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In this issue... Lawnside Fire Extends Eight area fire companies stop a house fire that extends into the attic. See story on page 10

Flanders Fight Goes Exterior Firefighters resort to an exterior fight when they find a floor giving way. See story on page 14

Evesham Brush Fire NJ State Forestry units along with Evesham firefighters and air drops fight a fire on an island in a lake. See story on page 20

Fairview 2-Alarmer Stopped Fireifghters successfully hold a fire to a commercial structure. See story on page 24

Fatality at Mt. Olive Blaze A person is rescued from a second floor fire, but succumbs at the hospital. See story on page 28

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From the Editor’s Desk Dennis Whittam, Editor

Are You Learning from Your Peers? When I joined the fire service, I was aware of some of the traditions that all fire departments seem to embrace. No, I most definitely am not speaking of hazing. Hazing is a ritual that involves risk, pain or harm as part of an initiation into a group. In the most organizations, hazing is frowned upon and has serious consequences. One of the first traditions I learned at a very young age, was to knock with your elbows! If you visit any firehouse, bring a cake. It was a family ritual that every other Friday of the month I ventured with my dad to his firehouse in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Before we left our house, mom had a freshly baked cake ready to go with us. That cake meant a lot to the guys who were sitting at the kitchen table drinking their coffee and involved in conversation. Yes, the firehouse kitchen seemed like a special place where the family of firefighters were always welcomed and could also share their thoughts and ask questions. The kitchen table was also a special place. Firefighters could share their personal experiences with one another. And whether they

wanted it or not, a solution to any problem was offered. Believe it or not, most firefighters were versed in many different aspects of life. Quite a few years back, I visited a neighboring firehouse and noticed a sign above a picnic table. The sign read, “Table of Knowledge.” Having a few years in the fire service, I simply read the sign and didn’t ask questions. A few years later, my breakfast table became known as the roundtable. I have coffee every day at the roundtable and yes, I usually wind up in a discussion that turns into several cups of coffee. The fire service is full of “unwritten rules.” You usually don’t learn about these sacred rules unless you share some time at the roundtable, the table of knowledge, the TV room, or any other place that you can engage in constructive conversation at the firehouse. How many times have you heard, “The new kids just don't get it?” The special places where we can engage in constructive conversation is a place to eliminate future problems by clarifying the social norms and expected conduct that’s not covered by poli-

cy both in the station and on incidents. I am always happy to see members working together as they help each other practice for future practical exams. With the advent of portable training props, I often see small groups of members working to force a door or spring a lock so that they are ready for that early morning automatic alarm. In the fire service, there is no excuse not to know something. Spending a little time sitting with the members of your company will prove to be a wealth of knowledge. Sit down together and discuss recent calls or events that you were at but weren’t sure why things were done in a certain manor. Make sense of the organized chaos by talking with the people who make a difference. Dennis


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Multiple Trailers on Fire in Winslow

On April 25, 2021, Chief Marc Rigberg of the Winslow Township Fire Department reported five transport trailers on a farm being used as storage for produce packing supplies well off. Due to a lack of hydrants in the area, a tanker strike team was dispatched. Companies operated on scene for several hours for overhaul. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire was under investigation. - Fire News photos by Dave Hernandez


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All-Hands Blaze with a VES Rescue On May 24, 2021, at 0226, the Medford Township Department of Fire and EMS responded to Hickory Lane, a group home, for an activated fire alarm. Shortly after the initial dispatch, the assignment was upgraded to a structure fire, with a report of occupants trapped. First-responding units arrived to find fire from the rear of the structure extending to the attic. Medford Fire crews conducted vent-enter-search (VES) operations and successfully located a bedridden victim in a bedroom near the front of the home. The victim was removed from the structure and treated by Evesham Fire Rescue and Virtua Paramedics. The other occupants of the structure were able to evacuate with the assistance of a group home staff member and Medford Police. They were treated on scene and transported by Medford EMS, Evesham Fire Rescue, and Mt. Laurel EMS to Virtua Marlton for treatment. Assistance came from Medford Lakes Fire Department and Mt. Laurel. The Medford Township Fire Marshal's Office was investigating the cause of the fire. - Fire News photos by Dave Hernandez


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USAR Drill at Burlington Mall

The Burlington County Technical Rescue Task Force held a drill in USAR drill. The task force held a morning and an afternoon session the maintenance building of the old Burlington Mall on April 27, with fresh crews to take full advantage of the building. 2021. With the mall being demolished, the task force took advan- Fire News photos by Dave Hernandez tage of the concrete structure in the front lot of the complex for a


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Lawnside Fire Extends

A late-night fire heavily damaged a 2-1/2 story occupied dwelling on the 200 block of Ashland Avenue in Lawnside on April 12, 2021. The blaze was suspected of starting on the exterior of the house and burned upward, extending into the attic. The fire was fought by

eight area fire companies before being brought under control within a half hour. The cause of the fire was under investigation and there were no injuries reported. - Fire News photo by John Axford

Maple Shade Mulch Fire

Taskforce 10 was alerted for a reported house fire with victims trapped on April 28, 2021. Burlington County Central Communications reported a mulch fire with extension to the dwelling and a report of occupants inside, with a conflicting report that the residents were on vacation. Chief 3130 arrived to find a small mulch fire in the area of the porch. The extension was limited to the side of the porch. No injuries were reported. - Fire News photos by Dave Hernandez


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Looking Back Atlantic City

The original Atlantic City Fire Department Station 1 on Pennsylvania Avenue. - Fire News photo courtesy the Dennis C. Sharpe Collection

An Engine and Ladder leaving Station 1 in Atlantic City circa 1940s. - Fire News photo courtesy the Dennis C. Sharpe Collection

Smithville The Smithville Fire Company who once responded with this 1970s Ford/Welch. - Fire News photo from the Dennis C. Sharpe collection


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EHT Overturn MVA The Egg Harbor Township Fire Department responded to Ocean Heights Avenue on May 3, 2021, at 0805, after a vehicle left the Garden State Parkway and overturned. The EHT FD Technical Rescue Team responded and the extrication involved some degree of difficulty due to the location of the entrapped patient. After the victim was extricated he was medevac’d from the scene and was expected to make a complete recovery. Assisting were Somers Point, EHT EMS, EHT Police, the New Jersey State Police, Bargaintown and Scullville Ladies Auxiliaries and the EHT Fire Police. Mays Landing and Linwood covered. - Fire News photo by Tyrrell Edwards

4 BLS and Medevac at 2-Car MVA The Egg Harbor Township EMS, police, and the Farmington Volunteer Fire Company from Atlantic County responded to Washington Avenue at Fire Road for a two-car MVA with multiple injuries which required the response of four BLS units. Farmington firefighters set up an LZ for the Jeff STAT medevac which flew an eight-year-old to the hospital. EHT Police were investigating. - Fire News photo by Dennis C Sharpe


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Flanders Fight Goes Exterior

Firefighters were called to Route 206 and Flanders-Netcong Road in the Flanders section of Mount Olive for a smoke condition. Flanders Fire and Budd Lake Fire responded. Arriving chiefs called for a second alarm for fire showing from the first floor. Flanders Engine 95 stretched a 2-1/2 inch line to the side door but the floor was giving way and the call was made to go defensive. Budd Lakes Engine 59 and Ladder 58 arrived. Flanders Tower Ladder 96 worked the back side and roof. Mutual aid started arriving and assisting with several handlines, and a tender task force was called to assist with a water supply. There was one firefighter injury. The fire was under investigation by the Mount Olive Police, Fire Marshal’s Office and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. Chester, Netcong, Roxbury, Schooleys Mountain, Allamuchy and Randolph assisted. - Fire News photos by Kevin J. Maloney, Budd Lake AC


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FF 2 Training

Firefighter 2 training was held May 8, 2021, at the Canale Training Center in Egg Harbor Township. Students were taught basic door removal, roof removal and dash rolls. - Fire News photos by Dennis C. Sharpe

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Haddonfield House Fire A 190-year-old Haddonfield house was heavily damaged in a two-alarm fire on February 12, 2021. Incoming companies found a small fire at the rear of the house in the 500 block of Coles Mill Road and quickly knocked it down, but found the fire had extended into the walls and up into the second floor and attic. The first alarm had several neighboring companies respond, and second alarm was transmitted due to the amount of searching for fire and overhaul required. Below freezing temperature didn’t help. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians. - Fire News photo by Curt Hudson

Camden 2-Alarmer As high winds blew thru the area on March 14, 2021, a fire broke out in a 2-1/2 story, stand-alone house on North 25th Street in the Cramer Hill section of East Camden. Companies could see the fire from their station as they were dispatched. The vacant house was heavily involved as first-due companies arrived, and brought down wires at the height of the blaze. It took over and hour to bring the fire under control, with high winds adding to the difficulty of fighting the blaze. - Fire News photo by John Axford

1 Burned at Bergenfield Fire The Bergenfield Fire Department responded to a fire on West Church Street in a take-out-only restaurant with a reported burn victim. EMS responded and transported the burn victim. The fire was quickly extinguished but additional resources from surrounding communities were brought in to overhaul and cover. - Fire News photo by Chris ‘Doc’ Denton


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Fire Museum Flea Market a Success On May 8, 2021, the New Jersey Fire Museum held their first annual Firematic flea market with a great turnout. Nearly 30 vendors and three food trucks were on site at the Museum in Allentown with a large number of buyers. The event was an overall success and will be returning again next year. - Fire News photos by Mark Rosetti

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Evesham Brush Fire On April 23, 2021, Chief Bittenbender reported a 100- x 100-foot island in a lake on fire. New Jersey State Forestry units from the B Division operated with assistance from Evesham Fire Rescue. The cause of the fire was under investigation. - Fire News photos by Dave Hernandez

2021 New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference Full Capacity! We have just received great news, the 2021 Conference scheduled for September 18 through 22, 2021, at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center will be able to take place at full capacity! What this means for our attendees is that we will be able to add several training classes and breakouts. If you have already registered, you may go in and modify your registration to take advantage of the additional offerings and if you haven’t registered yet you may do so and sign up for a wide array of classes and breakouts. You must be preregistered to attend the training classes, but you may attend breakouts on a first come first served basis.


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All Hands in Delran

On April 27, 2021, firefighters responded to a fire in single-story, single-family dwelling with fire showing from the alpha side. The fire was brought under control quickly with three lines stretched. There was a minor firefighter injury and a dog died. Units from Moorestown, Beverly, Mount Laurel, Willingboro, Delanco and Burlington responded. - Fire News photos by Dave Hernandez


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Training on the Iron Man

From May 10 through the 13, 2021, multiple North Jersey fire agencies took part in a “show and tell” type training for the UASI Neptune System in Carstadt. A few of the many components were brought to River Barge Park to be set up to flow water via the Iron

Man Nozzle trailer into the Hackensack River. Members were able to get hands-on in setting up the pump and flowing water at different gpms, thanks to the various tips used by the Iron Man Nozzle. - Fire News photos by Mark Rosetti


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At just before 1900 on April 28, 2021, the Fairview Fire Department, along with automatic mutual aid from Cliffside Park, responded to Broad Avenue for a building fire. On arrival, companies were faced with heavy smoke and fire showing from a single-story, ordinary, commercial building approximately 60- x 150feet in size. A second alarm was quickly requested, bringing additional mutual aid to the scene. Several handlines were stretched into the building as trucks worked on ventilation and opened the roof. An additional engine and an additional ladder, along with the Hackensack mask service unit, were special called above the second alarm. Units were successful in keeping the fire from spreading throughout the building and keeping the majority of the fire to the area of origin. No injuries were reported and the fire was brought under control in approximately 90 minutes. - Fire News photos by Peter Danzo


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Camden Roof Fire Stopped

The Camden County Alarm Room alerted units in Camden for a reported roof on fire on Princess Avenue on May 14, 2021. Battalion 1 arrived to nothing showing. Upon further investigation, workers had been working at the home and a small fire was found on the porch roof with minor extension down the wall inside the porch. Companies made quick work of the fire with no injuries reported. - Fire News photos by Dave Hernandez


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Getting Way Busy in Clifton

Urban Interface Firefighting

On April 7, 2021, as Clifton companies operated at a second alarm fire, mutual aid companies from Elmwood Park, Bloomfield, Nutley and Passaic responded across town to Van Orden Place for a house fire. The acting tour commander was first to arrive to a 1-1/2 story wood frame with an exterior fire that was knocked down with a garden hose prior to arrival. While these mutual aid units were tied up, an additional cover assignment from Passaic and Bergen counties was called into Clifton as there were two simultaneous house fires. - Fire News photo by Mark Rosetti

On March 15, 2021, the Egg Harbor Township Fire Departments were dispatched to a structure fire on Fire Road that resulted in fire extending into the urban interface behind the fire building resulting in a request for the New Jersey Forest Fire Service to respond. After this brush fire was extinguished, fire command requested they respond to another nearby brush fire where they found mulch beds on fire as a result of embers from the building fire drifting over Fire Road and the Black Horse Pike. The fires were extinguished without any damage to structures. Responding were C-7, C-37, C-27, Car 44. - Fire News photo by Ken Badger

A Bergenfield 2-Alarmer On the afternoon of April 11, 2021, the Bergenfield Fire Department responded to a second-alarm house fire on Coyne Court. The fire was contained to the D and C sides of the structure on the second floor. Mutual aid companies which worked or covered came from Teaneck, Dumont, Tenafly, New Milford and Englewood. Bergen County Mutual Aid Coordinator Car 3 and Car 12 were also on scene. This fire took place the day after Bergenfield battled a fourth alarm commercial structure fire that affected businesses on Washington Avenue. - Fire News photo by Chris ‘Doc’ Denton

Injured Hiker at Hacklebarney SP On March 30, 2021, the Long Valley First Aid Squad was alerted for BLS and rescue services to Hacklebarney State Park for an injured hiker. Responding units, with assistance from Washington Township Police Department, were quickly able to locate the injured party on the Orange Trail approximately 1/2 mile into the park on rocky terrain. Also assisting at the scene were Fairmount Fire Company and the New Jersey State Park Police. - Fire News photo by Michael Cuccaro


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Long Branch, Elberon Train On April 7, 2021, members of the Long Branch Fire Department and Elberon First Aid Squad participated in live fire smokehouse training at the Monmouth County Fire Academy. During this training, various evolutions were conducted encompassing coordinated hoseline stretches and searches, streamline placement, victim rescues, thermal balance refreshers, apparatus pumping, operation of the cascade system, radio/communications procedures, and resuscitation of downed firefighters. - Fire News photos by Chris ‘Doc’ Denton

EHT, Hamilton Dive Teams Joint Drill

The Egg Harbor Township Fire Department’s Dive Team and the Hamilton Township Dive Team held a joint drill at Lake Lenape in Hamilton Township on April 25, 2021. The objective of the drill was for each team to familiarize each other with equipment to be able to work hand-in-hand. The water borne drill was to practice deploying and retrieving divers. - Fire News photos by Dennis C. Sharpe


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Fatality at Mount Olive Fire

Recently, firefighters were called to Netcong Road in the Budd Lake section of Mount Olive for a report of smoke coming from the second floor of a home. Car 51 arrived and reported smoke from the second floor with a report of someone trapped. Car 52 arrived and, using SCBA, searched the second floor, removed a victim, and called for EMS who transported the person to an area hospital where the person later perished. Engine 53 stretched a line to the

second floor and extinguished the fire as mutual aid started arriving. The fire was placed under control within a half hour but units remained on scene for two hours. The fire was under investigation by the Mount Olive Police, Fire Marshal’s Office and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. - Fire News photos by Kevin J. Maloney, AC, Budd Lake


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All-Hands Fire in Medford Lakes

On April 14, 2021, Taskforce 37 was alerted for a house fire. The caller reported seeing smoke coming from a residence and heard an alarm. Chief Farnsworth arrived to find a single-story single-family dwelling with smoke showing from the attic area. Medford Lakes Police successfully rescued a dog from a bedroom window. Medford

Quint 2514 arrived and stretched on the dwelling, making a quick knockdown of a kitchen fire. No injuries to humans were reported. One cat perished, and one was missing. The Burlington County Fire Marshal’s Office was investigating. - Fire News photos by Dave Hernandez


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NYSAFC RETURNS TO SYRACUSE FOR THE 115TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE & FIRE 2021 EXPO The New York State Association of Fire Chiefs 115th Annual Conference & FIRE 2021 Expo will be held from July 14-17, 2021, at The Oncenter in Syracuse, NY. A full slate of programs and activities are scheduled for fire and EMS personnel. The exhibit area at The Oncenter has been expanded to include the War Memorial Arena, in addition to the Conference Center next door and an outdoor display area. Hundreds of vendors will be participating. Free One Day Tickets for entry to the expo (Thursday - Saturday) are available from exhibitors. NYSAFC’s Hands-On Training program, led by some of the nation's most respected instructors, has been expanded to allow more students to participate. Training will be held from Thursday - Saturday at the Syracuse Fire Department Training Center. Eight diverse courses, most including live fire evolutions, will be delivered. More than 40 classroom-based programs, including eight EMS CEU sessions, will be open to Conference Full Term Registrants from Wednesday - Saturday at The Oncenter in the Ballroom area (lower level). Seating will be limited due to COVID-19 safety guidelines and will be available on a first come, first served basis. This year’s lineup of lecturers includes Mike Gagliano, Tim Klett, John Norman, Thomas Richardson, Dennis Rubin, John Salka, and

many more! Dr. David Griffin of the Charleston (SC) Fire Department will deliver the keynote address “In Honor of the Charleston 9: A Study of Change Following Tragedy” on Thursday at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Special courses include NYSAFC Codes Training, where students can earn in-service codes hours, and a free Fire Investigation Training delivered in partnership with OFPC, where participants can earn course credits. Special pre-registration is required for both programs. Other activities include the FIRE 2021 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Friday at a new venue - the Carrier Dome on the campus of Syracuse University. All proceeds will benefit the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Special registration is required. Network with conference attendees from across the country at the FIRE 2021 Block Party, held after show hours on Friday. South Warren Street will be closed in the area of the Marriott Syracuse Downtown for the celebration, featuring live music, food, and beverages. The Annual Conference & FIRE Expo helps support the not-forprofit NYSAFC in its mission to serve fire and EMS personnel across New York state year-round. The most up-to-date information on FIRE 2021 is available at www.nysfirechiefs.com.

CHANGE OF DATE: FDIC INTERNATIONAL RE-SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 2 TO 7, 2021 The upcoming FDIC International, scheduled to take place on August 19-24, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium will now take place August 2-7, 2021. Recently the Indiana Convention Center presented us with the opportunity to move FDIC International two weeks earlier. After speaking to many of our community members and partners over the past few days, we agreed the move is appropriate. Moving FDIC International to August 2-7, 2021, means: • More hotels will be available (no other events will be in town at the same time), as opposed to limited hotels available during the previous dates. We are working to open our hotel blocks as quickly as possible and will notify you with more details ASAP. • All of FDIC’s conference and keynotes will take place in their historical locations. Moving allowed us access to our full space at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium. The previous dates would have forced us to use neighboring hotels for our program. • FDIC International will be back to our traditional day pattern/schedule: • Hands-on Training (H.O.T.) Evolutions & Pre-Conference Workshops: Monday, August 2 - Tuesday, August 3, 2021 • Conference Classroom Sessions: Wednesday, August 4 - Friday, August 6, 2021 • Exhibition Halls and Outdoor Demonstration Areas: Thursday,

August 5 - Saturday, August 7, 2021 • This move gives us greater flexibility and less time pressure for Move In/Move Out saving exhibitors overtime labor costs. Move in schedules will become available April 12. This decision, like the others we’ve made in the past year, was not an easy one. We continue to prioritize your experience, and that includes the health and safety of each person joining us at the event. We will continue to monitor and comply with state and local health department COVID-19 guidelines. This situation will remain fluid and more information and updates can always be found on our website. With respect to our obligations to each other under the contract for the Event (the “Contract”), kindly note the following: • The change of date is made pursuant to clause 26 (Cancellation or Changes to Event) to re-schedule the dates of the Event, as referenced above; and • By way of reassurance, pursuant to clause 27 (Consequences of Variation) your booking for the Event under the Contract remains unaffected and continues to apply to the new dates of the Event. Should you have any queries about the re-scheduled dates, please contact your account manager for more information. Thank you again for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at FDIC@clarionevents.com.


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Somerdale All Hands Blaze

On April 20, 2021, Taskforce 65 units were alerted for a deck on fire with extension into the dwelling. Chief 6501A arrived to smoke showing from the Charlie side of the dwelling. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the fire was in the basement and extended up the Charlie-side wall. Crews from Somerdale, Magnolia, Stratford and Voorhees made quick work of the fire. No injuries were reported. - Fire News photos by Dave Hernandez


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Up Close & Personal

Tenafly New Jersey Fire Chief 510 Philpott taking a much-needed break along with other firefighters who battled a four-alarm fire in Bergenfield on April 10, 2021. - Fire News photo by Chris ‘Doc’ Denton

Hmmm… I wonder if I have enough money to call my mother and tell her I’m going to be late for dinner. - Fire News photo by Ken Badger

Probationary Newark Firefighter Alaina Alfano at an Irvington two-alarmer on May 10, 2021. - Fire News photo by Mark Rosetti

Town of Hammonton Fire Department’s Captain Anthony ‘A.J.’ Berenato at the multi-alarm fire on South Egg Harbor Road April 24, 2021. - Fire News photo by Dennis C. Sharpe

A Tabernacle Fire Department lieutenant at an all-hands fire in Tabernacle Township on May 23, 2021. - Fire News photo by Dave Hernandez


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Tabernacle Township All-Hands

On May 23, 2021, Taskforce 43 units were alerted to a reported structure fire. The caller originally reported the fire to be a possible forest fire, but quickly saw the it was a home on fire. Chief Mitchell arrived to a two-story, single-family house with fire through the

roof. Quint 4314 stretched a line and next two apparatus in set up for water shuttle operations due to a lack of hydrants in the area. The fire was brought under control with no injuries. Eight cats were rescued by fire personnel. - Fire News photos by Dave Hernandez


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Nice Stop in Long Branch

Exposure Problem in South Egg Harbor

On Easter Sunday evening the fire crews responded to a porch fire at the building adjacent to the First Reformed Church on Broadway. Chief Guarda arrived and took command at the incident initially until Chief DeLisa arrived. Eventually the incident escalated to a second alarm. The fire traveled an outside wall, up two floors into the attic. Crews from Long Branch, Sea Bright, Deal, Asbury Park and RIT from Neptune operated and did a great job preventing the spread of the fire. - Fire News photo by Chris ‘Doc’ Denton

On March 23, 2021, South Egg Harbor and Egg Harbor City Fire Departments were called for a structure fire. On arrival, command confirmed that fire was showing from two structures. Crews went to work quickly and a primary water supply was established. Due to manpower being stretched thin, command requested Laureldale, Pomona and Germania to assist at the scene. The fire was contained to the initial structure with some extension to the exposure, and was under investigation. - Fire News photo by Eric ‘Doc’ Moran

Newark House Fire Extends On March 22, 2021, the Newark Fire Department responded to North 5th Street for a house fire. Crews arrived to a heavy fire condition in the rear of the home, rapidly spreading to the Delta exposure, which had residents inside. Lines were quickly stretched to the rear and EMS was requested for multiple victims with smoke inhalation. A second alarm was struck. The heavy fire conditions soon spread to both the Delta and Delta 1 exposures and fire began to self-vent from the roof. Multiple exterior handlines as well as a deck gun from Engine 15 were placed in service in combination with interior lines. The fire was placed under control an hour after arrival but crews remained on scene throughout the afternoon conducting overhaul. - Fire News photo by Mark Rosetti


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