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Jersey City Fire Races Through Heights Neighborhood JERSEY CITY, NJ - An early morning fire tore through an occu­ pied two-story wood-frame dwelling and spread to exposures, displacing some 18 residents, on August 25th. Shortly before 3:00 A.M., a full as­ signment was dis­ patched to 10 Irving Street for a fire with a report of two occu­ pants trapped. En­ gine 14 arrived to report heavy fire in a dwelling, fire be­ tween two dwellings, two buildings involved, and the radio transmission ended with the order to strike a secondalarm. As fire companies arrived and stretched hose lines, live overhead power lines fell on Ladder Co. 7's apparatus, in front of the fire build­ ings. News 12 New Jersey reported that four firefighters suffered in­ juries ranging from minor shock and burns. A third-alarm was trans­ mitted by Deputy Chief Joe Menendez. Two residents said they jumped about six-feet from the building to escape the flames. Sev­ eral EMS units were on the scene tending to residents and firefight­ ers. Approximately seven firefight­ ers were injured. Some suffered from heat exhaustion and dizzi­ ness. The Jersey City Gong Club canteen unit arrived on the scene and the crew immediately distrib­ uted bottled water to firefighters along the street and at their vehicle. Fourth and fifth alarms were sounded for additional resources, on this humid morning, in the mid­ dle of a heat wave that hit the met­ ropolitan area afterTropical Storm Henri left its mark. Flames broke through the roof of number 10, and flames also ex­ tended to 12 and 14 Irving Street. Firefighters were ordered off of the

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Jersey City firefighters battled a fast-moving fire involving homes on Irving Street, August 25th. Several firefighters were treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and 18 residents were displaced. roof of the original fire building due to the heavy fire condition. Residents stood in the street and on porches across the street and watched their homes burn. They were also concerned about their pets that did not escape with them. They were crying for their cats. The crowd applauded when a firefighter brought out one cat to be reunited with its owner.

The main body of fire was dark­ ened down shortly after 4:00 A.M., and the multiple-alarm was declared under control around 5:40 A.M. The Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force was on the scene to begin an investigation into the cause of the fire.

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First Responder Model Show Returns for All to Enjoy

Notes from Ron Jeffers

After an absence in 2020, due to COVID-19, scale model fire appa­ ratus, EMS units and police vehi­ cles “responded” to the PAL building, on Baldwin Road, in Par­ sippany for the 6th annual “North Jersey Fire Feast” show. In the past, this show was organized under the name o f The Fraternal Order o f Leather Heads o f North­ ern New Jersey. Twenty-one modelers displayed their collection o f models and cus­ tom made replicas o f emergency vehicles in 1:87, 1:64, 1:43 and 1:37 scales, according to the event organizer, Millburn Fire Captain Steve Jason. The captain had a large display, on several tables, of his own models. Model builders and collectors, along with those who attended the show, came from New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Connecticut and New Hampshire. In addition, a dozen emergency vehicles showed up for a mini-pa­ rade that ended in the PAL parking lot, where they were put on display for the young and old to inspect and enjoy. Maybe, some o f the young participants will be encour­ aged to seek a career in public safety? Due to all o f the weather reports concerning the approaching tropi­ cal storm Henri, the number o f par­ ticipants and apparatus were lower than in past years. Luckily, the heavy rain didn't start until the show was over. According to news reports, Parsippany received 5.11 inches o f rain. Also participating at the show were vendors o f fire service related products. This included firefighting equipment, patches, tee shirts, toys, magazines and books. Services such as First Net from AT&T and State Farm Insurance were also on hand. Many of the models were either scratch built or modified from stock emergency and standard ve­ hicle models that are produced and sold by the industry. “Kit bashing” is another term used. Accurate miniature vehicles were on display depicting munici­ pal apparatus from such venues as Chicago, Boston, Providence, San Francisco, New Jersey and the FDNY and NYPD. There was even a burning commercial building, with flickering flames behind win­ dows, representing the Susque­ hanna Hat Company! It was assembled by Joe Siciliano. These modelers, from various states, are close. During the show,

they produced a birthday cake for modeler Steven Fleet, of Maryland. Traveling down from upstate New York, retired police sergeant and past chief o f the Morrisville, N.Y., FD., Steve Brody summed it up by describing the show as “ex­ cellent mental therapy”. DOWNS: A 3-alarm fire de­ stroyed a barn on Millstone River Rd. in Hillsborough, Aug. 14th. There were no injuries. Several horses that were in the barn were led to safety by property owners, officials said. UPS: Four Trenton firefighters have received the American Legion Firefighter o f the Year Team Award for their rescue o f an unconscious resident within minutes o f arriving at a dwelling fire on MLK Blvd., in 2020. Captain Vincent Przemieniecki and Firefighters Akiyse Watkins, Peter Mancini and Michael Szabo, o f Rescue Co. 1, were presented with their award at the Trenton War Memorial, on Aug. 7th. DOWNS: A 2-alarm fire in an in­ dustrial building on MLK Ave., in Morris Township, called in numer­ ous mutual aid fire companies to as­ sist, on Aug. 18th. UPS: In August, the Ocean Beach V.F.C. received a new Safeboat 31 with a 500-GPM pump. DOWNS: One firefighter was in­ jured due to a fire involving a Fifth Avenue home in the Pine Lake sec­ tion of Manchester, Apr. 18th. Two dogs and a pet bird were rescued by firefighters and appeared un­ harmed, officials said. The fire­ fighter was treated and released from Community Medical Center. UPS: Members and friends of the Maywood Fire Department cele­ brated retired Firefighter George Steger's 98th birthday with a party at the New Jersey Firemen's Home in Boonton, Aug. 15th. Steger was also chief o f the former West New York Fire Department's auxiliary force. DOWNS: A fire raced through a home on Zimmerman Ave. in Pennsauken, Aug. 23rd. Firefighters rescued one person from the burn­ ing building, officials said. UPS: Jim Bantin has been pro­ moted to Deputy Chief of the EMS Division of the Elizabeth Fire De­ partment. DOWNS: On Aug. 23rd, Hobo­ ken Volunteer Ambulance Corps members took a patient down to an ambulance in a stair chair. They switched the patient to a stretcher and leaned the stair chair against the side o f the ambulance to load the patient into the “bus”. When they returned to get the stair chair, it was gone. The item is worth about $3,000, according to a Facebook post. Note: The stair chair was later recovered. UPS: Englewood Fire Chief Erki Enerson commended the heroic ac­ tions o f city Firefighter Brian Comitto and Police Officer John Me Connel, who rescued three oc­

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Toy show organizer, Millburn Fire Captain Steve Jason, had a large display of his "Greenboro Fire Department" apparatus, firehouse and a fire scene at the North Jersey Fire Feast in Parsippany.

cupants o f a burning Green Street dwelling, on the morning of Aug. 22nd. All three occupants were taken to a local hospital and treated for “varying injuries”. The police officer sustained injuries and was treated at Englewood Hospital. DOWNS: A tanker task force was called in to battle a dwelling fire on Sweet Hollow Rd., in Alexandria Twp., Aug. 21st. UPS: The Absecon F.D. will cel­ ebrate a building dedication and housing on October 23rd at 544 New Jersey Ave., from 1 to 5 p.m. There will also be a parade starting at noon. DOWNS: Kearny Firefighter Francis “Frankie”McAllister, 39, succumbed to cancer on Aug. 3rd. He was on the job for 5-years. His wife, Emily Dolaghan McAllister, is the daughter o f retired Harrison Fire Chief Thomas Dolaghan. Fire­ fighter McAllister was described by a colleague as “one o f the nicest guys you would ever hope to know". UPS: New Jersey's Task Force 1 was deployed on August 29th to the Gulf Coast to assist local agencies in the area hit by Hurricane Ida. A Type 3 US&R Team consisting of 45 members, in 35 technically skilled positions, and 10 ground support personnel left from Wall Township. DOWNS: Keith Pinto, a 19-yearold lifeguard, was killed and 7 other people injured after they were struck by lightning along the beach­ front in the South Seaside Park area

o f Berkeley Township, Aug. 30th. The victims who survived the strike suffered headaches, dizziness and hearing issues. They were taken to the hospital and treated, according to NBC Philadelphia. UPS: On August 31st, Newark officials assembled on West Bigelow Street and broke ground for the construction o f a new 100,000-square-foot building that will be used to train city police and fire personnel. Construction is ex­ pected to be compete by 2023. DOWNS: A tractor-trailer carry­ ing M&M chocolate candies caught fire on Meadowlands Parkway in Secaucus, Aug. 31st. Many yellow bags o f peanut M&Ms covered the roadway. UPS: New firefighters in Passaic are: B. Morales, B. Smyre, C. Her­ nandez, I. Figueroa, J. Concul, N. Gonzalez, R. Bonner and T. Wom­ ack. DOWNS: A tractor-trailer crashed into a one-story commercial building on Cox St. in Roselle, Aug. 31st. Union and Elizabeth Special Operations teams were called in to work with local firefighters to shore up the building and make it safe temporarily, officials said. UPS: Cliffside Park will receive $727,272 in Department of Home­ land Security funds to acquire a new tower ladder and replace a 34-yearold unit. DOWNS: During the heavy rain brought by Tropical Storm Ida, a man became struck beneath the Temple Street bridge, off of Presi­

dential Blvd. in Paterson, Sept. 1st. How he ended up there was not im­ mediately determined. Paterson firefighters cut a small survey hole and found the man alert and con­ scious, officials said. They then cut out a larger hole using jackhammers and other heavy equipment to extri­ cate the victim. He was taken to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center for treatment. UPS: Rutherford will receive $238,095 in AFG funds to upgrade communications equipment. DOWNS: During tropical storm Ida, the roof of the U.S. Postal Serv­ ice Greater Newark Processing and Distribution Center, in Kearny, col­ lapsed, injuring ten people, with seven being hospitalized. A UASI response was dispatched to the scene. UPS: New firefighters in Jackson are Ben Rossi and Vincent Nicosia. DOWNS: During Ida, two houses and a banquet hall burned to the ground on Knopf St. and Boesel Ave. Fire apparatus could not get to the scenes because o f floor waters. UPS: New firefighters in Lakewood are: Leiby Friedman, Shawn Strubeck, Mordy Goldstein, Dan Sanchez, Neil Lelievre, Mark Johns - C O N T IN U E D ON PAG E 12


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Montague, NJ Dedicates New Long-Awaited Firehouse MONTAGUE, NJ - The Mon­ tague Volunteer Fire Department celebrated the opening o f a new long-awaited, much-needed firehouse on Saturday, August 7th. Lo­ cated at 277 Clove Road in Montague, the approximately 10,000-square-foot building allows room for all of the department’ s vehi­ cles and equipment, as well as a side community room township center. It is expected to not only bring more ease to responses, but also safer, faster, and even more efficient operations overall. The building was dedicated by fire department and town officials, as well as a large number of MVFD firefighters, families, visiting depart­ ments, and community residents. Chief Ryan Riegel introduced 92-year-old life member Jim Car­ penter, one-of-ten men who founded MVFD in 1950. Carpenter’ s group helped to also incorporate the de­ partment in 1951, and oversaw the physical construction o f the town­ ship’ s first firehouse. That original firehouse, also on Clove Road, re­ mains near the new one. Carpenter recalled that the de­ partment’ s first apparatus came from Bloomfield Fire Department. It was purchased for $100, which included hoses and other equipment, as well as instructions and firefighting les­ sons from Bloomfield’ s firefighters. “ Ten people got together back then to form the department, and we each contributed $ 100 toward a fire­ house,’ ’Carpenter recalled. “ We then asked around, and we were able to get equipment that was not being

used by other departments.’ ’ MVFD’ s website lists the 10 founders as Carpenter and Dr. E.J. VanGieson, John Ardler, Lloyd Coss, Eston Myers, Donald Cole, Theodore Brace, Robert L. West­ brook, Joseph Zitone, and Irving Aber. Besides contributing the re­ quested funds, each helped to cut and deliver wood and other materi­ als for the firehouse, assist with hand-digging a well, and spent many weekends helping to construct the building. While today’ s fire­ house and water supply may not have been garnered in this 70-yearss ago style, it means no less to today’ firefighters and community. Carpenter said he was grateful to attend the August dedication of the new firehouse, a building he said was needed for the growing depart­ ment and protection of the increased population and settlement of rural Montague Township. Land for the new location was cleared for construction in 2019, ground broken in 2020, and movein day and dedication held this year. MVFD’ s chief said the new quarters offers a building, equipment, and a place for the increasing number of dedicated volunteers to be prepared for the protection of and response to the region it serves. Riegel said the most value o f the new house for the members is their safety. He said now that all trucks are in one building, the members don’ t have to get their gear from one building and run across the street to get on a truck in another building (the first firehouse). As far as the community, he said they are now able to respond to scenes quicker and with crews dressed and ready to work coming off the trucks. “ We have a beautiful new build-

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There is plenty of room for the many dedicated Montague VFD firefighters to store their equipment, vehicles, and other vital gear and supplies, as well as to train and gather in the new firehouse.

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Montague FD members during the new firehouse dedication on August 7th, (Front row): Ryan Riegel, Kaitlin Frato, Edward Brown, Diavante Corum, Tim Lemin, Ed Smith Jr, John Conroy, Doug Drake, Mike McMickle, Doug Bender, Logan Nemeth, Matt Brown, James Ledonne; (Back row): Pete Smith, James Carpenter, Mark Lewandowski, Colby Westervelt, Josh Moran, Joe Serrecchia, Rich Nemeth, Alan Berkenbush, Ed Smith, Sr., Bill McCullough, Bill Dickson, Ed Brown, John Carlano, Keith Lamberson, Alex Dickson, Dylan Bu hold, and Dave Coss. ing, great equipment in it, and a good bunch of firefighters to run it,” Riegel told those gathered for the of­ ficial dedication and day-long cele­ bration. “Our members are dedicated to serve the community. We take pride in our quick response and ag­ gressive action to safe life and prop­ erty.” Montague Volunteer Fire De­ partment Roster 2021 —2022 Officers: Chief 1 Ryan Riegel, Chief 2 Dave Coss, Fire Captain Mike McMickle, EMS Captain Keith Lamberson, Fire Police Cap-

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Ups & Downs Continuedfrom Page 8 DOWNS: In Gloucester County, Harrison Township was hit by a Tornado. Mayor Louis Manzo said about 125 homes were damaged and about 20 will be razed. Mullica Hill was also hit hard. LIPS: Newly promoted lieu­ tenants in Belleville are: Michael Corino, Nicholas Galante, Chase Hamilton, Richard Hromoko and Cosm o Mauro. DOWNS: Flames consumed the rear o f a Line St. dwelling in Cam­ den, Sept. 4th. One occupant was rescued according to Fire Officers

Local 2578's Facebook page. This was the second dwelling fire of the day. UPS: Ridgefield Park Volunteer Firefighter Donald Vorhees, of H & L Co. 1, has retired from active duty after 53-years o f service. In July, he handed his grandson. Fire­ fighter Nick Arciuolo, his badge number. FF Vorhees was described as one o f the best aerial ladder op­ erators in the company's history, according to the company's Facebook page.

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Ridgefield Park Firefighter Donald Vorhees, of H & L Co. 1, receiv­ ing his 50-years service award in 2018. He has now retired from active duty and turned over his badge number to his grandson, FF Nick Arcivolo.

Retired Fireboat John D. McKean, named after FDNY Ma­ rine Engineer John D. McKean who was severely burned during a gas explosion on another fireboat, will soon be opening up to the public as a floating museum. The John D. McKean served from 1955 until its retirement in 2010. During its time o f service, the McKean responded to and

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Changing of the Guard at Absolute Fire Protection in South Plainfield SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ Mike Pizio has retired as President and Partner of Absolute Fire Protec­ tion, and Anthony "Tony" Amoroso has been named President of the Corporation. Tony started in the fire service in 1986 in South Bound Brook, where he is cur­ rently a Life Member. In 1995, Tony joined Relief Fire Company #4, where he is cur­ rently the Chief Engineer, Vice President and a Life Member. Tony is also a NJ State Li­ censed Level 2 Fire Instructor at Somerset County Emergency Serv­ ices Training Academy in Hillsbor­ ough since before 1986 where he started with his father and other founding members of the Somerset County Firemen's Association be­ fore he was old enough to join the fire department. The Corporation consists of three equal partners, all of which have been at Absolute for over 34 years each. Anthony "Tony" Amoroso as President, Salvatore Giannotta as Vice President, and Frank Wrublevski as Secretary/Treasurer. Absolute is celebrating its 75th year in business this year and will be hosting an open house on Friday, October 15th. Anyone interested in attending the open house can RSVP on their website (www. absolutefire, com), or by emailing Eileen @absolutefire. com E-ONE customers are urged to bring their current E-ONE trucks to the open house and RSVP as well. There will be door prizes, trophies and refreshments.

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Breast Cancer: a Fire Chief's Journey from Discovery to Diagnosis to Treatment The following story is probably more personal information than I would nonnally share, but if my ex­ perience could help any of my s all brother & sister firefighters, it’ worthwhile. Products of combustion, chemicals and the other contaminants we're exposed to are the enemy. Wear your PPE, decon your gear & equip­ ment, and wash your dirty hands! In February of 2019,1was diag­ nosed with breast cancer. Yes, men can get breast cancer but it is very rare. We were told that men only make up 1% of all cases and that the specific type I had, “ mucinous colloid carcinoma”,was rare as well. About six weeks later I underwent a mastec­ tomy, where they surgically removed my entire right breast. As scary as my diagnosis and treatment was, they pale in comparison to the frightening reality that my cancer almost wasn’ t discovered, or it may have been found much later than it was, result­ ing in a more dire outcome. The rea­ son for the delay would have been my ignorance and fear. My whole story is considerably longer than could be published here, but there are a few important components that I believe need to be shared. I’ m a guy in my 50’ s, and of course I have lumps and bumps, that’ s part of getting older. So when I felt a small lump under my right nip­ ple, I didn’ t think much of it. I can’ t tell you how long I ignored it, but it had to be several months, or even a year. Eventually I asked my doctor about it during my annual CDL phys­ ical; he took a look and decided to write me a script for a mammogram and I remember thinking to myself “ yeah right, like I’ m gonna get a mammogram”. So I folded it up, put it in my wallet and out of my mind. Probably the luckiest thing that has ever happened in my life is that several weeks later, I injured my back. I still don’ t know exactly what the cause was, but it was bad, real bad. It resulted in a chiropractor send­ ing me for an x-ray and while I was at the radiology office, I decided to pull out the script for the mammo­ gram that I’ d been carrying around.

everything they removed from me. The results came back, I did not need chemo but would have to go for 25 sessions of radiation therapy. I will After admonishing me for not acting say the radiation sucked, but it was on the script sooner, they scheduled over in 5 weeks and I moved on. The me for a mammogram, and thank final part of the treatment plan was God they did. EXiring the test, the ra­ the need to take Tamoxifen for the diologist was immediately concerned next five to 10 years to help prevent and had the technician do an ultra­ any remaining cancer cells from find­ sound. After looking at those results ing a new home. And that’ s where I he came in and told me the “ mass” am today, doing pretty good, going had characteristics of a “ cancer”,and for my six month checks. I need to contact a surgical oncologist I’ m lucky and my final outcome immediately for a consultation. He could have been much worse. To my basically finished off by saying I brother and sister firefighters: while should “ keep my spirits up and con­ there is no definitive proof that 30+ sider this the beginning of a journey years of firefighting has anything to and not the end of the road”.To say I do with my cancer, it is also impossi­ was floored would be an understate­ ble to prove that it didn’ t. There is no ment. history of this disease in my family After some research and consul­ and I don’ t have any of the known ge­ tation we decided to go with the Rut­ netic markers. There is an ever-grow­ gers Cancer Institute of New Jersey ing list of cancers that firefighters (RCINJ), which is part of the Robert contract at a higher rate than the gen­ Wood Johnson system. My wife and eral public and our industry is paying I went to meet the surgeon for the first much more attention to this issue. time and we both immediately liked Products of combustion and other her. She had a great bedside manner contaminants that we are exposed to and was very informative. She de­ are the enemy; wearing your PPE and cided to waste no time and took sev­ perfonning decon are the first steps to eral biopsies of the mass right there protecting ourselves. Rotate hoods, in the office. She was also very hon­ clean your gear and wash your hands est and held nothing back. Based on after every ran or touching any equip­ the radiology results and her exam, ment. Please take this issue seriously the most likely course of action and take the steps to protect you and would be a mastectomy (total re­ your family. If something doesn't moval) of my right breast. Once the look or feel right, get it checked. biopsy results confirmed the cancer Don’ t let fear or arrogance stop you diagnosis, she wanted to waste no from doing the right thing, and don’ t time and “get it out”.I was scheduled make the mistake I made and delay for surgery on March 25th, 2019. treatment. Never forget...EVERY­ The weeks leading up to the pro­ ONE GOES HOME! cedure were full of tests, scans and in­ Bio: Robert Dorman is currently terviews. The actual surgery took the Apparatus Training Coordinator about 3.5 hours and I was on my way fo r Fire & Safety Services. Tie's the home the next day. From what I was former owner o f Jersey Fire & Res­ told, everything went well and I ac­ cue in Metuchen, a former US Army tually felt pretty good. My chest was Combat M edic and EMT. H e has bound in a giant ace bandage and it been a firefighter fo r 33 years and took me a few days to build up the has served as the Chief o f the courage to actually look at the site. I Metuchen Fire Department fo r the also had two drains in place that I was past 15 years. told could come out in two or three weeks. The next step was to deter­ -ROBERT DONNAN mine if chemo or radiation treatment would be required, based on tests of Jump to file #090821105

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Burn Foundation Artist Aided by the NJ Forest Fire Service For the 41st year of his part­ nership with the Burn Foundation and its annual fundraiser at the NJ State Firemen's Convention in Wildwood, NJ, artist Joseph M. Getsinger wanted to create som e­ thing unique. Co-worker and firefighter. Rich Dale, suggested a “Wildfire” scene honoring the Forest Fire Service. Over the years, J oe’ s work has depicted many aspects of emergency response featuring firefighters and their equipment, their history, and various evolu­ tions of the first responder experi­ ence. The 2021 painting will be Joe’ s first to feature the Forest Fire Service in action. The Burn Foundation was es­ tablished in 1973 to provide fundraising for the emerging spe­ cialty for the treatment of burn in­ juries. The foundation was formed with the mission to provide assis­ tance to burn patients, their fami­ lies and the institutions that treat them. Over the years the four (4) regional Burn Centers at Crozer Chester Medical Center, St. Christopher’ s Hospital for Chil­ dren, Temple University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, their patients, families and staff, have all benefited from contributions raised at various events throughout the years. But none is more important than the annual NJ State Firemen's Con­ vention in Wildwood. Joe Getsinger’ s art has been a major influence in the foundation’ s suc­ cessful fundraising efforts in Wildwood for 41 years. To get the ball rolling with this year’ s painting, Joe called As­ sistant State Fire Warden/K9 Han­ dler of the New Jersey Forest Fire Service, William J. Donnelly of Division “C ” headquarters. Bill responded that he and his crew would be honored to assist the Burn Foundation and the artist. He s art, and his crew knew o f J oe’ some o f which is displayed at their headquarters. In early March o f 2020, Getsinger met with Donnelly and his crew and set up a photo shoot in the Mays Landing Forest. The crew was ready with equipment and manpower. Joe learned many facets o f the o f New Jersey State Forest Firefighters and their ex­ pertise, not only in extinguishing fires, but also how to prevent them from spreading. The scenario for the painting shows a wildfire traveling to the crew ’ s area of operations and what the Forest Fire Service mem­ bers do to mitigate its spread. The artist also incorporated the NJ Forest Fire Service airplane shown dropping an extinguishing agent from above and the Fire Tower. Joe found the photo shoot and exercise a terrific learning experi­ ence about the NJ Forest Fire Service and its great group of ded­ icated professionals.

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Residents Escape Apartment Explosion in Paterson PATERSON, NJ - As the height o f the wind and rain from the remnants o f Hurricane Ida passed over Northern New Jersey, a two-and-a-half story frame OMD exploded with a force that left debris scattered several resi­ dences away. At about 12:35 A.M. on Sep­ tember 2nd, while many Paterson units were in service assisting and rescuing people from the effects o f the severe flooding that was happening throughout the city, a huge explosion flattened an apart­ ment building at 38 Canal St. Heavy fire was soon consuming the pile that was left and several cars out front. A second structure at 40 Canal was seriously dam­ aged. Canal Street is a very nar­ row dead end that only allowed apparatus to pull in single file. The first-in tower ladder quickly set up and was supplied by Engine 1 behind it. One hand line and the tower were able to keep the flames to the original building. A second-alarm was transmitted for water supply. Amazingly, none o f the reported 15 residents were injured. It is be­

lieved that a gas leak was detected and all the occupants evacuated before the blast. The exact cause is under investigation. While this was happening, Pa­ terson first responders were ex­ tremely busy with the effects of the storm. Paterson Mayor Sayegh reported that about 250 people were rescued from flooded cars and buildings, including two EMTs and a patient from an am­ bulance that was overrun by flood waters. There was also an amazing rescue o f a man that became trapped underneath a bridge. Pa­ terson Chief Brian McDermott stated that the man could not be reached from the outside due to the quickly rising waters and the debris against the bridge. In a race against the clock, firefighters cut through 10-inches o f concrete and rebar and a steel plate to reach and remove the man.

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Ministry of Presence Chaplain's Corner Didyrms McHugh When you are around chap­ lains you may hear the phrase "ministry o f presence", but what is it and what does it look like? Well, I'll share something with you; anyone can have the min­ istry o f presence. Many times, it is just being there that may help people feel more comfortable. Recently, I have been re­ minded that when the military is around, we feel safe. When law enforcement is around, people may feel safe. When firefighters are around, people may feel safe. When a child's parents are around, a child should feel safe. When a faith leader is around, people may feel safe. The person may not need the services, but it is just seeing that help is standing by that may bring down the stress level. They may not need to say a word or do anything. It is just knowing that they are ready. What is it for you, that all you need to do is know that is around you that makes you feel better. It's like having a fire extinguisher around; you may not need it, but you feel better having it around. In the Bible, there is an exam­ ple o f the ministry o f presence. When Job lost everything, his friends showed up and just sat with him for seven days. They did not say a word because they could see the grief that Job was going through. Then all the trouble started as soon as they opened their mouths. Sometimes it is just best to be there and not say any­ thing than trying to fill the silence with anything. The ministry o f presence is different things. It is a mother up all night, when the child is sick. It is visiting someone in the hospi­ tal. They may be in a coma or dying and you may just sit there and hold their hand. It is when we know that there may be a threat of violence or a riot and we see that law enforcement or military is ready to handle the situation. When I work with one organ­ ization, they want to know how many people each person has worked with. I do not worry that my numbers may be as high as other people. My work is differ­ ent than others. I do not say that I only spend a certain amount o f time with an individual. I am there for that person, however long I need to be. There was an organization that I was with and there was a

tragic death o f a member. I sat in the organization's building for three days because that was where people were accustomed to being. As people would drift in and out, one at a time, people would come and sit by me and we would talk or just be present together. Many o f the people, who knew me, knew that I would probably be at the building. At the hospital, around the hol­ idays, most o f the people do not have any visitors. I know that the clients at the hospital feel more alone at that time. They feel aban­ doned or tossed to the side. And others in many hospitals and nurs­ ing homes feel the same way. I make sure that I am in the hospital and usually the clients know that I will be on the campus. I may or may not get a chance to see each person, but just knowing that I am in the building makes some o f the client's anxiety level reduce. In a crisis or disaster, people may be in shock. They may be still in the presence o f the event or it may be right after they walked away. It may not register with them who you are, but knowing that a chaplain, friend, or whatever you are to them, is there if they need you. There are stories o f people who are about to die and they do not die until a certain friend or family member shows up. The per­ son, whose life is about to end, may actually be comforting those that still live or that one person coming to visit may bring comfort and say something that the other may need to hear before they die. You may want to call it a level o f comfort, like when a child is small and they have their favorite toy or stuffed animal. Many o f us look for that level o f comfort and we can also be a level o f comfort. Please think o f those who have gone through trauma, a crisis, or depression. Know that you just showing up may bring a smile to someone's face, may reduce the anxiety level, or bring the sense o f peace and feeling that everything will be alright. Who are you willing to spend time being in the presence of, just to "Be" with them? Reminder: this is a time to shut off the phone and not look at the watch. Just Be. As I have heard said many times before, we are human be­ ings, not human doings. I wish you all peace and may you have comfort.

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.lstResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@lstResponderNews.com.

This month our little big guy is Keansburg’ s Utility 96 (Monmouth County). It is a former truck from the Monmouth County Mosquito Commission. It is a 1998 Ford F-250,4x4 with an MCB body. The in­ ventory includes caution tape, flares, a tool box, “irons” , water cans, additional forcible entry tools, hand tools, a shovel and SCBA.

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Englewood Firefighters Battle Mid-Day Inferno E N G LEW OO D , NJ - Heavy sm oke filled the sky as firefighters battled a fully involved house fire late W ednesday morning, September 8th. M ultiple calls were received for a re­ ported house fire at 15 West Hamilton Ave. Incident Com m and Johnston arrived on scene within minutes and reported a heavily involved house with possible exposure problem s and transmitted the second-alarm. Exterior operations were ordered on arrival o f all members due to the home being deem ed condemned due to storm flooding. PSE & G was re­ quested on a rush. Heavy fire con ­ sumed the whole 'Charlie' side o f the home and quickly spread throughout the structure. Several hand lines, two ladder pipes and a deck gun were used to to knock down the main body o f fire within 30 minutes. Mutual aid from Hackensack, Teaneck, and Tenafly assisted on scene. N o injuries were reported. The cause o f the fire is still under investi­ gation.

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The fire began to darken down and some companies were re­ leased from the scene around 4:00 A.M. It was officially declared under control at 5:33 A.M. by Deputy Chief Richard Casella. An investigator from the Hudson Re­ gional Arson Task Force was on the scene to begin an investigation into the cause. Units that operated at Box 132 included first-alarm companies: Engines 5, 1, 2 and 9, Ladders 2 and 6, Battalion 1 and Deputy 1. Working fire units were Engine 6, Ladder 9, Mask Service Unit and Battalion 4. The second-alarm sent Engines 8, 15 and 4, Ladder 3 and Battalion 2. The third-alarm con­ sisted of Engines 17, 7 and 18, and Ladder 11. Engine 22 was called in above the third. Fire companies that did not operate at the fire were later called to the scene for the watch line to monitor the building, control hot spots and assist investigators.

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Horse Rescued from Bridge Collapse in Woodland Park W OODLAND PARK, NJ - On September 4th, West Paterson Fire Department Engine 3 and Rescue 1 responded to a report of a horse that was trapped on a foot­ bridge at the Garret Mountain Reserva­ tion. The horse, named "Flank", fell through a broken wooden board halfway across the span over a creek. A heavy duty tow truck was re­ quested to the scene and firefighters went to work on rescuing the 2,500 pound horse. A veterinarian re­ sponded to the incident and sedated the animal so that he could be moved from the bridge. Camps Towing out of Wayne, NJ was used to perform a heavy lift. Firefighters were able to free the left leg, and then cut away a portion of the planks to lift Hank off the bridge and bring him down safely. As of 9:45 PM. later that night, the stable manager said Hank was eating and doing well. Great work by all involved in an unusual rescue.

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NJ EMS Task Force Evacuates 93 from Flooded Facility SOMERSET, NJ - On Thurs­ day, September 2nd, the New Jer­ sey EMS Task Force was part o f a multi-agency operation to move 93 people to safety from Complete Care at Willow Creek in Somerset, New Jersey, following the devas­ tation and flooding caused by Tropical Storm Ida. Seven NJ EMS Task Force Medical Ambulance Busses capa­ ble of handling up to 20 patients at a time; two Mass Care vehicles; one Special Operations vehicle; additional mutual aid ambulance and rescue units; and NJEMSTF team members were dispatched to the site to complete moving the patients to other facilities. “Our team members have ex­ tensive training, equipment and the planning expertise to handle an emergency evacuation like this,” said Lou Sasso, an NJ EMS Task Force leader. “W e’ re also proud to have the relationships in place to work side-by-side with the NJ D e­ partment o f Health, local EMS, OEM and law enforcement agen­ cies and the facility leadership when a disaster occurs.” The EMS Task Force through­ out manned a virtual incident

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help coordinate a statewide re­ sponse to a disaster o f any kind. Today, the NJEMSTF represents more than 200 top-line EMS providers from career and volun­ teer services, hospital-based ad­ vance life support providers, and communications teams. The teams are trained in various disciplines o f emergency medical services to respond to large-scale man-made and natural disasters as well as pre-planned events. The NJEM­ STF has been critical in the re­ sponse to such events as Supers torm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, the hurricanes that hit the US Virgin Islands, wildfires, flooding in Bound Brook, a fire on the Seaside Heights boardwalk, and the crash o f US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River. The group also provided re­ sources, planning, and staffing at such planned events such as Super Bowl XLVIII, the NJ Marathon, Warped Tour concerts, the NJ Bal­ loon Festival, and Bamboozle. Follow the NJEMSTF on Facebook, on Twitter and online at www. nj em stf.org

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Our Constitutional Liberties Are Threatened by ‘Tort Reform’ The Seventh Amendment is based on the centuries-old belief that the best way to protect individ­ uals from the negli­ gence or misconduct of others is through a trial by jury. This fundamental right is under attack today for the same reasons it was targeted dur­ ing the American Revolution: political power and financial gain. This time around, however, the leaders are the kings of industry and other special interests rather than foreign kings. And instead of the onerous trade laws passed by the British crown, the offending laws at question here are called “tort reforms.”These laws limit the protections our Constitution pro­ vides to those injured by defective products, toxic chemicals, medical malpractice, and other negligence. The offenders have put millions of dollars into slick propaganda that they hope will convince the Ameri­ can people - those who stand to lose the most by these measures to give up their rights willingly. So the next time you hear someone pushing "tort reform," stand up for your constitutional rights and con­ sider the following responses: Bust Myths, Protect Rights Myth No. 1: Our courts are swamped by "frivolous lawsuits " filed by undeserving people.

cidents. The number of medical mal­ practice cases only number 5% of all torts. This means that only 0.0025% of all cases brought in the United States are medical malpractice! The real crisis is one of medical negligence, not lawsuits. According to a study by Johns Hopkins Medi­ cine, safety experts estimate that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error in the U.S. Myth No. 4: Award caps on medical malpractice will lower healthcare costs. In 2003, Texas imposed a his­ toric $250,000 cap on damages for medical malpractice cases in part to rein in health care premiums. Yet, premiums for family health insur­

ance in Texas rose 51.7% from 2003 to 2010. Myth No. 5: Personal injury lawyers charge exorbitant fees. Civil justice attorneys do not charge by the hour. Instead, their clients pay on a “contingency fee basis.”This allows people who can­ not afford hefty legal fees to retain an accomplished attorney without paying anything up front. Only if the attorney and the client win the case does the attorney receive a percent­ age of the money collected. Mean­ while, big-time corporate lawyers DO charge huge hourly fees.

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FACES OF NEW JERSEY’ S EMERGENCY SERVICES To see your F aces in the newspaper upload them on our website www.lstResponderNews.com, email them to Lindsey@lstResponderNews.com or m a il them to 1st R e s p o n d e r N ew s, 1 Ardmore Street. New Windsor, NY 12553,

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Jersey City Captain Jim Farrell, of Engine Co. 22, receives a cheeseburger and bottled water from the Gong Club crew after battling a 3-alarm commercial building fire on September 3rd.

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Firefighters from the City of Orange stand by their new Ferrara squad. (L to R): FF’ s Eric Sylvester, Derrick West-Martin, George Cleveland, Mustafa McAllister and Captain Jim Antoine.

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Lodi Fire Department Chaplain Peter Christiani b le sses Fire Company I's new E-One engine on the evening of its delivery to the Westervelt firehouse, August 19th.

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Members of the Cresskill Fire Department stand by their rescue truck. (Lto R): Fire Chief Chris Ulshoefer and FF’ s Matthew Bick­ ford, Bill Oliver and James Lyons. The young and the old enjoyed a tour of Picatinny Arsenal Engine 16's well equipped E-One pumper that was on display at the Parsippany PAL building during the North Jersey Fire Feast, Aug. 21st.


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MEMORIAL BOARD I f you have photos you would like to see in our Memorial Board feature please upload them on our website www.lstResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@lstResponderNews.com.

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A memorial dedicated to East Franklin Firefighter/EMT Kevin A pozzio adorns the sid es of Engine 272's new Pierce pumper. Firefighter Apozzio lost his life while battling a multiple-alarm fire in 2006. Never Forget.

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Residents Escape Two-Alarm Blaze in Bergenfield BERGENFIELD, NJ - R esi­ dents narrowly escaped a secondalarm inferno as heavy fire engulfed the second floor o f the North Prospect home early Friday morning, September 3rd. Just before 6:00 A.M., a 9-1-1 call came in from a woman screaming for help for an un­ known cause at 141 North Prospect Ave. Bergenfield PD ar­ rived on scene to find a working fire and requested the fire depart­ ment. A neighbor along with police officers used a ground ladder to rescue two residents from the roof. Two others were able to escape on their own. Moments later, Assis-

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line and hit the fire from the exte­ rior as additional lines were stretched. Mutual aid arrived on scene and assisted in the fire attack. Lad­ der 1 crews vented the roof and opened up windows. It took fire­ fighters about 30 minutes to knock down the main body o f fire, how­ ever there was extensive overhaul to perform including checking for any further hot spots. Mutual aid from Dumont, New Milford and Englewood as­ sisted on scene. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Passaic’s First-Ever Jr. Fire Academy a Success PASSAIC, NJ - The Passaic Fire Dept., along with Mayor elec­ tor C. Lora and Chief Patrick Trentacost, recently executed an initiative to provide quality, safe summer activities for Passaic youth. Passaic's Jr. Firefighter Acad­ emy would be the first-ever in the City o f Passaic. Kids from the ages o f nine to 15 would work side-by-side with professional seasoned firefighters. Recruits would learn and perform firefight­ ers' daily duties, from checking their personal protective equip­ ment to training in fire suppres­ sion, search & rescue techniques, and fire safety education. After months o f discussion and preparations, they were fi­ nally ready on August 23rd. The morning began with the Jr. re­ cruits rushing to assemble as in­ structors assisted them in accomplishing the correct forma­ tions. As the week went on, the formations were mastered. The Jr. recruits are now trained in fire safety, mock fire suppression and mock search & rescue operations. The recruits enjoyed the exercises and becoming proficient in them, as well as learning how to resolve

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DEPARTMENT PROFILE I f your department has photos you would like to see in our “ Departmnt Profile”feature, please upload them on our website, www.lstResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@lstResponderNews.com

The Goshen Volunteer Fire Company is an all volunteer company consisting of 30-35 members operating from a single station lo­ cated at 331 State Highway 47 North. They respond to requests for fire, rescue, and EMS assistance while maintaining a very ac­ tive role in the community. Averaging over 50 calls each year, GVFC serves the 17-square-mile Fire District #4 of Middle Town­ ship and responds into the other 3 fire districts in Middle Town­ ship, Dennis Township and as far as Avalon. The Tender truck is called to cover som e of our surrounding communities when needed. Goshen is located in Cape May County, New Jersey, and is part of 64-square-mile Middle Township with 3 other fire companies and 2 rescue squads. State Highway Route 47 runs through the District for 6.5miles, is one-of-three major highways to the busy southern shore area of our state, and gives us many MVC calls. They are primarily a small bedroom and farm community with two boat marinas.

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FIRE COMPANY LOGOS If you have photos you would like to see in our Fire Company Logos feature please upload them on our website www.lstResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@lstResponderNews.com.

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This year, the Jersey City Fire Department is celebrating its 150th anniversary as a career department. Decals adorn the sides of apparatus indicating the anniversary.

Artist Ed May shows off one of his masterpieces, a mural of a past piece of apparatus from Pedricktown on their KME Pumper-Tanker.

When you open the chauffeur's door of Flanders Tower 96's new Pierce, you will find a company pride logo on the inside of the door.

In Woodbridge Township, Port Reading Company I's new E-One pumper sports these logos on the front cab doors.

South End Company 3 pride is shown on the rear cab doors of Cedar Grove En­ "Be prepared" is the logo on the doors of Closter EMS Rescue 7's 2000 E-One appa­ gine 73's 2021 Pierce pumper. ratus.


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Trenton Firefighting By Michael Ratcliffe Forwarded by Chief Dennis Keenan (ret) Available from: FSP books & Videos 433 Main Street, #2A Hudson, MA 01749 1-800-522-8528 E-mail: support@fire-policeems.com: www.fire-police-ems.com Price: $21.99 This is a soft cover book from the Images of America series and measures 6 V 2 inches by 9 inches. It has 127 pages and five chapters between the Forward, Acknowl­ edgements and Introduction, and the Roll o f Honor in the back. The Roll of Honor lists 34 Tren­ ton firefighters known to have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The author’ s name is familiar to me and I believe I met him in person many years ago when I was photographing apparatus near Trenton. My recollection o f the conversation was quite pleasant, as was my conversation with Trenton Fire Chief Dan George whom I called one day to ask permission to photograph their apparatus. He was so pleasant and accommodat­ ing that it was almost as if we were schoolmates! There are several photos of him in this book. He was the longest serving chief. Well back to the book! The author did an excellent job o f writing about the TFD, which became paid in 1892. He had help from many others which he ac­ knowledges. Most of the images in the book were scanned from the originals. The five chapters are di­ vided in years, namely 1747-1892, 1892-1920, 1921-1950, 1951-1990 and 1991-2020. Much of what is written is accompanied by a photo. All photos are black and white. I should mention that for the fact that this is a history of firefighting, there is no gallery of fire appara­ tus. There are photos o f apparatus mostly from the earlier days, so

there are horses and spoked wheels. The first motorized vehi­ cle was actually a 1907 chief car with a 10 horsepower steam pro­ pelled motor. The reader will see much more apparatus in the wealth of fire pictures which dominate the book. One is o f a ship built fuel tender, which I remember photo­ graphing. Their shop built five ve­ hicles, two pumpers, two floodlight trucks and the fuel ten­ der, which are lined up in one photo. There are a number o f photos o f personnel, both individual and in groups. One is o f their first African American firefighter who also had been a marine veteran in World War II and did a search and rescue o f a two-year-old girl. There is also mention of the first African American captain, the first Hispanic firefighter and the first female firefighter. If you like history you will find this book an extremely inter­ esting read!

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MEMORIAL BOARD I f you have photos you would like to see in our Memorial Board feature please upload them on our website www.lstResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey@lstResponderNews.com.

It is with deep sorrow that the officers and members of the Beachw ood Fire Department announce the passing of Life Member Joseph V. Mockapetris, who passed away on August 18th. Joe joined the Beachwood Fire Department in October of 1973 and served for 35 years as an active firefighter, “ retiring”from active duty in 2008. During his time in the department, Joe proudly served alongside of his wife, Roxane Mockapetris, who w as a life member of our Ladies Auxiliary Unit. Roxane passed away in 2006. Joe was a life member of the New Jersey State Firemen's A ssociation and the Beachwood Exempt Firefighter Association. Joe also served as a Trustee to the Ocean County Firem an’ s Association. A true friend and brother to his fellow firefighters, Joe's laugh and unique, dry humor will truly be missed. We ask all to keep the Mockapetris Family and friends in your thoughts during this time. Rest easy brother, we'll take it from here.

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

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ALAN HOFFMAN

Tender 44 of the Middlebush VFD is a 2014 KME Panther with a 1250-GPM pump and 4200-gallon tank.

Ladder 2 of the North Wildwood FD is a 2020 Ferrara 2000/500/107'.

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Deptford Fire Department operates a 2016 KME 2000/800/300 Foam Pumper.

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Manchester Vol. Fire Company No.1 operates a 2017 Rosenbauer 2000/500/101' Tower Ladder.

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Manitou Park Fire Co. in Berkeley Twp. recently put into service twin mini pumpers, which are both 2021 Ford F-550/E-One 1250/500 mini pumpers. They were sold by Absolute Fire Protection.

Stafford Twp. Fire Co. in Manahawkin recently took delivery of Ladder 4735, a 2021 Pierce Enforcer 1500/500 107ft. Ascendant ladder truck. It replaces the department's 2003 Seagrave ladder truck, and was sold by Fire & Safety Services.


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DRILLS/TRAINING To see your Drills in the newspaper upload them on our website www.lstResponderNews.com or email them to Lindsey @ 1stResponderNews.com

Allamuchy FD and Allamuchy-Green First Aid Squad recently con ­ ducted a joint drill involving heavy entrapments and MCI scenar­ ios. Set up as a timed roll-in response, first due units sized up the scene, rescue a sse sse d and tagged patients, and fire extricated accordingly. Two scenarios included two cars each, with critically injured pa­ tients pinned under the dash, critically injured patients ejected from the vehicles, patients found under the vehicles, and patients who are able to walk away on their own. The drill scenarios brought the two departments together to lever­ age resources from one another, and learn to work together in a real life staged situation.

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Users must properly mark cylinders so there is no confusion between empty and full cylinders. To the credit of our first responders, they create these processes and follow them carefully, rarely are oxygen systems not ready for use when needed. There is an easier way for EMTs, fire departments, municipalities or even counties to handle their med­ ical grade oxygen needs, producing and filling in house. Compressing atmospheric air and processing it through a sieve bed, oxygen can be separated from nitrogen. The nitro­ gen is vented while the oxygen, at 95% purity, is compressed further and stored in high pressure vessels. D cylinders, M cylinders, E cylin­ ders, all common portable oxygen cylinders, can be filled safely inside a containment fill station. Remote fill whips can be added to fill cylin­

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REV G iv es C a m p b e ll S u p p ly KME in NJ; NJEV N am ed T oyn e D ea ler fo r NJ A lso The REV Group which owns Spartan ER, Smeal, Ferrara, EONE and KME has named Camp­ bell Supply, Co., LLC as their KME dealer for New Jersey and Delaware. Earlier this year, Camp­ bell was named as the KME dealer for 23 counties in eastern Pennsyl­ vania which includes the City of Philadelphia. Besides Spartan ER and now KME, Campbell’ s list of products include Smeal, Ladder Tower, Lake Assault Boats, Emer­ gency Vehicles Inc., and SVI Trucks. Also, Toyne Fire Apparatus of Breda, IA has named New Jersey Emergency Vehicles as the dealer for New Jersey for both sales and service. Founded in 1942, Toyne has delivered quality -built appara­ tus to departments around the coun­ try. It is 100% American owned and operated. Specializing in stainless steel bodies, both bolted and welded that are built to perform in the toughest conditions, they offer a full line of custom and commer­ cial pumpers, tankers and aerials. NJEV is a division of PL. Custom Body & Equipment Company and has been a leader in the fire and emergency industry since 2007, op­ erating a 25,000-square-foot sales and service facility headquartered in Manasquan (Monmouth County). They also sell a custom line of Type I and III PL. Custom ambulances, Malley Type II ambu­ lances, remounts, conversion vehi­ cles, Rescue 1 heavy and light duty rescues and now Toyne fire appara­ tus. This month, apparatus photos were chosen from the regions of north, south and in between. From the north are two pumpers from Bergen County. First is from South Hackensack and it's a Spartan ER on a Metro Star LFD chassis. Specs and features include a Cummins L9, 450 hp diesel engine, Waterous CXS, 1500-GPM pump, Akron HiRiser deck gun, 750-gallon Pro Poly water tank, exterior equipment compartments on the right and left sides of the rear of the cab, rear lad­ der storage compartment, ROM roll-up doors, a Harrison 6 kw gen­ erator and FRC telescoping flood­ lights. The other pumper is from Bergenfield and is a Pierce En­ forcer with raised roof cab assigned to Engine 1. It has a deck gun, front bumper line, crosslays, a 1500GPM pump and 500-gallon water tank. In the south are a Rosenbauer Commander pumper from the Parkertown FC in Little Egg Harbor Township (Ocean County). It has a 1500-GPM pump plus a high pres­ sure pump, a 750-gallon water tank, crosslays, front bumper line, 30-

Please send any comments or news tidbits you might have about Apparatus o f the Month to us at 1st Responder News, 1Ardmore Street New Windsor, NY 12553. O r you can e-mail them to Apparatus@lstResponderNews.com.

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

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The Parkertown FC in Little Egg Harbor Township operates this 2016 Rosenbauer Commander pumper. It has a 1500-GPM pump, a high pressure pump/750-gallon water and 30-gallon Class "B" foam tanks, plus a 5 kw generator. It was sold by Defender Emergency Products.

J0HN M . M ALECKY

South Hackensack E-403, 2021 Spartan ER Metro Star 1500/750 with 6 kw generator. It was sold by Campbell Supply Co., LLC.

JOHN M . M ALECKY

Point Pleasant Boro E-7551, 2021 Suthpen Monarch 2000/1000. It was sold by Blaze Emergency Equipment.

JOHN M . MALECKY

Bergenfield E-1, 2019 Pierce Enforcer 1500/500. It w as sold by Fire & Safety Services.

JOHN M . M ALECKY

Keyport Truck 91, 2017 Pierce Enforcer, 1500/500 with 107-foot As­ cendant aerial and a 7.5 kw generator. It was sold by Fire & Safety Services.

JOHN M . MALECKY

A bsecon T-8, 2021 Pierce Enforcer 1500/500 with 110-foot A s­ cendant platform. It was sold by Fire & Safety Services.

gallon Class “B”foam tank, 5 kw generator and roll-up doors. Further down is a Pierce Ascendant 110foot rear-mount platform quint from Absecon in Atlantic County. It is a single axle, stock model on an En­ forcer chassis with a Pierce PUC

1500-GPM single stage pump, UPF 500-gallon water tank, three cross­ lays, a Husky 3-12 single agent foam system, Gortite roll-up doors and Whelen lighting. The monitor is under the platform at the end of the ladder waterway. There is no gener-

JOHN M . M ALECKY

The Mt. Bethel FC in Warren Township, L-61, 2018 Pierce Velocity 2000/500 with 107-foot Ascendant aerial. It was sold by Fire & Safety Services. ator. In the so called middle region of the state (for the purposes of this month’ s column), is a Pierce 107foot Ascendant rear-mount from Keyport (Monmouth County). It is on an Enforcer chassis with a flat roof cab and has a 1500-GPM

pump, 500-gallon water tank, crosslays, a front bumper line, a water­ way on the aerial, roll-up compartment doors, side scene lighting and a 7.5 kw generator.

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Apparatus of the Month Continuedfrom Page 68 Next is a Sutphen pumper in Point Pleasant Boro (Ocean County). It is on a Monarch chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab, and has a Cummins L9, 450 hp diesel engine. Other features in­ clude a Waterous CMU two-stage pump, UPF 1000-gallon water tank, front bumper six-inch intake and 2 Viinch discharge, one-inch booster line, TFT Hurricane RC deck gun and Blitzfire hand monitor, Zico ladder rack, Norcold refrigerator, FRC Inview Trueview camera (2) and FRC scene lighting. Lastly is a Pierce quint from the Mt Bethel FC in Warren Township (Somerset County). It is on a Velocity chassis and has a 2000-GPM pump and 500-gallon water tank, a front bumper discharge, 107-foot Ascendant aerial with a waterway, crosslays, roll­ up doors, tele-scoping and fixed light­ ing. It was the first contemporary aerial apparatus I had encountered without an on-board generator, but as time went on I found out that many trucks were now using battery operated tools and low voltage systems to keep costs down. This truck replaced a 1998 pumper. In dealer news, Fire & Safety Serv­ ices reports the following Pierce deliv­ eries: to Franklin Township (Somerset County), an Arrow XT pumper for Millstone Valley; to the Endeavor Emergency Squad in Burlington City (Burlington County), a Stonewell Bod­ ies Command Access vehicle on a Ford F-350 4X4 chassis; to Bamegat (Ocean County), an Enforcer pumper and for North Haledon (Passaic County), an Enforcer pumper. Pierce orders include a Velocity HDR with walk-in body for the Princeton FA&RS (Mercer County); an Arrow XT 100-foot As­

cendant mid-mount tower for Keasbey in Woodbridge Township (Middlesex County), an Enforcer 100-foot Ascen­ dant mid-mount tower for Holmdel (Monmouth County), a Velocity HDR with non-walk-in body for the Finderne FC in Bridgewater Township (Somerset County), an Enforcer pumper for Harrison (Hudson County), and in Bergen County an Arrow XT HDR with walk-in body for Park Ridge and an Arrow XT HD rescue pumper for Old Tappan. Blaze Emergency Equipment has delivered to the Manchester Township FD a Sutphen pumper for Squad 13. Specs include a Monarch extreme duty chassis, 62-inch cab extension with 10inch raised roof cab, seating for six, low hose bed, 222 cu. ft. of compart­ ment space, 1000-gallon water tank, Hale Qmax 2000-GPM pump, and FRC lighting. Jackson Mills FC in Jackson Township has ordered a Sut­ phen pumper on a Monarch extreme duty chassis with a 73-inch cab exten­ sion, seating for six, 262 cu.ft. of com­ partment space, Hale Qmax 2000-GPM pump, 1000-gallon water tank, 30-gallon foam tank, and HiViz LED scene lighting (both departments are in Ocean County). New Jersey Emergency Vehicles re­ ports ambulance deliveries to the Jer­ sey Shore Hatzolah (Monmouth County) of a PL. Custom Type III Medallion on a Ford E-450 chassis and three Malley Type II’ s on a Ford Tran­ sit 4x4 chassis to Capital Health. They have received an order from Parsippany-Troy Hills (Morris County) for a PL. Custom Type III Medallion ambu­ lance on a Ford E-450 chassis.

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