhibit.

“Step Up” To Fitness FIREFIGHTER FITNESS Lori Ann Hodgkinson

With stair climbing playing such an integral part of firefighting and rescue it makes sense to include stair climbing and step training in your fitness regime. As with any training modality, it is important to create a balance between training enough so that you are prepared when called upon to perform at work, but not so much as to risk overuse injuries. With this in mind, work stair climbing and step training into your workouts while also cross training with other cardio and leg training exercises. While actual stair climbing (and using the Stairmaster 7000 – which actually has moving stairs) translates more directly to duty related circumstances, using a stepper or step platform can also provide beneficial training. Periodically and randomly vary the modality (climbing actual stairs, using the stairmaster, stepper and step platform) for best results.

This basic workout is designed to be performed two to three days per week on alternate days in addition to your regular regime. For Safety and Training Purposes - Remember to “walk” the stairs – not “run”. Warm-up with three to five minutes of light cardiovascular activity Stair climb/step train for three minutes One minute of crunches or other abdominal exercise Stair climb/step train for three minutes One minute of heel raises Stair climb/step train for three minutes One minute of crunches or other abdominal exercise Stair climb/step train for three minutes Three to five minutes of light cardiovascular exercise followed by complete stretching All the usual guidelines for intensity apply. Work within your capabilities. Train with or without gear as appropriate for your personal fitness level and duty requirements. “Step Up” and Stay Safe! As always remember to have your physician’s approval before beginning any exercise program.

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Members of Orange Engine 2 stand by their Ferrara pumper. From L to R, Captain Gerard Long and FF's Duvon Hagans and Dominick Rothenberger.


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FACES OF NEW JERSEY’S EMERGENCY SERVICES

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RON JEFFERS

Former and current North Hudson fire officers and firefighters gathered at LaFortuna Restaurant, Fairview, for their annual retirement party, on April 29th.

Members of the Meadowlands Fire Department participated in the Health & Fitness Expo at MetLife Stadium on May 14th with their E-One quint apparatus. L-R: Firefighter J. Lewicki, Chief K. Meehan, Firefighters J. Conklin, G. Centanni, J. Genuario and A. Massaro.

JOHN MALECKY

Members of Orqnge Ladder 1 and Deputy Chief Frank DeAngelis stand by their Ferrara aerial ladder truck. From L to R, Chief DeAngelis, FF Vinnie Piserchio, Captain Joe Morosco and FF John Tracy

RON JEFFERS

Edison Firefighters Andrew Drebych, left, and Mike Paolello, of Engine Co. 12, pose with their new Freightliner/Spartan-ER 1500-gpm pumper.

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Princeton Plasma firefighter with their Engine 66 at a large-scale water supply drill.

Members of Jersey City Engine Co. 15 pose with their 2015 Pierce Saber 1500-gpm pumper. L-R: Captain Scott Terpak, and Firefighters Sean Benson, Joe Dagato and Ray Scop.


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“The Record” staff photographer Tariq Zehawi, left, who is known for getting around Bergen County quickly to obtain action photos, passed his cell phone to Hasbrouck Heights Assistant Chief Rob Knobloch, to supply information to the paper’s desk on a dwelling fire that occurred in April.

Carlstadt Battalion Chief Henry Riveros utilizing his radio at a three-alarm fire on Commercial Avenue, May 12th.

RON JEFFERS

On March 19th 2016 the Ramsey Rescue Squad Hosted a school bus extrication drill, at the Ramsey Pool Parking Lot in Ramsey, New Jersey.

MICHAEL YEVCHAK

MICHAEL YEVCHAK

On March 19th 2016 the Ramsey Rescue Squad Hosted a school bus extrication drill, at the Ramsey Pool Parking Lot in Ramsey, New Jersey.

RON JEFFERS

Little Ferry Chief Mike Mickendrow operating at a Carlstadt multiple alarm fire in May.


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World’s Worst Natural Disasters VIDEO REVIEW

Video reviews by John Malecky

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VIDEO REVIEW By John M. Malecky July, 2016 World’s Worst Natural Disasters, National Geographic, 2014 Available from: FSP Books & Videos 188 Central Street, Suite #4 Hudson, MA 01749-1330 1800-522-8528 E-mail: support@fire-police-ems.com www.fire-police-ems.com Price: $24.95 (DVD) This is a 45 minute program seen on TV. It covers seven of the

most horrific disasters not only in our country but throughout the world! With the benefit of some re-enactment, testing machinery and just plain unimaginable footage of the actual disasters, this DVD may just bring a chill down your spine when you reason that it can happen and sometimes with little warning! It begins with tornado alley covering particularly one in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and one in Joplin, Missouri. An analyst explains the conditions needed for a tornado. Next the 1906 earthquake of San Francisco is covered followed by Hurricane Katrina. A Tsunami in Japan is next followed by the 1883 volcano eruption in Indonesia. Moving forward the 2004 Tsunami in Thailand takes the forefront with the grand finale being the June 7, 1783 Iceland eruption which got caught up in the jet stream and travelled over Europe. As each disaster is covered the destruction and death toll increases from the first to the last ending with mindboggling numbers. This is one program you may not want to miss!

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Accident with entrapment for Westampton

Westampton Township Emergency Services Squad 2723 and Ambulance 2781 responded to a MVC with entrapment. Additional Ambulances from America Emergency Squad, Endeavor Emergency Squad along with Virtua Paramedics assisted in care and transport of the patients. Crews extricated one from the vehicle. All the patients were transported to a trauma center for evaluation.


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Cliffside Park firefighters conducted tiller training, with their Pierce tractor drawn aerial ladder, on a Sunday in May.

RON JEFFERS

Carlstadt Engine 2's 2014 Pierce Velocity 2000-gpm pumper operates at a multiple alarm fire on Commercial Avenue, May 12th. Engine 2 is dedicated to the late company member and USMC Lance Cpl. Michael A. Schwarz, who was killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007.

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South Orange Valor Awards

The 200 Club of Essex County presented Valor Awards to South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll and Detective Steven Davenport for their foot pursuit and capture of an armed suspect. The ceremony took place on Thursday, May 5th at Nanina's in the Park, Belleville, NJ. On hand to congratulate the brave officers were (left to right) Sheriff Armando Fontoura, South Orange Village President Sheena Collum, Business Administrator Barry Lewis, Jr. and 200 Club President Lori Hennon Bell. RON JEFFERS

The sun sets in the west behind North Hudson Ladder 1 in West New York.


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Live wires down causes car fire in Hackensack On Monday May 9, 2016, at 1:15 p.m., members of the 1st platoon responded to 36 Byrne Street for wires down in front of a house and arching. First arriving company Engine 2 found live wires on the side walk arching and causing a van in the driveway to catch fire. En- JUMP TO FILE# gine 2 requested 050916114 PSE&G on a rush and additional fire companies to the scene. Companies had to stand by in a defensive position until PSE&G arrived to shut the power off in the downed power line. PSE&G arrived in approximately 15 minutes. During this time, fire extended to a second van and the exterior of the house. After power was secured, Engines 2 and 5 began to knock down the fire as Ladder 1 and Rescue 1 checked for extension inside the home. The fire was contained to the exterior of the home with some smoke damage on the inside. No injuries were reported. - JUSTIN DEREVYANIK

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Medical emergency brings HUMC Air One to West Milford West Milford, NJ - West Milford Fire Company 4 secured a landing zone Friday afternoon May 20, 2016 at about 12:18pm for the victim of a un- JUMP TO FILE# known medical 052016130 emergency. West Milford Rig 47 along with medics from Chilton Medical Center arrived shortly there after with the patient. The patient was transferred over the the flight crew on Air One and flown to a unknown area trauma center. - RAYMOND SHATTUCK

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EMS Week LETTERS TO THE EDITOR While most New Jerseyans hunkered down during the Jan. 23 blizzard, members of the Oceanport First Aid Squad were busy, literally, saving a life. During the same storm, a Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps crew helped deliver a baby. Not long before that, an 18-year-old EMT with the Wantage First Aid Squad helped deliver twins at a patient’s home. Although these efforts seem especially noteworthy due to their extenuating circumstances, they actually represent events that occur every day throughout the state, with little or no fanfare. Often, the people rushing to help are volunteers. Emergency medical services (EMS) volunteers serve their communities in parts of every New Jersey county, responding 24/7, weekends, holidays, in any weather. It can be a difficult, thankless task at times, but if it were easy, everyone would do it. During national EMS Week, May 15-21, I encourage everyone to acknowledge the EMS providers in their communities – especially the volunteers. - JOSEPH WALSH

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SUTPHEN HAS NEW TRUCK LINE & NEW DEALERS

Sutphen Corporation has named Blaze Emergency Equipment Company of Browns Mills as their new dealer for all counties except the four most northern (Bergen, Passaic, Warren and Sussex.) Blaze was formerly a Rosenbauer dealer. The dealer for the other counties is Signal 1 Fire Equipment which is located in Honesdale, PA. Sutphen has also introduced the first of a new generation of products. Heretofore they have built aerial towers and later aerial ladders in midmount design. They have recently announced a rear mount design as well. At the FDIC and Harrisburg Fire Expo they displayed their SLR-75 rear mount aluminum aerial ladder quint. Features available include a 1500-2000 gpm pump, 300-500 gallon water tank, 200-217 inch wheelbase, 11 foot 9 inch travel height, “H” style out and down outriggers with 16 foot width and 750 pound dry and 500 pound wet tip loads with 100 pounds of equipment. In dealer news, Absolute Fire Protection was prepping for Dunellen (Middlesex County) an EONE eMAX pumper. Specs include an 80 inch Cyclone II, stainless steel cab with six seats and ALS compartments, 304L, 12 gauge, stainless steel long body, eMAX 1500 gpm pump, 780 gallon water tank, he3avy duty front bumper with recessed front suction, Harrison 6 kw Hydragen generator, FRC scene lights and a Will Burt Power Lite tower with four Whelen light heads. They have received an order for two pumpers from Hoboken (Hudson County.) The first will be a Typhoon, eMAX rescue pumper. Specs include a medium cab, Cummins ISL 9, 450 hp diesel engine, three-way receiver hitch system, 1500 gpm eMAX pump, 530 gallon water tank, front intake, roof top storage, FRC scene lights, Smart Power 6 kw generator and severe duty interior. The second will be a Typhoon pumper with medium cab, Cummins ISL 9, 380 hp diesel engine, three-way receiver hitch system, 1500 gpm Hale Qmax pump, 530 gallon water tank, front intake, and severe duty interior. The apparatus division of First Priority Emergency Vehicles has delivered a KME custom wet rescue to Pennsville Fire & Rescue #1 (Salem County.) Specs include a Predator chassis with 244 inch wheelbase, seven seat, X LFD , 156.5 inch cab with six Bostrom SCBA seats 22 inch raised roof and tool storage compartments on the exterior behind the rear doors, Cummins ISL 9, 450 hp diesel engine, Allison 3000 EVS transmission, painted steel front bumper with 27 inch extension, a driver’s side well for 1 ½-inch hoseline and an officer’s side well for a hydraulic/electric cord reel, Hale DSD 1500 gpm single-stage pump, side mount panel enclosed behind roll-up door, six-inch driver’s side gated suction with Hale MIV, three-inch full flow discharge at rear under ladder comPlease 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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A look at what’s new with apparatus around the state with John Malecky

John M. Malecky

Erskine Lakes FC, Ringwood, E-243, 2015 Spartan ER, Metro Star, 1500/500, with 6 kw generator. It was sold by Campbell Supply Co., LLC.

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West Wildwood Utility 21, 1969 Kaiser 6 x 6, X-military vehicle used for water/ice rescue and foul weather unit.

South Amboy Truck 8, 2015 Pierce Arrow XT, 2000/500/105 ft. with 10 kw generator. It was sold by Fire & Safety Services.

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John M. Malecky

Jersey City OEM Field Comm, 2008 Freightliner MT-45/Utilimaster/LDV with 15 kw generator.

Sea Bright L-43, 2010 ALF Eagle 2000/500/75 ft with 10 kw generator. It had been sold by Campbell Supply Co., LLC John M. Malecky

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Sea Bright Squad 43, 2012 KME Predator Panther, 2000/500 with 10 kw generator. It was sold by First Priority Emergency Vehicles.

partments, 2 ½-inch front bumper discharge, two 2 ½-inch rear speedlays each on slide-out trays behind a hinged door, 500 gallon poly water tank with 25 gallon integral foam tank, 20.5 foot, five compartment aluminum rescue body, eight roof compartments ROM painted roll-up compartment doors, four winch receivers, two cribbing compartments under the body with slide-out tray, roof top walkway access via recessed rear stairway, four SCBA storage compartments in wheel wells, hose bed in upper walkway

for LDH and preconnected 2 ½-inch hose, ground ladders stored in two compartments with access doors next to rear stairway, CMW dual purpose hydraulic hose/electric cord reels in left and right side second compartments, Harrison 15 kw pto generator and a Will Burt Night Scan with six FRC light heads. They have received an order from Marlboro Township District 1 (Monmouth County) for a KME Predator pumper. - Continued on Page 60

John M. Malecky

Westville L-736, 2015 E-ONE Cyclone II, 2000/450/100 ft., with 6 kw generator. It was sold by 1st Choice Fire Apparatus.


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The Human Factors, A contributing factor in firefighter Injury and death - Part I STAYING SAFE

Chief Henry Campbell

This article and the next 2 following articles first appeared when I first started writing this column, Staying Safe, 15 years ago. I repeated it 6 years ago with slight modification, and feel it still holds true today as a leading cause of firefighter injury and death. It can serve as a refresher for senior firefighters and as a safety lesson for newer firefighters. The prime suspect for a majority of all unsafe acts and the resulting injuries and deaths in fire/EMS personnel can be relegated to “Human Factors.” This Human Factor or Human Error category includes many sub categories that contribute to unsafe and dangerous acts at the emergency scene. Included, but not limited to, the following: laziness, lack of concentration, poor judgment and failure to evaluate risks involved, not being prepared, insufficient training, taking foolish chances, complacency, macho or indestructible attitude, accidents don’t happen to me, refusing to seek help, emotions out of control, and the proverbial taking short cuts rather than following standard procedures. It is always easy to blame the equipment, apparatus, or changing fire conditions, but was it really the individual firefighter at fault? Laziness is probably the greatest cause for any type of unsafe act because indirectly it will almost appear as the root cause for the incident to have occurred. Most will deny laziness as the primary cause because of the guilt complex that goes along with being identified as being LAZY. Hey, I got news for you, we all suffer from the same problem and it has a bearing in our everyday life. Who gets up to change TV channels? How about the portable telephone? When I sit down to watch TV I make sure I have the TV remote, but more often then I like, I forget to bring the portable phone. In the height of laziness I hope my wife will come join me, and then I ask her to bring the phone, anything to keep from getting up! I am not alone. Fortunately the aforementioned are not life threatening, but if laziness carries over into our day-to-day chores or when we respond as emergency responders, it can lead to injury. How about cleaning the leaves from the gutters? You put the ladder up and then hug it, getting as close as possible to the rungs while over reaching left and right as far as possible in order to keep from climbing down and repositioning the ladder. When we complete the gutter-cleaning chore what have we saved, having to move the ladder 2 or 3 more times, while giving no thought to our personal safety. You don’t have to fall from a great height to be injured, and the older you get the

shorter the distance. Maybe, as one gets older, it would be safer to hire someone to clean the gutters for us. Think about it, if we do the same things at the emergency scene in order to save energy and footsteps, the risk of injury and death are far greater than being unable to change the TV channel. Are we wearing all our protective equipment, or have we forgotten or misplaced an item in the excitement? If we have, the chances are we are not going back to get it. How many times have we used the tool in hand as a poor substitute for the correct tool simply because it requires going back to the rig to obtain it? How often do we stand on a chair, table, or bed, or whatever else is available, to pull a ceiling with a halligan tool when a 6 foot hook is the preferred tool for the job? It is almost impossible to maintain ones balance walking on a bed, let alone perform some physical activity. How about

ladder placement and height? Do we reposition the ladder, or get a ladder of greater length when it is the safe thing to do, or do we make do and hope nothing goes wrong. There are times the IC gives a specific assignment and we immediately come up with a better idea, usually one that reduces physical exertion and therefore easier to perform. Officers and Incident Commanders should be aware of counter proposals and their effect on the safety of personnel. The task may be made easier, but will it be as effective and safe? Counter proposals are usually shortcuts that eliminate a safe method of performing a task, and may become the contributing factors to injuries and death, and they generally start with being lazy. We know better, but laziness is driving us so therefore we overlook the added risk. To be continued next month. Till then, Stay Safe and God Bless!

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WILLINGBORO FIRE DEPARTMENT

House fire extinguished quickly in Willingboro

RON JEFFERS

Former Quakertown, N.J.'s 1996 Simon-Duplex/Saulsbury 1500-gpm rescue-pumper now serves the Frieden Fire Company in Washington Twp., Pa.

On May 15th, Willingboro firefighters extinguished a house fire on Buxmont Lane. Fire departments from Beverly, Burlington Township, and Burlington City are also on scene.

FRANK WEGLOSKI

The Neel, AL., Fire Department operates this black painted Seagrave "TeleSqurt" that saw original duty in Bayonne, and was painted lime.

BEACHWOOD VOL FD

Tiger scout tour for Beachwood On April 27th, Beachwood Volunteer Fire Department hosted a local Tiger Scout group and their families, giving them a tour of their station. The group received a brief lesson in fire prevention before getting to see their gear and apparatus.

FRANK ROBINSON

Community Fire Company of Frystown run this 1990 HME/Grumman pumper tanker 1500/2500. The rig once ran out of Malaga,NJ.


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APPARATUS OF THE MONTH A look at what’s new with apparatus around the state with John Malecky

- CONTINUED FROM PAGE 54

Specs include a Cummins ISL 9, 450 hp diesel engine, with six seat cab, extended front bumper, Hale Qmax,1750 gpm pump, 1000 gallon water tank, 25 gallon class “A” and 50 gallon Class “B” foam tanks, Onan 6 kw generator and a 189 inch FLEX aluminum body. Their ambulance division reports the following deliveries: To the Gloucester County EMS a Renaissance Remount of a Ford E-450 chassis under a Horton module (4th unit), To Sparta EMS (Sussex County) a First Priority Renaissance Remount of a Dodge 4500, 4 x 4 chassis under a Braun Chief XL module, a Braun Signature on Ford E-350 chassis to Holiday City VFAS, Berkeley Township, (Ocean County) and a Braun Liberty on a Ford F-450

Super Cab 4 x 4 chassis to the Parsippany-Troy Hills EMS and a Braun Chief XL on a Chevrolet G4500 to the Mendham Borough FAS (Morris County.) Ambulance orders include two Ford REV Transit Type II’s for the Atlantic Health System EMS and a Demers MX-150 on a Ford F-350 4 x 4 chassis for the Moonachie FAS (Bergen County.) FF1 Professional Safety Services has delivered to Sea Isle City (Cape May County) a Ferrara Cinder 77 foot aerial quint. Specs include an aluminum body, three section aerial, Hale Qmax 1250-2000 gpm pump and 500 gallon water tank. New Jersey Emergency Vehicles is presently lettering West Trenton’s Smeal platform and had on display at the Fire Expo, Prospect Heights Smeal Squrt. Both are in Ewing Township, Mercer County.

Fire & Safety Services has received the following Pierce orders: For Jersey City (Hudson County) an Enforcer pumper, for ParsippanyTroy Hills Fire District 6 (Morris County) an Impel PUC pumper and for the Stewartsville FC in Greenwich Twp. (Warren County) a stock Freightliner M2 dry side tanker to replace one destroyed in a fire at their DPW building. Pierce deliveries include in Union County, a refurbished aerial ladder and new Arrow XT tractor to Elizabeth and a Velocity pumper and 105 foot aerial to Springfield, a Velocity HDR with combination walk-in/non-walk-in body to Burlington Township (Burlington County and a 75 foot quint with steel ladder on an Arrow XT chassis to Clifton in Passaic County.

CHERRY HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT

Cherry Hill firefighters attend DRF Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes

Recently, firefighters from Squrt 1351-B Platoon, joined Cherry Hill Public Schools in the JDRF Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes. The firefighters joined in with over 400 students as they walked the school grounds at Joyce Kilmer Elementary School. Afterwards, they attended an assembly, where they were acknowledged for their service to the community. Later that evening, the event concluded with a pep rally followed by a volleyball fundraiser held at Cherry Hill East High School. All Cherry Hill Public Schools participated in the walk in a joint effort to raise money for this important cause. Approximately 800 “High 5’s” were given to students. They really enjoyed having the CHFD attend this great event!!

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Cinnaminson Fire Department does it again Cinnaminson Fire Chief William Kramer, Jr., was contacted by Burn Foundation Artist Joseph M. Getsinger and requested assistance for a second year creating an image for the Wildwood Fireman’s Convention fundraiser. They jumped on board without hesitation. Last year Cinnaminson Fire Department and about 30 firefighters and their families staged a rescue scene for Joe which was titled, “THE VIEW.” Out of that image a second print was created titled, “House Fire Rescue.” Chief Kramer advised the artist that it was again “Their Honor” to support and assist in this year’s fundraising event for the Burn Foundation. It also marks sixteen consecutive years that Fire & Safety Services, Ltd. of South Plainfield, New Jersey, President David Russell and Pierce Manufacturing has financially supported the artist and the Burn Foundation in their fundraising efforts at the annual

JUMP TO FILE #042916101 Firemen’s Convention in Wildwood, NJ. The artist has served the Burn Foundation as their fundraising artist for thirty-six years. This year’s theme will be “Enemy of Fire” which is what a firefighter is. We don’t want to give away too much of the total scene but it will be the view from the fire which will be released to the media prior to the New Jersey Firemen’s Convention in September of 2016. On April 16th Getsinger met with members of the Cinnaminson Fire Department (pictured) and conducted the photo shoot, the reference for the next painting. Joe likes to make sure all the detail is in there, so everyone was in full gear with lines charged and breathing apparatus on. Chief Kramer will also be part of this scene since he wasn’t included in the

last painting. He was very proud that everyone looked like they did in the photo shoot. Support the Burn Foundation by purchasing raffle tickets before the convention. If you can presell 50-100 tickets before the convention, send the artist a check made out to the “Burn Foundation” and he will mail you your tickets that you can distribute and turn in at the Convention. Tickets will be available in August 2016 through J. Getsinger Art Studio – P.O. Box 97 Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097 Studio 856-8538039. You can also donate funds directly to: Burn Foundation – One Medical Center Blvd., Lewis House – Upland, Pa. 19013. Phone: (215) 545-3816 – Fax: (215) 545-3818 – info@burnfoundation.org Sponsor: Fire & Safety Services, Ltd., 200 Ryan St., So. Plainfield, NJ 800-4008017 www.f-ss.com - JOE GETSINGER

BLACKWOOD FC

Two car crash for Blackwood

At around 9:45 a.m. on Saturday April 2nd, Station 84 and Gloucester Township EMS were dispatched to Lakeland Road and the Black Horse Pike for a reported crash with fire. 8401 (Chief Vannoni) arrived to find a two-car crash with negative entrapment and no fire. Engine 841 secured the vehicles before clearing the scene.


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POTUS arrives at Newark enroute to Rutgers Commencemnt Emergency Medical Services Week

BOB KRANE

Security was out in full force in parts of Northern New Jersey as Air Force 1 with President Barack Obama onboard touched down in a remote part of Newark Airport and then helicoptered to a landing zone that had been set up on the Rutgers Campus. Obama was on hand to deliver the commencement address to the 2016 Graduating Class.

In 1973, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work that they do in our nation's communities. Henceforth, The Village Council of the Village of Ridgewood proclaimed the week of May 15 through May 21 as Emergency Medical Services Week and encourages the community to support Ridgewood Emergency Services and all of their programs, ceremonies and activities. The members of Ridgewood Emergency Services are 24/7 ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need. These members engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education

JUMP TO FILE #051616107 to enhance their lifesaving skills. The Village Council recognized the value and accomplishments of the Ridgewood Emergency Services with the 2016 theme "EMS STRONG-CALLED TO CARE". The proclamation was presented to Chief/Director Tony Lillo with members of Ridgewood Emergency Service present at the May 10th Village Council meeting. On any given day, Ridgewood Emergency Service EMT's help save lives by responding to medical emergencies, including heart at-

tack, difficulty breathing, a fall or accident, drowning, cardiac arrest, stroke, drug overdose or acute illness. The Ridgewood responders care for their patients' medical needs and show caring and compassion to their patients in their most difficult moments. For the first 4 months of 2016, Ridgewood Emergency Services responded to over 530 requests for assistance while spending over 6500 hours being on duty and training away from their own families. Please find out more about Ridgewood Emergency Services at http://ridgewood911.ridgewoodnj.net - BOB KRANE

EMERGENCY WATERCRAFT

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Tabernacle firefighters make their mark On May 14th, Tabernacle Fire Company #1 brought in the training team from FF1 Professional Safety Services to do some hands on vertical ventilation training in Burlington County. The Fire-Vent Vertical Vent Prop is a unique training tool that only FF1 has in the state of New Jersey. The mobile FireVent units can be equipped with everything needed to perform all the training evolutions including saws, ladders forcible entry tools etc. Whether it's using ground ladders or manipulating an aerial, choose FF1 for the most realistic ventilation training for your department! For more information visit us at www.FF1.com/training, call 973-940-3061 or email us at Training@FF1.com.

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Fair Haven's Water Rescue 1388, 1993 Ford E-350/P.L. Custom converted ambulance and 1995 Maritime Skiff, 20 foot rescue boat They are operated by members of the Fire Department and First Aid Squad.


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One home damaged in Passaic second alarm Quick work by Passaic firefighters kept flames from spreading to nearby homes at a second alarm fire on May 22nd. JUMP TO FILE# F i r e f i g h t e r s 052316105 were dispatched at about 10:30 P.M., to 178 Columbia Ave. and arrived to heavy fire showing from the second floor “C” side of a 2 ½ story frame dwelling with similar structures on both sides, separated by a couple of feet. Lines were quickly stretched as a second alarm was called for. Members made a push and had the

fire knocked on the second floor, but the fire had extended to the attic area. Flames reappeared on the “C” side roof area as an additional truck and FAST team was requested. Firefighters opened up on the second floor and attic and hit the pockets of fire. The blaze was able to be placed under control in less than one hour. No serious injuries were reported, but the residents of the home were displaced. The cause is under investigation. Units from Clifton and Carlstadt assisted Passaic at the scene. - BILL TOMPKINS

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On the Night of May 23, 2016, Ocean Gate Fire Department and Pine Beach Fire Company took part in a Flashover Drill at the Ocean Co. Fire Academy. Pictured above is the boys from Station 37 and Station 38.

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