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Beachwood Responds to Help Injured Child Beachwood, NJ - At approximately 5:30 P.M. on August 24th, the Beachwood Fire Department responded to Birch & Surf Park for a landing zone assignment. The medical helicopter was requested by Beachwood First Aid for a child who was injured during a fall from a height. MONOC-One transported the victim to Jersey Shore Medical Center. Pine Beach Fire Department stood by for coverage as Beachwood units were tied up on this assignment.

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Arkansas: Lancy A. Crawford, Sr., 50 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: July 7, 2016 Death Date: July 7, 2016 Fire Department: Plainview Volunteer Fire Department Initial Summary: As a part of the fire department’s weekly meeting/drill, Firefighter Crawford was operating a 1996 Ford Tanker truck traveling eastbound on Arkansas State Highway 60 and negotiating a curve when the apparatus left the roadway and rolled several times. Firefighter Crawford, who was wearing a seat belt at the time, died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Illinois: Eric Kohlbauer, 52 Rank: Captain Incident Date: July 12, 2016 Death Date: July 12, 2016 Fire Department: Freeport Rural Fire Protection District Initial Summary: Captain Kohlbauer was working with other members of his fire department on a pumper relay drill when he suddenly collapsed and fell face forward into a dump tank of water. Fellow responders immediately placed Kohlbauer on the ground and rendered medical aid, including AED. Within minutes, Captain Kohlbauer was transported to the hospital where, despite all best efforts, he succumbed to his injury reported to have been an aortic rupture. Wisconsin: Mitch Koski, 56 Rank: Assistant Fire Chief Incident Date: July 11, 2016 Death Date: July 11, 2016 Fire Department: Montreal Fire Department Initial Summary: Assistant Chief Koski of the Montreal Fire Department was responding under a mutual aid agreement with the Saxon-Gurney Fire Department to people in distress in Saxon Harbor after making radio contact with the Saxon-Gurney Fire Chief. The private vehicle that Assistant Chief Koski responded in was washed into the harbor by the flash flood waters and Assistant Chief Koski perished from drowning.

Florida: Joseph T. DeMarinis, 32 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: July 13, 2016 Death Date: July 14, 2016 Fire Department: Clermont Fire Department Initial Summary: Several hours after getting off of his duty shift which included several emergency response calls, Firefighter DeMarinis checked himself into the hospital where he passed away from a reported cardiac event.

New York: John Scott, 71 Rank: Fire Coordinator Incident Date: July 20, 2016 Death Date: July 20, 2016 Fire Department: Tioga County Bureau of Fire Initial Summary: While performing maintenance on a county radio tower, Fire Coordinator Scott was struck when the driver of a county vehicle was backing up. Scott was then transported to UHS Wilson Hospital where he was pronounced dead. New Hampshire: Charles Waterbury, 56 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: July 24, 2016 Death Date: July 24, 2016 Fire Department: Orford Fire Department Initial Summary: Firefighter Waterbury suffered a medical emergency while fighting a brush fire in Lyme, New Hampshire. Firefighter Waterbury was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where he was pronounced dead from nature of fatal injury still to be determined.

Pennsylvania: Gabriel Garnet Lee, 42 Rank: Firefighter Incident Date: July 23, 2016 Death Date: July 23, 2016 Fire Department: Philadelphia Fire Department Initial Summary: Firefighter Lee was found unresponsive in the gym of the firehouse several hours after responding to a fire call. Lee was treated by fellow responders then taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The nature of fatal injury is still to be determined.


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Third-Alarm Commercial Building Fire in Eagleswood Twp. Eagleswood Township, NJ On July 30th just before 5:00 P.M., a fire was reported at Anchor Appliance Store, located at 491 S. Main Street. When crews arrived, they found heavy fire showing from a rear building. Command quickly requested a second-alarm and crews pulled both two-and-ahalf and one-and-three-quarter inch hand-lines. Firefighters went inside of the building to battle the blaze, but were quickly ordered out as the

JUMP TO FILE #073116109 building started to give way. At that time, a third-alarm was struck. Crews from as far away as Burlington Co. and Ocean Co. came to the scene to help fight the fire. Two pipelines were placed in service. The main body of the fire was knocked down within 30 minutes and the fire was placed under

control in about two hours. Crews stayed on-scene until midnight for major overhaul operations and also to help the Fire Marshals with their investigation. No one was injured at the scene. NJSP rescued a dog that was inside at the time of the fire. The Ocean Co. Fire Marshal's Office is conducting an investigation.

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Cliffside Park, NJ - Traffic cop directions, or firefighter? Cliffside Park Traffic Division Sgt. Teddy Tarabokija, also the borough's volunteer fire chief, gives rappel directions to a member during the "National Night Out" festivities on August 2nd.

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Veteran N.J. Pumper Gets New Responsibility With The F.D.N.Y. UPS & DOWNS Notes from Ron Jeffers

A veteran piece of fire apparatus becomes an attachment to firefighters who have worked with the rig over the years. They have their own “personality.” For example, how drivers have to handle them in a certain way-make a turn-etc. The Demarest Fire Department received a new silver over red Pierce pumper this year to replace a 1977 Mack CF model 1250-gpm pumper, still in excellent condition. There was no room in the firehouse for the veteran. It was time to say “goodbye.” The Mack was a regular at the annual Newark Fire Department Historical Association's apparatus muster in June. That's where local firefighters met Jim McCarthy, president of the FDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation. A discussion began about the Mack. The FDNY group could use the rig for some of it's duties, which include ceremonies and funerals for department members. The Demarest firefighters returned home with an plan to donate the rig to the New York foundation. Easier said than done. The municipality's legal council declared that if the apparatus has a value it had to go out for bid. Local members, wanting to see their Mack be taken care of and continue to serve in a valuable way, decided to take matters into their own hands. The Demarest Volunteer Fire Association decided to raise funds, mostly from donations of its members, to bid on the rig and take ownership of it for their own donation to the transport foundation. The firefighters submitted bids. Person or persons unknown, with the Mack in mind, bid up to the last half-hour, “But we beat 'em,” said Fire Chief John McLaughlin. The DVFA would take ownership of their Mack for $7,500. During a ceremony at the firehouse on August 20th, local firefighters put on their dress uniforms to say “goodbye” to their long-time firefighting machine, and turn the rig over to the transport foundation. It was evident that some members had a hard time seeing the rig leave the firehouse for the last time. The 1977 Mack's first working fire occurred on September 18, 1977, as firefighters from around the state were returning to their homes from the annual New Jersey Firemen's Convention in Wildwood. Where was the fire? At the firehouse! The classic old building was burning. The rigs got out and the Mack pumped at a nearby fire hydrant. Demarest has another pride and joy. A 1948 Mack engine. Both of these rigs have participated in musters and parades. Firefighters said the 1977 took home many trophies, in-

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Turning over the 1977 Mack bill of sale to FDNY Fire Family Transportation Foundation President Jim McCarthy, second from left, are L-R: Demarest Assistant Chief Rich Motta, Demarest Volunteer Fire Association President Jeff Bellusci and Chief John McLaughlin.

cluding “Best Overall.” Before turning over the bill of sale to the FDNY group, Chief McLaughlin address the media. Besides the word “personality,” Chief McLaughlin said the Mack, “has a life of its own.” He said there was just no room to keep it. “This is the next best thing,” he said. Jim McCarthy said the Mack would be converted into a funeral unit for members of the department to take their last ride to a cemetery. He stated that the Mack was similar to the many pumpers used by FDNY members during the “War Years.” He continued, stating that the Mack performed “a great service to this community, and will, continuing to serve firefighters in the FDNY.” It's part of the “Brotherhood of the Fire Department,” he concluded. Chief McLaughlin said that the D.F.D. will have access to the Mack if needed at a local funeral or other events. “Demarest” lettering will remain on part of the rig, as well as new “FDNY” graphics. Local firefighters took photos of each other next to the rig, as well as photos of the Mack next to the current pumpers, plus photos of it leaving the firehouse. “We have a lot of pride in this one,” Chief McLaughlin said. DOWNS: A long-time family owned hardware store was reduced to rubble in Franklin Twp., July 30th. The fire tore through Colucci Lumber Co. on Delsea Dr. in Malaga. Fire companies from Atlantic, Cumberland and Gloucester counties fought the blaze. One firefighter was hospitalized with heat exhaustion.

UPS: Princeton Police Officer Jorge Narvaez and retired Princeton fire chief Ray Wadsworth teamed up to donate a local 1982 Mack pumper to a volunteer fire department in Nicaragua, where Narvaez grew up. Narvaez works with a non-profit group known as Benemerito Cuerpo de Bomberos, Managua, Nicaragua. He knew the volunteer department needed equipment and consulted with Wadsworth, who had purchased the rig from the town for $1.00. Narvaez, who is a master sergeant in the Air National Guard, worked through a federal program to arrange to have the Mack shipped on board a C5 Galaxy Air Force reserve cargo plane to Nicaragua. DOWNS: Several shots were fired outside of Orange Fire Headquarters, July 29th, on busy Central Ave. There were no immediate reports of anyone wounded. UPS: The Boonton Fire Department is celebrating 125 years of service to the borough. The Morris County Board of Freeholders presented a proclamation to the B.F.D. honoring their 125th anniversary during its July 27th meeting. The department has five companies with about 200 members, serving 8,000 residents. DOWNS: A tractor-trailer burst into flames as the result of a MVA on I. 287, Aug. 4th, in Oakland, and all southbound lanes were shut down, authorities said. Along with fire units, haz-mat teams were sent to the scene. The driver of the truck was not injured. UPS: The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced the implementation of a countywide

911 emergency texting as a shared service through the Union County Regional Dispatch Center. As a shared service, the Union County Regional Dispatch Center will handle 911 texts for all 21 county municipalities. The new service is intended to provide the public with an alternative means of contact in unusually dangerous circumstances, or in case a relay service for the disabled is unavailable. DOWNS: Old Tappan officials are investigating why a high-pressure cascade filling system used to replenish SCBA malfunctioned during routine maintenance, in August, and blew a hole in the roof of the firehouse. Borough administrator Patrick O'Brien said no one was injured. OSHA was contacted to be part of the investigation. UPS: Passaic is expected to hire six firefighters thanks to a $1.1 million SAFER grant. DOWNS: A father, his adult son and a pet dog were killed, Aug. 15th, as the result of a fire that gutted their 14th Ave. home in Belmar. Mayor Matt Doherty said the intensity of the fire hindered rescue efforts. UPS: Newark received $5.8 million in SAFER grant funds to hire 36 firefighters. DOWNS: A gas main fire burned for nearly 8 hours, alongside Ocean Heights Ave., Egg Harbor Twp., on Aug. 11th. The fire was ignited when a live electrical wire fell on a metal guard rail, conducting electricity to a nearby 8-inch gas main, officials said. No injuries were reported.

UPS: Joe Chiusolo, proprietor of Turn Out, has been named 2016 Grand Marshal of the Jersey City Columbus Day parade by the JCCD parade committee and President Nicholas J. Grillo. DOWNS: A fast-moving fire forced some Little Ferry residents to jump out the windows of their Washington Ave. home on Aug. 16th. A 5-year-old girl and her grandmother later died from their injuries. Firefighters found the girl after the mother jumped out a window and suffered compound fractures, officials said. Firefighters pulled the girl's grandmother out of a window. UPS: The Trenton Fire Department is starting an explorers program for youths ages 14 to 20-the first of its kind for the city. Deputy Chief Bob Tharp said the department started discussing the idea after being approached by the Boy Scouts concerning a youth program. DOWNS: Five people, including an infant, escaped out a secondstory window, mostly by jumping, as a Jacobsen St. home was ravaged by fire, in Sayreville, Aug. 22nd. Police Officer Brian Gay, retired DPW employee Daniel Hockenjos and First Assistant Chief George Gawron helped occupants out of the home through a window. Gay broke the fall of one girl who jumped and then caught another victim. Gawron said a woman dropped him a onemonth-old boy in a car seat. Neighbors grabbed a ladder to help the woman exit the window, assisted by Gay and Gawron. - CONTINUED ON PAGE 31


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East Rutherford Fire Causes Partial Roof Collapse East Rutherford, NJ - A fire tore through the upper floors of a Mozart Street dwelling in East Rutherford, August 29th, causing a partial roof collapse in the rear. Mutual aid units were summoned from Rutherford, Wallington, Carlstadt and Passaic.

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Newark Firefighters Battle Two-Alarm Fire Newark, NJ - Newark firefighters battled a two-alarm fire in an apartment house located at 399 Irvine Turner Blvd. on August 19th, and had the fire under control within approximately 20 minutes.

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Mystic Island, NJ - On September 1st, Mystic Island Volunteer Fire Co.'s new Pierce arrived as Engine-7201. It replaces Engine-7211.

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New Escape System Introduced to the Fire Service Firefighter Escape Systems have become an increasingly popular safety device for fire departments over the past decade. These devices have continued to evolve, and in July, Petzl introduced the new JUMP TO FILE# Petzl EXO-AP. 080416118 This auto-locking descender is improved from the first generation, which had been introduced in 2006. It is smaller, lighter and has an "anti-panic" feature that adds additional safety during use for when a firefighter may have to rapidly escape from an untenable upper floor. All Hands Fire Equipment & Training, based in central New Jersey, has been testing and becoming familiar with the new and improved device since April. They are now offering the EXO-AP to their customers and fire departments across the US. The EXO-AP includes the descender, 50-feet of Technora rope, an anchor hook, carabiner and carry bag. All Hands Fire also offers all levels of training at their indoor training center, or at a fire department's location of choice. For details, visit www.AllHandsFire.com or contact Training@AllHandsFire.com. - DONALD COLARUSSO

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All Hands Fire Equipment President and EXO Instructor Donald Colarusso jumping on the new EXO-AP at their indoor training center.


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Wantage Fire & EMS Respond to MVA Wantage, NJ - Libertyville Rd & Sherman Ride Rd. - On July 30th, Wantage Fire Department Colesville Company, along with the Sussex Fire Department and the Wantage First Aid Squad, all responded to a report of an overturned car on Libertyville Rd. and Sherman Ride Rd. The occupant of the vehicle was able to self-extricate and sustained only minor injuries.

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Quick Work in Englewood

Englewood, NJ - Englewood firefighters were dispatched to 215 West Hudson Ave. on August 6th for a reported structure fire around 10:00 P.M. Within minutes, Command arrived on-scene with nothing showing from the front of the house and would be investigating. Moments later, a working fire was transmitted as smoke was seen coming from a second-floor bedroom. A platoon recall and a FAST team from Tenafly was requested. An attack line was stretched through the front door into the second-floor bedroom and the fire was quickly extinguished. Tenafly firefighters helped with overhaul and the fire was under control within 15 minutes. No injuries were reported and the fire remains under investigation.


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IN SERVICE

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Verga, NJ - Verga Fire Co. No.1 uses this 1989 Chevy to tow Marine 6-2, a 2000 Carolina Skiff.

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Paterson Firefighters Overcome Challenges

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Seaville, NJ - Seaville Fire Rescue runs this 2007 Pierce Dash 1500/500/50 as E-1960.

Jersey City, NJ - On August 6th, several difficulties were dealt with by Paterson firefighters as a second-alarm fire involved two structures, just as dawn was breaking over the city. At about 5:00 A.M., a full assignment was dispatched to a reported fire in the rear of 304 Grand Street. First arriving units reported heavy fire from the second-floor of a two-and-a-half story frame dwelling that was set back from the street, completely surrounded by other structures and with lots of overgrown brush and trees. The original fire building was vacant, but another occupied

JUMP TO FILE #080816116 dwelling was very close and also almost equally inaccessible. Firefighters stretched lines down narrow alleys, between buildings on Mill Street and Grand St., as well as through the vacant lots. A tower ladder and a straight stick was elevated over the front buildings to reach the involved dwelling. Heavy fire soon extended to the exposure building and a second-alarm was transmitted. Operations went defensive as two elevated master streams and

several lines hit the fire in the original building from the outside, and companies advanced lines into the exposure. The main body of fire was knocked down quickly despite a reported temporary water supply issue. Members re-entered and began overhaul. The fire was able to be placed under control in about one-hour. No serious injuries were reported, but three residents of the exposure building were displaced. An address of 142 Mill Street is being used as the fire building. - BILL TOMPKINS

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Rainbow Lakes, NJ - Rainbow Lake's Parsippany Fire District No. 2 operates a 2009 Sutphen 1500/500/70' Quint.

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Delanco, NJ - Washington Fire Co. 1 in Delanco recently placed this 2015 Seagrave Marauder II pumper in service as Engine-1112. It has a 2,000-GPM pump and 750-gallon water tank. It was sold by Emergency Equipment Sales LLC of Trenton, NJ.

Avalon, NJ - The Avalon VFD uses this Hummer to tow a water rescue unit.

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Beachwood Holds Annual Poker Run and BBQ Fundraiser Beachwood, NJ - On August 20th, Beachwood FD held their annual Poker Run and BBQ Fundraiser, which they dedicated to their Past-Chief, George W. Symington, who passed away earlier this year. George was instrumental in making the event JUMP TO FILE# happen each year. 090216123 He almost singlehandedly contracted the sponsors of the run yearafter-year. George was recognized on their event shirts this year. Beachwood thanks everyone for their support in making the event a success! - BEACHWOOD FD

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Pre-Dawn Structure Fire for Beachwood Beachwood, NJ - At approximately 4:30 A.M. on August 23rd, the Beachwood Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a smoke detector activation at a residence on the 500 block of Halliard Avenue. Upon arrival, command units 1600 Chief Hull and 1610 Assistant Chief Allen found the exterior electrical meter arcing and on fire, as well as a smoke condition on the first-floor of the home. A second-

JUMP TO FILE #082916106 alarm was requested for the Pine Beach Fire Department and a FAST team from the Pinewald Fire Department, as heavy fire was found in the basement that had quickly progressed to the first-floor. The residents had safely evacuated the home, but unfortunately two of their pets perished in the fire. The fire

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was brought under control in approximately 40 minutes and is under investigation by the Ocean County Fire Marshal's Office and Beachwood Bureau of Fire Prevention. Assisting at the scene were the Beachwood First Aid Squad, the South Toms River First Aid Squad, Beachwood Police Department, the Red Cross and Jersey Central Power and Light. - BEACHWOOD FD

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Beachwood, NJ - A Lieutenant from Beachwood FD at the scene of a structure fire on August 23rd.

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Roosevelt, NJ - Chris and April Suk of the Roosevelt Volunteer Fire Company with members of the San Antonio Fire Department in August, attending the "Night at the Fire Museum" fundraiser, held at the San Antonio Fire Museum to benefit the Fallen Firefighters Association.


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Barnegat Chief Scott Docherty has been assigned a 2016 Chevy Tahoe.

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Old photos adorn the side of Murphy's Market Place, at Bay and Engleside Avenues in Beach Haven, featuring local views of the past. One photo shows the firehouse around the late 1940's, with apparatus on the apron.

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Barnegat Assistant Chief Bob Lilley answers alarms in a 2006 Dodge Ram.

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Barnegat uses this 2009 Ford F250 for duty captain duties and towing a boat. It saw original duty as Waretown unit 3610.

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Clinton, NJ - During the Clinton Fire Department's annual clambake on August 20th, firefighters celebrated the 90th birthday of their pride and joy, a 1926 American La France Type 40 model 400-gpm pumper. The antique, nicknamed "Lulu Belle," was the C.F.D.'s first motorized pumper. It was refurbished in 1985. Lulu Belle attends musters and parades and brings home well deserved trophies. RON JEFFERS

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Quick Work in Paterson Structure Fire Paterson, NJ - Paterson firefighters were requested by Paterson PD with a rush to 109 Fair St. on August 31st for a working house fire. Shortly after, Battalion-3 arrived onscene and confirmed the working fire, with heavy fire and smoke showing from the second-floor. Engine-4 was first on-scene and stretched an attack line through the

JUMP TO FILE #083116129 front door as Ladder-2 positioned behind Engine-4 and laddered the roof. A secondary water supply was established as crews began to locate the fire on the second floor. Heavy smoke started to push from the attic

as Deputy-3 transmitted the secondalarm. Although progress was being made on the second-floor, heavy fire spread to the attic. It took firefighters 30 minutes, but after an aggressive interior attack, the fire was knocked down. No injuries were reported and the fire remains under investigation. - CHRIS TOMPKINS

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Chester, NJ - Chester FD in Morris County maintains this beautiful 1963 Mack B85F, 750/500 pumper. It recently had some restoration work done to it. The department uses this piece of history for parades and apparatus musters.

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Bloomingdale, NJ - Bloomingdale Fire Department are still proud owners of their 1940 USA 750-gpm pump.

Bellmawr, NJ - The Bellmawr FD once used this 1970 Imperial 1000/500/55', which is now privately owned.

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New Lisbon, NJ - NJ Forest Fire Service's 1988 International 4x4/1982 Amthors/2016 NJFFS 250/1200 water tender.

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Ridgewood, NJ - Ridgewood's Engine-31, which rides out of their substation, is a 2012 Pierce Saber, with a 1500-gpm pump, 500gallon water tank and 6-kw generator.

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Paterson, NJ - A blaze that escalated to a fourth-alarm left about 40 residents displaced from a garden apartment building in Paterson on August 28th. Firefighters arrived at 133 Harrison Street shortly after the 7:22 P.M. JUMP TO FILE# dispatch, to observe 083016111 heavy fire venting from the first-floor of the 16-unit, lightweight, wood truss, two-and-a-half story building. Flames quickly extended to the second-floor and to the common cockloft. Initially, it appeared that an aggressive attack had knocked down the fire, but it soon became apparent that the flames were traveling through the cockloft from North to South. A second-alarm was transmitted, followed shortly after with a third. Due to the construction and the spread of the fire, operations went defensive. One tower ladder, one ladder pipe and numerous hand-lines were put into operation. Passaic Water was contacted to boost the pressure in the area to ensure enough water pressure to handle the needs of firefighting. A fourth-alarm was called for, bringing units from Clifton, Passaic and North Haledon to the scene. Flames were able to be halted before they could involve the entire cockloft. The fire was placed under control at 10:33 P.M. Four of the 16 units were destroyed, with the rest receiving smoke and water damage. Two residents were transported to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center with unspecified injuries. One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion. The Red Cross is assisting the occupants and the cause is under investigation. - BILL TOMPKINS

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Deck Fire Extends to Home in Hawthorne

Hawthorne, NJ - Hawthorne firefighters responded to a reported fire on North Ethel Ave. just before 10:00 P.M. on August 5th. Chief Speranza called for a working fire while en-route, as heavy smoke could be seen from blocks away. Upon arrival, heavy fire engulfed the rear deck of the residence and began to extend to the home. Engine-1 arrived as first on-scene, stretched a one-and-three-quarter inch handline through the front door and knocked down the heavy fire. Companies found some extension to the attic, which was also quickly extinguished. The fire was placed under control within 30 minutes. No injuries were reported and the fire remains under investigation.

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Newark, NJ - Crew members of University Hospital’s EMS heavy rescue unit in Newark stand by their new truck. (L to R): Paramedic Joe Lutz and EMT Bill Fitzgerald.


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Fatal House Fire in Belmar Takes Three Lives Belmar, NJ - At around 9:30 P.M. on August 15th, Belmar Firefighters were dispatched to a reported structure on 14th Avenue, located between A Street and B Street. Upon arrival, heavy fire was roaring from the two-and-a-half story, wood framed JUMP TO FILE# home. 081616136 First arriving units initiated an aggressive attacked and were able to knock down the main body of fire, however; extensive overhaul was required as pockets of fire throughout the building took quite some time to expose and extinguish. Tragically, two residents of the home were killed, along with their dog. The Belmar Fire Department was assisted by fire and emergency services from neighboring Avon-By-The-Sea Borough, Wall Township, Spring Lake Borough and Neptune Township. The fire is under investigation by the Belmar Police Department, Monmouth County Fire Marshal's Office and Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. - DONALD COLARUSSO

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UPS: A kayaker panicked while lost on Menantico Pond, Millville, but rescuers were able to find her using her cellphone coordinates. Members of the Millville F.D., Rescue Squad and Downe Twp. Fire & Rescue Dive Team were called out to the pond in August, said Millville Fire Chief Mike Lippincott. The woman had her cell phone and called 911. The Cumberland County Communications Center dispatcher was able to get information from the woman and send her cell phone's GPS location to Chief Lippincott. The chief received her location on a map on his phone. Millville and Downe Twp. crews sent out boats to find the victimand towed her kayak back to shore. DOWNS: A fire in an oven at the Nabisco plant in Fair Lawn spread to the roof and forced the evacuation of the building, Aug. 17th. UPS: During the Clinton Fire Department's annual clambake, Aug. 20th, firefighters celebrated the 90th birthday of its 1926 American LaFrance pumper, nicknamed Lulu Belle. This was the department's first motorized engine. The antique, which was refurbished in 1985 and the motor overhauled by local firefighters in 2012, is the pride of the C.F.D. The rig attends musters and parades, usually coming home with a trophy. DOWNS: The Glen Rock Public Library was closed as the result of a small electrical fire on Aug. 15th. The fire started in a light fixture in the main part of the library, Fire Chief Tom Jennings said. UPS: Hamilton Fire District 7 has been awarded $100,386 in FEMA funds to create a physical fitness

program for its firefighters. DOWNS: A 45-year-old Salem City woman died in an early morning fire at her Seventh St. home, Aug. 27th. UPS: New firefighters in Perth Amboy are Arielle Bonilla, Jordan Aquino, Luilly Gonzalez, Melvin Inoa and Robert Valazquez Jr. DOWNS: A 91-year-old Northfield woman died as the result of a fire in her Bay Ave. home on Aug. 27th. UPS: Newly promoted battalion chiefs in North Hudson are Al Salvesen and Sean McLellan. DOWNS: A West Orange man suffered third degree burns to his hands, feet and back as the result of a basement fire at his Elm St. home on Aug. 31st, officials said. The man was reportedly working on a lawn mower in the basement when the 2alarm fire broke out. UPS: This year, Verga Fire Co. 1 is celebrating their 100th anniversary of service to the public. This celebration included a large parade in June. DOWNS: On Aug. 31st, North Hudson Rescue 1 was involved in a MVA at 60th St. & Park Ave., West New York, while responding to a confirmed high rise fire. UPS: The talented firefighters of Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Co. 1 have converted a former military 1986 BMY 6x6 dump truck into a severe weather piece of firefighting apparatus. Some equipment from the company's former 1984 Hahn pumper, destroyed by Sandy, was used in the conversion. It has a 500gpm pump and 275-gallon water tank, a booster reel, cross-lay hose bed, portable pump, 4 SCBA, ladders and 3-inch supply hose. It also received a white over red paint job.

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Waretown Vol. Fire Company Hosts Junior Fire Academy Waretown, NJ - The Waretown Fire Company held their Junior Fire Academy from August 22nd through August 27th, despite the heat of the Summer. The Junior Fire Academy trained a total of 52 area students, ranging in ages from nine-12. They had classroom training consisting of history, structure, fire behavior and suppression. The recruits were also trained hands-on, including connecting to a hydrant, forcible entry, ladders, search and rescue, and communications. Each

JUMP TO FILE #083116124 day of the academy, a special guest was present to showcase what they do within the fire service. Guests included Berkeley Emergency Response Team (Station-85), the New Jersey State Police and the Forked River Fire Company FAST Team (Station-60). The big event of the week involved two small structure fires built by the fire company. They

were ignited and the recruits got to watch from a safe distance on how quickly fire can spread and what goes into extinguishing a blaze. The following day, the academy was visited by the Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office and Ocean County Sheriff’s Department for an explanation on how fires are investigated. This was the first year the event was held and by the looks of it, won't be the last! - ROMAN ISARYK

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Electrical Malfunction Causes Three-Alarm Fire on Lower Ferry Road Ewing Township, NJ - On July 23rd, all fire companies from Ewing Township, Lawrence Township, Hopewell Township, as well as three companies from Hamilton Township (Stations 15, 16 and 18), Ladder-80 from Bucks County and canteen SIGNAL-22 re- JUMP TO FILE# sponded to the struc- 081916113 ture fire due to the extreme heat. The fire originated in the first-floor bathroom that was under renovation in a two-story, wood frame, multiple-dwelling structure, which was being converted into apartments for college students and currently unoccupied. Copper wire was improperly spliced directly into aluminum wire in a 120-volt circuit and attached to a rotted wood stud. This malfunction resulted in overheating, which ignited the wood stud. Fire then extended to the surrounding room, the second-floor and through the roof. The cause was listed as accidental, as a result of electrical work in violation of the code. The fire was investigated by Mercer County Fire Marshal James Greschak and West Trenton Fire Chief Ralf Brandmater was in Command. This was the first fire for West Trenton's new Tower Ladder-33. - BOB SHERMAN

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ON THE LITER SIDE

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North Bergen, NJ - Is North Hudson 2nd Battalion Chief Nick Sico (left), performing a Vulcan Mind Meld on Firefighter Steve Alvarez of Rescue Co. 1, or checking on a forehead bump at a North Bergen second-alarm in August?

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Riverdale, NJ - Oakland Firefighter Makenzie Vulgaris showed up at Riverdale's wetdown on August 27th with her horse, Prince Callahan.

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Vineland Blaze Rips Through Vacant Dwelling Vineland, NJ – On August 26th, while Station-6 was working on a serious MVC on the East-end of the city, the Cumberland County 9-1-1 Center began receiving calls for a dwelling fire, located in the 500 block of Plum St., at 9:20 P.M. Companies dispatched were Engines 11 and 31, Ladder-4 and Tower Ladder-6. Companies dispatched from the MVC scene were Engines 21 and 61, Rescue-1 and Vineland EMS. Captain Mark Cifaloglio (Acting Department Chief, Car-1), responded from the MVC and was advised by County that numerous calls were being received. AC Cifaloglio ordered the Working Fire Box struck and that brought

JUMP TO FILE #082716100 Ladder-2 and Rosenhayn's Engine-2901 to the scene. Engine-21 was the first-in engine and found a two-story, wood frame dwelling, which was immediately determined to be vacant, with heavy fire showing on the "A" side. Engine-21 laid-in with a five-inch supply line and went to work with a two-and-a-half inch line on the "A" side. Additional firefighters arrived and made entry with a one-andthree-quarter inch line. Conditions deteriorated rapidly and AC Cifaloglio ordered an evacuation

of the building and went to a defensive operation. At that point, a Blitz-fire, with a three-inch line was deployed. Ladder-4 eventually operated it's ladder pipe for a short duration. AC Cifaloglio placed the fire under control at 11:23 P.M. Crews remained on the scene doing extensive overhaul until 1:18 A.M. A total of 46 fire and five EMS personnel responded to the fire. No injuries were reported.The damage to the building was extensive. The fire was found to have originated on the first-floor's "A" side, and the cause is under investigation. - JOHN CARR

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IGNITE THE FIRE AND LET IT BURN! It’s tough to start something that is new to yourself, let alone continue to do it until you are unable to, like fitness for First Responders. Many don’t want to start, or add fitness into their lifestyle and use many excuses for their reasoning, such as time, lack of energy, lack of drive, lack of motivation or they simply just don't want to go to the gym. Unfortunately, there are only 24 hours in a day. Many first responders (volunteers), have jobs outside of their stations and also have families. Between working, volunteering and doing activities with their families, there doesn’t seem like much time to squeeze in some exercise time (in their minds). The truth is, we can easily sneak 30 minutes into each day for a quick workout. We can go for a walk, or even better, walk up and down some steps to not only make it more challenging, but to also help us move faster climbing up stairs at fire scenes. We can play sports with friends or family, or we can even perform some exercises with or without weights while watching television. There is always a way to get at least 30 minutes of exercise in each day. The challenge is to just figure out how to do it for yourself, as everyone has different lifestyles and schedules. Those who don’t exercise regularly may notice that they don’t have much energy. They spend money buying all kinds of energy drinks and coffee thinking they will help boost energy, but it only helps for short periods of time. Like with starting anything, we need to add exercise into our schedules slowly. For some, even 15 minutes per day is tough, especially after a long day of work. Setting a goal of adding five more minutes every two weeks to daily exercise will enable you to watch your own progress. Once the body gets used to exercising regularly, you will notice an increase in your energy level without needing the help of stimulant drinks and not only will that energy come in handy for exercising, but also with your job, firefighting and family. Many people don’t want to go to a gym, whether it be because of their financial situation, feeling uncomfortable with the idea of exercising around others, or maybe they just don’t want to make the drive, and that’s fine! We don’t have to belong to a gym to chase after our fitness goals. Heck, we don’t even need weights to reach certain goals. As mentioned earlier, there are many options for where we can work out, such as the park. Yes, the park! Parks are typically used for kids to play at, but they also offer many exercise options for adults. The monkey bars could be used for pull-ups, hanging leg raises and even flexed arm hangs for those interested in working their grip. There are benches where you can perform

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bench dips, mountain climbers and modified pushups. Most parks have fields where you can perform sprints, jumps, lunges, side lunges, pushups, abdominal exercises, bodyweight squats, etc. For those with families, the park is a great way to get your workout in while spending time with family. Belonging to a gym helps, yes, but is it necessary? The answer is no. Many others struggle with getting motivated enough to even start an exercise routine. There are so many articles written about how First Responders need to add an exercise routine in order to help with their health and performance, but many still don't. Think about all of the time and money we could potentially save by not having to buy medications, see doctors or have surgeries, all because we are exercising regularly. Think about your family and how you'd get to watch your children get married and meet your future grandchildren if you just put in the work to keep yourself healthy. Also, take into consideration how long you can be an interior firefighter and saving lives, as opposed to being an outof-shape firefighter, becoming a liability for your team in a burn building and risking your life, your team members lives and the individual/individuals who need to be rescued. Those are a lot of lives on the line. Typically, there are those who aren’t motivated to start at all, and then there are those who are motivated, but start only to quit after just a few weeks. Those who quit sometimes forget why they started in the first place and many tend to expect results faster, causing a loss in their drive to continue. Many beginners in fitness expect to see results fast, but it doesn’t quite work like that. Everyone is different and some will exercise for 30 minutes a day while some will do an hourand-a-half. Some might follow a diet plan while exercising while others don’t. Everyone has different body structures and genetics, both of which play major roles in how quickly results can be seen. Also keep in mind that even if

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you don't get the physical results you wanted to see in the mirror, or on the scale, you will still get other important, life changing results, such as increases in strength, energy and endurance. Results are more than just how you look in the mirror or what the scale says. For those starting out right away with weights who are also looking to drop bodyweight, it will likely not happen for the first month or two, as you will be adding muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat. The important this is, once you start, KEEP GOING! Results will come and when they do, you will be even more motivated to keep going and see what other results you can achieve. Fitness is a marathon, not a sprint. It is a complete lifestyle change that will help with your health, your everyday life and your First Responder performance. I was busy working many hours everyday at a few different jobs, while also being a volunteer firefighter and having a family of my own, including three little boys. I was able to make my transformation by not only working out at a gym, but also by doing many of the ideas (especially the park), that I mentioned. I also followed a healthier nutrition plan. After some time, I didn’t get out of breath from walking up a few steps anymore. I was able to ditch the energy drinks and play with my kids longer. My mobility was increased and I didn’t have back or knee pains anymore. I felt stronger and I was faster. My overall performance improved and as you can see by the before-andafter pictures, I now look much younger than I did. Most importantly, I felt better about myself and even after achieving my results, I still plan to keep going and be the best that I can be. I hope those who have read this are inspired to go and make important changes in order to become even better First Responders! - KYLE WODYNSKI CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE ON WWW.1RBN.COM

Edison, NJ - Members of the Edison Division of Fire stand by three 2016 Freightliner/Spartan ER pumpers. From L to R: FF's R. Shalonis, J. Kantra, R. Mason and K. Difrenza.

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Newark, NJ - Members of Newark Engine-10 take a breather after the heavy fire is knocked down at a second-alarm on August 10th.

Hamilton Township, NJ - Members of Hamilton Township's Hamilton Fire Company stand by Engine-14. From L to R: Captain Bob Adams and FF's Rich Cummings, Mike Peoples and Shane Mull.

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Newark, NJ - Members of Newark's Ladder-7 stand by their newly refurbished truck. From L to R: FF's Kyle Richardson, Danny Rivera, Hector Diaz and Captain Carlos Rivera.


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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

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Saddle River, NJ - Former Upper Saddle River's 1990 Sutphen 1500-gpm pumper now serves the Monell Engine Company of Washingtonville, N.Y. RON JEFFERS

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In Mercer County, Hamilton Township Squrt-15, a 1990 Seagrave JB model with 1500-gpm pump, 500-gallon water tank and 54-foot Squrt, is stationed at the DeCou Hose Fire Company. It formerly saw service with the Levittown, PA Fire Department.

East Orange, NJ - First arriving East Orange Company’s initial thought had to be “we are going to be here all night," as they pulled up to a block-long-row of attached one and two-story taxpayers, with heavy smoke showing, on August 29th. The alarm came in at about 11:30 P.M., for a fire at 601 Central Ave. On arrival, smoke was pushing from several stores in the middle of the block, with a report of

JUMP TO FILE #083016114 heavy fire in the rear. A secondalarm was transmitted as entry to the front of the stores was delayed due to the extreme security measures. Other companies went to the rear and also attempted entry. Additional units were called into staging. Once entry was made in the front, a two-and-a-half inch line

was advanced and the fire was able to be knocked down quickly. Trucks vented and the cockloft was opened up to check for any extension. The fire was able to be placed under control in less than one hour. Multiple stores suffered smoke damage, but the fire damage was held to mostly one occupancy. No serious injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation. - BILL TOMPKINS

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Malaga, NJ - Malaga once ran this 1990 HME/Grumman 1500/2500 Pumper Tanker. The unit is now in service at Frystown, PA.

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Bloomingdale, NJ - Bloomingdale O.E.M.-665's 1995 Ford SuperDuty/Stahl/Industrial Truck Body utility truck started life with the local Water Department. It now carries portable pumps for pumpouts, has a Stang gun and is also used by Fire-Police.

Atlantic Air One, Northern New Jersey's Medevac helicopter, at the recent West Milford Airshow. It launched in 2006 and this year marks its tenth year of service. Air One actually had to depart from this year's Airshow in order to respond to an incident and is shown here leaving the airport. It can always be spotted transporting patients from accident and other emergency scenes, as well as to-and-from Morristown Memorial, a Level-I Regional Trauma Center.


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Atlantic Highlands Lions Club Donates Zoll ResQCPR System to Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad Atlantic Highlands, NJ - The Atlantic Highlands Lions Club is giving back to the community in a crucial way by donating a Zoll ResQCPR System to the Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad. The donation of the life-saving device has immedi- JUMP TO FILE# ately made the 082916103 all-volunteer first aid squad better equipped to respond to cases of sudden cardiac arrest. “We’re volunteers, so there is satisfaction in being able to give back to our community,” said Atlantic Highlands Lions Club President Penny Hofman-Morris. “If we can help our own community everybody wins.” The concept of donating the device came after Lee Hofman, a long-time member of the Lions Club, read about use of the equipment by Monmouth Beach EMS to save a life. The agreement to make the donation came when members of the Lions Club and the AHFAS spoke while on duty at the Atlantic Highlands Fireman’s Fair earlier this Summer. “This was something we could do for our community and we said, ‘why not,’” recalled Hofman-Morris. “We voted on it over making funnel cakes.” “This is a great example of two local community organizations teaming up to help make the community stronger,” said AHFAS Chief Bill Mount. “Thanks to the Lions Club, our members have a device designed to improve their efforts in true life-or-death situations. We’re very grateful for this donation from our friends and neighbors at the Atlantic Highlands Lions Club.” The ResQCPR system from Zoll enhances the effectiveness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and is the only device with an FDA-approved indication to

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Members of the Atlantic Highlands Lions Club present a Zoll ResQCPR System to the Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad. (LR): Atlantic Highlands Lions Club Secretary Norris Horsman, Past President Lee Hofman, 1st Vice President Tim Paddack, President Penny Hofman-Morris and AHFAS Chief Bill Mount.

increase the likelihood of survival. While the Lions Club is wellknown for collecting and donating used eyeglasses, Hofman-Morris said the organization also does so much more, ranging from buying bulletproof vests for police officers, to acquiring equipment to assure school children in the community can see properly. “We do a number of other things in community service other than collect glasses,” said HofmanMorris. For information on the Atlantic Highlands Lions Club visit:  AHNJLIONS.ORG The Atlantic Highlands First

Aid & Safety Squad provides free EMS and rescue services to the borough of Atlantic Highlands, and occasionally the surrounding communities. The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization relies on donations from the borough and the community to provide those services. For information on the various ways to help the AHFAS, follow the Squad on Facebook and Twitter, visit the squad’s website at www.ahfirstaid.org, or call the non-emergency number (732) 291-8118. - RICHARD HUFF

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Vacant Nightclub in Newark Consumed by Flames Newark, NJ - Newark firefighters battled extremely high humidity and flames on the night of August 10th, as a nightclub was consumed by flames spreading from an adjoining structure. Newark Box- JUMP TO FILE# 1429 was transmit- 081216109 ted for fire at Central Ave. and S. 12th St. Heavy smoke was issuing from a two-story, vacant warehouse on S. 12th St. As lines were stretched into that structure, heavy fire was also found in the rear of the exposure building, located in a one-andtwo-story masonry, which was a vacant night club that faced Central Ave. All-hands were put to work as members advanced into both structures. A possible backdraft or smoke explosion from the night club pushed heavy black smoke across Central Avenue twice, forcing an order for all members to withdraw and also evacuate the roof. A second-alarm was sounded. Heavy smoke issued from the front as flames became visible from the rear and through the roof of the night club. Four elevated master streams were put into operation, as well as two deck guns and several hand-lines. The fire in the warehouse was knocked down quickly, but flames continued in the rear, twostory section of the warehouse for an extended time, however; firefighters were able to hold the flames from spreading forward. Companies remained at the scene well into the next morning, hitting hot spots. The high humidity took its toll on members. The Bell and Siren Canteen, along with numerous cases of water, were necessary for the fatigued and sweating firefighters. No serious injuries were reported. - BILL TOMPKINS

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WORKING FACES

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Belleville, NJ - Belleville acting Battalion Chief Captain Scott Wentworth (L), confers with the P.D. at a second-alarm fire on August 7th.

Rapid Response and Extinguishment for Belleville firefighters Belleville, NJ - Heavy black smoke was pushing from the second-floor of a large frame duplex with very close exposures in Belleville early on August 12th, but an aggressive attack had the flames knocked down JUMP TO FILE# quickly. 081216106 Shortly before dawn, the BFD was dispatched to 29 Dow Street for a report of a fire. A second-alarm was transmitted, as the potential for a very serious fire was evident. Lines were stretched into both sides of the large duplex. Firefighters were able to find the seat of the fire and put it out quickly. Essex County dispatched a “third-level response," bringing in a task force from Newark, as well as units from Nutley, Bloomfield, West Orange and North Arlington to the scene. Companies opened up to check for extension, but nothing was found and mutual aid began to be released within one hour. No serious injuries were reported. - BILL TOMPKINS

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Fire Kills Two and Deemed Worst House Fire in Little Ferry History Little Ferry, NJ - A five-yearold girl died just a few hours later after being rescued from a house fire on August 16th. A Police Lieutenant on patrol heard an explosion and saw the fire around 11:30 P.M., located at 109 Washington Ave. He arrived at the JUMP TO FILE# home to find people 081816107 trying to escape from the burning home, as heavy fire was lapping up the front of the building. The Police Lt. summoned help and then rushed into the building, with Officers Dominick Verdi and Angelo Ratto close behind. A neighbor who lives across the street also heard the explosion, ran to a nearby firehouse and activated the pull-box alarm. First-due fire companies encountered heavy fire in the front of the home upon arrival. A secondalarm was quickly struck, bringing mutual aid to the scene. With the large amount of fire engulfing the front of the home, Engine-306 used their deck gun to knock down the heavy fire so that firefighters could gain entry into the home. As interior firefighting commenced, the young girl was located and brought outside, where firefighters and EMT's started to perform CPR. The girl's Grandfather sustained severe back injuries when he either jumped or fell from a second-story window, after trying to lower one of his loved ones to the ground. The little girl's Grandmother, who was carried out by firefighters, was taken to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, with severe burns. She passed away later the next day, on August 17th. Three police officers were checked out at a local hospital and released, one with a twisted knee and the other two with smoke inhalation. Several firefighters were also checked out on the scene and then returned to duty. A total of 10 people were injured from this fire, deemed as one of the worst house fires in Little Ferry's history. The Bergen County Prosecutor's Arson Investigations Unit is investigating the fire. Mutual aid that worked on the scene, or covered Little Ferry firehouses came from Moonachie, Hasbrouck Heights, Wood-Ridge, South Hackensack, Ridgefield Park, Rutherford, Wallington, River Edge and Hackensack.

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Firefighters make entry into the burning home.

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APPARATUS IN ACTION

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East Rutherford, NJ - Carlstadt Engine-2, a 2014 Pierce Velocity 2000/500 in on mutual aid at a second-alarm in neighboring East Rutherford, on 8-29-16.

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Three-alarm blaze in North Arlington

Sayreville, NJ - Sayreville Truck-1 operating at a house fire on Jacobson St. in August.

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North Arlington, NJ - Three alarms were sounded in North Arlington as flames from an apartment fire threatened several buildings on August 8th. The known difficulties of fighting a fire in older, attachedgarden apartment buildings, prompted a transmission of a third-alarm shortly after arrival at 27D Garden Terrace. Heavy fire was venting out of several secondstory windows and threatening to extend into the cockloft of the 1950’s era, two-and-a-half story,

JUMP TO FILE #080916111 garden apartment building, which was attached to similar structures. Members made an aggressive attack on the fire apartment. Fearing the worst, Command ordered a line stretched to the ladder if needed. Companies were able to knock down the visible fire quickly and after opening up, found no extension to the cockloft and no extension to the exposure

building. The fire was able to be placed under control in less than one hour. Mutual aid companies from Bergen, Essex and Hudson Counties were released shortly thereafter. No serious injuries were reported. One apartment suffered serious damage, while the others in that building sustained only smoke and water damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation. - BILL TOMPKINS

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Linden, NJ - Linden Engine-4 operating at a house fire on Clinton St. in July. KEITH ADDIE - NJFIREGROUNDPHOTOS.COM

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Union City, NJ - The Gong Club canteen truck cuts through rush hour traffic on Kennedy Blvd. and 39th St. in Union City, special called to a second-alarm on 88th St. in North Bergen, on a humid August 25th.

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This 1969 Maxim Trailer once ran as Ladder-1 in Worcester, MA. In 1990, an E-One tractor was added and the Ladder was reduced from 100' to 75'. This unit is now owned by a New Jersey collector.


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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

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Bayonne Fire Canteen Unit-19, 2001 Ford E-350/Starcraft is a former invalid coach and later EMS field communications unit. It was donated to them by McCabe Ambulance.

This month we feature Unit-19 of the Bayonne Fire Canteen’s small fleet. It is a 2001 Ford E-350/Starcraft, which originally started out as an invalid coach with the McCabe Ambulance Service, which provides emergency medical services and coach transportation for Bayonne. When it was replaced by a newer vehicle, McCabe converted it to an EMS Field Communications Unit. When that resource was abandoned, the truck was donated to the Bayonne Fire Canteen. It is an added vehicle

rather than a replacement. The word “Rehab” is on the vehicle but the rehabbing is done outside, whereas many other rehab vehicles are ones to house firefighters. With the latter vehicles, there are no canteen provisions. Some of their inventory is identical to their older converted ambulance. It includes a generator, inverter, a cooler for drinking water, a Coleman cooler, coffee makers and air pots for coffee and tea, tables, chairs, blankets and four cases of water.

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Belleville Firefighters Battle House Fire on Valley St. South Orange, NJ - Belleville firefighters, with mutual aid from neighboring departments, quickly knocked down an outside fire that extended into a home on August 7th. At about 7:00 P.M., companies JUMP TO FILE# were dispatched to 080916110 a report of a fire in the driveway at 21 Valley Street. While still responding, smoke was visible in the area and a request was made for Nutley to the scene and Bloomfield to cover. A working fire was transmitted upon arrival for heavy fire in the rear of a oneand-a-half story frame dwelling. A search was quickly initiated after a report from police that the structure may still be occupied, however; no residents were found in the home. Lines were stretched into the home and down the driveway. The visible fire was knocked down, but smoke was still issuing from the attic area. After venting the roof, the smoke condition lessened. Additional mutual aid was requested to the scene from North Arlington and Bloomfield, providing additional manpower. The fire was able to be placed under control in about one hour. The cause appears to have been from a motorcycle in the driveway and against the house. No serious injuries were reported, but the occupants of the home were displaced. - BILL TOMPKINS

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On Call ON THE BOOK SHELF Jr

by John Malecky

On Call By Allen B. Locklier,

Available from: FSP Books & Videos 188 Central Street, #4 Hudson, MA 01749-1330 1-800522-8528 E-mail:support@firep o l i c e - e m s . c - o m www.fire-police-ems.com Price: $19.99 This is a soft cover book measuring six inches by nine inches and has 229 pages. It is a compilation of memoirs of a paramedic firefighter who served a career in the Clark County, Nevada Fire Department whose headquarters is in Las Vegas. During his ca-

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reer he served as a firefighter, paramedic and arson investigator, so the 57 chapters in the book reflect on memories of all three duties and as you can imagine the stories are short! Not all of the stories are “in the field� shall we say as some of them take place in the station and other places. I believe it is helpful to explain a little about Clark County and the fire department. The county itself is the largest in the state of Nevada and is the size of the state of New Jersey which is 7790 square miles. One of its jurisdiction is protection of the Las Vegas strip so alarms on that strip receive a dual response from the county and the city. They also cover the largest part of Las Vegas Valley which is 293 square miles and to three resort townships. They maintain 29 career and 13 volunteer stations the latter being in rural areas. In any event this book is a good read!

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In June, members from several Union County FD's attended Swift Water Rescue Operations-level training. The 16-hour program included classroom sessions, hands-on rescue techniques in a swimming pool and rescue equipment familiarization, all held in Rahway. The hands-on training in open/moving water was held in Ewing Township, in the Delaware River. Participating fire departments included Rahway, Cranford, Elizabeth, Union and Linden. For more information on Swift Water Rescue equipment and all levels of NFPA 1670 training, please contact Training@AllHandsFire.com


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New Rigs & Transition in Lambertvillle Recently, the Lambertville Fire Department has gone through a transition, which has resulted in some changes. These include going down to one main fire station, hiring some paid firefighters supported by volunteers, selling off some apparatus and replacing them with new vehicles. We will focus on the stations and apparatus. There is now one station which is on Route 29. All other stations have been closed. They have sold a mid mount 75 foot platform which did not have a pump and purchased a 100 foot Pierce platform quint allowing it to be their “first out” piece (because of the pump and water tank.) The compact Ford C/Rescue 1 air light truck (wheel base was 127 inches) was sold and replaced by a Ford F550/Pierce special service unit. The rest of the Lambertville fleet consists of a 2012 Pierce Arrow XT rescue pumper (classified as a heavy rescue by them) and a 1991 Pierce Lance 54 foot Squrt, which they are awaiting to purchase from the Prospect Heights Fire Company in Ewing Township when they place their new one in service. Add to that a hazmat trailer and that completes the LFD. Two of the Lambertville FD trucks are shown. Also shown are two new ambulances, a technical rescue truck at the Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad, and a medical support unit (one of two in Hunterdon County) stationed with them. The seventh photo is not part of this headline. It is from the Stonetown FC in Ringwood (Passaic County.) The Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance & Rescue Squad originally was the merging of the Lambertville Ambulance (organized in 1914) and the Lambertville Rescue Squad (organized in 1946.) They changed their name to the Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance & Rescue Squad in 1985 to reflect on service to both sides of the Delaware River since New Hope is in Pennsylvania. Today besides these two territories they cover Delaware and Solebury Townships, Stockton and West Amwell, all in New Jersey. They operate four ambulances, a crash rescue vehicle, a technical rescue truck, a service van, a water rescue truck, two standard boats, two inflatable water craft and an air boat rescue craft. In dealer news, Westwood in Bergen County has in service a new KME Predator Panther 1500/500 pumper ordered prior to First Priority Emergency Vehicles taking over the territory. First Priority’s apparatus division has delivered a KME Predator Panther pumper with tandem axle to the Mauricetown FC in Cumberland County. Specs include a 136.5 inch MFD cab with 10 inch raised roof, six seats, Cummins ISL 9, 450 hp diesel engine, Allison 3000 EVS transmission, Hale Qmax, 2000 gpm singlestage pump with top mount panel, LDH discharge, three-inch full flow discharge on driver side of pump panel with fiveinch adaptor, two 2 ½-inch rear discharges, one-inch booster reel on driver’s side over pump, two 1 ½-inch speedlays forward of the pump, TFT Monsoon RC electric monitor with 18 inch electric Extenda-Gun, 2500 gallon poly water tank, three 10 inch Newton dump valves (one manual at rear and two electric on sides with 18 inch chutes, four-inch Firemen’s Friend rear direct 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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Lambertville Tower-17, 2014 Pierce Velocity, 2000/300/20/100-foot, with 20-kw generator. It was sold by Fire & Safety Services.

Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance & Rescue Squad, R-17-5, 2015 Ford F-550 XL, SD/Rescue-1 Technical Rescue with 9,000-pound portable winch. It now has a roof mounted ground ladder. It was sold by New Jersey Emergency Vehicles. JOHN M. MALECKY

Lambertville SS-17, 2016 Ford F-550XL/Pierce Encore with 6.5-kw generator. It was sold by Fire & Safety Services. JOHN M. MALECKY

One-of-two Medical Support/Rehab Units for Hunterdon County is stationed at Lambertville. It is a 2012 Ford E-350 Super Duty with Supreme body.

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Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance & Rescue Squad, A-17-53, 2014 Ford F-450/Medix Series II, MSV-170.

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The Stonetown FC in Ringwood Township E-263, 2016 Spartan ER Gladiator Classic, 1500/2500 with 6-kw generator. It was sold by Campbell Supply Co., LLC. JOHN M. MALECKY

tank fill with five-inch adaptor, 213 inch long, 3/16 inch, aluminum tanker body, full length/splits depth compartments on driver’s side, low side compartments with a single high side compartment forward on officer’s side, Ziamatic ladder rack on officer’s side, two 15 foot light weight lengths of suction hose (one on driver’s side and one on ladder rack), hinged compartment doors, eight Whelen 12 volt scene lights on cab and body, FRC brow light, Onan six-kw hydraulic generator in pump panel walkway and Will Burt light tower in hose bed with four FRC light heads.

They have received an order from the Laurelton FC, Brick Township

(Ocean County) for a KME 102 foot rear mount quint. Specs include a Predator tandem axle chassis with 148.5 inch LFD cab with transverse compartment behind the rear cab doors, six seats and 10 inch raised roof, Cummins ISX 12, 500 hp diesel engine, Allison 4000 EVS transmission, Class 1 ES-KEY multiplexed electrical system, Waterous CSU, 2000 gpm single-stage pump with side mount panel, LDH discharge, two 1 ½ and one 2 ½-crosslays above pump-, and 2 ½-inch front bumper discharge. - CONTINUED ON PAGE 84

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Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance & Rescue Squad, A-17-54, 2015 Ford E-350/Osage Warrior.


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Neptune City, NJ - Neptune Firefighters attended Firefighter Survival Training at All Hands Fire Training Center on May 1st.

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Neptune, NJ - Members of the Neptune Township Special Operations Team conducted high angle rope rescue training on July 27th.

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Union County firefighters attended Swift Water Rescue Technician training in June, provided by All Hands Fire Equipment & Training.

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In June, members from several Union County FD's attended Swift Water Rescue Boat Operationslevel training. Participating FD's included Rahway, Cranford, Elizabeth, Union and Linden.

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Tabernacle, NJ - For their monthly Special Operations training in July, the Tabernacle Rescue Squad reviewed patient packaging for technical rescue, including how to tie specific knots needed for technical rescue. They also reviewed all of the rope rescue equipment carried on Rescues 4399 and 4398.


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Velocity 100’ PAL Township of Springfield

Enforcer Pumper Township of Pennsville

Arrow XT PUC Pumper Borough of Montvale

Impel PUC Pumper Borough of Riverdale

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Arrow XT Pumper Borough of Sayreville

Velocity HD Non-Walkin Rescue Montgomery Fire District #1

Velocity Pumper Little Egg Harbor Fire District #2

Ford F550 Rescue City of Lambertville

Velocity Pumper Freehold Township Fire District #1

Arrow XT 95’ Mid-Mount Aerial Platform City of Perth Amboy

Arrow XT Pumper Lower Township Fire District #3

Impel 75’ HAL Township of Pequannock

Quantum Tanker/Pumper Middle Township Fire District #2

Arrow XT Heavy Duty Non-Walkin Rescue East Brunswick Fire District #3

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Captain Vazquez with a few members of the Fairview Emergency Response Unit.

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National Night Out for Fairview Response Unit

Fairview, NJ - On August 2nd, the Fairview Response Unit was part of "National Night Out." The crew came to the event and provided services to the residents of Fairview by taking their blood pressure and giving out goody bags that included activity books for all the kids. It was a great night, full of music, great food and fun activities for all the kids!

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PET FRIENDS

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Hamilton Township, NJ - Members of Truck-13 (Rusling Hose) of the Hamilton Township Fire Department pose with their firehouse mascot, Otis, who is the 5th-generation of their mascots. The rest are buried in the lawn of the station, with a tombstone honoring them. From L to R: FF's Dennis Martin, Brandon Correia, Mike Sanna with Otis, and Lt. Tim Sharpley. JOHN M. MALECKY

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Newark, NJ - This is Clint of Ladder Co. 5 from the City of Newark FD, taking in a second-alarm on Central Ave. in August.


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Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ - In Little Egg Harbor, Denville, NJ - The Denville Fire Department has placed Perth Amboy, NJ - Perth Amboy Truck-2 has been asthe Mystic Island Fire Company received a 2016 Pierce this 2015 Dodge/Wheeled Coach ambulance into service. signed a 2016 Pierce Arrow XT model 95-foot mid-mount Velocity 2000-gpm/2860-gwt/20-A-gft pumper-tanker, platform, sold by Fire & Safety Services. sold by Fire & Safety Services. RON JEFFERS

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Piscataway Township, NJ - In Piscataway Twp., the Beach Haven, NJ - Beach Haven placed into service a Holmes Marshall Fire Company accepted delivery of a new Spartan-EV 2000-gpm/500-gwt pumper, sold by 2016 Pierce Saber 2000-gpm/750-gwt/30-gft pumper, Campbell Supply Co. sold by Fire & Safety Services.

Newark, NJ - Newark Engine Co. 14 will be assigned a 2016 E-One Typhoon model 2000-gpm/780-gwt/250-gft Class B, with two monitors and all discharge gates have foam capability. It was sold by Absolute Fire Protection Co.

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East Brunswick, NJ - In East Brunswick, the Brookview Greenwich Township, NJ - The Stewartsville Fire Com- Riverdale, NJ - Riverdale placed into service Squad-33 Fire Company placed into service a 2016 Pierce Arrow pany recently received a 2016 Ford F450/Knapheide util- with a 2016 Pierce Impel P.U.C. model 1500-gpm/750XT rescue with 35-kw generator, sold by Fire & Safety ity truck that was built by Dejana Truck. gwt/20-GFT rescue-pumper, sold by Fire & Safety ServServices. ices. RON JEFFERS

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Bridgewater Township, NJ - In Bridgewater Twp., the Surf City, NJ - Surf City placed into service a Spartan- Hoboken, NJ - Hoboken Ladder Co. 1 has been assigned Martinsville F.D. placed into service a 2016 Ford F550 EV 2000-gpm/500-gwt/35-gft/28-foot boom rescue-en- a 2016 E-One 110-foot rear mount aerial ladder, sold by 4WD/Pierce 1000-gpm/300-gwt initial attack pumper, gine, sold by Campbell Supply Co. Absolute Fire Protection Co. sold by Fire & Safety services. RON JEFFERS

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Big and Little Fire Truck Muster a Big Success Denville, NJ - Scale model fire trucks and the real ones converged on the Indian Road firehouse on August 27th, for the second annual muster of its kind, hosted by the Revolutionary Fraternal Order of Leather Heads of Northern New Jersey. Enthusiasts of firefighting apparatus participated in another successful event. Children, always impressed by the big red trucks, got a chance to examine real ones, models and also learn a little about fire safety. The big rigs were lined up in a field behind the firehouse for the muster, and there were rows of tables featuring model fire trucks inside, on the apparatus floor. Mother Nature provided another sunny day, with low humidity, making for a perfect muster atmosphere. Model builders and collectors assembled from places like Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Maryland to show off their creations of real apparatus and fantasy fire departments, in various color schemes. An abundance of talent and imagination filled the tables. Besides fire apparatus models from various eras, there were also EMS and police models on display. Again, muster organizer and Millburn Fire Captain Steve Jason, had several tables filled with his beautiful models. Vendors with fire service related items were present and there was also a refreshment stand. The Fire Safety House was on-hand from the St. Barnabas Burn Center to provide children with fire safety tips. Of course, the kids loved the models, the big rigs and a water display, furnished by Mt. Arlington's tanker and a classic Ahrens Fox piston pumper from Morristown. Richard Burns (President) and Helen Burns (Secretary) of the New Jersey Fire Museum were on-hand with a display. They promoted the museum and an open house gathering that will be on October 23rd, at

JUMP TO FILE #083016100 the office space and storage building provided by state and Monmouth County officials to assemble their collection of apparatus. The open house, located at 4 Polhemustown Road in Allentown, will be held between 10:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M., to display their rigs and other fire service related items. There will also be games, videos, food and the admission is free. The muster apparatus photo shoot started promptly at 9:00 A.M. as the rigs arrived to be lined up in the filed. A space at the end of the field was provided for the serious apparatus photographers to document the rigs that arrived before they were parked. The rigs came from local departments and privately owned units, of various vintages. An added treat occurred when the Denville Fire Department sent their fire apparatus and ambulances to be photographed. In all, 40 rigs participated in the photo shoot. Later, the Morristown 1947 Ahrens Fox drafted water out of a portable pool supplied by Mt. Arlington's 3000-gallon tanker. At the conclusion, trophies were awarded to participants. This included Hopatcong's 1942 Dodge brush unit, winning Best in Show. Once again, the muster committee that includes members of the Revolutionary Fraternal Order of Leather Heads of Northern New Jersey and the Denville Fire Department, deserve a lot of credit and congratulations for a job well done. In addition, a big thank you to firefighters and private apparatus owners who participated on a day to appreciate firefighters, fire apparatus, and those who fought those fires with these pieces of apparatus in the past. - RON JEFFERS

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Models of firefighting apparatus and other emergency units filled the tables at the Indian Road firehouse in Denville for many to enjoy, during the August 27th muster.

The judges awarded Hopatcong's 1942 Dodge brush unit the Best in Show award.

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Jamesburg, NJ - The Jamesburg Fire Department still Jackson Township, NJ - The Jackson Mills Fire Commaintains this 1956 Mack B model pumper as Engine- pany in Jackson Township maintains this beautiful 1955 J5. It has a 750-GPM pump and 500-gallon water tank. It Ford F800/Great Eastern 500-GPM Pumper. is used for parades, musters and funeral details.

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Boonton, NJ - The Boonton Fire Department maintains this 1972 Hahn 1000/500 pumper that formerly served the department as Engine-303. The apparatus was sold years ago to a collector and recently sold back to the fire department after the collector passed away.


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IN SERVICE

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PET FRIENDS

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Lopatcong, NJ - The Delaware Park Fire Company operates this 2012 Emergency One EMAX Rescue Pumper with 1500-GPM pump, 750-GWT and 30-gallon foam tank.

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Margate City, NJ - Margate City operates this Quint-24, 2015 HMEAhrens Fox 1000-400-78'.

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Riverdale, NJ - A Dalmatian walked across the lot at a recent Wetdown in Riverdale and reminded us of what a long history they've had in the fire service. They originally rode and ran next to the horse-drawn hose wagons, Hook & Ladders and steam powered engines as firefighters responded to the scene of a fire. When summoned on a call, the Dalmatians would run out of the firehouse, barking to let people know that they should be aware that the FD was responding and to clear out of the way. Once the apparatus was out on the street, the Dalmatians would run beside it. Their service continued at the fire ground, calming the horses, who were known to be afraid of fire. Today, many fire stations have varied "Mascots" living with the firemen, but the sight of a Dalmatian can always bring back those memories of the past and make us recall their brave and loyal service!


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FACES OF NEW JERSEY’S EMERGENCY SERVICES

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Fort Lee, NJ - Members of Fort Lee Co.1 proudly stand with their 1931 Ahrens Fox 1000-gpm pumper that was on display during "National Night Out" festivities, in August.

Linden, NJ - A Rahway firefighter heads over for rehabilitation after operating at a house fire in Linden on July 27th.

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Neptune City, NJ - In May, All Hands Fire Equipment & Training held a 20-hour Rapid Intervention Team (R.I.T.) training class at their indoor training center. Firefighters from Monmouth and Ocean counties attended the multiple day training class.

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Hamilton Township, NJ - Hamilton Township FD No. 3's career staff D-Platoon Captain, Steve Kraemer, with Firefighters Dennis Martin, Jason Brenner and Mike Sanna, pose with District-3's new 2016 Pierce Arrow, tractor drawn, 100-foot, heavy-duty aerial. BOB SHERMAN JR.

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Newark, NJ - With less than 25 tours left before retirement, Newark Firefighter Tommy Melillo of Rescue Squad-1 takes a break at a second-alarm on August 10th.


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ACTION SHOTS FROM AROUND THE STATE

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Jersey City, NJ - Jersey City acting Chief of Department John Alston provides a reporter with information at a Labor Day three-alarm fire involving a row of Yale Avenue dwellings.

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Linden, NJ - A Roselle firefighter vents a second-floor window at a house fire on Clinton St. on July 27th.

Saddle Brook, NJ - Saddle Brook Firefighters Tabitha Sutter and Damien Danis (who is also a long time 1st Responder News Correspondent), bring a cat that was rescued by Tabitha from a house fire in August back to its grateful owners. MIKE VILLANOVA

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Waretown, NJ - Junior firefighters get ready for a demo on August 24th during a Jr. Firefighter Program, hosted by Waretown Vol. Fire Co.

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Little Ferry, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights Assistant Chief Rob Knobloch directs his members at a mutual aid fire in Little Ferry on August 16th.


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STILL IN SERVICE

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Deepwater, NJ - Deepwater Fire Company still runs a 1982 Mack CF 75' Aerial Scope.

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Structure Fire in Piscataway

Piscataway, NJ - On the evening of June 10th, the New Market Fire Company of Piscataway was dispatched to a possible grill fire in the backyard of a Blackford Ave. home. Upon arrival of Unit-1 and Unit-2, the incident was retoned as a working structure fire with heavy fire in the rear of the home. New Market Engines one and two, as well as Truck-6 responded to the scene. A five-inch line was dropped for water supply while (two) one-and-three-quarter inch lines were stretched to the front and rear of the structure. Crews made entry and the fire was under control within one hour. Crews remained on-scene for a few additional hours due to the extensive overhaul needed.

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Phillipsburg, NJ - The Harmony Township FD, located in Warren County, still responds with this 1977 Mack CF 1000/1000 pumper.

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Sayreville, NJ - Morgan Truck-2 operating at a house fire on Jacobson St. in August.

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Barnegat, NJ - The Barnegat Township FD still responds with this 1980 Dodge Power Wagon/Pierce mini-pumper. It has a 300-GPM pump and 300-gallon water tank.


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FACES OF NEW JERSEY’S EMERGENCY SERVICES

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New Jersey artist Ed May gets depressed when a rig sporting his work is sold or disposed of. Rochelle Park firefighters cut off the front portion of the cab on their old tower, bearing May's art work, to preserve. The RPFD lets May borrow this for some of the firematic events that he attends during the year. RON JEFFERS

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Belleville, NJ - Belleville Probationary Firefighter Vincent Wolf takes a breather after battling his second multiple-alarm fire in two tours, the first two tours of his firefighting career!! Some are tagged as being either a “Black Cloud," or a “White Cloud," but the BFD may be tagging Firefighter Wolf as a “Red Cloud!!"

APRIL SUK

Roosevelt, NJ - Roosevelt's Fire Chief Chris Suk, being recognized for his outstanding commitment to the volunteer fire service by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) at the Fire Rescue International Expo, held in San Antonio, TX on August 19th.

KEVIN KARROS

Newark, NJ - Members of Newark Engine Co. 14 with their 2003 E-One Foam pumper. (L-R): Captain Manuel Jorge, and Firefighters Patsy Lardiere and Edic Irizarry.

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Circleville, NY - Retired Leonia Fire Marshal and ex-Deputy Chief Jack J.Murphy, Jr., was reunited with former Hoboken Engine Co. 3's 1934 Ahrens Fox hose wagon during the Fairchester Hose Haulers of the Hudson Valley open house, held at the Circleville, N.Y. apparatus museum in August. Murphy grew up across the street from the Jefferson Street firehouse, where his father, Jack J. Murphy, Sr., served as captain. Murphy senior was the first returning WW II veteran hired by the H.F.D. on December 1, 1945 and given badge #1. His brother, Cornelius, was also a city fireman. Their grandfather also served as a fireman from 1906-1931.


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COMMAND VEHICLES

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Members of the Boonton Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary, both active and former, were on-hand to be part of the 125th Anniversary Photo.

KEN SNYDER

Wallington, NJ - The Wallington Chief Car is a 2003 Chevy Tahoe 4x4.

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ADAM ALBERTI

The Boonton Fire Department is celebrating their 125th Anniversary this year. As part of the celebration, a commemorative photo was taken that mimics a photo taken almost 50-years-ago.

Lockport, NJ - The Lockport FD uses this Chevy Suburban as a command vehicle.

Boonton Fire Department Celebrating 125 Years of Service Boonton, NJ - The Boonton Fire Department is celebrating their 125th Anniversary this year! In July of 1891, the Boonton Fire Department was formed. Former Fire Chief Carl Wendt wanted to do something special for the 125th Anniversary, so he decided on a commemorative photo which would mimic one that currently hangs in the firehouse, taken al-

JUMP TO FILE #072913106 most 50-years-ago. The photo that Wendt had in mind would feature the department's current fleet, as well as the antique fire apparatus preserved by the department and longtime Boonton Firefighter Thomas

Corigliano. Another addition to the photo was having the members of the fire department and ladies auxiliary. All active members and many past members attended to be in the photo. Despite the extremely hot weather, the day was beautiful and the photo was a success. - ADAM ALBERTI

KEN SNYDER

Deptford Township, NJ - Deptford Twp. FD Battalion Chief-93 uses this Ford Explorer.

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Staying Safe from Electrical Hazards STAYING SAFE

Chief Henry Campbell

There are many hazards on the emergency scene, and one that can be found at almost all incidents, electricity, poses a continuous threat to all first responders. Caution is required at all times as the electrical hazards may remain hidden from initial size up, therefore, continual thought must be given to the potential for some form of electrical hazard suddenly appearing and compromising the safety of personnel. The best remedy to eliminate the threat is to have the power company turn the power off to the building or area if needed. The best remedy, but not always being accomplished in a timely manner. In almost all areas of the country 13,000 volt electric wires or higher traverse our streets and highways, providing the source of electric to maintain our present lifestyle and dependency on electricity. As the growing demands for electric continue, so does the need to carry increased voltage over the transmission wires. Over the years there has been the continued increase from 3,000, 5,000, and 8,000 volt wires to 13,000 volt feeder cables in all areas of the country, down your street and in your neighborhood. Caution in your response is required whenever you suspect electric wires or contact with electricity may be involved. Electricity, under control or out of control, poses a deadly threat to emergency response personnel and the public. Have you ever responded to a report of wires down and found a 13,000 volt cable burning up the roadway. Maybe you didn’t know the concrete or blacktop would burn? Just imagine what it can do to the human body. Give any electrical hazard, or potential hazard, a wide berth, the further away from the hazard the safer you are. We may think that an electric shock in excess of 500 volts may be more deadly than 100 volts, but either can kill, as it is not the voltage, but the current (amperes) that will make the difference. While any amount of current over 10 milliamps (0.01 amp) is capable of producing painful to severe shock, currents between 100 and 200 mA (0.1 to 0.2 amp) are lethal. Currents above 200 milliamps (0.2 amp), while producing severe burns and unconsciousness, may not cause death if the victim is given immediate attention. Resuscitation efforts, consisting of CPR, may revive the victim. When responding to any emergency your initial size up should include observation of any electrical hazards such as wires down, arcing, or burning, vehicles into electric poles or tangled in wires, and the location of overhead

wires and the danger they may present on ladder placement and hose stream operations. Are there additional potential conductors of electricity such as fences, wet roads, phone or cable television wires in the area, as they all can pose a threat to on scene personnel and operations as conductors of electricity. All departments seem to have those members who are so capable and quick to identify downed wires as telephone or cable TV wires, and, as well they may be. More importantly is to remember another name for wire, and that is conductor. A conductor is something that can conduct (carry) electricity even though it was not designed, or is being used to do so. Examples such as aluminum siding and aluminum ladders (all ladders when wet can conduct electric), and cable TV and telephone wires, pipe and

metal fences when in contact with electrical transmission sources will conduct electricity. The many hand tools used are also conductors of electricity, along with hose streams and wet ground. Therefore, just don’t assume that because it is a telephone wire lying in the street that it is not in contact with an electric source; secure the area, call for the utility companies and let them make the decision. Some may think this can’t happen with all the safety devices, fuses, circuit breakers, and ground faults built into the system. Think again! If everything went the way it was supposed to go you would never be out on a stormy night for wires down arcing or burning on a tree or pole. Things can and do go wrong, and when you respond, you must be prepared, cautious and alert. To be continued. Till next time, Stay Safe and God Bless!

WORKING FACES

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

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It also features a 300 gallon poly water tank, 3/16 inch aluminum body with 12 compartments, Amdor roll-up doors, 168 feet of ground ladders behind hinged doors at rear of body, six wheel well compartments for up to 20 spare SCBA cylinders, rear hose chute on right side of body, Onan 10 kw hydraulic generator, two electric rewind cord reels, four FRC fixed scene lights on each side of body, four Whelen LED scene lights (two each on cab and rear of body), three section platform, Akron electric monitor with 2 ½-inch discharges under it for off platform work, a 3 in 1 attachment (roof ladder parapet mount, Stokes mount and lifting capability) platform breathing air system with two 6,000 psi cylinders mounted on the boom as well as six FRC lights on the platform. Their ambulance division received an order from the Western Monmouth EMS (Englishtown-Manalapan FAS) for two Braun Liberty Type 1’s on Ford F450, 4 x 4 chassis. They have delivered a Renaissance Remount of a Chevrolet G3500 chassis under a Braun Raider to the Hatzolah EMS of Passaic and Clifton. The Sutphen factory has directly delivered an SPH 100 platform to Cheesequake in Old Bridge Township (Middlesex County.) First Choice Fire Apparatus has received an order from the Pomona FC in Galloway Township (Atlantic County) for an E-ONE Typhoon eMAX rescue pumper. Specs include a 1500 gpm pump, 750 gallon water tank, and 30 gallon foam cell, Cummins 450 hp diesel engine, a severe duty long (80 inch) cab with six seats, and transverse compartmentation at the rear, 16 inch vista raised roof, with interior compartmentation built on the inside of it, 24 inch front bumper extension with hydraulic (twin reels) under a full cover supported by an on board pto powered HRT system. On the cab’s forward roof will be a Will Burt light tower. There will be three speedlays (two 1 ¾ & one 2 ½-inch), extended body to provide full depth rescue compartmentation down both sides picking up an extra compartment on the right side due to the e-Max and 750 gallon tank configuration, four oversized coffin compartments over high side compartments, hose bed with diamond plate hard cover, ground ladders, pike poles and a collapsible ladder located in a full depth tunnel over the rear compartment, roll-up doors on all ground level compartments, a 15 kw Harrison hydraulic generator and preconnected deluge gun both on the top side of the dunnage area. Absolute Fire Protection has received two E-ONE orders. One is from Plainfield (Union County) for a Typhoon pumper with XLFD, 3/16 inch aluminum cab and body. Specs include a Cummins ISL 9. 450 hp diesel engine, Hale Qmax 1500 gpm pump, 530 gallon “L” shaped water tank, low hose bed and enclosed ladder storage. The other is an HP- 78 foot quint on a Typhoon chassis with an XLFD cab for Milltown (Middlesex County.) Specs include a Hale Qmax, 2000 gpm pump, 500 gallon water tank, side stacker hose bed, 750 pound tip load, 2 to 1 safety factor and an 8 kw Smart Power generator. They have

delivered a Metro 110 foot rear mount aerial to Hoboken (Hudson County.) Specs include a Cyclone II chassis, Cummins ISL 9, 450 hp diesel engine, and a 5 kw Honda portable generator. Fire & Safety Services reports the following Pierce orders: For Berkeley Heights (Union County) an Enforcer PUC pumper, for Lacey Township/Forked River FC(Ocean County) an Arrow XT pumper/tanker, for Carney’s Point (Salem County), an Enforcer pumper, for Burlington Township Fire District 1 (Independent) in Burlington County an Impel pumper, for Glassboro (Gloucester County) an Enforcer PUC pumper and for Franklin Fire District 3, East Franklin (Somerset County) an Enforcer 75 foot steel ladder. They delivered an Impel PUC pumper to Riverdale (Morris County) and are prepping several other units. FF1 Professional Safety Services re-

ports the following Ferrara apparatus on order: For Irvington (Essex County) a Cinder pumper with extruded aluminum body, Hale Qmax 2000 gpm pumper and 500 gallon water tank. For Goshen in Middle Township, a Cinder pumper with Hale Qmax 2000 gpm pumper and 1000 gallon water tank and for Wildwood Crest an HD-100 mid mount steel platform quint on an Inferno chassis with extruded aluminum body, Waterous 2000 gpm pump and 300 gallon water tank.(both Cape May County.) New Jersey Emergency Vehicles has delivered two P.L. Custom Medallion ambulances on Ford E-450 chassis. One went to the Wanamassa FAS in Ocean Township (Monmouth County) and the other to the Fair Lawn VAC in Bergen County. Campbell Supply Co., LLC, at the time of this writing was prepping a Spartan ER Star rescue pumper for the Adelphia FC in Howell Township (Monmouth County.) Specs include a Gladiator Classic ELFD cab with 20 inch raised roof, Advanced Protection System, severe duty bumper, heated glass, extreme duty interior, Cummins ISX 15, 550 jp diesel engine, Spartan WiFi Hotspot Mobile Gateway, Fire-

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BUDDY SHOT

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Lambertville, NJ - Career members of the Lambertville FD stand by their new Pierce quint, the first out truck. (L to R): FF/Supervisor Mike Barlow, FF Justin Ege and FF Greg Siwy.

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(L to R): Nick Lenczyk, 1st Assistant Chief Matt DePonti, 2010 Ex.Chief Jim Cerruti, 2nd Assistant Chief Christopher Schrank, Christopher Cerruti and Kevin Countryman in front of their 1981 Pierce Arrow Pumper.

Fair Haven, NJ - On July 27th, the Fair Haven Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 competed against 14 other fire companies at the Annual Monmouth County Fair Hose and Ladder Competition. The sixmember crew, comprised of current chiefs, firefighters and ex-chiefs, formed the 2016 Field Day team for the company, utilizing their 1981 Pierce Pumper as the competing apparatus for this year, taking over for their now retired 1975 Mack. The competition requires a crew of six members, which consists of a driver/opera-

tor, a ladder man, a man to disconnect at the pump and a backup ladder man, a break and hookup man to the panel, a nozzle man and his backup man, all aiming to put out a prop house fire in the fastest time. Also along with a fire truck, the Fair Haven Volunteer First Aid Corps. followed the FHFD with an ambulance and crew, just as this company does with all functions. Congratulations to the winning companies of the 2016 Monmouth County Fair Field Day Competition and see you all in 2017!


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Chaplain’s Corner Didymus McHugh

What does a trash bag mean to you?

Let's think about what happens when we get a call for a house or apartment. The alarm comes in and we board our bright shiny fire apparatus, we make it through the traffic to the location, we connect to the hydrant, do a search and then work on suppression, then overhaul. But something may be missing. Where is the client in this equation? Are they on the other side of the barrier tape? Are they dressed? Who is there for the unfortunate person? I know the answer is the Red Cross, but who is there for them until they show up? We know that when the call is over, if we have a bad call, we can get help through the crisis team. The client is standing there, watching their life go into ruins. Do you have someone to put a blanket around them? Who takes them to a safe place so their trauma is reduced? So many times we may not understand what our client is going through in the hour or so until the Red Cross shows up, if someone called for them. Fire is a thief, but worse than a thief. The thief comes into the house and steals the television, or computer or something that THEY think is valuable. Fire comes in a destroys everything, things that are worth money and things that are worth memories. Many of us have not experienced what a client really goes. Let's put on a new set of glasses. Your house is on fire. You may have been pulled out of the house or gotten out before it got too bad. You hear the crash of windows and see the roof cut open. You are standing watching things being destroyed by the fire. You may be in your pajamas, because during fire prevention you were told to get out fast. After the fire, you see that they are bringing out your sofa, television, computer, etc. You are given a trash bag, the same ones that are used in the fire station. You are told to gather all your possessions and put them in the bag and that you will only be able to go back into the house once, before it is razed or you are not allowed entry. You may or may not be able to use your car. Oh wait, your phone and all the phone numbers and insurance policies were burned in the fire, or stored on the computer, that is laying on the front lawn. Let us put ourselves in their place. How would we want to be treated or worked with during the fire? During our time of crisis? How many of your needs from Maslow's hierarchy of needs are being met? Maybe your department can teach your crews how to work with the clients. Maybe your department can do a drill with the Red Cross, where your people are put into a shelter, as a client. Go to another town during a big fire. Do not buff the job. Observe. Watch the people. Watch the emotions. Find out how you can truly help your neighbor, the client, the victim. Stay Safe Didymus McHugh

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Beachwood, N.J. Fire Department starts Pro-Police trend in support of Dallas Beachwood, NJ - The guys from Beachwood FD put a sign up at their station in support of police after the recent police shootings in Dallas, TX. Shortly after, many other fire departments and EMS squads across Ocean County in N.J. followed suit, posting their own supportive signs. The "I Got Your Back" slogan was started by Sugarland, Texas Firefighter Greg Hopper approxi-

JUMP TO FILE #071116104 mately one-year-ago. In October of 2015, Beachwood FD received a few stickers displaying the slogan from FF Hopper, which they proudly still have on their Chief car. - BEACHWOOD VOL FD

Beachwood, NJ - Beachwood FD put a sign up at their station in support of police after the recent shootings in Dallas and shortly after, many other fire departments and EMS squads across Ocean County, N.J. started doing the same.

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12-Year-Old Girl Saves Family from House Fire in Sayreville Sayreville, NJ –Thanks to the quick thinking of a 12-year-old girl, a family of five, including an infant, were able to escape on August 22nd from their home that was being ravaged by fire. The Sayreville Fire Department was dispatched at JUMP TO FILE# 1:52 P.M. to 11 Ja- 082416100 cobson St. for a reported house fire, with occupants trapped on the second-floor. After a 12-year-old girl jumped from a second-story window, she called 9-1-1 and ran for help. In the meantime, another child also jumped, but a police officer onscene was able to break her fall, while a third child was then dropped into the arms of another police officer. A fourth child, an infant in a car carrier seat, was dropped into the arms of an assistant chief. A ladder that was dragged over and raised to the window by neighbors was used to assist in getting the last remaining adult out to safety.

The smoke alarms alerted the family and the 12-year-old girl, who then went to investigate the alarms sounding and was met with heavy smoke and flames at the door, which was their only way out. She closed the door, gathered everyone into a bathroom and closed the door behind them to buy some time to escape. That is when she jumped from the window and ran for help, informing arriving police officers that her family was still inside. When firefighters arrived, the second-floor was well involved in flames near the exterior wooden egress stairs. The first hand-line was advanced up the exterior stairs to the interior, where heavy fire conditions were encountered. Conditions rapidly deteriorated, forcing the suppression team to back out and set up a defensive attack. Heavy flames quickly engulfed the attic area and broke through the roof, resulting in a gaping hole. Additional hand-lines were stretched, along with two elevated master streams to darken the fire that eventually consumed the entire roof. The bulk of the fire was

extinguished within one hour and declared under control shortly after. Firefighters were then able to enter the structure to conduct overhaul and extinguish all remaining hot spots. There were no firefighter injuries reported at the scene, but all five occupants were transported to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, located in New Brunswick, for evaluation. The first-floor residents were not home at the time of the fire, but two cats were rescued from their unit. The American Red Cross is assisting the residents with seeking temporary shelter and clothing. Sayreville Fire Department’s Melrose Hose Company, Engine Company, Morgan Hose Company and President Park Fire Company, along with South River Fire Department responded to the scene. The cause and origin of the fire is being investigated by the Sayreville Fire Prevention Bureau, but the fire appears to have started on the second-floor. - KEITH ADDIE

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Four-Alarm in Newark Displaces Over 50 Residents Newark, NJ - Units were dispatched to a four-alarm fire on the 800 block of Mt. Prospect Avenue in the early afternoon of September 5th. The fire started at approximately 12:30 P.M. When first-due companies JUMP TO FILE# arrived, two build- 090516104 ings were already involved. The fire started in a three-story duplex and quickly extended to the exposure-4 building, which was a three-story, mixed-use, commercial and residential building. At least 36 adults and 16 children were displaced after the blaze. The fire also damaged several other buildings. An investigation into the cause of the fire is being conducted. One firefighter suffered a knee injury. The blaze was under control by 1:45 P.M. - DAMIEN DANIS

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Firefighters Battle Vacant Building Fire in Orange Orange, NJ - Aggressive firefighting by Orange and mutual aid firefighters was able to hold flames to an unoccupied building in Orange on August 31st. Fire units were dispatched at about 2:00 A.M. to 472 Lakeside Ave. Upon arrival, heavy fire JUMP TO FILE# was venting from the 090216104 rear second-floor of a two-and-a-half story frame dwelling, and was extending to the attic. A second-alarm was transmitted, bringing mutual aid from Montclair, West Orange, Maplewood, East Orange and Irvington to the scene. An interior attack was attempted, but as flames took hold of the attic and a partial roof collapse occurred, members were withdrawn. One ladder pipe and multiple hand-lines were operated to knock down the fire and to keep the flames from spreading to an occupied frame dwelling on the “D” side, which was separated by about one-foot. After the heavy fire was knocked down, members re-entered the structure for final extinguishment. The fire was able to be placed under control in about one hour. - BILL TOMPKINS

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Fire Strikes Upper Montclair Building

Montclair, NJ - A two-alarm fire caused extensive damage to a building in the Upper Montclair section of Montclair on September 3rd . MFD units were dispatched shortly before dawn to 600 Valley Rd. for a fire alarm. Engine-2 and Truck-2 arrived quickly from their firehouse, located less than a block away, to a smoke condition in a large, brick, bank building. Additional units arrived and observed heavy smoke issuing from a twoand-a-half story brick building in the rear of the bank at 255 Bellevue Ave. A second-alarm was transmitted as both buildings were opened up. The bank was found to be clear of any active fire, but the structure on Bellevue Ave. had a working fire in the basement, with flames extending up.

Fire took possession of the first-floor, which housed “Power Stretch Studios." Members made a hit on the flames and soon had the main body knocked, but an area of the first-floor was burned through, making operations cautious. Fire traveled the walls and flames started to show at the roofline as members opened up. A tile roof also hindered getting to the fire. Eventually, firefighters got the upper hand and the fire was placed under control at about 7:30 A.M. The fire building received extensive interior damage. The bank suffered smoke damage and some destroyed entrance doors. No injuries were reported. Units from Clifton, Bloomfield, West Orange and East Orange operated at the scene.

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Vehicle News

Clinton Township, NJ - The Annadale Fire Company received a 2016 KME Predator Pather MFD rescue pumper. It has a 1500-GPM pump and 500-gallon water tank and was sold by 1st Priority Emergency Vehicles. ADAM ALBERTI

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Downe Twp., NJ - Downe Twp. Fire/Rescue and Dive Team just put a new John Deere 4x4 Gator in service. Gator-39 is a 2016 model 825i, with a 3500-lb winch. It holds two rescue personnel and one patient on a backboard or basket. The unit is on an open trailer.

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Firefighters, Police and Community Band Together to Help Louisiana Flood Victims Elizabeth, NJ – Between August 8th and August 14th of this year, nearly 6.9-trillion-gallons of rain fell on the state of Louisiana, with an unfathomable 31.39-inches within a single day. The storm system that hit the region resulted in $30-million in damages; 60,000 homes destroyed; 20,000 rescues and 13 dead. The Red Cross has called the flood the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Sandy. This is

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IN SERVICE

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Fatal Fire in Elmwood Park Claims One Life Elmwood Park, NJ - A fast moving fire claimed the life of one person as it engulfed the secondfloor of a house on late Tuesday evening, September 6th. Shortly before 11:30 P.M., Elmwood Park PD began receiving multiple JUMP TO FILE# calls for a house fire 090716101 in the area of Miller Ave. and Elm St. The EPFD Chief arrived and reported smoke in the area and transmitted a working fire. First arriving companies were met with heavy fire showing from the second-floor windows on the "bravo" and "delta" sides. An aggressive interior attack was attempted, but due to the fire load, firefighters were forced to evacuate the building and go to an exterior attack. Multiple hand-lines were used as fire vented though the roof in order to knock down the fire so that crews could make another interior attack. It took firefighters just under one hour to bring the fire under control. Once the fire was knocked down and searches were underway, one fatality was discovered and the Bergen County Sheriff was requested to the scene. No other injuries were reported and the fire still remains under investigation. Mutual Aid from Garfield and Saddle Brook assisted at the scene, while Fair Lawn and Clifton provided coverage to the city. - CHRIS TOMPKINS

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Two-Alarm Fire in Neptune Destroys House and Two Cars Neptune, NJ - A general alarm was transmitted for a reported house fire at 102 Allenhurst Avenue on September 3rd at approximately 11:23 P.M. Upon arrival, Chief Daniel Harker found a fully involved one-story house, with two vehicles also on fire. A second-alarm was transmitted. Neptune Fire Department responding companies included Hamilton, Shark River Hills, Unexcelled and Liberty. Upon arrival, the first and second due engines quickly deployed handlines and began suppressing the

fire. Searches were conducted but confirmed negative. The home sustained heavy damage throughout, in addition to the total loss of both cars. One firefighter was injured and transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. Also on-scene was Tinton Falls as the Rapid Intervention (R.I.T.) Team. The fire is under investigation by the Monmouth County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Neptune Fire Bureau. - DONALD COLARUSSO

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Accident Injures One in Paramus Paramus, NJ - At approximately 6:00 A.M. on September 7th, Paramus EMS was dispatched to Route-4 Westbound for a reported motor vehicle accident, JUMP TO FILE# with a patient com- 090716114 plaining of neck and back pain. Paramus EMS-1 was already on a call, so a BLS unit from Hackensack University Medical Center was assigned to the job, along with Paramus EMS Crew Chief Captain Maria O'Reilly. Upon arrival, Captain O'Reilly found one patient entrapped in a BMW. The driver side door was jammed during the impact and could not be opened, so she requested a rescue assignment to the scene. Rescue Chief John Pecoraro assumed Command upon arrival and Paramus Rescue-7, Rescue-9 and Engine-4 were assigned to the call. After stabilizing the vehicle and covering the patient with an aluminized blanket, rescue personnel popped the driver side door for access. The patient was removed from the vehicle and transported to Hackensack University Medical Center and all units cleared the scene. The roadway remained closed until removal of the cars was done by local tow agencies. - JOHN PECORARO

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Hoboken, NJ - Members of Hoboken Ladder-1 and Engine-5 pose with the new truck for the 14th Street firehouse, a 2016 E-One 110-foot rear mount model. RON JEFFERS

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Linden, NJ - A Rahway firefighter heads over for rehabilitation after operating at a house fire in Linden on July 27th.

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Lodi, NJ - Lodi ex-Chief Keith Bruining, left, has privately owned a 1965 Mack 85-foot aerial ladder for 10-years, proudly taking it to musters, parades and other events. The rig was lettered for his "fire department," named Murrayville, in honor of a friend-the late Peter Murray, Sr., an East Rutherford exchief. On September 4th, he, along with Lodi firefighters and friends, had a farewell party for the classic apparatus. Bruining turned the rig over to the Schuylkill Historical Fire Society's museum in Shenandoah, PA. The Mack saw original fire duty in Pennsylvania.

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Fairview, NJ - Captain Vazquez of the Fairview Response Unit assessing a fellow colleague’s blood pressure on August 2nd, during "National Night Out."


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For Sale - Uniondale Fire District will accept sealed bids until 5pm on August 16, 2016, for the sale of one 2007 Chevy Tahoe. At 6pm bids will be opened and publicly read aloud. Vehicle is to be sold in “as is condition.” The minimum accepted bid for the vehicle is $7,000. With Fire Dept. package (lights, radio) $10,000. Sealed bids may be delivered in person Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm at 501 Uniondale Ave. Uniondale, NY 11553. Sealed bids must be marked “Bid for 2007 Chevy Tahoe.” Sealed bids must have a check for 10% of the big price submitted or the bid will not be accepted. By order of the Board of Fire Commissioners, 7/20/16, Joyce L. Nolan, Fire District Secretary.

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