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Freehold EMS Chief Jeff Hoffman, fourth from left, is surrounded by some of the Little Silver EMS members who responded to his February cardiac arrest call, including (L to R): Katie Davis, Mike Very, Elaina Caldera, Tom Smith, Mike Welsh, Michelle Welsh, Don Niles and Chris Faherty.

EMT Codes, Credits Fellow Volunteers for Helping Save Him Freehold, NJ - As a longtime volunteer EMT, and as chief of the all-volunteer Freehold EMS squad, Jeff Hoffman was the go-to guy whenever there was a medical emergency at the car dealership where he works. JUMP TO FILE# He’d even per- 082118106 formed cardiopulm o n a r y resuscitation (CPR) there a couple of times, and the Heimlich maneuver. On February 19th, however, Hoffman was the one who needed rescuing. Among the first to jump to his aid were fellow EMS volunteers from another squad. “I was changing a battery in a customer’s key fob and I just collapsed,” said Hoffman, a parts advisor at Contemporary Motor Cars in Little Silver. “I don’t remember anything about it. I woke up in the hospital three days later, intubated.” Hoffman, 63, had gone into cardiac arrest -- three times that night, in fact – but was saved with the help of 911 dispatcher-assisted CPR, initiated immediately after a co-worker witnessed him crumple in his chair. Electric shocks followed soon after with an automated external defibrillator (AED) retrieved from a Little Silver police officer’s patrol car. Tom Smith, chief of the allvolunteer Little Silver EMS and also a paramedic, said he arrived after the AED had been used to shock Hoffman’s heart twice, and while the medics used their heart monitor as a temporary pace-

maker. Because he works with Hoffman’s paramedic son Jeremy, 27, Smith said he recognized the patient immediately. All told, approximately a dozen Little Silver EMS members responded to the call, including Mike Very, a paramedic and volunteer EMT, who drove directly to the dealership in his own vehicle and arrived just behind the police car, Smith said. Very used the AED to deliver the first two shocks. “Early CPR, early defibrillation,” Smith said. “Jeff was in the right place at the right time, with people who knew what they were doing.” Hoffman recalled that he was working late that Monday night, which also helped save his life. His wife, Lisa, an Episcopal priest, was away for a few days at her church in Cape May. Two of his three adult children don’t live in the area, and Jeremy, a fellow Freehold EMS volunteer, was working his paramedic job. The only other family member home with Hoffman that evening would have been his dog, Eastwood. “Any other night, I would be dead,” he said. “I would have died at home, alone.” Hoffman said he’s also grateful he wasn’t stricken while driving home that night. "I could have caused an accident and hurt someone else,” he said. Although he’d had no chest pain, Hoffman admits he’d ignored for months his intermittent, worsening shortness of breath. “I’m not the kind of person

who runs to the doctor for every little thing,” he explained. “I thought it was part of getting old.” Discharged to cardiac rehabilitation after a nine-day hospital stay, Hoffman said initially he’d felt weak, but is improving daily. He’s easing back into his work and squad routines, with some restrictions, and makes a point of keeping up on his EMT skills, even if that means simply watching training videos. “We are responsible for people’s lives,” he said. “I take that very, very seriously.” Hoffman noted that he joined the Freehold squad, which answers more than 5,000 calls annually, weeks after the 9/11 terror attacks because he felt compelled to do something useful. He earned his EMT certification in May of 2002. Jeremy Hoffman apparently inherited his father’s communityservice gene. An EMS instructor and a volunteer firefighter, as well as a paramedic, volunteer EMT and a former Freehold EMS chief, Jeremy wanted to say thanks in some way. He helped his father’s boss at the car dealership select two AEDs to purchase for the business, then offered to teach free CPR classes there. So far, at least a dozen of his father’s coworkers have taken advantage of the free training. “There are so many times that medical emergencies happen and people stand around and do nothing – not because they don’t want to, but because they are afraid or because they don’t know what to do,” Jeremy Hoffman said. Jeff Hoffman is taking full ad-

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Admittedly short tempered and with a challenging personality at times before his near-death experience, Hoffman said “that person no longer exists. I don’t stress about anything. I feel like I’m 17 again. I feel very, very blessed.” Although happily married, Hoffman said he now knows he didn’t fully appreciate his wife before and has been trying to rectify that. Since he arrived home, he added “Eastwood won’t leave my side.” Because he works in close proximity to the Little Silver EMS building, Hoffman often stops in to say hello and again express his appreciation. “Hey, I’m your CPR save,” he says when he arrives. Hoffman said he was dumbfounded when he realized how many people had a hand in saving his life. “I’m so grateful for all the help,” he said. “I’m very humbled by all of it. I’ve been thanking everyone personally who had anything to do with this. I’m hugging people all the time now.” In June, Hoffman treated to dinner the two paramedics who revived him in the ambulance en route to the hospital, Tim Sullivan and Peter De Nicola. Often asked to describe what he saw or felt during his crisis, Hoffman denied seeing a bright light or having an out-of-body experience. “But I am a believer,” he said. - SYLVIE MULVANEY


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North Carolina: Michael Goodnight, 55 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: July 4, 2018 Death Date: July 4, 2018 Fire Department: West Liberty Fire Department Initial Summary: While responding to a reported traffic incident, Firefighter Michael Goodnight was involved in a two motor vehicle accident and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other adult civilians in the second vehicle involved in the accident had to be extricated from their vehicle and were airlifted to a hospital. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol continues to investigate the accident.

Wisconsin: Cory Barr, 34 Rank: Captain Incident Date: July 10, 2018 Death Date: July 10, 2018 Fire Department: Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department Initial Summary: Captain Cory Barr responded with crews to a report of a natural gas leak after a contractor struck a natural gas main in downtown Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. After the firefighters, along with law enforcement, arrived on scene to investigate the source of the leak and evacuate the area, there was an explosion that leveled multiple buildings. Captain Barr suffered injuries after being knocked down under a rubble pile as a result of the explosion and was transported by Sun Prairie EMS to UW Madison where he later passed away. A second firefighter was also injured in the explosion and is in critical, but stable, condition. A third firefighter with a minor injury was also admitted to a hospital. Three additional firefighters, one police officer, and seven civilians also suffered minor injuries. New York: Michael F. Cherubini, 71 Rank: Lieutenant Incident Date: July 4, 2018 Death Date: July 4, 2018

Fire Department: Hague Volunteer Fire Department Initial Summary: While riding as a passenger in a brush truck, at a parade in a nearby town, Lieutenant Cherubini became ill. His wife, who is also a member of the department and was the driver of the brush truck, immediately drove home. He was helped inside of his house by his wife and collapsed soon after. The nature and cause of the medical emergency has yet to be determined.

California: Braden Varney, 36 Rank: Firefighter/Equipment Operator Incident Date: July 14, 2018 Death Date: July 14, 2018 Fire Department: CAL FIRE Initial Summary: Firefighter/Equipment Operator Braden Varney was assigned to the Madera-Mariposa CAL FIRE unit, which has been fighting the 130-acre Ferguson Fire in the Sierra National Forest. On 07/14/2018, Firefighter/Equipment Operator Varney was working on a ridge to create a fire break. The bulldozer Varney was operating overturned and rolled down the ridge causing Varney to suffer fatal injuries. The wreckage was spotted by airplane on 07/15/2018 and crews reached the site and removed Varney's body on 07/16/2018. The accident is being investigated by Cal/OSHA. New York: Zachary J. Fazekas, 19 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: July 14, 2018 Death Date: July 14, 2018 Fire Department: New Hyde Park Fire Department Initial Summary: While driving to an EMS training class, Firefighter Zachary Fazekas was involved in a single vehicle accident and ejected from his motorcycle. Fazekas was pronounced dead at the scene from the injuries he sustained in the accident.


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Bergenfield Firefighters Battle Three-Alarm House Fire Bergenfield, NJ - Bergenfield firefighters battled a third-alarm house fire on Sunday afternoon, September 2nd, that caused heavy damage to the home. Just before 3:00 P.M., firefighters were dispatched to 291 East Clinton JUMP TO FILE# Ave. for a reported 090318105 house fire. Once on scene, Chief Chris Naylis transmitted a working fire as heavy fire vented from the "Delta" side of the house. On arrival of the first-due engine company, a one-and-threequarter inch hand-line was stretched through the front door along with a two-and-a-half inch blitz line to the "Delta" side of the home. A second-alarm was transmitted, bringing mutual aid in from Tenafly, Dumont, Teaneck and New Milford. As the heavy fire was knocked down from the exterior, an aggressive interior attack kept the fire from spreading further. Truck crews laddered the roof and vented as mutual aid assisted with overhaul. The fire was knocked down within 30 minutes. A third-alarm was transmitted for relief. No injuries were reported, however, a dog was rescued from the home. - CHRIS TOMPKINS

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Firefighters attack a fire in a tractor-trailer that was in a towing storage yard off of Rt. 57 in Washington Boro on August 18th.

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Members of the Asbury Park Fire Department recently attended the Petzl EXO Firefighter Escape Systems training class. Students participated in various skills and bailout jumps at varied levels of difficulty. The training was provided by All Hands Fire Training at the All Hands Fire Training Center, located in Neptune City, NJ.

Washington Boro, NJ - Firefighters from two Warren County towns were dispatched to a working tractor-trailer fire on Saturday, August 18th, at 8:13 P.M. The location of the fire was in a tow yard off of State Highway 57 in the borough. The yard is reported to be operated by Stew's Auto Body and Towing. The cab of a tractor-trailer, which had been towed to the yard because of a crash earlier in the day on Interstate 80, was fully engulfed in flames when first responders arrived on scene. Firefighters attacked the fire

JUMP TO FILE #082218101 with two hand-lines, quickly knocking the flames down. Once the fire was extinguished, the cab was soaked with foam from one of the hand-lines. Warren County’s Fire Marshal, Joe Lake, was requested to responded to the scene to begin an investigation into the cause of the fire. In addition to the Fire Marshal, detectives from the Warren County Prosecutor's Office returned back to

the scene the following morning to continue their investigation. The business was closed at the time of the fire, and there were no reported injuries. Responding to the fire were the Washington Twp. Police Department (Patrol 76), Washington Boro Fire Dept. (Station 83), Washington Twp. Fire Dept. (Station 76), Washington Rescue Squad (83 Rescue), and the Warren County Fire Marshal (Station 33). - RICHARD MAXWELL

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Members of the Jackson Fire Department attended Pump Operations training in July. Students participated in various skills and evolutions for maximizing flows, troubleshooting, drafting and much more. The training was provided by All Hands Fire Training, located in Neptune City, NJ. RICH MAXWELL


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A Hero’s Daughter Makes Firefighting History in Clifton UPS & DOWNS Notes from Ron Jeffers

Passaic Firefighter Alberto Tirado gave his life in the performance of his duty in 2001. He died after a roof collapse while he was conducting a search for children that were believed to be trapped in the burning threestory Market Street dwelling. On July 31st, Tirado's daughter, Angelina, was promoted to the rank of fire lieutenant with the bordering Clifton Fire Department. She became the city's first female firefighter when she was hired in 2010. She said her father and his Passaic “Brothers” were a big influence on her decision to rise in rank. “We'd be driving in our car and my dad would follow the plumes of smoke and get out of the car and start helping the guys,” she said. “I thought, I want to do that.” The new lieutenant worked as an emergency medical technician in Passaic before she was hired as a firefighter in Clifton. “I hope to continue moving up,” Tirado said. She hopes to make captain and possibly deputy chief, someday. DOWNS: Englishtown Firefighter Pasquale “Pete the Pepper” Di Benedetto, 68, a 47-year veteran of the department, died after suffering a medical emergency, Aug. 2nd, hours after responding to a carbon monoxide call along with other firefighters. UPS: Jersey City's 16 engine companies now carry Naloxone, more commonly known as Narcan, that is used to block the effects of opioids during an overdose. DOWNS: A playground designed specifically for special needs students at Matthew Jago School, Woodbridge, was torched on Aug. 1st, officials said. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire in the play area, which was unoccupied at the time. UPS: Patrick Finn rescued a man and two young children when his neighbor's house caught fire on Phillips Court, Swell, Washington Twp., Aug. 4th. Using a ladder, Finn climbed onto the roof and rescued them through a 2nd-floor window, police said. DOWNS: Members of Newark Engine 9 called for police and EMS when a person was shot in the back in front of their Summer Ave. quarters, Aug. 8th. UPS: The Atlantic City F.D. and Absecon City Fire Co. 1 have been awarded AFG funds for $619,091 and $10,715, respectively. DOWNS: An August 2nd fire damaged a 3-story apartment building on Lexington Ave., Lakewood, and left 10 families homeless. UPS: Firefighters from Hamilton and Lower Makefield, Pa., teamed up to rescue an elderly man from the

Delaware River, off Trenton on Aug. 9th. The man was submerged up to his neck when firefighters loaded him into a boat and brought him to land across from the Morrisville, Pa., water works, officials said. When he was turned over to EMS, he was conscious and alert, Trenton Captain Jonathan Little said. DOWNS: Hamilton police were investigating the death of a man whose body was found inside a burning dwelling, Aug. 12th. Firefighters found the unresponsive man in the living room, officials said. He was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. UPS: Paterson Captain Scott Parkin, of Rescue Co. 2, rappelled down to the base of the Great Falls, Aug. 12th, and rescue a stranded dog that was trapped on a bushy ledge, just feet from the water. Captain Parkin managed to lure the dog toward him with some food and then got the animal into a large net-like bag. Other firefighters on a bridge, above the river, pulled the dog up. It was taken to a local animal shelter to be examined before being put up for adoption. DOWNS: A tractor trailer traveling on Route 513, in Frenchtown, struck a telephone pole, at Trenton Ave. & Bridge St., and then ran into Galasso's Pizzeria and burst into flames, Aug. 13th. The pizzeria was described as a “total loss,” police said. UPS: New firefighters in Union are David Abreu, Jake Fernandez, Joseph Giambusso, Joseph Mate and Christian Trejo. DOWNS: Lightning struck a Sarah Court dwelling in Edison, Aug.11th, causing a fire in the attic area, officials said. UPS: Joseph M. Paolo has been promoted to fire captain in Plumsted Twp. Aaron Mazeall has been appointed as the new firefighter/EMT. DOWNS: Eight residents were displaced from their Avenue B dwelling, in Bayonne, as a result of a 2-alarm fire, Aug. 14th. UPS: Ocean Twp. Fire District 2 has been awarded $67,938 in AFG funds that will be used to purchase a new set of extrication tools. DOWNS: Kiss of Ink Tattoo's business on Hamilton Ave., Trenton, was gutted by a 2-alarm fire on Aug. 21st. UPS: The dog that was rescued by Paterson firefighters when it was stranded on a ledge near the base of the Great Falls, Aug. 12th, is expected to be adopted by Rescue Co. 2 and live in their Getty Avenue firehouse. The pit bull mix was being treated at Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge and was in good health. The dog will be vaccinated and neutered. Authorities believe the dog, named “Paterson,” was likely thrown off the ledge and stranded there for days. The dog had a collar, but no tags. DOWNS: A dwelling fire, on Ship Ave., Beachwood, destroyed the home of a Pine Beach police officer. One pet dog perished as a result of the fire. UPS: A man was rescued from the base of Paterson's Great Falls, Aug.

Angelina Tirado, center, with members of her former Ladder 3 crew, before she was promoted to lieutenant. RON JEFFERS

18th, after he fell attempting to retrieve his cell phone, authorities said. After the man was given a rope and life vest, Firefighter Justin Angelica, wearing repelling gear, assisted the victim. First responders hauled both men up with a pulley operation. The victim was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital to be examined. DOWNS: A firefighter became trapped inside of a Mount Ephraim dwelling and was rescued by fellow members, Aug. 20th. Authorities say the firefighter was briefly trapped inside the home before he was brought to safety. He did not appear to be seriously injured. UPS: Wildwood Deputy Chief Ernie Troiano III and Captains James Gravel and Daniel Dunn have graduated from the Rutgers School of Public Affairs & Administration-Certified Public Manager program, in August. DOWNS: A bus caught fire on Lincoln Tunnel bound Route 495 in North Bergen, Aug. 20th. The bus was traveling to New York from Washington, D.C. All of the passengers escaped as flames began to consume the vehicle. UPS: The Clifton Fire Department has been awarded a SAFER grant for $455,792. It will be used to add four firefighters to the department. DOWNS: A Newark firefighter fell off the roof of a burning Pacific St. building, Aug. 24th, and broke his foot, officials said. UPS: The Secaucus FD has been awarded a FEMA Port Security grant worth $346,410 for a new fire-rescue boat. Secaucus serves as a first responder to 14 bridges along the Passaic River and 14 bridges along the Hackensack River. DOWNS: Five firefighters were treated or assessed after they were injured battling a dwelling fire on North Oak Ave., Pitman, Aug. 26th. Officials said those members were injured when a staircase leading to the basement collapsed. UPS: The Robbinsville Twp. FD

has been awarded $18,477 in AFG funds to purchase smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, which the department will hand out to residents who need them, free of charge. DOWNS: A lit candle on a bedroom dresser is the likely cause of an Aug. 26th fire that damaged two bedrooms of a Morgan Dr. home in Sparta, officials said. Ogdensburg and Andover fire units were called in to assist. UPS: Newark will receive $2,682.981 in SAFER funds that will go towards hiring 20 firefighters, officials announced in August. Currently, the department has 468 firefighters, 125 captains and 37 chief officers. DOWNS: The well-known Blue

Plate restaurant in Mullica Hill was closed after an Aug. 28th fire destroyed the kitchen area. UPS: The Cinnaminson FD recently received an ISO upgrade of a #2 rating. DOWNS: Edison firefighters were busy on Aug. 28th. A Grove Ave. 3alarm dwelling fire left the building uninhabitable. Then, a large brush fire occurred in the area of Raritan Center Parkway, with heavy smoke visible from a distance. UPS: The Ogdensburg Fire Department is enjoying its 100th anniversary and will combine celebrating by hosting the Sussex County parade, October 6th.

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Ogdnesburg Firefighter Dave Dolan back's the department's 1935 American LaFrance Series 400 pumper back into the municipality's Old Schoolhouse & Fire House Museum. Ogdnesburg firefighters will celebrate their 100th anniversary by hosting the Sussex County parade on October 6th.


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Jersey City firefighters aggressively attacked flames involving the upper floor of a Lincoln St. dwelling, in 91 degree weather.

Firefighters Battle Hot Fire on a Hot Day Jersey City, NJ - Firefighters were called to 100 Lincoln Street shortly after 2:00 P.M., August 15th, for a reported fire. They arrived to find smoke coming from the top floor of a three-story, wood-frame, occupied dwelling and transmitted the working fire assignment. Flames could be seen at the rear of the building at the top floor level, as the smoke pushed out top floor windows on Linclon Street. Firefighters made an aggressive attack, battling flames, thick smoke and a temperature of 91 degrees. Due to the overhead power lines, so common in this area, it was difficult to access the roof for proper ventilation operations. A truck company with a 50-foot ground ladder was special called so that it could be set up in front of the structure. This ladder requires a good amount of manpower to set

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In all, three-alarms were sounded for additional resources. Numerous medical units from the Jersey City Medical Center responded and set up triage and rehab areas. A few firefighters were treated for difficulty breathing, officials said. Many were given bottled water and cold towels. In addition, the Gong Club canteen truck was on hand to supply water and other refreshments. Firefighters rescued a pet cat, which was turned over to EMTs who administered oxygen to the pet. It was covered in a sheet and turned over to a grateful owner. - RON JEFFERS

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An Arson Squad investigator, left, interviews residents as a firefighter is looked after.


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Fire in Vacant Rutherford Dwelling Quickly Knocked Rutherford, NJ - At about 11:00 P.M. on September 3rd, Rutherford firefighters were dispatched to 61 Barrows Avenue for a report of smoke showing from a dwelling. Police units arriving first and confirmed the JUMP TO FILE# 090618100 report. Fire companies arrived to a twoand-a-half story frame, reportedly vacant, with fire on the second-floor and extending to the attic. A second-alarm was transmitted for coverage. The roof was vented and a quick attack had the fire knocked down in less than a half hour. Companies vented and the fire was placed under control shortly after. No injuries were reported and the cause is being investigated. - BILL TOMPKINS

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE If you have photos you would like to see in our “Tools of the Trade” feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

Pictured is a backpack belonging to one of the members of the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force (HCTRTF). Members are trained and equipped to handle the more complicated and technical rescue situations that may arise throughout the county and surrounding areas. The Task Force is made of the following agencies: Whitehouse Rescue Squad, Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad, Flemington-Raritan First Aid & Rescue Squad, Lambertville Fire Department, Quakertown Fire Company, and the Hunterdon County Office of Emergency Management.

APPARATUS IN ACTION

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Engine 2671 out of Toms River working a three-alarm job in Lacey Twp. on September 5th.


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This book is softcover, 8 inches by 10 inches, and is 136 pages long. It was put together by the exhaustive research of the three authors mentioned above. I am really not a history buff, but after reviewing this book I was totally impressed by their dedication and relentless pursuit in the details and contents of this book. All are residents of Bethlehem and Chris was a member of the BFD for 24 years. This book is actually a history of four fire departments which represented four sections of the city: North Side, South Side, West Side and Northampton Heights. Bethlehem, nicknamed the “Christmas City”, is in Northampton County and was founded in 1741. The forward is written by the former mayor and councilman. Almost every page has some sort of illustration, whether it be a photo, picture, painting, map, drawing or what have you, there is much to enjoy when reading this publication. In fact, if a page does not have an illustration, there is one on the opposite page! Within the pages of the different chapters are three topics including Tools of the Trade (from simple buckets to the Hayes hook & ladder trucks), Memorable Fires, and Faces at the Scene (about memorable personalities). Some are side stories, but all are interesting. One is about the Norman Horse (Tools of the Trade) on page 25. This type horse was purchased because it was fast, intelligent and strong. It was bred as a war horse and ranged from 5 foot 6 inches to 5 foot 11 inches tall. There is a picture of this type horse on this page. On page 29 is a brief about the Matthews hydrant and the reasons behind its design that made it superior. I remember a section of my hometown that has some Matthews hydrants! Sanborn fire insurance maps are also written about. I remember a book of these maps in our fire headquarters. These maps detailed the structures in town with an overhead drawing. All in all, this book is a must for anyone interested in history. You will not be disappointed! The three authors have a partnership called Perseverance Publishing and are working on a another book, Firefighting in Bethlehem, 1981-2018, which would bring the city’s history up to date. It is expected to be published this year.

OLD & NEW

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Lyndhurst Engine Co. 3 replaced their white 1991 Pierce Lance 1750-GPM pumper (right) with a whiteover-red 2018 Pierce Velocity 2000-GPM model. RON JEFFERS

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Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department's new Ladder 741, a 2018 KME-Aerialcat 1500-300-109', pictured with Engine 737, their 1937 Aherns Fox CTU Quad 750-150.

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Englewood’s new Engine 3, a 2018 Seagrave pumper sits next to its predecessor, a 1998 E-ONE.


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Apartment Fire Quickly Contained in Dumont Dumont, NJ - Dumont firefighters responded to an apartment fire just before 9:00 P.M. on Wednesday night, August 22nd, at 30 Knickerbocker Road. Within minutes of dispatch, Chief Ross arrived on scene to find JUMP TO FILE# smoke showing 082418113 from the secondfloor of a two-story garden apartment and requested a working fire assignment. Engine 3 arrived on scene and stretched an initial attack line through the front door to the second-floor and located the fire that was contained to a mattress and some contents. Truck 2 arrived on scene, set up ground ladders and assisted in ventilation. Firefighters continued to open up and checked for any additional extension. The fire was knocked down within 15 minutes and no injuries were reported. - CHRIS TOMPKINS

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ALL IN THE FAMILY If you have photos you would like to see in our “All In The Family� feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

Members of the Washington Boro FD and Washington Twp. PD posed for a group photo after the firstever charity softball game on the evening of August 25th. They raised over $1,000 for the Brian Heinrich Scholarship Fund. Brian Heinrich was a firefighter in Washington Borough who died in the line of duty during a fire in 1980. RICH MAXWELL

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Answering a recent fire call in Bogota was 16-year-old Ryan, a probie on Engine Co. 1, and his father, Tom Smith, a 15 year member of Hook & Ladder Company 1. Tom is a retired Battalion Chief with 26 years of service in the Teaneck Fire Dept.

Firefighters Square Off Against Police in Washington Boro's First-Ever Charity Softball Game Washington Boro, NJ - On August 25th, firefighters from the Washington Boro Vol. Fire Department and police officers from the Washington Twp. Police Department, along with family members, friends and community members, all gathered at the ballfield in Borough Park off of Route 31. They were all in attendance for Washington Borough's first-ever charity softball game between the Police Department and the Fire Department. The game was set up to benefit the Brian Heinrich Scholarship

JUMP TO FILE #083118100 Fund, named in honor of a 28year-old firefighter who lost his life in the line of duty in May of 1980 while fighting an arson fire in downtown Washington. The Police took the lead early on in the game after scoring a couple of runs, which was followed by the Firefighters taking the lead back after a few innings. Towards the end of the game, the Police started to turn it around again,

scoring the winning runs during the final inning and taking the game 15 to 10. After the game, David Higgins, Mayor of Washington Borough, awarded both teams with plaques honoring their involvement in the charity event, which raised over $1,000 to go toward the Brian Heinrich Scholarship Fund. A good time was had by all, and everyone is hoping that this becomes an annual event. - RICHARD MAXWELL

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Newly sworn-in Jersey City battalion chiefs and brothers, Kenneth, left, and Howard Simone, on promotion day in August. Their father, Captain Louis Simone of Engine Co. 9, gave his life in the line-ofduty in September, 1989.

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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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Parsippany Rescue & Recovery still operates this 1987 GMC/Swab 4x4 Rescue.

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In Piscataway, River Road Engine 651 is a 1992 Pierce Lance 1500GPM/750-GWT/30-GFT pumper, serving the community.

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Hampton Lakes Vol. Fire Co. #1 in Southampton Twp. still operates this 1986 Ford 8000 Tender equipped with a 4Guys 3,500-gallon pump.

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Artist Creates “LEGACY” of Firefighters for the Burn Foundation Fundraiser With the assistance of Deputy Chief Joseph Cunningham, Sr., Delran Fire Department, NJ, a successful photoshoot took place for this year’s Burn Foundation fundraiser image. JUMP TO FILE# The photos 080818113 were utilized as reference material for artist Joseph M. Getsinger to create a new image for this year’s Burn Foundation Fundraiser at the Wildwood Fireman’s Convention in September. The artist was also assisted by Captain Joshua Stellwag, who volunteered to help Getsinger with the photoshoot and became the focus of the painting representing the present-day firefighter in full gear depicted in the piece. Joe wanted the Captain to lean against the fire truck as if he had just finished fighting a fire, worn out, tired, deep in thought. He also wanted to show in the reflections, on the truck and in the puddled water below, firefighters from different eras supporting each other in spirit throughout the years. The first reflection in the truck where Joshua’s hand is touching is a firefighter from around the 1860’s era, and behind him is a member of the bucket brigade from 1740, the date which is visible on the bucket. In the reflection below Captain Stellwag is a firefighter from the 1970’s touching the hand of a firefighter from the 1890’s era. The depiction covers close to 300 years of fire service. Above, watching over everything, you can see an early image of Benjamin Franklin, who is known for forming the Union Fire Company in Philadelphia, PA in 1736, which was also known as Ben Franklin’s Bucket Brigade. Once the photoshoot was completed, Getsinger had to do some research regarding firefighters throughout the years, which resulted in what you see in the finished painting. His next step was a visit to Fireman’s Hall Museum at 147 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia, PA. There, he met Philadelphia firefighter and Curator of the museum, Brian O. Anderson, and other museum volunteers. Joe received a warm welcome, because they knew who he was and how he has helped the Burn Foundation over the years. He was shown through the museum, which was very impressive, and

Artist Joseph M. Getsinger creates “Legacy” of firefighters for this year's Burn Foundation fundraiser image.

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recommends that all firefighters and their families make the trip and experience it for themselves. There is a lot of history there. This visit helped Joe put everything into perspective, which he then applied to canvas. This year, David Russell, President of Fire and Safety Services, Ltd., and a longtime supporter of the Burn Foundation and the artist, gave his full financial support of this project for the eighteenth consecutive year. Fire and Safety Services, Ltd., located in South Plainfield, N.J., is a dealer and distributor of Pierce manufacturing apparatus, all of which were utilized in this photoshoot. In the past 38 years, the artist has created many paintings to support the Burn Foundation and its mission. Last year it was a painting titled, “Honors". Also, the Burn Foundation celebrates its 45th Anniversary of service to the Burn Care and Burn Patient communities this year. You can visit, support, volunteer, or donate funds directly to the Burn Foundation at 8600 West Chester Pike – Suite 202, Upper Darby, PA 19082-2629, or online at www.burnfoundation.org. Or, you can call for more information at 215-545-3816, fax to 484-454-

5367. Joe Getsinger has also created a new and improved website where you can not only see all the up-to-date fire art available, but also the many other creations and prints available by him. His website is: www.jgetsingerarts.com In addition, Joe has added works of other artists whom he represents, plus art that he has acquired to sell. Please check out his site – I’m sure you will be impressed. Burn Foundation, Joseph M. Getsinger and Dave Russell from Fire & Safety Services wish to thank the City of Wildwood, the Fire Mile Beach Volunteer Fireman Association, and all of those attending the 2018 NJ State Firefighter’s convention for your continued support throughout the years. In addition, a special note of thanks to Ken Barnshaw from the South Jersey Federal Credit Union for underwriting the cost of the 2018 collectible pin. This contribution will add significantly to the success of this year’s fundraiser for the Burn Foundation. Thank you, Ken. - THE BURN FOUNDATION

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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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Hardyston Township Assistant Chief Anthony Rosta operates this 2013 Ford Explorer.

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The Rio Grande Fire Company used this 1974 Hahn 1000-GPM/750-GWT pumper. Note the windshield for members who rode the back step-when that was allowed.

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Jamesburg Chief Jonathon Ranpacek answers alarms in a 2015 Chevy Tahoe.

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East Brunswick District 1 Chief Andrew Drozdowski, of the Old Bridge VFD, responds to alarms with this 2017 4x4 Chevy.

Warren Township Fire-Police use this Ford F-250 unit.

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The Beverly Fire Company was the proud owner of this 1947 Ward LaFrance engine.

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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.

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The Glassboro Fire Department operates this 2017 Pierce Enforcer 1500/500.

RON JEFFERS

Newly sworn-in fire captains, standing, as the new deputy and battalion chiefs applaud them.

Jersey City Fire Department Holds Promotional Ceremony

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A-46 of the NJ Forest Fire Service is a 1995 AM General 6x6 250/1100.

Jersey City, NJ - On August 17th, 28 members of the Jersey City Fire Department rose in their ranks at a City Hall ceremony. Four new deputy chiefs, six battalion chiefs and 18 captains took their oath of office from Mayor Steven M. Fulop, with Chief of Department Steven J. McGill looking on and congratulating his members for their accomplishments. Members of the City Council were present, and an Invocation was offered by Reverend James Pagnotta, the FDJC Chaplain. The department has over 600 members protecting a densely pop-

JUMP TO FILE #082018108 ulated city of nearly 300,000. Promoted to Deputy Chief were: Gerald Fisher, William McClintock, Henry DiGuilio and Robert Daly. New Battalion Chiefs are: James Nickerson, John Ruddy, Kenneth Simone, Joseph Vallo, John Mattern and Howard Simone. Promoted to Captain were: John Bolger, Bryan Tullock, Keving Phillips, Billy Stanton, Philip Germain, Joseph Stella, Kevin Hennessey, Robert Longo, Justin Ya-

hara, Christin Auriemma, Kenneth Ernst, Paul Razzoli, John Bauer, Howard Hayes, Vincent Palamara, Greg Fuehrer, Josue Medina and Oman Manning. Some of these newly promoted members have relatives either on the job or retired. It was an exceptionally proud day for two brothers that were promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief. Kenneth and Howard Simone lost their father, Captain Louis Simone of Engine Co. 9, in September of 1989, in the performance of his duty battling a multiple-alarm blaze. - RON JEFFERS

ON THE LITER SIDE

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Picatinny Arsenal Fire & Emergency Services operates this 2004 Pierce Dash Rescue.

Big and Little in Lodi! For years, Lodi Hose Co. 1 Engine 615 has called their rigs "The Monsters". Ex-Chief Michael Panasiuk calls his Ford Mustang the "Little Monster". DAMIEN DANIS

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PATCH OF THE MONTH

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This patch belongs to the Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department, located in Gloucester County, NJ.

A replacement has just been ordered, but for now this 1996 Sutphen/SVI heavy rescue is still in service with the Pinewald Pioneer FC in Berkeley Township (Ocean County). Designated as R-2027, it has a 45-kw generator.


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Little Egg Harbor, NJ - On the evening of September 1st, Great Bay EMS was dispatched for a pediatric burn victim. Once on location, Squad personnel requested a Medevac to transport the victim. MONOC 716 was assigned the ALS and West Tuckerton Fire Dept. was dispatched to set up a landing zone at the middle school. The patient was flown to the burn center in Philadelphia, PA to be treated for their burns. Pictured are first responders getting ready to move the patient to MONOC 1.


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eLEND joins Heroes Mortgage Program to offer down payment assistance for heroes

For many Americans, funding the down payment necessary to realize a dream of home ownership simply is not possible; and squirreling away the dollars to do so on a limited budget could mean several years of renting and waiting to buy a house. In some cases, first responders and other community service employees have trouble affording homes in the areas where they work. With a purchase as big as buying a home, a little help can go a long way. The Advantage Program, introduced to the Heroes Mortgage platform by eLEND, helps hometown heroes like police officers, volunteer and paid firefighters, EMS workers, medical professionals and educators purchase a home within the community where they work, even in high-cost areas. The unique down payment assistance program was specifically designed for those who make a difference in other people’s lives, as well as first time home buyers. “The Heroes Mortgage platform helps connect members of the emergency services community with lenders that are specifically interested in working with them,” said Joseph P. Belsito, publisher of 1st Responder Newspaper. “The Advantage Program created by eLEND is exactly what makes the Heroes Mortgage Pro-

“We’re excited to introduce our Advantage Program to the Heroes Mortgage platform. It’s our way of trying to help hometown heroes advance their dreams of home ownership.”

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gram a valuable resource for heroes in our community looking for home financing.” Grant provides help to homebuyers Many buyers wait patiently on the sidelines, saving money and watching interest rates rise. Unlike many other home buying assistance programs, eLEND’s Advantage Program provides a grant for the down pay-

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down payment dollars needed at closing. The grant is “forgivable” so it doesn’t have to be paid back, and there are no resale or borrower repayment restrictions. In the state of Wisconsin, appraisal cost (up to $700) is credited back at closing. This program is not yet available in Hawaii or Washington. To qualify, a borrower need only meet one of the following very flexible requirements: a current, retired, volunteer or professional first responder (police officer, firefighter, paramedic, emergency medical technician, etc.), educator, medical personnel, civil servant or military personnel, or a first-time homebuyer or meet certain income requirements. “We’re excited to introduce our Advantage Program to the Heroes Mortgage platform,” said Bill Packer, executive vice president of eLEND, a division of American Financial Resources, Inc. “It’s our way of trying to help hometown heroes advance their dreams of home ownership.” For more information or to check your eligibility for The Advantage Program, visit www.heroesmortgage.com/AdvantageProgram or call 877-541-HERO.

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RPI Announces Training Program Expansion

Hamilton Township (Mercer County) Station 12 Firefighters, Christian Villatoro & Anthony Chiorello.

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Members of FDNY E279/L131 and Neptune Firefighters from Unexcelled Fire Company at their Red Hook, Brooklyn firehouse.

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Denville, NJ - Rescue Products International (RPI), has announced the expansion of their training offerings to New Jersey, New York, and the surrounding regions. “New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the country,” said Chris Botti, President of RPI, who is an active member of Squad 1 in the FDNY. His mission is to increase skills for firefighters and first responders. He stated, “There are thousands of first responders who want to improve their skills, and we are going to serve them to do just that.”

Initially focused on firefighter bailout systems and training, RPI has acquired several new certified instructors in Northern New Jersey to add to their already impressive ranks. Heading the New Jersey team will be veteran firefighter and retired Captain, Scott Warner, who shared, “I am eager to get back out there with a company that takes training as seriously as the job itself.” Chief Instructor, Gil Frank, retired Battalion Chief, FDNY Battalion 58, has handled the training team since day one and is looking forward to expanding the instructional opportunities and notes, “Our instructors have operated at multiple alarm fires, high rise fires, fires involving MAYDAYs, building collapses, high-angle rope rescues,

crane collapse emergencies, confined space incidents, intricate HAZMAT and WMD incidents, live trench rescues, man-in-machine incidents, and SCUBA operations. The addition of Scott and his team will bring even more experience to RPI.” Founded in January of 2006, Chris and his father, Charlie, engineered and invented the original “RPI System” to outfit firefighters with a personal escape system that could help firefighters exit a building if conditions rapidly declined. Chris puts his heart and soul into his products and his company which is evident. Chris highlighted, “Our production staff members are offduty firefighters, former military, and retired members of the fire service. Their being involved in the fire service and emergency services is key to our operation because the staff understands how important the product operating correctly the first time, every time, is! In the firefighting profession, you may not get a second chance. It is understood that if the staff doesn’t feel comfortable with the design and function of a particular device, system, or harness, then it will not leave our facility.” Though the RPI assembly facility is in Orange County, NY, the company

is no stranger to Northern New Jersey. “The first department to outfit their members with the RPI system was actually the Whippany Fire Department,” said Chris. “Our roots are in Morris County, and I am excited to be back!”

Class offerings are wide-ranging from lecture programs for HAZMAT, Confined Space, and Building Construction to hands-on Structural Collapse programs, Ice & Water Rescue, and the RPI exclusive StandPipe Prop. In addition, Right-to-Know, Bloodborne Pathogens, and SCBA refreshers are also available. Currently, RPI offers annual bailout training for multiple personal escape systems, including the RPI Original and new Phoenix System, RIT AL, Sterling, CMC Escape Artist, and Petzl. Scheduling for the remainder of 2018 and for 2019 has already started, so contact RPI today because when seconds count, how long can you wait?

For more information, email Training@RPIInc.net, visit www.RescueProInc.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RescueProductsInternational, or call 973-2496277.

Standing in front of Clinton First Aid & Rescue’s newly dedicated Heavy Rescue Truck are Chief Frank Setnicky and Charter Member Bob Ballantine. RICH MAXWELL

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Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad Chief Frank Setnicky breaks a bottle of champagne on the front bumper to christen their new Heavy Rescue Truck. This is the third heavy rescue truck Frank has dedicated over the past three decades.

Anytime I have a difficult time figuring out what to make at the firehouse, I usually end up stuffing some peppers. Peppers are a great “vehicle” for stuffing because they are basically a blank canvas flavorwise, especially the watery bell pepper variety; and when it comes time to decide what flavor profile you are going for, have fun with it. Here are some classic combi-

nations: -Mexican (Rice, Beans, Ground Beef, Taco Seasoning, Cheddar) -Greek (Rice, Kalamata Olives, Tomato, Onion, Grilled Chicken, Tzatziki Sauce) -Tuscan (Cannellini Beans, Fresh Rosemary, Mushrooms, Ground Pork) -Chicken Parm (Ground Chicken, Tomato Sauce, Garlic, Mozzarella) -Asian (Rice, Bok Choy, Ground Beef, Hoisin Sauce) Stuffed peppers make great firehouse meals because you don’t need five different pots and pans so clean up is nice and easy, which I am sure the entire crew will ap-

preciate! All you need is a baking/sheet pan, cast iron pan, or any ovenproof skillet. They are also a great way to introduce healthier cooking into the firehouse through the use of more vegetables and portion control. Because it takes a little longer to eat, you tend to eat less. So next time you need to come up with something new for the firehouse menu, think about stuffing some peppers. And don’t forget to Stay Safe, Eat Well! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @forkandhoseco@gmail.com Check out our website www.forkandhoseco.com for more recipes!

Clinton First Aid & Rescue CHICKEN SAUSAGE-STUFFED PEPPERS W/QUICK MUSHROOM RAGU Squad Dedicate New Heavy Rescue Truck 455 Clinton, NJ - Members of the Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad watched on as Chief Frank Setnicky broke a bottle of champagne on the front bumper to christen their new Heavy Rescue Truck no August 18th. This is the third heavy rescue truck Frank has dedicated over the past three decades. On hand to help with the celebration was one of the Squad’s Charter Members, Bob Ballantine. The dedication ceremony took place during the Squad's annual picnic at their building on Old Highway 22 in town. The Squad actually took delivery of their custom built 2018 Pierce Velocity tandem axle

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STUFFED PEPPER INGREDIENTS: 1 Cup Cooked Rice, White or Brown 4 Bell Peppers, cut in half lengthwise and seeded, ribs removed 1 lb. Chicken Sausage 1 Yellow Onion, sliced thin 1 Cubanelle Pepper, seeded and sliced thin 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt, to taste 1 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese

STUFFED PEPPER PROCEDURE: -Preheat oven to 400* -In a large skillet over medium heat, add a little olive oil and the chicken sausage. Brown and cook through. Remove and set aside. -Add the Cubanelle pepper and onions, sauté until onion is translucent. Add the garlic and stir to prevent burning. Remove and place in a bowl with the rice. -Chop the sausage into bite size pieces and add to the rice/pepper/onion bowl. Taste and adjust seasoning. -In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan and a drizzle of olive oil. -Pour the mushroom ragu

(recipe below) into a baking pan. Place the halved peppers on top and stuff with the rice mixture. Top each pepper with the breadcrumb mixture. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are golden brown. QUICK MUSHROOM RAGU INGREDIENTS:

8 oz. Package of Mushrooms, chopped 28 oz. Crushed Tomatoes 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped 1 Tsp. Dry Basil 1 Tsp. Chili Flakes

PROCEDURE:

-In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add enough olive oil to just cover bottom. Add the chopped mushrooms and stir until all the water is out of them and they start to brown. Lower the heat to low, add the chili flake, garlic and dried basil. When the garlic just starts to color, add the tomatoes. Cook at a simmer while you assemble the peppers.


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Teaneck Firefighters Battle House Fire on Hot Labor Day Afternoon Teaneck, NJ - Teaneck firefighters battled a labor intensive fire Monday afternoon, September 3rd, that went to three alarms and sent two firefighters JUMP TO FILE# to the hospital. 090318106 F i r e fi g h t e r s were dispatched to 309 Griggs Avenue just before 4:00 P.M. for a reported kitchen fire on a hot and humid Labor Day afternoon. Teaneck PD was first on scene and confirmed a working fire. Minutes later, FD personnel arrived to find heavy fire venting from the first-floor windows and heavy smoke throughout. A second-alarm was quickly transmitted. Firefighters stretched multiple handlines and knocked down the heavy fire from the exterior as Engine Company 3 members entered though the front door. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire on the first-floor, however fire had extended to the attic through the walls. Firefighters continued to battle fire in the attic as crews continued to rotate due to the heat. It took just over one hour to bring the fire under control. Two firefighters were transported to the hospital for minor injuries. Mutual Aid from Englewood, Hackensack, Bogota, Bergenfield and Ridgefield Park assisted on scene. - CHRIS TOMPKINS

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A Valuable Commodity Chaplain's Corner Didymus McHugh

They say that trust is a valuable commodity, and it is. Many times trust has to be earned and not blindly given, except for some rare groups of people. One group of people that trust is given to is emergency services. Emergency services are trusted because when people call 911, they trust us with their lives, the lives of loved ones, and their property. They trust that we know what we are doing and that we can help the situation. We not only get people’s trust, but people also put their hope in us. When emergency services roll, we get situations that are beyond the client's skill set or resources. A mother hands over a child who is not breathing and they are hoping that we can bring breath to the child’s lungs. A family that has just found a relative on the floor, who has no heartbeat, is hoping that a defibulator and crew can perform CPR to give that person a heartbeat once again. Emergency services does not get the easy calls. We get called when a car may be wrapped around a tree or telephone pole. The crew has to work within the Golden Hour to get the person to the hospital. There may be a person trapped in a burning house. There may be hostages in a bank or supermarket, that law enforcement needs to rescue. In many situations, emergency services is given the trust and people put all their hope in us. Sometimes we may actually think about all the responsibility that is thrust upon us and it can be overwhelming. We know that when we have little innocent lives, it effects the crews even more. We know that the family put all their hope in us. Sometimes it is like they think that we can always bring people back from the dead. We also put our trust and hope in our officers and crew. We trust that our tools and our training will not fail us. We trust that our officers will utilize the resources that are available to them. There are even times when emergency services may feel helpless. Emergency Responders may have all the training in their brain,

the skill set at their fingertips, but they may not have the proper tools to do the work needed. One of the guys that I used to work with felt that way. He was extensively trained in heavy rescue and on a great team that performed vehicle extrications often. Well, he was following a relative who got into a really bad car accident. He felt helpless because the tools that he used were not there. His truck was not there. His crew was not there. He saw his relative in pain and knew how important the Golden Hour was, but he could not do anything to get the relative out. He had to put his hope that the town he was in would send the crew in time and that the crew would have the tools and knowledge to do what was necessary. There are times where we know what to do and can do it, but the officers will not allow it to be done. We may feel helpless but we may not have the same situational awareness that the officer may have. They may have the big picture in view and see that the floors are going to give out, or that the roof may collapse. BUT that does not take away the fact that some of the emergency service workers feel helpless. It may even be extremely difficult for us to handle after the incident, especially if there is a loss of life. I recently asked a group of emergency responders if they would have joined emergency services if they knew the horrors that they would be seeing. Like I figured, they said that they would do the job no matter what. To me, that is the answer of a true emergency responder; sacrifice ourselves for our fellow man. I, personally, hope that emergency services knows that the work that is done is noble work and that they should not feel helpless if they are doing all that they can and are trained to do. Anytime that emergency services has doubts they can always put the hope in God. If you do feel that you may have doubts or may feel helpless and need to talk with someone, you can reach out to a chaplain or someone from your local crisis team. We can always have people put their hope into God. He is always here for you. Thank you for all you do. Stay safe, Didymus McHugh

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Back in June, the Neptune Fire Department held a Large Diameter Hose Pipeline drill. All four Neptune fire companies participated and successfully delivered the volumes of water that were called for. The four companies included the Unexcelled Fire Co., Hamilton Fire Co., Shark River Hills Fire Co. and Liberty Fire Co.

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Multiple Crews Work to Help Evacuate Dozens of Residents in Little Falls Little Falls, NJ - On August 11th, crews from several towns aided the Little Falls Police and Fire Departments in evacuating dozens of families and their pets from an area bordering the rain swollen Peckman River. The river has a history of producing flash JUMP TO FILE# floods during major 083118125 storms. This time, the area was hit with more than five inches of rain within just a few hours. A nearby JeepDodge dealership had several of its vehicles swept away by the river's rushing waters, resulting in several of the vehicles becoming lodged where the river travels under Route 46. This caused the water to back up into areas where it had not been known to go before, taking residents and officials by surprise! There were no injuries reported, just a lot of hurt pride. Fire Department members from neighboring Wayne Township and Fairfield assisted their counterparts and PD from Little Falls with boats and military style vehicles to help rescue the residents. - RON JOHNSON

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IN SERVICE

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This 1994 Duplex/LTI 75-foot quint once served with the Berlin Boro VFD (Burlington County). Berlin Boro did an exchange, sending this unit to the Collings Lakes VFC (Atlantic County), receiving back a 1993 KME Excel pumper from Collings Lakes. The KME pumper is featured in the February/2018 issue.

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The Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital Fire Department in Morris Plains operates this 1996 Emergency One Cyclone II pumper. It has a 1500-GPM pump, 750-gallon water tank and 30-gallon foam tank. It originally served the Springfield, NJ Fire Department.

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Former Carteret Engine 2's 1987 Pierce Arrow 1500-GPM pumper is now part of the Pink Heals fleet, and known as "Alice".

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FACES OF NEW JERSEY’S EMERGENCY SERVICES

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Tony Amoroso, Vice President of Sales at Absolute Fire Protection Co. in South Plainfield, with his pal "TJ" (that stands for Tony, Jr.) at the office. Tony is also Chief Engineer at Bound Brook Relief Fire Co. 4 and company vice president. His love for animals has him active with shelters, as he tries to find homeless animals a good home. He also posts photos of animals in need of love and a home on his Facebook page with contact information to the various shelters. RON JEFFERS

BOB SHERMAN JR.

Hamilton Twp. (Mercer County) Fire Police Deputy Chief (South) Pete Possert has traffic control at Planet Fitness in Hamilton, for a reported "Odor of Smoke". Responding were Duty Chief John Retalis, Squad 12, Truck 13, and Engines 15, 16 and 18.

Deputy Chief Matthew W. Hoffman of the Readington Vol. Fire Co. (Hunterdon County Station 32).

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Members of the Kearny Fire Department stand by their 2018 Pierce Arrow XT 95-foot platform (Ladder Tower 2). (L to R): Deputy Chief J. DeGiovanni, Captain J. McCaffrey, FF’s M. Popola and J. Burgos, Captain G. Harris, and FF’s D. Gorkas and J. Ho. JOHN M. MALECKY

Jersey City 3rd Battalion Chief Sean O'Connor turns over a rescued cat to Jersey City Medical Center EMTs during a 3-alarm fire on Lincoln St., August 15th. The cat was revived and turned over to a grateful owner.


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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

BOB SHERMAN JR.

Hamilton Township (Mercer County) Station 12 volunteer Firefighter, Madison Chebra.


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EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES If you have photos you would like to see in our EMS feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

BEACHWOOD VOL. FD

K-9 Police Dog Rescued from House Fire in Beachwood Beachwood, NJ - At approximately 1:20 A.M. on August 18th, the Beachwood and Pine Beach Fire Departments responded to the report of a structure fire on Ship Avenue. Upon arrival, a well involved JUMP TO FILE# room and contents 083118116 fire was observed. Additionally, it was reported that two dogs were trapped in the residence, one being a K-9 Police Dog from a local police agency. The Manitou Park and Toms River Fire Departments were requested for assistance. Both of the dogs were sucessfully rescued from the home and were taken by EMS personnel for further treatment. One Beachwood firefighter sustained a minor injury during the fire. The fire was under control in approximately 45 minutes and units remained on scene for several hours to conduct extensive overhaul. The fire is under investigation by the Ocean County Fire Marshal's Office and the Beachwood Police Department. - BEACHWOOD VOL. FD

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Members of the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps monitor firefighters as they take a break from battling a three-alarm fire on Labor Day. BEACHWOOD VOL. FD


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FACES OF NEW JERSEY’S EMERGENCY SERVICES

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Just days before his 95th birthday, Maywood volunteer Firefighter George Steger, left, delivered his special cheesecake cupcakes to the quarters of North Hudson Tower Ladder 3, for 2nd Battalion Chief Bob Duane's retirement lunch. Steger has spent some 76-years in the fire service with both the former West New York FD, and in Maywood, where he is still active in firehouse duties.

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Teaneck Battalion Chief Zbierski commands the fire scene at a third-alarm in the township on September 3rd.

Standing in front of the newly dedicated Heavy Rescue Truck are some of the members of the build and design team from the Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad. (L to R): Joe Borowski, Frank Setnicky and Chris Miller. RICH MAXWELL

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Edison Firefighters Anthoney Robinson, left, and Samuel Kirkpatrick, of Engine 9, pose with their new Spartan 1500-GPM pumper.

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Englewood Firefighter Jason Bertero arrives on scene at a thirdalarm in Teaneck.


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Military Ocean Terminal at Bayonne (MOTBY) was a U.S. military ocean terminal located in the Port of New York and New Jersey that operated from 1942 to 1999. The base fire department was one of the best equipped in Hudson County. The Chief of Department at the time of closing was Keith Danis. Pictured here is his chief helmet.

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Jeep Crashes into Tree in Washington Twp., Injuring Driver Washington Twp., NJ - A Jeep Wrangler driven by an adult female on Springtown Road in the Township crashed into a tree at 6:05 P.M. on August 17th. The Jeep was traveling north on Springtown Road when it left the roadway about 3/10 of a mile north of Rosewood Lane, going to the right. The Jeep continued on, sideswiping a tree, knocking down two signs, and then crashing into

JUMP TO FILE #082218108 another tree and knocking it down. The driver was transported to St. Luke's Hospital Warren Campus by the Washington Rescue Squad. The northbound lane of Springtown Road was blocked by the tree until the Township DPW removed it.

Responding to the crash were the Washington Twp. Police Department (Patrol 76), Washington Rescue Squad (83 Squad), Washington Twp. Fire Department (Station 76), and Washington Twp. Public Works. The Washington Twp. Police Dept. is handling the investigation. - RICHARD MAXWELL

ALL IN THE FAMILY

"I joined the fire service in April of 2017 and it has quickly become a passion. May 19th, 2018 became the worst day of my life when my wife and I lost our son due to an infection during the pregnancy. I got this tattoo so he will always be with me, and to honor him because he is my hero for saving his mother." -FF Trevor Kelley, East Granby Fire Department

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Hackensack Deputy Chief Steve Kalman, right, with his son, Chris, a firefighter in Harrisburg, PA, assigned to Squad Co. 8, at the Hackensack FD's July 1st memorial service.


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Small Town in Argentina Gets a New Jersey Fire Engine Englewood, NJ - Through the kindness of the City of Englewood officials and the Fire Department, the town of La Guna Paiva, Argentina, will be getting a custom built fire engine to protect its citizens, replacing a commercial vehicle with a water tank. At Englewood Fire Headquarters, August 22nd, Fire Captain Mike Johnston turned over the ownership title of a 1998 Emergency One model pumper to Robert Nunez, Jr., president of the 911 FUND. Nunez, a Jersey City firefighter, and John “JB” Beslanovitz, donation coordinator and ex-chief of the West Keansburg Fire Company, accepted the pumper with gratitude for their fellow firefighters in another country. The 911 FUND was created after the 9/11 attacks on our country. The organization was conceived by former members of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) with all of their efforts being voluntary. The organization neither requests nor accepts financial contributions for the work that they do. Current members work to acquire fire apparatus, ambulances and related equipment and then donate it, along with training, to public safety organizations that need it. One hundred percent of the training and equipment is given free-of-charge to firefighters and emergency first responders, according to their website. Over the past years, the 911 FUND has donated emergency vehicles and equipment to Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Hati, Panama, Paraguay, Spain, South Africa and Uruguay. You can check out the 911 FUND website at www.911FUND.org. JB Beslanovitz, chairman of the donations committee, can be contacted at 732-546-0615 to pick up equipment, with the exception of five-inch LDH which is not used. Transportation of donated equipment and apparatus has typically been provided for free or at minimal cost from freight forwards and shipping companies, who share the organization's goals and values. City firefighters prepared old Engine 3 for the 911 FUND members along with operational infor-

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JUMP TO FILE #082818101 mation. This pumper was recently replaced with a new 2018 model. Also present was retired Jersey City Battalion Chief Charles Lind, Jr., who is president of the New Jersey Deputy & Battalion Fire Chiefs Association. “To date," Lind said, “through the members of the Deputy & Battalion Fire Chiefs Association, we have donated over 100 sets of PPE, apparatus and training to our brothers abroad.” Englewood Fire Chief Erik Enersen, who was on vacation, is a member of the fire chief's association. - RON JEFFERS

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In the center of the group, Englewood Captain Mike Johnston turns over the tile of former Engine 3 to 911 FUND President Robert Nunez, Jr.

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Rigs From Middlesex and Atlantic Counties This month we feature an extra photo due to the reduced dealer reporting. This is mainly due to the short interval between print dates and the time needed by them to prepare for the upcoming Firemen's Association Convention in Wildwood, which is always accompanied by an apparatus and equipment show. More new rigs from Middlesex County (they seem to get them quite often!) are featured here, and some from Atlantic County. To review them we first come to the Edison Division Fire who received three Spartan ER pumpers assigned to Engines’ 2, 6 and 9. They are 2018 Metro Star models with 1500-GPM pumps, 750gallon water tanks and a 6-kw generator. Two additional ones have been tagged on and are under construction. Also, Rescue 4, a 2017 Spartan Metro Star with 20-foot body, air cascade, 15-kw generator, Command Light and a 9,000-pound portable winch replaces one of the Freightliner rescue ambulances. They also received two light duty rescues on 2017 Ford F550 chassis with non-walk-in bodies fabricated by First Priority Emergency Vehicles. These two vehicles will be used alternately to save wear and tear and will ride as Rescue 5 which replaces another Freightliner rescue ambulance. One of the rescue ambulances was built by Rescue 1 Mfg., and the other by MedicMaster. Also in the same county is South Plainfield which received an E-ONE Cyclone II HP-100 platform quint with a Hale Qmax, 2000-GPM pump, UPF 300-gallon water tank and Smart Power 10-kw generator. It has a 1 ¾inch front bumper line and a TFT Hurricane 2,000-GPM monitor in the platform. The last from Middlesex County is New Brunswick’s Rosenbauer Commander 100-foot midmount platform which has a 10-kw generator. In Atlantic County, we are featuring two E-ONE’s from the Cardiff FC in Egg Harbor Township. The first is Tower 15, a 2000 Cyclone II with 2000-GPM pump, 125-gallon water tank and 105-foot platform. It has a 10-kw generator. The other is a 2018 rescue pumper on a Typhoon chassis. It has a 2000-GPM pump, 750-gallon water tank, 30-gallon Class “A" foam tank and 10-kw generator. Also in the county is the Collings Lakes FC in Buena Township and we chose their Tender 12-34, a 2000 Freightliner FL 112/S & S Infinity with 3000-gallon tank and 1250-GPM pump. This unit is also capable of fire attack and has five-inch hose behind the horizontal compartment doors at the driver’s side rear. In dealer news, Campbell Supply has delivered a Spartan ER Metro Star pumper to Rahway (Union County) with 1500-GPM pump, 750gallon water tank, 30-gallon foam tank and 6-kw generator. They are prepping a pumper for the Fair Lawn Fire Department in Bergen County. Defender Emergency Products has received an order from the Totowa 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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South Plainfield T-7, 2017 E-ONE Cyclone II 2000/300 with 100-foot platform and 10-kw generator. It was sold by Absolute Fire Protection.

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Edison E-9 is one-of-three 2018 Spartan ER, Metro Star pumpers. They are 1500/750 and have 6-kw generators. They were sold by Campbell Supply Co., LLC.

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Cardiff FC R-1517, 2018 E-ONE Typhoon, 1500/750/30A and 10-kw generator. It was sold by First Choice Fire Apparatus.

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Edison R-4, 2018 Spartan ER rescue with 20-foot body, 15-kw generator air cascade, 9000-pound portable winch and a Command Light. It was sold by Campbell Supply Co., LLC.

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Cardiff FC T-15, 2000 E-ONE Cyclone II 1500/125 with HP 105-foot platform and 10-kw generator. It was sold by First Choice Fire Apparatus.

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Edison R-5 is one-of-two 2017 Ford F-550/First Priority Emergency Vehicles, light duty rescues. JOHN M. MALECKY

New Brunswick T-1, 2016 Rosenbauer Commander 100-foot platform with 10-kw generator. It was sold by Defender Emergency Products.

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First Aid Squad (Passaic County) for a Medix RP-90 Metro Express ambulance on Ford E-350 chassis. Fire & Safety Services received an order from Jersey City (Hudson County) for a Pierce Enforcer pumper.

Pierce deliveries include an Enforcer pumper for Hamilton Township (Mercer County), an Arrow XT heavy duty rescue pumper for Bridgeton (Cumberland County), and a Velocity pumper and Velocity 75-foot quint

Collings Lakes FC T-12-34, 2000 Freightliner FL-112/S & S Infinity pumper/tender, 1250/3000. Five-inch hose is stored behind the horizontal compartment doors.

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with aluminum ladder for Lyndhurst (Bergen County). Blaze Emergency Equipment reports one Sutphen delivery and one Sutphen order. The delivery is in the Colts Neck VFD (Monmouth County)

and is a wet side pumper/tender. It is on a Kenworth T800 chassis with a Cummins ISX 15, 500-hp diesel engine. - CONTINUED ON PAGE 98


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Fire Damages Wayne Bagel Shop and Neighboring Businesses Wayne, NJ - On August 20th, Steins Bagel Café at 785 Hamburg Turnpike was damaged by flames, and neighboring businesses received smoke damage before firefighters were able to contain the fire. JUMP TO FILE# The alarm came 082118114 in at 8:11 P.M. from the nearby Planet Fitness located in the same strip mall as the café. Heavy smoke was reported from Steins and smoke was also visible from the exposure stores, prompting a three-alarm response due to the possibility of extension to the roof area and the rest of the strip mall. Companies were able to enter and find the seat of the fire quickly. The flames were extinguished and the businesses were ventilated. The fire was able to be placed under control in less than one hour with no injuries reported. - BILL TOMPKINS

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EMSCNJ Announces 2018’s Cadet Scholarship Recipients Sayreville, NJ – Fifty-one applicants competed this year for eight $1,000 scholarships from the EMS Council of New Jersey (EMSCNJ). The 89-year-old nonprofit EMSCNJ represents more than 250 volunteer EMS agencies throughout the Garden State. Squads from the EMSCNJ’s 17th District donated three of the scholarships in memory of deceased members: Bob Barbieri of the Totowa First Aid Squad; David Gourley of the Pompton Lakes/Riverdale First Aid Squad; and Daniel Vanderhook of the Hawthorne Volunteer Ambulance Corps. The Totowa First Aid Squad donated an additional scholarship in Barbieri’s memory. Eligible scholarship applicants were high school seniors planning to attend college this fall, and who are active participants on EMSCNJ-affiliated squads. A selection committee at Raritan Valley Community College reviewed the applications and chose the winners. “The caliber of students applying for the scholarships was extraordinary,” said Mary Claire Shiber, chairperson of the EMSCNJ’s Cadet Scholarship Committee. Following are the names of the 2018 Cadet Scholarship recipients, their squad affiliations, the schools they will attend, and their planned courses of study: Anthony Esposito-Sparta Ambulance Squad -University of Miami; Biology/Pre-Med -(Bob Barbieri Memorial Cadet Scholarship) Jonathan Fessock-Long Hill First Aid Squad -Mount St. Mary College; Nursing -(Bob Barbieri Memorial Cadet Scholarship)

Marc Greenwood-Ramsey Ambulance Corps -Ramapo College of New Jersey; Management/Law Enforcement -(David Gourley Memorial Cadet Scholarship) Sonal Mahindroo-Morganville First Aid & Rescue Squad -St. Bonaventure University/George Washington University School of Medicine; Biology/Pre-Med/Medicine

Mariella Pueblo-Tinton Falls EMS North -Brookdale Community College (2 years) -Montclair State University (2 years); Education

JUMP TO FILE #082118107 Jaime Silino-Tinton Falls EMS North -Molloy College; Nursing

Mark Steinberg-Verona Rescue Squad -Rutgers University-Newark; Criminal Justice/Forensic Science -(Daniel Vanderhook Memorial Cadet Scholarship) Kelly Waters-Somerville First Aid & Rescue Squad -Loyola University; Biology/Pre-Med - SYLVIE MULVANEY

EMSCNJ 2018 Cadet Scholarship recipients (L to R): Cadet Scholarship Committee Chairperson Mary Claire Shiber; Sonal Mahindroo (Morganville); Marc Greenwood (Ramsey); Kelly Waters (Somerville); Mariella Pueblo (Tinton Falls); Mark Steinberg (Verona); Jonathan Fessock (Long Hill); Anthony Esposito (Sparta); and EMSCNJ President Joseph G. Walsh, Jr.

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WORKING FACES If you have photos for our Working Faces feature please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com

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Firefighters Knock Car Fire in Franklin Twp.

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Bergenfield Fire Department Chief Chris Naylis providing mutual aid at a four-alarm fire in New Milford.

Franklin Twp., NJ - Firefighters were dispatched to a car fire with flames showing at 1:38 P.M. on August 27th. The first-due engine arrived to find the front end of a Chevy Impala fully engulfed in flames. The car was parked in the driveway of a residence on Anderson Avenue in the Township. Firefighters quickly attacked the fire with a handline, knocking the flames down. Once the fire was out, they completed an extensive overhaul of the vehicle. The vehicle suffered damage to the engine and front of the passenger's compartments. Responding to the fire were the New Jersey State Police Washington Station, Franklin Twp. Fire Department and EMS Division (Warren County Station 57).


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DRILLS/TRAINING If you have photos you would like to see in our Drills feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com

Firefighters in Marlboro attended a Pump Ops training class in August at the Robertsville Firehouse. Students were presented with various techniques and performed skills including basic pump operations, drafting, flow calculations and much more. The training was provided by All Hands Fire Training, based in Neptune City, NJ.

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Pitman, NJ - At 12:33 P.M. on August 26th, District 28 was dispatched to the area of 120 North Broadway for a smoke investigation. Assistant Chief Tetreault arrived in the area and located a JUMP TO FILE# "working dwelling 082718115 fire" on North Oak Ave., filling out the box. Crews arrived, placed multiple lines into service and started searches on a basement fire that had extended to the attic space due to the balloon frame construction. Firefighters working to enter the basement were met with a collapse of the stairs, dropping firefighters into the basement. One of the firefighters was removed quickly and transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The remaining firefighters were evaluated on scene and released. An EMS member was also transported for non-lifethreatening injuries. Due to the warm weather and firefighters being treated for heatrelated issues, Command requested multiple mutual aid companies to the scene for staffing, bringing the fire to four alarms. All companies worked hard to bring this stubborn fire under control. - ANDREW GRESKO

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ACTION SHOTS If you have photos you would like to see in our “Action Shots” feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

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Firefighters from two counties in NJ and PA fight a three-alarm fire in downtown Frenchtown, NJ on August 14th into the 15th after a heavy duty tow truck crashed into a Pizzeria on Bridge Street.

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Ramsey Rescue Squad Conducts Quick Extrication Ramsey, NJ - On the afternoon of August 31st, Ramsey Rescue responded to Route 17 southbound for a report of an overturned Jeep with a person entrapped. Rescue crews arrived on scene and promptly went to work to safely free the person from the vehicle. Crews began by using our hydraulic cutter to cut the top door hinge and the door window frame. Next, we used our eDRAULIC combination tool to force the driver side door open and start gaining access. Once the door was partially opened, crews used our hydraulic RAM to force the door away from the car, due to the

JUMP TO FILE #090418104 door’s embedment into the ground. Once opened (in only a total of seven minutes overall time), the person was able to safely be removed and transferred to the care of EMS. Thank you to Ramsey Police, Ramsey Ambulance, Ramsey, NJ Volunteer Fire Department, and Ramsey, NJ Office of Emergency Management for their response as well. As a testament to the speed

and response of our department, the following times were recorded: 2:21 P.M. - Initial request for Rescue. 2:24 P.M. - Rescue 423 responding. 2:27 P.M. - Rescue 423 on scene. 2:29 P.M. - Rescue 8 responding. 2:31 P.M. - Rescue 8 on scene. 2:34 P.M. - Patient was removed from the vehicle after only seven minutes and in the care of EMS. - RAMSEY RESCUE SQUAD

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Bergenfield Firefighters Andrew McGoldrick (left) and Izzy Infield vent the roof at a four-alarm townhouse fire in New Milford on July 29th.

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Pictured, we have the driver side of the vehicle on its roof, with our hydraulic RAM still in place.


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FACES OF NEW JERSEY’S EMERGENCY SERVICES

DRILLS/TRAINING

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Members of the Ocean Grove Fire Department and Neptune Special Operations Rescue Team conducted a rope rescue drill on August 6th. The drill included hauling and lowering, stokes basket victim packaging and basic rigging. The session was conducted at the beachfront. NEPTUNE SPECIAL OPERATIONS TEAM

RON JEFFERS

North Hudson Battalion Chief Robert Duane (white shirt) with members of the 2nd Battalion on his last tour before retirement, July 31st. He retired after 33-years of service, starting with the former West New York Fire Department. Before that, he spent 10-years with the former Hudson County Fire Department, at the Meadow View County Hospital in Secaucus, and rose to the rank of Chief. Chief Frank Montagne said he was "overly efficient" with paperwork. Deputy Chief Dave Donnarumma said B.C. Duane was a "great mix" as one of the guys, but got the job done. The members of his firehouse, on 43rd street, said they had confidence pulling up to an emergency scene with B.C. Duane in charge. "Group 4 is losing a big asset," Deputy Chief Donnarumma said.

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Back in April, members of the Union Fire Department participated in a 16-hour Boat Rescue Training Class. The participants performed a variety of skills and boat maneuvers as well as victim rescues. The training was conducted in the Point Pleasant Canal in Ocean County. All Hands Fire Training, based in Neptune City, provided the training and offers a variety of Water Rescue and Rescue Boat training.

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Hamilton Twp. (Mercer County) Station 16 "D" Platoon members, Captain Mike Balog, Apparatus Operator Frank Barkosky, and Firefighters Chris Cavalucci, Dave Jurado and Kyle Cislak, pose with their new 2018 Pierce Enforcer, Triple Combination Pumper, designated as Engine 16. Features include a 450-hp Cummins Engine, 1500-GPM single stage Waterous pump carrying 750-gallons of water, 1075feet of four-inch hose, 950-feet of two-and-a-half inch hose, 850-feet of one-and-three-quarter inch hose, 200-feet of one-inch booster line, and 200-feet of one-inch forestry hose.

Members of the Middletown Fire Department attended a 12-hour auto extrication class on June 24th. The class was held at Blewett's Junk Yard in Howell where students learned a variety of techniques and skills. The training was provided by All Hands Fire Training. WWW.ALLHANDSFIRE.COM


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Couple Extricated from Car Involved in Crash on Route 78 in Clinton Twp. Clinton Twp., NJ - First responders were dispatched to a crash with entrapment on Interstate 78 westbound at mile post 19.3, near the Petticoat Lane overpass, at 8:56 P.M. on August 23rd. A small SUV JUMP TO FILE# had crashed into the 083018126 back of a dump truck, trapping the driver and front passenger in the vehicle. There are three lanes of travel at that location; both vehicles were traveling in the far-left lane of the highway. Response to the scene was slowed due to highway construction in the eastbound lanes that had traffic reduced from three lanes down to one lane, which also had caused a backup of traffic for several miles. All of the responding apparatus had to utilize the eastbound lanes to respond to the scene. Rescue workers had to remove the roof and doors from the vehicle in order to extricate the victims from it. Once out of the vehicle, one occupant was taken to an awaiting State Police NorthStar Medevac, which had landed in the westbound lanes of the highway just past the crash scene. They were flown to Morristown Medical Center's trauma unit. The other occupant was transported by ground ambulance to Morristown Medical Center's trauma unit by Clinton Rescue Squad. The westbound highway was completely shut down while NorthStar was on the ground. Other times, the traffic was diverted to the shoulder to bypass the crash site. Traffic was backed up for miles on both sides, east for construction, west for the crash. The westbound lanes were opened back up around 10:45 P.M. Responding to the crash were the New Jersey State Police Perryville Station, Clinton Rescue Squad (45 Rescue), Annandale Fire Company (Station 46), and Paramedics from Hunterdon Medical Center. The State Police are handling the investigation.

RICH MAXWELL

First responders were dispatched to a crash with entrapment on Interstate 78 westbound at mile post 19.3, near the Petticoat Lane overpass, at 8:56 P.M. on August 23rd.

- RICHARD MAXWELL

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Members of East Brunswick Fire District 1 attended Pump Operations training in July. Students participated in various skills and evolutions for maximizing flows, troubleshooting, drafting and much more. The training was provided by All Hands Fire Training, located in Neptune City, NJ.

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Firefighters Respond to Report of Smoke Showing from Home in Mansfield Twp. Mansfield Twp., NJ - Township fire companies were dispatched to a report of smoke coming from the eaves and attic JUMP TO FILE# vents of a home on 083018112 Allen Road at 9:31 A.M. on August 28th. Police quickly arrived on scene, confirming the smoke condition. Tri-County Fire Chief was the first officer to arrive on location and requested Warren County Communications to upgrade the call to the first box alarm. Firefighters found a heavy smoke condition inside the residence, but were not able to locate the flames right away. Two handlines were stretched into the residence, one through the front door, the other through the garage door. The fire was eventually located and extinguished, but extensive overhaul was needed on the interior of the house to ensure that the fire was completely out. Allen Road was closed to traffic between Canterbury Lane and Hillside Terrace during the incident. No one was home at the time, and there were no reported injuries. Responding to the fire were the Mansfield Township Police Department (Patrol 28), Hackettstown Police Department (Patrol 78), Mansfield Fire Company (Station 28), Tri-County Fire Company (Station 29), Hackettstown Fire Department (Station 78), Independence Fire Company (Station 73), Bud Lake Fire Company (Morris County), Long Valley Fire Company (Morris County), Mansfield Rescue Squad (28 Rescue), and Hackettstown Rescue Squad for their REHAB and cascade truck (78 Rescue). Other fire departments were called up for cover assignments. Warren County Fire Marshal Joe Lake also responded to investigate the fire. All fire units cleared the scene at 12:28 P.M. and the Fire Marshal cleared at 12:39 P.M. - RICHARD MAXWELL

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Three-Alarm Blaze Destroys Popular Tavern in Lacey Township Lacey Twp., NJ - Just before 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 5th, the Lacey Twp. Fire Department was dispatched for a reported structure fire at Caffrey's Tavern, located at 440 Route 9 South in Forked River. JUMP TO FILE# Crews arrived 090518115 and found heavy fire showing from the roof. A secondalarm was quickly struck. Firefighters tried to attack the flames from inside the structure, but were ordered out due to conditions worsening. Crews then switched to a defensive attack. A third-alarm was struck for additional manpower to respond to the scene and also to cover stations. Crews responded from all over Ocean County to assist. Firefighting efforts were also hampered by the heat and humidity, with outside temperatures in the low 90's at the time of the fire. Using three ladder pipes and multiple hand-lines, firefighters finally started to get the upper hand on the blaze. Command placed the fire under control just after 1:00 P.M., but the tavern is considered to be a total loss. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. - ROMAN ISARYK

Crews work in the front of the structure.

ROMAN ISARYK JR

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Vehicle News

Saddle River has placed their first aerial ladder appara- Lyndhurst Engine 3 received a 2018 Pierce Velocity Saddle Brook Engine 3 has taken delivery of this 2018 tus into service with the acquisition of a new Spartan 2000-GPM/750-GWT/50-GFT pumper, sold by Fire & Pierce Impel 2000-GPM/500-GWT/75-foot quint, sold by 2000-GPM/750-GWT/103-foot quint, sold by Campbell Safety Services. Fire & Safety Services. Supply Co. RON JEFFERS

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Ho Ho Kus has placed into service a 2018 KME 1250- Community Fire Co. 1 in Wayne has placed into service Kearny Tower 2 has been assigned a 2018 Pierce Arrow GPM/300-GWT/109-foot quint that carries a total of 200- a 2018 Spartan 100-foot mid-mount platform, sold by XT model mid-mount 95-foot platform, sold by Fire & Campbell Supply Co. feet of ground ladders. Safety Services. RON JEFFERS

RON JEFFERS

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Englewood Engine Co. 3 has been assigned a 2018 Sea- Lyndhurst Engine Co. 1 replaced their standard pumper Kearny Engine Co. 3 received a 2018 Pierce Arrow XT with a 2018 Pierce Velocity 2000-GPM/75-foot quint, sold model 1500-GPM/750-GWT/50-GFT top-mount pumper, grave 1750-GPM/750-GWT pumper. by Fire & Safety Services. sold by Fire & Safety Services. RON JEFFERS

RON JEFFERS

Mount Freedom Fire Co. 3 recently received a 2018 Merck Engine 2, in Rahway, has been assigned this 2018 Spartan Metro Star Rescue Pumper. It has a 1500-GPM Pierce Enforcer 2000-GPM/250/350 Husky foam unit, pump, 750-gallon water tank and 30-gallon class 'A' sold by Fire & Safety Services. foam tank. It was sold by Campbell Supply Co. ADAM ALBERTI

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Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force Holds High Angle Rescue Drill Franklin Twp., NJ - At 8:00 A.M. on Sunday morning, August 26th, over 25 members of the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force (HCTRTF) “gathered” at a working farm in the Quakertown section of the Township. They were all there to conduct a hands-on rescue drill, which lasted for over four hours. The members knew that they were going there for a drill, but did not know what it was going to consist of, nor what type of rescue they would be presented with. The apparatus staged off of the property and were “dispatched” to an elevator rescue on the farm. The scenario that they were about to enter was set up for them by Assistant Chief Tom Hoffman of the Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad. The scene presented to the Task Force took place on a 100foot-high grain elevator tower which is situated near the barns on the farm. A trespasser had come onto the private farm wanting to climb up the grain elevator, and after almost making it to the top, panic set in and he became too scared to climb down. The owner of the farm and his son heard the person yelling for help. The farmer’s son, who climbs the tower regularly, decided to go up and help the person down. He donned his safety harness and fall protection, then climbed up to assist the trespasser down. But, (there is always a but), the farmer's son experienced a medical emergency on the way up the ladder. Falling off the ladder into his harness and stopped by the fall protection, he was unable to go up or down. Rescue dummies were placed on the elevator at two different levels to simulate the two victims. The Technical Rescue Task Force was dispatched to the scene for an “elevator rescue”. Apparatus and first responders arrived on the scene in a staggered manner, as they would in a real situation. First on scene was Clinton Rescue Squad's Heavy Rescue 45-5. Rescue Lt. Chris Querry was met by the farmer who told him a brief, but flustered version of the above story and that there

JUMP TO FILE #083018111 were at least two people up on the elevator. Clinton’s rig was followed shortly by Flemington-Raritan Rescue Squad's Heavy Rescue 495, then Whitehouse Rescue Squad's Heavy Rescue 22-5 and Lambertville Fire Company's Tower Ladder 17. Additional support vehicles and an EMS ambulance also arrived on location. After sizing up the situation and realizing it was not your traditional elevator, rescuers donned their safety gear and ascended the tower to secure both patients and check for the possibility of other victims. They built a rope system, called a skate block, made up of color coded ropes, pulleys, anchor points, harnesses, and other rescue equipment, attaching components to the grain elevator and anchoring ropes to the front of a Heavy Rescue Truck. Both victims/patients (dummies) were secured into rescue harnesses and then lowered to the ground one at a time, where EMS personnel could further tend to their needs. Once all first responders were safely back on the ground and the equipment was stowed back on the apparatus, a debriefing session was held over lunch. The Task Force would like to thank Tom Meyer, the owner of the farm, who was gracious enough to allow them to use his farmstead for this invaluable training. The Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force (HCTRTF) is a specialized group of first responders who are trained and equipped to handle the more complicated and technical rescue situations that may arise in Hunterdon County and surrounding areas. The agencies participating in the HCTRTF include the Whitehouse Rescue Squad (22 Rescue), Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad (45 Rescue), Flemington-Raritan First Aid & Rescue Squad (49 Rescue), Lambertville FD (Station 17), and the Hunterdon County Office of Emergency Management (Station 86).

One of the "victims" is lowered to the ground during the high angle rescue drill.

RICH MAXWELL

One of the task force members takes the easy way down off the 100-foot-high grain elevator.

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- RICHARD MAXWELL

Members of the HCTRTF pose for a group photo after taking part in a high angle rescue drill on a working farm in Franklin Twp. RICH MAXWELL


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THEN & NOW If your Department has photos you would like to see in our “Then & Now” feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com

Carteret Engine 2, a 1987 Pierce Arrow, was transformed into a Pink Heals fundraising unit. Below are before and after photos of the transformation.

ELECT BRIAN E. MARTONE “FIRST ASSISTANT SECRETARY” New Jersey State Firemen’s Relief Association State Office Currently 2nd Assistant Secretary

Cliffside Park Fire Department

Carteret Engine 2 before the transformation.

CHRISTOPHER RADOIAN

• Member of the Cliffside Park Volunteer Fire Department since 1998 • Held the rank of Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief, and Deputy Chief • Served as Department Chief for four years • Accomplished many positive things for the department during those four years • Also served as Secretary, Treasurer, and President of the Independent Hook & Ladder Company within the Cliffside Park Volunteer Fire Department • Continue to serve my department by holding the positions of Battalion Chief and Department Treasurer • Member of the New Jersey State Fire Chief’s Association Cliffside Park Fire Department

Local Relief Association

• Convention delegate for many years until becoming a Life Member • Held the positions of Representative and Trustee • Currently serve as the Trustee Chairman

Education and Training

CHRISTOPHER RADOIAN

Pink Heals, a.k.a. "Alice", after the transformation.

• Completed Fire Fighter 1, 2, & 3 at the Bergen County Fire Academy • Have also been a certified EMT as well as a Police, Fire, and EMS Dispatcher • Completed a Bachelors of Arts Degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University • Masters of Administrative Science Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University

Cliffside Park Police Department

• Police Detective for the last four years • Served ten years on patrol before the Detective Bureau assignment • Held Executive Board position, Sergeant of Arms, for the Police Union • Currently hold the position of Treasurer

Brian E. Martone (201) 370-3833 • bmartone15@gmail.com


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APPARATUS IN ACTION

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Mansfield Vol. Fire Co. (Warren County Station 28) Foreman Charlie Smith at a recent house fire in the Township. By the way he's bundled up, one would think the temperatures were cool that day, but to the contrary it was close to 90 degrees.

Teaneck Engine 3, a 2001 E-One 1500-1000-40A, first-due at a third-alarm house fire on September 3rd.

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EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT

DRILLS/TRAINING

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Bethlehem Township residents who were attending the annual Community Day at Heritage Park on August 25th got a special treat. The New Jersey State Police's NorthStar helicopter stopped by for a visit. Kids and adults alike, were able to take a close-up look at the aircraft. The aircraft is equipped for various duties, one including medical air transport.

New Jersey Emergency Medical Services Helicopter Response Program is a joint program with

the New Jersey Department of Health and the New Jersey State Police that provides rapid emergency transport and care for trauma patients in New Jersey. It's medically staffed by University Hospital in Newark and based at Somerset Airport in Bedminster, NJ.

From the NJSP Website: Since 1969, the New Jersey State Police Aviation Bureau has provided aerial support to the Division of State Police as well as other agencies requiring air-

borne assistance in accomplishing their goals. Over the years, the Bureau’s mission evolved and has grown into a 24/7 operation which serves as a Law Enforcement, Homeland Security and Search & Rescue entity as well as a MedEvac response provider. To meet the demands of its tasking, the Bureau has a fleet of eight (8) helicopters, five (5) state-of-the-art Agusta AW139s, two (2) Bell 206 Long Rangers, and one (1) OH58 military surplus helicopter.

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Back in May, All Hands Fire Equipment & Training equipped and trained members of the Pleasantville Fire Department with firefighter escape systems. Funding was provided by the Lieutenant Joseph DiBernardo Memorial Foundation. The foundation is based in Long Island and honors the memory of FDNY Rescue 3 Firefighter Joey DiBernardo who died from injuries sustained at a January 23, 2005 fire in the Bronx, known as the "Black Sunday" fire. Members received both the Basic End User and the Train-theTrainer program on the Sterling FCX Firefighter Escape System.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE If you have photos you would like to see in our “Tools of the Trade” feature, please upload them on our website, www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

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Pictured is a backpack belonging to one of the members of the Hunterdon County Technical Rescue Task Force (HCTRTF). Members are trained and equipped to handle the more complicated and technical rescue situations that may arise throughout the county and surrounding areas. The Task Force is made of the following agencies: Whitehouse Rescue Squad, Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad, Flemington-Raritan First Aid & Rescue Squad, Lambertville Fire Department, Quakertown Fire Company, and the Hunterdon County Office of Emergency Management. RICH MAXWELL

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Barnegat Twp. Fire Department Assist. Chief Dan Rooney on the radio while crews battle a three-alarm fire in Lacey Twp.

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Over 1,000-feet of five-inch supply line was used to supply water to the fire ground at a two-alarm barn fire on in Clinton Twp. on June 22nd.


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EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES If you have photos for our EMS 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 Action Shot feature, please upload them on our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com.

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Stafford Twp. EMS on scene with the Fire Rehab Unit at a three-alarm fire. The blaze destroyed a popular tavern in Lacey Twp. on September 5th.

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APPARATUS OF THE MONTH

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A look at what’s new with apparatus around the state with John Malecky

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Specs include a hale Qmax 1500GPM pump, 4000-gallon poly wet side tank, three 10-inch Newton Kwik Dump valves, four 2 ½-inch discharges, two 1 ¾-inch crosslays, one four-inch LDH discharge, one three-inch pre-piped deck gun and a 4000-gallon portable tank. One order is a custom rescue on a Sutphen Monarch chassis with eightseat cab for the Pinewald Pioneer FC in Berkeley Township (Ocean County). Specs include a 21-foot custom Sutphen extruded aluminum, non-walk-in rescue body, Cummins ISL 9, 450-hp diesel engine, two LED Command Light towers, Onan 25-kw PTO generator, Sierra booster pump, four 6,000-psi bottle air cascade system, double SCBA cylinder frag tank, roof coffin compartments, air and electric cord reels, storage for 16 SCBA cylinders and total compartment storage customization. (See the "Still in Service" feature in this issue for the current truck.) New Jersey Emergency Vehicles reports the following P.L. Custom ambulance deliveries: To the Brielle EMS (Monmouth County), a Type 1 Classic on a Forde F-450 chassis; to Bloomfield EMS (Essex County), a Medallion Type III on a Ford E-350 chassis, and a remount of the Ford F-450 chassis under a Classic module to the Bridgeton FD (Cumberland County).

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The Fairmount Fire Company No.1 in Washington Twp. (NJ) once used this 1949 International/Ward LaFrance 500/500.

The Washington Boro was once protected by this 1942 Seagrave 500/180.


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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.

In Essex County, the West Orange Fire Department has in service OPS-1, a 1997 Ford E-350/Braun, which was a former ambulance. It is stationed at fire headquarters. Inventory includes backboards, saws, decon kits, pigs to corral spills, tarps, a breathing air cart, decon drums, folding chairs, a Stokes litter, confined space fan and communication system, emergency escape breathing devices and a tripod.

RICH MAXWELL

Fire Destroys Pickup Truck at Car Dealership in Washington Twp. Washington Twp., NJ - First responders were called to a reported vehicle fire on the lot of Rossi Buick, Chevy, GMC on State Highway 31 in the Township on August 11th. Township police were first on the scene and found the front of a Ram pickup truck fully engulfed in flames at 10:50 P.M. Fire crews arrived on scene shortly after and quickly brought the fire under control. The pickup truck was at the end of the front row of used cars that were for sale at the dealership. The truck was completely gutted by the fire. A Nissan pickup that was parked next to it also suffered some fire damage. The shoulder on the north-

b o u n d JUMP TO FILE #082218102 side of S t a t e Highway 31 was closed off during the incident. The dealership was closed at the time of the fire and there were no reports of any injuries. Responding to the incident were the Washington Twp. Police Department (Patrol 76), Washington Twp. Fire Department (Station 76), and the Washington Rescue Squad (83 Rescue). The fire is under investigation by the Police Department’s detective bureau.

West Orange OPS-1, a 1997 Ford E-350/Braun, is a former ambulance.

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-RICHARD MAXWELL

DRILLS/TRAINING

If you have photos for our Drills feature please upload them on our website www.1stResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@1stResponderNews.com

Neptune Township Special Operations Team conducted a Confined Space Rescue training session back in May at the NJ American Water plant in the township.

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Rear and inside view of West Orange's OPS-1.

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Tree Service Truck Crashes and Rolls Over in Franklin Twp. Franklin Twp., NJ - A tree trimming service truck was traveling south on Croton Road (CR 579) just before it crashed and rolled over around 3:45 P.M. on August 16th. The sole occupant of the truck was JUMP TO FILE# an adult male, who 082218107 escaped injury and was out of the vehicle when first responders arrived on the scene. The truck, owned by Rich Tree Service, went partially off the road going to the right, then traveled back onto the road and crossed over to the opposite side before finally going off the road completely and rolling over in a ditch. Croton Road was closed between Allens Corner Rd. and Oak Grove Rd. until the roadway was cleared. It was reopened around 5:45 P.M. Responding to the crash were the Franklin Twp. PD (Patrol 91) as well as the Quakertown Fire Co. and its EMS Division (Station 91). Franklin Twp. Police are handling the investigation. - RICHARD MAXWELL

A tree trimming service truck was traveling south on Croton Rd. (CR 579) just before it crashed and rolled over on August 16th.

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