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In this issue... Two Alarm Fire in Paterson Collapsed roof and stairs make access difficult to finish off a fire. See pages 7

Church Burns in Millville A church built in 1877 succumbs to an electrical fire. See story on page 9

Burning Bus in Ramsey A dual-axle commuter bus goes up, but no passengers are injured. See story on page 13

Plane Crash on Bay Head Beach A cinderblock mucks up a successful emergency landing. See story on page 19

Upper Township Tackles 4-Car MVA Upper Twp. Rescue and Seaville FD handle an accident in which six are injured. See story on page 24

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From the Editor’s Desk Dennis Whittam, Editor

Don’t Let Your Guard Down Everyone was horrified when two firefighters were killed by a deranged killer who opened fire on responders as they arrived on scene to battle a fire in Webster, NY. Two other firefighters were wounded in this horrible incident. This incident should heighten your awareness that as first responders you are always at risk of attack. In the mid 1990s firefighter training required yearly HazMat and OSHA refresher courses. If you ever sat through these refresher courses, you might recall discussions risk and terrorism. I can remember sitting in a class and the having the instructor tell us of possible scenarios that could happen that would have tragic consequences. He cited examples of individuals renting a small plane, filling it with biological chemicals and flying it into a building. Do you see where I am going with this editorial? When the WTC Bombing Incident of 1993 and 2001 occurred, I thought of that refresher classes. Let's face it, as responders you are at risk of attack. Look back to the late 1960's when tillermen and firefighters riding the back step had to be covered by meta enclosures and wooded canopies so that they were not hit by rocks and bottles as they responded to calls in deprived areas of many cities. Not too long ago a fire truck was firebombed in NYC, while members were sitting inside the truck. The Molotov cocktail hit the heavily steel screened window and exploded, severely burning the firefighters that were sitting on the other side of the window. Every time you respond to the “routine” call, you are at risk. Do you remember ever seeing a video of a routine dumpster fire where firefighters starting to attack the fire and another dumpster close by exploded for an unknown reason? You should always expect the unexpected. As we remember firefighters Michael J. Chiapperini and Tomasz Marian of the West Webster Fire Department, let their deaths serve as a reminder that you are always at risk. Take your Haz-Mat and OSHA training seriously. Store what you have learned in your memory so that you can subconsciously be reminded that there is no “routine” call. Never let your guard down! - Dennis

VAN ORDEN NAMED TO SECOND YEAR AS PRESIDENT OF 200 CLUB OF MORRIS COUNTY The 200 Club of Morris County, an organization that supports the families of public safety workers, has selected Jack Van Orden as its president for the second year. Van Orden, owner of the Morristown Tire Co., has been a member of the 200 Club for more than 10 years. It will be his second year guiding the non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to the families of Morris County public safety personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty. He says he will continue his quest to grow the organization's membership. Before becoming president in 2012, he had served on several committees. He became senior vice president three years ago. Other officers who were elected to a second term included John Corigliano and Lou Nisivoccia, senior vice presidents; Betsy Fila and William Lockwood, vice presidents; Peter Kenny, treasurer; Bob Skeele, assistant treasurer; and Ronald Barnett, secretary. Trustees include Charlie McCoy, chairman, James Gannon, Joe Marts, Dennis Patrick, Michelle Patrick, Lori Patrick, Janet Rapisardi, James Rizzo, Joyce Stager, and Laverne Wolfanger. Since its inception in 1971, the 200 Club of Morris County has distributed more than $2.5 million to families who have lost a spouse who was a police officer or state trooper, a firefighter, or an emergency medical services provider in the line of duty. The organization also distributes thousands of dollars each year to worthy high school seniors who either serve in a branch of public safety or whose parent is actively serving in or retired from a public safety capacity in Morris County. Information about membership in the 200 Club and its various programs is available by calling (732) 279-4258 or by clicking on http://200clubofmorriscounty.com. Doug Fenichel

2012 LODD (PROVISIONAL) NUMBERS OUT The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) announced today a provisional total of 83 on-duty firefighter fatalities in the United States as a result of incidents that occurred in 2012, the same number of firefighter losses as in 2011. Go to apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/ for the complete report. The 83 fatalities were spread across 34 states. Pennsylvania and North Carolina experienced the highest number of fatalities with nine firefighter deaths each. New York had six firefighter deaths, including the most recent tragic shooting deaths of two firefighters in Webster. California, and Texas, each with five firefighter deaths, were the only other states with five or more firefighter fatalities in 2012. Heart attacks or stroke were responsible for the deaths of 41 firefighters (49 percent) in 2012. This single year total is a near average proportion of firefighter deaths from heart attack or stroke over recent years. This nature of fatal injury has remained relatively constant, while others, on average, have been reduced during the past decade. Eleven on-duty firefighters died in association with wildland fires, the same as 2011 and 2010. The single cause of injury seeing more than a four-fold increase in firefighter deaths during 2012 was vehicle collisions (including aircraft), with 18 deaths. These 2012 firefighter fatality statistics are provisional and will likely change somewhat as the USFA contacts state fire marshals to verify the names of firefighters reported to have died on duty during 2012. The final number of firefighter fatalities will be reported in USFA's annual firefighter fatality report, expected to be available by July.


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3-Alarm in Hasbrouck Heights

At 0253 on December 31, 2012, Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department received a call reporting a house fire on Harrison Avenue. A police unit was first on scene and notified of a working fire. The Woodridge Fire Department was immediately dispatched to the scene and a second alarm was transmitted bringing the Wallington Fire Department to the scene as the FAST unit. A third alarm was later transmitted. Firefighters made a aggressive attack then withdrew and went to a defensive attack to knock down the heavy fire load. Firefighters then re-entered the home and knocked down the remaining hotspots. Also responding or assisting were Wood-Ridge, Lodi, Little Ferry, Moonachie and Wallington. - Fire News photos by Tom Finnegan


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Tough Job in Paterson

At approximately 0500 on Thursday, December 20, 2012 the Paterson Fire Department responded to a Lafayette Street address on a reported fire. First arriving companies reported heavy fire showing from the second floor and attic of a 2-1/2 story frame structure, and exposure problems. A second alarm was called on arrival of the battalion chief as fire began damaging the Exposure-B dwelling. Crews quickly advanced line but were withdrawn so outside lines could darken the heavy volume of fire. Collapsed portions of the roof and burnt out stairs made access to hot spots difficult. - Fire News photos by Michael J. Coppola/PublicSafetyPicture.com


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Three County Response Stations 451, 452, 421 and 459 (Green Bank, Lower Bank, New Gretna and Green Bank EMS) were dispatched to Route 542 and Bulltown Road for a report of a structure fire. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire showing from a two-story, wood frame, single-family dwelling. A request for water tenders and manpower brought firefighters from three counties to the scene. Responding were: Green Bank Fire & EMS, Lower Bank, New Gretna, Nesco, Elwood, Sweetwater, Weekstown, Egg Harbor City (covered Lower Bank), Tuckerton , Laureldale, Mystic Islands, Port Republic, State Fire Coordinator Augustoni, NJ State Police. - Fire News photo by Dennis C. Sharpe

Jersey City 2-Alarm At approximately 0400 on January 1, 2013 Jersey City companies were dispatched to a dwelling fire at Washburn Street and Baldwin Avenue. The Third Battalion chief reported a working fire on the top floor of a three-story apartment building attached on the Delta side to a two-story dwelling. After a short time the deputy on scene requested a second alarm. The fire was brought under control within an hour. Car 26 Jersey City Canteen operated on scene for an hour. - Fire News photo by Giuseppe Tartaglia

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Church Burns in Millville

On December 22, 2012 at 1200 the Millville Fire Department was dispatched to Third and Broad Streets for reported commercial structure fire. Update from Cumberland County 911 reported electrical fire in a bell tower of a church originally built in 1877. Millville Engine 3001 arrived at 1203 under command of Acting Capt. Pat Wettstein to heavy smoke condition from a four-story bell

tower in a church. A/C Wettstein immediately ordered a second alarm, as 3001’s crew attempted to make an interior attack with a 2-inch handline. Chief Kurt Hess ordered an emergency evacuation, due to deteriorating conditions, and requested a third alarm. All operations went defensive with the bell tower collapsing a short time after evacuation. -Fire News photo by Ken Badger


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The Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company from the Egg Harbor Township Fire Department and the Cologne Volunteer Fire Company from the Hamilton Township Fire Department, both of Atlantic County were dispatched at 1600 on December 23, 2012, for a report of a forest fire in the vicinity of English Creek Avenue, north of the Atlantic City Expressway. A passing motorist spotted the fire and met Cardiff Assistant Chief Steven Sear and led him to the location, a remote area along the expressway. Cardiff Chief Rob Winkler arrived and requested a water tender from the Atlantic City Airport and the New Jersey Forest Fire Service. The fire involved several hundred acres of woodland and was brought under control by the NJFFS. Responding were: Cardiff, Cologne, NJ Air National Guard Fire Department, New Jersey Forest Fire Service, EHT Police, Hamilton Township Police. - Fire News photo by Dennis C. Sharpe

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Paterson Blaze Requires Mutual Aid

Shortly after 0415 on December 18, 2012, a fire was reported on Michigan Avenue in Paterson bringing mutual aid units to the scene, as Paterson units were still at the scene of a multiple alarm fire. Responding units found heavy fire from the attic of a 2-1/2 story home with fire exposure to another. A second alarm was transmitted within a short time and Paterson units responded as they became available. The fire was brought under control within a hour. - Fire News photos by Tom Finnegan


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Bus Burns in Ramsey

On November 30, 2012, Ramsey Police dispatched the fire department for a bus on fire on State Highway 17 near the Lake Street exit. First arriving officers confirmed a well-involved bus fire which had originated in the rear engine compartment, and had extended through the header and undercarriage of the short-line, dual-axle commuter bus. The first-due engine used tank water to knock down

the bulk of the fire, while second-due laid in from a nearby hydrant to assist with extinguishment and overhaul. Mutual aid was brought in from Upper Saddle River due to the border location while Ramsey EMS assisted on scene. All occupants of the bus were able to escape safely. - Fire News photos by Dane Policastro

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Hot Kitchen in Allendale

On December 3, 2012, the Allendale Fire Department was requested for a possible residential kitchen fire. Chief 940 arrived and confirmed a fire condition and requested a re-dispatch for a working fire and a second alarm assignment. First-due Engine 932 picked up a hydrant, forced entry, and stretched one line for the rear kitchen of the residence. The fire originated from the

dishwasher and extension was held to the kitchen area. Wyckoff Fire Department arrived within minutes as a truck company and checked for second floor extension above the fire room and found negative results. The homeowner was transported for minor smoke inhalation; no further injuries occurred. - Fire News photo by Dane Policastro


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Electricity Complicates Westwood Blaze On Tuesday, December 18, 2012, the Westwood Fire Department responded to a Woodland Avenue location for a roof fire. Arriving companies requested a second alarm as they were met with an active electrical condition and heavy smoke pushing from the roof. Mutual aid arrived as crews made access to the fire and began opening up areas of the roof to contain extension. With power secured, companies advanced interior lines as well as one to the roof to knock down and contain the fire. - Fire News photo by Michael J. Coppola/PublicSafetyPictures.com

Passerbys Rescue Man from House Fire The volunteer fire companies of South Egg Harbor and Germania responded to South Genoa Avenue on December 17, 2012, for a report of a structure fire. When firefighters arrived, a male occupant had been removed from the fire by another occupant and a passerby. He was treated by Galloway EMTs and Atlanticare Paramedics and then transported to the Atlanticare Trauma Center. The fire was located within the response area of the Pomona Volunteer Fire Company, which was dispatched to the scene. The incident was under the command of Galloway Twp. Chief Ronald Garbutt, and companies were on location for several hours. Also responding; Galloway Township Police, Galloway Township Fire Investigator, Atlantic City Electric Company. - Fire News photo by Carl Crossman

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Buena Apartment Blaze Knocked Down

At 2310 on December 30, 2012, the volunteer fire companies from the Borough of Buena in Atlantic County, Minotola and Landisville were dispatched to the Wheat Manor Apartments, for a dwelling fire. Chief Justin Lillia of the Minotola Fire Company arrived and assumed command, with Assistant Minotola Chief Brian Ewan assuming operations. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire showing and were advised by dispatch of a possible entrapment. Firefighters

searched the building and reported a negative on the entrapment. Numerous handlines were utilized to knock down the fire as well as working off of Minotola's Squirt and Landisville's ladder venting the roof. Responding were Minotola, Landisville, Forest Grove, Richland, Buena Borough EMS, Buena Borough Police, Atlantic City Electric, South Jersey Gas Company, American Red Cross, Atlantic County Road Department. - Fire News photo by Ken Badger


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On the afternoon of Sunday, December 23, 2012, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Point Pleasant Beach and Point Pleasant Boro Fire Departments were dispatched to Bay Head Beach between Johnson and Chadwick Avenues for a single airplane crash. Arriving units advised that the occupants self-extricated themselves and that no fluids were leaking. Mutual aid companies were soon released as Bay Head and Mantoloking crews stayed at the scene, while police officials were conducting their investigation. Assistant Chief Joe Todisco of the Bay Head Fire Department stated that, “The single engine airplane made an emergency landing on the beach due to engine problems. The pilot had successfully landed the airplane on the beach but while taxiing the aircraft to a safe location, the driver hit a cinderblock which caused the aircraft to flip over. The two occupants onboard self-extricated themselves and were checked out by the Point Pleasant Beach First Aid Squad.” A local contractor used a bobcat to remove the plane from the beach where the FAA could investigate. - Fire News photo by Mike Nowacki SENSIT® P400 features the Immediate Detection System (IDS); an early warning system to alert you as your environment changes. When combustible or toxic gas levels are on the rise, the P400 will automatically alert you when the environment in your workspace starts to change. At multiple stages, customized settings stand guard to warn you as conditionsworsen...before full alarm activation. In Hazmat response or confined space work knowledge is safety. Stay safe with IDS.

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Egg Harbor Twp. MVA

The volunteer fire companies of Scullville and Bargaintown from the Egg Harbor Township Fire Department in Atlantic County responded at approximately 1715 on December 17, 2012, to the intersection of English Creek and Zion Roads for a report of a motor vehicle crash with entrapment. Scullville Assistant Chief John Webb arrived and assumed command and was confronted with a two car MVC with one vehicle on its side with one person

entrapped, the driver. Scullville and Bargaintown firefighters utilized several hydraulic tools in removing the roof after the vehicle was stabilized with struts. Egg Harbor Township EMS stabilized the driver prior to removal. Once removed, the driver was taken by BLS to the nearby Medical Center. The cause of the crash is under investigation by EHT Police. - Fire News photo by Ken Badger


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Attic Fire in Gloucester City

On October 21, 2012 a dwelling fire was reported in Gloucester City on Brown Street. Battalion 504 arrived and reported a 2-½ story, single family, wood frame dwelling with heavy smoke showing from the attic. An all hands box was struck. Squad 5-1 arrived and secured their own water supply and placed a 1-ž inch handline in operation to find heavy fire conditions in the attic area. A back-up line was stretched as well. Searches were negative in the building and the fire was knocked down and placed under control. One firefighter was treated and transported with minor injuries. - Fire News photos by Ted Aurig


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Truck Overturn in Bay Head

On December 12, 2012, Bay Head, Point Pleasant Beach, and Point Pleasant Boro Fire Departments were dispatched into Bay Head for an over-turned dump truck with entrapment. The truck was lying on the passenger side and was located in the intersection of Bridge Avenue and Club Drive. While units were en route, they were advised that the driver had selfextricated and was reported uninjured. Fire crews remained on scene for an hour and half while a local towing company righted the truck with the assistance of a few front loaders. Crews assisted in cleaning the intersection and were soon cleared from the scene. - Fire News photos by Mike Nowacki


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Upper Township 4-Vehicle MVA On December 6, 2012. at 0849, the Upper Township Rescue Squad and Seaville Fire Department responded to a crash on Route 50 in the area of Tyler Road in the Greenfield section of the township. The crash involved four vehicles including a parked unoccupied school bus. The crash reduced traffic to one lane causing significant delays for more than an hour. EMTs evaluated six patients on scene and one was transported to an area trauma center for precautionary reasons by Upper Township Rescue and AtlantiCare paramedics. The remaining five patients refused further treatment. - Fire News photo by Joe Repici

Erma and Villas Respond to MVA/Entrapment Stations 60 and 62 were dispatched to the intersection of Breakwater and Seashore Roads in the Erma section of Lower Township for a two-car MVA with entrapment. The first arriving officer from Station 62 Erma called a report of heavy entrapment in a one vehicle with the other vehicle's occupants having already exited. Two medevacs were requested to the Cape May County Airport for the entrapped occupants. The passenger was removed by rescue squad personnel but freeing the driver required work with numerous hydraulic tools. The driver was transported to the awaiting medevac by Lower Township Rescue. - Fire News photo by Robert Newkirk


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New Chiefs in Mays Landing and Cologne Shawn Valore is the new chief of the Cologne Volunteer Fire Company, and John Sauerwald is the new chief of the Mays Landing Volunteer Fire Company, both from Hamilton Township in Atlantic County. - Fire News photo by Dennis C. Sharpe

Christmas in Seaside Heights Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Company, Ocean County Station 44 Ladies Auxiliary Vice President Flo Birban, Treasurer Diane Martinez, and firefighter Ann Phillips pose with presents that were donated for Christmas by a family from Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County. A Christmas tree lighting was held on December 19, 2012, and presents were distributed to children with immediate needs, along with juice and cookies served at the station. - Fire News photo by Ken Badger

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Hauss Sworn in By Mantua On December 6, 2012, Mantua Township Board of Fire Commissioners swore in Firefighter Dan Hauss as their new career firefighter/mechanic. Family, friends, and members were in attendance. - Fire News photo by Constantine D. Sypsomos

Fire Prevention Week in Hamilton The five volunteer fire companies from the Hamilton Township Fire Department in Atlantic County spent fire prevention week touring all the schools in the township and providing fire prevention demonstrations. Assisted by the New Jersey Forest Fire Service's K-9 Unit, the students were given demonstrations on how to Stop, Drop and Roll, make sure of escape routes, checking smoke detectors, and the K-9 unit gave demonstrations on tracking by scent. The students were given demonstration by firefighters dressed in full PPE to familiarize them with the appearance of fuly geared firefighters. After the demonstrations, the students were shown some of the firefighting equipment and trucks. - Fire News photo by Ken Badger

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Denville Swearing In CAMPBELL SUPPLY COMPANY, CAMPBELL FREIGHTLINER BREAKS GROUND FOR NJ DEALERSHIP

The Denville Volunteer Fire Department held a swearing-in ceremony on January 1, 2013, for new officers and the Board of Chiefs. Mayor Thomas Andes spoke about the upcoming events to celebrate the Centennial of Denville Township during 2013 and the dedication of the firefighters and EMS responders. In attendance were members of the Town Council, Township Clerk and Business Administrator. Left-to-right: Chief of Department Wesley Sharples, First Assistant Chief William Covert, Second Assistant Chief Richard Yobs and Third Assistant Chief Christopher Seugling. - Fire News photo by Joan Addison

On December 17, 2012 Campbell Supply Co, LLC, announced their ground breaking of their newest facility: Campbell Supply Freightliner at 1015 Cranbury River Rd Jamesburg, N.J. just north of exit 8A off the New Jersey Turnpike. Campbell Supply Co - Freightliner will employ approximately 125 people at the new facility and provide parts, service, new truck sales, used truck sales and first responder vehicle sales for customers domiciled in or traveling through the Northeast region. More than three years in the making, this brand new state-of-the-art facility encompasses more than 90,000 square feet of space. The facility will include customer amenities, service shops, parts warehouse and a 2,000 square foot parts retail area including a "Pro Shop" with the latest Freightliner, Detroit Diesel, Spartan ERV and Wheeled Coach apparel and accessories to serve the commercial truck and emergency services industry. Scott Campbell, president and CEO of the Campbell companies states "Our new facility will be the largest and most modern commercial truck and emergency vehicle specific facility on the Eastern Seaboard." The facility sits on over 16.2 acres of property and is equipped with 40 full-service bays, a plush television lounge with theater seating and HDTV, a large comfortable customer lounge with lockers, laundry and shower facilities, on-site trailer parking, free recreational vehicle electric hook-up, and a shaded pet park complete with kennels. Situated in the middle of New Jersey, Campbell's parts department with an on-hand parts inventory in excess of $2,000,000, a professionally staffed phone room and 12 Sprinter delivery vehicles will continue to offer free same day delivery to our customers throughout the region. For projected completion dates and additional project details please refer to our website www.campbellsupply.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CampbellSupply . The new Campbell Supply Co - Freightliner facility will be open for business 7 days a week, 359 days a year (closed for New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day). About Campbell Supply Co., LLC Campbell Supply Co. LLC a family owned second-generation company and the area leader in Fire Apparatus Sales and Service, for over 40 years They are located at 145 Talmadge Road, Suite 8. Edison, NJ 08817; Phone: 732-287-8884; Fax: 732-287-3005. Campbell Supply Co., LLC services all brands of fire apparatus from their South Plainfield, NJ; Edison, NJ; Newark, NJ; Monroe, N; and Newburg, NY service facilities. Campbell Supply Co. LLC currently represents Spartan ERV, Wheeled Coach ambulances and ASAP Emergency Vehicles.


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First Responders Appreciation Day

Guzzi Promoted to FA Director

On November 22, 2012, firefighters from Carlstadt, East Rutherford, Little Ferry, Moonachie and Silverton took part in the First Responders Appreciation event held at Met Life Stadium during the Jets-Patriots game. The event was organized to recognize a few local fire departments that were very active during posttropical storm Sandy. The towns of Moonachie and Little Ferry were hit very hard by the storm, with both of those towns fire departments suffering great losses. During the storm the neighboring towns of Carlstadt and East Rutherford were very active in supporting their brothers. During the event, the members in attendance ran out of the Jets locker room tunnel onto the field and took part in holding the American Flag presented during the National Anthem. - Fire News photo by Dan Eckert

Armand F. Guzzi, Jr. was promoted in November 2012 to be the new Fire Academy Director for Monmouth County. He has been a member of the fire service since 1987, taught as a fire service instructor for 23 years, and retired as a Fire Department Lieutenant from the City of Long Branch in 2012. He has a Master's Degree in Management and multiple undergraduate degrees and has been published dozens of times, in a variety fire service publications. - Henry A. Stryker III


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Collingswood, Westmont FFs Donate Christmas Trees

A Special Delivery by Bayview The Bayview Volunteer Fire Deparment delivered a star to the live nativity scene put on by school students at Assumption Chiurch in Galloway ‌ a real special delivery! - Fire News photo by Alan M. Dumoff

Santa Visits Laureldale

Members of the Laureldale Volunteer Fire Company in Atlantic County stop by and give Santa their wish list for 2013. Amongst the requests for new gear and such was a request for a speedy recovery for all of their brother and sister firefighters affected by post-tropical storm Sandy. - Fire News photo by Dennis C. Sharpe

Collingswood and Westmont firefighters provided three needy families with fully decorated Christmas trees to brighten up their Christmas. - Fire News photo by Ted Aurig


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Santa in Carlstadt

September 11th 10 Year Commemorative

Coin On Saturday December 8, 2012, Santa Claus took time out of his very busy schedule to visit the Carlstadt Fire Department. During the day the borough's children had the opportunity to take a photo with Santa and let the big man know their wishes. During the evening the fire department held a party for the department children where Santa delivered a gift to each. Special appearances this year were made by Santa's Elves, Winnie the Pooh, and Sully from Monsters, Inc. - Fire News photos by Dan Eckert

All proceeds from the sale of this coin will go to support a September 11th memorial fund in Orange County NY as well as the FDNY VFW post and the New Yoek Firefighters Burn Center Foundation. The September 11 Anniversary Fund is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan and all donations are tax dedutable.

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Handy Drill in Egg Harbor The five volunteer fire companies of the Egg Harbor Township Fire Department in Atlantic County held a drill at the Sea Village Marina and Live Aboard Community on October 24, 2012. The site is located along Margate Boulevard adjacent to the City of Northfield border. The community is in a marshy section of the township and consists of liveaboard houseboats, some the size of two-story homes. The site was and has been a target area for the township fire departments to develop SOPs for preparedness in the event of a large-scale incident. This preparedness came in handy one week later when Hurricane Sandy swept through the area. This is why we train! - Fire News photos by Ken Badger


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